CoderDojo: Fall Coding Camps at Pierce County Library

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CoderDojo: Fall Coding Camps

Ages 8 – 18

Parents and families welcome

CoderDojo is a global movement to provide free coding education to young people!

Tinker, play, and work with mentors to learn how to code, show off your programming skills, and develop your own websites, apps, and games.

Bring a laptop if you have access to one. The library will provide a limited number of laptops for program use. [Read more...]

Library board convenes special session on Aug. 22

The Pierce County Library System Board of Trustees will convene a special session then recess to executive session to evaluate the qualifications of final applicants for the position of executive director at 1:45 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the library’s Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th St. E., in Tacoma. After discussion, trustees will reconvene the special session and could possibly extend an offer for the position. The special session, other than the executive session, is open to the public. Download the agenda.

Xfinity Store in Tacoma moving Aug. 25


Comcast will be opening a new XFINITY™ Store at 5935 6th Avenue in Tacoma on Monday, Aug. 25. The 4,600-square-foot center provides Comcast customers with an opportunity to explore, learn about and interact directly with the latest XFINITY products and smarthome services. It becomes the seventh XFINITY Store of its kind with the new design in Washington after stores in Federal Way, Factoria, Puyallup, Auburn, Redmond and Spokane.

The new location is only a few blocks from the current location at 5401 6th Avenue S. The new store is near the L.A. Fitness and in the same complex as Safeway. [Read more...]

Pierce County Library System closed Labor Day, Sept. 1

Pierce County Library System will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, to observe Labor Day.

While the Library is closed, people may continue to access free services from the online library which offers downloadable e-books, audiobooks, songs, movies and magazines and e-sources with subscription magazines such as Consumer Reports, Morningstar Investment Research Center, car repair manuals and more.

New golf course subject of Lakewood United meeting, Aug. 21

The topic at Lakewood United on Thursday, August 21 will be “Update on the NEW Golf Course at American Lake VA Hospital” – Major General Edward Trobaugh (US Army-Retired), Director, American Lake Veterans Golf Course (Gil – MC)

The Lakewood United group meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at Burs Restaurant, which is located at 6151 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood. The next two programs after this week are as follows: [Read more...]

Harned Center Dedication set for Sept. 4


You are invited to a public ribbon cutting and dedication for Tacoma Community College’s H.C. Joe Harned Center for Health Careers Sept. 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. The event includes a short ceremony followed by guided tours.

The new 69,700 sq. ft. building opens for classes this fall. Outfitted with program-specific classrooms and labs, it provides state-of-the-art equipment and educational space for TCC’s Health Careers programs: [Read more...]

Meet finalists for library director position Aug. 21

Meet the finalists for the Pierce County Library System executive director position this Thursday, Aug. 21. The candidates—Nate Hill (deputy director, Chattanooga Public Library), Georgia Lomax (deputy director, Pierce County Library) and Jeff Scott (county librarian, Tulare County)—will give presentations at the public forum to be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the first-floor meeting rooms at the library’s Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th St. E., Tacoma. A short reception follows the presentations. The event is free and open to the public. [Read more...]