Talk, share and participate in free events during Pierce County READS. Pierce County Library System, The News Tribune and several community partners are offering these events for you to further engage in this community-wide event.
All of the events focus on themes from the selected Pierce County READS 2012 best-selling book, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by award-winning author Jamie Ford.
Friends of the Libraries and Pierce County Library Foundation sponsor many of these free events.
See the event listing below, or download the event schedule.
To view events by date, see the calendar.
Please bring a nonperishable food donation to events. Help a Pierce County READS community partner, Emergency Food Network, provide a reliable food supply so that no one in Pierce County goes hungry. Thank you!
Meet author Jamie Ford, who will speak and sign books at these free events.
Arts and Allied Health Building
Sharon McGavick Conference Center
Lorraine K. Bannai, Professor of Legal Skills and Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University School of Law, will discuss the legal issues involved with the Japanese American internment. Bannai served on the legal team in the U.S. Supreme Court that, in 1983, successfully reopened the case of Fred Korematsu, who, during WWII, was convicted of violating orders removing Japanese Americans from the West Coast.
Lakewood Library, Monday, March 5, 7 p.m.
Kristina McMorris, award-winning author, will speak and sign her book about internment in a war relocation camp, “Bridge of Scarlet Leaves.”
University of Puget Sound, Collins Memorial Library, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 7-8:30 p.m.
Larry Matsuda, a Former Seattle University Visiting Professor, will share his story about being born in and living in the internment camp at Minidoka, Idaho.
University Place Library, Saturday, March 10, 2:30 p.m.
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience representatives share true life internment stories of the Japanese American incarceration experience.
Puyallup Public Library, Wednesday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Michael Sullivan, local historian, and other experts relate the fascinating stories of Japanese Americans’ contributions to our region.
King’s Books, Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m.
People have been sharing their true life accounts of the Japanese American internment. Please share your story at a private videotaping at the following dates and times.
Thank you for sharing your story!
The Art of Meditation
Learn about meditation with Kelsang Tsoglam, resident teacher for Olympia Mahayana Buddhist Center.
Bring your ideas, questions and insight about “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.” Library staff will lead a lively discussion.
Explore the ancient art of brush painting with Evergreen Chinese Academy.
Experience a performance by the staff and students from Evergreen Chinese Academy.
Japanese Dance and Music
Participate in a cultural exchange with Mary Ohno and the Kabuki Academy.
Japanese Tea Sampling and Art Activities
Sample a selection of Japanese teas, and create journals and bookmarks.
Create traditional Japanese folded paper art with artist Annaliese Richmond.
Photography and Personal Histories
Pick up ideas and techniques with photographer Greg Farley.
Practice the ancient art of ink painting with Puget Sound Sumi Artists.
Feel the beat of this important part of Japanese culture with One World Taiko Drummers.
Learn Chinese or Japanese tea history with the Asia Pacific Cultural Center.
Sip and sample various types with Green Spot Tea House and Art Gallery.
Treasure Box Craft
Fold and decorate paper to make an elegant lidded box for your secret treasures with artist Heather Lee.
Discover history and cultural significance of Chinese or Japanese relics with the Asia Pacific Cultural Center.
University of Puget Sound, Collins Memorial Library
Tel: 253-548-3300 Fax: 253-537-4600 Washington Relay TTY: 711
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