Tag: children

Festival of the Nativity

Enjoy music, lights, artwork and over 900 nativity displays from around the world at the 10th annual Festival of the Nativity.  A wonderful way to begin the holiday season, this festival is captivating for the entire family.  You will be able to celebrate the life of Christ through art and music for this three day event.  The festival features live music by local musicians each evening, as well as children’s activities and a dress up Nativity photo booth.  A highlight is the live Nativity, created with families in costumes of the time.  The public is welcome to this free event!  Visit the website for more information at: www.tacomanativity.org.  The Festival of the Nativity has become a holiday tradition for the Pierce County community – please join us in celebrating the reason for the season!

(Please note:  Non-perishable food donations for Emergency Food Network are being collected at the event.)

Literacy on the Hilltop

Learn more about family literacy resources, opportunities for after school learning, free library programs and resources, and news from the Hilltop Library Planning Committee at this free community fair. Additionally, there will be face-painting, crafts activities, snacks, a young poetry workshop, storytelling and animation / digital design demonstrations.

Keynote speaker for the free event is Dr. Gloria Burgess who explores the rich, beautiful heritage of spirituals and poetry from the African-American tradition in I’ll Fly Away: A Sojourn through Poetry and Spirituals. Her program is presented by Tacoma Public Library in partnership withHumanities Washington Speakers Bureau.

Literacy on the Hilltop is sponsored by the Hilltop Library Planning Committee, Communities in Schools, Child Care Resources, Tacoma Public Schools and Tacoma Public Library.