Boys in BoatOnce again, Sumner is participating in Pierce County Reads, a program that actually grew out of the Sumner Arts Commission’s own Sumner Reads.

This time, we’re reading The Boys in the Boat with the rest of the county!  Events in Sumner and across the County further help you explore the issues and ideas around the book, the local heroes of the book, crew, and the Great Depression.

Sumner Library Events include:

March 19 – Rag Rugs, 6:30 pm

March 21 – Dragon Boats, 12-2 pm

March 29 – Finding Your Roots, 2 pm

April 9 – Book Discussion-UW Crew Member, 7 pm

April 11 – Sauerkraut: Grow & Can It, 11 am



Signature County Events include:

BITB Foss Waterway Seaport Night

Books & Boats | Foss Waterway Seaport

Sunday, April 12, 12-4 p.m.
Family activities including rowing demonstrations, stories and more. At 1 p.m. Pierce County Library Executive Director Georgia Lomax interviews Judy Willman, daughter of UW crew member Joe Rantz.

BITB UW Olympic Crew

Puyallup’s Boy in the Boat | Puyallup Public Library

Saturday, April 18, 10:30 a.m.
The Puyallup Historical Society presents a history of local boy and UW crew member George “Shorty” Hunt, Jr., including race memorabilia, photographs and film clips of the 1936 Olympic boat race. Cameo appearance by Hunt’s daughter, Kristin Cheney.

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Meet Author Daniel James Brown | McGavick Conference Center

Friday, April 24, 7 p.m.

Daniel James Brown, author of “The Boys in the Boat,” will speak and sign books at this free event. Books will be available for purchase. No tickets required.  McGavick Conference Center @ Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood

More information at Pierce County Library

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