Learning to adult at your local library | Pierce County Library System

In these four-part workshops for 16-24 year olds, you can learn how to prepare yourself for life as an adult.

  • Friday, January 11, 2019 12:00pm
  • Life

Adulting at any age may be hard, and it can be especially challenging for 16 to 24 year olds. That’s why the Pierce County Library System created its free Life After High School program – to better prepare young adults for adulting.

“Moving out on your own can be scary,” said Pierce County Library’s Executive Director Georgia Lomax. “Young adults can learn what it takes to be an adult before they make the leap into independence. These courses can help them be more successful, from how to make and save money to how to cook healthy and stay on budget.”

The interactive Life After High School series will cover topics including transportation, cooking on a budget, making, saving and spending money, and renting basics. The four-part series will be held at the following library locations:

Fife Pierce County Library, 6622 20th St. E

Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m.:

Jan. 30 Get Around

Feb. 6 Feed Yourself

Feb. 13 Move Out

Feb. 20 Make Money

South Hill Pierce County Library, 15420 Meridian E., Puyallup

Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m.:

Jan. 23 Get Around

Jan. 30 Feed Yourself

Feb. 6 Move Out, presented by Vadis

Feb. 13 Make Money, presented by Red Canoe Credit Union

Sumner Pierce County Library, 1116 Fryar Ave.

Mondays from 4:30-6 p.m.:

Jan. 28 Get Around

Feb. 4 Feed Yourself

Feb. 11 Move Out, presented by Vadis

Feb. 25 Make Money, presented by Red Canoe Credit Union

University Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Place W., Suite 100

Saturdays from 3-4:30 p.m.:

Jan. 19 Get Around

Jan. 26 Move Out

Feb. 2 Feed Yourself

Feb. 9 Make Money

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