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Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 1-5

PT Library Events Calendar

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at the Port Townsend Public Library! All events are free and open to the public.
 Limit by audience:
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Solar Eclipse Viewin
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Monday, Aug. 21, 9:00am-11:45am
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join library staff for a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. Free ISO eclipse glasses with safe viewing instructions will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9 a.m. on Monday 8-21. The eclipse will begin at 9:08 a.m., peak at 10:20 a.m., and end at 11:38 a.m. Learn more about the great solar eclipse from NASA .
 
During the peak of the eclipse the sun will be obstructed by the moon at a rate of 90.4%.  Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Library.
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Dude Making a Differ
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 7:00-8:30pm


Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, environmental activist, humanitarian, and dude making a difference. He is dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world. His activism creates eye catching visuals that cause people to self reflect on how they make positive changes in their lives to be a part of the solution to our current environmental and social problems.

From cycling across the USA on a bamboo bicycle for sustainability, to dumpster diving and displaying the $1,000’s of good food he finds in artful mandalas to bring attention to food waste and hunger, to wearing 30 days worth of trash while living like the average American to create a visual of how much trash just one person creates, he has inspired countless people to be the change they wish to see in the world.

He lives a near zero waste lifestyle with just 111 possessions to his name and donates 100% of his media income to grassroots environmental nonprofits. http://robgreenfield.tv/dude/

Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Library.
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Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:00-7:30pm


Daniella Chace, MSc, CN, is a nationally-recognized clinical practitioner, author, and educator. Her vision is to empower people to improve their health with informed food choices.

She is medical nutrition therapist has written 20+ health books, oncology magazine columns, and patient-care materials, appeared on radio and television, and is the creator and host of the Nutrition Matters,a national public radio show covering health topics including nutrigenomics, toxins, microbes, epigenetics, and whole foods nutrition.

She will discuss her books and research on healing breast cancer. 
 

Breast Cancer Smoothies

Breast Cancer Smoothies

100 Delicious, Research Recipes for Prevention and Recovery

(HCI Press, 2016)

FOOD NUTRIENTS HAVE THE ABILITY TO DESTROY BREAST CANCER CELLS

An extensive body of research, that provides many of our long-sought answers to the cause of breast cancer, has been translated into simple, healthy smoothie recipes! It’s all about Daniella’s nutrient-rich, whole foods recipes created only from ingredients that provide a direct benefit to fighting breast cancer. Concentrated amounts of carotenoids, flavonoids, probiotics, protein and minerals, including bioactive compounds from herbs and citrus oils, dramatically reduce the development and spread of breast cancer cells.

Color photos styled by the award-winning photographer Olivia Brent charm the pages with luscious smoothies images. Each recipe includes tips about the food nutrients that reduce breast cancer in specific ways, including reducing cancer cell development, growth, and spread. 

 

Turning Off Breast Cancer

Turning Off Breast Cancer

A Personalized Approach to Nutrition and Detoxification in Prevention and Healing

(Skyhorse Press, 2015)

TREAT THE TRIGGERS OF BREAST CANCER FOR FASTER RECOVERY

ATurning Off Breast Cancer is a comprehensive and targeted program for using nutrition and detoxification to prevent and heal from breast cancer. Rooted in the science of epigenetics–how gene expression is affected by nutrients and toxins– readers learn to restore their own genes via diet, supplementation, and detoxification.

 

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The Art of Recalling
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7:00-8:30pm
In the early twentieth century, the Danish artist Emilie Demant Hatt and Johan Turi, a Swedish Sami hunter and would-be writer and artist, formed an unlikely bond. She edited and translated his classic work, An Account of the Sami, which included his drawings. He introduced her to the world of nomadic reindeer herders. Back in Denmark, Demant Hatt wrote her own narrative, With the Lapps in the High Mountains, and used Sápmi as a motif in her Expressionist linocuts and paintings; while at Lake Torneträsk Turi continued to write and draw. Barbara Sjoholm has been studying the lives of Demant Hatt and Turi for many years and presents a talk and slide show about their mutual influence and how Sápmi is reflected in their writings and artwork. Copies of Sjoholm’s new biography of Demant Hatt, Black Fox (University of Wisconsin) will be available.

Barbara Sjoholm is the editor and translator of Demant Hatt's narrative With the Lapps in the High Mountains. Her many books include novels about Demant Hatt's youthful romance with Danish composer Carl Nielsen: Fossil Island and The Former World.

Author’s website: http://www.barbarasjoholm.com/ Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Library.
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Art in the Library -
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Friday, Oct. 27, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The show is a part of the Art in the Library program, a collaboration between the Port Townsend Library, Northwind Arts Center and the Jefferson County Historical Society. Alden, who died in 2004, was a Port Townsend painter whose works are now only found in private art collections. Best known for his paintings of the piers and pilings of Port Townsend Bay, Alden also painted many downtown scenes, buildings and people. For more information please contact Polly Lyle at Northwind Arts Center or email pollylyle@me.com.
  Sponsored by Northwind Arts Center.
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Klee Wyck Journal
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Thursday, Nov. 2, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join author Lou Mckee for a discussion of her book, Klee Wych Journal. 

"This is western Canada's rain coast!.. where we finally claimed a home beach after years of kayaking and camping in Washington and British Columbia, exploring new areas each trip out. We named this beach Klee Wyck, Laughing One, the name that the young artist Emily Carr earned from the coastal native people. Many days were pristine fresh and sunny...but, when that coastal rain came, we were captured under drooping tarps and breathing smoky fires, sometimes for a week. "Let's build a better shelter in the woods!" So the story begins.

As the days, months and years go by, I keep an illustrated journal of all the flora that grows around us, and all the life in tide pools, seaweeds and shelled critters. When the cabin begins to 'mature' I add drawings of our cozy interior hangout. These pages, completed on the beach, forest or in the cabin, are the inspiration for the book story KLEE WYCK JOURNAL and the original pencil color and ink drawings decorate its pages." http://www.loumckee.com/works.htm
 
Community meeting: Jefferson County Democrats
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Sunday, Aug. 20, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Looking for a Grant?
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Monday, Aug. 21, 11:00am-12:00pm (Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, August 14-September 26)
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For more information on grants, see http://grantspace.org/ Sponsored by Port Townsend Public Library Foundation.
Library Advisory Board Meeting
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Monday, Aug. 21, 3:30p.m.
Library Advisory Board 
Meets 3rd Tuesday, 3:00 PM, Library Learninig Center.
Click here for agendas and minutes

The board acts as an advisory board to the city manager and city council concerning the operations of the Port Townsend Library. The board offers advisory opinions concerning : the supervision, care and custody of library property; the annual operations budget; purchase of supplies and materials for library patrons; hours of operation for public use of the library. The board also develops policy for the selection of books, periodicals, maps, materials, and information services for the library's operation. In addition, the board may make recommendations to the city council regarding long-range planning of facilities and funding-based proposals.
Looking for a Grant?
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 11:00am-12:00pm (Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, August 14-September 26)
or call --360-385-3181.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For more information on grants, see http://grantspace.org/ Sponsored by Port Townsend Public Library Foundation.
Changeling Shakespea
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 5:00-7:00p.m.

A new reading group is forming in Port Townsend. Sponsored by the Port Townsend Public Library, CHANGELING will meet monthly to read and discuss the plays of William Shakespeare.

 “No one is ever the same after encountering Shakespeare,” said co-founder Bob DeWeese, “so I thought the name was appropriate.” DeWeese and Libby Palmer, the other co-founder of the group, are both retired teachers who share a strong belief in the therapeutic power of Shakespeare’s brilliant language.

Changeling will meet monthly on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 5:00pm  to 7:00pm, in the Pink House meeting room. Readers will alternate roles scene by scene, “so that everyone gets a chance at the juicy parts,” DeWeese said. The group will decide together about which plays to read, and everyone is welcome to join.

For more information, email Bob at bobbinsdream@gmail.com

CHARLIE BERMANT: My
CHARLIE BERMANT: My Cultural Journey
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7:00pm-8:15pm
CHARLIE BERMANT: My Cultural Journey
Port Townsend author Charlie Bermant discusses “Never Enough: My Cultural Journey,” a collection of his experiences on the front lines of 50 years of musical innovation, social change and technological advancement.  First centering on the 1969 Woodstock Festival, Charlie discusses his adventures and misadventures with characters including George Harrison, Diana Rigg and Jerry Lewis. Amid the prevailing nostalgia for these interesting times “Never Enough” provides a unique perspective.
  Sponsored by Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Library.
Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons and Dragons
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Friday, Aug. 25, 3:45pm-4:45pm (Fridays, June 23- August 25 at 3:45pm )
Want to explore dungeons and find treasure? Come join our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons game for kids age 10+ and up. No experience or equipment necessary. This will be a PG-rated adventure full of glory, magic,  treachery, risk, and reward! The program will run every Friday for now.
Looking for a Grant?
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Monday, Aug. 28, 11:00am-12:00pm (Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, August 14-September 26)
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For more information on grants, see http://grantspace.org/ Sponsored by Port Townsend Public Library Foundation.
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Aug. 28, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Contact: Oma Landstra 
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Aug. 28, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Library Foundation

About the Foundation

  • Independent, 501(c)(3) organization with its own governing board.

  • Manages the library endowment fund to support library needs that go beyond those funded by the City of Port Townsend or the Friends of the Port Townsend Public library.

Gifting to the Foundation

Gifts to the Foundation can be used in 4 different ways --

  • Unrestricted Donations: Allow the Foundation to use your gift wherever the need is greatest.

  • General Endowment Plan: Used to grow the fund and generate income that will be contributed annually to the library for a broad range of needs.

  • Capital Endowment Fund: Supports long-term capital construction projects and facilities improvements.

  • Legacy (Planned) Giving: Some commonly used legacy/planned giving options include Bequests, Charitable Trusts, Transfers from Retirement Plans, and Gifts of Life Insurance.

Gifts can be cash and/or property, gifts through corporations, memorial gifts, charitable trusts, retirement plan assets, or bequests in wills.

Looking for a Grant?
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 11:00am-12:00pm (Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, August 14-September 26)
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For more information on grants, see http://grantspace.org/ Sponsored by Port Townsend Public Library Foundation.
City Staff - Haz Comm training
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons and Dragons
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Friday, Sep. 1, 3:45pm-4:45pm (Fridays, June 23- August 25 at 3:45pm )
Want to explore dungeons and find treasure? Come join our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons game for kids age 10+ and up. No experience or equipment necessary. This will be a PG-rated adventure full of glory, magic,  treachery, risk, and reward! The program will run every Friday for now.
Community Meeting: Write More Letters Club
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Sep. 4, 4:30-6:30pm (First Monday of the month at 4:30pm on 2-6, 3-6, 4-3, 5-1. )
The purpose of the club is to keep the art of letter writing alive and relevant while promoting camaraderie and community connection.