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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:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
2019 North Olympic P
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Jan. 28, 12:30pm-3:30pm (The program will run from 1:00pm-3:00pm)
The movie screening and discussion will occur from 1:00pm-3:00pm
 

Find out how regenerative farming is part of the climate change solution and global earth repair. Inspiring films about farmers working with and restoring ecosystems. Local efforts will be highlighted in discussion after each film.

The Farming Film Festival is followed by the Global Earth Repair Conference, May 3-5, 2019.

January 7 – Dirt Rich

Through exploration of geo-therapy strategies, Dirt Rich shines light on their value and beauty which undeniably are our last hope for protecting life as we know it on this challenged planet. 86 Minutes

January 14 – Healing the Soil

This film explores the Jadam Korean Natural Farming Method as trained and practiced on Kaua`i. Learn about locally sourced and produced methods for fertilization, pesticides, and bio-remediation of farms and land. 72 minutes

January 28 – Living the Change

This film explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. 85 minutes

February 4 – Oyster Farming: Restoration of the Olympia Oyster and Community Shellfish Farming and Water Quality Restoration

These two short films will be followed by community discussion and Q&A with Native and local oyster farmers. 36 minutes

February 11 – Green Gold

This film documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits for people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally. 47 minutes

February 25 – Farming & Earth Repair Shorts

A series of short films which highlight farming success stories which include ecosystem restoration.

The North Olympic Peninsula Farming Film Festival for 2019 is co-sponsored by the City of Port Townsend Library, Friends of the Trees Society and Jefferson County Local Food Systems Council.


  Sponsored by Local 20/20 Food Council .
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
2019 North Olympic P
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Feb. 4, 12:30pm-3:30pm (The program will run from 1:00pm-3:00pm)
The movie screening and discussion will occur from 1:00pm-3:00pm
 

Find out how regenerative farming is part of the climate change solution and global earth repair. Inspiring films about farmers working with and restoring ecosystems. Local efforts will be highlighted in discussion after each film.

The Farming Film Festival is followed by the Global Earth Repair Conference, May 3-5, 2019.

January 7 – Dirt Rich

Through exploration of geo-therapy strategies, Dirt Rich shines light on their value and beauty which undeniably are our last hope for protecting life as we know it on this challenged planet. 86 Minutes

January 14 – Healing the Soil

This film explores the Jadam Korean Natural Farming Method as trained and practiced on Kaua`i. Learn about locally sourced and produced methods for fertilization, pesticides, and bio-remediation of farms and land. 72 minutes

January 28 – Living the Change

This film explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. 85 minutes

February 4 – Oyster Farming: Restoration of the Olympia Oyster and Community Shellfish Farming and Water Quality Restoration

These two short films will be followed by community discussion and Q&A with Native and local oyster farmers. 36 minutes

February 11 – Green Gold

This film documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits for people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally. 47 minutes

February 25 – Farming & Earth Repair Shorts

A series of short films which highlight farming success stories which include ecosystem restoration.

The North Olympic Peninsula Farming Film Festival for 2019 is co-sponsored by the City of Port Townsend Library, Friends of the Trees Society and Jefferson County Local Food Systems Council.


  Sponsored by Local 20/20 Food Council .
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Nature Photography T
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
An hour program featuring outdoor/nature photography tips, techniques, locations, gear, post-processing and questions with Russ Stamp
About Russ

Photography had been a hobby for several decades, but with the advent of digital SLR cameras in the early 2000’s, photography became a passion. My professional life was spent as an educator. Now, I incorporate both of these passions by offering photography lectures and workshops to folks interested in gaining a better understanding of digital photography. The real joy I gain now is helping people develop a better understanding between what they envision artistically and how to get the camera to capture that vision. It’s truly a whole brain process.

Having lived in Colorado and now in Port Townsend, Washington, there have been, and continue to be, many opportunities to photograph amazing places.



  Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
2019 North Olympic P
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Feb. 11, 12:30pm-3:30pm (The program will run from 1:00pm-3:00pm)
The movie screening and discussion will occur from 1:00pm-3:00pm
 

Find out how regenerative farming is part of the climate change solution and global earth repair. Inspiring films about farmers working with and restoring ecosystems. Local efforts will be highlighted in discussion after each film.

The Farming Film Festival is followed by the Global Earth Repair Conference, May 3-5, 2019.

January 7 – Dirt Rich

Through exploration of geo-therapy strategies, Dirt Rich shines light on their value and beauty which undeniably are our last hope for protecting life as we know it on this challenged planet. 86 Minutes

January 14 – Healing the Soil

This film explores the Jadam Korean Natural Farming Method as trained and practiced on Kaua`i. Learn about locally sourced and produced methods for fertilization, pesticides, and bio-remediation of farms and land. 72 minutes

January 28 – Living the Change

This film explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. 85 minutes

February 4 – Oyster Farming: Restoration of the Olympia Oyster and Community Shellfish Farming and Water Quality Restoration

These two short films will be followed by community discussion and Q&A with Native and local oyster farmers. 36 minutes

February 11 – Green Gold

This film documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits for people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally. 47 minutes

February 25 – Farming & Earth Repair Shorts

A series of short films which highlight farming success stories which include ecosystem restoration.

The North Olympic Peninsula Farming Film Festival for 2019 is co-sponsored by the City of Port Townsend Library, Friends of the Trees Society and Jefferson County Local Food Systems Council.


  Sponsored by Local 20/20 Food Council .
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Thursday, Feb. 14, 4:00-6:00
Come to the library for an Open House. Enjoy live music, Valentine crafts, and light refreshments.  Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Friday, Feb. 22, 6:00-7:00pm
Details forthcoming 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
2019 North Olympic P
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Feb. 25, 12:30pm-3:30pm (The program will run from 1:00pm-3:00pm)
The movie screening and discussion will occur from 1:00pm-3:00pm
 

Find out how regenerative farming is part of the climate change solution and global earth repair. Inspiring films about farmers working with and restoring ecosystems. Local efforts will be highlighted in discussion after each film.

The Farming Film Festival is followed by the Global Earth Repair Conference, May 3-5, 2019.

January 7 – Dirt Rich

Through exploration of geo-therapy strategies, Dirt Rich shines light on their value and beauty which undeniably are our last hope for protecting life as we know it on this challenged planet. 86 Minutes

January 14 – Healing the Soil

This film explores the Jadam Korean Natural Farming Method as trained and practiced on Kaua`i. Learn about locally sourced and produced methods for fertilization, pesticides, and bio-remediation of farms and land. 72 minutes

January 28 – Living the Change

This film explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. 85 minutes

February 4 – Oyster Farming: Restoration of the Olympia Oyster and Community Shellfish Farming and Water Quality Restoration

These two short films will be followed by community discussion and Q&A with Native and local oyster farmers. 36 minutes

February 11 – Green Gold

This film documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits for people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally. 47 minutes

February 25 – Farming & Earth Repair Shorts

A series of short films which highlight farming success stories which include ecosystem restoration.

The North Olympic Peninsula Farming Film Festival for 2019 is co-sponsored by the City of Port Townsend Library, Friends of the Trees Society and Jefferson County Local Food Systems Council.


  Sponsored by Local 20/20 Food Council .
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
First Baptist Church
Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:00pm

The Port Townsend Public Library Children’s Choir will serenade audiences young and old with a collection of outstanding songs; from opera to folk, rock to classical.

Come on out to be inspired by this vibrant group of young artists. The concert is held at the First Baptist Church, 1202 Lawrence Street in PT (Right next to the library). Admission is free.

Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
2019 North Olympic P
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Mar. 4, 12:30pm-3:30pm (The program will run from 1:00pm-3:00pm)
The movie screening and discussion will occur from 1:00pm-3:00pm
 

Find out how regenerative farming is part of the climate change solution and global earth repair. Inspiring films about farmers working with and restoring ecosystems. Local efforts will be highlighted in discussion after each film.

The Farming Film Festival is followed by the Global Earth Repair Conference, May 3-5, 2019.

January 7 – Dirt Rich

Through exploration of geo-therapy strategies, Dirt Rich shines light on their value and beauty which undeniably are our last hope for protecting life as we know it on this challenged planet. 86 Minutes

January 14 – Healing the Soil

This film explores the Jadam Korean Natural Farming Method as trained and practiced on Kaua`i. Learn about locally sourced and produced methods for fertilization, pesticides, and bio-remediation of farms and land. 72 minutes

January 28 – Living the Change

This film explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. 85 minutes

February 4 – Oyster Farming: Restoration of the Olympia Oyster and Community Shellfish Farming and Water Quality Restoration

These two short films will be followed by community discussion and Q&A with Native and local oyster farmers. 36 minutes

February 11 – Green Gold

This film documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits for people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally. 47 minutes

February 25 – Farming & Earth Repair Shorts

A series of short films which highlight farming success stories which include ecosystem restoration.

The North Olympic Peninsula Farming Film Festival for 2019 is co-sponsored by the City of Port Townsend Library, Friends of the Trees Society and Jefferson County Local Food Systems Council.


  Sponsored by Local 20/20 Food Council .
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
2019 North Olympic P
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Mar. 11, 12:30pm-3:30pm (The program will run from 1:00pm-3:00pm)
The movie screening and discussion will occur from 1:00pm-3:00pm
 

Find out how regenerative farming is part of the climate change solution and global earth repair. Inspiring films about farmers working with and restoring ecosystems. Local efforts will be highlighted in discussion after each film.

The Farming Film Festival is followed by the Global Earth Repair Conference, May 3-5, 2019.

January 7 – Dirt Rich

Through exploration of geo-therapy strategies, Dirt Rich shines light on their value and beauty which undeniably are our last hope for protecting life as we know it on this challenged planet. 86 Minutes

January 14 – Healing the Soil

This film explores the Jadam Korean Natural Farming Method as trained and practiced on Kaua`i. Learn about locally sourced and produced methods for fertilization, pesticides, and bio-remediation of farms and land. 72 minutes

January 28 – Living the Change

This film explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. 85 minutes

February 4 – Oyster Farming: Restoration of the Olympia Oyster and Community Shellfish Farming and Water Quality Restoration

These two short films will be followed by community discussion and Q&A with Native and local oyster farmers. 36 minutes

February 11 – Green Gold

This film documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits for people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally. 47 minutes

February 25 – Farming & Earth Repair Shorts

A series of short films which highlight farming success stories which include ecosystem restoration.

The North Olympic Peninsula Farming Film Festival for 2019 is co-sponsored by the City of Port Townsend Library, Friends of the Trees Society and Jefferson County Local Food Systems Council.


  Sponsored by Local 20/20 Food Council .
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Friday, Mar. 29, 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Community Read author Kathleen Dean Moore will lead a writers' workshop. More information to come.

Registration is required and will open in February.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
50 Things to Do with
Thursday, Apr. 18, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

It’s time to get poems out of drawers and notebooks and computer files and into the world. Whether you have written one poem or a thousand, beautiful words are meant to be shared. Over her many years as a practicing poet and writing teacher, Joanne Clarkson has compiled a list of 50 things to do with poems. Participants in this workshop will discuss these ideas, complete with successful examples. Additional materials include: places to publish, writing prompts, and how to stay positive in the face of rejection. The event is free and poets and poetry lovers of all levels of expertise are welcome.

Bio:

Joanne M. Clarkson’s full-length poetry collection “The Fates” won Bright Hill Press’ annual contest and was published in June 2017. Her chapbook “Believing the Body” was published by Gribble Press in 2014. Her poems have appeared in over 200 magazines and journals internationally. Clarkson has Masters’ Degrees in English and Library Science. She has taught and worked as a professional librarian. After caring for her mother through a long illness, she re-careered as a RN specializing in Home Health and Hospice Care. She has received an Artist Trust GAP grant to further her writing and an NEH grant to teach poetry in rural libraries. She and her husband James moved to Port Townsend in the spring of 2018.

See more about her poetry at Http://JoanneClarkson.com

Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2:00-5:00
Monday, Jan. 21
Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Monday, Jan. 21, 5:30- 6:45
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Jan. 21, 7pm- 9pm (3rd Monday of the month 7:00 pm)
Closed meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10:15-10:45
Preschool storytime brings early literacy to kids and their caregivers with songs, rhymes, and activities. The emphasis for this age group is on kindergarten readiness and fostering a love of reading. Ages 3-5.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1:45 - 3:15
Children’s Cho
First Baptist Church
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 4:00 - 4:50 pm

Local youngsters get an incredible chance to make music this Winter! The PT Public Library Children’s Choir is back - a fun, free music program for youth ages 7 - 12! 

Directed by Phina Pipia, the choir begins Tuesday, January 8th, gathering weekly in the basement of the First Baptist Church at 1202 Lawrence Street, to sing favorite songs - from folk to classical, rock to traditional. The program culminates with a public performance on Saturday, March 2nd, where young participants share their beautiful music making with friends and family. 

This exciting opportunity runs 8 weeks, Tuesdays, 4:00 – 4:50 pm. Attendance is mandatory for all rehearsals. To secure your child’s spot, go to ptpubliclibrary.org, click on the Calendar tab, click on the choir event on January 8th, and hit “register”. We can’t wait to see you there! Call 360-385-3181 for more information. Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:15-10:45
Newborns up to 18 months and their caregivers enjoy rhymes, fingerplays, songs, shakers, bubbles, and other activities for the very young. This program supports language development, provides age-appropriate stimulation, and offers caregivers an opportunity to build community.