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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
Charles Pink House - 1256 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.

F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Daniel Winkler - Edi
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Daniel is the author of field guides to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California (both Harbour Publishing, 2011 and 2012) and Amazon Mushrooms with Larry Evans (2014). He grew up collecting and eating wild mushrooms in the Alps and has been foraging since 20 years in the PNW and working as mushroom educator and guide. Daniel trained as a geographer and ecologist and works as researcher and NGO consultant on environmental issues of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalayas. Working in Tibet, Daniel realized that Tibet's diverse mushroom industry plays a crucial role in rural Tibet and thus has been researching Tibet's ethno-mycology for 20 years. With his travel agency MushRoaming LLC he is annually organizing and leading several mushroom focused eco-adventures to Tibet, China, the Amazon, Colombia, the Austrian Alps and the Pacific Northwest.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
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.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
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.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
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
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Saturday, Nov. 18, 6:30-9:00p.m.
An international night of storytelling. More to come... Sponsored by Quimper Storytelling Guild & Friends of the Port Townsend Library .
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Langdon Cook - Upstr
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Thursday, Nov. 30, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
More info coming soon. 
Babytime
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 10:15-10:45
Newborns up to 16 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.
Klallam Language Study Group
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 5:00-7:00p.m. (September 20, October 18, November 15, and December 20)
 Join Phaedra Hope for a Klallam Language Study Group for nontribal members. Phaedra was given permission from her elder at the language department at the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to lead this group to preserve the language.The group will have access to free materials from the language department including youtube videos of native and youth speakers. Phaedra was also gifted a Klallam Dictionary and Grammar book that she will share as a reference during study time. Native art puppets and children's stories  will be included to encourage families to attend. Sponsored by Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.
Toddlertime
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Thursday, Sep. 21, 10:15-10:45
16-36 month olds and their caregivers enjoy songs, short stories, fingerplays, felt boards, and hands-on activities while they explore language and build their early literacy skills.  
Community Meeting: Dolls, Dolls, and more Dolls
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Thursday, Sep. 21, 6:00-7:00pm
Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons and Dragons
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Friday, Sep. 22, 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.
Saturday Family Storytime
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Saturday, Sep. 23, 10:15-10:45am
Join us every Saturday for this family storytime program for all ages. 
Looking for a Grant?
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Monday, Sep. 25, 11:00am-12:00pm (Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00)
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, Sep. 25, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Contact: Oma Landstra 
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Sep. 25, 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.

Preschool Storytime
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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.
Looking for a Grant?
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 11:00am-12:00pm (Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00)
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, Sep. 26, 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

LIBRARY CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 10:00AM-7:00PM

The Port Townsend Public Library  will be closed Wednesday, September 27th for a day of library staff training to better serve our community. The library will resume regular hours on Thursday, September 28th.


Thank you for your support of the library staff’s continuing education.