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Monday-Thursday 10-7
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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Girls Create Camp: B
Blue Heron Middle School Commons
Tuesday, May. 30, 3:00-5:00p.m.
Girls Create! is an activity open to 4th – 8th grade girls who want to make cool stuff! We will combine art and technology to make electric crafts!

May 30th 3:00-5:00 PM
Blue Heron Middle School Commons 
Free, but space is limited
To sign up, call the Port Townsend Public Library at (360) 385-3181

 

Girls Create! Offers programs for girls ages 8 to 18! Look for more events throughout Jefferson County in 2017!

For more information or to learn how you can help email Jen Kingfisher at

JKingfisher@cityofpt.us  


  Sponsored by Girls Create! is made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson County Community Foundation..
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BEYOND THE SURFACE:
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Friday, Jun. 9, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
A public presentation of fiber arts in collaboration with the Northwind Arts Center Art in the Library progam and the Surface Design Association
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Art in the Library -
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Friday, Jun. 23, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (2016 - October 28, 2017 - February 24, June 23, October 27)
The City of Port Townsend and Northwind Arts Center have entered into an agreement to provide art for the Port Townsend Public Library. Art will be provided by local artists and may be for sale via Northwind at the discretion of each artist. Shows will be changed at 4-month intervals, and will be launched with an opening reception at the library. Please contact Northwind for more information (360) 379-1086 or info@northwindarts.org.
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PETE SEEGER: The Man
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Friday, Jul. 28, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Musical duo Hank & Claire take listeners back in time with their banjo and 12-string guitar as they share stories, historic photos, and sing-along songs from Pete’s life. Learn about his activism on labor, war, civil rights, and the environment and the back stories of songs like “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Turn, Turn, Turn.” For Pete's sake, sing along!  Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Library.
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Art in the Library -
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Friday, Oct. 27, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (2016 - October 28, 2017 - February 24, June 23, October 27)
The City of Port Townsend and Northwind Arts Center have entered into an agreement to provide art for the Port Townsend Public Library. Art will be provided by local artists and may be for sale via Northwind at the discretion of each artist. Shows will be changed at 4-month intervals, and will be launched with an opening reception at the library. Please contact Northwind for more information (360) 379-1086 or info@northwindarts.org.
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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
 
Library Closed - Memorial Day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Monday, May. 29, All day
Preschool Storytime
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, May. 30, 10:15-10:45 (Every Tuesday 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.
Babytime
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Wednesday, May. 31, 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.
Girls Create Camp: Quilcene School - Ages 9-16
Quilcene School - 294715 US Hwy 101
Wednesday, May. 31, 2:15-4:15
or call --360-385-3181.
Girls Create! is an activity open to girls who want to make cool stuff! We will combine art and technology to make a variety of crafts!
Toddlertime
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Thursday, Jun. 1, 10:15-10:45 (Every Thursday except Thanksgiving, 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.  
Program Meeting
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Thursday, Jun. 1, 1pm
Closed meeting
First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
Jefferson County Health Department - 615 Sheridan St Port Townsend
Friday, Jun. 2, 10:00 am (Fridays, October 7, November 4, December 2, January 6)
Join PT Library Youth Services staff for this delightful program! Babies up to 18 months and their caregivers enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bubbles, and other gentle activities, while building early language skills and having lots of fun! 
Friends of the PT Library Book Sale
Port Townsend Community Center Lounge
Saturday, Jun. 3, 9:00am-2:00pm
Friends of the PT Library 
Book Sale
June 3rd; 9am - 2pm
at the Uptown Community Center
(8am Admission for Members of the Friends)
Gently used books, DVDs & CDs for adults & children
Book Lovers’ Cafe
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Jun. 5, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Join a fun discussion of fiction and nonfiction books. Usually meets the first Monday of the month. Meetings are noted below. 
 
Upcoming Reads for 2017:

January 10 (meeting on Tuesday) : The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
 
February 6: The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (make sure to read the first book in the Don Tillman series first- The Rose Project)
 
March 6: Highest Tide or Before the Wind- both by Jim Lynch
 
April 3:  A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
 
May 1: The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest by Jack Nisbet

June 5:  Nightingale by Kristen Hannah 
 
July 3:The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness  Sy Montgomery
 
August 7: West with the Night by Beryl Markahm
 
September 11: Circling the Sun  by Paula McLain
 
October 2: The Hidden Life of Trees: What they feel, how they communicate- Discoveries from a secret world  by Peter Wohlleben
 
November 6: TBA
 
December 4: Holiday gathering! Share your favorite book or the current book you are reading... a "freedom readers" session for the holidays.
Community Meeting: Write More Letters Club
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Jun. 5, 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.
Preschool Storytime
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 10:15-10:45 (Every Tuesday 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.
Babytime
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 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.
Community Meeting: Local 20/20
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 6:00-7:00pm
Contact: Cindy Jayne
Toddlertime
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Thursday, Jun. 8, 10:15-10:45 (Every Thursday except Thanksgiving, 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.