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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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Jeanie Murphy and ba
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Thursday, Jun. 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Jeanie Murphy grew up in New England and went to Beloit College and Portland State University, where she received her BA and MA in English. She has worked as a strawberry picker, lifeguard, library page, factory hand, apple picker, banjo instructor (if you can call that work), technical editor, and English instructor. She is now retired but not retiring. She has an album on CD Baby called The Time’s Been Sweet in which she plays the banjo. She has published a few minor things here and there and plays music in a band called The Possum Carvers or The Glutton-Free Loafers depending on what kind of music they’re playing. This is her first novel. She lives on the Olympic Peninsula.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
The Helpdesk at the
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Thursday, Jul. 12, 7:00-8:30pm

In 2010, David Pablo Cohn left his comfortable position as a senior Silicon Valley research scientist to become "the Helpdesk at the Bottom of the World" for a season, fixing jammed printers and rebooting frozen laptops at the US Antarctic Program's South Pole Station. That improbable left turn signaled the start of a series of midlife career changes that included working below deck on a polar icebreaker, launching a Port Townsend farm collective and publishing two volumes of fiction.

 

Cohn's Antarctic novella, Heller's Tale, has been praised for its gripping and accurate depictions of life "on the Ice," and reviewers describe Eight in Three Weeks, his recent collection of short stories, as "Wry, irreverent, curious, sad and whip-smart - a terrific read."

 

Pablo will discuss how the (sometimes) surprisingly mundane life at the South Pole launched his career as an award-winning writer, and some of the twists and turns in his life since then that have become stories in their own right.

Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Library.
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Jonathan White - Tid
Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
More information to come soon. 
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Friday, May. 25, 10:00-2:00
Contact: Cynthia Osterman
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Saturday, May. 26, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, May. 28, All Day
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, May. 28, 7 pm (4th Monday of the month)
Tuesday, May. 29, 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.
Wednesday, May. 30, 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.
Storytime with Toni
Thursday, May. 31, 10:15-10:45

Author of five children’s books will come for a special storytime. Toni Yuly will read her books, and host a craft activity at the end. Books will be available to purchase from Imprint Books.

Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Jun. 4, 10:30am- 1:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Jun. 4, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Join a fun discussion of fiction and nonfiction books. Usually meets the first Monday of the month with the exception of holidays. Meetings are noted below.

Please note: The library's bookclub kits are limited to 10 books a kit so books may not always be provided or attendees may need to share books. 
 

2018 Reading List

January 8 (meeting a week later due to the holiday): The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock 

February 5: Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton

March 5:  My Old Man and the Mountain by Leif Whittaker 

April 2: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

May 7: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (possible movie viewing to follow)

June 4:  The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister 

July 2: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan
 
August 6:  The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

September 10: The Night Child by Anna Quinn

October 1: The Last Days of Night: A Novel by Graham Moore

November 5: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx (possible movie viewing to follow)

December 3 : Holiday gathering! Share your favorite book or the current book you are reading... a "freedom readers" session for the holidays. Bring a gently read wrapped book for a fun book exchange. 
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Jun. 4, 3:15-5:15
The Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library provides services, programs, and materials for the Library that are beyond the means of the city budget, for the cultural and educational enrichment of the community.
Tuesday, Jun. 5, 10:15-10:45 (June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14)
The youth services staff is taking a break from storytime today in order to plan for Summer Reading. Regular storytime programming will resume on Tuesday, June 19. See you soon!
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, Jun. 5, 1:00pm- 4:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, Jun. 5, 6:30pm-8:30pm (1st and 3rd Tuesdays)
Come and enjoy an evening of working on handiwork projects with other fiber artists (from knitting to quilting to weaving all fiber arts projects are welcomed). Please bring your own supplies.
Wednesday, Jun. 6, 10:15-10:45 (June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14)
The youth services staff is taking a break from storytime today in order to plan for Summer Reading. Regular storytime programming will resume on Tuesday, June 19. See you soon!
Thursday, Jun. 7, 10:15-10:45 (June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14)
The youth services staff is taking a break from storytime today in order to plan for Summer Reading. Regular storytime programming will resume on Tuesday, June 19. See you soon!
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Thursday, Jun. 7, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Thursday, Jun. 7, 5:30-6:45pm