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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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The Library Children
First Baptist Church
Monday, May. 1, 4:00 - 4:50 pm
The PT Public Library Children's Choir is back! Directed by Phina Pipia, this is a free music program for ages 7 - 12. Participants will meet for weekly rehearsals on Mondays from 4:00 to 4:50. The program will culminate with a public performance on Saturday, May 13. Pre-registration is required. Rehearsals take place at the Baptist Church on Lawrence St., adjacent to the library
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Signing Monkeys An a
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Wednesday, May. 3, 3-4pm
Gabriel and a librarian will talk with children and their parents about steps in writing his first children’s book and will read from the manuscript.  The reading will be followed by a drawing craft. 
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Wolves of Washington
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Friday, May. 5, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Outreach Coordinator, Chris Montero with Wolf Haven International will present, Wolves of Washington. The presentation will provide a basic overview of wolf biology and behavior and talk about wolf recovery. After more than 70 years of absence, wolves have returned to Washington. Where are they and how are they surviving? How are they affecting the people who live in Washington? The presentation will also touch on the topic of possible wolf reintroduction on Olympic Peninsula.
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The Library Children
First Baptist Church
Monday, May. 8, 4:00 - 4:50 pm
The PT Public Library Children's Choir is back! Directed by Phina Pipia, this is a free music program for ages 7 - 12. Participants will meet for weekly rehearsals on Mondays from 4:00 to 4:50. The program will culminate with a public performance on Saturday, May 13. Pre-registration is required. Rehearsals take place at the Baptist Church on Lawrence St., adjacent to the library
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Girls Create Camp: P
Port Towsend High School Library
Wednesday, May. 10, 3:00-5:00p.m.
Girls Create! is an activity open to high school girls who want to make cool stuff! We will combine art and technology to make electric crafts!

May 10th 3:00-5:00 PM
PTHS Library
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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Girls Create Camp: G
Grant Street Elementary School
Wednesday, May. 24, 12:30-2:30pm
Are you a girl who wants to make cool stuff?
Are you between 8 and 12 years old?

Girls Create is for you!

Wednesday May 24  12:30-2:30 PM
Grant St. Elementary Library
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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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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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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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.
Saturday Family Storytime
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Saturday, Apr. 29, 10:15-10:45 (Every Saturday, 10:15-10:45)
Join us at the library every Saturday for this family storytime for all ages!
Book Lovers’ Cafe
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, May. 1, 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, May. 1, 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, May. 2, 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.
Community Meeting -
Community Meeting - OA3 Support Group
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, May. 2, 1:30-3:30 (First Tuesday of the month)
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, May. 2, 3:30-5:00
Want to explore dungeons and find treasure? Want to fight an owlbear? What is an owlbear, anyway? Come join our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons game for teens age 12-up. No experience or equipment necessary. This will be a PG-rated adventure full of glory, treachery, risk, and reward!

D&D will meet the first and second Tuesdays of the month through the summer. 
Babytime
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Wednesday, May. 3, 10:15-10:45
Babytime uses a warm, caring atmosphere to make parents of very young children comfortable in the library and in singing and playing with their babies. We play simple games, recite rhymes, sing songs and learn sign language to help build very early literacy.
Toddlertime
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Thursday, May. 4, 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.  
Friends Meet and Greet- TBD
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Thursday, May. 4, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Contact: Cheryl Bentley 
First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
Jefferson County Health Department - 615 Sheridan St Port Townsend
Friday, May. 5, 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! 
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Friday, May. 5, 4:30-5:30 (November 18, December 2, December 16, January 6, January 20, February 3, February 17, March 3, March 17, April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19)