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Friday 10-6
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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.
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Put Your Library to
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Thursday, Nov. 29, 7:00-8:00pm
Join Dr. Arendt Speser  for a fascinating lecture about our own library collection and the evoltuion of the use of libraries including a special focus in the Jungian colleciton. 

More to come...
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Living Wilderness wi
Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Kevin Ebi fell in love with nature early in life; it took many more years for him to discover his passion for photography. Growing up, Kevin went on many outings with his parents to Pacific Northwest national parks, particularly Mount Rainier and Olympic in Washington state. As an adult, he began carrying a camera on hikes so he could show others what he saw, but over time discovered that the patience and keen observation photography required helped him appreciate nature even more.
 
His images are used regularly by major calendar and greeting card lines, and by a wide range of publishers including National Geographic, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, BBC Earth, Lonely Planet and Moon travel guides, and Outdoor Photographer. His image of Halaeakala National Park was featured on commemorative U.S. postage Forever stamp to honor the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Two of his images are printed mural-size in the Mount Rainier National Park visitor center at Sunrise. The National Geographic Society has used his images to promote tourism in the Central Cascades. A major automobile manufacturer also used one of his images in a campaign.
 
He has authored or co-authored four photography books, including Year of the Eagle, which shows how eagles learn to fly and start families of their own; Running in Circles, which demonstrates the life cycle of water through art images; and Living Wilderness, a comprehensive compilation of his art images. He lives near Seattle, Wash., and has photographed more than half of the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, Iceland, and New Zealand. Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Library.
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Flip Flop on the App
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Thursday, Jan. 10, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
At age fourty-seven, Maribeth Crandell decided to walk the 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail. Join Maribeth for an author talk and slides from her book and adventures hiking the Appalachian Trail northward from Georgia to New York and then again from Maine south.  

Maribeth Crandell grew up in North Carolina and loved the outdoors. She went to college in the Blue Ridge Mountains and studied Environmental Education. Moving to the Pacific Northwest she worked as a naturalist, outdoor educator and guide from the Columbia River to Southeast Alaska. In mid-life she went back to school to get a Teaching Certificate and Masters in Human Development. She has worked as a community outreach educator for many years on Whidbey Island in Washington State. She still hikes the rugged trails of the Pacific Northwest and Appalachia. Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Library.
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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.
Friday, Nov. 16, 4 - 6 pm
Mary Stolaas will be with us demonstrating paper crafts.
Friday, Nov. 16, 6:30pm

Enjoy A Wrinkle in Time in the Carnegie Reading Room. The story follows Meg Murry and her little brother, who have been without their scientist father, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all the evil in the universe. Rated PG.

Sponsored by Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Wayne Shaver’s friends.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2:00-5:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Monday, Nov. 19, 7pm- 9pm (3rd Monday of the month 7:00 pm)
Closed meeting
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10:00am-12:00pm
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A book club where registered members share what they are currently reading instead of having assigned reading typical of other book clubs. 

To volunteer to start another Freedom Readers group on another day and time contact Melody Eisler at meisler@cityofpt.us
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 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.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6:30 - 8:30 (Tuesday, September 4 &18, 6:30 - 8:30, October 2 & 16, 6:30 - 8:30, )
Sponsored by Port Townsend Public Library.
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 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.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 4:00-6:45
Thursday, Nov. 22, All day
Friday, Nov. 23, All day
Monday, Nov. 26, 5:30- 6:45
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 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.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 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