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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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Library Closed - New Year’s Holiday
All day
Library Closed - New Year’s Holiday
Sunday, Jan. 1, All day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Library Closed - New Year’s Holiday
All day
Library Closed - New Year’s Holiday
Monday, Jan. 2, All day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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No Preschool Storytime Today!
 No Preschool Storytime Today!
Tuesday, Jan. 3
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Preschool Storytime will resume on January 10! Happy Holidays!
Community Meeting - OA3 Support Group
1:30-3:00
Community Meeting - OA3 Support Group
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1:30-3:00
(First Tuesday of the month)
Community Meeting -
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
3:00-4:30pm
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 3:00-4:30pm
(Tuesdays, January-February )
Interfaith Amigos Sp
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend Public Library will join a January-February Spiritual Read about justice and environmental concerns of our time! To sign up to attend a book discussion and borrow a book call the Library at 385-3181. http://spiritualread.org/

Beginning weekly in early January, smal...read more
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 3:30-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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!
Fibers Arts Night
6:30pm-8:30pm
 Fibers Arts Night
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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. FAN meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm in the Library Learning Center. 
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No Babytime Today!
 No Babytime Today!
Wednesday, Jan. 4
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Babytime will resume on January 11! Happy Holidays!
Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 10:15-10:45
(Every Wednesday 10;15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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.
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No Toddlertime today!
 No Toddlertime today!
Thursday, Jan. 5
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Toddlertime will resume on January 12! Happy Holidays!
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First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
10:00 am
First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
Friday, Jan. 6, 10:00 am
(Fridays, October 7, November 4, December 2, January 6)

Jefferson County Health Department - 615 Sheridan St Port Townsend
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
4:30-5:30
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
Friday, Jan. 6, 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)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Jan. 7, 10:15-10:45
(Every Saturday, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us at the library every Saturday for this family storytime for all ages!
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 10:15-10:45
(Every Tuesday 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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.
Book Lovers’ Cafe
1:30pm-2:45pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1:30pm-2:45pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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 ...read more
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
3:00-4:30pm
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 3:00-4:30pm
(Tuesdays, January-February )
Interfaith Amigos Sp
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend Public Library will join a January-February Spiritual Read about justice and environmental concerns of our time! To sign up to attend a book discussion and borrow a book call the Library at 385-3181. http://spiritualread.org/

Beginning weekly in early January, smal...read more
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 3:30-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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!
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 5:00-7:00p.m. Changeling Shakespea
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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 thoug...read more
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 10:15-10:45
(Every Wednesday 10;15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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.
Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30-5:30 p.m.
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
( Second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m.)
Friends of the Libra
Library Learning Center-Large Room
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.
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Community Meeting: National Alliance on Mental Illness
`1:00-3:00 pm
Community Meeting: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Thursday, Jan. 12, `1:00-3:00 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Christina Brinch and Mary Lasater
Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Jan. 12, 10:15-10:45
(Every Thursday except Thanksgiving, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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: Sierra Club
1:00-3:00pm
 Community Meeting: Sierra Club
Thursday, Jan. 12, 1:00-3:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Jan. 14, 10:15-10:45
(Every Saturday, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us at the library every Saturday for this family storytime for all ages!
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Library Closed - MLK Day
All day
 Library Closed - MLK Day
Monday, Jan. 16, All day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Freedom Reader Book Club (Membership full at this time)
10:00am - 11:30am
Freedom Reader Book Club (Membership full at this time)
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 10:00am - 11:30am
(Third Tuesdays of the month)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Membership full at this time.
Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 10:15-10:45
(Every Tuesday 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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.
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
3:00-4:30pm
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 3:00-4:30pm
(Tuesdays, January-February )
Interfaith Amigos Sp
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend Public Library will join a January-February Spiritual Read about justice and environmental concerns of our time! To sign up to attend a book discussion and borrow a book call the Library at 385-3181. http://spiritualread.org/

Beginning weekly in early January, smal...read more
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 3:30-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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!
Fibers Arts Night
6:30-8:30pm
 Fibers Arts Night
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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. FAN meets the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm in the Library Learning Center. 
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 10:15-10:45
(Every Wednesday 10;15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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.
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:15-10:45
(Every Thursday except Thanksgiving, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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.  
FIRST LEGO League Jr. Practice
4:00-4:45
 FIRST LEGO League Jr. Practice
Thursday, Jan. 19, 4:00-4:45
(Thursdays, 4:00-4:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
The library's FIRST LEGO League Junior team for ages 6-9 practices for their competition.
Paula Becker - Looking For Betty MacDonald: The Egg, The Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I
7-8 p.m.
Paula Becker - Looking For Betty MacDonald: The Egg, The Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I
Thursday, Jan. 19, 7-8 p.m.Paula Becker - Looki
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Paula Becker is the award-winning author of Looking For Betty MacDonald: The Egg, The Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I, and co-author of The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World's Fair and Its Legacy and Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington's First World'...read more
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Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
4:30-5:30
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
Friday, Jan. 20, 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)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Jan. 21, 10:15-10:45
(Every Saturday, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us at the library every Saturday for this family storytime for all ages!
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Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
3:30pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
Monday, Jan. 23, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Contact: Oma Landstra 
Library Foundation Board Meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Monday, Jan. 23, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.

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 Publ...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 10:15-10:45
(Every Tuesday 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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.
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
3:00-4:30pm
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3:00-4:30pm
(Tuesdays, January-February )
Interfaith Amigos Sp
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend Public Library will join a January-February Spiritual Read about justice and environmental concerns of our time! To sign up to attend a book discussion and borrow a book call the Library at 385-3181. http://spiritualread.org/

Beginning weekly in early January, smal...read more
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3:30-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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!
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5:00-7:00p.m. Changeling Shakespea
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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 thoug...read more
25
Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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.
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Jan. 26, 10:15-10:45
(Every Thursday except Thanksgiving, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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.  
FIRST LEGO League Jr. Practice
4:00-4:45
 FIRST LEGO League Jr. Practice
Thursday, Jan. 26, 4:00-4:45
(Thursdays, 4:00-4:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
The library's FIRST LEGO League Junior team for ages 6-9 practices for their competition.
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The Northwest Coastal Explorer with author Robert Steelquist
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Northwest Coastal Explorer with author Robert Steelquist
Friday, Jan. 27, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.The Northwest Coasta
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Author reading with Robert Steelquist discussing his new book The Northwest Coastal Explorer. 

When gardeners travel, we want to see … plants. But that doesn’t mean gardens, necessarily, as brought home by a new, photo-filled guidebook to our magnificent coastline f...read more
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Jan. 28, 10:15-10:45
(Every Saturday, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us at the library every Saturday for this family storytime for all ages!
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Army Corp of Engineers - Shellfish growers info. meeting
10:00-4:30
Army Corp of Engineers - Shellfish growers info. meeting
Monday, Jan. 30, 10:00-4:30
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 10:15-10:45
(Every Tuesday 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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.
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
3:00-4:30pm
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 3:00-4:30pm
(Tuesdays, January-February )
Interfaith Amigos Sp
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend Public Library will join a January-February Spiritual Read about justice and environmental concerns of our time! To sign up to attend a book discussion and borrow a book call the Library at 385-3181. http://spiritualread.org/

Beginning weekly in early January, smal...read more
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 3:30-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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!
    
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