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Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
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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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Farmers’ Market Family Storytime
10:30-11:15
Farmers’ Market Family Storytime
Saturday, Oct. 1, 10:30-11:15
Port Townsend Farmers' Market
Families and kids of all ages can join us for the last Farmers Market storytime of the season! Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and other surprises. Follow the bubbles to the storytime tent on the Community Center lawn.
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Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:30pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, Oct. 3, 2:00pm-3:30pm
(The First Monday of the Month at 2:00pm all year (wee meet the Seconf Monday of the month if the first is a holiday))

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Upcoming Reads for 2016:

January 4:
 Gemini by Carol Cassella

February 1: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzi – youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2015...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Bring your preschoolers (36 months - up) and be ready to sing and play with them! You will enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts as we promote early literacy and learning.
Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 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.
Community Meeting - OA3 Support Group
1:30-3:30
Community Meeting - OA3 Support Group
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1:30-3:30
(First Tuesday of the month)
Community Meeting -
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Fibers Arts Night
6:30pm-8:30pm
 Fibers Arts Night
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 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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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 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, Oct. 6, 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.  
FLL Practice
3:30-5:00
 FLL Practice
Thursday, Oct. 6, 3:30-5:00
(Thursdays except for Thanksgiving, 3:30-5:00)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
The library FIRST LEGO League team practices. For team members and coaches.
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First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
10:00 am
First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
Friday, Oct. 7, 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! 
Bigfoot Researcher - Ron Morehead
7-8 pm
Bigfoot Researcher - Ron Morehead
Friday, Oct. 7, 7-8 pmBigfoot Researcher -
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Ron Morehead is a resident of Sequim, Washington.  In the early 1970’s Ron was part of a group of hunters who annually packed into a remote area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.  During these trips, the team began getting evening visitations from a family of creatures th...read more
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Oct. 8, 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!
Friends of the PT Library Book Sale
9:00am-2:00pm
Friends of the PT Library Book Sale
Saturday, Oct. 8, 9:00am-2:00pm
Port Townsend Community Center Lounge
Friends of the PT Library 
Book Sale
October 8th; 9am - 2pm
at the Uptown Community Center
(8am Admission for Members of the Friends)
Gently used books, DVDs & CDs for adults & children
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Our Indigenous Legacy: Struggle, Survival, Moving Forward
7:00pm-9:00pm
Our Indigenous Legacy: Struggle, Survival, Moving Forward
Monday, Oct. 10, 7:00pm-9:00pmOur Indigenous Legac
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room

A film screening followed by an interactive performance with
~ Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble ~
 
In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day
 
...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 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.
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 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, Oct. 12, 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, Oct. 13, 1:00-3:00 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Christina Brinch and Mary Lasater
Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Oct. 13, 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
12:30-3:00pm
 Community Meeting: Sierra Club
Thursday, Oct. 13, 12:30-3:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
FLL Practice
3:30-5:00
 FLL Practice
Thursday, Oct. 13, 3:30-5:00
(Thursdays except for Thanksgiving, 3:30-5:00)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
The library FIRST LEGO League team practices. For team members and coaches.
Community Meeting: Learn about 4H
5:30-6:00pm
Community Meeting: Learn about 4H
Thursday, Oct. 13, 5:30-6:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
4H Group
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UFOology - Maurene Morgan
7-8 pm
 UFOology - Maurene Morgan
Friday, Oct. 14, 7-8 pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Maurene Morgan is a Washington Mutual UFO Networ...read more
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Oct. 15, 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 Advisory Board Meeting
3:30p.m.
 Library Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, Oct. 17, 3:30p.m.
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Library Advisory Board 
Meets 3rd Tuesday, 3:00 PM, Library Learninig Center.
Click here for agendas and minutes...read more
Friends of the Library Book Club
7 pm- 9pm
Friends of the Library Book Club
Monday, Oct. 17, 7 pm- 9pm
(3rd Monday of the month 7:00 pm)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 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.
Freedom Reader Book Club (Membership full at this time)
10:00am - 11:30am
Freedom Reader Book Club (Membership full at this time)
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10:00am - 11:30am
(Third Tuesdays of the month)

Library Learning Center-Large Room
Membership full at this time.
College Application Essay Workshop
3:30-5:00
College Application Essay Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 3:30-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Essayist Sheila Bender leads a workshop to help high school students draft and revise their college application essays. You can bring whatever you have written so far, or just come to get ideas and get started! The event is free.
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 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, Oct. 20, 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.  
FLL Practice
3:30-5:00
 FLL Practice
Thursday, Oct. 20, 3:30-5:00
(Thursdays except for Thanksgiving, 3:30-5:00)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
The library FIRST LEGO League team practices. For team members and coaches.
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Oct. 22, 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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Girls Create! Junior Camp
3:30-5:00
 Girls Create! Junior Camp
Monday, Oct. 24, 3:30-5:00
Jefferson County Library
Girls age 9-12 build, craft, light up LEDs and create amazing take-home projects and items to donate to local charities like Habitat for Humanity. Girls Create! Is free but space is limited, so please call the library or go online to the library website to sign up. Note: this program is at t...read more
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
3:30pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
Monday, Oct. 24, 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, Oct. 24, 7:00pm-9:00pm
(4th Monday of the month)

Library Learning Center-Large Room
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City Staff - First Aid/CPR training
All day
City Staff - First Aid/CPR training
Tuesday, Oct. 25, All day
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 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.
Breast Cancer Smoothies- Author Talk and Book Release with Daniella Chace
7:00-8:00pm
Breast Cancer Smoothies- Author Talk and Book Release with Daniella Chace
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7:00-8:00pmBreast Cancer Smooth
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Daniella will be talking about her new book, breast cancer toxins, nutrients proven to destroy breast cancer cells and how to make powerful healing smoothies that target breast cancer! She will offer a smoothie tasting too!

About the book: 

read more

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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 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.
Girls Create! Senior Camp
3:30-5:30
 Girls Create! Senior Camp
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 3:30-5:30
Jefferson County Library
Girls age 13-seniors in high school build, sew, light up LEDs and create amazing take-home projects and items to donate to local charities like Jefferson County Humane Society. Girls Create! Is free but space is limited, so please call the library to sign up at 385-3181. Note: This program i...read more
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Oct. 27, 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.  
FLL Practice
3:30-5:00
 FLL Practice
Thursday, Oct. 27, 3:30-5:00
(Thursdays except for Thanksgiving, 3:30-5:00)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
The library FIRST LEGO League team practices. For team members and coaches.
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Art in the Library - Opening Reception
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Art in the Library - Opening Reception
Friday, Oct. 28, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(2016 - October 28, 2017 - February 24, June 23, October 27)
Art in the Library -
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
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 la...read more
Cute-Not-Scary Halloween Party
6:30-7:15
 Cute-Not-Scary Halloween Party
Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30-7:15
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
For families and kids up to age 12. Come in costume (not too scary, please!) and join us for stories, songs, snacks, and crafts!
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Oct. 29, 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!
Teen Fandom Creature Feature
6:30-8:30
 Teen Fandom Creature Feature
Saturday, Oct. 29, 6:30-8:30
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Whether it's Star Wars, Undertale, Harry Potter, Marvel, Disney, or Superwholock, our favorite fandoms offer ample opportunities for costume design. Teens age 13 through high school come in costume (G or PG-rated please) and enjoy a movie, crafts, and snacks.
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