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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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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Dec. 1, 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, Dec. 1, 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, Dec. 2, 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! 
Community Meeting: Sierra Club
1:00-3:00pm
 Community Meeting: Sierra Club
Friday, Dec. 2, 1:00-3:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
4:30-5:30
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
Friday, Dec. 2, 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.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
5:00 pm
 Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, Dec. 2, 5:00 pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Adventurous stuffed animals are invited to PT Library for a sleepover on Friday, December 2, at 5:00 pm!  Kids of all ages and their stuffies will enjoy a cozy nighttim...read more
Mike VanQuickenborne - Seriously Funny: Humor, Film, and Philosophy
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Mike VanQuickenborne - Seriously Funny: Humor, Film, and Philosophy
Friday, Dec. 2, 7:00-8:30 p.m.Mike VanQuickenborne
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Can films teach us about philosophy? Is what we feel while watching a film linked to what we learn? Film holds tremendous power to shape the thoughts of audience members. Many types of films exist today, from the deeply philosophic to the comedic. What happens when you combine the two concepts into ...read more
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 3, 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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Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, Dec. 5, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Reads for 2016:
 
October 3: The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
 
November 7: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
 
December 5: Holiday gathering! Share your favorite book or the current book you are reading.....read more
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
3:30pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
Monday, Dec. 5, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Contact: Oma Landstra 
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 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, Dec. 6, 1:30-3:30
(First Tuesday of the month)
Community Meeting -
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 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, Dec. 6, 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, Dec. 7, 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.
FIRST LEGO League Junior Info Session
3:30-4:15
FIRST LEGO League Junior Info Session
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3:30-4:15
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
FIRST LEGO League Jr.* is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 9. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, teams explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. Then they create a Show Me poster that illustrates ...read more
Community Meeting: Domestic Violence Prevention Community Meeting
5:30-7:00pm
Community Meeting: Domestic Violence Prevention Community Meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5:30-7:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Hosted by the VDove House
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Dec. 8, 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, Dec. 8, 3:30-5;00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Practice for the library's FIRST LEGO League robotics team.
Library Foundation Board Meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 8, 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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Friends of the Library - Annual Meeting
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friends of the Library - Annual Meeting
Friday, Dec. 9, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 10, 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, Dec. 13, 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.
Tri-equal (community meeting)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
 Tri-equal (community meeting)
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 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, Dec. 13, 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, Dec. 14, 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, Dec. 14, 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, Dec. 15, 1:00-3:00 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Christina Brinch and Mary Lasater
Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Dec. 15, 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 Read Planning Meeting
3:00pm-4:00pm
 Community Read Planning Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 15, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Closed meeting
Breast Cancer Smoothies- Author Talk and Book Release with Daniella Chace
6:00-7:30pm
Breast Cancer Smoothies- Author Talk and Book Release with Daniella Chace
Thursday, Dec. 15, 6:00-7:30pmBreast Cancer Smooth
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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: 

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Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
4:30-5:30
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
Friday, Dec. 16, 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, Dec. 17, 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, Dec. 19, 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, Dec. 19, 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, Dec. 20, 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, Dec. 20, 10:00am - 11:30am
(Third Tuesdays of the month)

Library Learning Center-Large Room
Membership full at this time.
Solstice Crafting
2:00-6:00
 Solstice Crafting
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2:00-6:00Solstice Crafting
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us on Tuesday, December 20, from 2:00 - 6:00 pm for an all ages holiday crafting event. All materials will be provided to create one-of-a kind keepsakes for yourself or to give as gifts! Enjoy live music too!
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 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, Dec. 20, 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, Dec. 21, 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, Dec. 22, 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.  
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Library Closed - Christmas Holiday
All day
Library Closed - Christmas Holiday
Saturday, Dec. 24, All day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
No Saturday Family Storytime today!
No Saturday Family Storytime today!
Saturday, Dec. 24
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Saturday Family Storytime will resume on January 7! Happy Holidays
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Library Closed - Christmas Holiday
All day
Library Closed - Christmas Holiday
Sunday, Dec. 25, All day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Library Closed - Christmas Holiday
All day
Library Closed - Christmas Holiday
Monday, Dec. 26, All day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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No Preschool Storytime Today!
 No Preschool Storytime Today!
Tuesday, Dec. 27
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Preschool Storytime will resume on January 10! Happy Holidays!
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 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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No Babytime Today!
 No Babytime Today!
Wednesday, Dec. 28
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Babytime will resume on January 11! Happy Holidays!
Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 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, Dec. 29
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Toddlertime will resume on January 12! Happy Holidays!
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No Saturday Family Storytime today!
No Saturday Family Storytime today!
Saturday, Dec. 31
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Saturday Family Storytime will resume on January 7! Happy Holidays
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