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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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Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:30pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, May. 2, 2:00pm-3:30pm
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
Ziggy Rendler-Bregman - The Gate of Our Coming and Going
7-8 pm
Ziggy Rendler-Bregman - The Gate of Our Coming and Going
Monday, May 2, 7-8 pmZiggy Rendler-Bregma
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
The Gate of Our Coming and Going is a beautiful, self-published collection of both poems and prints created by Ziggy and just released in December 2015. She selected more than a dozen of her poems to be accompanied by a full color monoprint created and hand-pulled in her st...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 3, 10:15-10:45
(Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Caregivers and kids age 36 months – 5 years enjoy stories, songs, and hands-on activities while building early literacy skills and getting ready to start school. Every child can get ready to read at the library!
Fibers Arts Night
6:30pm-8:30pm
 Fibers Arts Night
Tuesday, May. 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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ESL for Adults
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 ESL for Adults
Wednesday, May. 4, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
(Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
ESL for Adults
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Volunteer tutors will work with individuals and small groups. The individuals studying in the class will be working at their personal level of English language usage. The class and study materials will be provided at no cost to the students. The class will meet for 2 hours one night a week.
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Library Director Open Office Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library Director Open Office Hours
Thursday, May. 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
(Thursdays 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Meet with Library Director, Melody Sky Eisler to discuss your ideas about the City of Port Townsend Public Library. Melody is committed to making sure the City of Port Townsend Public Library is the community’s library. Meetings are based on a first come basis and will be limited to 10 mi...read more
Baby Time
10:15-10:45
 Baby Time
Thursday, May. 5, 10:15-10:45
(Thursdays, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Newborns up to 18 months and their caregivers enjoy rhymes, finger plays, and songs together as they take their first steps toward language learning. Every child can get ready to read at the library!
Toddler Time
11:15-11:45
 Toddler Time
Thursday, May. 5, 11:15-11:45
(Thursdays, 11:15-11:45)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
18-36 month olds and their caregivers enjoy songs, short stories, and hands-on activities while they build their early literacy skills. Every child can get ready to read at the library! 
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Saturday Storytime At the Farmers’ Market
10:30-10:45
Saturday Storytime At the Farmers’ Market
Saturday, May. 7, 10:30-10:45
Farmers' Market
Kids of all ages and their caregivers enjoy songs and stories as they build early literacy skills at our Saturday storytime at the Farmers' Market at the corner of Lawrence and Tyler Streets. Come join us!
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 10, 10:15-10:45
(Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Caregivers and kids age 36 months – 5 years enjoy stories, songs, and hands-on activities while building early literacy skills and getting ready to start school. Every child can get ready to read at the library!
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Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30-5:30 p.m.
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, May. 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.
ESL for Adults
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 ESL for Adults
Wednesday, May. 11, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
(Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
ESL for Adults
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Volunteer tutors will work with individuals and small groups. The individuals studying in the class will be working at their personal level of English language usage. The class and study materials will be provided at no cost to the students. The class will meet for 2 hours one night a week.
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Library Director Open Office Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library Director Open Office Hours
Thursday, May. 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
(Thursdays 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Meet with Library Director, Melody Sky Eisler to discuss your ideas about the City of Port Townsend Public Library. Melody is committed to making sure the City of Port Townsend Public Library is the community’s library. Meetings are based on a first come basis and will be limited to 10 mi...read more
Baby Time
10:15-10:45
 Baby Time
Thursday, May. 12, 10:15-10:45
(Thursdays, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Newborns up to 18 months and their caregivers enjoy rhymes, finger plays, and songs together as they take their first steps toward language learning. Every child can get ready to read at the library!
Toddler Time
11:15-11:45
 Toddler Time
Thursday, May. 12, 11:15-11:45
(Thursdays, 11:15-11:45)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
18-36 month olds and their caregivers enjoy songs, short stories, and hands-on activities while they build their early literacy skills. Every child can get ready to read at the library! 
Budget Overview w/ Friends and Foundaiton
6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Budget Overview w/ Friends and Foundaiton
Thursday, May 12, 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
This is a closed meeting. 
Emergency Preparedness with City Manager David Timmons
7:00 pm
Emergency Preparedness with City Manager David Timmons
Thursday, May 12, 7:00 pmEmergency Preparedne
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Learn what you need to know to be prepared for emergencies such as earthquakes or tsunamis, and about the emergency plan for the City. Helpful handouts around a variety of emergency topics will be provided with ample time for questions and answers.
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Library Advisory Board Meeting
3:30p.m.
 Library Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, May. 16, 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, May. 16, 7 pm- 9pm
(3rd Monday of the month 7:00 pm)

Charles Pink House - 1256 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, May. 17, 10:00am - 11:30am
(Third Tuesdays of the month)

Library Learning Center-Large Room
Membership full at this time.
Fibers Arts Night
6:30-8:30pm
 Fibers Arts Night
Tuesday, May. 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 Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm in the Library Learning Center. 
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Steampunk Cosplay Mods for Kids and Teens
3:30-5:00
Steampunk Cosplay Mods for Kids and Teens
Wednesday, May 18, 3:30-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Are you ready for the Port Townsend Steampunk Festival? If you are between 9-17, come to the library to mod a steampunk bowler or tophat, gun or goggles that you can wear...read more
Better Living Through Giving Awards Reception
4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Better Living Through Giving Awards Reception
Wednesday, May 18, 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
ESL for Adults
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 ESL for Adults
Wednesday, May. 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
(Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
ESL for Adults
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Volunteer tutors will work with individuals and small groups. The individuals studying in the class will be working at their personal level of English language usage. The class and study materials will be provided at no cost to the students. The class will meet for 2 hours one night a week.
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Library Director Open Office Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library Director Open Office Hours
Thursday, May. 19, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
(Thursdays 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Meet with Library Director, Melody Sky Eisler to discuss your ideas about the City of Port Townsend Public Library. Melody is committed to making sure the City of Port Townsend Public Library is the community’s library. Meetings are based on a first come basis and will be limited to 10 mi...read more
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ESL for Adults
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 ESL for Adults
Wednesday, May. 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
(Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
ESL for Adults
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Volunteer tutors will work with individuals and small groups. The individuals studying in the class will be working at their personal level of English language usage. The class and study materials will be provided at no cost to the students. The class will meet for 2 hours one night a week.
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Library Director Open Office Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library Director Open Office Hours
Thursday, May. 26, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
(Thursdays 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Meet with Library Director, Melody Sky Eisler to discuss your ideas about the City of Port Townsend Public Library. Melody is committed to making sure the City of Port Townsend Public Library is the community’s library. Meetings are based on a first come basis and will be limited to 10 mi...read more
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Community meeting: Jefferson County Public Health
8:30am-11:00am
Community meeting: Jefferson County Public Health
Friday, May 27, 8:30am-11:00am
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Community meeting. 
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Saturday Storytime at the Market
10:30-11:00
Saturday Storytime at the Market
Saturday, May 28, 10:30-11:00
Farmers' Market, Polk St., Port Townsend
Come to a special storytime at the Artisan Food Festival at the Farmers' Market, and hear stories all about food and where it comes from!
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Library Closed - Memorial Day
All day
 Library Closed - Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, All day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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An Evening of Storytelling with Jamestown S’Klallam Elder Elaine Grinnell
6:00pm-7:00pm
An Evening of Storytelling with Jamestown S’Klallam Elder Elaine Grinnell
Tuesday, May 31, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Caregie Reading Room, Port Townsend Public Library
Elder and tribal storyteller, Elaine Grinnell will present stories of her people and showcase her handmade drums and baskets. Her great great grandfather, Cheech-ma-han (Indian spelling) was known as Chetzemoka, Chief of the Klallams.
    
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