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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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Introduction to Screen Printing for Teens
2:00-3:30
Introduction to Screen Printing for Teens
Monday, Aug. 1, 2:00-3:30
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Get an overview of the art of screen printing from local artist, Mike Topagna. Check out Mike’s skateboard designs at http://www.mikestroindustries.com/ Class is free but registration is required.
Book Lovers’ Cafe
12:00pm-1:30pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, Aug. 1, 12:00pm-1:30pm
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
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 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.
Percy Jackson Read-Aloud
2:00-3:00 pm
 Percy Jackson Read-Aloud
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2:00-3:00 pm
(Tuesdays, 2-3 pm)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Kids age 7-up, join us for Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief weekly read-alouds featuring local legend sappearing as guest readers!

- June 21: Michelle Sandoval
- June 28: Marc Weinblatt
- July 5: Jeanette Force
- July 12: Crystie Kisler
- July 19: H...read more
Robotics Team Camp
3:00-4:45
 Robotics Team Camp
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 3:00-4:45
(Tuesday August 2, 3:00-4:45, Wednesday August 3, 3:00-4:45, Thursday August 4, 3:00-4:45)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Are you between 9-14 years old and interested in being on the library's FIRST LEGO League robotics team? Come to this three-day camp and learn to program robots to solve challenges like the ones we will face in our competition season! This is a great way to find out if the commitment of being on...read more
Fibers Arts Night
6:30pm-8:30pm
 Fibers Arts Night
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 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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Grant Street Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Grant Street Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 10:15-10:45
(Wednesdays, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, 10:15-10:45)

Grant Street Elementary School
Join us at the Grant Street Elementary library for an all-ages family storytime program featuring songs, stories, fingerplays, bubbles, and other adventures! Grant Street Storytime takes place from June 22-August 10.
Robotics Team Camp
3:00-4:45
 Robotics Team Camp
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 3:00-4:45
(Tuesday August 2, 3:00-4:45, Wednesday August 3, 3:00-4:45, Thursday August 4, 3:00-4:45)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Are you between 9-14 years old and interested in being on the library's FIRST LEGO League robotics team? Come to this three-day camp and learn to program robots to solve challenges like the ones we will face in our competition season! This is a great way to find out if the commitment of being on...read more
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Newborns up to 18 months and their caregivers enjoy rhymes, finger plays, songs, felt boards, and bubbles together as they take their first steps toward language learning. Come join us for this delightful program!
Toddler Time
11:15-11:45
 Toddler Time
Thursday, Aug. 4, 11:15-11:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
18-36 month olds and their caregivers enjoy songs, short stories, finger plays, felt boards, and hands-on activities while they explore language and build early literacy skills.
Robotics Team Camp
3:00-4:45
 Robotics Team Camp
Thursday, Aug. 4, 3:00-4:45
(Tuesday August 2, 3:00-4:45, Wednesday August 3, 3:00-4:45, Thursday August 4, 3:00-4:45)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Are you between 9-14 years old and interested in being on the library's FIRST LEGO League robotics team? Come to this three-day camp and learn to program robots to solve challenges like the ones we will face in our competition season! This is a great way to find out if the commitment of being on...read more
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Sound of Music Singalong!
6:00-9:00
 Sound of Music Singalong!
Friday, Aug. 5, 6:00-9:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Watch The Sound of Music on the big screen, sing along to the movie, wear costumes and eat popcorn! For family and friends.
6-9:00pm
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Storytime at the Farmer’s Market
10:30-11:15
Storytime at the Farmer’s Market
Saturday, Aug. 6, 10:30-11:15
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us for a special storytime outdoors at the Farmer's Market as we sing songs, read stories, and celebrate summer! All ages.
"Roots and Branches: A Story of Survival" author talk and book signing
2:00pm-3:00pm
"Roots and Branches: A Story of Survival" author talk and book signing
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2:00pm-3:00pmRoots and Branches:
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Join Edith Kapka and her daughter Marga Kapka for an author talk and book signing.

About the book:She grew up the youngest of three children in a middle class Jewish family, just like many others. But since the Nazi occupation of Budapest, Hungary, seventeen-year-old Eva Szabo’s wor...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 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.
Percy Jackson Read-Aloud
2:00-3:00 pm
 Percy Jackson Read-Aloud
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
(Tuesdays, 2-3 pm)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Kids age 7-up, join us for Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief weekly read-alouds featuring local legend sappearing as guest readers!

- June 21: Michelle Sandoval
- June 28: Marc Weinblatt
- July 5: Jeanette Force
- July 12: Crystie Kisler
- July 19: H...read more
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Grant Street Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Grant Street Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 10:15-10:45
(Wednesdays, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, 10:15-10:45)

Grant Street Elementary School
Join us at the Grant Street Elementary library for an all-ages family storytime program featuring songs, stories, fingerplays, bubbles, and other adventures! Grant Street Storytime takes place from June 22-August 10.
Twisters Gymnastics Demonstration
2:00-2:45
Twisters Gymnastics Demonstration
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2:00-2:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Have you ever dreamed of being a gymnast?  Join us for a gymnastics demonstration and lesson with the coaches and students of Twisters Gym, and find out how to make your dream come true! On the Library lawn. 
Stand Back Test Labs - Rescheduled!
3:00-4:00
Stand Back Test Labs - Rescheduled!
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 3:00-4:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Come try some arts and science hands-on projects that might be included in upcoming library programs, and let us know what you think of them! You may or may not get to take home your finished product, but you will get some cool Test Labs gear, and the thanks of a grateful library! For ages 9-up. No ...read more
Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30-5:30 p.m.
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 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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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Newborns up to 18 months and their caregivers enjoy rhymes, finger plays, songs, felt boards, and bubbles together as they take their first steps toward language learning. Come join us for this delightful program!
Toddler Time
11:15-11:45
 Toddler Time
Thursday, Aug. 11, 11:15-11:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
18-36 month olds and their caregivers enjoy songs, short stories, finger plays, felt boards, and hands-on activities while they explore language and build early literacy skills.
Community Meeting: Sierra Club
1:00-3:30pm
 Community Meeting: Sierra Club
Thursday, Aug. 11, 1:00-3:30pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Community Meeting: National Alliance on Mental Illness
3:45pm-6:45pm
Community Meeting: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Thursday, Aug. 11, 3:45pm-6:45pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Contact: Christina Brinch and Mary Lasater
"Faces of Port Townsend" book release with Mike McAndrew
7pm-8pm
"Faces of Port Townsend" book release with Mike McAndrew
Thursday, Aug. 11, 7pm-8pmFaces of Port Townse
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Mike McAndrew will present a book release and signing party of his book entitled Faces of Port Townsend featuring a slide show presentation.

In July of 2015 Mike McAndrew began a project photographing people of Port Townsend. Nearly a year later the project was completed having i...read more
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Code Weekend
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 Code Weekend
Saturday, Aug. 13, 1-3
(Saturday June 25 1-3, Sunday June 26 1:30-3:30, Saturday July 16 1-3, Sunday July 17 1:30-3:30, Saturday August 13 1-3, Sunday August 14 1:30-3:30)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Learn computer programming with volunteer teachers and the Hour of Code online curriculum. Bring your own laptop if you have one. All ages. Free.
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Code Weekend
1:30-3:30
 Code Weekend
Sunday, Aug. 14, 1:30-3:30
(Saturday June 25 1-3, Sunday June 26 1:30-3:30, Saturday July 16 1-3, Sunday July 17 1:30-3:30, Saturday August 13 1-3, Sunday August 14 1:30-3:30)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Learn computer programming with volunteer teachers and the Hour of Code online curriculum. Bring your own laptop if you have one. All ages. Free.
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Teen Book Discussion
2:00-3:00
 Teen Book Discussion
Monday, Aug. 15, 2:00-3:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Discuss the fabulous book Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell in the Library Teen Alcove and eat snacks. “Eleanor and Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.” – John Green
Summer Reading Pool Party
2:00-4:00
 Summer Reading Pool Party
Monday, Aug. 15, 2:00-4:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Bring your reading log to this party! It’s your admission to enjoy free swimming and games at the pool.
Friends of the Library Book Club
7 pm- 9pm
Friends of the Library Book Club
Monday, Aug. 15, 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, Aug. 16, 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.
Freedom Reader Book Club (Membership full at this time)
10:00am - 11:30am
Freedom Reader Book Club (Membership full at this time)
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:00am - 11:30am
(Third Tuesdays of the month)

Library Learning Center-Large Room
Membership full at this time.
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Newborns up to 18 months and their caregivers enjoy rhymes, finger plays, songs, felt boards, and bubbles together as they take their first steps toward language learning. Come join us for this delightful program!
Toddler Time
11:15-11:45
 Toddler Time
Thursday, Aug. 18, 11:15-11:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
18-36 month olds and their caregivers enjoy songs, short stories, finger plays, felt boards, and hands-on activities while they explore language and build early literacy skills.
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End of Summer Reading Party!
2:00-4:00
 End of Summer Reading Party!
Friday, Aug. 19, 2:00-4:00
Chetzemoka Park
Join us for our End of Summer Reading Party at Chetzemoka Park from 2 to 4 pm.  Dress up as your favorite Greek god, goddess, hero, or monster!  Play games, enjoy watermelon, create giant bubbles, and receive a gold medal for your reading accomplishments!
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Library Foundation Board Meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Monday, Aug. 22, 7:00pm-9:00pm
(4th Monday of the month)

Library Learning Center-Large Room
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Preschool Storytime on Break
 Preschool Storytime on Break
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
We will be back with new preschool storytimes starting in September! For now, come enjoy the toys and books in the children's room.
FIRST LEGO League Model Build and Raptor Research!
2:00-4:00
FIRST LEGO League Model Build and Raptor Research!
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2:00-4:00
(Tuesday August 23, 2-4 pm, Tuesday August 30, 2-4 pm)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Members of the library FLL robotics team meet to build our field models for the 2016-2017 season. We will also do research on raptors with Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue!
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Training - closed meeting
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Training - closed meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Toddlertime on Break
 Toddlertime on Break
Thursday, Aug. 25,
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Toddlertime will resume on Thursday, September 8. In the meanwhile, the children's room is open for exploration and play!
Babytime on Break
 Babytime on Break
Thursday, Aug. 25,
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Babytime will resume on Thursday, September 8. In the meanwhile, the children's room is open for exploration and play!
Training - closed meeting
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Training - closed meeting
Thursday, Aug. 25, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Preschool Storytime on Break
 Preschool Storytime on Break
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
We will be back with new preschool storytimes starting in September! For now, come enjoy the toys and books in the children's room.
FIRST LEGO League Model Build and Raptor Research!
2:00-4:00
FIRST LEGO League Model Build and Raptor Research!
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2:00-4:00
(Tuesday August 23, 2-4 pm, Tuesday August 30, 2-4 pm)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Members of the library FLL robotics team meet to build our field models for the 2016-2017 season. We will also do research on raptors with Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue!
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