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Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 1-5

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, Feb. 1, 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
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 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, Feb. 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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Jr. FIRST LEGO League Practice
3:15-4:00
 Jr. FIRST LEGO League Practice
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 3:15-4:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
For kids who have joined one of our library Jr. FLL teams!
Program With Scratch!
4:00-5:00
 Program With Scratch!
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 4:00-5:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Ages 9-17. Scratch is a free graphical programming language developed by MIT. It looks cute, but it's not just kid stuff - you can create sophisticated games and applications, and it's a big help if you go on to program in other langagues like Python or Java. Get started with Scratch by writ...read more
ESL for Adults
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 ESL for Adults
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 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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Baby Time
10:15-10:45
 Baby Time
Thursday, Feb. 4, 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!
Library Director Open Office Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library Director Open Office Hours
Thursday, Feb. 4, 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
Library Open House
10am-7:00pm
 Library Open House
Thursday, Feb. 4, 10am-7:00pmLibrary Open House
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Love your library this February with a valentine themed open house all day. 

Live music:
*Harmonica Pocket will perform at 10:15am
*Swami John Pickle will play "KORA" the West African Harp 3:00-5:00pm
*Tremont Trio performi
...read more
Toddler Time
11:15-11:45
 Toddler Time
Thursday, Feb. 4, 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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Community Read Planning Meeting
3:00-4:00pm
 Community Read Planning Meeting
Friday, Feb. 5, 3:00-4:00pm
Library Learning Center-Large Room
Closed meeting. 
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Super Saturday Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Super Saturday Storytime
Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:15-10:45
(Saturdays, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Kids of all ages and their caregivers enjoy songs and stories at our Saturday storytime as they build early literacy skills. Come join us!
Author Daniella Chace: Healing Smoothies
2:00pm-4:00pm
Author Daniella Chace: Healing Smoothies
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2:00pm-4:00pmAuthor Daniella Chac
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Join Daniella Chace MSc, CN, local clinical nutritionist, educator, and author, for a discussion about nutrition, cancer prevention, and her latest book “Healing Smoothies.” A smoothie sampling will be included. 

About the Book:
Over the last few yea...read more
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Carpet cleaning - no programs in Pink House
All day
Carpet cleaning - no programs in Pink House
Monday, Feb. 8, All day
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 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, Feb. 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.
Jr. FIRST LEGO League Practice
3:15-4:00
 Jr. FIRST LEGO League Practice
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 3:15-4:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
For kids who have joined one of our library Jr. FLL teams!
Make More With Scratch!
4:00-5:00
 Make More With Scratch!
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4:00-5:00
Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Scratch is a free graphical programming language developed by MIT. It looks cute, but it's not just kid stuff - you can create sophisticated games and applications, and it's a big help if you go on to program in other langagues like Python or Java. Take the next steps in Scratch by creating ...read more
or call --360-385-3181.
ESL for Adults
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 ESL for Adults
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 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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Baby Time
10:15-10:45
 Baby Time
Thursday, Feb. 11, 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!
Library Director Open Office Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library Director Open Office Hours
Thursday, Feb. 11, 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
Toddler Time
11:15-11:45
 Toddler Time
Thursday, Feb. 11, 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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Community Meeting: Jefferson Public Health
9:00am-11:00am
Community Meeting: Jefferson Public Health
Friday, Feb. 12, 9:00am-11:00am
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Friends Committee Meeting
3:00pm-4:30pm
 Friends Committee Meeting
Friday, Feb. 12, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Western Flyer with Kevin Bailey
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 Western Flyer with Kevin Bailey
Friday, Feb. 12, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.Western Flyer with K
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Dr. Kevin M. Bailey was formerly a Senior Scientist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center of NOAA and affiliate Full Professor at the University of Washington. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and written two books. His recent, The Western Flyer: Steinbec...read more
Art in the Library - Opening Reception
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Art in the Library - Opening Reception
Friday, Feb. 12, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(February 12, June 10, October 14)
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
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Super Saturday Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Super Saturday Storytime
Saturday, Feb. 13, 10:15-10:45
(Saturdays, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Kids of all ages and their caregivers enjoy songs and stories at our Saturday storytime as they build early literacy skills. Come join us!
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Library Closed - Holiday
All Day
 Library Closed - Holiday
Monday, Feb. 15, All Day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 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!
Freedom Reader Book Club (Membership full at this time)
10:00am - 11:30am
Freedom Reader Book Club (Membership full at this time)
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 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, Feb. 16, 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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Jr. FIRST LEGO League Practice
3:15-4:00
 Jr. FIRST LEGO League Practice
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:15-4:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
For kids who have joined one of our library Jr. FLL teams!
Paper Circuits
4:00-5:00
 Paper Circuits
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4:00-5:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Did you know you can make working electrical circuits with paper? Learn how circuits work and make a cool light-up paper project when we explore materials like copper tape, conductive ink. LEDs, and more.
ESL for Adults
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 ESL for Adults
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 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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Baby Time
10:15-10:45
 Baby Time
Thursday, Feb. 18, 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!
Library Director Open Office Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library Director Open Office Hours
Thursday, Feb. 18, 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
Intro To Grant Proposal Writing
11:00-12:00
 Intro To Grant Proposal Writing
Thursday, Feb. 18, 11:00-12:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Proposal writing is the skill most sought after by savvy nonprofit staff members. Submitting a proposal may be your only chance to put your organization in front of a foundation, so you want to be sure to do it right. In this free webinar, Judith Margolin provides tips on developing a compelling pro...read more
Toddler Time
11:15-11:45
 Toddler Time
Thursday, Feb. 18, 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! 
Caspar Babypants in Concert
6:30
 Caspar Babypants in Concert
Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:30
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
 Chris Ballew was a co-founder of the alt-rock 90s band Presidents of the United States of America. ?Now he is superstar family musician Caspar ...read more
or call --360-385-3181.
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Super Saturday Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Super Saturday Storytime
Saturday, Feb. 20, 10:15-10:45
(Saturdays, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Kids of all ages and their caregivers enjoy songs and stories at our Saturday storytime as they build early literacy skills. Come join us!
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Library Advisory Board Meeting
3:30p.m.
 Library Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, Feb. 22, 3:30p.m.
Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Library Advisory Board 
Meets 3rd Tuesday, 3:00 PM, Library Learninig Center.
Click here for agendas and minutes...read more
Library Foundation Board Meeting
7 pm
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Monday, Feb. 22, 7 pm
(4th Monday of the month)

Library Learning Center-Large Room
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 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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Jr. FIRST LEGO League Practice
3:15-4:00
 Jr. FIRST LEGO League Practice
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3:15-4:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
For kids who have joined one of our library Jr. FLL teams!
Learn to Solder
4:00-5:00
 Learn to Solder
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 4:00-5:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Like hot glue for electronics,soldering is how you put wires together in a circuit. Learning to solder is a great first step in making your own electronics projects. Learn how to be safe with solder and see some examples of things you can make in our hands-on soldering workshop.
ESL for Adults
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 ESL for Adults
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 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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Baby Time
10:15-10:45
 Baby Time
Thursday, Feb. 25, 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!
Library Director Open Office Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library Director Open Office Hours
Thursday, Feb. 25, 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
Toddler Time
11:15-11:45
 Toddler Time
Thursday, Feb. 25, 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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Super Saturday Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Super Saturday Storytime
Saturday, Feb. 27, 10:15-10:45
(Saturdays, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library 1220 Lawrence Street
Kids of all ages and their caregivers enjoy songs and stories at our Saturday storytime as they build early literacy skills. Come join us!
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