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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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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 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.
Bring Your Own Book Club
3:00-5:00
 Bring Your Own Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 3:00-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join the Bring Your Own Book Club for middle school students! Come to the library and talk about whatever book you are reading at the moment, whether it's for fun or school.
Book Discussion: "Where the Salmon Run"
6:30-9:00p.m.
Book Discussion: "Where the Salmon Run"
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 6:30-9:00p.m.
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
A book discussion group reading "Where the Salmon Run" by Trova Heffernan and facilitated by Lys Burden 
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Mar. 2, 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.  
Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World Film Kickoff with the director Nicholas “Nico” Edwards
7:00-9:00pm
Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World Film Kickoff with the director Nicholas “Nico” Edwards
Thursday, Mar. 2, 7:00-9:00pmSea Gypsies: The Far
Wheeler Theatre, Fort Worden
Port Townsend Film Festival presents: Nico Edwards, in the documentary finds passage on Sailing Yacht Infinity on an Antarctic expedition and discovers more than just penguins, the seventh continent and open seas. This event is intended for adults and is free and available to the f...read more
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First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
10:00 am
First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
Friday, Mar. 3, 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! 
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
4:30-5:30
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
Friday, Mar. 3, 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, Mar. 4, 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!
Community Meeting: Freeya Alliance (PENDING APPLICATION)
11:00am-1:00pm
Community Meeting: Freeya Alliance (PENDING APPLICATION)
Saturday, Mar. 4, 11:00am-1:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Wind & Water: A Juried Art Show Reception
5:00-8:00p.m.
Wind & Water: A Juried Art Show Reception
Saturday, Mar. 4, 5:00-8:00p.m. Wind & Water: A Juri
Northwind Arts Center
Wind & Water is presented in conjunction with Port Townsend Public Library’s Community Read for 2017: read more
PT Shorts- Reader’s Theater
7:30pm
PT Shorts- Reader’s Theater
Saturday, Mar. 4, 7:30pmPT Shorts- Reader&rs
Northwind Arts Center
Key City Theater presents readings from Before the Wind by local actors.
Friends of the PT Library Book Sale
9:00am-2:00pm
Friends of the PT Library Book Sale
Saturday, Mar. 4, 9:00am-2:00pm
Port Townsend Community Center Lounge
Friends of the PT Library 
Book Sale
March 4th; 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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PT Shorts- Reader’s Theater
5:30pm
PT Shorts- Reader’s Theater
Sunday, Mar. 5, 5:30pmPT Shorts- Reader&rs
Northwind Arts Center
Key City Theater presents readings from Before the Wind by local actors.
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Community Meeting: Sunrise Huddle - Environmental (Pending Application)
11:00am-1:00pm
Community Meeting: Sunrise Huddle - Environmental (Pending Application)
Monday, Mar. 6, 11:00am-1:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Pending Application
Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, Mar. 6, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Join a fun discussion of fiction and nonfiction books. Usually meets the first Monday of the month. Meetings are noted below. 
 
Upcoming Reads for 2017:

January 10 (meeting on Tuesday) : The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie ...read more
The Library Children’s Choir
4:00 - 4:50 pm
The Library Children’s Choir
Monday, Mar. 6, 4:00 - 4:50 pmThe Library Children
First Baptist Church
The PT Public Library Children's Choir is back! Directed by Phina Pipia, this is a free music program for ages 7 - 12. Participants will meet for weekly rehearsals on Mondays from 4:00 to 4:50. The program will culminate with a public performance on Saturday, May 13. Pre-registration is required...read more

Community Meeting: Write More Letters Club
4:30-6:30pm
Community Meeting: Write More Letters Club
Monday, Mar. 6, 4:30-6:30pm
(First Monday of the month at 4:30pm on 2-6, 3-6, 4-3, 5-1. )

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
The purpose of the club is to keep the art of letter writing alive and relevant while promoting camaraderie and community connection.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 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, Mar. 7, 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, Mar. 7, 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, Mar. 8, 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.
Bring Your Own Book Club
3:00-5:00
 Bring Your Own Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 3:00-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join the Bring Your Own Book Club for middle school students! Come to the library and talk about whatever book you are reading at the moment, whether it's for fun or school.
Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30pm-5:00pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Mar. 9, 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
1:00-3:00pm
 Community Meeting: Sierra Club
Thursday, Mar. 9, 1:00-3:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Facilitated Book Discussion at the Library
7:00-8:00pm
Facilitated Book Discussion at the Library
Thursday, Mar. 9, 7:00-8:00pmFacilitated Book Dis
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Discuss the book with a maritime expert and a librarian.  
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Community Meeting: PTSD Project Planning
8:00am-3:00pm
Community Meeting: PTSD Project Planning
Friday, Mar. 10, 8:00am-3:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Mar. 11, 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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The Library Children’s Choir
4:00 - 4:50 pm
The Library Children’s Choir
Monday, Mar. 13, 4:00 - 4:50 pmThe Library Children
First Baptist Church
The PT Public Library Children's Choir is back! Directed by Phina Pipia, this is a free music program for ages 7 - 12. Participants will meet for weekly rehearsals on Mondays from 4:00 to 4:50. The program will culminate with a public performance on Saturday, May 13. Pre-registration is required...read more

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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 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.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 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
Sea Shanties Performance
7:00-8:00pm
 Sea Shanties Performance
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 7:00-8:00pmSea Shanties Perform
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
A maritime musical performance of songs that once echoed across our Victorian waterfront during the golden age of sail. 
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 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.
Bring Your Own Book Club
3:00-5:00
 Bring Your Own Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 3:00-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join the Bring Your Own Book Club for middle school students! Come to the library and talk about whatever book you are reading at the moment, whether it's for fun or school.
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Staff use
9:00am-6:00pm
 Staff use
Thursday, Mar. 16, 9:00am-6:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Closed for staff use
Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Mar. 16, 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 Book Discussion at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar
7:00-8:00pm
Community Book Discussion at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar
Thursday, Mar. 16, 7:00-8:00pmCommunity Book Discu
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Discuss the book in the community with a facilitator. 
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Art in Action: Deborah Olsen demonstrate Crazy Quilting
4:00-6:00pm
Art in Action: Deborah Olsen demonstrate Crazy Quilting
Friday, Mar. 17, 4:00-6:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
View a live quilting demonstration and see finished items of  this beautiful craft. Books on crazy quilting will be on display and available for checkout when inspiration strikes.
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
4:30-5:30
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
Friday, Mar. 17, 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, Mar. 18, 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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Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
2:30pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
Sunday, Mar. 19, 2:30pm-5:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Contact Perry Spring
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The Library Children’s Choir
4:00 - 4:50 pm
The Library Children’s Choir
Monday, Mar. 20, 4:00 - 4:50 pmThe Library Children
First Baptist Church
The PT Public Library Children's Choir is back! Directed by Phina Pipia, this is a free music program for ages 7 - 12. Participants will meet for weekly rehearsals on Mondays from 4:00 to 4:50. The program will culminate with a public performance on Saturday, May 13. Pre-registration is required...read more

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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, Mar. 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
(Third Tuesdays of the month)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Membership full at this time.
Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 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 Book Discussion at the Boiler Room
3:00pm-4:00pm
Community Book Discussion at the Boiler Room
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 3:00pm-4:00pmCommunity Book Discu
Boiler Room
Discuss the book in a community setting with a facilitator. 
Fibers Arts Night
6:30-8:30pm
 Fibers Arts Night
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 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, Mar. 22, 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.
Bring Your Own Book Club
3:00-5:00
 Bring Your Own Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 3:00-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join the Bring Your Own Book Club for middle school students! Come to the library and talk about whatever book you are reading at the moment, whether it's for fun or school.
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Mar. 23, 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.  
R2AK- Thoughts from a Race Boss
7:00-8:00pm
R2AK- Thoughts from a Race Boss
Thursday, Mar. 23, 7:00-8:00pmR2AK- Thoughts from
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Daniel Evans, the Race Boss for the Race to Alaska will be presenting on the R2AK. 
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Family Storytime: Sailing Stories and Maritime Crafts
10:15-12:15pm
Family Storytime: Sailing Stories and Maritime Crafts
Saturday, Mar. 25, 10:15-12:15pmFamily Storytime: Sa
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join the children’s librarians for sailing stories and crafts.
Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Mar. 25, 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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Author! Author! an evening salon with Jim Lynch and Erica Bauermeister FUNDRAISER
7:30pm-9:30pm
Author! Author! an evening salon with Jim Lynch and Erica Bauermeister FUNDRAISER
Sunday, Mar. 26, 7:30pm-9:30pmAuthor! Author! an e
Northwind Arts Center
Special fundraiser: Enjoy catere hors d'oeuvres by Chef Arran Stark, wine and beer and the Wind & Water art exhibit  inspired this year's Community Read while Erika discusses Before the Wind with Jim. This is a ticketed event supporting Friends of the Port Townsend...read more
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Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
3:30pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
Monday, Mar. 27, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Oma Landstra 
The Library Children’s Choir
4:00 - 4:50 pm
The Library Children’s Choir
Monday, Mar. 27, 4:00 - 4:50 pmThe Library Children
First Baptist Church
The PT Public Library Children's Choir is back! Directed by Phina Pipia, this is a free music program for ages 7 - 12. Participants will meet for weekly rehearsals on Mondays from 4:00 to 4:50. The program will culminate with a public performance on Saturday, May 13. Pre-registration is required...read more

Library Foundation Board Meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Monday, Mar. 27, 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
Meet the Author with Jim Lynch
7:00-8:30pm
 Meet the Author with Jim Lynch
Monday, Mar. 27, 7:00-8:30pmMeet the Author with
PT High School Auditorium
Join Jim Lynch for a talk and reading of Before the Wind and other works. A book signing will follow with books for sale at the event by Imprint Books. 
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 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: Community Health Improvement Planning: 5210 workgroup meeting
12:45pm-3:00pm
Community Meeting: Community Health Improvement Planning: 5210 workgroup meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 12:45pm-3:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Contact: Karen Obermeyer, Jefferson Co Public Health
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 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, Mar. 29, 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.
Community Meeting: Sierra Club
1:00pm-3:00pm
 Community Meeting: Sierra Club
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Peter Guerrero
Bring Your Own Book Club
3:00-5:00
 Bring Your Own Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 3:00-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join the Bring Your Own Book Club for middle school students! Come to the library and talk about whatever book you are reading at the moment, whether it's for fun or school.
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Mar. 30, 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.  
Girls Create SENIOR Camp in Chimacum
3:00pm-5:00pm
Girls Create SENIOR Camp in Chimacum
Thursday, Mar. 30, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum
Girls age 13-seniors in high school build, sew, craft 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 Port Townsend Public Library to sign up at 385-3181.
Primetime Celebration
5:00-8:00p.m.
 Primetime Celebration
Thursday, Mar. 30, 5:00-8:00p.m.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
The final Primetime event for 2017 to be held at the lirabry instead of Grant Street. 
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