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Friday 10-6
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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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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 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.
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Babytime
10:15 - 10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 10:15 - 10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Newborns up to 18 months and their caregivers enjoy rhymes, fingerplays, songs, shakers, bubbles, and other activities for the very young. This program supports language development, provides age-appropriate stimulation, and offers caregivers an opportunity to build community.
Nature Walk with Local Naturalist Nicole Larson
2:00-4:00
Nature Walk with Local Naturalist Nicole Larson
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2:00-4:00
Fort Worden Woods (turn left at first stop sign once inside the park)
Join naturalist, Nicole Larson, for an intimate look at our local landscape. Nicole will interpret the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the Fort Worden woods and fields. This program will meet at the west entrance of the Ft. Worden woods (turn left at first stop sign once inside the park), and ...read more
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Aug. 3, 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.  
Legos at the Library: Design Challenge!
2:00-3:30
Legos at the Library: Design Challenge!
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2:00-3:30
(Thursdays, June 29, July20, August 3)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Kids, ages 7-11, will be presented with a Lego design challenge and will use their creativity and engineering skills to find solutions.  The resulting Lego creations will be displayed in the library until the following session. For ages 7-11.
 
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First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
10:00 am
First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
Friday, Aug. 4, 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! 
Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Aug. 4, 3:45pm-4:45pm
(Fridays, June 23- August 25 at 3:45pm )
Dungeons and Dragons
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Want to explore dungeons and find treasure? Come join our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons game for kids age 10+ and up. No experience or equipment necessary. This will be a PG-rated adventure full of glory, magic,  treachery, risk, and reward! The program will run every Friday for now.
The Princess Bride on the Big Screen
7:00-9:00
The Princess Bride on the Big Screen
Friday, Aug. 4, 7:00-9:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
If you haven't seen it, you must! Teens are invited to view this classic film from 1987. The Princess Bride is an American romantic fantasy/adventure/comedy film that tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, who, befriended by companions along the way, mus...read more
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Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, Aug. 7, 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
Mondays with Melody: Read, Chat, and Healthy Snack
2:00-2:45
Mondays with Melody: Read, Chat, and Healthy Snack
Monday, Aug. 7, 2:00-2:45
(Mondays, June 26, July 10 & 24, August 7)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Do your “big kids” miss going to storytime?  Mondays with Melody is a storytime program geared for kids ages 6 – 10, featuring books about fairness, courage, and dreams, followed by conversation and a healthy snack. Join Director Melody Sky-Eisler for this special pro...read more
Community Meeting: Write More Letters Club
4:30-6:30pm
Community Meeting: Write More Letters Club
Monday, Aug. 7, 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, Aug. 8, 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: Olympic Area on Aging (OA3)
1:00pm-4:00pm
Community Meeting: Olympic Area on Aging (OA3)
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Community Meeting: Contact Jan Svien 
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 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, Aug. 9, 10:15 - 10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Newborns up to 18 months and their caregivers enjoy rhymes, fingerplays, songs, shakers, bubbles, and other activities for the very young. This program supports language development, provides age-appropriate stimulation, and offers caregivers an opportunity to build community.
Family Yoga with Molly French
11:00-11:45 am
 Family Yoga with Molly French
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 11:00-11:45 am
The Library Lawn
Join yoga teacher Molly French, and learn yoga basics for the whole family.
Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30pm-5:00pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 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, Aug. 10, 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, Aug. 10, 1:00-3:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Backyard beekeeping
6:30pm-7:30pm
 Backyard beekeeping
Thursday, Aug. 10, 6:30pm-7:30pmBackyard beekeeping
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Learn about beginning beekeeping of honey bees with entomologist Richard Lewis from WSU Extension. He will cover equipment, types of bees,  and  the effort and time com...read more
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End of Summer Reading Party!
2:00-3:30
 End of Summer Reading Party!
Friday, Aug. 11, 2:00-3:30
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Play games, enjoy watermelon and popsicles, hang with friends and library staff, and celebrate your reading accomplishments on the library lawn. All ages are invited to attend.
Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Aug. 11, 3:45pm-4:45pm
(Fridays, June 23- August 25 at 3:45pm )
Dungeons and Dragons
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Want to explore dungeons and find treasure? Come join our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons game for kids age 10+ and up. No experience or equipment necessary. This will be a PG-rated adventure full of glory, magic,  treachery, risk, and reward! The program will run every Friday for now.
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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Aug. 14, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, August 14-September 26)
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For mo...read more

or call --360-385-3181.
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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, Aug. 15, 10:00am - 11:30am
(Third Tuesdays of the month)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Membership full at this time.
Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, August 14-September 26)
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For mo...read more

or call --360-385-3181.
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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Aug. 18, 3:45pm-4:45pm
(Fridays, June 23- August 25 at 3:45pm )
Dungeons and Dragons
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Want to explore dungeons and find treasure? Come join our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons game for kids age 10+ and up. No experience or equipment necessary. This will be a PG-rated adventure full of glory, magic,  treachery, risk, and reward! The program will run every Friday for now.
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Community meeting: Jefferson County Democrats
1:30pm-3:30pm
Community meeting: Jefferson County Democrats
Sunday, Aug. 20, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
9:00am-11:45am
 Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Monday, Aug. 21, 9:00am-11:45amSolar Eclipse Viewin
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join library staff for a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. Free ISO eclipse glasses with safe viewing instructions will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9 a.m. on Monday 8-21. The eclipse will begin at 9:08 a.m., peak at 10:20 a.m., and end at...read more
Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Aug. 21, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, August 14-September 26)
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For mo...read more

Library Advisory Board Meeting
3:30p.m.
 Library Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, Aug. 21, 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

The board acts as an advisory board to ...read more
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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, August 14-September 26)
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For mo...read more

or call --360-385-3181.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 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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CHARLIE BERMANT: My Cultural Journey
7:00pm-8:15pm
CHARLIE BERMANT: My Cultural Journey
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7:00pm-8:15pmCHARLIE BERMANT: My
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
CHARLIE BERMANT: My Cultural Journey
Port Townsend author Charlie Bermant discusses “Never Enough: My Cultural Journey,” a collection of his experiences on the front lines of 50 years of musical innovation, social change and technological advancement.  First centering on the 19...read more
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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Aug. 25, 3:45pm-4:45pm
(Fridays, June 23- August 25 at 3:45pm )
Dungeons and Dragons
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Want to explore dungeons and find treasure? Come join our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons game for kids age 10+ and up. No experience or equipment necessary. This will be a PG-rated adventure full of glory, magic,  treachery, risk, and reward! The program will run every Friday for now.
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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Aug. 28, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, August 14-September 26)
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For mo...read more

Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
3:30pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
Monday, Aug. 28, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Oma Landstra 
Library Foundation Board Meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Monday, Aug. 28, 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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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, August 14-September 26)
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For mo...read more

Dude Making a Difference Bamboo Bikes, Dumpster Dives and Other Extreme Adventures Across America- Author Talk
7:00-8:30pm
Dude Making a Difference Bamboo Bikes, Dumpster Dives and Other Extreme Adventures Across America- Author Talk
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 7:00-8:30pmDude Making a Differ
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room

Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, environmental activist, humanitarian, and dude making a difference. He is dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world. His activism creates eye catching visuals that cause people to self reflect on how they make positive changes in their l...read more
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City Staff - Haz Comm training
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
 City Staff - Haz Comm training
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
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