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Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
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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, Nov. 1, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Newborns up to 16 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.
Day of the Dead Celebration
3:30-5:30
 Day of the Dead Celebration
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3:30-5:30
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Learn about Day of the Dead, create a mini altar for a deceased loved one (bring a photo!), sample traditional food and music, and decorate a sugar skull mask. All ages are invited. 
 
Community Meeting: Local 20/20
5:00-7:00pm
 Community Meeting: Local 20/20
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 5:00-7:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Cindy Jayne
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Nov. 2, 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: Write More Letters Club
3:00-5:00p.m.
Community Meeting: Write More Letters Club
Thursday, Nov. 2, 3:00-5:00p.m.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Community Meeting: Contact Henry Amick
Community Meeting: Quimper Ladies Reading Society and Figurine Study Group
5:30pm-7:00pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Ladies Reading Society and Figurine Study Group
Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Kathi Johnson 
Community Meeting: Amnesty International (Local Chapter #1106)
5:45pm-7:00pm
Community Meeting: Amnesty International (Local Chapter #1106)
Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:45pm-7:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact Cheryl Bentley 
Klee Wyck Journal
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 Klee Wyck Journal
Thursday, Nov. 2, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.Klee Wyck Journal
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join author Lou Mckee for a discussion of her book, Klee Wych Journal. 

"This is western Canada's rain coast!.. where we finally claimed a home beach after years of kayaking and camping in Washington and British Columbia, exploring new areas each trip out. We named this beac...read more
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Community Meeting: Teaching Planning Meeting
9:00am-3:00pm
Community Meeting: Teaching Planning Meeting
Friday, Nov. 3, 9:00am-3:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Sarah Rubenstein 
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45am
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Nov. 4, 10:15-10:45am
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us every Saturday for this family storytime program for all ages. 
Washington Association for the Education for the Talented and Gifted Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Washington Association for the Education for the Talented and Gifted Meeting
Saturday, Nov. 4, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Nov. 6, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays from 11:00 to 12:00)
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

Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, Nov. 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
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 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, Nov. 7, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Community Meeting: Contact Jan Svien 
Fiber Arts Night
6:30pm-8:30pm
 Fiber Arts Night
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm
(1st and 3rd Tuesdays)

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.
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Newborns up to 16 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.
Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30pm-5:00pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 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, Nov. 9, 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.  
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Library Closed for Veteran’s Day
All day
Library Closed for Veteran’s Day
Friday, Nov. 10, All day
(Library closed Friday and Saturday )

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Library Closed for Veteran’s Day
Library Closed for Veteran’s Day
Saturday, Nov. 11,
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Nov. 13, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays from 11:00 to 12:00)
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
3:30pm-5:30pm
 Library Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, Nov. 13, 3:30pm-5:30pm
(Meets the 2nd Monday, 3:30 PM, Library Learning Center unless otherwise noted)

Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
The board acts as an advisory board to the city manager and city council concerning the operations of the Port Townsend Library. The board offers advisory opinions concerning : the supervision, care and custody of library property; the annual operations budget; purchase of supplies and materials for...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 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, Nov. 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
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Newborns up to 16 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.
Community Meeting: Klallam Language Study Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
Community Meeting: Klallam Language Study Group
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:00-7:00p.m.
(September 20, October 25, November 15, December 20, January 17, and February 14)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
 Join Phaedra Hope for a Klallam Language Study Group for nontribal members. Phaedra was given permission from her elder at the language department at the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to lead this group to preserve the language.The group will have access to free mate...read more
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Sing-a-Ling with Keeth Apgar from Harmonica Pocket
10:15-10:45
Sing-a-Ling with Keeth Apgar from Harmonica Pocket
Thursday, Nov. 16, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.

Sing-A-Ling gets toddlers, preschoolers, families and the greater community into our bodies and singing together.

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Community Meeting: JCF Non-Profit Services
11:30am-2:00pm
Community Meeting: JCF Non-Profit Services
Thursday, Nov. 16, 11:30am-2:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Debbi Steele 
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45am
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10:15-10:45am
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us every Saturday for this family storytime program for all ages. 
Tellabration!TM by The Hearth an evening of Storytelling
6:30-8:30p.m.
Tellabration!TM by The Hearth an evening of Storytelling
Saturday, Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30p.m. Tellabration!TM by T
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room

Tellabration! ™

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Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
2:00pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2:00pm-5:00pm
(Every 3rd Sunday)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact Perry Spring
 
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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Nov. 20, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays from 11:00 to 12:00)
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

CR Planning Meeting
3-4pm
 CR Planning Meeting
Monday, Nov. 20, 3-4pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Closed meeting
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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, Nov. 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, Nov. 21, 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.
Fiber Arts Night
6:30pm-8:30pm
 Fiber Arts Night
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 6:30pm-8:30pm
(1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month)

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.
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Newborns up to 16 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.
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Library Closed - Thanksgiving
All day
 Library Closed - Thanksgiving
Thursday, Nov. 23, All day
(Library closed Thursday and Friday )

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Library Closed - Thanksgiving
All day
 Library Closed - Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov. 24, All day
(Library closed Thursday and Friday )

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Nov. 27, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays from 11:00 to 12:00)
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

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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 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, Nov. 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, Nov. 29, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Newborns up to 16 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.
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Nov. 30, 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.  
Langdon Cook - Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Langdon Cook - Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table
Thursday, Nov. 30, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.Langdon Cook - Upstr
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room

 

“Langdon ...read more

  
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