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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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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Jun. 1, 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.  
Program Meeting
1pm
 Program Meeting
Thursday, Jun. 1, 1pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Closed meeting
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First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
10:00 am
First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
Friday, Jun. 2, 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! 
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Friends of the PT Library Book Sale
9:00am-2:00pm
Friends of the PT Library Book Sale
Saturday, Jun. 3, 9:00am-2:00pm
Port Townsend Community Center Lounge
Friends of the PT Library 
Book Sale
June 3rd; 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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Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, Jun. 5, 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
Community Meeting: Write More Letters Club
4:30-6:30pm
Community Meeting: Write More Letters Club
Monday, Jun. 5, 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, Jun. 6, 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, Jun. 7, 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.
Community Meeting: Local 20/20
6:00-7:00pm
 Community Meeting: Local 20/20
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 6:00-7:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Contact: Cindy Jayne
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Jun. 8, 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, Jun. 8, 1:00-3:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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BEYOND THE SURFACE: A guided tour of the Art in the Library Surface Design Association Exhibit
6:00-7:00 p.m.
BEYOND THE SURFACE: A guided tour of the Art in the Library Surface Design Association Exhibit
Friday, Jun. 9, 6:00-7:00 p.m.BEYOND THE SURFACE:
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
A public presentation of fiber arts in collaboration with the Northwind Arts Center Art in the Library progam and the Surface Design Association
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Library opens at 12:00
 Library opens at 12:00
Monday, Jun. 12,
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Stakeholder Panel
8:30-11:30am
 Stakeholder Panel
Monday, Jun. 12, 8:30-11:30am
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Closed meeting
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 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, Jun. 13, 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, Jun. 14, 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.
Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, June 5-August 2nd)
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.
Girls Create Camp: For Compass Rose
11:00am-1:00pm
Girls Create Camp: For Compass Rose
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 11:00am-1:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Girls Create Camp: Swan School - Ages 8-12
3:30-5:30
Girls Create Camp: Swan School - Ages 8-12
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 3:30-5:30
Swan School - 2345 Kuhn Street - Port Townsend
Girls Create! is an activity open to girls who want to make cool stuff! We will combine art and technology to make a variety of crafts!

Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30pm-5:00pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 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, Jun. 15, 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.  
The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower
7:00-8:00pm
The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower
Thursday, Jun. 15, 7:00-8:00pmThe Man Who Built th
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Author Robert Wyss will discuss his book "The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower."

About the book: David Brower (1912–2000) was a central figure in the modern environmental movement. His leadership, vision, and elegant conception of...read more
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Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
2:00pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
Sunday, Jun. 18, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Contact Perry Spring
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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Jun. 19, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, June 5-August 2nd)
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.
Library Advisory Board Meeting
3:30p.m.
 Library Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, Jun. 19, 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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Freedom Reader Book Club (Membership full at this time)
10:00am - 11:30am
Freedom Reader Book Club (Membership full at this time)
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 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, Jun. 20, 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.
Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, June 5-August 2nd)
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

Summer Reading Kick-off!
2:00-6:00
 Summer Reading Kick-off!
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2:00-6:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us for our Summer Reading opening event! Sign up for Summer Reading, decorate the sidewalk with chalk drawings, enjoy yummy snacks and live music, make a flower-seed bomb, and settle in for stories with local storyteller Aimee Ringle.
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WorkSource Job Seekers Classes
10:00-12:00
 WorkSource Job Seekers Classes
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 10:00-12:00 WorkSource Job Seeke
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
WORKSOURCE is coming to YOU - HOW TO LAND YOUR DREAM JOB!
On April 19th, a WorkSource Career Specialist will be at the Port Townsend Library 1:00 to 3:00.  &nbs...read more
Babytime
10:15 - 10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 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.
Grant Street School Chess Club
12:30pm-1:30pm
 Grant Street School Chess Club
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 12:30pm-1:30pmGrant Street School
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
During the summer the library will host the Grant Street Chess Club for kids in 1st- 3rd grades. The club will meet in the Library Learning Center from June 21st through August 30th  on Wednesdays from 12:30pm-1:30pm. Any children between the 1st and 3rd grade who have an understanding of how c...read more
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Jun. 22, 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.  
El Deafo, Performed by Book-It Repertory Theatre
4:00-5:15
El Deafo, Performed by Book-It Repertory Theatre
Thursday, Jun. 22, 4:00-5:15
Cotton Building
Join us for a live theatre performance of the popular and poignant graphic novel, El Deafo, performed by Seattle-based, Book-It Repertory Theatre.  In her 2015 Newberry Award winning book, El Deafo, Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experi...read more
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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Jun. 23, 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 in the summer from J...read more
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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Jun. 26, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, June 5-August 2nd)
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.
Mondays with Melody: Read, Chat, and Healthy Snack
2:00-2:45
Mondays with Melody: Read, Chat, and Healthy Snack
Monday, Jun. 26, 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 coversation and a healthy snack. Join Director Melody Sky-Eisler for this special prog...read more
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
3:30pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
Monday, Jun. 26, 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, Jun. 26, 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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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 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.
Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00, June 5-August 2nd)
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.
Teen iMovie Workshop with Michael McCurdy
2:00-4:00
Teen iMovie Workshop with Michael McCurdy
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2:00-4:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Teens will work hands on to experience the filmmaking process in this 2 hour class led by local filmmaker Michael McCurdy. The class will cover important topics such as writing, storyboarding, cinematography, and editing to give students the skills and confidence to make films on their own. Equipmen...read more

"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 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, Jun. 28, 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.
Grant Street School Chess Club
12:30pm-1:30pm
 Grant Street School Chess Club
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 12:30pm-1:30pmGrant Street School
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
During the summer the library will host the Grant Street Chess Club for kids in 1st- 3rd grades. The club will meet in the Library Learning Center from June 21st through August 30th  on Wednesdays from 12:30pm-1:30pm. Any children between the 1st and 3rd grade who have an understanding of how c...read more
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Jun. 29, 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, Jun. 29, 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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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Jun. 30, 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 in the summer from J...read more
 
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