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Monday-Thursday 10-7
Friday 10-6
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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Library Closed
All Day
 Library Closed
Monday, Jan. 1, All Day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 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, Jan. 2, 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, Jan. 3, 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
5:00-7:00pm
 Community Meeting: Local 20/20
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 5:00-7:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Cindy Jayne
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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, Jan. 4, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Kathi Johnson 
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Family Storytime cancelled until further notice.
Family Storytime cancelled until further notice.
Saturday, Jan. 6
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, Jan. 8, 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 with the exception of holidays. Meetings are noted below.

Please note: The library's bookclub kits are limited to 10 books a kit so books may not always be provided or atten...read more
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Community Meeting: Jefferson County Farmers Markets
10:00am-11:30am
Community Meeting: Jefferson County Farmers Markets
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10:00am-11:30am
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Amanda Millholland 
Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 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
1:30-4:30pm
 Community Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1:30-4:30pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 5:00-7:00p.m.
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, &ldqu...read more
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 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.
Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30pm-5:30pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 3:30pm-5:30pm
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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C.L.A.N. Meeting
9:00am-11:00am
 C.L.A.N. Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 11, 9:00am-11:00am
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Library meeting.
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Community Meeting: Teaching Planning Meeting
10:00am-4:00pm
Community Meeting: Teaching Planning Meeting
Friday, Jan. 12, 10:00am-4:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Sarah Rubenstein 
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Community Meeting: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators of Western Washington
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Meeting: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators of Western Washington
Saturday, Jan. 13, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
This event is sponsored by the Western Washington chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI-WWA) and is free.The workshop takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Port Townsend Public Library’s Library Learning Center, which can accommodate as many a...read more
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Library Closed
All Day
 Library Closed
Monday, Jan. 15, All Day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Friends of the Library Book Club
7pm- 9pm
Friends of the Library Book Club
Monday, Jan. 15, 7pm- 9pm
(3rd Monday of the month 7:00 pm)

Charles Pink House - 1256 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, Jan. 16, 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, Jan. 16, 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, Jan. 16, 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, Jan. 17, 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.
Slime Party
3:00 pm
 Slime Party
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 3:00 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Get messy and make different kinds of slime. Children ages 6-11 are welcome. 
Room Reserved
4:45pm-6:45pm
 Room Reserved
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 4:45pm-6:45pm
(2-15, 3-15, 4-19, 5-17, 6-21, 7-19)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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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, Jan. 18, 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: Amnesty International (Local Chapter #1106)
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Community Meeting: Amnesty International (Local Chapter #1106)
Thursday, Jan. 18, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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H2OMG! Making Sense of Water Scarcity in an Insecure World
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
H2OMG! Making Sense of Water Scarcity in an Insecure World
Friday, Jan. 19, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.H2OMG! Making Sense
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
It feels like not a day goes by without a story in the news that relates to some water issue. Whether it’s lead in schools, drought in California, or dwindling snowpack in Washington, water scarcity is a challenge that needs our attention—now. In this talk, participants learn about&...read more
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Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
2:00pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2:00pm-5:00pm
(Every 3rd Sunday)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact Perry Spring
 
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Staff Training - Library Open at 1:00
9:00-1:00
Staff Training - Library Open at 1:00
Monday, Jan. 22, 9:00-1:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Community Meeting: Jefferson Community Foundation Brown Bag with Hilary Canty
11:30-2:30
Community Meeting: Jefferson Community Foundation Brown Bag with Hilary Canty
Monday, Jan. 22, 11:30-2:30
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Debbi Steele
Room Reserved
3:30pm-5:30pm
 Room Reserved
Monday, Jan. 22, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Library Foundation Board Meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Monday, Jan. 22, 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
Nancy Pearl Author Talk
7:00-8:00pm
 Nancy Pearl Author Talk
Monday, Jan. 22, 7:00-8:00pm
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Nancy Pearl is “America’s librarian.” She regularly speaks about the value of reading at libraries and library conferences, and for literacy organizations and community groups. Nancy can be found on KUOW in Seattle, KWGS in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin Pu...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 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, Jan. 23, 5:00-7:00p.m.
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, &ldqu...read more
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 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.
Creator’s Cafe for Teens
3:00 pm
 Creator’s Cafe for Teens
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 3:00 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Food, crafts, creations. Teens ages 12-18 can come hang out, eat, and work on creative projects.
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Community Meeting: Peninsula Kid Lit Critique Group
4:45-6:45pm
Community Meeting: Peninsula Kid Lit Critique Group
Thursday, Jan. 25, 4:45-6:45pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Andrea Lawson
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Community Meeting: Teaching Planning Meeting
10:00am-4:00pm
Community Meeting: Teaching Planning Meeting
Friday, Jan. 26, 10:00am-4:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Sarah Rubenstein 
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
5:30 pm
 Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, Jan. 26, 5:30 pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us for a Pajama Storytime, and bring a stuffed animal friend. While families go home to bed, the stuffed friends stay and have a party! Pickup in the morning, and see what shenanigans have been afoot.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 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, Jan. 31, 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: Fossil Free Fast
4:00 - 6:45
Community Meeting: Fossil Free Fast
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 4:00 - 6:45
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
   
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