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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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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Oct. 2, 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, Oct. 2, 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
Book Lover’s Cafe film viewing - Out of Africa
3:00-6:30p.m.
Book Lover’s Cafe film viewing - Out of Africa
Monday, Oct. 2, 3:00-6:30p.m.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 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, Oct. 3, 11:00am-12:00pm
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Class is full.
Fiber Arts Night
6:30pm-8:30pm
 Fiber Arts Night
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 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, Oct. 4, 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: Local 20/20
5:00-7:00pm
 Community Meeting: Local 20/20
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 5:00-7:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Cindy Jayne
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Oct. 5, 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, Oct. 5, 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
4:00pm-5:45pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Ladies Reading Society and Figurine Study Group
Thursday, Oct. 5, 4:00pm-5:45pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Kathi Johnson 
Breast Cancer Nutrition Talk with Daniella Chace
6:00-7:30pm
Breast Cancer Nutrition Talk with Daniella Chace
Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:00-7:30pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.

Daniella Chace, MSc, CN, is a nationally-recognized clinical practitioner, author, and educator. Her vision is to empower people to improve their health with informed food choices.

She is medical nutrition therapist has written 20+ health books, oncology magazine colu...read more
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Pappenspiel (Puppet Show)
6:30pm
 Pappenspiel (Puppet Show)
Friday, Oct. 6, 6:30pmPappenspiel (Puppet
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
"Pappenspiel"  is a bicycle-traveling, trunk size, tabletop stage. It is derived from a type of 1850's Central European puppetry and storytelling form using paper figures as illustrations. It is referred to as Papiertheater (paper theater). "Pappenspiel" (paper play) is ...read more
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Friends of the PT Library Book Sale
9:00am-3:00pm
Friends of the PT Library Book Sale
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:00am-3:00pm
Port Townsend Community Center Lounge
Friends of the PT Library 
Book Sale
October 7th: 9am - 3pm
at the Uptown Community Center
(8am Admission for Members of the Friends)
Gently used books, DVDs & CDs for adults & children
Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45am
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Oct. 7, 10:15-10:45am
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us every Saturday for this family storytime program for all ages. 
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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Oct. 9, 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

Staff Use: Tellebration Meeting
1:00pm-2:00pm
 Staff Use: Tellebration Meeting
Monday, Oct. 9, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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City Staff - First Aid/CPR training
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
City Staff - First Aid/CPR training
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 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, Oct. 10, 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, Oct. 10, 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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Library Closed for Veteran’s Day
All day
Library Closed for Veteran’s Day
Wednesday, Oct. 11, All day
(Library closed Friday and Saturday )

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 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, Oct. 11, 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, Oct. 12, 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: Tax Equity Port Townsend
5:00-7:00p.m.
Community Meeting: Tax Equity Port Townsend
Thursday, Oct. 12, 5:00-7:00p.m.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Justine Gonzalez-Berg 
Daniel Winkler - Edible Mushrooms of the PNW and Beyond
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Daniel Winkler - Edible Mushrooms of the PNW and Beyond
Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.Daniel Winkler - Edi
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Daniel is the author of field guides to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California (both Harbour Publishing, 2011 and 2012) and Amazon Mushrooms with Larry Evans (2014). He grew up collecting and eati...read more
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Teen Movie Night
7:00pm-9:00pm
 Teen Movie Night
Friday, Oct. 13, 7:00pm-9:00pm
(Every second Friday of the month at 7pm)
Teen Movie Night
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45am
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Oct. 14, 10:15-10:45am
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us every Saturday for this family storytime program for all ages. 
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Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
2:00pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
Sunday, Oct. 15, 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, Oct. 16, 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
3:30p.m.
 Library Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, Oct. 16, 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, Oct. 17, 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, Oct. 17, 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, Oct. 17, 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, Oct. 18, 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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City Staff - First Aid/CPR training
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
City Staff - First Aid/CPR training
Thursday, Oct. 19, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Oct. 19, 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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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45am
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Oct. 21, 10:15-10:45am
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us every Saturday for this family storytime program for all ages. 
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Art in the Library - prep
All day
 Art in the Library - prep
Sunday, Oct. 22, All day
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Art in the Library - prep
All day
 Art in the Library - prep
Monday, Oct. 23, All day
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
3:30pm-5:30pm
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
Monday, Oct. 23, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Oma Lanstra
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 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, Oct. 24, 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
The Art of Recalling: the Art and Writing of Emilie Demant Hatt and Johan Turi
7:00-8:30pm
The Art of Recalling: the Art and Writing of Emilie Demant Hatt and Johan Turi
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7:00-8:30pmThe Art of Recalling
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
In the early twentieth century, the Danish artist Emilie Demant Hatt and Johan Turi, a Swedish Sami hunter and would-be writer and artist, formed an unlikely bond. She edited and translated his classic work, An Account of the Sami, which included his drawings. He introduced her to the world...read more
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 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, Oct. 25, 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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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Oct. 26, 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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Art in the Library - Jim Alden Retrospective
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Art in the Library - Jim Alden Retrospective
Friday, Oct. 27, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Art in the Library -
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.

Following the tradition of recent years, the October Art in the Library opening will include birthday cake for our beloved Carnegie Building, which is 104 glorious years old ...read more

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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45am
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:15-10:45am
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us every Saturday for this family storytime program for all ages. 
Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
5:00-6:30
 Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Saturday, Oct. 28, 5:00-6:30
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us for our second annual Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! Come and enjoy songs, stories, a shadow puppet play, refreshments, and a costume parade! Look for us upstairs in the main library building. All ages are welcome. Not-so-scary costumes please! 
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Grant Training
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Grant Training
Monday, Oct. 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Community Meeting: Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates (Pending Application)
4:00-7:00pm
Community Meeting: Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates (Pending Application)
Monday, Oct. 30, 4:00-7:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Library Foundation Board Meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Monday, Oct. 30, 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, Oct. 31, 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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