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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, Feb. 1, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Babytime uses a warm, caring atmosphere to make parents of very young children comfortable in the library and in singing and playing with their babies. We play simple games, recite rhymes, sing songs and learn sign language to help build very early literacy.
Bring Your Own Book Club
3:00-5:00
 Bring Your Own Book Club
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 3:00-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join the Bring Your Own Book Club for middle school students! Come to the library and talk about whatever book you are reading at the moment, whether it's for fun or school.
Friends Card Meeting
4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
 Friends Card Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
This is a closed meeting.
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Feb. 2, 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.  
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First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
10:00 am
First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
Friday, Feb. 3, 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! 
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
4:30-5:30
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
Friday, Feb. 3, 4:30-5:30
(November 18, December 2, December 16, January 6, January 20, February 3, February 17, March 3, March 17, April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:15-10:45
(Every Saturday, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us at the library every Saturday for this family storytime for all ages!
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Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a time
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a time
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Babe in the Woods: B
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
AT AGE EIGHTEEN, IN 1974, Yvonne sets out to build a home from trees on eighty acres she’s bought on an Oregon mountainside. Log by log the following year she creates a cabin and heals from an orphaned past, finding a new family in the forest and with people in a valley named John Day.
...read more
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Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, Feb. 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
Community Meeting: Write More Letters Club
4:30-6:30pm
Community Meeting: Write More Letters Club
Monday, Feb. 6, 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.
Book Discussion: "Where the Salmon Run"
6:30-9:00p.m.
Book Discussion: "Where the Salmon Run"
Monday, Feb. 6, 6:30-9:00p.m.
(Monday, February 6, 13, 20 and Wednesday, March 1st. )

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
A book discussion group reading "Where the Salmon Run" by Trova Heffernan and facilitated by Lys Burden 
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 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 - OA3 Support Group
1:30-3:00
Community Meeting - OA3 Support Group
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1:30-3:00
(First Tuesday of the month)
Community Meeting -
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
3:00-4:30pm
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 3:00-4:30pm
(Tuesdays, January-February )
Interfaith Amigos Sp
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend Public Library will join a January-February Spiritual Read about justice and environmental concerns of our time! To sign up to attend a book discussion and borrow a book call the Library at 385-3181. http://spiritualread.org/

Beginning weekly in early January, smal...read more
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 3:30-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Want to explore dungeons and find treasure? Want to fight an owlbear? What is an owlbear, anyway? Come join our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons game for teens age 12-up. No experience or equipment necessary. This will be a PG-rated adventure full of glory, treachery, risk, and reward!
Fibers Arts Night
6:30pm-8:30pm
 Fibers Arts Night
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm
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. FAN meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm in the Library Learning Center. 
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Babytime uses a warm, caring atmosphere to make parents of very young children comfortable in the library and in singing and playing with their babies. We play simple games, recite rhymes, sing songs and learn sign language to help build very early literacy.
Bring Your Own Book Club
3:00-5:00
 Bring Your Own Book Club
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 3:00-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join the Bring Your Own Book Club for middle school students! Come to the library and talk about whatever book you are reading at the moment, whether it's for fun or school.
Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30pm-5:00pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 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, Feb. 9, 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, Feb. 9, 1:00-3:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Feb. 11, 10:15-10:45
(Every Saturday, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us at the library every Saturday for this family storytime for all ages!
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Book Discussion: "Where the Salmon Run"
6:30-9:00p.m.
Book Discussion: "Where the Salmon Run"
Monday, Feb. 13, 6:30-9:00p.m.
(Monday, February 6, 13, 20 and Wednesday, March 1st. )

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
A book discussion group reading "Where the Salmon Run" by Trova Heffernan and facilitated by Lys Burden 
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 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.
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
3:00-4:30pm
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 3:00-4:30pm
(Tuesdays, January-February )
Interfaith Amigos Sp
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend Public Library will join a January-February Spiritual Read about justice and environmental concerns of our time! To sign up to attend a book discussion and borrow a book call the Library at 385-3181. http://spiritualread.org/

Beginning weekly in early January, smal...read more
Fall in Love with your Library: Open House Event
3:00-6:00pm
Fall in Love with your Library: Open House Event
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 3:00-6:00pmFall in Love with yo
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Come to the library for a Valentine's Day Open House. Enjoy live music, Valentine crafts, and light refreshments. 
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 3:30-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Want to explore dungeons and find treasure? Want to fight an owlbear? What is an owlbear, anyway? Come join our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons game for teens age 12-up. No experience or equipment necessary. This will be a PG-rated adventure full of glory, treachery, risk, and reward!
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Feb. 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, Feb. 15, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Babytime uses a warm, caring atmosphere to make parents of very young children comfortable in the library and in singing and playing with their babies. We play simple games, recite rhymes, sing songs and learn sign language to help build very early literacy.
Bring Your Own Book Club
3:00-5:00
 Bring Your Own Book Club
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3:00-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join the Bring Your Own Book Club for middle school students! Come to the library and talk about whatever book you are reading at the moment, whether it's for fun or school.
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Feb. 16, 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.  
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Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
4:30-5:30
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
Friday, Feb. 17, 4:30-5:30
(November 18, December 2, December 16, January 6, January 20, February 3, February 17, March 3, March 17, April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
The Written Image: Blending Poetry with the Visual Arts with Shin Yu Pai
7:00-8:00 pm
The Written Image: Blending Poetry with the Visual Arts with Shin Yu Pai
Friday, Feb. 17, 7:00-8:00 pmThe Written Image: B
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Discover the fascinating work that can result when visual arts and poetry collide. Poet Shin Yu Pai discusses the history of artist-poet collaborations and creative innovation in American literature. During the talk, she shows her work as a writer, her commissions for both art and cultural museums, ...read more
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Library Closed - President’s Day
All day
Library Closed - President’s Day
Monday, Feb. 20, All day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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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, Feb. 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, Feb. 21, 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.
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
3:00-4:30pm
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 3:00-4:30pm
(Tuesdays, January-February )
Interfaith Amigos Sp
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend Public Library will join a January-February Spiritual Read about justice and environmental concerns of our time! To sign up to attend a book discussion and borrow a book call the Library at 385-3181. http://spiritualread.org/

Beginning weekly in early January, smal...read more
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 3:30-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Want to explore dungeons and find treasure? Want to fight an owlbear? What is an owlbear, anyway? Come join our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons game for teens age 12-up. No experience or equipment necessary. This will be a PG-rated adventure full of glory, treachery, risk, and reward!
Fibers Arts Night
6:30-8:30pm
 Fibers Arts Night
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30-8:30pm
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. FAN meets the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm in the Library Learning Center. 
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Babytime uses a warm, caring atmosphere to make parents of very young children comfortable in the library and in singing and playing with their babies. We play simple games, recite rhymes, sing songs and learn sign language to help build very early literacy.
Staff training
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 Staff training
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Library Learning Center - 1256 Lawrence St.
Bring Your Own Book Club
3:00-5:00
 Bring Your Own Book Club
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3:00-5:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join the Bring Your Own Book Club for middle school students! Come to the library and talk about whatever book you are reading at the moment, whether it's for fun or school.
Book Discussion: "Where the Salmon Run"
6:30-9:00p.m.
Book Discussion: "Where the Salmon Run"
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30-9:00p.m.
(Monday, February 6, 13, 20 and Wednesday, March 1st. )

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
A book discussion group reading "Where the Salmon Run" by Trova Heffernan and facilitated by Lys Burden 
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Feb. 23, 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.  
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Art in the Library - Opening Reception
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Art in the Library - Opening Reception
Friday, Feb. 24, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(2016 - October 28, 2017 - February 24, October 27)
Art in the Library -
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
The City of Port Townsend and Northwind Arts Center have entered into an agreement to provide art for the Port Townsend Public Library. Art will be provided by local artists and may be for sale via Northwind at the discretion of each artist. Shows will be changed at 4-month intervals, and will be la...read more
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:15-10:45
(Every Saturday, 10:15-10:45)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us at the library every Saturday for this family storytime for all ages!
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Library Advisory Board Meeting
3:30-5:30
 Library Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, Feb. 27, 3:30-5:30
City Hall
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 the ci...read more
Library Advisory Board Meeting
3:30-5:30
 Library Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, Feb. 27, 3:30-5:30
City Hall
Library Advisory Board 
Meets 3rd Tuesday, 3:00 PM, THIS MEETING IS AT CITY HALL
Click here for agendas and minutes
The board acts as an advisory board to the...read more
Library Advisory Board Meeting
3:30-5:30
 Library Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, Feb. 27, 3:30-5:30
City Hall
Library Advisory Board 
Meets 3rd Tuesday, 3:00 PM, THIS MEETING IS AT CITY HALL
Click here for agendas and minutes
The board acts as an advisory board to the...read more
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
3:30pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
Monday, Feb. 27, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Oma Landstra 
The Library Children’s Choir
4:00 - 4:50 pm
The Library Children’s Choir
Monday, Feb. 27, 4:00 - 4:50 pmThe Library Children
First Baptist Church
The PT Public Library Children's Choir is back! Directed by Phina Pipia, this is a free music program for ages 7 - 12. Participants will meet for weekly rehearsals on Mondays from 4:00 to 4:50. The program will culminate with a public performance on Saturday, May 13. Pre-registration is required...read more

Library Foundation Board Meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Monday, Feb. 27, 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, Feb. 28, 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.
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
3:00-4:30pm
Interfaith Amigos Spiritual Read (Tuesday Group)
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 3:00-4:30pm
(Tuesdays, January-February )
Interfaith Amigos Sp
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend Public Library will join a January-February Spiritual Read about justice and environmental concerns of our time! To sign up to attend a book discussion and borrow a book call the Library at 385-3181. http://spiritualread.org/

Beginning weekly in early January, smal...read more
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Feb. 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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