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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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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Feb. 1, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
18-36 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: Quimper Ladies Reading Society and Figurine Study Group
5:30pm-7:00pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Ladies Reading Society and Figurine Study Group
Thursday, Feb. 1, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Kathi Johnson 
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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Feb. 2, 3:45pm-4:45pm
(Fridays in February)
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 for now.
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Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, Feb. 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 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
Pajama Storyime
6:00 pm
 Pajama Storyime
Monday, Feb. 5, 6:00 pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Children ages 0-5 and their families can join us for stories, songs, movement, rhymes, and more. Everyone is welcome to come in their pajamas, and bring a stuffed animal friend as well. 
6
Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 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, Feb. 6, 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.
7
Foundation 101
9:00am-12:00pm
 Foundation 101
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 9:00am-12:00pmFoundation 101
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.

Would you like to learn more about how to build effective relationships with foundation funders? You are invited to a two-part workshop presented by JCF Executive Director Siobhan Canty and Randy Pendergrass, former grants manager for the City of Port Townsend. Th...read more
Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Feb. 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.
Friends Mailing Party
2:00-4:00pm
 Friends Mailing Party
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2:00-4:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Closed Meeting
Community Meeting: Local 20/20
5:00-6:45pm
 Community Meeting: Local 20/20
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 5:00-6:45pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Cindy Jayne
8
Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Feb. 8, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
18-36 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
2:00-4:00 pm
Community Meeting - Sierra Club
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2:00-4:00 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Fall in Love with your Library: Open House Event
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Fall in Love with your Library: Open House Event
Thursday, Feb. 8, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Come to the library for an Open House. Enjoy live music, Valentine crafts, and light refreshments. 
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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Feb. 9, 3:45pm-4:45pm
(Fridays in February)
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 for now.
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Library Advisory Board Meeting
3:30pm-5:30pm
 Library Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, Feb. 12, 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
13
Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 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: NPREP- Neighborhood Preparedness
1:30-4:30pm
Community Meeting: NPREP- Neighborhood Preparedness
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1:30-4:30pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Dan Moreillion 
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 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
14
Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Feb. 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.
Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30pm-5:30pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 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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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Feb. 15, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
18-36 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.  
Sing-a-Ling with Keeth Apgar from Harmonica Pocket
10:15-10:45
Sing-a-Ling with Keeth Apgar from Harmonica Pocket
Thursday, Feb. 15, 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 Workshop: Inspiring Change: Moving Your Staff, Volunteers, Board to Action
12:00pm-2:00pm
Community Meeting: JCF Workshop: Inspiring Change: Moving Your Staff, Volunteers, Board to Action
Thursday, Feb. 15, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Debbi Steele
Community Meeting: Klallam Language Study Group
4:45pm-6:45pm
Community Meeting: Klallam Language Study Group
Thursday, Feb. 15, 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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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Feb. 16, 3:45pm-4:45pm
(Fridays in February)
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 for now.
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Art removal/pick up
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 Art removal/pick up
Saturday, Feb. 17, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Art removal/pick up
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 Art removal/pick up
Sunday, Feb. 18, 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
2:00pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2:00pm-5:00pm
(Every 3rd Sunday)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact Perry Spring
 
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Library Closed - President’s Day Holiday
All Day
Library Closed - President’s Day Holiday
Monday, Feb. 19, All Day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Friends of the Library Book Club
7 pm- 9pm
Friends of the Library Book Club
Monday, Feb. 19, 7 pm- 9pm
(3rd Monday of the month 7:00 pm)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Closed meeting
20
Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 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, Feb. 20, 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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Foundation 101
9:00am-12:00pm
 Foundation 101
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 9:00am-12:00pmFoundation 101
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.

Would you like to learn more about how to build effective relationships with foundation funders? You are invited to a two-part workshop presented by JCF Executive Director Siobhan Canty and Randy Pendergrass, former grants manager for the City of Port Townsend. Th...read more
Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Feb. 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.
Exploration of Flight
3:00 pm
 Exploration of Flight
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 3:00 pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Come make different kinds of flying machines. Children ages 6-11 are welcome. Registration Required.
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Feb. 22, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
18-36 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: Peninsula Kid Lit Critique Group
4:45-6:45pm
Community Meeting: Peninsula Kid Lit Critique Group
Thursday, Feb. 22, 4:45-6:45pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Andrea Lawson
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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Feb. 23, 3:45pm-4:45pm
(Fridays in February)
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 for now.
Art in the Library Opening Reception
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Art in the Library Opening Reception
Friday, Feb. 23, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Menu for the Future Class
10:15a.m.-12:15p.m.
 Menu for the Future Class
Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:15a.m.-12:15p.m.Menu for the Future
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.

Registration information will be posted soon. Please check back. There is a cost for this program- $20 per person to pay for a course book to keep. ...read more

Pappenspiel
6:30
 Pappenspiel
Saturday, Feb. 24, 6:30
Port Townsend Library - 1220 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 for...read more

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Pappenspiel Workshop
10am - 5pm
 Pappenspiel Workshop
Sunday, Feb. 25, 10am - 5pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.

Learn about the magic behind creating the Pappenspiel experience. You will have the chance to make your own paper based creations. 
Registration is required, space is limited. Please bring a shoe box, or another box with similar proportions.


or call --360-385-3181.
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Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
3:30pm-5:30pm
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
Monday, Feb. 26, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Oma Lanstra
Library Foundation Board Meeting
7 pm
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Monday, Feb. 26, 7 pm
(4th Monday of the month)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 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, Feb. 27, 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, Feb. 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.
Creator’s Cafe for Teens
3:00 pm
 Creator’s Cafe for Teens
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 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.
High & Hallowed: Everest 1963 Film Kickoff featuring honored guests Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts
7:00pm
High & Hallowed: Everest 1963 Film Kickoff featuring honored guests Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7:00pmHigh & Hallowed: Eve
Wheeler Theatre, Fort Worden

Join us for the kickoff of the 13th annual Community  Read: Leif Whittaker's My Old Man and the Mountain. Port Townsend Film Festival presents the deeper story of the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history f...read more
   
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