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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, Mar. 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, Mar. 1, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Kathi Johnson 
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Menu for the Future Class
10:15a.m.-12:15p.m.
 Menu for the Future Class
Saturday, Mar. 3, 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

Northwind Arts Center Juried Exhibit Opening
5:30pm-8:00pm
Northwind Arts Center Juried Exhibit Opening
Saturday, Mar. 3, 5:30pm-8:00pmNorthwind Arts Cente
Northwinds Art Center
Juried art show opening. “Courage to Climb: Community Read Exhibit” Northwind Arts Center.  http://northwindarts.org/exhibit/gallery/032018-community-read/ 

More information ab...read more
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Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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. 
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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.
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Mar. 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.
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Mar. 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.  
1956 Sailing Memoir with Shelly Randall of the Community Boat Project
7:00-8:00pm
1956 Sailing Memoir with Shelly Randall of the Community Boat Project
Thursday, Mar. 8, 7:00-8:00pm1956 Sailing Memoir
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
On International Women's Day be inspired by a sea-level memoir with a place in women's history and a local maritime connection."My Ship Is So Small" is an adventure memoir about a record-breaking voyage attempted mere months after the first summit of Mt. Everest. In the fall of 195...read more
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Menu for the Future Class
10:15a.m.-12:15p.m.
 Menu for the Future Class
Saturday, Mar. 10, 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

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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 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
1:30-4:30pm
 Community Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 1:30-4:30pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Mar. 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
Community Book Discussion at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar
7:00-8:00pm
Community Book Discussion at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 7:00-8:00pmCommunity Book Discu
Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar
Discuss the this year's Community Read My Old Man and the Mountain in the community with a facilitator. 
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Mar. 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.
Community Meeting: CHIP MH/CD Committee Meeting
1:30pm-2:30pm
Community Meeting: CHIP MH/CD Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30pm-5:30pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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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Room Reserved
4:45pm-6:45pm
 Room Reserved
Thursday, Mar. 15, 4:45pm-6:45pm
(2-15, 3-15, 4-19, 5-17, 6-21, 7-19)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Adventure Photography with Christian Coxen
7:00-8:00pm
Adventure Photography with Christian Coxen
Thursday, Mar. 15, 7:00-8:00pmAdventure Photograph
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Christian is a photographer from the Olympic Peninsula who picked up a Minolta in high school and knew from then on out his hands would wrap around many bodies of cold, mechanized metal - defogging lenses in the mist...read more
PT Shorts - Reader’s Theater
7:30pm
PT Shorts - Reader’s Theater
Thursday, Mar. 15, 7:30pmPT Shorts - Reader&r
Northwind Arts Center

Dramatic reading of excerpts from My Old Man and the Mountain by performers from Key City Public Theatre.
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Community Meeting: Teaching Planning Meeting
10:00am-4:00pm
Community Meeting: Teaching Planning Meeting
Friday, Mar. 16, 10:00am-4:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Sarah Rubenstein 
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Friends of the PT Library Book Sale
9:00am-3:00pm
Friends of the PT Library Book Sale
Saturday, Mar. 17, 9:00am-3:00pmFriends of the PT Li
Port Townsend Community Center Lounge
Friends of the PT Library Book Sale

Uptown Community Center 
Saturday, March 17  9:00am-3:00pm
Friends of the PT Library 
Book Sale
March 3: 9am - 3pm
at the Uptown Community Center
(8am Admission for Members of the Friends)...read more
Menu for the Future Class
10:15a.m.-12:15p.m.
 Menu for the Future Class
Saturday, Mar. 17, 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

Story Trail for Kids and their Families
12:00pm-4:00pm
Story Trail for Kids and their Families
Saturday, Mar. 17, 12:00pm-4:00pmStory Trail for Kids
Kah Tai Lagoon
The Story Trail is an outdoor adventure that promotes early literacy, health and wellness, and family connection. Two stories will be chosen for this event, with pages posted at stations throughout the main trail. Each direction will feature a different book, allowing families to enjoy a story as th...read more
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Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
2:00pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
Sunday, Mar. 18, 2:00pm-5:00pm
(Every 3rd Sunday)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact Perry Spring
 
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Room Reserved
5:30pm-6:45pm
 Room Reserved
Monday, Mar. 19, 5:30pm-6:45pm
(Third Mondays of the Month)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Friends of the Library Book Club
7 pm- 9pm
Friends of the Library Book Club
Monday, Mar. 19, 7 pm- 9pm
(3rd Monday of the month 7:00 pm)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Closed meeting
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 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.
Community Book Discussion at Velocity Coffee Chop
2:00pm-3:00pm
Community Book Discussion at Velocity Coffee Chop
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2:00pm-3:00pmCommunity Book Discu
Velocity Coffee Shop
Discuss the this year's Community Read My Old Man and the Mountain in the community with a facilitator. 
Fiber Arts Night
6:30pm-8:30pm
 Fiber Arts Night
Tuesday, Mar. 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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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Mar. 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.
Placeholder for Library Program
2-4:00pm
 Placeholder for Library Program
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2-4:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Please check back for details
Community Meeting: Local 20/20
4:30-6:45pm
 Community Meeting: Local 20/20
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 4:30-6:45pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Cindy Jayne
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Mar. 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.  
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Menu for the Future Class
10:15a.m.-12:15p.m.
 Menu for the Future Class
Saturday, Mar. 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

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Room Reserved
3:30pm-5:30pm
 Room Reserved
Monday, Mar. 26, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Library Foundation Board Meeting
7 pm
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Monday, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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, Mar. 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.
Placeholder for Library Program
2-5pm
 Placeholder for Library Program
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2-5pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Please check back for details
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Mar. 29, 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.  
Meet the Author: with Leif Whittaker
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Meet the Author: with Leif Whittaker
Thursday, Mar. 29, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Meet the Author: wit
PT High School Auditorium
Join Leif for a talk and reading from his memoir  My Old Man and the Mountain with a special introduction by  his friend Daniel Milholland. A book signing will follow with books for sale at the event by Imprint Books.
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Menu for the Future Class
10:15a.m.-12:15p.m.
 Menu for the Future Class
Saturday, Mar. 31, 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

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