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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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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Apr. 1, 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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The Library Children’s Choir will not meet April 3, due to Spring Break
The Library Children’s Choir will not meet April 3, due to Spring Break
Monday, Apr. 3,
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
Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, Apr. 3, 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, Apr. 3, 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.
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Girls Create SENIOR Camp at S’Klallam Tribe Library in Hummingbird Hall
10:00am-12:00pm
Girls Create SENIOR Camp at S’Klallam Tribe Library in Hummingbird Hall
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 10:00am-12:00pm
S'Klallam Tribe Library in Hummingbird Hall
Girls age 13-seniors in high school build, sew, craft and create amazing take-home projects and items to donate to local charities like Jefferson County Humane Society. Girls Create! Is free but space is limited, so please call the jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Library to sign up at 360-681-4632.
Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 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
1:30-3:30
Community Meeting - OA3 Support Group
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 1:30-3:30
(First Tuesday of the month)
Community Meeting -
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 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, Apr. 5, 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, Apr. 6, 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, Apr. 7, 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, Apr. 7, 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.
My Old Man and the Mountain with Leif Whittaker
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
My Old Man and the Mountain with Leif Whittaker
Friday, Apr. 7, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.My Old Man and the M
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Join Leif Whittaker for an author talk about his memoir, My Old Man and the Mountain, which is his engaging and humorous story of what it was like to "grow up Whittaker" the youngest son of Jim Whi...read more
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Apr. 8, 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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The Library Children’s Choir
4:00 - 4:50 pm
The Library Children’s Choir
Monday, Apr. 10, 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

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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 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.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 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, Apr. 12, 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.
Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30pm-5:00pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 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, Apr. 13, 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, Apr. 13, 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, Apr. 15, 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 CLOSED FOR EASTER
All Day
 LIBRARY CLOSED FOR EASTER
Sunday, Apr. 16, All Day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Library Advisory Board Meeting
3:30p.m.
 Library Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, Apr. 17, 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
The Library Children’s Choir
4:00 - 4:50 pm
The Library Children’s Choir
Monday, Apr. 17, 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

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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, Apr. 18, 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, Apr. 18, 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.
Fibers Arts Night
6:30-8:30pm
 Fibers Arts Night
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 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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Foundation Center Training for Staff and Volunteers
10:00am-12:00pm
Foundation Center Training for Staff and Volunteers
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 10:00am-12:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Foundation Center Training for staff and volunteers 
Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 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.
WorkSource Job Seekers Classes
1-3pm
 WorkSource Job Seekers Classes
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 1-3pmWorkSource Job Seeke
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
WORKSOURCE is coming to YOU - HOW TO LAND YOUR DREAM JOB!

On April 19th, a WorkSource Career Specialist will be at the Port Townsend Library 1:00 to 3:00.   This is a...read more
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Apr. 20, 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.  
Steampunk Crafts
3:00-5;00
 Steampunk Crafts
Thursday, Apr. 20, 3:00-5;00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Make items to get in the spirit of the Port Townsend Steampunk Festival! Steampunk Festival volunteers will be at the library to help you craft and provide all the materials you need. This free event for all ages is sure to prepare you to have fun at the festival!
PoetryMusic
7pm-8pm
 PoetryMusic
Thursday, Apr. 20, 7pm-8pmPoetryMusic
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
For National Poetry Month join jazz duo PoetryMusic for a multimedia musical experience. The duo’s performances, featuring Chris Lee on vibes and percussion, and Colleen O'Brien on vocals and cello, combine jazz with poetry &ndas...read more
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Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
4:30-5:30
Bring Back Reading Teen Book Club
Friday, Apr. 21, 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, Apr. 22, 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!
Sonic Sea- film viewing and discussion for Earth Day
7:00-8:30pm
Sonic Sea- film viewing and discussion for Earth Day
Saturday, Apr. 22, 7:00-8:30pmSonic Sea- film view
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
On Earth Saturday discover how human-induced underwater noise from everyday vessel traffic, Navy sonar and seismic testing harms marine life.  Life in the ocean depends upon acoustics for survival.  Learn what we can do to reduce noise pollution that has existed for only sixty years. ...read more
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Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
2:00pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
Sunday, Apr. 23, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Contact Perry Spring
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Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
3:30pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
Monday, Apr. 24, 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, Apr. 24, 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, Apr. 24, 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, Apr. 25, 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.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 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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WorkSource Job Seekers Classes
10:00-12:00
 WorkSource Job Seekers Classes
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 10:00-12:00 WorkSource Job Seeke
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
WORKSOURCE is coming to YOU - HOW TO LAND YOUR DREAM JOB!
On April 19th, a WorkSource Career Specialist will be at the Port Townsend Library 1:00 to 3:00.  &nbs...read more
Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 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.
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Apr. 27, 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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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Apr. 29, 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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