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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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Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Monday, May. 1, 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
The Library Children’s Choir
4:00 - 4:50 pm
The Library Children’s Choir
Monday, May. 1, 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

Community Meeting: Write More Letters Club
4:30-6:30pm
Community Meeting: Write More Letters Club
Monday, May. 1, 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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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 2, 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, May. 2, 1:30-3:30
(First Tuesday of the month)
Community Meeting -
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, May. 2, 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!

D&...read more
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Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, May. 3, 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.
"Signing Monkeys" An afternoon with local author Gabriel Rummonds
3-4pm
"Signing Monkeys" An afternoon with local author Gabriel Rummonds
Wednesday, May 3, 3-4pmSigning Monkeys An a
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Gabriel and a librarian will talk with children and their parents about steps in writing his first children’s book and will read from the manuscript.  The reading will be followed by a drawing craft. 
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, May. 4, 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.  
Friends Meet and Greet- TBD
1:30pm-3:30pm
 Friends Meet and Greet- TBD
Thursday, May 4, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Cheryl Bentley 
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First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
10:00 am
First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
Friday, May. 5, 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, May. 5, 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.
Wolves of Washington presented by Wolf Haven International
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Wolves of Washington presented by Wolf Haven International
Friday, May 5, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.Wolves of Washington
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Outreach Coordinator, Chris Montero with Wolf Haven International will present, Wolves of Washington. The presentation will provide a basic overview of wolf biology and behavior and talk about wolf recovery. After mor...read more
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, May. 6, 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, May. 8, 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, May. 9, 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.
Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
3:30-5:00
 Dungeons and Dragons Teen Event
Tuesday, May. 9, 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!

...read more
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, May. 9, 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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Staff Use: Finance Meeting
8:00am-2:00pm
 Staff Use: Finance Meeting
Wednesday, May 10, 8:00am-2:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Contact Sheila Danielson. 
Babytime
10:15-10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, May. 10, 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.
Girls Create Camp: Port Townsend High School
3:00-5:00p.m.
Girls Create Camp: Port Townsend High School
Wednesday, May 10, 3:00-5:00p.m.Girls Create Camp: P
Port Towsend High School Library
Girls Create! is an activity open to high school girls who want to make cool stuff! We will combine art and technology to make electric crafts!

May 10th 3:00-5:00 PM
PTHS Library
Free, but space is limited
To sign up, call the Port Townsen...read more

Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30pm-5:00pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, May. 10, 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, May. 11, 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, May. 11, 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, May. 13, 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!
The PT Library Children’s Choir Public Performance
2:00pm-3:00pm
The PT Library Children’s Choir Public Performance
Saturday, May 13, 2:00pm-3:00pmThe PT Library Child
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. The program is culminating with a public performance at the First Babtist Church.  
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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, May. 16, 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, May. 16, 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, May. 16, 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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WorkSource Job Seekers Classes
10:00-12:00
 WorkSource Job Seekers Classes
Wednesday, May. 17, 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, May. 17, 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: Local 20/20
6:00-7:00pm
 Community Meeting: Local 20/20
Wednesday, May. 17, 6:00-7:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Contact: Cindy Jayne
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, May. 18, 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, May. 19, 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, May. 20, 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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Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
2:00pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
Sunday, May. 21, 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, May. 22, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Oma Landstra 
Library Foundation Board Meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm
Library Foundation Board Meeting
Monday, May. 22, 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, May. 23, 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, May. 23, 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, May. 24, 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.
Girls Create Camp: Grant Street Elementary School Library
12:30-2:30pm
Girls Create Camp: Grant Street Elementary School Library
Wednesday, May 24, 12:30-2:30pmGirls Create Camp: G
Grant Street Elementary School
Are you a girl who wants to make cool stuff?
Are you between 8 and 12 years old?

Girls Create is for you!

Wednesday May 24  12:30-2:30 PM
Grant St. Elementary Library
Free, but space is limited
To sign up, call the Port Townsend Public Library a...read more

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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, May. 25, 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, May. 27, 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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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May. 30, 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.
Girls Create Camp: Blue Heron Middle School Commons
3:00-5:00p.m.
Girls Create Camp: Blue Heron Middle School Commons
Tuesday, May 30, 3:00-5:00p.m.Girls Create Camp: B
Blue Heron Middle School Commons
Girls Create! is an activity open to 4th – 8th grade girls who want to make cool stuff! We will combine art and technology to make electric crafts!

May 30th 3:00-5:00 PM
Blue Heron Middle School Commons 
Free, but space is limited
To sign up, call the Port Townse...read more

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Babytime
10:15 - 10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, May. 31, 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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