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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, Jul. 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, Jul. 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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Library Closed - July 4th
All day
 Library Closed - July 4th
Tuesday, Jul. 4, All day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 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.
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Babytime
10:15 - 10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 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, Jul. 5, 6:00-7:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Cindy Jayne
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Jul. 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.  
Meeting- Art in the Library
1:00pm-2:00pm
 Meeting- Art in the Library
Thursday, Jul. 6, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Closed meeting for staff
Pollinators at the Library, with Erin Yeakel
2:00-3:30
Pollinators at the Library, with Erin Yeakel
Thursday, Jul. 6, 2:00-3:30
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, oh my! Join Garden Educator, Erin Yeakel and learn about the big role these little creatures play in the food cycle. Kids will add plants that pollinators love to the existing PT Library garden, enjoy stories and games, and bring the pollination home with a plant...read more
Master Gardener’s "Growing Groceries" Program
6:00-7:00pm
Master Gardener’s "Growing Groceries" Program
Thursday, Jul. 6, 6:00-7:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Interested in growing your own food this year? Join Master Gardeners and seasoned gardening experts for a fun presentation to help you get started. 
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First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
10:00 am
First Friday Babytime at Jefferson County Health Department
Friday, Jul. 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! 
Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Jul. 7, 3:45pm-4:45pm
(Fridays, June 23- August 25 at 3:45pm )
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.
Despicable Me on the Big Screen!
6:00-8:00
Despicable Me on the Big Screen!
Friday, Jul. 7, 6:00-8:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
What could be better than watching the original Despicable Me on the big screen while munching on popcorn!  Watch as criminal mastermind, Gru, uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, but finds that their love is profoundly changing him for the better. Please join us fo...read more
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Mondays with Melody: Read, Chat, and Healthy Snack
2:00-2:45
Mondays with Melody: Read, Chat, and Healthy Snack
Monday, Jul. 10, 2:00-2:45
(Mondays, June 26, July 10 & 24, August 7)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Do your “big kids” miss going to storytime?  Mondays with Melody is a storytime program geared for kids ages 6 – 10, featuring books about fairness, courage, and dreams, followed by conversation and a healthy snack. Join Director Melody Sky-Eisler for this special pro...read more
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 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.
Sewing and Upcycling for Teens
2:00-4:00
  Sewing and Upcycling for Teens
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2:00-4:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Join Arts Educator, Sidonie Maroon, and make a Boho Bag! Teens will design a unique pattern, hand sew, and learn to use a sewing machine to create a boho gift bag using recycled fabrics. Learn a valuable skill, reuse unwanted cloth and clothing, and create clothing and accessories for free...read more

"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Jul. 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, Jul. 12, 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.
Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue
2:00-3:00
 Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2:00-3:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Come meet some amazing people and birds! Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue provides the care and treatment of native wild birds that have been orphaned or injured and need to be rehabilitated for the purpose of release back to the wild. Don’t miss this special opportunity to observe raptors ...read more
Friends of the Library Meeting
3:30pm-5:00pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Jul. 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, Jul. 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, Jul. 13, 1:00-3:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Sewing and Upcycling for Kids with Sidonie Maroon
2:00-4:00
Sewing and Upcycling for Kids with Sidonie Maroon
Thursday, Jul. 13, 2:00-4:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Join Arts Educator, Sidonie Maroon, and make a Boho Bag!. Kids will design a unique pattern, hand sew, and learn to use a sewing machine to create a boho gift bag using recycled fabrics. Learn a valuable skill, reuse unwanted cloth and clothing, and create clothing and accessories for free...read more
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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Jul. 14, 3:45pm-4:45pm
(Fridays, June 23- August 25 at 3:45pm )
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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Community meeting: Jefferson County Democrats
12:00pm-2:30pm
Community meeting: Jefferson County Democrats
Saturday, Jul. 15, 12:00pm-2:30pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Contact: Carla Sue Woodward
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Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
2:00pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
Sunday, Jul. 16, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Contact Perry Spring
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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, Jul. 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, Jul. 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.
Alley Cat Bike Adventure for Teens
2:00-4:00
Alley Cat Bike Adventure for Teens
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2:00-4:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Made famous by big city bike messengers, the Alley Cat is a scavenger hunt on bikes! Follow clues to various checkpoints throughout Port Townsend, and demonstrate your skills while navigating the streets, alleyways, and trails of PT! Prizes will be awarded to every participant. Helmets required!&nbs...read more

or call --360-385-3181.
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Babytime
10:15 - 10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 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, Jul. 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.  
Legos at the Library: Design Challenge!
2:00-3:30
Legos at the Library: Design Challenge!
Thursday, Jul. 20, 2:00-3:30
(Thursdays, June 29, July20, August 3)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Kids, ages 7-11, will be presented with a Lego design challenge and will use their creativity and engineering skills to find solutions.  The resulting Lego creations will be displayed in the library until the following session. For ages 7-11.
 
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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Jul. 21, 3:45pm-4:45pm
(Fridays, June 23- August 25 at 3:45pm )
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 Action: Drawing Demo
4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
 Art In Action: Drawing Demo
Friday, Jul. 21, 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Art in Action! Drawing Demo
with Joan Wenske
Friday, July 21 4-6pm 
at the Port Townsend Public Library
View a live drawing demonstrati...read more
Fort Night at the Library!
6:00-7:30
 Fort Night at the Library!
Friday, Jul. 21, 6:00-7:30
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join librarian Jeanne for a fun evening of fort building after hours at the library. Kids will construct forts using a variety of materials. Flashlights, snacks, and adventure guaranteed! Registration required with a limit of 15 kids. For ages 7-11.
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Mondays with Melody: Read, Chat, and Healthy Snack
2:00-2:45
Mondays with Melody: Read, Chat, and Healthy Snack
Monday, Jul. 24, 2:00-2:45
(Mondays, June 26, July 10 & 24, August 7)

Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Do your “big kids” miss going to storytime?  Mondays with Melody is a storytime program geared for kids ages 6 – 10, featuring books about fairness, courage, and dreams, followed by conversation and a healthy snack. Join Director Melody Sky-Eisler for this special pro...read more
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
3:30pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
Monday, Jul. 24, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Oma Landstra 
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Jul. 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.
Friends Webinar
11:00am-12:00pm
 Friends Webinar
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 11:00am-12:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Closed meeting. 
Hypercollage! Teen Art Program with Counsel Langley
2:00-4:00
Hypercollage! Teen Art Program with Counsel Langley
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2:00-4:00
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Collage enables you to take what is on hand and use it in unexpected ways, giving it new meaning. Whether for artwork, gifts, cards, presentations, communication of your ideas, or fun, collage skills can help you make powerful images. Join local artist Counsel Langley for this hands-on workshop...read more
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Jul. 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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Babytime
10:15 - 10:45
 Babytime
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 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.
STEAM Workshop with Jen Kingfisher
2:00-4:00
STEAM Workshop with Jen Kingfisher
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2:00-4:00
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Kids will combine art and technology to create electric crafts! Kids will build circuits, engineer mobiles, create light-up wearable art, and more! For ages 8-14.

or call --360-385-3181.
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Program Meeting
10:00am-11:00am
 Program Meeting
Thursday, Jul. 27, 10:00am-11:00am
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Closed meeting
Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Jul. 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.  
Build a Fairy or Gnome House
2:00-3:30
 Build a Fairy or Gnome House
Thursday, Jul. 27, 2:00-3:30
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Build your own magical Fairy or Gnome house to bring home, and help decorate the library Gnome house in the shade garden beside the library with jewels, shells, pinecones, and other treasures. For ages 6 and up.
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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Jul. 28, 3:45pm-4:45pm
(Fridays, June 23- August 25 at 3:45pm )
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.
PETE SEEGER: The Man and the Music
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
PETE SEEGER: The Man and the Music
Friday, Jul. 28, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.PETE SEEGER: The Man
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Musical duo Hank & Claire take listeners back in time with their banjo and 12-string guitar as they share stories, historic photos, and sing-along songs from Pete’s life. Learn about his activism on labor, war, civil rights, and the environmen...read more
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