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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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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Sep. 1, 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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Library Closed - Labor Day
All day
 Library Closed - Labor Day
Monday, Sep. 4, All day
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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.
Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays from 11:00 to 12:00)
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For mo...read more

Book Lovers’ Cafe
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Book Lovers’ Cafe
Tuesday, Sep. 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. Meetings are noted below. 
 
Upcoming Reads for 2017:

January 10 (meeting on Tuesday) : The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie ...read more
Fiber Arts Night
6:30pm-8:30pm
 Fiber Arts Night
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 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, Sep. 6, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Newborns up to 16 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
5:00-7:00pm
 Community Meeting: Local 20/20
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 5:00-7:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact: Cindy Jayne
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Sep. 7, 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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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Sep. 8, 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.
Teen Movie Night
7:00pm-9:00pm
 Teen Movie Night
Friday, Sep. 8, 7:00pm-9:00pm
(Every second Friday of the month at 7pm)
Teen Movie Night
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45am
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Sep. 9, 10:15-10:45am
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us every Saturday for this family storytime program for all ages. 
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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Sep. 11, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays from 11:00 to 12:00)
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For mo...read more

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City Staff - First Aid/CPR training
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
City Staff - First Aid/CPR training
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Preschool Storytime
10:15-10:45
 Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 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.
Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays from 11:00 to 12:00)
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For mo...read more

Community Meeting: Olympic Area on Aging (OA3)
1:00pm-4:00pm
Community Meeting: Olympic Area on Aging (OA3)
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Community Meeting: Contact Jan Svien 
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 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, Sep. 13, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Newborns up to 16 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-5:00pm
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 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, Sep. 14, 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, Sep. 14, 1:00-3:00pm
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Sep. 15, 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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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45am
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Sep. 16, 10:15-10:45am
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us every Saturday for this family storytime program for all ages. 
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Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
2:00pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Quimper Storytelling Guild
Sunday, Sep. 17, 2:00pm-5:00pm
(Every 3rd Sunday)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
Contact Perry Spring
 
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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Sep. 18, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays from 11:00 to 12:00)
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For mo...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, Sep. 19, 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, Sep. 19, 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.
Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays from 11:00 to 12:00)
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For mo...read more

or call --360-385-3181.
Fiber Arts Night
6:30pm-8:30pm
 Fiber Arts Night
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 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, Sep. 20, 10:15-10:45
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Newborns up to 16 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: Klallam Language Study Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
Community Meeting: Klallam Language Study Group
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 5:00-7:00p.m.
(September 20, October 25, November 15, December 20, January 17, and February 14)

Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
 Join Phaedra Hope for a Klallam Language Study Group for nontribal members. Phaedra was given permission from her elder at the language department at the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to lead this group to preserve the language.The group will have access to free mate...read more
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Sep. 21, 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: Dolls, Dolls, and more Dolls
6:00-7:00pm
Community Meeting: Dolls, Dolls, and more Dolls
Thursday, Sep. 21, 6:00-7:00pm
Charles Pink House - 1256 Lawrence St.
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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Sep. 22, 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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Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45am
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Sep. 23, 10:15-10:45am
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us every Saturday for this family storytime program for all ages. 
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Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Monday, Sep. 25, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays from 11:00 to 12:00)
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For mo...read more

Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
3:30pm-5:00pm
Community Meeting: Natural History Bookclub
Monday, Sep. 25, 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, Sep. 25, 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, Sep. 26, 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.
Looking for a Grant?
11:00am-12:00pm
 Looking for a Grant?
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Mondays from 11:00 to 12:00)
Looking for a Grant?
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Meet with a volunteer for an hour-long, one-on-one appointment at the Port Townsend Public Library to help you navigate and use the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network to learn how to write a grant. For more information on the workshop, email Nancy Grant at ngrant@cityofpt.us. For mo...read more

"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
5:00-7:00p.m.
"Changeling" Shakespeare Reading Group
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 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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LIBRARY CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING
10:00AM-7:00PM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 10:00AM-7:00PM
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
The Port Townsend Public Library  will be closed Wednesday, September 27th for a day of library staff training to better serve our community. The library will resume regular hours on Thursday, September 28th. ...read more
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Toddlertime
10:15-10:45
 Toddlertime
Thursday, Sep. 28, 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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Dungeons and Dragons
3:45pm-4:45pm
 Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, Sep. 29, 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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Rock Painting at PT Farmers Market
10:00-1:00
Rock Painting at PT Farmers Market
Saturday, Sep. 30, 10:00-1:00
PT Community Center Lawn
Join PT Library Youth Services staff from 10:00 to 1:00 at the Farmers Market on September 30 and paint a rock! Find out about the rock painting craze, paint some rocks, and leave ...read more
Saturday Family Storytime
10:15-10:45am
 Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, Sep. 30, 10:15-10:45am
Port Townsend Library - 1220 Lawrence St.
Join us every Saturday for this family storytime program for all ages. 
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