Inquiring Mind Lecture Series

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In large and small towns throughout the state, Humanities Washington is restoring the town square. Their events and programs are led by cultural experts, scholars, and storytellers, who discuss everything from Washington State history to philosophy to current social issues. People come together to explore and consider what it means to be human, and to reflect on our shared past, present, and future.

 

Image of Humanities Washington Speaker Clyde FordLet’s Talk About Race
February 6 at at 6:30 pm
With warmth and openness, renowned author and professor Clyde Ford leads a discussion on race in modern-day America with a heavy emphasis on audience participation. Meant for people of all races, participants will come away with tools for engaging in conversations about race in an honest, transparent, and meaningful way.

 

 

 

Image of Humanities Washington Speaker Nick BondAre Salmon Doomed? Hatching a Plan to Save a Northwest Icon
February 27 at 6:30 pm
Climatologist Nick Bond explores the past, present, and possible future conditions for salmon in our state, and sees room for optimism. He shares lessons on how local communities have accomplished important work to support salmon runs, but also takes a hard look at the realities climate change poses for this regional treasure. Explore the history, science, and story of this cherished Northwest icon.

 

 

 

Image of Humanities Washington Speaker Carlos GilFrom Mexican to Mexican-American, A Family Immigration Story
March 27 at 6:30 pm
Professor Carlos Gil sought to understand immigration by tracing his family’s history from the 1920s to the 1970s. In the process, he discovered the excitement, culture shock, inter-family conflict, and questions of identity that many immigrants face when seeking a better life in another country. Based on his book, “We Became Mexican-American: How Our Immigrant Family Survived to Pursue the American Dream,” this talk explores Mexican immigration by spotlighting his own family’s experience in southern California, including parallels with Washington State.

 

 

Farming Film Festival

 

Find out how regenerative farming is part of the climate change solution and global earth repair. Inspiring films about farmers working with and restoring ecosystems. Local efforts will be highlighted in discussion after each film.

The Farming Film Festival is followed by the Global Earth Repair Conference, May 3-5, 2019.

FILM SHOWINGS
1:00 pm at the Port Townsend Public Library
6:00 pm at the Jefferson County Library

The North Olympic Peninsula Farming Film Festival for 2019 is co-sponsored by the City of Port Townsend Library, Friends of the Trees Society and Jefferson County Local Food Systems Council.

Movie Schedule

Trivia Nights

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Books on Tap Trivia Night at Finnriver Cidery

Fridays – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

November 9, December 14, January 11, February 15

Test your knowledge of books, film, and pop culture during an evening of trivia, food and cider. Bring friends and form a team or fly solo and we’ll find a team for you.

This event takes place at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA

 

 

Third Tuesday Trivia at the Keg & I Taproom

Tuesdays – 7:00 to 9:00 pm

November 20, December 18, January 15, February 19, March 19

Join library staff in a night of friendly competition. Trivia questions will feature science, local history, pop culture, geography, and other various topics!  Bring your team or come solo, test your knowledge, and win! An extra point will be awarded to teams who present their library cards!  The trivia contest is hosted by your information professionals from Jefferson County Library. Must be 21 or over to attend.

This event takes place at The Keg & I Taproom, 1291 Chimacum Road, Chimacum, WA

Holiday Happenings

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December 1 thru December 12 – Homes for the Holidays: Gingerbread House Making Contest

Bakers and crafters of all ages and abilities are invited to design and build their own edible creation! Structure may be built out of gingerbread, graham crackers, candy, frosting, or anything you like, and the base should be no larger than 12” x 12” in size. Submit your entry between Saturday, December 1st and 12:00 pm, Wednesday, December 12th. Patrons will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorites. Winners will be announced at the library’s Annual Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 12.

 

Wednesday, December 5, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Hygge Night at the Library

Join us for an evening of “hygge” (pronounced hoo-ga), a Danish concept of happiness through being cozy and enjoying the simple pleasures in life. The evening’s activities will include a relaxing environment of dim lights, mellow music, and simple crafts with warm tea to help set the cozy mood. Simple crafting materials for paper snowflakes and coloring utensils and pages will be provided. Feel free to bring your own crafting supplies and ideas. Drop in any time. Program for adults only.

Wednesday, December 12, 3:00 to 6:00 pm – Holiday Open House

Enjoy festive music, delicious refreshments and seasonal craft projects while you celebrate the season at the library annual Holiday Open House. Craft materials will be provided and all ages are welcome. Winners of the Gingerbread House Making Contest will be announced. Crafts room open from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Jefferson County Library.

Art & Music Meditation for Adults

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Start your day in peace and contemplation as you let your thoughts and your paintbrush flow freely. Enjoy a short inspirational reading, and then create, mix colors, and let art take shape while listening to peaceful music. Art supplies will be provided, but space is limited. Please sign up at the library or call 385-6544 to register by November 14.

Homes for the Holidays: Gingerbread House Making Contest

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Bakers and crafters of all ages and abilities are invited to design and build their own edible creation! Structure may be built out of gingerbread, graham crackers, candy, frosting, or anything you like, and the base should be no larger than 12” x 12” in size.

Submit your entry between December 1st and 12:00 pm, Wednesday, December 12th. Patrons will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorites. Winners will be announced at the library’s Annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 12.

Gingerbread Contest Entry Form

Election & Voter Information

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Voters Guide

Access the 2018 General Election Guide online.

Jefferson County Auditor – Elections

Find local information about elections and voting.

Secretary of State Elections & Voting Information 

Information on voting in Washington from the Secretary of State.

Find Your Legislator

Find your legislative district, statewide and congressional district maps, and information about your legislator.

MyVote

Check your voter registration status, view personal voting history, print a ballot or find drop box and voting center locations.

Vote411

See the races on your ballot, compare candidates’ positions side-by-side, build your ballot with an online voters’ guide, and much more. 

FactCheck.org

Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

Vote Smart

Useful tools for voters, including voting records, politician biographies and contact information, interest group ratings, a collection of public statements, and campaign finance records.

 

Poets in Conversation

Join Pacific Northwest poets Holly Hughes and Ed Harkness as they read from their work, then engage them in conversation as they discuss their lives and their writing journeys.

Holly is the author of the fine art chapbook Passings, The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World and Sailing by Ravens

Ed is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Saying the Necessary and Beautiful Passing LivesThe Law of the Unforeseen is his recently published PBS book of poems.

Third Tuesday Trivia at the Keg & I Taproom

Join library staff in a night of friendly competition at the Keg & I Taproom, 1291 Chimacum Road, Chimacum. Trivia questions will feature science, local history, pop culture, geography, and other various topics! Bring your team or come solo, test your knowledge, and win! An extra point will be awarded to teams who present their library cards! The trivia contest is hosted by your information professionals from Jefferson County Library. Must be 21 or over to attend. 

Money Mondays in September and October

Join us on Mondays in September and October to learn more about Money: our options, our choices and the impacts of our decisions. Each session starts at 5:00 pm. Stop in and learn something, and we’ll give you a Ferino’s Pizzeria discount coupon so you can pick up dinner after the session. Presented by Sue Besselievre, Kitsap Bank.

September 10
Online Banking: How Safe Is It? with Sue Besselievre

September 17
Credit Scores: What Are They? with Susan Whitmire

October 22
Cyber Security and Safety for All Ages with Jackie McVay

October 29
Money Smarts When Traveling with Susan Whitmire