Traveling Trivia

Flaunt your knowledge of books, movies, pop culture, and current events at Traveling Trivia on Tap! Bring a team of friends, or come solo and we’ll find a team for you. New book and movie titles will be featured each month. 

Don't Miss Traveling Trivia, Fridays at 6:30 pmFebruary 7
101 Brewery at Twana Roadhouse, Quilcene
Book: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Film: Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

March 13
Finnriver Cidery, Chimacum
Book: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Film: Hidden Figures (2017)

April 3
101 Brewery at Twana Roadhouse, Quilcene
Book: The Collector by Jack Nisbet
Film: The Biggest Little Farm (2019)

May 1
Finnriver Cidery, Chimacum
Book: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Film: A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

Storytimes at the Library

Baby Reading BooksStorytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are held throughout each week. All sessions consist of age-appropriate picture books, songs, fingerplays, poetry, and often include playtime and crafts. Storytimes inspire a love of books and reading in participants of all ages. Research confirms that reading success starts with young children enjoying library storytimes!


4th Tuesday each Month
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Please join us for a multi-cultural sing-along for young children and their grown-ups.

Weekly Storytimes

Toddler Storytime
Mondays, 10:15 am
Toddler Storytime is for children ages 12 months to 30 months and features movement, music, puppets, and fingerplays as well as flannel stories and the reading of short books written with toddlers in mind.

Tuesdays, 10:30 am
This 20-minute lapsit program for infants from birth to 12 months features action rhymes, baby sign language, songs, and movement designed to stimulate brain development and the enjoyment of music, language, and books.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, 10:30 am
Bring your preschooler and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and more designed to promote early learning. Preschool Storytime is followed by a craft or activity that encourages community building and enriches literacy.

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Group 
Fridays, 10:00 am
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups are for children ages birth to 5 and their families or caregivers. Come play, read, sing, enjoy snacks and enhance the bond with your family and community. Sessions are free and open to everyone.

Kaleidoscope playgroup is provided by a partnership between Jefferson County Library, First Step Family Support Center and the Olympic-Kitsap Peninsula Early Learning Coalition, and through a grant from the Satterberg Foundation. Contact Darcy at 360-774-3413 for more information.

Homes for the Holidays

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Bakers and crafters of all ages and abilities are invited to design and build their own edible creations! Structures may be built out of anything edible, and the base should be no larger than 12” x 12” in size.

Patrons will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorites, and the winners will be announced at the library’s annual Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 11.

Submit your entry between December 1 – 9.

Gingerbread Contest Entry Form

Hour of Code

Hour of Code logoHour of Code originated in 2013 as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer coding. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, expanding to schools, libraries, and communities all over the world. 

Join the fun! All ages are invited to drop in between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to celebrate Hour of Code and learn about computer coding through several hands-on, interactive stations.

Open Tech 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Drop in and work with library staff to receive individual assistance with your computer or handheld device. Bring your device or ask to borrow one of ours.

Learn more about Hour of Code.

Tech Tuesday at the Library

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Join us on Tuesdays for free, one-hour technology classes and individual assistance with your computer or handheld. Bring your device or borrow one of our laptops.

Drop-in Open Tech Assistance
EVERY Tuesday
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Classes held 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Class Schedule

December 10 – Staff’s Favorite Apps 2019
Staff will share their favorite Apple and Android apps and show you how to download them to your tablet or smartphone.

PLEASE NOTE: Tech Tuesdays will be on Holiday Hiatus December 17 thru December 31. Join us for our first class of the New Year on Tuesday, January 7, 2020!

January 7 – Apps for New Year’s Resolutions
Whether you want to get in shape, get organized, save money, or manage stress, there’s an app to help you along the way. Join us as we explore a collection of apps designed to keep you focused and help you achieve your goals in the coming year.

January 14 – Free eBooks and Audiobooks
Access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks free with your library card. Learn how to borrow them, instantly, using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Timeslips: Creative Storytelling for People with Memory Loss

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Join us for TimeSlips, a creative storytelling method that replaces the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine. Originally designed as a way for people with dementia to connect with their care partners, TimeSlips has evolved into a way for people to grow and connect across ALL challenges of memory loss. Storytelling empowers people to participate, access their imagination and connect with others. Evidence-based research indicates that TimeSlips brings meaning and purpose into lives, is engaging, empowering, and fun for all who participate.

Everyone welcome. No registration required.

Sponsored by the East Jefferson County Memory cafe and facilitated by Carolyn Christina Manzoni and Randi Winter.

Learn more about TimeSlips at

PTFF Roadshow: Free Cinema at the Library

Artwork of a man in a pickup truck filming a movieJefferson County Library is proud to be a part of the 2019 Port Townsend Film Festival by hosting a free cinema at the library. All films are open to the public free of charge with advance ticket. Tickets will be available at the library 30 minutes prior to film start.

Friday, September 20, 1:00 pm – Phoenix, Oregon
Defying midlife haze, two friends seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore an old bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.” This film runs 109 minutes.

Friday, September 20, 3:15 pm – Jay Myself
Photographer Stephen Wilkes creates an intimate portrait of renowned photographer, Jay Maisel, and the 30,000 square foot building that he’s inhabited and filled with his eccentric collection of beautiful random objects for the last 40 years. This film runs 79 minutes and is preceded by the 7-minute short Photograph of Jesus.

Saturday, September 21, 10:30 am – Motherload
Ride with Liz Canning, cyclist and mother, on her quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. This film runs 81 minutes and is preceded by the 4-minute short Blue.

Saturday, September 21, 12:30 pm – Twelve Conversations
What compels people to confide in one another? A chance meeting in a Port Townsend underground record shop, the intimate power of words and the way the future sometimes reveals the past. This film runs 102 minutes.

Saturday, September 21, 3:00 pm – The Wild
In this follow-up to 2014’s documentary, The Breach, director Mark Titus outlines the ongoing struggle in Bristol Bay to preserve the wild salmon fishing industry, which faces devastation if a massive copper and gold mine is constructed. This film runs 63 minutes and is preceded by two short films: Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee and dukʷibəɫ swatixʷtəd (Changer’s Land).

Sunday, September 22, 2:00 pm – Reviewers Choice Shorts
A collection of films from around the world representing the genius of filmmakers to capture and portray individual human drama. These shorts were given highest ratings by the PTFF review team. The film series runs approximately 81 minutes. Films List

Book Project Video: The Story of Bob

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Book titles have their own stories to tell!

Last Friday, staff arranged the titles of library books into sentences to tell a story. We took to the library lawn, and assembled a continuous line of people holding the book covers, and used them to make a video of our story. Thank you to all of the patrons who held up books and joined us for the filming!

Our movie was entered into a contest to win a visit from Randall Munroe, author/illustrator of XKCD, a popular web comic that blends math, language, romance, and pop-culture. Wish us luck! We’ll let you know if we win.



Watch the completed story:



Experience Virtual Reality

Man wearing Virtual Reality gogglesExperience Virtual Reality with the Oculus device while guided and supported by trained staff. Swim in the deep sea, make friends with a little robot, visit the White House or a National Park, or relax with a virtual movie that happens around you. All these experiences can be yours through the magic of virtual reality.

Participants must be 13 years or older, and a completed waiver form is required to participate. Waiver forms may be picked up at the library or downloaded below. VR experiences may cause dizziness and disorientation. Those prone to motion sickness should take care when using the Oculus device.

Experience Virtual Reality Program Schedule

Health and Safety Information

VR Waiver Form – Adults

VR Waiver Form – Minors

WSU Seed Library

Image of hand holding a small plant.The WSU Master Gardeners will visit the Bookmobile monthly through October with their Seed Library. Join the effort to build our community’s food resilience.

1) Borrow seeds from the Seed Library

2) Grow beautiful, healthy plants and harvest healthy food for your family.

3) Return a portion of your saved seeds to the Seed Library for the next years’ borrowers.

Seed Library Dates
April 22-25
May 20-23
June 24-27
July 22-25
August 26-29
September 23-26
October 28-31
(Closed November thru January)

Seed Library Schedule
Brinnon 12:30 to 2:30 (Thursday)
Coyle 10:30 to 11:30 (Monday)
Gardiner 2:30 to 3:30 (Monday)
Quilcene 2:30 to 3:30 (Tuesday)
Cape George 10:00 to 11:00 (Wednesday)
Port Ludlow 2:30 to 3:30 (Wednesday)

See the full Bookmobile Schedule.

Learn more about the Seed Library.

For questions about the Seed Library at WSU contact

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