Adult Programs

Jan 12 Cosi fan Tutte

Seattle Opera Preview: Così fan tutte

Wednesday, January 10
6:30 pm

This fresh style of opera preview offers more than just a lecture - it provides an experience with professional performers and live music from Seattle Opera.

Traveling through story and music, these spoken and sung presentations offer multiple access points to an audience of any age.

As the Cosi fan Tutti story unfolds, two buddies don disguises to test the faithfulness of their fiancées—and soon the game is on! Will the women fall for their new suitors? And if they do, who is really to blame? This quirky comedy of (bad) manners endures as one of opera’s most astute masterpieces, distinguished by a steady stream of ravishing melody—the sweetest and most passionate music Mozart ever wrote.

This and all programs at Jefferson County Library are free and open to all. Please plan to arrive early as seating is limited.

Jan 17 Valentine

Handmade & Heartfelt:

Valentine Making for Adults

Wednesday, January 17
6:00 to 7:30 pm

Adults 18 and over are invited to drop-in between 6:00-7:30 pm to create homemade Valentine’s cards at this Handmade and Heartfelt adult crafting night workshop. All materials will be provided, including doilies, red paper, printed flowers and more. Guests are encouraged to bring friends or come solo and join in the shared creativity of community crafting.

Jan 24 H2OMG!

Inquiring Mind Lecture:

H2OMG! with Rachel Cardone

Wednesday, January 24
6:30 pm

Rarely does a day go by without a story in the news relating to an issue concerning water, and water scarcity is a world-wide challenge. Learn more about water issues in this discussion presented by Humanities Washington speaker, Rachel Cardone.

Cardone will discuss water scarcity and its effects both globally and at local levels in Washington State. Participants are challenged to consider how they value water in its different uses, and explore whether taking an ethical approach to water issues changes how we manage and govern water on our increasingly thirsty and crowded planet.

Rachel CordoneAs an economist, writer, policy maker, philanthropist, and advisor to public, private, and non-profit organizations, Cardone has spent nearly 20 years working on water issues. Prior to returning to independent consulting in 2012, she spent five years establishing the Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Cardone has traveled or worked in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, and has spent several years facilitating workshops, training sessions, and meetings for a range of audiences. She has a Masters of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, with a focus on Energy Policy & Finance, and a BA in History (Anthropology minor) from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

Co-sponsored by Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Please plan to arrive early as seating is limited.

Menu for the FutureMenu for the Future:

Movie and Six-week Study Course

Mondays, January 22- March 12
6:00 to 7:30 pm

Over the last century, the way we grow, harvest, transport, and consume food has changed significantly. To explore the topic of food more fully, the library will be offering a study course developed by Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) called Menu for the Future, a self-led discussion course designed to spark shared learning, shared stories and shared action, while exploring the connection between food and sustainability.

The discussion will kick-off with the screening of a sustainable food movie (TBA) on Monday, January 22 at 6:00 pm.

The six-week Menu for the Future weekly discussion groups will begin meeting the following week on January 29. The first group will meet weekly at 1:00 pm, with a second group meeting weekly at 6:00 pm. Discussions will be held for both groups on Mondays, January 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5 and 12. 

Menu for the Future participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the many cultural, social, and ecological implications of what we eat and can discuss the importance of our eating habits. Together, groups will discover food choices that are healthy for their bodies, the environment, and the local economy.

Program course books are available at the library as an in-house reference copy, or for purchase. Co-sponsored by Local 20/20, The Food Coop, Jefferson County Farmers Markets, and the Port Townsend Film Festival.


Jan 31 Brain Games

Brain Games and Puzzles for Adults

Wednesday, January 31
6:00 to 7:30 pm

Adults 18 and over are invited to drop-in between 6:00-7:30 p.m. for an evening of puzzles, board games, and brain teasers.

Play games that improve your mind; such as: cast iron puzzles, wooden block puzzles, tangrams, Swish, Niya, Chess, On the Dot, Q-Bitz, Scotland Yard, Lewo Wooden Stacking Game, Perplexus, Tenzi. Also on-hand will be other puzzles, board games, and brain teasers.  Guests are encouraged to being friends and favorite games from home, or come solo to play some of the library's games