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North Olympic Library System to hold series of public meetings on draft Library business plan

December 31, 2009 - The North Olympic Library System will hold public meetings at each of the four NOLS libraries in January and February to introduce NOLS 2012, a business plan for the Library. Read Full Article

Storytimes at the Port Angeles Library

December 28, 2009 - On Friday, January 8 the Port Angeles Library of the North Olympic Library System will kick-off its next storytime series. Every Friday from January 8 through March 12, the Port Angeles Main Library will present free storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers. Read Full Article

Teen Advisory Council meeting at the Port Angeles Main Library

December 28, 2009 - The Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System is providing a way for teens to voice their opinions. The teen advisory council is seeking input from teens and tweens (grades 5-12) about library programs, materials, and services for young people. Read Full Article

Library to perform software maintenance – some computer-based services unavailable on Monday 12/7

On Monday, December 7, the North Olympic Library System will perform a scheduled software maintenance upgrade to its computer system. Some services will be temporarily unavailable during the upgrade. Read Full Article

Twilight dawns at the Port Angeles Main Library

November 9, 2009 - Twilight comes to the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System on Wednesday, November 18th, from 6-8pm. Read Full Article

Port Angeles Main Library presents author Mike O’Connor

October 30, 2009 - On Friday, November 13 at 7pm, the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System, in partnership with Pleasure Boat Studio: a Literary Press, will present author Mike O’Connor. Read Full Article

Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System to offer book discussion group November 19

October 27, 2009 - The Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will offer a book discussion on Abraham Verghese’s The Tennis Partner at 7pm on Thursday, November 19. Read Full Article

Reading PALs to discuss The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

October 20, 2009 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald will be discussed by the Reading PALs book discussion group at 6:30 PM, Wednesday October 28, at the Port Angeles Main Library. Read Full Article

Port Angeles Main Library announces Carved Pumpkin Contest

October 19, 2009 - It’s pumpkin carving time at the Port Angeles Main Library. The North Olympic Library System is excited to offer a jack-o-lantern contest for all ages. Carved and decorated pumpkins will be accepted in the Youth Services area of the library on Wednesday, October 28th between 12noon and 8pm. Read Full Article

“Bats Abound” Storytime at Forks Library

October 13, 2009 - Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to a not-so-spooky storytime at the Forks Library on Friday, October 30th beginning at 12 noon. Featuring bookish bats, the fun will include stories, music, crafts and more! Read Full Article

Art Thieves and Con Men and Forgers, Oh My!

October 12, 2009 - Sequim’s own Edgar Award winning mystery writer, Aaron Elkins, will present a talk titled “Art Thieves and Con Men and Forgers, Oh My!” at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System on Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 PM. Read Full Article

Buying and Selling Online: Program at the Port Angeles Main Library

October 12, 2009 - On Monday, October 26th at 7:00 PM at the Port Angeles Main Library, Amelia Garripoli will discuss the basics of buying and selling online, using sites such as EBay and Amazon. Read Full Article

Port Angeles Main Library presents "Game On!"

October 12, 2009 - The Port Angeles Main Branch of the North Olympic Library System is excited to offer a video game program for tweens and teens, grades 5-12. Read Full Article

Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System presents Book+Movie=Fun

September 23, 2009 - “Money may talk, but chocolate sings”. On Saturday October 10, “Book+Movie= Fun” will be hosted at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System at 3pm by film critic and author Rebecca Redshaw. Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System presents the Singing Weaver

September 16, 2009 - Nadine Sanders, musician and international weaving teacher will present a montage of music, projected images and cloth in a program titled “Beyond Plaid: Fiber Artists and Music of Scotland”. The event will be held Saturday, October 3rd at 3:00 PM at the Sequim Branch Library, and repeated at 7:00 PM the Port Angeles Main Library. Read Full Article

Storytime Kick-off at the North Olympic Library System

September 10, 2009 - Friday, September 25th, the North Olympic Library System will kick-off its fall storytime series Read Full Article

Clallam Bay Branch Library announces Summer Reading Program winners

September 4, 2009 - The North Olympic Library System would like to thank everyone who joined up for this year’s Summer Reading Program. Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System to close for all-day staff training session

September 3, 2009 - All libraries in the North Olympic Library System will be closed on Friday, September 18 to allow staff to attend an in-service training day Read Full Article

Forks Branch Library announces Summer Reading Program winners

September 1, 2009 - The North Olympic Library System would like to thank everyone who joined up for this year’s Summer Reading Program. It was a rousing success with over 1,300 kids participating! There were many programs at each branch to delight the entire family. Read Full Article

Mikael the Mime to perform at the Port Angeles and Sequim Branches

July 28, 2009 - On Friday, August 7, children of all ages are invited to join the North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program with free performances by mime, Mikael Rudolph. His performance features classical mime, astounding magic, charming mask and puppet characters and plenty of audience interaction! Read Full Article

The Reptile Man is coming to the Port Angeles, Sequim, and Clallam Bay Branches

July 13, 2009 - On Wednesday, July 22, children of all ages are invited join the North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program with a free show presented by the Reptile Man, Scott Peterson. Read Full Article

Valentine’s Performing Pigs at the Sequim Branch Library

July 3, 2009 - On Thursday, July 16, children are invited to see Valentine’s Performing Pigs as part of the North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program. Real, live mini pigs will amaze the audience by playing golf, soccer, skateboarding and more. Read Full Article

Arts and Crafts Demonstrations at the Port Angeles Main Library

July 1, 2009 - On July 28th the Port Angeles Main Library will be hosting a day of creativity as community artists and crafters demonstrate a wide range of talents and skills. Read Full Article

Kite Making for Kids at the Sequim Branch Library

June 25, 2009 - On Wednesday, July 1, children are invited to create their own beautiful kites as part of the North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program. Read Full Article

Forks Library’s Summer Reading Program presents “Shadow Puppets”

June 19, 2009 - On Wednesday, July 1st from 1:00pm to 2:30 pm, the Forks Branch will present a Summer Reading Program presentation of “Shadow Puppets“. Read Full Article

Puppeteer Terri Church-Kropp to perform

June 29, 2009 - On Wednesday, July 8, children of all ages are invited to join the North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program with free performances by Terri Church-Kropp in all branches of the library. She will present an interactive puppet show, “The Treasure of Pirate’s Cove“. Read Full Article

Forks Library’s Summer Reading Program presents “Dance, Dance, Dance“

June 25, 2009 - On Wednesday, July 15th from 1:00pm to 2:00 pm, the Forks Branch will present a Summer Reading Program presentation of “Dance, Dance, Dance“ Read Full Article

Workshop: Bring Your Best Self to Your Job Search

June 6 and June 13, 2009 - The Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System will host a free two-part workshop to help job seekers polish their skills. Read Full Article

Temporary schedule change at Clallam Bay Library Branch

May 20, 2009 - Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System will be closed Wednesday, May 27, 2009 and Thursday, May 28, 2009. Read Full Article

"Spring Fling" Storytime at Forks Branch

April 29, 2009 - Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to celebrate spring with a storytime program at the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System on Friday, May 15th at 12 noon. Read Full Article

Washington's Poet Laureate to Speak

April 20, 2009 - On Friday, May 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm, the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present a free program featuring Washington’s first state poet laureate Samuel Green. Read Full Article

Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System to be temporarily closed during final stage of remodeling

March 5, 2009 - Beginning on Wednesday, March 11th, through mid-April, the Sequim Branch Library will be temporarily closed for the completion of a major remodeling project. Read Full Article

Port Angeles Library presents author Thor Hanson

February 6, 2009 - On Friday, February 27 at 5pm, the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System will present award-winning writer and naturalist Thor Hanson, Ph.D. talking about his new book The Impenetrable Forest: My Gorilla Years in Uganda. Read Full Article

Forks Library Presents “Grapes of Wrath” Discussion

February 18, 2009 - On Monday, March 2 at 6:30 pm, the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System, together with the Friends of the Forks Library, will host a book discussion featuring John Steinbeck’s classic novel “The Grapes of Wrath”. Read Full Article

Library launches new website

January 12, 2009 - Starting on January 16 the North Olympic Library System’s website will have a whole new look. Read Full Article

Community Gardening Presentation at Forks Library

December 30, 2009 - Community gardens are a terrific way for apartment dwellers and others to grow hearty produce in a shared space and now is the perfect time to start planning! Read Full Article

Legos at the Port Angeles Main Library

December 28, 2009 - The excitement is “building” at the Port Angeles Library. Children ages 8 through 12 are invited to have fun with Legos by reading about, imagining, and building fabulous Lego constructions during three separate Saturday programs. Read Full Article

Computer Basics: Get Connected @ Your Library—Sequim Branch Library to offer four beginning computer classes in January

December 28, 2009 - The Sequim Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System will offer a series of four computer classes for beginners on Thursdays, from 10am to 11:30am, before the Library opens. Read Full Article

Open Chess for young people at the Port Angeles Main Library

December 28, 2009 - The Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System will offer after-school chess games for children and teens on Tuesday afternoons beginning Tuesday, January 5, from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Read Full Article

Legos at the Port Angeles Main Library

Saturday, December 12 from 2-3:30 pm - The excitement is “building” at the North Olympic Library System. Join in the Lego fun at the Port Angeles Main Library as children ages 8 through 12 will read, imagine, and build fabulous Star Wars Lego constructions. Read Full Article

“Frosty Friends” Storytime at Forks Library

December 2, 2009 - Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to a “chilly” storytime at the Forks Library on Friday, December 11th beginning at 12 noon. Read Full Article

Sequim Library Parking Lot Closure to begin on Monday December 7

November 30, 2009 - The parking lot at the Sequim Library will be closed from 8am Monday, December 7, 2009 through 9am Saturday, December 12 to allow the Sequim Branch to be connected to the City of Sequim sewer service. Read Full Article

Port Angeles Main Library presents author Janet Dallett

November 23, 2009 - On Friday, December 4 at 7pm, the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System, in partnership with Pleasure Boat Studio: a Literary Press, will present author Janet Dallett. Read Full Article

Medical Missionaries to Speak at Forks Library

November 10, 2009 - The Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System is delighted to present a program on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 featuring Dr. Gabriella Loperena Oropeza and her husband biologist Mark Walker. Read Full Article

Baby Storytimes at the Port Angeles Main Library

October 30, 2009 - The North Olympic Library System is pleased to introduce a four week storytime series, specially designed for babies, newborn-12 months old, and their parents. Baby storytimes will take place at the Port Angeles Main Library Saturdays during November, from 10:30-11:00 am. Read Full Article

Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System presents a Book+Movie=Fun program

October 28, 2009  - “Money may talk, but chocolate sings”. On Friday, November 6, at 6:30 pm the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System will present Book+Movie= Fun. Film critic and author Rebecca Redshaw will host a screening of the charming movie based on Joanne Harris’ book, Chocolat, and provide delicious insight into the book and its adaptation to film. Read Full Article

Port Angeles Library announces scavenger hunt and costume contest for teens and tweens

October 19, 2009 - Teens and tweens looking for an opportunity to try out their Halloween costume, or recreate their favorite science fiction character, can participate in a literary scavenger hunt and costume party on Friday, October 23rd from 4pm to 6pm at the Port Angeles Main Library...Read Full Article

Computer Basics: Get Connected @ Your Library

October 16, 2009 - The Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System will offer a series of four computer classes for beginners. Classes will be held in the Port Angeles Main Library computer lab on Mondays in November, from 10am to 11:30am Read Full Article

Teen Read Week, October 18-24

October 9, 2009 - During the week of October 18-24 the North Olympic Library will celebrate Teen Read Week with four special activities. The week-long initiative, spearheaded by the American Library Association’s young adult division, YALSA, promotes teen reading. Read Full Article

Port Angeles School District and North Olympic Library System Receive Collaborative Grant

October 6, 2009 - Port Angeles School District and North Olympic Library System Receive Collaborative Grant Read Full Article

Manga Madness Begins!

October 1, 2009 - The North Olympic Library System is excited to offer Manga Madness for grades 5-12. Tweens and Teens can draw, eat snacks, and watch anime at the Port Angeles Main Library on the second Monday of every month. Read Full Article

"Leaves Please" Storytime at Forks Library

September 16, 2009 - Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to celebrate the changing seasons at a Forks Library storytime Read Full Article

Open Chess for young people at the Port Angeles Library

September 14, 2009 - The Port Angeles Main Library will offer after-school chess games for children and teens starting Tuesday, September 22, and every Tuesday thereafter, from 3:30 to 4:30pm Read Full Article

Port Angeles Main Library announces Summer Reading Program winners

September 9, 2009 - The North Olympic Library System would like to thank everyone who signed up for this year’s Summer Reading Program. Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System Asks Teens’ to Choose Best Book of the Year

September 3, 2009 - From August 24 through September 18th teens can cast a vote for their favorite book of 2009. Read Full Article

Reading PALs to discuss The Course of Honour by Lindsey Davis

September 1, 2009 - The Course of Honour by Lindsey Davis will be discussed by the Reading PALs book discussion group at 6:30pm Wednesday September 23rd at the Port Angeles Main Library. Read Full Article

Magician Jeff Evans to perform at all four North Olympic libraries

August 10, 2009 - On Wednesday, August 19, children of all ages are invited to join the North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program with free performances by magician Jeff Evans. Read Full Article

Instant plays with Holly Gwinn-Graham at all Branches

August 3, 2009 - On Tuesday, August 11, and Wednesday, August 12, children of all ages are invited to join the North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program with free interactive performances with Holly Gwinn-Graham. Read Full Article

Sidewalk chalk coming to Port Angeles Main Library

July 20, 2009 - On Wednesday, July 29, children of all ages are invited to join the North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program with sidewalk chalk fun. .... Read Full Article

Reading PALs to discuss "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie society"

July 13, 2009 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows will be discussed by the Reading PALs book discussion group at 6:30 PM, Wednesday July 22th, at the Port Angeles Main Library. Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System announces T-shirt slogan winner

July 13, 2009 - The North Olympic Library System would like to thank everyone who participated in the Library’s first ever t-shirt slogan contest. It was a rousing success with over 150 entries! The winning entry was submitted by Susan Pennington. Read Full Article

Dancer Kayla Oakes to present "creative dance" program at the Port Angeles Main Library

July 6, 2009 - On Wednesday, July 15, children ages 8 and up are invited to join the North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program for a free activity led by professional dancer, Kayla Oakes. Children will use the elements of dance to bring a story to life. Read Full Article

Clallam Bay Branch Library presents children’s storytime

July 9, 2009 - On Monday July 20, Monday, August 3, and Monday, August 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm, the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present free storytimes for children ages five years old and up Read Full Article

Reading PALs to discuss John Adams by David McCullough

June 17, 2009 - John Adams by David McCullough will be discussed at 6:30 PM, Wednesday June 24th, at the Port Angeles Main Library. Read Full Article

Craft Hour for Children at Clallam Bay Branch Library

June 26, 2009 - On Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00 am, the Clallam Bay Branch will present a free Craft Hour for children 5 years old and up. Read Full Article

Recycle crafts at Port Angeles Main Library

June 22, 2009 - On Wednesday, July 1, children of all ages are invited to create outrageous works of art from recycled materials. Read Full Article

Children’s entertainer Christian Swenson to perform at Port Angeles and Sequim Branches

June 17, 2009 - On Wednesday, June 24, children of all ages are invited to kick off the North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program with free performances by entertainer Christian Swenson. His “Human Jazz” performance. Read Full Article

Author of Gods and Goblins: A Field Guide to Place Names of Olympic National Park To Speak

June 5, 2009 - The Port Angeles Branch of the North Olympic Library System will host author Smitty Parratt, author of the recently revised classic, Gods and Goblins: A Field Guide to Place Names of Olympic National Park. Read Full Article

Demystifying the 5-string Banjo and its Role in Bluegrass Music

April 24, 2009 - The Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System will host a lecture and demonstration featuring bluegrass banjoist Barney Munger and guitar accompanist Mary Meyer of the Forks band “Crescent Blue.” Beginning at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. Read Full Article

Gala Grand Reopening of the Sequim Branch Library

April 15, 2009 - The newly renovated Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will be the site of a gala community celebration on Saturday, April 25 from from 1pm to 4pm as it reopens to the public after a nearly three month closure. Read Full Article

New book Discussion Group to Form

March 3, 2009 - Are you interested in participating in a book discussion group at the Port Angeles Library? If so, you are invited to attend a planning meeting in the Archive Room of the Port Angeles Library at either 1pm or 7pm on Wednesday, March 18. Read Full Article

Presidential Inaugration Day Program

January 9, 2009 - On Tuesday, January 20, from 7am to 10am, the public is invited to view the broadcast of the Presidential Inauguration Day activities in the Raymond Carver Room at the Port Angeles Main Library. Read Full Article

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