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Port Angeles Winter Art Blast and Art in the Library Events and Exhibits

December 30, 2011 - The January Art Blast brings The Cornstalks’ powerful 3 part harmonies, driving rhythms, and solid grooves into the heart of the Port Angeles library on Friday, January 13 at 7pm.  Read Full Article

Teen Writing Group introduced at the Sequim Branch Library

December 29, 2011 - A new Teen Writing Group will start on Wednesday, January 18, at 6pm at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System. For teens in grades 6-12, the writing group will meet monthly on the third Wednesday of January, February and March.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf at the Sequim Branch Library

December 22, 2011 - Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, January 14 at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article"

Introducing Two New Storytime Options at the Sequim Branch

December 16, 2011 - Beginning in January, new programs are being offered for children at the Sequim Branch Library. Along with weekly storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers on Wednesday mornings at 10am and 11am, the library will offer bi-monthly PJ storytimes on the second and fourth Thursday evenings of the month at 6:30pm, and bi-monthly baby lapsits on the first and third Thursday mornings of the month at 10:30am.  Read Full Article

Sequim Library Young Adult Advisory Group to meet

December 14, 2011 - On Tuesday, January 3, at 6pm at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System, teens in grades 6-12 can join the Sequim Library’s on-going Young Adult Advisory Group.  Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System announces expanded hours of operation

December 7, 2011 - Starting Monday December 12, the Port Angeles and Sequim Libraries will be open Mondays-Thursdays 10am-8pm, Fridays 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays 10am to 5pm.  Read Full Article

Winter Readers’ Open House

December 7, 2011 - Love to read? Yearning to share great authors or titles with others? Looking for recommendations for upcoming good reads in 2012? Want to join or start a book club?  Read Full Article

Caspar Babypants in Concert!

December 5, 2011 - Caspar Babypants will perform his “sunny, funny world of music” at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System on Thursday, December 15 at 6:30pm and at the Port Angeles Main Library on Friday, December 16 at 10:30am.  Read Full Article

Felt board magic at the Port Angeles Library

November 30, 2011 - On Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30pm at the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Library, parents, caregivers, and childcare professionals will have the opportunity to make their own felt board for use in storytelling with young children.  Read Full Article

“Celebrate Authorship” Series at the Sequim Branch Library

November 29, 2011 - The Sequim Branch Library continues its monthly series “Celebrate Authorship” on Saturday, December 17 at 1:00pm.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini at the Sequim Branch Library

November 21, 2011 - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, December 10 at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Holiday Knitting Classes at Forks Library

November 18, 2011 - Expert knitter Jessica Mishler will teach knitting classes at the Forks Library on Saturday, December 3 from 11am to 1pm and again on December 10 from 11am to 1pm. Participants may choose to knit a scarf or fingerless mitts.  Read Full Article

“Old Books into Ornaments” workshop

November 15, 2011 - On Saturday December 3rd, from 11am to 1pm, the Sequim Branch Library will host “Old Books into Ornaments,” a creative hands-on workshop where you can learn to repurpose discarded library books into holiday ornaments, gift wrapping paper, and bows.  Read Full Article

Discussion of Mitch Albom’s Have A Little Faith at Port Angeles Library

November 1, 2011 - Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom will be discussed at 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at the Port Angeles Main Branch Library.  Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System announces good news for Kindle owners

October 28, 2011 - Amazon.com recently announced that its popular Kindle e-reader is now compatible with hundreds of e-books included in the North Olympic Library System’s Washington Anytime Library.  Read Full Article

Family Literacy Day at the Library

October 25, 2011 - Celebrate Family Literacy Day with the Clallam County Literacy Council at the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System on Friday, November 4 from 10am until 5pm.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz at the Sequim Branch Library

October 24, 2011 - Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, November 12 at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

National Gaming Day Activities at the North Olympic Library System Libraries

October 17, 2011 - On November 12 three branches of the North Olympic Library System will be hosting a variety of events to celebrate National Gaming Day.  Read Full Article

Weird Science in the Clallam Bay Library

October 13, 2011 - Weird Science in the Library will be held at the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System as part of the COAST Program on Wednesday, October 26th, at 3:15pm.  Read Full Article

Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter at the Sequim Branch Library

October 11, 2011 - Leilani Wood will present a talk on Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System at 6:30pm, Thursday, October 27.  Read Full Article

Baby & Me Storytime

October 5, 2011 - It’s never too early to talk, read and play with your baby! Beginning October 13, the Port Angeles Main Library will begin a series of programs on Thursday mornings at 10:30 geared towards babies and a parent or caregiver in their lives.  Read Full Article

Saturday Science at the Library

September 23, 2011 - Calling all junior scientists! Beginning Saturday, October 1 at 2:00 pm, the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Library will offer a monthly Saturday Science program for kids 7-12 years of age.  Read Full Article

Art in the Library at the Sequim Branch Library

September 23, 2011 - On Friday, October 7, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will be part of Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk when it features the Olympic Peaks Camera Club (OPCC) at an after-hours reception from 5pm until 8pm.  Read Full Article

Historic photos presented at Clallam Bay Library

September 16, 2011 - On Monday, October 3 at 7pm, local historian and former Clallam County Public Works Director Steve Hauff will return to the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System to discuss historic photos from the Stovall Family collection.  Read Full Article

Jan Thatcher Adams, Author of Football Wife: Coming of Age with the NFL as Mrs. Karl Kassulke to speak at the Port Angeles Library

September 8, 2011 - Author Jan Adams, M.D., will discuss her book, Football Wife: Coming of Age with the NFL as Mrs. Karl Kassulke at the Port Angeles Main Library on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00pm.  Read Full Article

Art Blast! Outdoor Concert at the Sequim Branch Library

September 3, 2011 - On Friday, September 23, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present the third in a series of Art Blast! outdoor concerts featuring Howly Slim and the Raindance Kid.  Read Full Article

Humanities Washington Speaker at West End Libraries

September 1, 2011 - Lynne Iglitzin will present the compelling program “Trailblazing Photojournalist: Margaret Bourke-White” at the Clallam Bay and Forks branches of the North Olympic Library System later this month.  Read Full Article

Kids Book discussion group to begin at Sequim Branch Library

August 30, 2011 - The Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System is launching a new monthly book discussion group especially for children age 8 through 11 years and their parents or guardians.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee at the Sequim Branch Library

August 23, 2011 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, September 10, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Art Blast! Outdoor Concert at the Sequim Branch Library

August 9, 2011 - On Friday, August 26 from 6pm to 8pm, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present the second in a series of Art Blast! outdoor concerts featuring Abby Mae and the Homeschool Boys.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain at the Sequim Branch Library

July 28, 2011 - Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, August 13, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Library Presents Oregon Shadow Theater Production of Puss in Boots

July 25, 2011 - On Wednesday, August 3 the North Olympic Library System will sponsor two appearances by Oregon Shadow Theater’s production of Puss in Boots, first at the Sequim High School Auditorium (601 North Sequim Avenue) at 10:30am, and later at the Port Angeles Main Library at 3pm.  Read Full Article

Museum of Flight to present Flying Gizmo for Summer Reading 2011

July 20, 2011 - On Wednesday, July 27, the North Olympic Library System invites you to discover the science and history of flight with the Museum of Flight at the Sequim Middle School Cafeteria (301 W. Hendrickson) at 10:30am and the Port Angeles Library at 2:00pm.  Read Full Article

Reading PALS to discuss Parrot & Olivier

July, 19, 2011 - Parrot & Olivier in America, a fictional romp through the wild early days of American democracy, by author Peter Carey, will be discussed at 6:30pm on Wednesday July 27 at the Port Angeles Main Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Reading PALS to discuss Parrot & Olivier

July, 8, 2011 - Parrot & Olivier in America by Peter Carey will be discussed at 6:30pm, Wednesday July 27, at the Port Angeles Main Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Juggler Alex Zerbe to Perform at Libraries

July 6, 2011 - On Wednesday, July 13 Alex Zerbe’s high-energy comedy extravaganza comes to the Library to excite kids of all ages about different cultures and phenomena from around the world.  Read Full Article

Help solve a mysterious murder at the Sequim Branch Library

July 6, 2011 - On Friday July 22nd, at 5:30 p.m., the Sequim Branch Library will be the scene of a heinous crime. For the next two to three hours, you and other amateur sleuths are invited to solve the mystery at the Library’s first ever interactive murder mystery party.  Read Full Article

Discussion of The Shipping News by Annie Proulx at the Sequim Branch Library

July 6, 2011 - The Shipping News by Annie Proulx will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, July 23, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Art’s in Motion at the July Art Blast at the PA Library

June 17, 2011 - "Art in Motion" is the theme for the free Art Blast at the Port Angeles Main Library on Friday, July 8 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Art Blast celebrates the talents of local performance artists.  Read Full Article

Art Blast! Outdoor Concert at the Sequim Branch Library

June 15, 2011 - On Saturday, July 9, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present the first of its new Art Blast! outdoor concerts from 6pm until 8pm.  Read Full Article

Travel Around the World with Summer Reading 2011 at the Library!

June 10, 2011 - Planes, magicians, storytellers, musicians, jugglers and dancers are just a few of the events planned at the North Olympic Library System for Summer Reading 2011. Read Full Article

Whole Person Drumming Workshop at the Port Angeles Library

June 1, 2011 - Discover the power of Whole Person Drumming with nationally-known instructor Zorina Wolf on Tuesday, June 21 at 7pm at the Port Angeles Main Library. Ms. Wolf is an established pan-African drumming teacher, percussionist, and founder of Village Heartbeat in Sequim.  Read Full Article

Reading PALS to discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

May 27, 2011 - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford will be discussed at 6:30pm, Wednesday June 29, at the Port Angeles Main Branch Library. Ford spoke to standing room only audiences in Port Angeles and Sequim earlier this year.  Read Full Article

Children’s Storytime at North Olympic Library System’s West End Libraries

May 16, 2011 - On Friday, May 20, children ages 3 to 6 are invited to attend storytime at the Clallam Bay Library at 10am, or at the Forks Library at 2pm.  Read Full Article

Art in the Library at the Sequim Branch Library

May 10, 2011 - On Friday, June 3, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will be part of Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk when it features block-print artist Randy Radock at an after-hours reception from 5pm until 8pm.  Read Full Article

Best-selling author Aaron Elkins to speak at the Sequim Branch Library

May 5, 2011 - Best-selling author Aaron Elkins will appear at the Sequim Branch Library on Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 pm to read from and discuss his new novel, The Worst Thing. Mr. Elkins will be available to sign books, which can be purchased at the event.  Read Full Article

Saturday Matinee Family Sing-A-Long

April 28, 2011 - Get ready to sing “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “ Chim Chim Cheree,” and “Jolly Holiday” on Saturday, May 7, at 2:00pm, when the Port Angeles Main Library will host a matinee sing-a-long of the movie based on P.L. Traver’s classic series Mary PoppinsRead Full Article

Book discussion of Life of Pi by Yann Martel at the Sequim Branch Library

April 25, 2011 - Life of Pi by Yann Martel will be discussed at 3pm on May 14, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System to close for all-day staff training session on Friday April 29

April 22, 2011 - All libraries in the North Olympic Library System will be closed on Friday, April 29 to allow staff to attend an in-service training day.  Read Full Article

Eye on Clallam for 4-24-2011: North Olympic Library System Board of Trustees

April 20, 2011 - The North Olympic Library System Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting at the Forks Branch Library on Thursday, April 28 at 5pm. At this meeting, in addition to their regular business, the Board is scheduled to award the contract for design services for a renovation project at the Forks Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Book discussion at Port Angeles Library

April 12, 2011 - The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery will be discussed by the Reading PALS book group at 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the Port Angeles Main Library. Pre-registration is not required and drop-ins are always welcome.  Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System to close for all-day staff training session on Friday April 29

April 11, 2011 - All libraries in the North Olympic Library System will be closed on Friday, April 29 to allow staff to attend an in-service training day.  Read Full Article

Children’s Storytime at North Olympic Library System’s West End Libraries

April 4, 2011 - On Friday, April 15, children age 3 to 6 are invited to attend storytime at the Clallam Bay Library at 10am, or at the Forks Library at 2pm. Big Boats, Little Boats! storytime will include stories, music, and a seaworthy craft.  Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System to close for all-day staff training session on Friday April 29

March 25, 2011 - All libraries in the North Olympic Library System will be closed on Friday, April 29 to allow staff to attend an in-service training day.  Read Full Article

Manga Madness in the Port Angeles Library

March 22, 2011 - The Port Angeles Main Library will host a special cosplay event for young adults grades 7-12 on Monday, March 28th at 3:30 pm during the Manga Madness Program.  Read Full Article

Book Talks Conclude Winter Reading Program for Adults at the Port Angeles Library

March 15, 2011 - Join Eve Datisman as she presents "How We Beat the Winter Blues," on Thursday, March 31, 5:30pm at the Port Angeles Main Library. Datisman will entertain and inform as she highlights some of her favorite reads of the past year.  Read Full Article

St. Patrick’s Day Storytime at North Olympic Library System’s West End Libraries

March 9, 2011 - On Thursday, March 17, children age 3 to 6 are invited to attend storytime at the Clallam Bay Library at 10 am, or at the Forks Library at 2 pm. This special St. Patrick’s Day "Go Green!" storytime will include stories, music, and a holiday craft.  Read Full Article

Port Angeles Library celebrates Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the League of Women Voters of Clallam County in partnership with the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System will screen an award-winning docudrama Friday, March 18 at 7pm in the Raymond Carver Meeting Room.  Read Full Artilce

North Olympic Library System Introduces the "Read and Return" Board Book Collection

February 24, 2011 - Beginning in February 2011, at all branches of the North Olympic Library System, children’s board books will be available for patrons to “read and return” without having to check them out.  Read Full Article

Port Angeles Art in the Library Events for March and April

February 18, 2011 - Art in the Library continues this spring at the Port Angles Main Library with exhibits by several local artists on display during March and April. The opening night Art Blast event, on Friday, March 4 from 6:30-9 pm, will feature the music of Abby Mae and the Homeschool BoysRead Full Article

Valentine card-making extravaganza at Clallam Bay Library

January 31, 2011 - The fourth annual Valentine card-making extravaganza will take place on Monday and Wednesday, February 7 and 9 between 11am and 7pm, or Thursday and Friday February 10 and 11 between 10am and 5pm at the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Storytelling program for adults at the Port Angeles Main Library

January 25, 2011 - Storyteller Alice Susong will share tales of her life with National Park Ranger Dunbar Susong and his experiences with bears, moose, elk, tourists and other wildlife in “Living with the Wildlife” a storytelling event on Friday February 4, at 7pm at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft

January 13, 2011 - Lisa Meyer, Assistant Vice President and Manager of the Port Angeles Branch of US Bank will present tips and techniques for reducing your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft, bank card fraud, phishing/skimming, and cyber-crime, on Saturday, January 29, at 11am at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Art in the Library at the Sequim Branch Library

January 10, 2011 - On Friday, February 4, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will be part of Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk when it will feature artist Judy W. Priest at an after-hours reception from 5pm until 8pm.  Read Full Article

"Once in Afghanistan" at Forks Library

January 10, 2011 - A showing and discussion of the documentary film "Once in Afghanistan" will be presented by former Peace Corps volunteer Rita Hackett at the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System on Wednesday, January 26th at 6:00 pm.  Read Full Article

Paws to Read at the Sequim Branch Library

December 30, 2011 - On Saturday, January 21 at 10am, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will offer Paws to Read for young people. This monthly program, presented in collaboration with Olympic Gentle PAWS, allows kids to practice their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs.  Read Full Article

Using Online Tools to Get that Job!

December 28, 2011 - Looking for a new job, or a better job? The library is a good place to start your search! Beginning Thursday, January 12, the Port Angeles Main Library will offer a free series of hands-on computer workshops focused on teaching participants how to effectively use online tools and apply basic computer skills for productive job seeking.  Read Full Article

Kids Book Club to meet at Sequim Library

December 28, 2011 - The first meeting of the New Year of the Sequim Library Kids Book Club will take place on Tuesday, January 17 at 6:30pm at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Getting Graphic: YA Comic Book Club

December 21, 2011 - Starting on Tuesday, January 3, at 3:30pm and meeting the first and third Tuesdays of the month until Tuesday, May 29, young adults are encouraged to join the YA Comic Book Club at the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Winter Readers’ Revel

December 14, 2011 - The Port Angeles Main Library will host a Winter Readers’ Revel on Wednesday, December 28 at 6:30pm in the Carver Room. Librarian Lorrie Kovell will demonstrate Novelist, an online resource for readers, and booktalk great books coming out in 2012.  Read Full Article

Pirate Pool Party

December 8, 2011 - Ahoy mateys! The Port Angeles Main Library and the William Shore Pool cordially invite all landlubbing kids to a rollicking pirate storytime at the pool on Wednesday, December 21, from 2-4pm.  Read Full Article

Family Flicks – Saturday Matinees at the Library

December 7, 2011 - Saturday, December 17 at 2pm, the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Library will once again present Family Flicks, a monthly Saturday movie series for families.  Read Full Article

E-Readers Available to Check Out at all NOLS Libraries

December 7, 2011 - Imagine carrying ten books weighing less than eight ounces in the palm of your hand! Beginning Monday, December 19, the North Olympic Library System will offer e-readers for check out.  Read Full Article

Saturday Science at the Library

December 1, 2011 - On Saturday December 10 at 2pm, the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Library will offer the next in its series of monthly Saturday Science program for kids ages 7 to 12.  Read Full Article

Kids Book discussion group to meet at Sequim Branch Library

November 29, 2011 - The fourth meeting of the Sequim Library Kids Book Club will take place on Tuesday, December 20 at 6:30pm at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Movie Release Party

November 23, 2011 - Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30pm the Port Angeles Main Library will celebrate the release of the movie Hugo. Based on Brian Selznick’s Caldecott award-winning The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the party will feature trivia about the book, movie clips, prizes, and interactive reader’s theatre.  Read Full Article

Science Magic with Jeff Evans at the Clallam Bay Library

November 18, 2011 - Young people can enjoy Science Magic with Jeff Evans at the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System as part of the COAST Program on Monday, December 5, at 3:15pm.  Read Full Article

Art in the Library at the Sequim Branch Library

November 15, 2011 - On Friday, December 2, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will be part of Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk when it features painter Jeanne Engesath at an after-hours reception from 5pm until 8pm.  Read Full Article

“Celebrate Authorship” Series at the Sequim Branch Library

November 1, 2011 - The Sequim Branch Library’s monthly Celebrate Authorship series continues on Saturday, November 19 at 3pm, when writer and filmmaker Kathryn Hunt will lead a workshop on Writing Memoirs.  Read Full Article

Local foot expert Katy Bowman to speak at the Sequim Branch Library

October 31, 2011 - Local author and world-renowned biomechanist Katy Bowman will appear at the Sequim Branch Library on Thursday, November 17th at 6:30pm to speak about her new book, Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief.  Read Full Article

Kids Book discussion group to have November meeting at Sequim Branch Library

October 25, 2011 - The third meeting of the Sequim Library Kids Book Club will take place on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30pm at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Port Angeles Art Blast and Art in the Library Events and Exhibits for November-December

October 19, 2011 - The November Art Blast brings Tanga’s high energy rhythms into the heart of the Port Angeles library on Friday, November 4 from 7 to 9pm.  Read Full Article

Transition Yourself: Finding Your Work Path in Hard Times at the Port Angeles Library

October 14, 2011 - On Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27 the Port Angeles Library is offering a free workshop series for people who are unemployed, under-employed, or who want to make a career change.  Read Full Article

Discussion of Gail Tsukiyama’s The Samurai’s Garden at Port Angeles Library

October 12, 2011 - The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama will be discussed by the Reading PALS book group at 6:30pm, Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

“Celebrate Authorship” Series at the Sequim Branch Library

October 6, 2011 - On Saturday, October 22 at 1pm, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will begin a new monthly series of programs entitled “Celebrate Authorship”. Published author Georgia McDade Ph.D. and a panel of local writers will speak about the Peaks and Pitfalls of Writing.  Read Full Article

Kids Book discussion group to have October meeting at Sequim Branch Library

September 26, 2011 - The second meeting of the Sequim Library Kids Book Club will take place on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30pm at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System. The book selection is The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.  Read Full Article

Drawing Workshop with artist David Lasky at North Olympic Libraries to Highlight Teen Read Week

September 23, 2011 - On October 17 and 18, Seattle based graphic novelist David Lasky will host 90-minute drawing workshops at three North Olympic Library System libraries, as part of Teen Read Week’s theme of "Picture it @ your library".  Read Full Article

Monday Manga Madness

September 16, 2011 - Calling all young adult fans of anime and manga! On Monday, September 26 at 3:30pm, Manga Madness returns to the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Library.  Read Full Article

Young Adult Advisory Group to form at Sequim Branch Library

September 13, 2011 - Starting on Tuesday, October 4, at 6pm and meeting at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System on the first Tuesday of each month through December 6, teens in grades 6-12 can be part of the Sequim Library’s new Young Adult Advisory Group.  Read Full Article

Library offers online customer book reviews

September 8, 2011 - Users of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) can now review books and movies in the Library’s online catalog at www.nols.org.  Read Full Article

Reading PALS to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

September 2, 2011 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot will be discussed at 6:30pm, Wednesday September 28th, at the Port Angeles Main Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Fall Storytimes Leaf Out

September 1, 2011 - A wide array of events for very young children is being offered this fall at all North Olympic Library System libraries. This season’s line-up includes visits from favorite northwest musician Caspar Babypants, toddler dance parties, and storytimes especially for babies and parents.  Read Full Article

Paws to Read at the Sequim Branch Library

August 29, 2011 - Beginning on Saturday, September 17, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will offer Paws to Read, a new children’s program, at 10am on the third Saturday of each month from September through December.  Read Full Article

Author Lisa Mantchev coming to Sequim Library

August 23, 2011 - Young adult author Lisa Mantchev will visit the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System on Tuesday, September 13 at 6pm to celebrate the release of her latest book, So Silver Bright, the final book of her Théâtre Illuminata trilogy.  Read Full Article

Art is Good for the Heart at the September Art Blast at the PA Library

August 16, 2011 - "Art is Good for the Heart" is the theme for the free Art Blast at the Port Angeles Main Library on Friday, September 9 from 6:30 to 9pm.  Read Full Article

Journey To Middle Earth Movie Marathon for Summer Reading 2011 at the Port Angeles Library

July 25, 2011 - Get ready to speak Elvish! On Friday, July 29 from 10am to 8pm at the Port Angeles Library, young adults in grades 7-12 can enjoy a movie marathon based on Tolkien’s classic middle earth novels.  Read Full Article

Name that country at the Forks Library

July 20, 2011 - How well do you know your geography? On Wednesday, August 3 at 2pm at the Forks Library, kids ages 8 and up are invited to play a life-size geography game that will test their skills.  Read Full Article

Paint your own skateboard deck at the Sequim Library

July 19, 2011 - Young adults in grades 7-12 are invited to design a skateboard deck at the Sequim Branch Library on Friday, August 5 at 1:00pm. Skateboard decks and paint will be provided, and participants will leave the workshop with a completed deck.  Read Full Article

Costume expert to teach the art of costuming for young adults

July 19, 2011 - On Friday, July 22 at 3:00pm at the Port Angeles Main Library young adults grades 7-12 are invited to a CosPlay (costume play) event. Participants will learn how to make their own CosPlay costumes from local expert Richard Stephens.  Read Full Article

Paint Your Own Skateboard Deck at the Port Angeles Library

July 8, 2011 - Young adults, grade 7-12, can use their creativity and design their own skateboard deck at the Port Angeles Branch of the North Olympic Library System on Friday, July 15 at 3:00pm.  Read Full Article

Dance Instructor Carol Hathaway Teaches Moves at the Port Angeles Library

July 6, 2011 - On Friday, July 8, at 5:30pm at the Port Angeles Library, local dance instructor Carol Hathaway will offer a class for young adults in grades 7-12 to learn cool dance moves! Back by popular demand, this is the second time Hathaway has offered a class at the library.  Read Full Article

Musicians Johnny Bregar and Tim Noah perform for Summer Reading 2011

June 23, 2011 - Rock out with Johnny Bregar on Saturday, July 2 at 10:30 am at the Port Angeles Library. Johnny’s songs are about everyday life as a child. He reaches across cultural and geographic boundaries with tunes that spark children’s imaginations and are comfortable and familiar.  Read Full Article

Magician Louie Foxx performs for Summer Reading 2011

June 20, 2011 - Enjoy Louie Foxx’s "World of Magic" on Wednesday, June 29 at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (or, in the case of rain, at the Sequim Middle School Cafeteria at 301 W. Hendrickson) at 10:00am, the Port Angeles Main Library at 1:00pm, and a final performance at Forks Branch Library at 4:00pm.  Read Full Article

Mehndi Madness for young adults at the Sequim Library

June 15, 2011 - On Thursday, June 30 at 1pm at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System, young adults in grades 7-12 are invited to learn about the history and traditional uses of henna, and create temporary body art.  Read Full Article

Humanities Washington Speaker at West End Libraries

June 3, 2011 - Harriet Baskas will present the program "What is That? Unusual and Offbeat Places Things and Events in Washington State" at the Clallam Bay and Forks branches of the North Olympic Library System at the end of this month.  Read Full Article

Summer Reading Program for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers

June 9, 2011 - This summer, the North Olympic Library System is pleased to offer a series of storytimes for very young children. The programs are being offered to encourage parents and caregivers to read, play, and sing with their babies, and is part of the library’s ongoing early literacy efforts.  Read Full Article

Sign up for the Youth Volunteer Corps

June 6, 2011 - The Port Angeles Library is looking for a few good teen volunteers in grades 7 through 12 to help with the Summer Reading Program. Every year, the North Olympic Library System hosts a series of events to encourage children to read over the summer.  Read Full Article

Library Catalog Class Offered in Clallam Bay

May 16, 2011 - The Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System will offer a library catalog class on Monday, May 23 beginning at 6:00pm.  Read Full Article

You and Me and ABC – Eric Ode rocks the Port Angeles Main Library

May 6, 2011 - Northwest musician and award-winning children’s songwriter Eric Ode will visit the Port Angeles Branch of the North Olympic Library System at 10:30am on Friday, May 20 to offer an entertaining musical event for preschoolers and toddlers.  Read Full Article

Author Kevin Emerson to visit Clallam Bay and Sequim Branch Libraries

May 6, 2011 - Seattle-based author Kevin Emerson will visit the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System to lead a writing workshop for young people as part of the COAST Program on Wednesday, May 18, at 3:00pm.  Read Full Article

Reading PALS to discuss The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

May 4, 2011 - The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien will be discussed at 6:30pm, Wednesday May 25 at the Port Angeles Main Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Historic photos presented at Clallam Bay Library

April 25, 2011 - On Monday, May 9 at 7pm, local historian and former Clallam County Public Works Director Steve Hauff will discuss historic photos from the Stovall Family collection at the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Winners of Poetry Slam at Port Angeles Library

May 22, 2011 - Over 45 sixth-ninth grade poets regaled an audience of 170 with their poems of love, self-reflection, humor, and gravity at the Port Angeles Library’s first-ever poetry slam for young people on Thursday, April 21.  Read Full Article

Port Angeles Art Blast and Art in the Library Events and Exhibits for May and June

April 21, 2011 - Sequimarimba will rock the Port Angeles Main Library with marimba dance music at the Art Blast on Friday, May 6 from 7-9pm.  Read Full Article

Día de Los Niños Fiesta

April 20, 2011 - The Forks Library will celebrate El día de los niños Saturday, April 30th. The festivities will begin at 12:00 pm with a bilingual storytime followed by music and crafting.  Read Full Article

Port Angeles Library Program April 22: The Seeing Eye: A Visual Feast

April 8, 2011 - Sundogs, rainbows, moonbows, and more! Witness an amazing spectacle of light, color, optical illusions, and other phenomena that dazzle and confuse perceptions, in The Seeing Eye: A Visual Feast, on Friday, April 22, at 7pm at the Port Angeles Library.  Read Full Article

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Clallam County Poetry Slam

April 11, 2011 - In honor of national poetry month, the Port Angeles Main Library is hosting a Poetry Slam for poets and actors grades 6-9, April 21 at 6:30pm. Students will compete by reading an original poem or performing a published poem and the public is invited to attend.  Read Full Article

Reading PALS to discuss The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

March 31, 2011 - The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery will be discussed at will be discussed by the Reading PALS book discussion group at 6:30pm, Wednesday April 27, 2011 at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Entries being accepted for North Olympic Library System’s Poetry SLAM

March 28, 2011 - Calling all poets and performers, grades 6-9! Get ready to SLAM, Clallam County style. Poets and thespians are invited to write or recite in the first-ever North Olympic Library System Poetry SLAM, on April 21 at 6:30pm at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Spring into the Library for storytime

March 22, 2011 - This spring, the North Olympic Library System is offering a wide array of storytimes for children under the age of five.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of David Guterson’s Snow Falling on Cedars at the Sequim Branch Library

March 17, 2011 - Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson will be discussed at 3pm on April 9, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Art in the Library at the Sequim Branch Library

March 11, 2011 - On Friday, April 1, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will be part of Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk when it features photographer Robert Reed at an after-hours reception from 5pm until 8pm.  Read Full Article

Friday Night at the Movies and Northwest Owls

March 11, 2011 - Friday, March 25, the Port Angeles Main Library will host a free showing of the movie based on Kathryn Lasky’s popular children’s series The Guardians of Ga’HooleRead Full Article

"Make your 2011 vegetable garden your best ever!" at the Sequim Branch Library

March 4, 2011 - Leilani Wood will present a talk on Preparing the Vegetable Garden at the Sequim Branch Library at 6:30 PM, Thursday, March 24.  Read Full Article

Oregon Shadow Theatre Presents Thumbelina

February 23, 2011 - The award-winning Oregon Shadow Theatre will present Thumbelina at the Clallam Bay High School gymnasium on Monday, March 7, at 3 pm.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford at the Sequim Branch Library

February 18, 2011 - Following the delightful visit of author Jamie Ford earlier this month, the Sequim Branch Library is excited to offer a book discussion of his book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet at 3pm on March 5.  Read Full Article

Winter Reading Program for Adults at Your Library

January 25, 2011 - Read your way through the winter blues and grays! Join the North Olympic Library System’s Reading Program for Adults at all Branch Libraries, February 1 through March 31.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of Angle of Repose by Wallace Earle Stegner at the Sequim Branch Library

January 14, 2011 - Angle of Repose by Wallace Earle Stegner will be discussed at 3pm, Saturday, February 12, at the Sequim Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Best-selling author Jamie Ford to speak at the Port Angeles Main Library and the Sequim Branch Library

January 12, 2011 - New York Times best-selling author Jamie Ford will appear at two North Olympic Library System locations on Wednesday, February 2 to read from and discuss his award-winning novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.  Read Full Article

Clallam Bay Branch Library and Cape Flattery School District partner to provide enrichment programs for young people

January 10, 2011 - The Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Cape Flattery School District. The Library and the School District will offer a series of afterschool enrichment programs for students in the Cape Flattery School District and their families.  Read Full Article

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