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Glowing Goobleck program at Forks Branch Library

July 16, 2014 - On Wednesday, July 30 at 11am, the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present Glowing Goobleck! Attendees will hear the classic Dr. Seuss story Bartholomew and the Oobleck, and then learn how to make their own slimy ‘Goobleck’ that glows in the dark! Read Full Article

Young Adult Makerspace Workshop to be offered at NOLS

July 10, 2014 - Young adults ages 11 to 18 are invited to get creative with a Makerspace Workshop this summer as part of Spark a Reaction, the annual summer reading program for teens. This hands-on workshop will provide participants the opportunity to learn about the design process and be part of a community of builders. Read Full Article

Juggler Alez Zerbe performing at NOLS

July 10, 2014 - On Monday and Tuesday, July 21 and 22, Alex Zerbe’s high-energy comedy extravaganza will return to the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Alex Zerbe harpoons vegetables launched from a giant slingshot, performs music looping and demonstrates games from the other side of the planet. Read Full Article

Young Adult Game Design Workshop to be offered at Port Angeles Main Library

July 8, 2014 - Young adults ages 12 to 18 are invited to get creative with game design this summer as part of Spark a Reaction, the annual summer reading program for teens continuing at all of the branches of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) through August 2.  Read Full Article

Sequim Branch Library kicks off Summertime Music! outdoor concert series with Good Machine

July 7, 2014 - The Sequim Branch Library will kick off its fourth annual Summertime Music! outdoor concert series with lively tunes from folk-grass band Good Machine on Friday, July 25, at 6pm.  Read Full Article

Community Sing-along at the Port Angeles Main Library

July 3, 2014 - Get ready to sing at a family-friendly community sing-along and campfire behind the North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) Port Angeles Library Friday, July 18 at 6:30pm.  Read Full Article

Sequim and Port Angeles libraries present “Bee-Bots” program from Olympia’s Children’s Museum

July 2, 2014 - On Tuesday, July 15, as part of Fizz Boom Read, the North Olympic Library System’s annual summer reading program for young people, educators from Olympia’s Hands On Children’s Museum will present “Buzzing Bee-Bots.”  Read Full Article

The Mountaineers to lead hiking class at Port Angeles Main Library

June 27, 2014 - Learn the ABC’s of hiking in the Northwest with The Mountaineers on Wednesday, July 9, at 6:30pm at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Science Storytimes at the Port Angeles Main Library

June 26, 2014 - Get ready for Science Storytimes at the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Library this summer!  Read Full Article

Microsoft IT Academy and NOLS: Connecting Clallam County

June 24, 2014 - Technology evolves at a dizzying pace, but that doesn’t mean you have to get left behind. With the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), you can learn the skills to help you excel in the classroom, at work and in your everyday life with free access to the hundreds of online courses and resources available through the Microsoft IT Academy Program.  Read Full Article

Magician Jeff Evans to appear at North Olympic Library System libraries

June 9, 2014 - Popular magician Jeff Evans will present Science Magic to kick-off the North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) annual Summer Reading Program Fizz Boom ReadRead Full Article

Food for Thought Series: DIY Salad Dressing at the Sequim Library

June 5, 2014 - On Thursday, June 19 at 6:30pm, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present the last in the popular Food for Thought program series.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein at the Sequim Branch Library

May 30, 2014 - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, June 14, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Baby and toddler movement and play workshop

May 23, 2014 - Workshops on movement and play for babies and toddlers will be offered at the North Olympic Library System’s Sequim and Port Angeles Libraries on Saturday, June 7.  Read Full Article

Explore Olympic! daypacks available for checkout at North Olympic Libraries

May 22, 2014 - Olympic National Park and the North Olympic Library System are teaming up to help local families explore the spectacular national park in our own backyard.  Read Full Article

Food for Thought Series: Curious About Coffee? at the Sequim Library

May 12, 2014 - Are you Curious about Coffee? On Tuesday, May 20 at 6pm, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present the next in its Food for Thought series when Don Batcheller, of Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Company, brings you an abundance of information about that delectable beverage.  Read Full Article

Creative dance workshop for preschoolers at the Port Angeles Main Library

May 8, 2014 - Creative dance workshops for preschool children and their caregivers will be offered at the Port Angeles Main Library at 10:15am on Tuesdays, May 27, June 3 and June 10.  Read Full Article

Sequim Branch Library offers Gadget Lab appointments with an expert

April 29, 2014 - Could you use some help making the most of the shiny new e-reader in your life? The Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System is now offering 15-minute one-on-one hands-on Gadget Lab appointments with staff experts.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of The Help by Kathryn Stockett at the Sequim Branch Library

April 28, 2014 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, May 10, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Port Angeles Main Library and Olympic National Park to offer Poetry Walks

April 17, 2014 - April 19 through May 31, the Port Angeles Main Library will partner with Olympic National Park to offer Poetry Walks, an ongoing event that is part of the Library’s Get Moving! series.  Read Full Article

Celebration of the Arts at Forks Library

April 9, 2014 - The Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System will join the Forks community in celebrating the arts on Saturday, April 26 with activities scheduled for all ages.  Read Full Article

Food for Thought Series: Grow What You Like to Eat! at the Sequim Library

April 7, 2014 - On Tuesday, April 22 at 6pm, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present the next in its Food for Thought series. Christie Johnston, of Johnston Farms, will discuss how to Grow What You Like to Eat!  Read Full Article

Celebrate Poetry Month at the 2014 PoetrySLAM

April 2, 2014 - Twelve high school poets will read their works in a PoetrySLAM on April 10 at 6:30 at the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Library.  Read Full Article

Author Carl Deuker to visit Port Angeles Main Library & Sequim School District

April 1, 2014 - Award winning young adult author Carl Deuker will speak at the Port Angeles Main Library on Wednesday, April 16, at 3:30pm.  Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System Board of Trustees appoints next Director

March 27, 2014 - The Board of Trustees of the North Olympic Library System has appointed Margaret Jakubcin, Assistant Director of the Library, to be the next Director, to succeed Paula Barnes, who will retire in July.  Read Full Article

Family Flicks – Saturday Matinees at the Sequim Branch Library

March 24, 2014 - As part of the Family Flicks series, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present the movie Finding Nemo on Saturday, April 5 at 3pm.  Read Full Article

Shoebox Guitar Workshop at the Clallam Bay Library

March 11, 2014 - Young people can release their inner artists and musicians at a shoebox guitar workshop for kids in grades 1-8 at the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System on Wednesday, March 19 at 3:15pm.  Read Full Article

University of Washington Assistant Professor Dr. Greg Wilson to speak at Port Angeles Main Library

March 6, 2014 - On Monday, March 17 at 6:30pm, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – and dinosaurs! - at the Port Angeles Branch of the North Olympic Library System with University of Washington Assistant Professor Greg Wilson.  Read Full Article

Food for Thought Series: What’s New with Home Brew? at the Sequim Library

February 25, 2014 - On Tuesday, March 11 at 6pm, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present the next in its Food for Thought series, when Joseph Shideler of Angeles Brewing Supplies, discusses What’s New with Home Brew?  Read Full Article

Art in the Library at the Sequim Branch Library

February 24, 2014 - On Friday, March 7, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will be part of Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk when it features photographer Nora Lawson at an after-hours reception from 6pm until 7:30pm.  Read Full Article

Family Flicks – Saturday Matinees at the Sequim Branch Library

February 19, 2014 - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss and kicking off a new Family Flicks series, the North Olympic Library System’s Sequim Branch Library will present the movie Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax on Saturday, March 1 at 3pm.  Read Full Article

Sequim Branch Library offers one-on-one “Gadget Lab” appointments

February 18, 2014 - “My grandson bought me this (you name your gadget!), and I really want to download Library e-books, but I don’t have a clue how to use it.” Are you or is someone you know in this situation?  Read Full Article

Seventh annual Valentine card-making extravaganza at Clallam Bay Library

January 31, 2014 - The Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present its seventh annual Valentine card-making extravaganza from Saturday, February 8 through Friday, February 14.  Read Full Article

A Seminar on the Affordable Care Act at the Forks Library

January 31, 2014 - On Saturday, February 15, at 10:30am, the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present a seminar on the Affordable Care Act.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver at the Sequim Branch Library

January 28, 2014 - We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, February 8, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Get Moving! Yoga at NOLS

January 23, 2014 - On Thursday, February 6 at 8am, certified yoga instructor Alicia Dawn Potswald will lead an introductory yoga class at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System Director announces retirement

January 17, 2014 - North Olympic Library System Director Paula Barnes has announced plans to retire in July 2014. Barnes informed the Library’s Board of Trustees of her plans several months ago and notified the library staff in an email yesterday. “My experience here has been a highlight of my career,” Barnes wrote. Read Full Article

Storytimes Continue at the Sequim Library

January 13, 2014 - Storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers continue to be offered at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System. The toddler storytime at 10am is recommended for children 0-3 years of age. The preschool session at 11am is recommended for children ages 3-5 years. Read Full Article

E-Books @ the Library: Learn to download e-books from the library!

January 3, 2014 - Do you have a shiny new e-reading device in your life? Or maybe you’re thinking you might want one, but you’re not really sure what the e-book fuss is all about.  Read Full Article

Tears of Joy Theatre performs for Summer Reading 2014

July 15, 2014 - As part of Fizz Boom Read, the North Olympic Library System’s annual summer reading program for young people, Tears of Joy Theatre will be performing Tad and Fry: A Tale of Friendship and Metamorphosis at the Port Angeles Main Library on Monday, July 28, at 6:30pm. Read Full Article

Young Adult Online Publishing Workshop to be offered at NOLS

July 10, 2014 - Young adults ages 12 to 18 are invited to get creative with an Online Publishing Workshop this summer as part of Spark a Reaction, the annual summer reading program for teens. Participants in this workshop will learn the basic concepts of design such as the use of white space, balance, eye line and more. Read Full Article

The 4th Street Cats to play at the Port Angeles Main Library Art Blast

July 10, 2014 - Funk rock band The 4th Street Cats will perform at the Port Angeles Main Library on July 11 at 7pm as part of the Library’s quarterly Art Blast. The local five-piece ensemble plays a fun mix of funk, rock, blues and jazz. Read Full Article

Backpack Washington with outdoor guide Craig Romano

July 8, 2014 - On Monday, July 21, at 6:30pm, award-winning guidebook author Craig Romano will visit the Port Angeles Main Library to speak about backpacking in Washington State.  Read Full Article

Pajama Math at the Port Angeles Main Library

July 7, 2014 - Throw on your favorite snuggly pajamas, grab a blanket and stuffed animal friend and head to the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Main Library for Pajama Math storytimes on Thursdays, July 10 through 31, at 6:30pm.  Read Full Article

Robot Program at Forks Branch Library

July 2, 2014 - On Monday, July 14, at 11am, the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will present Can-Do Robots!  Read Full Article

Book discussion of The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig at the Sequim Branch Library

July 2, 2014 - The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, July 12, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Fingerplay Camp at the Port Angeles Main Library

June 27, 2014 - Head to Camp at the Port Angeles Main Library this summer with your baby, toddler or preschooler! As part of the Fizz, Boom, Read! summer reading program, on successive Fridays from July 11 through August 1 at 11:15am, the Library will offer Fingerplay Camp for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.  Read Full Article

Pajama Math at the Port Angeles Main Library

June 26, 2014 - Throw on your favorite snuggly pajamas, grab a blanket and stuffed animal friend and head to the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Main Library for Pajama Math storytimes on Thursdays from July 10 through 31 at 6:30pm.  Read Full Article

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Coming to Port Angeles and Sequim

June 17, 2014 - The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is bringing its Altered States program to the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles and Sequim Libraries.  Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System offers new book discussion group

June 9, 2014 - Grab the popcorn and join in for some “reel talk” as the North Olympic Library System launches a new book-to-film discussion group at the Port Angeles Library in June and the Sequim Library in July.  Read Full Article

E-Books @ the Library: Learn to download e-books from the library!

June 3, 2014 - Do you have a shiny new e-reading device in your life? Or maybe you’re thinking you might want one in your future, but aren’t really sure what the e-book fuss is all about.  Read Full Article

Robotic Encounter at the Sequim Branch Library

May 27, 2014 - Support your home town robot! On Saturday, June 7 from 1-2pm at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System, members of the Sequim High School Robotics Team, Skynet Robotics NW, will offer demonstrations of the robot they created this year as part of the FIRST robotic competition.  Read Full Article

Art in the Library at the Sequim Branch Library

May 27, 2014 - On Friday, June 6, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will be part of Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk when it features fractal artist Pam Dick at an after-hours reception from 6:00pm until 7:30pm.  Read Full Article

C.O.A.S.T. program student art exhibit at the Clallam Bay Library

May 20, 2014 - From Wednesday, June 4, and continuing until Friday, June 27, original creations by C.O.A.S.T. students will be displayed at the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Paws to Read at the Forks Branch Library

May 15, 2014 - Children can practice their reading skills with a trained therapy dog at the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System on Tuesday May 27 and Tuesday June 17, between 3:30 and 4:30pm.  Read Full Article

Bike Maintenance Class at Port Angeles Main Library

May 5, 2014 - On Wednesday, May 21, at 6pm, the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Library will present a bike maintenance class for all ages as the latest program in its 2104 Get Moving! series.  Read Full Article

Eric Herman Live at Port Angeles and Sequim libraries

April 30, 2014 - Put on your dancing shoes and welcome children’s music performer Eric Herman when he visits the North Olympic Library System’s Sequim and Port Angeles libraries on Wednesday, May 14.  Read Full Article

Family Flicks – Saturday Matinees at the Sequim Branch Library

April 29, 2014 - The final showing for this season of the Family Flicks movie series at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will be Frozen on Saturday, May 3 at 3pm.  Read Full Article

Swing Dance Workshop for Young Adults at the Port Angeles Main Library

April 21, 2014 - Teens can get ready to jump and jive when the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Main Library presents Swing Dance workshops with award winning dance instructor Carol Hathaway.  Read Full Article

Celebrate El Día de los Niños y los Libros

April 16, 2014 - On Wednesday, April 30, the North Olympic Library System invites families of all ages to celebrate El Día de los Niños y los Libros at the Forks Branch Library at 4pm, at the Port Angeles Main Library at 6:30pm or at the Sequim Branch Library at 6:30pm.  Read Full Article

Clallam County PoetrySLAM at Port Angeles Library

April 9, 2014 - There will be a PoetrySLAM for young poets and actors in grades 6 through 8 on April 18 at 6:30pm at the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Library.  Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System to close for all-day staff training session on Friday, April 25

April 7, 2014 - All libraries in the North Olympic Library System will be closed on Friday, April 25 to allow staff to attend an in-service training day.  Read Full Article

Paws to Read at the Forks Branch Library

April 3, 2014 - Children can practice their reading skills with a trained therapy dog at the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System on Tuesdays, April 15, May 20, and June 10, between 3:30 and 4:30pm.  Read Full Article

Feldenkrais movement class at Port Angeles Library

April 1, 2014 - On Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30pm, certified Feldenkrais instructor Jory Kahn will lead a 90-minute Feldenkrais movement class at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Franklin Fourth Graders Win Battle of the Books Competition at Port Angeles Main Library

March 26, 2014 - Franklin Elementary’s Chop Chop, Hubba Hubba team walked away from the Battle of the Books competition at the Port Angeles Main Library on Friday, March 21 with a trophy for their school’s display cabinet.  Read Full Article

Hey Marseilles to play free concert at Port Angeles Library Art Blast April 11.

March 24, 2014 - Indie rock ensemble Hey Marseilles will perform at the Port Angeles Main Library on April 11 at 7pm as part of the Library’s quarterly Art BlastRead Full Article

Battle of the Books Competition Finale for Port Angeles Fourth Graders

March 6, 2014 - Watch the joy of reading come to life at the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Main Library on Friday, March 21 at 6:30pm as fourth grade students from six Port Angeles elementary schools participate in a trivia-style Battle of the Books competition for a grand prize trophy.  Read Full Article

Call for entries for Library PoetrySLAM

March 3, 2014 - In high school? Like to write poetry? The North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) Port Angeles Library will be accepting entries for the 2014 High School Poetry SLAM through March 25.  Read Full Article

Get moving with Nia at the Port Angeles Library

February 25, 2014 - On Thursday, March 13 at 8am, white belt Nia instructor Suzie Bliven will lead a one hour Introduction to Nia at the Port Angeles Main Library. The Nia workout is the third program in the Library’s Get Moving! series.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese at the Sequim Branch Library

February 25, 2014 - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, March 8, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System.  Read Full Article

Fossil Forensics at the Port Angeles Main Library

February 18, 2014 - On Saturday, March 1 at 2pm at the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Library, kids in grades 2-5 can learn about the fossil history of Washington with the Burke Museum and explore the science of fossils through guided inquiry with dozens of museum specimens.  Read Full Article

E-Books @ the Library: Learn to download e-books from the library!

February 11, 2014 - Do you have a shiny new e-reading device in your life? At 1:30pm on Tuesday, February 25, and Tuesday, March 25, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will offer workshops where you can learn how to download library e-books and audio books.  Read Full Article

Food for Thought Series: Fermenting for Health at the Sequim Library

January 31, 2014 - On Thursday, February 13 at 6:00pm, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present the next in its Food for Thought series.  Read Full Article

Valentine’s Day Fundraising Event at Clallam Bay Library

January 31, 2014 - The Clallam Bay branch of the North Olympic Library System will host the 2nd annual “After Hours @ the Library” Valentine fundraising event on Friday, February 14; from 7pm to 9pm.  Read Full Article

Sequim Branch Library and City of Sequim jointly sponsor Sequim 120 meeting

January 25, 2014 - The North Olympic Library System’s Sequim Branch Library and the City of Sequim will jointly sponsor a public meeting on Wednesday, February 5 from 6 to 7:30pm to discuss priorities for Sequim over the next twenty years.  Read Full Article

Special Exhibit and program series opening at Port Angeles Main Library February 7: Artist Ray Troll and Port Angeles High School Choir to present at opening event

January 23, 2014 - Ammonites, trilobites, dinosaurs, oh my! Fossils can be found all around Washington! That’s the message paleontologist Kirk Johnson and artist Ray Troll express in the traveling exhibit Cruisin’ the Washington Fossil Freeway, which will be on display at the Port Angeles Main Library February 7 through April 13.  Read Full Article

The Harmonica Pocket LIVE at the North Olympic Library System

January 15, 2014 - Start the year out right - dancing and singing with the zany, energetic and interactive Port Townsend duo The Harmonica Pocket as they tour the North Olympic Library System on Wednesday, January 29-Friday, January 31. Read Full Article

Port Angeles Library Book Groups Selections for 2014

January 3, 2014 - Did you know the North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Library sponsors three monthly book discussion groups for adults? “With three groups each reading different titles there should be a title and a conversation to suit any reader,” says librarian Lorrie Corder.  Read Full Article



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