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NOLS and WSU Master Gardener’s Present Seed Saving Basics

May 22, 2017 - NOLS Grows Seed Library will host Washington State University’s Master Gardeners of Clallam County for a discussion about saving seeds on Monday, June 5, at 6:30pm at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Endangered Species Storytime in Olympic National Park

May 15, 2017 - North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is partnering with Olympic National Park for Endangered Species Day Storytime, which will feature a puppet show, stories, songs, and crafts that focus on biodiversity.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline at the Sequim Branch Library

May 11, 2017 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline will be discussed at 4pm on Wednesday, May 24, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). All are welcome to join!  Read Full Article

Documentary Nights! at the Sequim Branch Library features “Driving with Selvi”

May 9, 2017 - A free screening of “Driving with Selvi” will be shown at 6pm on Tuesday, May 23 at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Explore EggBots at the Forks Branch Library

May 8, 2017 - Explore robotics and coding with EggBots, at the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) on Friday, May 19 at 3:30pm. During this workshop for youth, ages 10-17, participants will learn about CNC (computer numerical control) and try their hand at coding and robotics with EggBots!  Read Full Article

Media Literacy: Thinking Critically about News and Other Resources

May 5, 2017 - Join NOLS Librarians Danielle Gayman and Sarah Morrison at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) for a 2-hour workshop on Media Literacy. The workshop will be held on Thursday, May 18 at 6pm.  Read Full Article

Seven-Year-Old Hannah Lowe Publishes Book About Public Library

May 2, 2017 - Celebrate the work of a young local author at the Port Angeles Main Library! Tuesday, May 16 at 10:45am, seven-year-old author Hannah Lowe will sign copies of her self-published work, Jennifer, Jennifer, and JenniferRead Full Article

From Battle Planes to Canopy Science: A brief history and modern discoveries of Sitka spruce ecosystems

April 26, 2017 - On Thursday, May 11, at 6pm at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) University of Washington Ph.D student Russell Kramer will present From Battle Planes to Canopy Science: A brief history and modern discoveries of Sitka spruce ecosystemsRead Full Article

Sync Summer Audiobook Program

April 21, 2017 - The North Olympic Library System is partnering with Sync this summer to provide free audiobook downloads.  Read Full Article

Sequim Branch Library Expansion – May Activities

April 19, 2017 - The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is currently engaged in a broad community conversation regarding the overcrowded spaces and aging infrastructure of the Branch Library serving the Sequim-Dungeness Valley.  Read Full Article

Children’s musician Caspar Babypants’ NOLS Tour

April 19, 2017 - Don’t miss Caspar Babypants during his 2017 concert tour of the North Olympic Peninsula! Caspar will return to the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) and nearby locations on Tuesday, May 2, Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4.  Read Full Article

NOLS Celebrates Día de los Niños/ El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)

April 13, 2017 - On Saturday, April 29, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will join hundreds of libraries across the nation in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)Read Full Article

Documentary Nights! at the Sequim Branch Library features “The Color of Honor”

April 11, 2017 - A free screening of “The Color of Honor” will be shown at 6pm on Tuesday, April 25 at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

LEGO® Maker Program at the Sequim Branch Library

April 7, 2017 - Create, play, and tell a story during LEGO® Maker programs at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the 2017 PoetrySLAM

April 6, 2017 - The 2017 Clallam County PoetrySLAM for young poets and thespians in the sixth grade will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 20, at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).   Read Full Article

Contra Dance at the Port Angeles Main Library

April 4, 2017 - Join the fun during an all-ages community contra dance at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) for the spring Art Blast, on Friday, April 21, at 7pm.  Read Full Article

Kids Create Art at the Sequim Branch Library

March 27, 2017 - The popular “Kids Create Art” series at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) wraps up another season this spring with two final sessions.  Read Full Article

The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington State

March 23, 2017 - This April, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will partner with Humanities Washington to recognize the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, with presentations on how Japanese Americans faced the injustice of internment.  Read Full Article

Forks Library to host Hour of Code

March 22, 2017 - The Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host an Hour of Code on Wednesday, April 5, from 1pm to 2pm.  Read Full Article

Basic Immigration Laws – Know Your Rights

March 15, 2017 - Representatives from the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project will answer questions and discuss basic immigration law and immigrants’ rights at 2pm on Saturday, March 25, at the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Listen Up! Stories from the Northwest Corner

March 14, 2017 - Whether you were born here or moved to the area later in life, what was your first impression of this community?  Read Full Article

Basic Immigration Laws – Know Your Rights

March 13, 2017 - Representatives from the Northwest Immigration Rights Project will answer questions and discuss basic immigration law and immigrants’ rights at 2pm on Saturday, March 25, at the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

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

March 8, 2017 - “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford will be discussed at 4pm on Wednesday, March 22, at the Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). All are welcome to drop in and participate.  Read Full Article

Big Library Read features "Art of the Pie"

March 2, 2017 - No baking class needed, just a library card! The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will take part in OverDrive’s Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global eBook reading club, connecting millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of “The Martian” at the Sequim Branch Library

March 1, 2017 - “The Martian” by Andy Weir will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, March 11, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Silk Scarf Dyeing at the Forks Branch Library

February 27, 2017 - Learn how to hand-dye silk scarves this March at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS)! A free workshop for ages 10-18 will take place at 1pm on Saturday, March 11 at the Forks Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Paws to Read at the Port Angeles Main Library

February 27, 2017 - Dogs make great listeners for readers of all ages! Visit the Port Angeles Main Library on Thursday, March 2, at 3:30pm and share a story with a furry, four-legged friend from Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club.  Read Full Article

Documentary Nights! at the Sequim Branch Library features "The Great Alone"

February 15, 2017 - A free screening of "The Great Alone" will take place at 6pm on Tuesday, February 28 at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Valentine’s Day Fundraising Event at Clallam Bay Library

February 3, 2017 - The Clallam Bay branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host its Fifth Annual “After Hours @ the Library” Valentine fundraising event on Tuesday, February 14, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of “Euphoria” at the Sequim Branch Library

February 1, 2017 - “Euphoria” by Lily King will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, February 11, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

10th Annual Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza at the Clallam Bay Library

January 25, 2017 - This Valentine’s Day, the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites you to delight the special people in your life with a heartfelt and handcrafted card.  Read Full Article

Flatverse Coding Camps

January 24, 2017 - Have you ever wanted to try designing your own computer video game? Give it a shot this February and March at the Port Angeles and Sequim Branch libraries of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS)!  Read Full Article

Babe in the Woods Author Talk by Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield

January 23, 2017 - Join author Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield for her presentation of the true story of one woman’s survival in Oregon’s wilderness.  Read Full Article

Introducing BookMatch: Let NOLS help you find your next great read!

January 12, 2017 - Scenario A: You’re a voracious reader, but every once in a while, you experience it: the book hangover. You finished a book so great, so engrossing, that part of you still lives in that world, and you don’t know what to do next. Solution: BookMatchRead Full Article

Kids Create Art at the Sequim Branch Library

January 11, 2017 - Beginning Saturday, January 21, the popular “Kids Create Art” program series will resume at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Book discussion of “Tracks” at the Sequim Branch Library

January 4, 2017 - “Tracks” by Robyn Davidson will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, January 14, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). All are welcome to join!  Read Full Article

Book discussions at the Port Angeles Main Library

January 4, 2017 - Warm up this winter and gather around a good book at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Three monthly book discussion groups will meet at the Port Angeles Main Library in 2017, and feature eclectic titles that span genres such as contemporary and historical fiction, biography, classics, history, and more. Read Full Article

Kids Create Art at the Forks Branch Library

May 18, 2017 - This summer at the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) kids can create art in a series of workshops for children. These fun introductory art workshops take place from 3pm to 4:30pm the first Thursday of each month in July and August.  Read Full Article

Evening with an Author: Kate Riley Launching Vee’s Chariot: An End-of-Life Tale

May 12, 2017 - Author Kate Riley will read from her book Launching Vee’s Chariot: An End-of-Life Tale, and lead a participatory discussion on the end of life at 4pm on Friday, May 26 at the Sequim Branch Library.  Read Full Article

PoetryMusic to Perform at Clallam Bay Library

May 10, 2017 - Enjoy live Music After Hours at the Clallam Bay Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) on Wednesday, May 24 at 7pm.  Read Full Article

Gravitational Waves: A New View of the Universe at the Port Angeles Main Library

May 8, 2017 - Gravitational waves arriving at Earth from the far reaches of our universe tell the story of a cataclysmic event. Learn more about this fascinating discovery, and how it was detected by the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), from LIGO’s own Amber Henry at 6:30pm on Monday, May 22, at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of Twelve Years a Slave at the Sequim Branch Library

May 3, 2017 - Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, May 13, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). All are welcome to join!  Read Full Article

Afternoon with an Author: Jayne Ann Krentz to visit NOLS

April 27, 2017 - New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz will visit the Port Angeles Main Library Saturday, May 20 at 2pm. Krentz will discuss her writing process, her most recent book, The Girl Who Knew Too Much (penned as Amanda Quick), and answer audience questions.  Read Full Article

The Mystery of the Missing Supernova

April 24, 2017 - Combining historical clues with more recent observations, NASA Outreach Coordinator Donna Young will discuss the catastrophic collapse of the star Cassiopeia A.  Read Full Article

Paws to Read at the Port Angeles Main Library

April 20, 2017 - Dogs make great listeners for readers of all ages! Visit the Port Angeles Main Library on Thursday, May 4 at 3:30pm and share a story with a furry, four-legged friend from Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club.  Read Full Article

Computer Security and Privacy Basics at the Port Angeles Main Library

April 19, 2017 - How safe is it to use your credit card online? How do criminals and fraudsters get into your computer systems? What is privacy in the age of social media? At the Port Angeles Main Library on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30pm, tech guru Eric Waterkotte will answer these questions.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara at the Sequim Branch Library

April 12, 2017 - “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara will be discussed at 4pm on Wednesday, April 26, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

NOLS and Olympic National Park to offer fourth season of Poetry Walks

April 10, 2017 - This spring the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is teaming up with Olympic National Park to offer a fourth season of Poetry WalksRead Full Article

Poet Laureate Tod Marshall to hold Poetry Reading in Forks and Poetry Hike and Workshop near Port Angeles

April 7, 2017 - Tod Marshall, the 2016-2018 Washington State Poet Laureate, will visit the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) in celebration of National Poetry Month.  Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System to close for all-day staff training session on Friday, April 28

April 6, 2017 - All libraries in the North Olympic Library System will be closed on Friday, April 28 to allow staff to attend an in-service training day.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of “The Painter” by Peter Heller at the Sequim Branch Library

March 30, 2017 - “The Painter” by Peter Heller will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, April 8, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Port Angeles Main Library to host traveling exhibit The Tragedy of War: Japanese American Internment

March 23, 2017 - This April, in recognition of the 75th anniversary of Japanese American Internment, the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host the traveling exhibit The Tragedy of War: Japanese American InternmentRead Full Article

Feiro Marine Life Center Visits the North Olympic Library System

March 20, 2017 - Join Feiro Marine Life Center educators and live ocean creatures this April at several North Olympic Library System branches to learn about marine life.  Read Full Article

Documentary Nights! at the Sequim Branch Library features “Usual and Accustomed Places”

March 15, 2017 - A free screening of “Usual and Accustomed Places” will take place at 6pm on Tuesday, March 28 at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Red Yarn and friends bring American folk songs and stories to life

March 14, 2017 - Red Yarn Productions, a Portland-based folk music and puppetry company, will visit two North Olympic Library System (NOLS) communities to offer free musical puppetry performances for all ages.   Read Full Article

Coloring Outside the Library

March 13, 2017 - Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore! The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will present Coloring Outside the Library at 6:30pm on Monday, March 27th at The Metta Room in downtown Port Angeles.  Read Full Article

County-wide Battle of the Books Competition

March 10, 2017 - Twelve teams of Clallam County fourth-graders will do battle in a trivia-style competition at 6:30pm on Friday, March 24, at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

NOLS Grows Seed Library Opening Celebration

March 3, 2017 - Join the North Olympic Library System in a special after-hours opening celebration at the Port Angeles Main Library on Friday, March 17 at 6pm. The event will mark the grand opening of the NOLS Grows Seed Library, a community seed exchange kiosk.  Read Full Article

After-Hours Teen Book Party & Lock-In

March 1, 2017 - The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host an after-hours “Lock-In” for teens ages 12-18 on Friday, March 10 at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Free Microsoft Certification offered at North Olympic Library System

February 24, 2017 - The North Olympic Library System (NOLS), in partnership with the Washington State Library, is offering multiple testing sessions for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams at NO CHARGE March 21 – 23.  Read Full Article

Advance Planning for the End of Life

February 21, 2017 - Have you been meaning to update your Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney or just want to communicate better with your friends and family about their plans?  Read Full Article

Book discussion of If the Oceans Were Ink by Carla Power at the Sequim Branch Library

February 8, 2017 - If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Qur’an by Carla Power will be discussed at 4pm on Wednesday, February 22, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Book Wars trivia competition at the Port Angeles Main Library

February 2, 2017 - Seventh- and eighth-grade students from Stevens Middle School will compete in a literary trivia competition at 6:30pm on Friday, February 10, at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Second Saturday Science at the Sequim Branch Library

January 30, 2017 - Second Saturday Science at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is offered every second Saturday of the month through May 2017.  Read Full Article

First Friday Art Walk at the Sequim Branch Library

January 23, 2017 - Local rock and blues duo Allyn Guthrie will perform at 6:30pm on Friday, February 3, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) during the First Friday Art Walk and opening reception for the new Art in the Library show, featuring the work of artist Jerry Owie. An artist reception will take place at 6pm, immediately preceding the live tunes.  Read Full Article

Coloring Outside the Library

January 17, 2017 - Take time for yourself this January and spend an hour coloring in a setting that is as relaxed as it is playful.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of “The Whistling Season” at the Sequim Branch Library

January 11, 2017 - “The Whistling Season” by Ivan Doig will be discussed at 4pm on Wednesday, January 25, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Documentary Nights! at the Sequim Branch Library

January 10, 2017 - Have the long nights, frosted cookies, and sugary holiday music turned your mind into mush? Reboot your brain and begin 2017 with stimulating, thought-provoking film screenings at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

The Lowest Pair to perform at the Port Angeles Main Library

January 6, 2017 - The Lowest Pair, hailing from Olympia, will bring their unique blend of inspired bluegrass to the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) for the winter Art Blast, on Friday, January 20 at 7pm.  Read Full Article

Winter and Spring Storytimes at the Sequim Branch Library

January 4, 2017 - Weekly storytimes for toddlers, preschoolers, and babies will resume on Wednesday, January 11 at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS)!  Read Full Article

One-on-One “TechKnowLogy” Tutoring at the Port Angeles Main Library

January 3, 2017 - By now, you may know the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) has hundreds of eBooks, eAudiobooks—even movies and music—for you to experience on your tablet, mobile device, or home computer. But do you know how to access and enjoy these free, digital resources? Let NOLS show you how!  Read Full Article

Building your child’s future…one book at a time

January 2, 2017 - Set your child on the path to success by completing the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” reading challenge with the North Olympic Library System (NOLS)!  Read Full Article



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