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Explore! Backyard Birding at the Sequim Branch Library

May 11, 2016 - Discover the distinguishing characteristics and beauty of local birds at 6pm on Wednesday, May 25, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Endangered Species Storytime in Olympic National Park

May 5, 2016 - The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is partnering with Olympic National Park to offer a special Endangered Species Day edition of storytime that will focus on biodiversity and feature a puppet show, stories, songs, and crafts for 3-5 year-olds.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of The Devil in the White City at the Sequim Branch Library

May 4, 2016 - “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, May 14, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Children’s musician Frances England coming to NOLS

April 29, 2016 - Have fun singing and swaying to the delightful tunes of children’s musician Frances England as she makes her first appearances at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) this spring!  Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System Celebrates National Car Care Month

April 18, 2016 - April is National Car Care Month and all month long the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be highlighting ChiltonLibrary, an online automotive repair resource Library patrons can access throughout the year from a NOLS or home computer simply by visiting www.nols.org.  Read Full Article

NOLS Celebrates Día’s 20th Anniversary with musician Eli Rosenblatt

April 15, 2016 - The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will join hundreds of libraries across the nation in celebration of the 20th anniversary of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) on Saturday, April 30.  Read Full Article

Family Storytime at the Makah Tribal Head Start

April 12, 2016 - The Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will present Family Storytime for children between the ages of zero and five at 5:30pm on Tuesday, April 26, at the Makah Tribal Head Start located at 80 Ba’adah Village Loop Road in Neah Bay.  Read Full Article

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

April 11, 2016 - In September 2015, the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, both measured gravitational waves arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.  Read Full Article

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the 2016 PoetrySLAM

April 7, 2016 - The 2016 Clallam County PoetrySLAM for young poets and thespians in the sixth grade will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 21, at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

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

March 30, 2016 - This spring the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is teaming up with Olympic National Park to offer a third season of Poetry Walks.  Read Full Article

North Olympic Library System to Implement Automatic Renewals

March 29, 2016 - In an effort to continue providing excellent customer service and reduce unnecessary patron fines, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will implement a new automatic renewal service on Friday, April 1.  Read Full Articles

Explore! TaKeTiNa at the Sequim Branch Library

March 24, 2016 - Discover the rhythm of TaKeTiNa with Zorina Wolf at 6pm on Wednesday, April 6, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

iPad tablets coming to NOLS

March 21, 2016 - This spring, uncover new resources at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Full-sized iPad tablets are now available for in-library use at NOLS branches in Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks, and Clallam Bay.  Read Full Article

Family Flicks – Free Saturday matinees at your Library

March 14, 2016 - On Saturday, April 2, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will show the 2015 animated film MinionsRead Full Article

County-wide Battle of the Books Competition

March 10, 2016 - Eleven teams of Clallam County fourth-graders will do battle in a trivia-style competition at 6:30pm on Friday, March 25, at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Book Wars trivia competition at the Port Angeles Main Library

March 4, 2016 - Seventh- and eighth-grade students from Stevens Middle School will compete in a literary trivia competition at 6:30pm on Friday, March 11, in the Raymond Carver Room at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Book discussion of Sophie’s Choice at the Sequim Branch Library

March 2, 2016 - Sophie’s Choice by William Styron will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, March 12, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Explore! Bike Maintenance at the Sequim Branch Library

February 24, 2016 - Have you found yourself enjoying a bike ride only to be stopped by what seemed to be a simple repair? Wish you knew how to take care of it on the spot?  Read Full Article

Family Flicks – Free Saturday matinees at your Library

February 15, 2016 - On Saturday, March 5, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will show the 2009 Pixar-animated film Up, which tells the story of a 78-year-old balloon salesman who one day ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies up and away to the South American wilderness.  Read Full Article

Toothy Storytimes coming to Forks, Port Angeles, and Sequim branch libraries

February 1, 2016 - The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month by offering a series of storytimes with a focus on healthy tooth care.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of The Fault in Our Stars at the Sequim Branch Library

January 29, 2016 - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, February 13, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

After Hours at Clallam Bay Branch Library

January 26, 2016 - The Clallam Bay Branch Library will host its fourth annual After Hours @ the Library Valentine fundraising event from 7pm to 9pm on Friday, February 12.  Read Full Article

Rhythm Buckets now available at your library!

January 25, 2016 - Get ready to make some music! Rhythm Buckets for drummers of all ages are now available for checkout at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Valentine Magic with Jeff Evans

January 22, 2016 - Family magician Jeff Evans will return to the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) this February with Valentine tricks up his sleeve that are certain to amaze and entertain.  Read Full Article

Videography Workshops for Young Adults

January 19, 2016 - This winter the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer a three-part videography series for young adults between the ages of 12 and 18.  Read Full Article

Walkie Talkies now available at your Library!

January 11, 2016 - Let the exploring begin! Walkie-talkie two-way radios are now available for checkout at all branches of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

CreativiTea @ the Library: Paint and Sip Parties on the West End

January 8, 2016 - CreativiTea @ the Library isn’t your typical art class. This uniquely fun program—part traditional art class, part afternoon tea party—will take place from 2-5pm on Saturday, January 23, at the Forks branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), and again from 3:30-6:30pm on Monday, January 25, at the Clallam Bay Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Explore! Travel Tips with Susan Parr

January 7, 2016 - Staring out the window, wishing you were somewhere exotic? Learn how to explore the world with the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) and Susan Parr of Susan Parr Travel at 6pm on Tuesday, January 12, at the Sequim Branch Library.  Read Full Article

The Cave Singers to perform at the Port Angeles Main Library

January 4, 2016 - Seattle folk trio The Cave Singers will perform at 7pm on January 15 at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Storytimes at the Sequim Branch Library

January 4, 2016 - Weekly storytimes at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will resume Wednesday, January 13.  Read Full Article

First Friday ArtWalk at the Sequim Branch Library

May 20, 2016 - Local music duo Howly Slim and Sandy Summers will perform at 6:30pm on Friday, June 3, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) during the June Art Walk and opening reception for the new Art in the Library show, which features the work of Eileen Gieser.  Read Full Article

Creative Science! with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

May 5, 2016 - Explore science through art at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS)! The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture will visit the Port Angeles Main Library from 10am to Noon on Saturday, May 21, to offer a free, interactive family program for kids ages 3-5 that is all about nature, art, and science.  Read Full Article

Craft Distilling at the Port Angeles Main Library

May 5, 2016 - For all fine-food and –drink enthusiasts, small-batch home distilling is a must-try experiment. Distillation expert and author Victoria Redhed Miller will venture beyond home-brewed beer and wine during her presentation, Craft Distilling, at 6pm on Thursday, May 19, at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Islam 101: Perceptions, Misconceptions, and Context for the 21st Century

May 2, 2016 - This May, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will partner with Humanities Washington to host a conversation about Islam with David Fenner, a lecturer with the 2015 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.  Read Full Article

Paws to Read at the Port Angeles Main Library

April 21, 2016 - Dogs make great listeners for readers of all ages! Visit the Port Angeles Main Library on Thursday, May 5, at 3:30pm to share a story with a furry, four-legged friend from Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club.  Read Full Article

Discover the world of dinosaurs with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

April 15, 2016 - Embark on an adventure through the world of paleontology with your family at the Sequim Branch Library!  Read Full Article

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the 2016 PoetrySLAM

April 14, 2016 - Celebrate National Poetry Month at the 2016 Clallam County PoetrySLAM for young poets in seventh and eighth grade, at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 28, at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). SLAM contestants will read their original work and compete for prizes that include a Samsung Galaxy 4 Tab and gift certificates to local bookstores.  Read Full Article

NOLS to close for all-day staff training session on Friday, April 22

April 8, 2016 - All North Olympic Library System (NOLS) locations will be closed on Friday, April 22, to allow staff to attend an in-service training day.  Read Full Article

PoetryMusic to Perform at Port Angeles Main Library’s Art Blast!

April 4, 2016 - In celebration of National Poetry Month, Portland-based duo PoetryMusic will perform their unique show "Where Words and Music Meet" at 7pm on Friday, April 15, at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Book discussion of Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson at the Sequim Branch Library

March 30, 2016 - Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, April 9, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Hands-on Homestead Home-Ec programs at the Port Angeles Main Library

March 29, 2016 - What was life like for the handful of individuals who first settled in Clallam County? Learn the answers to these questions and more at Homestead Home-Ec, a free series of hands-on programs at the Port Angeles Main Library exploring the handicrafts and skills of early Olympic Peninsula residents.  Read Full Article

Port Angeles Building Bond Retirement Celebration

March 18, 2016 - On Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 4pm to 5:30pm, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will celebrate the retirement of the bonds that supported the 1998 construction of the NOLS facility in Port Angeles, with a “Thank You Port Angeles” reception.  Read Full Article

New Ideas in Gardening with Ciscoe Morris

March 21, 2016 - Reinvigorate your garden and refresh your planting strategies this spring with environmentally-friendly gardening guru Ciscoe Morris. New Ideas in Gardening will take place at 6:30pm on Saturday, April 2, at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Listen Up! Stories from the Northwest Corner

March 14, 2016 - Share your favorite national park stories this March at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Listen Up! Stories from the Northwest Corner is a new, semiannual Library program focused on collecting and archiving oral histories from Clallam County residents.  Read Full Article

Explore! Nature Photography with Ross Hamilton

March 4, 2016 - This March, learn how to capture stunning images of nature with renowned local photographer Ross Hamilton. Explore! Nature Photography will take place at 6:30pm on Friday, March 18, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Readings and workshops with poet Jeanine Walker

March 1, 2016 - Join Seattle poet Jeanine Walker for a series of poetry readings and workshops this March at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Financial Literacy Series at Port Angeles Main Library

February 23, 2016 - Is credit scoring a mystery to you? Are you nervous about your future financial stability, or curious about how to restore your credit rating?  Read Full Article

First Friday ArtWalk at the Sequim Branch Library

February 19, 2016 - Local musical duo Bread and Gravy will perform at 6:30pm on Friday, March 4, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) during the March Art Walk and opening reception for the new Art in the Library show, which features the illustrations of Port Townsend’s Richard Jesse Watson.  Read Full Article

TEDx livestream of TED2016 at the Port Angeles Main Library

February 3, 2016 - What is brain research telling us about storytelling? How far off is holographic technology, really? How can building design effect how we interact with the dying, and how we experience the process of death? What can skin color really tell us? Take on these and other big questions this February at TEDxPortAngelesLibraryLive.  Read Full Article

After-Hours Teen Lock-In

February 1, 2015 - This February the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host two after-hours "Lock-Ins" for teens ages 12-18 at the Port Angeles Main Library and the Forks Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Explore! MAIDENTRIP

January 28, 2016 - A free screening of the adventure documentary Maidentrip will take place at 6pm on Thursday, February 11, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Family Flicks – Free Saturday matinees at your Library

January 25, 2016 - On Saturday, February 6, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer a screening of Charlotte’s Web, based on the beloved children's novel by E.B. White.  Read Full Article

9th Annual Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza at the Clallam Bay Branch Library

January 25, 2016 - 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

Explore! Nature Photography with Ross Hamilton

January 21, 2016 - This February, learn how to capture stunning images of nature with renowned local photographer Ross Hamilton. Explore! Nature Photography will take place at 6pm on Wednesday, February 3, at the Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Become a Backyard Scientist with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

January 15, 2016 - Learn how to become a Backyard Scientist this winter at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS)!  Read Full Article

LEGO® Junior Maker Program at the Port Angeles Main Library

January 8, 2016 - Looking for a fun indoor activity this winter? Create and play during a monthly LEGO® Junior Maker program at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS)!  Read Full Article

Books & Libations comes to Sequim

January 7, 2016 - Enjoy a perfect pairing at Books & Libations, a free 21+ event co-hosted by the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) and Wind Rose Cellars!  Read Full Article

Port Angeles Library Book Groups Selections for 2016

January 5, 2016 - Have you ever had the desire to explore the world or the far reaches of space, travel back in time, discuss contemporary issues, or be a book or film critic? Do all this and more by joining a book discussion group at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Kids Create Art at the Sequim Branch Library

January 4, 2016 - On Saturday, January 16, the popular Kids Create Art program series will continue at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article



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