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

CreativiTea @ the Library

CreativiTea @ the Library isn’t your typical art class. This unique program—part traditional art class, part afternoon tea party—is a fun way to be creative among friends. Enjoy a hot or iced tea, and follow step-by-step instructions while you paint a take-home masterpiece.
Instructor Courtney Garman will provide the painting tips and supplies, and the library will brew the tea… all you need to do is add your artistic flair.

Clallam Bay Library
Saturday, August 29
1pm — 4pm


Forks Library
Saturday, September 26
1pm — 4pm

These free programs are recommended for ages 15 and up. Space is limited; to reserve your place, contact the Clallam Bay Branch Library at 360.963.2414 or the Forks Branch Library at 360.374.6402.

Food for Thought Series

This fall, learn the basics of canning, jamming, fermenting, and more at the Clallam Bay Branch Library. Led by local experts, Food for Thought workshops are free, hands-on opportunities for participants to learn various food preservation techniques and practices. Attend one, or all four! Workshops will be held at the Clallam Bay Branch Library on the following dates:

A beautiful colorful picture of canned goods.
  • Monday,   September 14,   1-2:30pm
    Introduction to canning fruits, vegetables, jams, and jellies with Sudie Parker.
  • Monday,   September 21,   1-2:30pm
    Smoking and canning meat and fish with Sudie Parker.
  • Monday,   September 28,   1-2:30pm
    Jane Hielman will discuss gluten-free baking and alternative grains.
  • Monday,   October 5,   1-2:30pm
    Sudie Parker will teach the class about fermenting. Learn how to make sauerkraut,
    pickles and other fermented items, including soda pop!

About the experts
Sudie Parker has taught food preservation for more than 16 years as a 4-H leader and Master Food Preserver from the Washington State University Extension Program. Jane Hielman is co-manager of Sunsets West Co-op in Clallam Bay. She has a background in food allergies and special diets, and hails from Australia.

Kneeling women with GPS and geocache

Geocaching Kits at Your Library

Hunt for treasure with a little help from modern technology! NOLS is introducing three geocaching kits that are now available for checkout. Using the global positioning system (GPS) and your wits, geocaching brings together a love of the outdoors and modern tools of navigation. Geocaches may be found anywhere, and the basics of the game are simple: Participants select a cache from a website; after a cache is selected, the coordinates to the location are entered or downloaded onto a GPS device. It is then up to the players to use their navigational and detective skills to seek out the hidden container. Caches may contain simply a logbook for those who’ve found it, or perhaps a small treasure to share. Participants traditionally leave an item in exchange for any they might take.

Geocache and GPS

What’s inside

Each kit, housed in a backpack donated by Swain’s General Store, comes with all the tools you’ll need for successful geocaching: a Garmin eTrex10 GPS device, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Geocaching, and a quick start guide. Patrons may borrow each kit for up to three weeks. To reserve a kit, call or visit any NOLS library, or visit the online catalog at www.nols.org.

backpacking skier shown in snowy winter scene National Park Service arrowhead logo

Get Out and Explore Olympic!

Winter is a great time for a new adventure. Olympic National Park and the
North Olympic Library System have teamed up to help local families explore the spectacular national park in our own backyard. Explore Olympic! daypacks are available for check out at any NOLS branch. Daypacks are filled with discovery tools for exploring the park, including trail and field guides, binoculars and reading materials for kids. Families who check out a pack will receive a seven-day entrance to Olympic National Park thanks to a generous donation from Washington’s National Park Fund.