Talking Trash @ the Forks Branch Library
Because a good planet is hard to find!
This August and September, the Forks Branch Library is offering a new discussion series about something we all have in common: trash! Talking Trash @ the Forks Branch Library will feature three engaging discussions that cover a range of waste-related topics, from the challenges of household garbage management to the accumulating debris on our beaches. Led by local and state experts, these discussions will seek to provide creative and practical solutions for reducing waste, which everyone can embrace. All talks are free, and pre-registration is not required.
Wednesday, August 20, 6:30pm: Composting and Waste Reduction Opportunities
Meggan Uecker, Waste Reduction Coordinator at WSU Extension Clallam County will discuss strategies for reducing household waste and creating compost for your home garden.
Wednesday, September 3, 6:30pm: Repurpose With Imagination
Forks Branch Library remodel designer Trisa Katsikapes has a flair for creativity and a passion for beautifully repurposing items slated for the trash bin. She will offer ideas for how to turn trash into treasure.
Wednesday, September 10, 6:30pm: Marine Debris: You can help!
Jon Schmidt of Washington CoastSavers will discuss the challenges of increasing debris on our beaches and how you can participate in clean-up efforts.
Get Out and Explore Olympic!
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.
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.
NOLS and PUD partner to help you save energy
The Library and the PUD are jointly sponsoring a program at each NOLS branch where you can learn how to use a watt detector to save on your energy bills as well as more ideas for reducing your household energy consumption. Kill-a-Watt™ Energy Detector Toolkits are available for checkout. Click here for more information about this program.