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Forks Library Events


Map It! @ the Forks Branch Library

This December, the Forks Branch Library will present a beginner’s cartography program to introduce the library’s new portable map collection. Map It! @ the Forks Branch Library will take place at 6pm on December 10 and feature a discussion of the Olympic Peninsula’s cartographic history. Participants of all ages will learn new techniques for interacting with maps in addition to gaining hands-on practice using the new collection. This program, led by local cartography expert Curt White, is free to attend, and pre-registration is not required.


Birding Kits at Your Library

Get ready for the fall migration! NOLS has partnered with the Dungeness River Audubon Center and designer Tom Bihn to make three birding kits available for checkout beginning October 6. NOLS birding kits offer library card holders a fun, free and easy way to get outside and explore the abundant wildlife of Northwest Washington.

What’s inside

Each kit comes equipped with all the discovery tools you’ll need for successful bird watching: binoculars, a guide book for adults and one for younger readers, a birdsong CD, and pamphlets addressing the basics and etiquette of birding – all packaged in a Tom Bihn daypack. 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.

Snap! Photography for Young Adults ages 12-18

Forks Branch Library

Learn how to take more effective photographs from talented photographer Valerie Henschel, owner of Step Ahead Photo. Each class will consist of a discussion of photography with an opportunity for students to share their own work and get feedback and/or share their work. The emphasis will be how to "see" artistically using any camera - phone, point-and-shoot, DSLR, etc. BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera) if you have one, although cameras are not necessary for the class. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required; participants may come to one or all of the sessions.

Creative Focusing Techniques: New ways to use focus as a creative tool

November 20 3:30pm – 5pm

Creative Focusing Techniques Portraiture

Explore Olympics!

Get Out and Explore Olympic!

National Park Service

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 and can be reserved through the online catalog. 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 Watt Detector

Clallam County PUD 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.