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NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

Every Saturday in November, 2-4pm

Meet other aspiring novelists and put pen to paper– or fingers to keys– to work on your word goal. Come Write In!

No previous writing experience necessary. NaNoWriMo is a national creative-writing-focused program in which participants try to meet the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel during the month of November.

Drop by the library any time during any of the Write-Ins, grab some coffee, and pull up a chair.
You have a great novel in you!

Eye in the Sky: Government Surveillance in the Information Age

Eye in the Sky: Government Surveillance in the Information Age

In 2013, Edward Snowden's revelations confirmed the existence of a government surveillance program of breathtaking scope and capability.

What do we know about these government surveillance programs?

What is the connection between government surveillance, personal information, and private companies?

Should we be concerned?

What past and current efforts are underway to reign-in these programs?

Pat Gallagher, a member of the ACLU’s Washington Board of Directors and Speakers Bureau, will address these questions and more during a presentation on Monday, December 1st at 6:30pm in the Raymond Carver Room of the Port Angeles Main Library.

Jesse Joshua Watson

An Afternoon with an Author:
Meet Jesse Joshua Watson

Port Angeles, Saturday, December 13, 2pm

Port Townsend author and illustrator Jesse Joshua Watson visits the Port Angeles Main Library to offer an all-ages, interactive art workshop. Join the award-winning illustrator and fine artist as he shares tips and tricks of the trade.

In the workshop, participants will explore pencil drawing in new and creative ways, and expand their ability to achieve what they set out to draw! Art supplies provided for this hands-on experience. Pre-registration is recommended.

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Art in the Library at the Port Angeles Main Library

In a continuing celebration of the Wilderness Act’s 50th anniversary, the fall Art in the Library exhibit will be on display at the Port Angeles Main Library between October 10 and January 5. More>>

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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.

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.