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William Shore Memorial Pool closure

William Shore Memorial Pool Closure

The William Shore Memorial Pool will be closed for maintenance on
Saturday, February 28, until Monday, March 23.

NOLS passes to the William Shore Memorial Pool will be made inactive during this time, and all holds will remain in their current order. WSMP pool passes will be reactivated on Monday, March 23.


Afternoon With an Author: Mary Daheim

Mary Daheim

Saturday, February 28, 4pm

Renowned Northwest author and former Port Angeles resident Mary Daheim writes cozy mysteries set in locations based on Washington towns and cities, as well as historical romances. Daheim will discuss her writing process and new and upcoming titles and answer audience questions.

This is a 2015 Adult Winter Reading Program event; for additional information about upcoming events, contact Librarian Sarah Morrison at 360.417.8500 or .

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Celebrate the Adult Winter Reading Program at NOLS

Reading can help warm the soul through winter’s bitter months, and offers an array of health benefits that include reduced stress, increased brain function, and improved creativity. Start reaping some of reading’s rewards this winter with the 2015 Adult Winter Reading Program at NOLS.

Designed for adults ages 18 and older, this year’s Adult Winter Reading Program will take place between January 1 and February 28.

Celebrate the Adult Winter Reading Program

Participating is easy:
simply visit any NOLS library to pick up your Travelogue and then “read” your way around the Peninsula. For every 100 pages you complete, you will receive one entry in a marvelous
Grand Prize drawing on Tuesday, March 3; the more you read, the better your chances of winning!

To keep readers motivated, each NOLS library will be hosting events, including author visits and workshops, throughout the program:

  • January 8: Drop-In book discussion at the Port Angeles Main Library
  • January 21: Author talk with Janet Oakley at the Clallam Bay and Forks branch libraries
  • January 22: Author talk with Janet Oakley at the Sequim Branch Library and Port Angeles Main Library
  • February 3: Drop-In book discussion at the Port Angeles Main Library
  • February 28: Author talk with Mary Daheim at the Port Angeles Main Library
  • March 3: Grand Prize Drawing!

One-on-One Tech-Know-Logy Appointments

Device Help

How would you like to keep your e-reader, smart phone, or tablet full of free library books that you can download right from home? What about being able to download new content in the airport, a hotel, rest stop, and even your vacation destination? NOLS can show you how!

Schedule a 30-minute appointment with expert Library staff for hands-on, one-on-one tutoring at the Port Angeles Main Library. Tech-Know-logy sessions will take place by appointment only between 4pm and 7pm on January 14 and 28, February 11 and 25, and March 11 and 25 at the Port Angeles Main Library.

Bring your device and you will be personally guided through the process of downloading e-books or e-audiobooks from the Library’s subscription download services such as Washington Anytime Library, 3M Cloud Library, and OneClickDigital. Staff experts can help you with your Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, Android tablet or smartphone, Apple device, laptop, or mp3 player. Or, if you’re still considering whether to purchase an e-reader or similar device, the experts can help you find information about which device might best fit your needs.


Books & Libations

Books & Libations

Enjoy a perfect pairing at this 21+ event, co-hosted by NOLS and Harbinger Winery!

Friday,  March 20,  6:30pm

Registration is required for this event. Valid photo ID must be presented upon entry. Space is limited! This library program will take place at The Harbinger Winery Tasting Room, located at 2358 Highway 101 West in Port Angeles.

At each table, participants will sample one great book and one of Harbinger’s artisanal Northwest wines. Each book has been perfectly paired with each of the wines, with titles ranging from classics to sci-fi to literary fiction, matched in tone and intensity to red, white, and rose wines. After your first taste, move on to the next table for another delicious pairing! Altogether, participants will learn about six spectacular books and sample six amazing wines throughout the evening.

This is event is generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library

For additional information about this event, contact Sarah Morrison at or at 360-417-8500.


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Art in the Library at the Port Angeles Main Library

The current Art in the Library show at the Port Angeles Main Library features work by Briana Galbreath-Hodge, and an eclectic mix of work from the North Peninsula Surface Design Group, including artists: Carolyn Doe, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Briana Galbreath-Hodge, Pamela Hastings, Pat Herkal, Barbara Houshmand, Anne Jarnagin, Michelle Johnson, Cheri Kopp, Jeannie McMacken, Susanne Scott, Cathie Wier, Joyce Wilkerson, Diane Williams, and Helga Winter.

The exhibit will be on display at the Library from January 9 until April 8.

The program has been made possible by generous contributions from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, and also by the efforts of volunteer art coordinator Diane Williams, who schedules the artists and designs the displays. More information about Art in the Library can be found here.


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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.