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Teen Game Day at the Port Angeles Main Library

Tuesday, April 7 @ 2:30pm

For teens ages 12-18. Free.

Looking for some video game action? Challenge your friends to Super Smash Brothers or Kinect Star Wars! Gaming equipment for Xbox Kinect and Wii will be provided along with an assortment of games.

For more information, contact the Port Angeles Main Library Youth Services Department at 360.417.8500 ext. 7732, or send an email to .

The Pine Hearts to Perform at April Art Blast!

Pine Hearts musical group Olympia bluegrass band The Pine Hearts will perform at 7pm on Friday, April 10, at the Port Angeles Main Library for a free performance during the quarterly Art Blast! Playing particularly upbeat and original tunes, The Pine Hearts sing with sincerity and pick with deliberate dedication. The band’s latest album, Winter on Orcas, was recorded live using a 4-track audio cassette recorder on Orcas Island, and reflects the influence of the sea, forests, and mountains on The Pine Hearts’ music.

The opening reception for the spring Art in the Library exhibit will be held at 6:30pm, immediately preceding The Pine Hearts’ performance. This is an opportune time to meet the featured artists, enjoy refreshments, and view the spring show, which features art created from marine debris. The spring exhibit features art by Jennifer Bright, Deidre Gonzales, Tammy Hall, Carole Knutson, Dani LaBlond, Judy Larimore, Richard Stephens, Melanie Salazar, Bill Wood and students from Forks and Port Angeles. The spring Art in the Library exhibit will be on display at the library from April 9 through July 7.

This free Art in the Library program is generously supported by the Port Angeles
Friends of the Library. For more information, contact Noah Glaude at the Main Library,
360.417.8500 x7717 or .

Afternoon With An Author: Poetry Workshop with Jeanine Walker

Tuesday, April 14, 3:30pm. Free

Discover the joy of poetry with Seattle’s Jeanine Walker! Participants will be treated to a reading of Walker’s poems, use one or two as models for writing a first draft of their own, and have the opportunity to share their work and receive feedback. All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in the workshop.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is recommended. Register here.
For more information, contact Jennifer Lu’Becke at 360.417.8500 or .

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About Jeanine Walker

A writer whose poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including the Cimarron Review, Cream City Review, Narrative, PageBoy, and Web Conjunctions, Jeanine Walker is currently the director of Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools program, and holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. In addition to writing, Jeanine sings and plays trumpet for Seattle country band The Drop Shadows, is the host of Mixed Bag, a live webcast variety show filmed in a Seattle garage, and is the emcee of the award-winning reading series Cheap Wine & Poetry at the Richard Hugo House.

Homestead Home-Ec: Hands-on antique skills series

What was life like for the handful of individuals who first settled in Clallam County? What traditional skills were learned from nearby native tribes? Discover the answers to these questions and more at Homestead Home-Ec, a series of hands-on programs at the Port Angeles Main Library that explores the handicrafts and skills of early Olympic Peninsula residents. Come learn a new-old skill, and pick up a little history about the area.

All Homestead Home-Ec programs will begin at 6:30pm in the Raymond Carver Room of the Port Angeles Main Library, and take place on a bi-weekly schedule throughout April and May. Attend as often as you wish! Dates for Homestead Home-Ec programs are as follows:

Thursday, April 16: Hand spinning and natural dyes

Thursday, April 30: Beekeeping

Thursday, May 14: Foraging and plant identification

Thursday, May 28: Hand quilting

Register here

Register here starting 4/2/15

Register here starting 4/16/15

Register here starting 4/30/15

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Registration is required to attend, and space is limited; to reserve your place, call 360.417.8500, send an email to . or register online.
For more information, contact Librarian Sarah Morrison at 360.417.8500, ext. 7750.

NOLS thanks Port Angeles Friends of the Library for supporting these and other educational programs!

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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.