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Port Angeles Library Events

2014 Outdoor Summer Concert Series at Your Library

The North Olympic Library System’s outdoor summer concert series is a celebration of summer connecting a variety of local musicians with the community. Bring your picnic, blankets and chairs and sit back, relax, or boogie-down while enjoying some great local music. This series of free concerts is offered to the public with the generous support from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library and the Friends of Sequim Library.

Good Machine

July 25, 6pm
Good Machine
Sequim Branch Library

Old time influences create an Americana sound that will make you want to clap your hands and stomp your feet!

Howly Slim and Sandy Summers

August 7, 6pm
Howly Slim and Sandy Summers
Port Angeles Main Library

Known around the peninsula for blues, country, folk and more, Slim and Summers will perform original songs inspired by life’s journey, and the people we meet along the way.

Geoffrey Castle

August 8, 6pm
Geoffrey Castle
Sequim Branch Library

Electric violinist fearlessly brings the violin to center stage with virtuoso showmanship and a 21st century sensibility.

Good Machine

August 14, 6pm
Good Machine
Port Angeles Main Library

Good Machine returns with its blend of folk, bluegrass, and old time influences, creating upbeat and boisterous Americana that will make you want to clap your hands and stomp your feet!

The Winterlings

August 21, 6pm
The Winterlings
Port Angeles Main Library

An indie folk duo featuring male and female lead vocals with harmonies, guitar, ukulele, violin, banjitar, and percussion, The Winterlings build bonfires of sound to dance and dream beside.

Community Contra Dance featuring Power House

August 22, 6pm
Community Contra Dance featuring Power House
Sequim Branch Library

Try your hand at contra-dancing with caller Amy Carroll and the band Power House. All dances will be taught and all ages welcome!

The Soul Ducks

September 12, 6pm
The Soul Ducks
Sequim Branch Library

Blues, rockabilly and classic R&B Motown will make you want to get up and shake your tail feather.


Art in the Library: Celebrating 50 Years of Wilderness

The North Olympic Library System is inviting local artists, hobbyists and crafts-persons to submit original works of wilderness-inspired art to help
commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Selected entries will be displayed inside the Port Angeles Main Library from October 10, 2014, through January 7, 2015. For all the submission details, visit our Art in the Library page.

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One-on-One Tech-know-logy Appointments

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How would you like to keep your eReader, 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? The North Olympic Library System (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 appointments are available between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday, August 14 and 28. Bring your own 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, 3-M, and Oneclick Digital. NOLS experts Ean Henninger and Sarah Morrison can help you with your Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, Android tablet or smartphone, Apple device, 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.

Tech-Know-logy sessions will take place by appointment only between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday, August 14 and 28 at the Port Angeles Main Library, located at 2210 South Peabody Street. For more information or to book your appointment, contact Sarah Morrison at , or call 360.417.8500.


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. 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.


Art in the Library at the Port Angeles Main Library

Kathy Greer

The summer Art in the Library show features the work of local artists Charlie Comstock, Kathy Greer, Pamela Hastings, Trevor Helgeson, Ean Henninger, Trey Hensley, Pat Herkel and the late Ken Patterson. The exhibit will be on display inside the Library from July 10 through October 8.

Art in the Library is a collaborative library/community art project featuring rotating exhibits by local artists. 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.


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.