Americana quartet Br´er Rabbit to play free concert at October Art Blast!
Bellingham quartet Br´er Rabbit will bring their folk-stomp Americana to the Port Angeles Main Library on at 7pm on October 10 as part of the Library’s quarterly Art Blast! The Bellingham quartet revamps classic string band instrumentation with homespun percussion and the unique integration of a six-string ukulele and cello. Voted best band in their home city in 2013, they have quickly risen to local notoriety and now tour extensively throughout the U.S. The band, whose music has been said to “capture the wind, the wild streams and the mountain air in their songs,” will be welcomed in the heart of the Main Library during the opening of a new wilderness themed art show.
The opening reception for the fall Art in the Library exhibit will be held at 6:30pm, immediately preceding Br´er Rabbit’s performance. This is an opportune time to meet the featured artists, enjoy refreshments, and view the fall show, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and features art from more than 15 local artists. Congress passed the Wilderness Act fifty years ago this September, creating a national system of areas “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” NOLS challenged artists of all ages, abilities, and perspectives to submit original work that contemplates, celebrates, or reimagines this historic piece of legislation and the vast expanses of nature it protects. The exhibit will be on display at the library from October 10 to January 6.
This free Art in the Library program is generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library. For more information about the program, contact Noah Glaude, Main Library Manager, at 360.417.8500 or .
Get Out and Explore Olympic!
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
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
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.