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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein movie
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein on the Big Screen!

Thursday, October 30, 5:30pm.

Gather around with family, friends and popcorn for a free screening of “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” at the Sequim Branch Library. The frighteningly funny caper starring the classic comedy duo will show in the library meeting room.

Released in 1948, the film follows Abbott and Costello as they encounter such monstrosities as the Wolf Man, Dracula, Frankenstein, and even the Invisible Man! This seasonal classic has been deemed by the Library of Congress to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry.


Talking Trash, Meggan Uecker at workTalking Trash @ the Sequim Branch Library

Because a good planet is hard to find!

On Monday, November 3 at 6pm, the Sequim Branch Library presents Talking Trash @ the Sequim Branch Library featuring Meggan Uecker, Waste Reduction Coordinator at WSU Extension Clallam County.

Want to save energy, natural resources, and reduce pollution risks and costs? The average Clallam County resident disposes of nearly 4 lbs. of waste every day, that’s 1,460 lbs. per year! Meggan Uecker rolls up her sleeves and dives into this “messy” subject while revealing what waste-reduction programs are in place and how you can participate—from Surplus Food Donation, to Composting, to Gleaning, to a Rural Recycling Initiative.

The presentation is made free to the public with generous support from the Friends of the Sequim Library. Pre-registration is not required.

A good planet is hard to find: to learn more about how to care for the one we’ve got, browse the NOLS catalog for materials that can help you make a difference. Learn about recycling, upcycling, composting and more. To get started, visit the catalog here on the website, or contact library staff for assistance.


Bring Spring Into Your Fall With Paper FlowersPaper Flowers with Janita Court

Colorful bouquet of Paper Flowers

Learn how to brighten up the drab days of fall with handcrafted paper flowers at 6pm on Monday, November 24, at the Sequim Branch Library. Local artisan Janita Court will lead this free workshop in which participants will learn how to create their own paper flowers to use as fanciful gift embellishments or colorful reminders of the spring to come.

This event will be limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required. Call 360.683.1161, email , or visit http://nols.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp to reserve your place today.

This event is offered free of charge with the generous support of the Friends of the Sequim Library.

Text bouquet of Paper Flowers

Free Pool Passes for SARC

Free Pool Passes available now

Lift some weights, go for a swim, take an exercise class, or just splash around! The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) has partnered with the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center (SARC) in Sequim to make two free passes available for checkout beginning November 3. Whether alone or with the entire family, SARC passes give library card holders a free, fun and easy way to test the waters and stay active.

How to use your pool pass

One pass is for individuals who’d like to try one of the many classes offered at SARC – everything from Tai Chi to water aerobics. The second pass grants up to six household members access to workout, cardio, and weight rooms, in addition to open swim and family fun night. Patrons may borrow each pass for up to one week.

Reserving your pass & Additional information

Patrons may borrow each pass for up to one week. Pool passes have been generously donated by the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center. To place a hold request search for "SARC pool pass." Hold requests can also be made by calling the library or visiting any of the four NOLS libraries in Clallam County.


Birding Kit Birding Kit diagram of bird

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.


Art in the Library at Sequim Branch Library

Sequim September—November Artist: Pat Taynton

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Taynton’s art, on view inside the library throughout September, October and November, shows her love of the natural world. “I feel we have gotten very disconnected from nature and our environment,” she says. “The central purpose of my artwork, be it drawing, painting, or photography, is to entice people to take a closer look.”

A graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, Pa., Taynton is a realist whose primary, but not exclusive, subjects are wildlife and equines depicted in watercolor and tempura. She creates lifelike animals and attempts to enhance them with an extra dimension of spirit. Taynton has exhibited in the US, Europe, and the Middle East, and has done commissioned work for The Franklin Mint, Defenders of Wildlife, The International Council for Bird Preservation, and the World Wildlife Fund. Her art has been used by the National Wildlife Federation in their stamp series, and her animal portraits are in many private collections.

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 Friends of Sequim Library, and also by the efforts of volunteer art coordinator Randy Radock. Pat Taynton’s art will remain on display at the Sequim Branch Library through the end of November.


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.