Evening with an Author: April Henry @ the Port Angeles Main Library
Are you interested in writing books for young adults? Meet young adult author April Henry and hear about her new projects and writing partnership with author Lies Wiehl. Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of popular suspense novels Girl Stolen, The Girl Who Disappeared, The Body in the Woods, and The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die. Come learn about Henry’s writing process, how she became published, and the importance of research in her work. Books will be available for purchase at the event through Odyssey Bookshop. All ages are welcome to the event on Wednesday, October 29th, at 6:30pm in the Port Angeles Main Library.
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 @ 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.
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.
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.
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 Sequim Branch Library
Sequim September—November Artist: Pat Taynton
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
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.