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Art in the Library at Sequim Branch Library

Pasture Buddies

On Friday, September 5, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will take part in Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk with a special after-hours reception featuring the work of painter and photographer Pat Taynton. The artist’s work will be on display, light refreshments will be served, and live music will be performed from 6pm until 7:30pm.
Limited library services will also be available during the reception. Skip Morris

The Art in the Library reception will also feature live tunes from the Skip Morris Duo, a guitar, string bass, and vocal act that covers a wide range—almost anything that can be squeezed into the category of "jazz" is fair game. Guitarist Skip Morris plays and sings—his voice is often compared to Mel Torme’s—and is the author of the “Player to Player” column for Just Jazz Guitar Magazine. Accompanying Skip is exceptional string bassist Ted Enderly, who has performed with a long list of pop and jazz musicians.

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.


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.


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.


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.