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Olympic and Kitsap Peninsula Family-Friendly Hikes’

Take a slideshow hiking tour of the best local family-friendly hikes with author Craig Romano!

Saturday, June 10, 10:30am, Port Angeles Library

Book-It Repertory Theatre Presents El Deafo

In this staging of Cece Bell’s graphic novel, you’ll experience how a deaf girl learns to embrace her differences, and makes true friends along the way.

Thursday, June 22, 11am, Port Angeles Library

Exploring Tidepools

Calling all junior scientists! Conduct a low-tide beach investigation at Slip Point with Feiro Marine Life Center educators.

Monday, June 26, 10am, Slip Point, Clallam Bay

X-Stream Magic with Jeff Evans

Join magician Jeff Evans as he explores some of the most interesting activities in the world; scuba diving, rock climbing, and...magic.

Tuesday, June 27, 10:30am, Sequim Library*
Tuesday, June 27, 1pm, Port Angeles Library
Tuesday, June 27, 4pm, Forks Library

summer reading kickoff

What: Celebrate the start of the Summer Reading Program!

When: Saturday, June 17

Where: Port Angeles Library

Hands On Children’s Museum

10AM-1PM: Build, play, and experiment with the Hands On Children’s Museum of Olympia!

Volunteer Fair

11AM-3PM: Discover ways to build a better community by volunteering! Over 15 local nonprofit organizations will be showcasing what they do and how you can get involved.

* In the event of rain, scheduled Sequim Library programs will take place in the Sequim Middle School Cafeteria at 301 West Hendrickson Road.
North Olympic Library System Kids
Library on the Road

NOLS is hitting the road this summer! Visit with librarians while you’re out on the town! Sign up for Summer Reading, learn about upcoming programs, and try your hand at building a Scribble Bot!

Wednesday, June 28, 6pm, Concerts at the Pier
Tuesday, July 4, 12pm-5pm, Gateway Transit Center

Build It! STEM Creation Challenges

Let your imaginations run wild as you create marble mazes, castles, and “things that go” in this hands-on program led by teen volunteers.

Thursday, June 29, 10:30am, Port Angeles Library


Build up early math and science skills through family-oriented interactive block play with BLOCK Fest™.

Wednesday, July 5, 2pm, Clallam Bay Library
Wednesday, July 5, 10am, Forks Library
Saturday, August 5, 10:30am, Port Angeles Library
Tuesday, August 15, 10:30am, Sequim Middle School

Kids Create Art

This summer kids can create art in a series of workshops for children. Each session will offer participants an opportunity to explore various artistic materials.

Workshops are recommended for ages 7-12

Thursday, July 6, 3pm, Forks Library Click Here to Register
Thursday, August 3, 3pm, Forks Library Click Here to Register

Paws to Read

Dogs make great listeners for readers of all ages! Share a story with a furry, four-legged friend from Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club.

Thursday, July 6, 3:30pm, Port Angeles Library
Friday, July 7, 3:30pm, Forks Library

summer reading kickoff
summer reading kickoff
Joshua Superstar
North Olympic Library System Electric Science
Joshua J. Superstar

You never know what will happen next in this exciting show, blending side-splitting comedy, nail-biting stunts, and, of course, loads of audience participation.

Friday, July 7, 10:30am, Sequim Library*
Friday, July 7, 2:30pm, Forks First Congregational Church
Friday, July 7, 6:30pm, Port Angeles Library

Build a Birdhouse

Build a home for the birds in these hands-on workshops conducted by Home Depot! The library staff will help by providing tips on attracting birds and information about the kinds of birds you might attract. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, July 11, 10:30am, Sequim Library*
Wednesday, July 12, 2pm, Forks Library
Thursday, July 20, 2pm, Port Angeles Library

Electrifying Science with OMSI

It’s amazing what common household electricity can do: levitate objects, set them ablaze, or even make them glow. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry presents science so electrifying it makes your hair stand on end!

Tuesday, July 18, 10:30am, Sequim Middle School
Tuesday, July 18, 2pm, Port Angeles Library
Wednesday, July 19, 2pm, Forks Library

Mo Phillips

Music built for kids and parents alike! Listen and dance to a fun blend of Americana, Soul, and Blues!

Tuesday, July 25, 10:30am, Sequim Library*

Make a Better World: Maker Fair

Learn new skills at this mini-maker-fair designed by and for young people ages 0-18!

Have a skill to share? Apply to be a presenter here.

Wednesday, July 26, 10:30am, Port Angeles Library

See Like a Designer, Think Like an Engineer

Explore a series of engineering challenges at this hands-on event for kids ages 3-13.

Wednesday, July 26, 2pm, Tillicum Park, Forks

summer reading kickoff
summer reading kickoff
Duoc Su Lion Dancers
Douc Su Lion Dance Team

Experience the culture of Vietnam through traditional dance and costume with the Duoc Su Lion Dance Team!

Monday, July 31, 1pm, Clallam Bay Library
Monday, July 31, 6pm, Port Angeles Library
Tuesday, August 1, 10:30am, Sequim Library*

Puppet Show

Teen volunteers will perform short plays for the whole family based on Aesop's Fables.

Thursday, August 3, 10:30am, Port Angeles Library

The Great American Eclipse

Discover the astronomy and history of solar eclipses, and learn how to safely view the “Great American Eclipse” no matter where you are, with NASA’s Ron Hobbs.

Monday, August 7, 6:30pm, Port Angeles Library

KidsQuest Children's Museum

Learn about local wildlife at this hands-on adventure. Explore skulls, scat, and real animal pelts!

Tuesday, August 8, 10:30am, Sequim Middle School

Community Sing-Along

Sing camp and traditional folk songs, led by teen volunteers. Fun for all ages!

Thursday, August 10, 6:30pm, Port Angeles Library

Port Angeles Community Players Children’s Theater

Port Angeles Community Players Children’s Theater presents their summer production, Big Bad. Perfect for the whole family!

Monday, August 14, 6:30pm, Port Angeles Library

North Olympic Library System Kids
William Shore Pool
Pool Party Celebration

Celebrate your summer reading accomplishments with a pool party!

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, August 19, 4-6pm
William Shore Memorial Pool, Port Angeles

Summer Movie Series at the Sequim Library

Free screenings of family-friendly films at the Sequim Library!

Chicken Little Friday, July 14, 2pm
Storks Friday, July 21, 2pm
Because of Winn-Dixie Friday, July 28, 2pm
Over the Hedge Friday, August 4, 2pm
Mars Needs Moms Friday, August 11, 2pm
Shaun the Sheep Friday, August 18, 2pm
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