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Beloved Reading Train Returns to the Forks Branch Library


Saturday, December 27
All ages welcome

All aboard! The Forks Branch invites children of all ages to celebrate the return of the Forks Library reading train. Included in the fun will be a special train-themed storytime, activities, refreshments and free take-home books for children of all reading levels.

The reading train was purchased by The Friends of the Forks Library nearly 7 years ago using funds donated by community members. Since that time the little wooden train has been a favorite place for youngsters to sit and read and discover and learn.

Now, thanks to the financial support and generous volunteer efforts of Forks Elks Lodge #2524, the little train has a fresh coat of paint and several enhancements to inspire a new generation of beginning readers. NOLS extends its gratitude to Lodge #2524 and the national Elks organization for funding the train renovation and celebration; and looks forward to welcoming the little train back to the Forks Library station.

Family Flicks

First Saturday of the month at 2pm.
October through May.

Family entertainment, popcorn and fun movie trivia at an affordable price - free!

Mary Poppins

October 4
Mary Poppins

The Lego Movie

November 1
The Lego Movie

The Adventures of Milo and Otis

December 6
The Advientures of Milo and Otis

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

January 3
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The Incredible Journey

February 7
The Incredible Journey

Toy Story 3

March 7
Toy Story 3

Despicable Me 2

April 4
Despicable Me 2

Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar

May 2
Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar

Kids Create Art @ Sequim


Led by local artists, the Kids Create Art program series—recommended for ages 7 to 12—creates fun, hands-on opportunities for children to explore various artistic media and approaches All classes in the series are free, but preregistration
is required
and class sizes will be limited to 20 attendees.

Register online.
By phone: 360.683.1161
Or email:

October 18, 10am – 11:30am

Pumpkins & Perspectives
Demystify the puzzle of perspective with color, form, size and a landscape composition with tempera paint.
Artist: Carrie Rodlend

November 15, 10am – 11:30am

Squash, Food & Fun!
Appreciate the form and colors of the fall harvest using chalk and vivid tempera paint on black paper.
Artist: Carrie Rodlend

December 20, 10am – 11:30am

Your Superhero Comic in Black & White
See the magic of transforming a simple pencil drawing into a “quill” pen and ink masterpiece.
Artist: Melissa Klein

January 17, 10am – 11:30am

Your Superhero in Living Color
Learn how to create layers and light effects to make your drawing come to life in full color with “quill” pens and brushes.
Artist: Melissa Klein

The Harmonica Pocket

Dance and sing along with Port Townsend’s one and only The Harmonica Pocket. Expect songs, dance, hula hoops and fun from these zany, energetic musicians.

Sequim               Wednesday, January 14,     10:30am
Port Angeles       Wednesday, January 14,       6:30pm

These programs are generously supported by the Friends of Sequim Library and the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

Harmonica Pocket

Paws to Read

Paws to Read

Port Angeles, first Thursday of every month, September through April (except January), 3pm to 4pm.

Sequim, second Wednesday of every month, September through May, 3pm to 4pm.

Forks, Tuesday, December 16, January 20, February 17, 3:30pm.

Watch your child discover the joy of reading with a little help from some furry friends at the Port Angeles and Sequim libraries. Dogs and trainers from Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club will be inside the library listening to young readers of all ages.

Research shows that the more a child reads, the more their reading skills improve. Children are sometimes reluctant to read aloud because they feel unsure or self-conscious. Reading to a dog or other pet provides a non-judgmental audience and encourages children to read with confidence.

For more information about this and other programs for youth, send an email to Youth@nols.org, call Port Angeles at 360.417.8500 or Sequim at 360.683.1161, or visit www.nols.org.