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Eli Rosenblatt to perform during fall Art Blast!
Port Angeles Main Library

Art Blast! at the Port Angeles Main Library.

Musician Eli Rosenblatt and his five-piece band will perform a high-energy mix of salsa, swing, and samba at 7pm on Friday, October 9, during the Port Angeles Main Library’s quarterly Art Blast! Rosenblatt is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, producer, and composer based in Seattle, and often plays for kids and families. His music spans the globe, incorporating sounds from Cuba, Eastern Europe, Africa, and beyond. Rosenblatt’s performance will also help celebrate the reopening of the newly-renovated children’s area of the Port Angeles Main Library.

The opening reception for the fall Art in the Library exhibit will be held at 6:30pm, immediately preceding Eli Rosenblatt’s performance. This is a great time to meet the featured artists, view the art, and enjoy light refreshments. The fall Art in the Library exhibit will be on display at the Port Angeles Main Library from October 9 until January 8, 2016.

This free Art in the Library program is generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library. For more information about the program, contact Main Library Manager Noah Glaude at 360.417.8500, or at .

math and cubes.

Second Saturday Science

Sequim Branch Library

Led by former chemist and science educator Anne Olson, the Second Saturday Science series—recommended for ages 7 to 12—creates fun, hands-on opportunities for children to explore scientific concepts. All classes in the series are free and all materials will be provided, but preregistration is required; to register, visit the Sequim Branch Library events calendar, call the library at 360.683.1161, or send an email to .

About the Series

The October 10 (REGISTER) session, “Playing with Light,” will have flashlights and mirrors bouncing, bending, and bumping beams of light throughout the room. Attendees will also explore color by investigating the special properties of JELL-O.

On January 9 (REGISTER), attendees are invited to become scientists, artists, and detectives during an exploration of chromatography. Solve a mystery and create a work of art with pens, rubbing alcohol, eye droppers, and more!

“Density” is the topic of the March 12 (REGISTER) session. Why airplanes fly and boats float will be explored, with ample opportunities provided for hands-on practice and discovery.

Kids Create Art
Sequim Branch Library

Pretty blond girl painting.

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.
All classes will take place from 10am to 11:30am every third Saturday of the month, October through May.

Each session is free to attend, but with class sizes limited to 20 participants, preregistration is required. To register, visit the
Sequim Branch Library events calendar, call the library at 360.683.1161, or send an email to .
All materials will be provided.

  • October 17:
  • November 21:
  • December 19:
  • January 16, 2016
  • February 20:
  • March 19:
  • April 16:
  • May 21:
  • Pastels and Pumpkins
  • World Hello Day Peace Wall
  • Winter Solstice Sun and Shadows
  • Colors, Colors, Colors (Part I)
  • Colors, Colors, Colors (Part II)
  • Spring Equinox Landscapes
  • Printmaking
  • Collage
  • Artist: Carrie Rodlend
  • Artist: Eva Kozun
  • Artist: Carrie Rodlend
  • Artist: Melissa Klein
  • Artist: Melissa Klein
  • Artist: Carrie Rodlend
  • Artist: Dani LaBlond
  • Artist: Dani LaBlond

Second Annual Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Contest

Candy Corn Pumpkin

It's time for the 2nd annual pumpkin carving and decorating contest at the Clallam Bay Branch Library.
Beginning Wednesday, October 28th, decorators and carvers are invited to submit their creations during the library’s open hours until judging commences at 4pm on Saturday, October 31.

Contest rules

  • All entries must be received no later than 4pm on Saturday, October 31.
  • Prizes for Most Unusual and Most Intricate will be awarded in three age divisions: youth (12 and under), young adult (ages 13 to 17), and adult (18 and older).
  • Only real pumpkins, vegetables and fruit may be used. Artificial craft pumpkins are not eligible.

Family Flicks
Sequim Branch Library

2pm every first Saturday of the month
October 2015 through April 2016

Family Flicks provides family entertainment, popcorn, and fun movie trivia at an affordable price—free!


October 3

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

November 7
and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good,
Very Bad Day

Meet the Robinsons

December 5
Meet the Robinsons


January 2

Charlotte’s Web

February 6


March 5


April 2

Red Yarn Productions presents a musical puppetry event

Red Yarn playing guitar with his puppets

Folk singer and family performer Red Yarn weaves music, puppetry and American history into lively, charming shows for all ages.

Wednesday, November 18

Wednesday, November 18

Thursday, November 19




Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 West Fir Street, Sequim

Port Angeles Main Library

Forks Branch Library

See Red Yarn and his friends perform “Rattlesnake!” on YouTube.

These programs are generously supported by the Friends of Sequim Library, Port Angeles Friends of the Library, and Friends of the Forks Library, and in collaboration with the Sequim Boys & Girls Club.

Deep Woods Revival

PAWS to Read
Sequim Branch Library

Sequim PAWS to Read

Watch your child discover the joy of reading with a little help from some furry friends at the Sequim Branch Library. Dogs from Olympic Gentle Paws will be inside the library listening to readers of all ages on the following days:

Second Wednesday of every month
October 2015 through May 2016
3pm to 4pm

Please note there will be no program on Wednesday, November 11.

Paws to Read
Forks Branch Library

Paws to Read

Practice your reading skills with Tally the therapy dog! Children can build their reading skills and find encouragement and reading success by reading aloud to dogs that are trained to listen and be attentive. Tally and her trainer are members of the Olympic Gentle Paws.

Wednesday, October 28,   3:30pm to 4:30pm

Thursday, November 19,   11:30am to 12:30pm