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Celebrate El Día de los Niños (Children’s Day)

Celebrate El Día de los Niños (Children’s Day)

Saturday, April 29

10:30am,  Sequim Branch Library
1pm,  Forks Branch Library
2pm,  Port Angeles Main Library

Enjoy bilingual stories, music, crafts, and games in honor of el Día de los niños. Día de los niños (Children’s Day) is an annual celebration of books and language.
Children who attend the event will receive a free book to take home.

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

Caspar Babypants In Concert

Caspar Babypants In Concert

Don’t miss the one and only Caspar Babypants during his 2017 concert tour of the North Olympic Peninsula! Caspar will return to NOLS and other nearby locations on Tuesday, May 2, Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, at the following times and locations:

Tuesday, May 2
6:30pm  Port Angeles Main Library

Wednesday, May 3
10:30am  Sequim Boys and Girls Club (400 West Fir Street, Sequim)

Thursday, May 4
7pm  Neah Bay Elementary School (3560 Deer Street, Neah Bay)

Northwest musician Chris Ballew (of alternative band Presidents of the United States of America fame) is equally well-known as Caspar Babypants to his toddler, preschool and family fans. Grab your neighbors, friends, and friends’ neighbors! Put on your dancing shoes, and come sing along at these fun-filled musical events!

www.babypantsmusic.com

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Kids Create Art
Sequim Branch Library

Several kids sitting at tables drawing in the Sequim Library participating in Kids Create Art program

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.

Each session is free to attend, but with class sizes limited, 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.

10:30am to 12pm every third Saturday of the month
October through May

Class Schedule

DATE CLASS TITLE ARTIST REQUIRED

  • May 20
  • Air Dry Clay
    creations
  • Eva Kozun
Young girl holding up her clay art project. Young boy holding up her clay art project.

This program is generously supported by the
Friends of Sequim Library.

LEGO® Maker Program
Sequim Branch Library

Cut boy playing with lego blocks.

1pm-3pm
Saturday, May 20

Create, play, and tell a story during LEGO® Maker programs at the Sequim Branch Library from 1pm-3pm on Saturday, April 22, and Saturday, May 20.

Research shows that creative play is important in the development of reading and critical thinking skills. Libraries from around the country offer programs using LEGO® bricks to encourage young people and families to play and build together.

LEGO® Maker program participants will be encouraged to write a story about their creation, which will be photographed during the program. LEGO® bricks and creations will remain in the library at the conclusion of each program. All ages are welcome, though parents or caregivers are asked to accompany all children under 8 years-old. All materials will be provided.

The library’s LEGO® brick collection was built with the generous support of the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, the Friends of Sequim Library, the North Olympic Library Foundation, and the Girl Scout Troop of Western Washington.

Second Saturday Science
Sequim Branch Library

The Second Saturday Science series creates fun, hands-on opportunities for children to explore concepts related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Preregistration is required due to space limitations.

YES, IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE
Saturday, June 10

Second Saturday Science Rockets
The Museum of Flight will be presenting two rocketry programs for a Second Saturday Science program finale. A quick rocket history, rocket construction, and grand rocket launch!

10:30am – 11:30am   Water Rockets for ages 7-12

11:30am – 12:30pm   Alka Rockets for ages 5-6
(parent participation required)

Registration opens May 1!

Lego Club
Forks Branch Library

Close up of duplo blocks.

1st Wednesday of the month, 2-3pm
March 1, 2017 through June 7, 2017
For children ages 6-14. Free.

Create a Lego masterpiece based on a weekly theme or build something totally unique! The goal of Lego Club is to encourage children to use their imaginations while working as individuals and teams. Each week will present attendees with a new theme to help encourage and guide new projects. All materials will be provided, and the Lego creations will remain in the library after each session.

Paws to Read
Port Angeles Main Library

Olypic Gentle Paws therapy dog and child reading

Thursday, May 4, at 3:30pm

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.

Reading to a dog or other pet provides a non-judgmental audience and encourages reading with confidence in a supportive and fun atmosphere. Research shows that the more a child reads, the more their reading skills will improve. For nervous or self-conscious readers, reading to therapy dogs can be a helpful way to practice reading without feelings of intimidation or judgment.

For readers of any age and level, Olympic Gentle Paws therapy dogs are here to listen!

PAWS to Read
Sequim Branch Library

Sequim PAWS to Read

Second Wednesdays, 3-4pm
October 2016 — May 2017

Discover the joy of reading with a little help from some furry friends at the Sequim Branch Library! The PAWS to Read program will connect readers with Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy dogs beginning October 12 at 3pm. Dogs and their trainers will eagerly listen to readers of all ages from 3-4pm on the second Wednesday of every month, October through May.

Reading to a dog or other pet provides a non-judgmental audience and encourages reading with confidence in a supportive and fun atmosphere. Research shows that the more a child reads, the more their reading skills will improve. For nervous or self-conscious readers, reading to therapy dogs can be a helpful way to practice reading without feelings of intimidation or judgment.

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.

Saturday, April 29,   1pm to 2pm