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Teacher kits are available for checkout.
Each kit contains an assortment of books and materials supporting specific curriculum topics such as "The Human Body", "Wordless Picture Books", and more. Kits also contain an insert sheet containing lesson and activity ideas, web links to standards-based instructional support, and much more. Look for links in the dashboard on the left.
Friday, September 23
10:30am, Forks Branch Library
Tuesday, September 27
2pm, Clallam Bay Branch Library
5:30pm, Makah Tribal Head Start (80 Ba’adah Village Loop Road, Neah Bay)
The West End library branches, in partnership with First Step Family Support Center, will present three free clothing exchanges and storytimes for children and their parents or caregivers. Each program will feature fun songs, rhymes, and stories, as well as a free clothing exchange. This is a perfect opportunity to swap your gently-worn children’s clothing for larger sizes—because clothes don’t grow, but kids do. Clothing has been generously provided by First Step Family Support Center.
Family Flicks provides free family entertainment, popcorn, and fun movie trivia!
2pm every first Saturday of the month
October through April
October 1: The Incredibles
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, is forced into action to save the world.
November 5: The Good Dinosaur
In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
December 3: Norm of the North
When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland.
January 7: Ratatouille
A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous Parisian restaurant.
February 4: The Secret Life of Pets
The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.
March 4: Wall-E
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
April 1: Zootopia
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
Battle of the Books is a year-long collaborative project between NOLS and schools from around Clallam County, including home-school families based in Port Angeles. Between October and February, Library staff will visit fourth-grade classrooms to discuss each book, and facilitate discussions for home-schooled fourth-graders (ages 9-10) at the library. All participating students will receive free copies of the books read throughout the year and a t-shirt featuring original student artwork.
Homeschool students must pre-register to participate; to register, visit the Youth Services Department of the Port Angeles Main Library, call 360.417.8500 ext. 7705, or send an email to .
This year, participating fourth-graders will read the following titles for Battle of the Books:
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
Home-school student discussion: Monday, October 10, 1:15-2:15pm, Port Angeles Main Library
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor
Home-school student discussion: Monday, November 14, 1:15-2:15pm, Port Angeles Main Library
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Home-school student discussion: Monday, December 12, 1:15-2:15pm, Port Angeles Main Library
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Home-school student discussion: Monday, January 9, 1:15-2:15pm, Port Angeles Main Library
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Home-school student discussion: Monday, February 13, 1:15-2:15pm, Port Angeles Main Library
As a culmination to the program, teams of students from each school will compete for a trophy at 6:30pm on Friday, March 24 at the
Port Angeles Main Library. For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at the Port Angeles Main Library at 360.417.8500 ext. 7705, or send an email to .
The Battle of the Books program is made possible through generous support from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, the Friends of Sequim Library, and the Friends of the Forks Library.
October 5, 2016 through April 26, 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.
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.
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.
Friday, September 30, 11am to 12pm
Wednesday, October 26, 2pm to 3pm
Friday, November 18, 11am to 12pm
Wednesday, December 7, 2pm to 3pm