2pm every first Saturday
October through April
Family Flicks provides free family entertainment, popcorn, and fun movie trivia!
October 7: Adventures of Tintin
If you want an action–filled adventure with lots of airplanes, machine guns, and even swordfights, this is one you must see!
November 4: Finding Dory
With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find her parents.
December 2: The BFG
Based on the book by Roald Dahl with the same title, ten-year old Sophie joins forces with the 24-foot BFG to stop the man-eating giants.
January 6: The Lego Batman Movie
A celebration of everything Batman, the movie was designed to make numerous references to previous Batman movies, cartoons and comics. A must-see film for fans!
February 3: Cars 3
With a new generation of blazing-fast cars, Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves.
March 3: Despicable Me 3
After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis.
April 7: Sing
A cheerfully entertaining film with a warm-hearted storyline about an attempt to save a theater with a singing competition that becomes a life-changing event for its finalists.
Battle of the Books is a year-long collaborative project between NOLS and schools from around Clallam County, including homeschooled students. Between October and February, library staff will visit fourth-grade classrooms to discuss each book, and facilitate discussions for homeschooled fourth graders (ages 9-10) at the Port Angeles Main Library. All participating students will receive free copies of the books read throughout the year and a t-shirt featuring original student artwork.
This year, participating fourth graders will read the following titles for Battle of the Books:
Semifinal trivia competitions will be held at the schools in March to determine which teams will represent their school in the final competition.
As a culmination to the program, teams of students from each school will compete for a trophy in the Final Competition at 6:30pm on Friday, March 16 at the Port Angeles Main Library. Students must arrive by 6:10pm to participate or substitutes will be used.
Information for Homeschooled Students
Homeschooled students must pre-register by October 24 to participate. They can register by visiting the Youth Services Department of the Port Angeles Main Library, calling 360.417.8500 ext. 7705, or sending an email to .
Book discussions for homeschooled students will be held on Tuesdays at the Port Angeles Main Library from 1:15pm-2:15pm on the following dates:
A semifinal trivia competition for homeschooled students will be held on March 13 at 1:15pm at the Port Angeles Main Library.
For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at the Port Angeles Main Library at 360.417.8500 x7705, 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.
Second Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
October 2017 — May 2018
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 10 at 3:30pm. Dogs and their trainers will eagerly listen to readers of all ages from 3:30-4:30pm on the second Tuesday 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 22, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, October 13, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, October 20, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, October 27, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, November 10, 11am to 12pm