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Book Party & Lock-In!
Port Angeles Main Library

After-Hours Book Party & Lock-In!

Friday, March 10, 6-8pm

Explore the library after it closes in a party designed just for young adults ages 12-18. Explore new book titles during the Book Tasting! The night’s activities will also include book related crafts, a book swap, trivia, and more.

For more information about this and other upcoming programs for youth, contact the Port Angeles Main Library at 360.417.8500 ext. 7705, or send an email to .

Funding for this program has been generously provided by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

Silk Scarf Dyeing
Forks Branch Library

Girl dyeing scarf.

Saturday,  March 11,  1pm

Join local fiber artist Jessica Mishler as she demonstrates how to create hand-dyed silk scarves. This free workshop is a wonderful opportunity to learn about silk-dyeing techniques, create a beautiful scarf, and have a lot of fun.

All materials will be provided, and Mishler will be on-hand to offer creative tips and inspiration. Recommended for ages 10-18. For additional information, call the Forks Branch Library at 360.374.6402 or send an email to .

Clallam County PoetrySLAM

Black and White drawing of pen and ink.

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the
2017 Clallam County PoetrySLAM, featuring local sixth grade poets.

Thursday, April 20, 6:30pm,  Port Angeles Main Library

Here’s how it works:
Clallam County students in sixth grade are invited to submit original works of poetry (written by the student) to be read or recited for the judging panel. Original poetry will be judged on content.

Students in sixth grade may also choose to recite a previously published poem from memory. Recited poems must be under 30 lines in length. The recital will be judged for quality of dramatic performance.

All poets must be able to read or recite their poetry at the PoetrySLAM on Thursday, April 20 at the Port Angeles Main Library.

How to Enter:

  1. Students may enter by participating in a classroom elimination round held at their school. For homeschooled students, or those whose classroom is not conducting elimination rounds, entry can be arranged by contacting NOLS Youth Services Library Jennifer Knight at .
  2. All students interested in participating must fill out an official entry form, and attach a copy of the poem they wish to read or recite.
    -6th Grade Entry Form

Entry forms must be received by the library or your teacher no later than 5pm on April 1, 2017.

6th Grade Prizes:
First and second place prizes will be awarded in the original poetry category. One “best in show” grand prize will also be awarded. Recitation prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the SLAM judges.

—6th Grade Grand Prize: Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet
—1st Place: Bookstore gift certificate
—2nd Place: Bookstore gift certificate
—Recitation prizes will be gift certificates to local bookstores.

For more information, contact NOLS Youth Services Librarian Jennifer Knight by calling 360.417.8500 ext. 7705, or sending an email to .

Flatverse Coding Camp

Colorful code on a computer screen

Have you ever wanted to try designing your own computer video game? Give it a shot this February and March at the Port Angeles and Sequim Branch libraries! Flatverse Coding Camps will offer participants of all ages weekly opportunities to experiment with an interactive programming environment from Microsoft Research.

This free camp is for all ages and consists of
four consecutive weekly two-hour sessions.

Laptops will be provided, and registration is required.

Port Angeles Main Library camps:
Thursdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm

  • Registration closed
  • February 2
  • February 9
  • February 18
  • February 23

Sequim Branch Library camps:
Fridays, 4pm – 6pm

This program is made possible by a grant from the
Washington State Library.

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.