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Hour of Code!
Forks Branch Libraray

Hour of Code!

Participate in an Hour of Code at the Forks Branch Library!
Wednesday,  April 5,  4-5pm.

The Forks Branch Library will host an Hour of Code on Wednesday, April 5, from 4pm to 5pm.
Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn programming basics. Each participant will use a laptop to access a variety of fun, self-guided tutorials provided by Code.org.

More About Coding
Computer coding is a valuable skill because it is a universal language. People who know how to code will be able to communicate across countries and cultures, and solve problems more efficiently in the future. Learning programming at a young age helps children solve everyday problems and set up for a lifetime of opportunities. Hour of Code is the first step for anyone to learn that computer science is fun and accessible at all ages!

This event is recommended for ages 4 and up; even pre-readers can participate! All learning levels are welcome. Laptops will be provided.

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This program is made possible by a grant from the Washington State Library. For more information about this program email .

Clallam County PoetrySLAM

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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 .

Lego Club
Forks Branch Library

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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.