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Microsoft IT Academy

Do you want to improve your job skills or learn basic or advanced computer skills? The Microsoft IT Academy is over 400 free online courses and resources now available through the North Olympic Library System and other libraries throughout the state of Washington.

To register for the IT Academy and begin exploring the hundreds of courses available, click here for instructions on logging into the IT Academy. If you are accessing the IT Academy from a location other than a NOLS branch, you will be required to log in to your library account first.

An Afternoon with an Author: Meet Suzanne Selfors

Suzanne Selfors

Bainbridge author Suzanne Selfors visits the Port Angeles Main Library at 3pm on Wednesday, October 22 to discuss her latest projects, how she became an author, and offer tips about writing for young people. Selfors is the author of The Sasquatch Escape, Smells Like Dog, and Saving Juliet. All ages are welcome to attend. Books will be available for purchase from Odyssey Bookshop after the event.

This program is generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

The Sasquatch Escape book jacket Smells Like Dog book jacket Saving Juliet book jacket

Snap! Photography
for Young Adults ages 12-18

Learn how to take more effective photographs from talented local photographer Sonja Younger, owner of f/8 photography. Each class will consist of a discussion of photography with an opportunity for students to share their own work and get feedback. The emphasis will be on how to "see" artistically using any camera – phone, point–and–shoot, DSLR, etc. BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera) if you have one, although cameras are not required. Pre–registration is encouraged; participants may attend one or all sessions.

Elements of Composition:
Simple tips that will make ordinary photos extraordinary

Elements of Composition

Port Angeles Main Library,  Wednesday, October 15,  4pm – 5:30pm   REGISTER
Sequim Branch Library,  Monday, November 3,  4pm – 5:30pm   REGISTER

Portraiture:
How to make people pictures more powerful

Portraiture

Port Angeles Main Library,  Wednesday, October 22,  4pm – 5:30pm   REGISTER
Sequim Branch Library,  Monday, November 10,  4pm – 5:30pm   REGISTER

Creative Focusing Techniques:
New ways to use focus as a creative tool

Creative Focusing Techniques

Port Angeles Main Library,  Wednesday, October 29,  4pm – 5:30pm   REGISTER
Sequim Branch Library,  Monday, November 17,  4pm – 5:30pm   REGISTER

Photos by Sonja Younger f/8 Photography

Evening with an Author:
April Henry,
master of suspense

Photo of April Henry

Port Angeles Main Library, Wednesday, October 29, 6:30pm

Just in time for Halloween, young adult suspense author April Henry will visit the Port Angeles Main Library to discuss her work and upcoming projects. Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of popular suspense novels Girl Stolen, The Night She Disappeared,
The Body in the Woods, and The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die. Come learn about Henry’s writing process, how she became published, the importance of research in her work, and her partnership with author Lis Wiehl. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Odyssey Bookshop.
All ages are welcome and preregistration is not required.

This program is generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

Girl Stolen book jacket The Night She Disappeared book jacket The Body in the Woods book jacket The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die book jacket

West End Pumpkin Carving Contests

jack-o-lantern

The Forks and Clallam Bay branches will each host an all-ages pumpkin contest beginning Monday, October 27. Carvers can submit their creations during opening hours at either library until judging begins at 4pm on Thursday, October 30.

Rules:
  1. All entries must be received no later than 4pm on Thursday, October 30.
  2. Each branch will award prizes for Most Unusual and Most Intricate in three age divisions: youth (12 and under), young adult (ages 13 to 17), and adult (18 and older).
  3. Only real pumpkins and other real vegetables or fruits may be used. Artificial craft pumpkins are not eligible.

Looking for inspiration? Visit the library to find stories and books filled with ideas for creative carving and food sculpture.

Snap! Photography
for Young Adults ages 12-18

Forks Branch Library, Thursdays, 3:30pm - 5pm

Learn how to take more effective photographs from talented photographer Valerie Henschel, owner of Step Ahead Photo. Each class will consist of a discussion of photography with an opportunity for students to share their own work and get feedback and/or share their work. The emphasis will be how to "see" artistically using any camera - phone, point-and-shoot, DSLR, etc. BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera) if you have one, although cameras are not necessary for the class.
Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required; participants may come to one or all of the sessions.

Elements of Composition Portraiture Creative Focusing Techniques

Elements of Composition:
Simple tips that will make ordinary photos extraordinary
November 6
3:30pm –5pm

Portraiture:
How to make people pictures more powerful
November 13
3:30pm –5pm

Creative Focusing Techniques:
New ways to use focus as a creative tool
November 20
3:30pm –5pm