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Third Annual Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Contest
Clallam Bay Branch Library

Carved pumpkin with owl & moon motif.

This October the Clallam Bay Branch Library will host its third annual all-ages pumpkin decorating and carving contest beginning at 11am on Wednesday, October 26th. Decorators and carvers are invited to submit their completed creations during the library’s opening hours until judging commences at 2pm on Friday, October 28.

Contest rules
Entries will be accepted at the library beginning October 26, and must be received no later than 2pm on Friday, October 28. Prizes for Best in Show will be awarded in four age divisions: youth (6 and under); kids (7-12); young adult (ages 13-17); and adult (18 and older). Only real pumpkins, vegetables and fruit may be used. Artificial craft pumpkins are not eligible.

For more information, contact the Library at 360.963.2414, or send an email to .

Teen Costume Party & Lock-In!

Teen Lock In!

Friday, October 28, 6-8pm
Port Angeles Main Library

Explore the library after it closes in a costume party designed just for young adults ages 12-18. The night’s activities will include karaoke, crafts, snacks, video gaming, and more. Come dressed in costume to be eligible for a prize! Don a flashy superhero cape or dress like a character from your favorite book… be creative and share your amazing creations at the Teen Lock-In!

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.

Clallam County Reads:
Digital Scavenger Hunt

Clallam County Reads logo

October 1-29,  all branches
For teens ages 12-18

Put your research skills to the test while hunting for information related to The Boys in the Boat. Completed scavenger game sheets will be entered in a drawing for $50 in gift card prizes to local businesses.
To get started, pick up a game sheet at your library, or download one here.
Completed entries are due at your branch library no later than 5pm on Saturday, October 29.

The Boys in the Boat book jacket

Clallam County Reads
Clallam County Reads is a book club for the entire county. Throughout October, NOLS—in collaboration with community partners around the Olympic Peninsula—will offer a series of free, educational, and community-building events and programs related to the themes explored in the book club’s official selection, The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown.

To participate in the book club, simply stop by your library to pick up your free copy of The Boys in the Boat and its accompanying reader’s guide. Copies are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are yours to keep. For a complete schedule of upcoming Clallam County Reads programs and events, visit the Events page, send an email to , or stop by your nearby library.

Lego Club
Forks Branch Library

Close up of duplo blocks.

Wednesdays, 2—3pm
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.