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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.

Young Adult Videography Series

Videography Series

Videography Techniques from Start to Finish. Professional photographer and videographer C. Woodrow French will journey with participants from pre-visualization and storyboarding to editing and uploading to YouTube.

Sequim Branch Library.   Young Adults ages 12 – 18.   Free.

Friday,  February 20,  3:30pm — 5:30pm,  Pre-registration required.
Friday,  February 27,  3:30pm — 5:30pm,  Pre-registration required.
Friday,  March 6,  3:30pm — 5:30pm,  Pre-registration required.

Evening with an Author:
Patrick Carman

Patrick Carmen

Port Angeles Main Library, Thursday, March 19th, at 6:30pm

Are you interested in writing books for young adults? Meet young adult and children’s author Patrick Carman and hear about his new projects. Carman is the award-winning and bestselling author of popular novels The Land of Elyon, Pulse, Dark Eden, and Skeleton Creek. Come learn about Carman’s writing process, how he became published, and the importance of storytelling.

Books will be available for purchase at the event through
the Odyssey Bookshop.

All ages are welcome.

Pulse Skeleton Creek The Dark Hills Divide

High School PoetrySLAM

PoetrySLAM

Port Angeles Main Library, Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 pm

Here’s how it works:

High School Students may submit original poetry (written by the student) to be read or recited for judges. Original poetry will be judged on content prior to the contest. All poets must be able to read their poetry at the SLAM.

How to Enter:

Complete an official entry form and submit poetry to Susan McDonald at PAHS or Jennifer LuBecke at the Port Angeles Main Library.

Deadline:

April 3, 2015

Judges:

Michael Miller, Peninsula College Tidepools
Alice Derry, Poet

Prizes:

1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded for best original poetry. All prizes will be awarded at the discretion of contest judges. The winning poet will also be featured in the Poetry in the Park program in April.

1st Prize: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
2nd Prize: $50 gift certificate to local bookstores

Sixth-Grade Clallam County Poetry SLAM

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Port Angeles Main Library, Friday, April 17, 6:30 pm

Here’s how it works:

Clallam County sixth-graders are invited to submit original poetry or recite poetry and compete for prizes!

How to Enter:

Students may submit one entry in either or both of the following categories:

Original Poetry
Original poetry (written by the student) must be submitted in writing and read or recited for the judges. Original poetry will be judged on content.

Recitation/Performance
Recited poetry must be memorized and under five minutes in length. Recitation will be judged on dramatic performance.

Students can enter the PoetrySLAM by:
a) Competing in a classroom elimination round at their school; or
b) Contacting Jennifer Knight at or at 360.417.8500 x7733 for more information. Students interested in entering must fill out an official entry form and attach a copy of their original poetry or the poem they wish to recite.

Deadline for Entry:

Friday, April 3

Prizes:

First- and second-place prizes will be awarded in both the recitation and original poetry categories. One grand prize will be given to the “best in show.”

Grand Prize: Samsung Galaxy Tab4

1st Prize:iPod Shuffle
2nd Prize: $25 Bookstore Gift Certificates

Judges:

Jane Pryne, Port Angeles Friends of the Library
Julie Miller, Port Angeles Friends of the Library
Betty Gordon, NOLS Board Trustees

PoetrySLAM
Grades 7-8

middle school kids

Port Angeles Main Library, Monday, April 27, 6:30 pm

Here’s how it works:

Students in the seventh and eighth grade are eligible to submit original poetry (written by the student) to be read or recited for judges. Original poetry will be judged on content. All poets must be able to read their poetry at the SLAM.

How to Enter:

a) At a classroom elimination at a Port Angeles School;
or
b) Contact jknight@nols.org for more information. Students interested in entering must fill out form and submit along with original poetry or poem which you wish to recite/perform.

Deadline:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Prizes:

st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded for best original poetry. All prizes will be awarded at the discretion of contest judges. The winning poem will also be included in the Poetry in the Park program.

1st Prize: Samsung Galaxy 4 Tab
2nd Prize: $50 gift certificate to local bookstores

Judges:

Alan Turner, Port Book and News Bookstore
Catharine Copass, North Olympic Library System Board Member
Aimee Bradley, Port Angeles Friends of the Library Board Member