News Releases

News Releases2018-09-21T14:34:37+00:00

Check here for announcements about upcoming programs and events, news about changes at the Library, new services and programs and an archive of NOLS news.

19Sep, 2018

Port Angeles Main Library to be without water September 24

Due to a City of Port Angeles Public Works & Utilities project on Whidbey Avenue, the Port Angeles Main Library will be without water on Monday, September 24. During this time, public restrooms will not be available and sinks and water fountains in the building will not work. The Library will remain open normal hours and all other services will remain available.

19Sep, 2018

Artist Trading Card Swap

Create a small piece of art to be traded with other book lovers at Artist Trading Card events at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS)! Get creating at the Port Angeles Main Library on Tuesday, October 2 from 5:30-7:30pm, or the Sequim Branch Library on Wednesday, October 3 from 5:30-7:30pm.

10Sep, 2018

Dino Dig at the Clallam Bay Branch Library

The Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host Dino Dig with the Burke Museum on Thursday, September 20 from 12-2pm. Children will take a journey through geologic time as they examine real fossils, rocks, and minerals, as well as cast replicas of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals and plants.

07Sep, 2018

Storytimes at the North Olympic Library System

Storytimes at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) begin again in September! Storytimes at NOLS introduce children to reading in fun and engaging ways, and provide parents and caregivers with ideas on ways to help bolster early literacy development.

06Sep, 2018

Intro to Financial Planning

Financial Advisor Ray Chirayath will present an introduction to financial planning at 6pm on Monday, September 17 at the Sequim Branch Library and on Monday, September 24 at the Port Angeles Main Library.

05Sep, 2018

Read & Eat Gatherings

Do you love browsing cookbooks? Would you like a reason to learn to cook or try something new? Try out the new Read and Eat Gathering on the third Saturday of every month at the Forks Branch Library at 1pm and the third Monday of every month at the Clallam Bay Branch Library at 6:30pm.

05Sep, 2018

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a year-long collaborative project between NOLS and schools from around Clallam County, including homeschooled students. From October through February, Library staff will hold book discussions at fourth-grade classrooms, as well as facilitate a homeschooled group.

28Aug, 2018

Storytime at the Farmers Market

NOLS is hitting the road to offer a special storytime at the Port Angeles Farmers Market on Saturday, September 8 at 10:30am. September is Food Literacy month in Washington, so bring the child in your life to the market to enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes, and learn about where food comes from.

28Aug, 2018

Conflict Resolution presented by Laura O’Neal

Are you the “go-to” person friends and family turn to? Do you wish you had more skill to communicate with coworkers or customers? Do you manage others, work with the public, teach, or train others? Conflict is normal and unavoidable, but can be managed effectively in a healthy way with the right tools.

08Aug, 2018

NOLS Pool Party

Make a splash and celebrate your reading accomplishments at the annual Summer Reading Program Pool Party! The party will take place on Saturday, August 18 from 3-5pm at the Sequim YMCA pool, 610 N. Fifth Avenue. This free event is open to all Summer Reading Program participants and their families.

07Aug, 2018

Rock & Bowl at Sunset Lanes

Rock and Roll with the library! Celebrate the end of the NOLS’ Summer Reading Program at Sunset Lanes in Forks with free family bowling! Visit Sunset Lanes on Saturday, August 18 from 3-5pm and show your library card for free lane and shoe rentals.

31Jul, 2018

Rock and Bowl with the Library!

Rock and Roll with the library! Celebrate the end of the NOLS’ Summer Reading Program at Laurel Lanes Family Bowling Center in Port Angeles on Friday, August 10, from 6-8pm with free family bowling!

30Jul, 2018

Favorite Stories Puppet Show

See your favorite stories brought to life through the magic of puppetry in a show written and performed by Teen Volunteers! Favorite Stories Puppet Show will be performed at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) on Friday, August 3 at 10:30am.

20Jul, 2018

Win a tablet from NOLS and the Lefties

NOLS will be at the Port Angeles Lefties game on Monday, July 23! Show your NOLS library card when entering the game for a chance to win one of two Samsung tablets. Don’t have a card? Library staff will be available to sign people up for library cards or the Summer Reading Challenge.

20Jul, 2018

Rockhounding Around the Olympics

In keeping with the 2018 Summer Reading Program theme, Libraries Rock!, Garret Romaine will present Rockhounding Around the Olympics at all North Olympic Library System (NOLS) locations.

19Jul, 2018

Princess Storytime at the Sequim Branch Library

As part of the North Olympic Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program, Sequim Irrigation Festival Royalty will be presenting a special Princess Storytime at 10:30am on Thursday, August 2, at the Sequim Branch Library outdoor stage. Royal attire is encouraged for this special storytime featuring songs, stories, and games!

18Jul, 2018

Science of Sound

Ever wondered how music travels? Or what creates resonance? Kids can explore the Science of Sound with experiments and hands-on activities set up by Teen Volunteers at the Port Angeles Main Library Monday, July 30, from 10:30-12:30pm.

17Jul, 2018

Gansango Music and Dance to visit NOLS

Gansango Music and Dance will visit the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) on Tuesday, July 31. Watch the stunning talents of a multicultural group of dancers and musicians come alive in traditional contemporary dance from West Africa.

17Jul, 2018

Musical Instruments to checkout at NOLS

Have you always wanted to learn how to play guitar like Eric Clapton, violin like Lindsey Stirling, or the ukulele like Eddie Vedder? Have you been nervous to put a lot of money into the instrument for you or a child before trying one out?

12Jul, 2018

The Hands on Children’s Museum visits NOLS

The Hands On Children’s Museum (HOCM) will visit the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) on Tuesday, July 24. The HOCM will be at the Sequim Middle School Gym (301 West Hendrickson Road) from 10:30am-12:30pm, and the Forks Branch Library from 4-5:30pm.

09Jul, 2018

Feminism and Pop Culture

Amy Peloff, a speaker from the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, will present Feminism and Pop Culture, a discussion of what feminism means at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).

09Jul, 2018

Red Yarn tours NOLS

Join Red Yarn and his barnyard critters for a frolicking good time! Red Yarn and friends will tour all four North Olympic Library System locations as part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

06Jul, 2018

Pajama Storytime at the Port Angeles Main Library

Spend your Saturday morning at the library singing, reading, talking, playing and writing at special Pajama Storytimes! Pajama Storytime will take place at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library Stem (NOLS) on Saturday, July 14 and Saturday, August 11 at 10:30am.

06Jul, 2018

Disability Voter Registration Week

National Disability Voter Registration Week is July 16 – 20. The American Association of People with Disabilities and EveryLibrary are bringing the REV UP Campaign to libraries across the country including the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).

05Jul, 2018

Build a Planter Box with the Home Depot

Build your own planter box with Home Depot during the Library’s Summer Reading Program! Construction will take place at the Port Angeles Main Library on Monday, July 16 at 2pm, and Tuesday, July 17 at 10:30am at the Sequim Branch Library.

03Jul, 2018

Rock and Gem Show

Rock out with the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) and Sequim Rocks of the Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association. The drop-in program will offer fun, educational activities for rock hounds, hobbyists, and aspiring geologist of all ages from 10am – 12pm at the Sequim Branch Library, and 1:30pm – 3:30pm at the Port Angeles Main Library on Saturday, July 14.

02Jul, 2018

Joy in Mudville at the Port Angeles Main Library

Joy in Mudville is ready to rock the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) on Friday, July 13 at 6pm. Whether an original tune, a driving barn-burner, roots-rock, or one of many Grateful Dead covers, Joy in Mudville will make you “wanna bust out those dancin' shoes”!

02Jul, 2018

Tidepool Exploration in Clallam Bay

Calling all junior scientists! Explore tidepools with staff from Feiro Marine Life Center and the North Olympic Library System! On Monday, July 16 at 9:30am, meet at Slip Point Lighthouse at the end of Frontier Street in Clallam Bay to explore the low tide!

02Jul, 2018

Summer Science at the Sequim Branch Library

Summer Science at the Sequim Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be held from 10:30am-12pm on Friday July 13, Friday July 27, and Friday August 10. Teen Volunteers will spark kids’ imaginations with fun science experiments that give them an opportunity to explore scientific concepts.

29Jun, 2018

BLOCK Fest™ at NOLS

Parenting Matters Foundation and the First Teacher Program will bring back the popular BLOCK Fest™ program to all North Olympic Library System locations this summer. The building fun will begin at the Sequim Middle School Gym, located at 301 West Hendrickson Road, on Tuesday, July 10 at 10:30am.

28Jun, 2018

Storytime on the Road in Port Angeles

As part of the North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program, the Port Angeles Main Library is hitting the road during the month of July for a one-of-a-kind storytime series. Catch a special roving storytime on Fridays in July at 10:30am at a different location each week.

27Jun, 2018

Canote Brothers Ukulele Workshop & Concert

Get ready to tap your feet to the rhythm and music of the nationally acclaimed Canote Brothers! The Canote Brothers will visit the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), on Tuesday, July 10 to give a ukulele workshop at 2pm and perform an all-ages concert at 6:30pm.

27Jun, 2018

Puppet Building Workshop with Andy Ferguson

Join family performer & teaching artist Andy Furgeson of Red Yarn for a special puppet-building workshop. Build a puppet on Tuesday, July 17, 4:30pm at the Forks Branch Library. Puppet creating continues on Wednesday, July 18, 4pm at the Port Angeles Main Library. The final workshop will be on Thursday, July 19, 1pm at the Sequim Branch Library.

26Jun, 2018

Harmonica Pocket Sing-A-Ling

Join friends and family for an outdoor Sing-A-Ling led by Harmonica Pocket! Part storytime, part sing-along, and fully loaded with laughs, the select songs and rhyming stories in this show combine movement, picture books, uplifting acoustic music and an engaging, highly-interactive banter between audience and musicians.

22Jun, 2018

Donuts & Books for Teens

Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to grab a donut and talk about books! Donuts & Books will be held at the Port Angeles Main Library on Monday, July 2 at 11am, and again on Monday, August 6 at 11am.

21Jun, 2018

Musical Instrument Making

Young people ages 3-12 are welcome to create their own homemade, low-tech instruments at stations set up by the Library’s Teen Summer Volunteers and the Washington State Extension Office at the Port Angeles Main Library Friday, June 29. Stop by anytime from 10:30am to12:30pm.

21Jun, 2018

Rock the Library Music Trivia

Rock the library at music-themed trivia nights at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS)! The Port Angeles Main Library will host a Retro Pop (80s & 90s) themed trivia contest on Friday, June 29 at 6:30pm, and the Sequim Branch Library will offer a Motown & Vintage Pop night on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30pm.

19Jun, 2018

Storytime on the Road

The Library is hitting the road during the annual Summer Reading Program with a special roving storytime series in Sequim. Listen, talk, sing, read, write, and play all around the town this summer!

18Jun, 2018

Books & Libations at Camaraderie Cellars

As part of the North Olympic Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program, encouraging reading for all ages, Books and Libations will be held at Camaraderie Cellars in Port Angeles on Thursday, July 12, at 6pm.

15Jun, 2018

Jeff Evans Presents Reading Magic

As part of the North Olympic Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program, Jeff Evans will be performing Reading Magic at all four North Olympic Library System locations.

15Jun, 2018

Escape Snape: Harry Potter Escape Room Challenge

Escape from Professor Snape during the North Olympic Library System’s Harry Potter Escape Room Challenge. The first challenge will be held at the Forks Branch Library on Friday, June 22 at 6pm. There will be two opportunities to take part in challenges at Port Angeles Main Library on Friday, July 6 at 6pm and 7pm. The final escape room will be held at the Sequim Branch Library on Friday, August 3 at 4pm. This event is for teens headed into grades 7-12.

13Jun, 2018

Burke Museum Backyard Scientist Backpacks

Through September 2018, you can check out a backpack geared towards preschoolers to encourage exploration of the natural world. Designed by the Burke Museum, each Backyard Scientist kit contains a magnifying lens, specimen viewer, collection boxes, bug net, binoculars, ideas for nature walk activities, a book, a feather, rock, shell, and an insect.

29May, 2018

Teen Volunteers Needed at Library

The North Olympic Library System is in search of teens to spend part of their summer break volunteering at the Library - having fun, earning service learning hours, and meeting new people!

15May, 2018

Yoga Storytime at the Sequim Branch Library

Yoga Storytime is a full body experience that builds early literacy skills and healthy bodies at the same time! This interactive storytime will feature stories, songs, yoga poses, and breathing exercises for children and their caregivers.

03May, 2018

Love.Talk.Play Grocery Scavenger Hunt

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is partnering with the Olympic-Kitsap Peninsulas Early Learning Coalition, the Safeway in downtown Port Angeles, Sunny Farms in Sequim, and Forks Outfitters to create a grocery store scavenger hunt that turns an ordinary shopping trip into an interactive learning experience for parents, caregivers, and young children.

02May, 2018

Endangered Species Day Storytime

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is partnering with Olympic National Park for Endangered Species Day Storytime, which will feature a puppet show, stories, songs, and crafts that focus on biodiversity. This special storytime is geared towards children ages 3-5 years and will be held at 10:30am on Friday, May 18 at the Port Angeles Main Library.

01May, 2018

REthink! Fair

The first annual REthink! Fair will explore ways that organizations and the community can make a difference through REducing, REfusing, REusing, REcycling and ultimately REthinking. Visit the Port Angeles Main Library between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, May 12, to learn about new ways to conserve resources.

27Apr, 2018

6th Grade Poetry SLAM Recap

The 2018 Clallam County PoetrySLAM for young poets and thespians in the sixth grade took place on Thursday, April 26, at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Students competed by reading an original work or reciting a published poem.

25Apr, 2018

Birding Without Borders at NOLS

Noah Strycker, author, photographer, and adventurer, will present Birding Without Borders at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Strycker will talk about his recent epic quest to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single year.

18Apr, 2018

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Join the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) in celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day! Visit any NOLS location on Thursday, April 26, to take part in Poem in Your Pocket Day, part of National Poetry Month.

17Apr, 2018

NOLS Celebrates Día de los Niños (Children’s Day)

On Monday, April 30, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will join hundreds of libraries across the nation in celebration of El día de los Niños (Children's Day). The Port Angeles Main Library and Forks Branch Library will celebrate this holiday with special events.

17Apr, 2018

En Canto to perform at Port Angeles Main Library’s Art Blast!

The Port Angeles Main Library will celebrate a new Art in the Library exhibit on Friday, April 27, with their quarterly Art Blast! event. The vibrant, Seattle-based septet, En Canto will begin performing at 7pm, bringing their lively, danceable rhythms and exotic melodies into the heart of the library.

10Apr, 2018

Social Security Presentation at the Port Angeles and Sequim Libraries

The North Olympic Library System will be offering free educational presentations about Social Security benefits and programs. Representatives from the Social Security Administration office will present at the Port Angels Main Library at 12pm on Tuesday, April 24, and at the Sequim Branch Library at 2:30pm on Thursday, April 26.

09Apr, 2018

Documentary Nights! at the Sequim Branch Library features Resilience

Join your friends and neighbors for eye-opening journeys and inspired stories from some of today’s most innovative and gifted filmmakers at the Documentary Nights! film series. As part of the Documentary Nights! film series, a free screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope will be shown at 6pm on Tuesday, April 24 at the Sequim Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).

20Apr, 2018

Sync Audiobook Program

The North Olympic Library System is partnering with Sync this summer to provide free audiobook downloads. Sync is a free audiobook program for ages 13 and older. Beginning April 26, Sync will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.

21Mar, 2018

Final Battle of the Books Competition

The Port Angeles Home School Team, “The Bookworms”, were victorious in the county-wide Final Battle of the Books Competition on Friday, March 16. Josey Ray Cooley, Oliver Rather, Kayana Vass, Tes Karjalainen, and Isaac Rutledge were on the victorious team.

21Mar, 2018

CreativiTea: Container Gardens

Enjoy hot tea, creative inspiration, and good company at CreativiTea. Get your hands dirty and let your creative mind bloom while designing & planting your very own container garden with the North Olympic Library System and WSU Extension.

20Mar, 2018

Final Battle of the Books Competition

The Port Angeles Home School Team, “The Bookworms”, were victorious in the county-wide Final Battle of the Books Competition on Friday, March 16. Josey Ray Cooley, Oliver Rather, Kayana Vass, Tes Karjalainen, and Isaac Rutledge were on the victorious team.

05Mar, 2018

Gardening on the West End

Start planning your spring garden! The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host two Gardening on the West End events with local gardener Karolyn Burdick.

05Mar, 2018

6th Grade Poetry SLAM

The 2018 Clallam County PoetrySLAM for young poets and thespians in the sixth grade will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 26, at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Students will compete by reading an original work or reciting a published poem.

02Mar, 2018

Final Battle of the Books Competition

See the joy of reading come alive as fourth graders from twelve Clallam County Schools and a homeschool team participate in a trivia style competition. Battle of the Books is a year-long collaborative project between NOLS and eleven schools from around Clallam County.

16Feb, 2018

NOLS now offering free access to Lynda.com

NOLS is pleased to announce it recently added Lynda.com to its list of free online resources, providing library cardholders with free access to thousands of online learning opportunities that would normally cost $20-$30 per month to access. Lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of more than 6,000 courses with more than 130,000 instructional videos.

14Feb, 2018

Documentary Nights! at the Sequim Branch Library features “Vegas Baby”

Join your friends and neighbors for eye-opening journeys and inspired stories from some of today’s most innovative and gifted filmmakers at the Documentary Nights! film series. As part of the Documentary Nights! film series, a free screening of a Morgan Spurlock production, “Vegas Baby,” will be shown at 6pm on Tuesday, February 27, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).

13Feb, 2018

NOLS to offer Study Sessions featuring Lynda.com and Microsoft Imagine Academy

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is offering free, weekly, drop in study sessions using the Library’s Mobile Computer Lab. Sessions will be held Tuesdays, from 5pm to 7pm, February 20 through March 13 at the Port Angeles Main Library. Participants can take an online class, practice for a certification exam, or learn a new job skill using NOLS’ online resources Lynda.com and the Microsoft Imagine Academy.

07Feb, 2018

Teen Lock-In at Forks and Port Angeles Libraries

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host a Teen Lock-In on Friday, February 23 at the Forks Branch Library from 6pm-8pm, and Wednesday, February 28, from 5pm-7pm at the Port Angeles Main Library. The nights’ activities will include Jackbox Party video games, snacks, crafts, and more!

26Jan, 2018

Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza at the Clallam Bay Branch Library

This Valentine’s Day, the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites you to delight the special people in your life with a heartfelt and handcrafted card. The Library’s 11th Annual Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza will take place during open hours beginning Thursday, February 8, and continue until Wednesday, February 14.

24Jan, 2018

The Harmonica Pocket visits NOLS

Dance and sing with the zany, energetic, and interactive duo The Harmonica Pocket as they return to the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) for three performances! The pair will appear first on Thursday, February 8 playing at the Sequim Branch Library at 10:30am, and the Port Angeles Main Library at 6:30pm. They will put on a third show at the Forks Branch Library at 10:30am on Friday, February 9.

22Jan, 2018

Investigators Club at the Forks Branch Library

Join the Investigators Club at the Forks Branch Library! This weekly after-school club geared towards students in grades 2-6 will meet on Wednesdays at 2:30pm. The Investigators Club is an after-school STEM program where participates will explore a different topic each week in science and technology.

22Jan, 2018

First Friday Art Walk at the Sequim Branch Library

Experienced Jazz Saxophonist Craig Buhler will share live tunes at 6:30pm on Friday, February 2 during the First Friday Art Walk at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). An artist reception celebrating the opening of the new Art in the Library exhibit will take place at 6pm, immediately preceding the performance.

17Jan, 2018

Creative Construction for Kids at the Sequim Branch Library

The Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) joins with Imagine Children’s Museum of Everett in welcoming budding architects, engineers, and builders ages 5-6 to learn about various shapes by designing, building, and testing their strengths in a series of challenges.

11Jan, 2018

BLOCK Fest™ at West End Libraries

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is working with the Parenting Matters Foundation and the First Teacher Program to bring BLOCK Fest™ to NOLS’ West End Libraries. Start the building fun at the Clallam Bay Branch Library on Thursday, January 25 at 1pm.

02Jan, 2018

Kids Create Art at the Sequim Branch Library

The popular Kids Create Art series at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) continues January 20. These introductory art workshops take place from 10:30am to 12pm on the third Saturday of the month from January 20 through April 21.

27Dec, 2017

Tech-Know-Logy Open House

NOLS offers thousands of titles for you to use at home or on your mobile devices—music, movies, audiobooks, and eBooks, all of which are accessible 24/7, whether the library is open or not.

22Dec, 2017

Family Flicks –Saturday Matinees at the Sequim Branch Library

The Family Flicks movie series begins 2018 with another season of great family entertainment at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Offered at 2pm on the first Saturday of every month through April, Family Flicks provides fun family entertainment, popcorn, and movie trivia at an affordable price—free!

30Nov, 2017

Second Saturday Science at the Sequim Branch Library

Second Saturday Science at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be offered every second Saturday of the month from December through April. Each program offers children ages 7-12 fun, hands-on opportunities to explore concepts related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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