News Releases

News Releases2018-12-31T10:21:42-07:00

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

13May, 2019

Washington State Poet Laureate Visits NOLS

Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro-Luna will visit all branches of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) for a series of poetry readings and workshops for adults and teens. There will be two events on Friday, May 24: a poetry reading at the Clallam Bay Branch Library at 1pm, followed by a bilingual poetry workshop at the Forks Branch Library at 4pm.

08May, 2019

Shred Event at the Port Angeles Main Library

Been up to a bit of spring cleaning? The North Olympic Library System and the American Library Association encourage you to Choose Privacy Every Day by protecting your personal information. In exchange for a voluntary donation supporting the Port Angeles Food Bank, community members can drop off up to 2 bags of documents on Saturday, June 1, from 10am to 1pm at a convenient drive-through and drop-off shredding service.

06May, 2019

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn at the Port Angeles Main Library

First Step Family Support Center is providing a six-week session of Kaleidoscope Play & Learn at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). This facilitated playgroup takes a whole child-whole family-whole community approach, to support families and communities where children can thrive and grow.

02May, 2019

Virtual Reality in the Library with Oculus

Virtual Reality (VR) has come to the North Olympic Library System! This spring, adults and teens 13 and older can try out immersive and interactive video experiences using Oculus Rift and Go headsets at their local library.

01May, 2019

Free Microsoft Certification Exams

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS), in partnership with the Washington State Library, is offering testing sessions for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate certification exams at NO CHARGE.

30Apr, 2019

Adulting 101: Pathways to Success

The Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer Adulting 101: Pathways to Success, on Tuesday, May 14 at 3pm. Pathways to Success is a program designed to help eligible young adults explore and reach their educational and employment goals. Young adults ages 16-24 are invited to come learn how to earn paid internships to help gain work experience and launch their careers.

29Apr, 2019

Read & Eat Gatherings

The Read and Eat Gathering will meet on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30pm at the Clallam Bay Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Checkout an Asian Cuisine inspired cookbook and prepare a creation to share at the gathering! Come hungry and ready to discuss your chosen cookbook!

22Apr, 2019

The Buzz About Bees

What’s all the buzz about bees? Find out at the Clallam Bay Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), on Friday, May 10 at 2pm. Herb Senft, horticulturist and community outreach leader for the North Olympic Peninsula Bee Keeper’s Association, will share his knowledge about these amazing, irreplaceable creatures.

16Apr, 2019

El Día De Los Niños at the Forks Branch Library

On Tuesday, 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 Forks Branch Library celebration will be held from 4-5pm and feature games, music, treats, and lots of fun! Children who attend will receive a free book in honor of the holiday.

11Apr, 2019

Art Blast! At the Port Angeles Main Library

The Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will celebrate a new Art in the Library exhibit on Friday, April 26, with their quarterly Art Blast! event. Acoustic trio and Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau members Trillium-239 will offer a special presentation, Music with a Message: Songs of Social Change, at 7pm.

08Apr, 2019

Read & Eat Gatherings

Do you love browsing cookbooks? Would you like a reason to learn to cook or try something new? Then join the Read and Eat Gathering on the fourth Monday of every month (except in May) at the Clallam Bay Branch Library at 6:30pm.

05Apr, 2019

Caspar Babypants Concerts

A perennial favorite, Caspar Babypants returns to the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) for a 2019 library concert tour! Caspar Babypants will be performing on Thursday, May 2 at the Sequim Boys and Girls Club at 10:30am, and then at the Port Angeles Main Library at 6:30pm. Continuing the fun, there will be another show at the Forks Branch Library on Friday, May 3 at 10:30am.

22Mar, 2019

Virtual Reality in the Library with Oculus

Virtual Reality (VR) is coming to the North Olympic Library System! During a kick-off event on Wednesday, March 27, adults and teens 13 and older can experience immersive, 360 degree video interactive experiences using Oculus Rifts and Go headsets at the Port Angeles Main Library. Drop by between 5-7pm and see where virtual reality can take you!

18Mar, 2019

Book donations on hold at Port Angeles Main Library

The Port Angeles Main Library’s staff workroom will undergo renovations March 18 through April 12. The renovation project will focus on replacing nearly 2,600 square feet of worn carpet, constructing a wall to better define work spaces, increasing network and power access, and updating furniture to provide a more efficient work environment. The library will remain open throughout the project with very limited service interruptions.

18Mar, 2019

Spring Break at the Sequim Branch Library

Looking for entertainment for the kids during Spring Break? Stop by the Sequim Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) for three different drop-in activities from 2pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during Spring Break. All children are welcome at these drop-in Spring Break activities. Children under eight years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

13Mar, 2019

Read & Eat Gatherings

Do you love browsing cookbooks? Would you like a reason to learn to cook or try something new? Then join the Read and Eat Gathering on the fourth Monday of every month (except in May) at the Clallam Bay Branch Library at 6:30pm, beginning March 25 through June.

13Mar, 2019

April Olympic National Park Perspectives Winter Speaker Series

Olympic National Park’s Perspectives Winter Speaker Series will offer two events in April at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Due to the Federal Government shutdown in January, the talk on Wolves, Elk, Rivers, and Trophic Cascades in Olympic National Park originally scheduled for January 8, will now be held on Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm. Additionally, the regularly scheduled program Witness to Change will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm.

07Mar, 2019

Battle of the Books Final Competition

See the joy of reading come alive as fourth graders from twelve Clallam County Schools and a homeschool team compete in Battle of the Books at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), on Friday, March 22 at 6:30pm.

06Mar, 2019

Permaculture in the Northwest with David Boehnlein

Curious about permaculture, or thinking of planting a sustainable garden to be more self-sufficient? David Boehnlein, co-author of Practical Permaculture for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth, will present at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).

04Mar, 2019

CreativiTea: Garden Crafts

Enjoy a zero-waste afternoon of crafts, hot tea, and good company with the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), Clallam County Waste Prevention, and WSU Extension. CreativiTea programs will be held at the Port Angeles Main Library on Monday, March 18 at 6pm, and the Sequim Branch Library on Wednesday, March 20 at 6pm.

27Feb, 2019

Book Wars Final Competition

On Friday, February 22, 11 teams of 44 seventh and eighth-grade students from Stevens Middle School, Sequim Middle School, Forks Middle School and Crescent School gathered at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) to compete in the Book Wars final competition.

22Feb, 2019

NOLS at Clallam County Project Homeless Connect

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will participate in the 2019 Clallam County Project Homeless Connect event on Friday, March 1 from 9am to 3pm at the Vern Burton Center in Port Angeles. At this event, NOLS staff will provide information about library services, resources, and programming, and will be able to issue new and replacement library cards.

19Feb, 2019

BLOCK Fest™ at the Forks Branch Library

Parenting Matters Foundation and the First Teacher Program will bring back the popular BLOCK Fest™ program to the Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) on Friday, March 8 at 10:30am.

14Feb, 2019

Master Composter/Recycler Workshops

In partnership with WSU Extension and Clallam County Waste Reduction, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer Master Composter/Recycler Workshops at the Sequim, Forks, and Port Angeles Libraries. These workshops are free to all Clallam County residents, but registration is required.

07Feb, 2019

Puppet-Building with Andy Furgeson

Join family performer and teaching artist Andy Furgeson of Red Yarn for a special puppet-building workshop at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). This workshop will take place on Friday, March 1 from 4-6pm.

07Feb, 2019

Red Yarn Concert

Join Red Yarn and his barnyard critters for a frolicking good time! Red Yarn and friends will be performing at the Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) on Friday, March 1 at 10:30am. This puppet-dancing, boot-stomping, guitar-strumming performance is sure to keep everyone entertained.

01Feb, 2019

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 Clallam Bay Branch Library’s Annual Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza will take place during open hours beginning Friday, February 8, and continue through Thursday, February 14.

01Feb, 2019

Junior Science Explorers at the Sequim Branch Library

Junior Science Explorers will be offered again at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) in March and April. Nurture your child's natural sense of adventure and curiosity, encourage your child to be a persistent problem solver, and introduce your child to basic elements of scientific reasoning with preschool and primary science activities. These programs are designed for children ages 4-6 and their caregivers. Registration is required.

29Jan, 2019

CreativiTea: Repurposed Jewelry

Enjoy a zero-waste afternoon of paper crafts, hot tea, and good company with the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), Clallam County Waste Prevention, and WSU Extension. CreativiTea programs will be held at the Port Angeles Main Library on Monday, February 11 at 6pm, and the Clallam Bay Branch Library on Monday, February 25 at 5:30pm.

28Jan, 2019

Book Wars Final Competition

Seventh and eighth-grade teams from Sequim Middle School, Stevens Middle School, Crescent School, Olympic Peninsula Academy and Forks Junior High School will compete in a literary trivia competition at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).

18Jan, 2019

Art in the Library Opening Reception

The Chuck Easton Quartet will bring live jazz music to the Sequim Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) during the First Friday Art Walk on Friday, February 1. The music will begin at 6:30pm, but come early to check out the new art on display and meet featured artist Jeannine Chappell at 6pm.

15Jan, 2019

Backwoods Hucksters to perform at Port Angeles Main Library’s Art Blast!

The Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will celebrate a new Art in the Library exhibit on Friday, January 25, with their quarterly Art Blast! event. The Backwoods Hucksters will begin performing at 7pm, bringing a slightly psychedelic twist to their American Roots song bag into the heart of the library.

14Jan, 2019

Second Saturday Science at the Sequim Branch Library

Second Saturday Science at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be held February 9, March 9, and April 13 from 10:30-11:30am. The Second Saturday Science series creates fun, hands-on opportunities for children ages 7 - 12 to explore concepts related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

04Jan, 2019

CANCELLED: Olympic National Park Perspectives Winter Speaker Series Event on Tuesday, January 8

Olympic National Park’s Perspectives Winter Speaker Series, held at the Port Angeles Main Library, will be cancelled on Tuesday, January 8, due to the Federal Government shutdown. Kurt Jenkins, a Wildlife Biologist with the United States Geological Survey, was scheduled to offer a presentation on Wolves, Elk, Rivers, and Trophic Cascades in Olympic National Park.

02Jan, 2019

You Did It! 100,000 Washington Anytime Library Downloads

Success! The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is excited to announce patrons have helped reach a goal of downloading 100,000 titles from the Washington Anytime Library (WAL) by the end of 2018! Downloadable eAudiobooks and eBooks are popular formats with many people who own tablets, smart phones, eReaders, and other personal devices. But not everyone knows the Library has free eBooks and eAudiobooks to borrow.

21Dec, 2018

Teen Lounge

Calling All Teens! Want a place to hang out after school while having some fun? Come to the Teen Lounge! The Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host the Teen Lounge on Tuesdays at 3pm from January 8 through April 30.

20Dec, 2018

Kids Create Art at the Sequim Branch Library

Kids Create Art will be offered at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) on the third Saturday of every month January through April. Led by local artists, the Kids Create Art program series—recommended for ages 7 to 12—creates fun, hands-on opportunities for children to explore various artistic media.

20Dec, 2018

Yoga Storytime at NOLS

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host three sessions of Yoga Storytimes in January. Yoga Storytime is a full body experience that builds early literacy skills and healthy bodies at the same time!

17Dec, 2018

Junior Science Explorers at the Sequim Branch Library

Junior Science Explorers at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be held on Saturday, January 12 from 1:30-2:30pm. Junior Science Explorers, a series designed for children ages 4-6 and their caregivers, will host The Museum of Flight, who will introduce children to the building blocks of robotics and programming.

17Dec, 2018

Second Saturday Science at the Sequim Branch Library

Second Saturday Science at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer Robot Garage on Saturday, January 12 from 10:30am-12:30pm. The Second Saturday Science series—for ages 7 to 12—creates fun, hands-on opportunities for children to explore concepts related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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