News Releases

News Releases 2018-01-03T13:34:35+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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

16Jan, 2018

Squirrel Butter to play Art Blast at Port Angeles Main Library

The Port Angeles Main Library will celebrate a new Art in the Library exhibit on Friday, January 26, with their quarterly Art Blast! event. Seattle-based duo Squirrel Butter will begin performing at 7pm, bringing their mix of old-time early bluegrass and country into the heart of the library.

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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