Book Discussion Groups
Ongoing, through December 2023
Attend any of the four monthly meetings. All are welcome to join the conversation!
Ongoing, January through April
Young children and their caregivers will find engaging songs, rhymes, and stories at Storytime at the Clallam Bay, Forks, Port Angeles, and Sequim Branch Libraries.
Student Financial Aid Sessions
Need help with student financial aid? Hosted by United Way of Clallam County’s Student Financial Aid Liaison, these sessions are an easy way to get your question answered before you submit a FAFSA or WASFA, or the perfect place to find the support to get started with financial aid!
Offered by United Way of Clallam County, in partnership with Peninsula College and NOLS.
Teen Advisory Board
Monthly at your local NOLS branch
Come shape your library! Teens can now sign up to collaborate with library staff and peers on planning programming and making the library a fun, supportive, and engaging place for teens. Gain leadership skills while meeting others in your community. Sign up here.
Teen Lock-In – Forks
Friday, March 31, 5-7pm at Forks Branch Library
Teens in 7th–12th grades are invited to an after-hours Library event just for them, designed by NOLS Teen Advisory Board!
Anime & Manga Night – Sequim
Friday, March 31, 6-7:30pm at Sequim Branch Library
Come to the Sequim Branch Library to watch anime, eat Japanese snacks, and talk about your favorite manga. This event is all ages and family friendly.
Saturday, April 1, 11:30am-4:30pm at the Forks Branch Library
Saturday, April 15, 10am-12pm at the Port Angeles Main Library
Wednesday, April 19, 11am-4pm at the Clallam Bay Branch Library
Stop by to create and play each month! Kids will be encouraged to let their imaginations run free while they construct their own creations using LEGO® bricks.
Jigsaw Puzzle Contest
Saturday, April 1, 1:30pm-3:30pm, Forks Branch Library
Saturday, April 22, 10am-12pm, Carver Room, Port Angeles Main Library Monday, April 24, 3:30-5:30pm, Clallam Bay Branch Library
Race each other and the clock at a timed Jigsaw Puzzle Contest! Come with a team of up to four people or join up with others at the event. Be the first to complete a 500-piece puzzle to win a prize and bragging rights.
Bad Art Night
Tuesday, April 4, 4:30-6pm at the Clallam Bay Branch Library
Monday, June 5, 5:30-7pm at the Forks Branch Library
Do you love to art but don’t consider yourself an artist? This program is for you. Join NOLS to create something imperfect or just outright BAD, all for fun! Supplies provided.
¿Le gusta el arte, pero no se considera un artista? Este programa es para usted. Unase a NOLS para crear algo imperfecto o simplemente MALO, ¡todo por diversión! Materiales proporcionados.
Game Lounge – Clallam Bay & Forks
Wednesday, April 5, 2-7pm at the Forks Branch Library
Thursday, April 6, 2-5pm at the Clallam Bay Branch Library
Bring your own games or play board games, card games, puzzles and more!
Spring Break STEAM Stations
Wednesday, April 5, 3-4pm at Forks Branch Library
Thursday, April 6, 3-4pm at Clallam Bay Branch Library
Drop in to explore and experiment with hands-on learning activities.
Powering Our Future: Energy Independence for the North Olympic Peninsula
Wednesdays, April 5-April 19, 6:30-8:30pm, live on Zoom
Join this fascinating 6-week discussion series about the future of clean, renewable energy on the North Olympic Peninsula. Presented by Innovation Beyond Zero, the program will explore the current electric generation and distribution system, energy independence and resilience, technologies for energy generation, and more.Co-hosted by the Jefferson County Library District and NOLS.
BeTween Books & Crafts – Port Angeles
Thursday, April 6, 3:30-4:30pm at the Port Angeles Main Library
This low-key book club is for tweens!
No Pressure Book Club
Monday, April 10, 6-7pm at the Forks Branch Library and on Zoom
No Pressure Book Club is a time for folks to gather to discuss what they are reading. No pressure to read the same book, no pressure to read the newest and hottest titles, and no pressure to even come into the building!
Olympic National Park Perspectives: Winter Speaker Series
Tuesday, April 11, 7pm on Zoom
Dealing with Asian Clams, a New Aquatic Invader on the Olympic Peninsula
In cooperation with Olympic National Park, Professor David Cowles, Ph.D., and a team of students from Walla Walla University studied the spread of the clam in Lake Ozette and later in Lake Crescent. In this talk, Dr. Cowles will examine the state of the clam’s spread so far as well as discuss what effects it may have on our native species and what preventive measures may be helpful.
Anime and Manga Club
Thursday, April 13, 3-4:30pm at the Clallam Bay Branch Library
Friday, April 14, 3:30-5pm at the Forks Branch Library
Teens in 7th-12th grade can come to a monthly meetup in Clallam Bay and Forks to talk about manga titles, watch anime, and learn about Japanese culture.
Native Songs and Stories with Karen Kitchen
Friday, April 14, 10-10:45am at Forks Branch Library
Friday, April 14, 3:30-4:15pm at Port Angeles Main Library
Saturday, April 15, 9:30-10:15am at Sequim Branch Library
Join educator and musician Karen Kitchen of the Osage Nation, who will share stories and perform songs.
Teen Board Game & Art Night – Sequim
Friday, April 14, 6-7:30pm at the Sequim Branch Library
Free board games, art, and pizza for 7th-12th graders after hours at the Sequim Branch Library on the second Friday of each month. Bring your own games or play one from the collection. There will also be drawing, origami, and other art projects.
Science Talk: Gravitational Waves with LIGO
Monday, April 17, 7-8pm at Port Angeles Main Library
Learn about the fascinating physics, astronomy, and engineering necessary for one of the most sophisticated scientific instruments ever built to detect gravitational waves.
Intentional Aging: Adaptive Gardening
Tuesday, April 18, 11am-12:30pm on Zoom
Anna Plager from Clallam County Master Gardeners will share ideas for adapting our approach to gardening as we grow older.
Clallam County Poet Laureate Inauguration
Tuesday, April 18, 6-7pm at Port Angeles Main Library
Attend In Person or Join the Zoom Meeting
Celebrate the inauguration of the first Clallam County Poet Laureate, Jaiden Dokken!
Family Movie Matinee | Matiné de Cine en Familia
Saturday, April 22, 3-5pm at the Forks Branch Library
Thursday, April 27, 3-5pm at the Clallam Bay Branch Library
Sit back and enjoy a family-friendly movie at the Library and create a craft.
Sequim Library Expansion and Renovation Project – Community Presentation
Wednesday, April 26, 6pm at the Sequim Branch Library
Learn more about the Sequim Library Expansion and Renovation Project during a community presentation led by SHKS Architects. View design drawings, hear about next steps and provide feedback.
Día del Niño
Saturday, April 29, 10:30am-12pm
Forks, Port Angeles and Sequim Branch Libraries
Come celebrate el Día del Niño with the Library! Enjoy games, Mexican treats, a piñata and free prizes.
Maker Boxes – Port Angeles & Sequim
Wednesday, 4-6pm, and third Saturdays, 10am-12pm, at the Port Angeles Main Library
Available all day, every day the Library is open at the Sequim Branch Library
Teens can drop in and use the Library’s supplies to try art, craft, and building activities.
Guaranteed No-Waiting eBooks: Social and Emotional Learning titles for Youth
July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
The Social and Emotional Learning collection with over 50 eBooks and eAudiobooks for young readers, parents, and educators is now available with no waiting through OverDrive with your library card!