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.
Bad Art Night
Monday, March 20, 5:30-7pm at the Forks Branch Library
Tuesday, April 4, 4:30-6pm at the Clallam Bay 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.
Intentional Aging: Monthly Discussion Group
Memory and Neuroscience
Tuesday, March 21, 11am-12:30pm on Zoom
Explore concepts presented in the book Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting, written by neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova (Still Alice), who explains how memories are made and how we retrieve them. The group will discuss how memory may be impacted by meaning, emotion, sleep, stress, and context.
Powering Our Future: Energy Independence for the North Olympic Peninsula
Wednesdays, March 22-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.
Family Movie Matinee | Matiné de Cine en Familia
Thursday, March 23, 3-5pm at the Clallam Bay Branch Library
Saturday, March 25, 3-5pm at the Forks Branch Library
Sit back and enjoy a family-friendly movie at the Library and create a craft.
Battle of the Books – Final Trivia Competition
Friday, March 24, 6:30-7:30pm, Carver Room, Port Angeles Main Library
See the joy of reading come alive as fourth graders from Clallam County schools participate in a trivia-style competition.
Jigsaw Puzzle Contest
Monday, March 27, 3:30-5:30pm, Clallam Bay Branch Library
Saturday, April 1, 1:30pm-3:30pm, Forks Branch Library
Saturday, April 22, 10am-12pm, Carver Room, Port Angeles Main 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.
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, 10:00am-12:00pm at the Port Angeles Main Library
Wednesday, April 19, 2-4pm 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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!