Home

Learn. Create. Connect.

News Releases 2015

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.

Share |


Second Saturday Science at the Sequim Branch Library

December 31, 2015 - Second Saturday Science at the Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will continue at 10am on Saturday,
January 9.  Read Full Article

Food for Thought: Bread Basics at the Clallam Bay Branch Library

December 28, 2015 - This winter, learn the basics of bread baking at the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

One-on-one technology tutoring continues at the Port Angeles Main Library

December 22, 2015 - How would you like to keep your eReader, smart phone, or tablet device full of free library books you can download right from home?  Read Full Article

All-ages gingerbread house contest

December 2, 2015 - Bring your gingerbread houses, castles, huts, and cabins to the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) for a fun, all-ages decorating contest that begins Monday December 14.  Read Full Article

CreativiTea: Paper Crafts for the Holidays

November 20, 2015 - Enjoy an afternoon of paper crafts, hot tea, and good company at 1pm on Saturday, December 5, at the Port Angeles branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Book discussion of The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths at the Sequim Branch Library

November 20, 2015 - The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, December 12, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Jonathan Evison reading at Sequim Branch Library Art Walk

November 19, 2015 - Best-selling author Jonathan Evison will read from his latest novel This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! at 6:30pm on Friday, December 4, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Author Lindy MacLaine to speak at the Sequim Branch Library

November 6, 2015 - Local author Lindy MacLaine will visit the Sequim Branch Library at 6pm on Friday, November 20, to discuss her work and writing process, and offer tips to aspiring authors and other creatives.  Read Full Article

Revised Hours at Clallam Bay Library

November 6, 2015 - Beginning Thursday, November 12, the Clallam Bay branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be open Monday through Wednesday from 11am to 7pm, and Thursday through Friday from 10am to 5pm. The Branch will be closed on Saturdays.  Read Full Article

After-school Lego Club at the Forks Branch Library

November 4, 2015 - A new Lego Club for children between the ages of 6 and 14 will begin at 2:30pm on Wednesday, November 18, at the Forks branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Photography Workshops for Young Adults

October 27, 2015 - This fall local photographer Sonja Younger of F/8 Photography will lead an introductory workshop series for young photographers between the ages of 12 and 18 at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

National Novel Writing Month Write-Ins @ NOLS

October 26, 2015 - Do you have a great novel in you? This November, meet other aspiring novelists and put pen to paper—or fingers to keys—and work on your manuscript!  Read Full Article

Royal Tea Party @ the Clallam Bay Branch Library

October 23, 2015 - On Saturday, November 7, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host a Royal Tea Party for princes and princesses ages 4-8 and their accompanying caregivers at the Clallam Bay Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Political Incivility and Polarization in America

October 15, 2015 - This October, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), in partnership with the Clallam County League of Women Voters and Humanities Washington, invites community members to examine the impacts of political incivility in America with Dr. Cornell Clayton, a lecturer with the 2015 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.  Read Full Article

Makey Makey Invention Labs coming to NOLS

October 15, 2015 - Makey Makey invention kits are coming to the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) this fall as part of an initiative by the Washington State Library to support educational programming at libraries around the state.  Read Full Article

Author Lisa Mantchev to visit kindergarten storytime @ the Port Angeles Main Library

October 13, 2015 - Northwest author Lisa Mantchev will read from her new picture book Strictly No Elephants at 10:15am on Tuesday, October 27, during Kindergarten Express Storytime at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

After-Hours Teen Lock-In

October 9, 2015 - This October the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host two after-hours “Lock-Ins” for teens ages 12-18 at the Port Angeles Main Library and the Forks Branch Library.  Read Full Article

The Great Washington ShakeOut @ Your Library

October 1, 2015 - On Thursday, October 15, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will join Jefferson County Library, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library, Port Townsend Public Library, and more than 10 million people worldwide to participate in Great ShakeOut earthquake drills, which will begin at 10:15am at the site of each cooperating library.  Read Full Article

NY Times-bestselling author April Henry to visit Sequim and Port Angeles libraries

September 30, 2015 - New York Times-bestselling author April Henry will lead a free writing workshop at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 14, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Discussion of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury @ the Sequim Branch Library

September 25, 2015 - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, October 10, at the Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Eli Rosenblatt to play free concert at Port Angeles Art Blast!

September 25, 2015 - Musician Eli Rosenblatt and his five-piece band will bring an eclectic mix of salsa, swing, and samba to the Port Angeles Main Library on Friday, October 9, during the North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) quarterly Art Blast!  Read Full Article

Documenting Your History: Introductory photography workshops @ the Port Angeles Main Library

September 23, 2015 - This October, join the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) for a free instructional series about how to better capture, preserve, and share your photographs and memories.  Read Full Article

Family Flicks – Free Saturday Matinees at your Library

September 18, 2015 - The popular Family Flicks movie series will resume Saturday, October 3, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

CreativiTea @ the Library: Paint and Sip Parties at West End Libraries

September 14, 2015 - CreativiTea @ the Library isn’t your typical art class. This unique program—part traditional art class, part afternoon tea party—will take place from 1-4pm on Saturday, September 26, at the Forks branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

3rd Annual Skill Share Fair and community expo at the Port Angeles Main Library

September 8, 2015 - On Saturday, September 19, learn, create, and connect at the North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) Third Annual Skill Share Fair— a free community expo at the Port Angeles Main Library for learning and teaching practical, handy skills to help foster a more resilient and sustainable community.  Read Full Article

Finnish Folk Band Vellamo to play at Sequim Branch Library

September 4, 2015 - Finnish musical duo Vellamo will perform an acoustic concert at 6:30pm on Friday, September 18, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Storytimes at the Clallam Bay Branch Library

September 1, 2015 - Kindergarten Storytimes for children between the ages of four and six will resume at 1:30pm on Tuesday, September 15, at the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Food for Thought Series at the Clallam Bay Branch Library

August 31, 2015 - This fall, learn the basics of canning, jamming, fermenting, and more at the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Book discussion of No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod at the Sequim Branch Library

August 28, 2015 - No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, September 12, at the Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Sequim Branch Library’s Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series to feature Ranger

August 14, 2015 - Bring your lawn chair, a blanket, some good eats, and enjoy live tunes at the Sequim Branch Library’s annual Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series. Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” will entertain you with their unique take on gypsy jazz beginning at 6pm on Friday, August 28, on the outdoor stage behind the library.  Read Full Article

Sequim Branch Library’s Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series to feature Fat Chance

July 31, 2015 - Your lawn chair, a blanket, and some good eats are all you need to enjoy live tunes at the Sequim Branch Library’s annual Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert SeriesRead Full Article

Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” to play 2015 Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series at the Port Angeles Main Library

July 30, 2015 - Grab your lawn chair, a blanket, some good eats, and enjoy live tunes at the Port Angeles Main Library’s annual Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert SeriesRead Full Article

Tiny Olympic Libraries coming to your community

July 29, 2015 - The North Olympic Library System (NOLS), in collaboration with the North Olympic Library Foundation (NOLF), is preparing to install four custom-designed and locally-constructed Tiny Olympic Libraries (TOL) at various transportation and cultural hubs around Clallam County.  Read Full Article

Books & Libations returns August 5

July 22, 2015 - Enjoy a perfect pairing at this 21-and-over event, co-hosted by the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) and Camaraderie Cellars!  Read Full Article

Cort Armstrong & Blue Rooster kick off 2015 Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series at the Port Angeles Main Library

July 16, 2015 - Grab your lawn chair, a blanket, some good eats, and enjoy live tunes at the Port Angeles Main Library’s annual Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert SeriesRead Full Article

Sequim Branch Library’s Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series to feature Witherow

July 10, 2015 - Your lawn chair, a blanket, and some good eats are all you need to enjoy live tunes at the Sequim Branch Library’s annual Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert SeriesRead Full Article

Hike and Poetry Workshop with State Poet Laureate along Elwha River

July 9, 2015 - The Port Angeles Main Library is excited to welcome Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen back to the Olympic Peninsula to lead a short, meditative hike and brief, guided writing session along the Smokey Bottom trail (formerly West Lake Mills) at 9am on Saturday, July 18.  Read Full Article

Clallam County Comic Con at the Port Angeles Main Library

July 8, 2015 - Wham! Bam! Pow! The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is throwing an all-ages Comic Con on Friday, July 24, as part of the 2015 Summer Reading Program.  Read Full Article

Community Taskforce on Sequim Library Expansion Now Forming

July 6, 2015 - The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) has initiated the next phase in planning for an expansion of the Sequim Branch Library, which serves the east end of Clallam County, and is seeking volunteers for the Community Taskforce on Sequim Library Expansion (CTSLE).  Read Full Article

Hands on Children’s Museum coming to NOLS!

July 1, 2015 - The 2015 Summer Reading Program at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will continue on Tuesday, July 14, with a special visit from the Hand’s On Children’s Museum of Olympia.  Read Full Article

Roger Fernandes and Elwha Drum Group to perform at Port Angeles Library

June 30, 2015 - Roger Fernandes, storyteller and member of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, will share stories about the Lower Elwha and its regions at 7pm on July 10 at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Joy in Mudville kicks off the Sequim Branch Library’s Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series

June 26, 2015 - Your lawn chair, a blanket, and some good eats are all you need to enjoy live tunes at the Sequim Branch Library’s annual Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert SeriesRead Full Article

Elwha Hiking Presentation at Port Angeles Main Library

June 22, 2015 - Award-winning guidebook author Craig Romano will discuss hiking in the Elwha watershed at 6:30pm on Monday, June 29, at the Port Angeles branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Summer Superhero Movie Series

June 19, 2015 - The Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer a Superhero Summer Movie Series at 2pm on Friday afternoons throughout July, as part of the 2015 Summer Reading Program.  Read Full Article

Oregon Shadow Theatre returns for Summer Reading 2015

June 16, 2015 - The 2015 Summer Reading Program at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) continues on Tuesday, June 30, with two special performances of the Oregon Shadow Theatre’s Pecos Bill, A Tall Tale, about American folk legend Pecos Bill.  Read Full Article

Princess Storytime at the Sequim Branch Library

June 11, 2015 - Calling all princesses! The Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer a special Princess Storytime featuring Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty at 10:30am on Thursday, June 25.  Read Full Article

Half Empty or Half Full? A Balanced Rationale about Dam Removal

June 9, 2015 - The Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation about dam removal and habitat restoration with Dr. Dennis Dauble, a member of the 2015 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.  Read Full Article

Free screening of “Return of the River” in Port Angeles

June 5, 2015 - The Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer a free screening of the environmental documentary “Return of the River,” which chronicles the removal of the Elwha River dams, at 6:30pm on Thursday, June 18.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay at the Sequim Branch Library

May 29, 2015 - Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, June 13, at the Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Ojos Feos to perform at Sequim Branch Library

May 22, 2015 - The Portland, Oregon-based band Ojos Feos will perform at 6:30pm on Friday, June 5, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) during the June Art Walk artist reception, featuring watercolor artist Todd Fischer.  Read Full Article

ASRP: The Adventures of Robots, Rovers, and Astronauts in the Third Age of Exploration

May 21, 2015 - Escape the Ordinary with the Adult Summer Reading Program! Ron Hobbs’ presentation on space exploration kicks off two months of events, presentation, and opportunities to participate at all North Olympic Library System branches.  Read Full Article

Didgeridoo Workshop with Bob Effertz at Clallam Bay Branch Library

May 14, 2015 - The Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer a free Didgeridoo Workshop for children ages 6-12 on Wednesday, May 27, at 3pm.  Read Full Article

Endangered Species Storytime in Olympic National Park

May 4, 2015 - Olympic National Park and the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) are teaming up to offer an all-ages Endangered Species Day Storytime at 10:30am on Friday, May 15, at the Park’s Visitor Center, located at 3002 Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles.  Read Full Article

Taking Care of You: Meditation for Peace of Mind at the Sequim Branch Library

April 28, 2015 - The Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will conclude its Taking Care of You health series at 6pm on Thursday, May 14, with a free workshop about meditation and what it could mean for your overall health.  Read Full Article

Earthquake and Tsunami Education Program at Port Angeles Main Library

April 27, 2015 - Listen to presentations, stories and songs about earthquakes and tsunamis at 7pm on Friday, May 8, at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Celebrate El Día de los Niños y los Libros at NOLS!

April 15, 2015 - On Thursday, April 30, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will celebrate El Día de los Niños y los Libros with fun activities for the entire family.  Read Full Article

NOLS to close for all-day staff training on Friday, April 24

April 10, 2015All libraries in the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be closed on Friday, April 24, to allow staff to attend an in-service training day.  Read Full Article

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the 2015 PoetrySLAM

April 8, 2015 - The 2015 Clallam County PoetrySLAM for young poets and actors in the sixth grade will take place at 6:30pm on Friday, April 17, at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Forks Branch Library presents Readers’ Theater Week for Teens

April 6, 2014 - The Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will present a series of Readers’ Theater workshops for students in grades 9 through 12 beginning Monday, April 20.  Read Full Article

Hands-on Homestead Home-Ec programs at the Port Angeles Main Library

April 2, 2015 - What was life like for the handful of individuals who first settled in Clallam County? What traditional skills were passed down from nearby native tribes?  Read Full Article

Taking Care of You: Diabetes Prevention at the Sequim Branch Library

March 31, 2015 - About 1.8 million adults in Washington are at significant risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, and most don’t know it. On Tuesday, April 14, at 3pm, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will continue its Taking Care of You health and wellness series with a free presentation about diabetes prevention.  Read Full Article

Live tunes, local art and marine debris coming to the Port Angeles Main Library

March 27, 2014 - Olympia bluegrass band The Pine Hearts will perform at 7pm on April 10 at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Family Flicks – Saturday Matinees at your Library

March 20, 2015 - Weekend Family Flicks continue with a free screening of Despicable Me 2 at 2pm on Saturday, April 4, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Cannabis at the Crossroads: Exploring the Roads Ahead— with Roger Roffman author of Marijuana Nation.

March 12, 2015 - Twenty-three states have said it’s medicine and four states and the District of Columbia have said it’s legal for adults to consume—social attitudes about marijuana are changing. Read Full Article

Call for Entries: 2015 High School PoetrySLAM

March 5, 2015 - Are you in high school and like to write poetry? The Port Angeles Main Library will be accepting entries for the 2015 Clallam County PoetrySLAM until Friday, April 3.  Read Full Article

Taking Care of You: Footwear & Your Body at the Sequim Branch Library

March 4, 2015 - Is your footwear limiting the mobility of your entire body? Learn how shoes can both help and hinder our health during Footwear and Your Body, part of the ongoing Taking Care of You series at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

New at NOLS: hoopla!

March 2, 2015 - Download and stream your favorite books, music, and film titles for free with hoopla, a new digital streaming service at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Paws to Read at the Forks Library

February 20, 2015 - Watch your child discover the joy of reading with a little help from a furry friend at the North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) Forks Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Author-musician Patrick Loafman to perform at Sequim Branch Library

February 17, 2015 - Port Angeles author and musician Patrick Loafman will read from his new novel Somewhere Upriver at 6pm on Friday, March 6, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) during the March Art Walk artist reception.  Read Full Article

Videography Workshops for Young Adults

February 4, 2015 - This winter the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer a three-part videography series for young adults between the ages of 12 and 18.  Read Full Article

Taking Care of You:Healthier Digestion at the Sequim Branch Library

February 2, 2015 - On Thursday, February 19 at 6:30pm, the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will continue its Taking Care of You health series with a free presentation about healthier digestion and what it means for your overall health.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga at the Sequim Branch Library

January 30, 2015 - The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, February 14, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Drop-In Book Discussions at the Port Angeles Main Library

January 20, 2015 - Not sure what book to read next? Drop by the Port Angeles Main Library on Tuesday, February 3, for an easy-going book discussion group beginning at 6pm.  Read Full Article

Deep Dive into Census Data: Mining the Websites of the U.S. Census

January 14, 2015 - The United States Census Bureau conducts nearly one hundred surveys and censuses every year and this large mine of information is made readily available on the Census.gov and American FactFinder websites.  Read Full Article

I Have a Device! Now What? E-Reading Made Easy

January 13, 2015 - Do you have a shiny new e-reader, tablet, or smart phone in your life? This January and February, the Port Angeles Main Library will offer several opportunities for you to learn about your new e-reading device, as well as how to download and enjoy the hundreds of e-books and e-audiobooks available at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Yoga for Your Health at the Sequim Branch Library

January 12, 2015 - Yoga for Your Health kicks off the Taking Care of You program series at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) on Friday, January 23 at 3pm.  Read Full Article

Author Janet Oakley to discuss her work at NOLS

January 7, 2015 - Washington author and historian Janet Oakley will appear at all North Olympic Library System (NOLS) locations this January as part of the library’s ongoing Adult Winter Reading Program.  Read Full Article

One-on-one technology tutoring continues at the Port Angeles Main Library

January 2, 2015 - How would you like to keep your eReader, smart phone, or tablet device full of free library books that you can download right from home?  Read Full Article

Book discussion of The Year of the Dog at the Sequim Branch Library

December 30, 2015 - The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, January 9, at the Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Paws to Read at the Port Angeles Main Library

December 28, 2015 - Dogs make great listeners for readers of all ages! Visit the Port Angeles Main Library on Thursday, January 7, at 3:30pm and celebrate the New Year by sharing a story with a furry, four-legged friend from Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club.  Read Full Article

Family Flicks returns with free Saturday matinees at your Library

December 21, 2015 - The popular Family Flicks movie series kicks off the New Year on Saturday, January 2, with a screening of The Boxtrolls at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Star Wars Trivia and Film Screening at Port Angeles Library

December 2, 2015 - To celebrate the upcoming release of the newest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host a free Star Wars Trivia Contest and screening of Return of the Jedi on Saturday, December 12.  Read Full Article

Saturday Matinees at your Library

November 20, 2015 - Family Flicks will bring Meet the Robinsons to the screen at 2pm on Saturday, December 5, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Book discussion of The Samurai’s Garden at the Sequim Branch Library

November 9, 2015 - The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, November 14, at the Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Writing workshop with Lisa Mantchev @ the Port Angeles Main Library

November 6, 2015 - Northwest author Lisa Mantchev will lead a free workshop for aspiring writers at 10:30am on Saturday, November 21, at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Red Yarn and friends bring American folk songs and stories to life

November 4, 2015 - Red Yarn Productions, a Portland-based folk music and puppetry company, will visit three North Olympic Library System (NOLS) communities to offer free musical puppetry performances for all ages.  Read Full Article

Tie dye workshop at the Forks Branch Library

October 29, 2015 - On Thursday, November 12, at 3:30pm, the Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites youth ages 10 and up to bring an article of white cotton clothing to tie-dye with artist Tara Hagadorn.  Read Full Article

Ashley Mackler-Paternostro to appear virtually in Port Angeles and Sequim

October 27, 2015 - As part of the North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) ongoing celebration of National Novel Writing Month, “Pacific-Northwest-inspired” author Ashley Mackler-Paternostro will appear virtually at the Port Angeles Main Library and Sequim Branch Library to discuss her work and offer tips to aspiring authors.  Read Full Article

Family Flicks – Free Saturday Matinees at your Library

October 23, 2015 - The popular Family Flicks movie series continues Saturday, November 7, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Paws to Read at the Port Angeles Main Library

October 22, 2015 - Dogs make great listeners for readers of all ages! Visit the Port Angeles Main Library on Thursday, November 5, at 3:30pm and share a story with a furry, four-legged friend from Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club.  Read Full Article

Jim Gill presents Music Play with Purpose

October 15, 2015 - Nationally-renowned children’s musician, author, early childhood education expert, and performer Jim Gill will visit the Port Angeles Main Library at 2pm on Thursday, October 29, to offer a three-hour workshop for early childhood education providers, librarians, and other adults who work with young children.  Read Full Article

Clallam Bay Pumpkin Decoration and Carving Contest

October 14, 2015 - The Clallam Bay branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host an all-ages pumpkin decorating and carving contest beginning at 11am on Wednesday, October 28th.  Read Full Article

Renovation of Children’s Area at the Port Angeles Main Library Complete

October 12, 2015 - A major renovation of the Port Angeles Main Library’s children’s area is now complete. The children’s area was closed during the month of August while the majority of the work took place, and it enjoyed a soft opening during the month of September as finishing touches were made and new furniture was installed.  Read Full Article

Kids Create Art at the Sequim Branch Library

October 2, 2015 - Beginning Saturday, October 17, the popular Kids Create Art program series returns to the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

PAWS to Read @ the Sequim Branch Library

September 30, 2015 - Watch your child discover the joy of reading with a little help from some furry friends at the North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) Sequim Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Nature Talks @ the Port Angeles Main Library

September 30, 2015 - Rediscover the spectacular flora and fauna of the Olympic Peninsula this October with the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Second Saturday Science at the Sequim Branch Library

September 25, 2015 - This fall the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will introduce Second Saturday Science, a new interactive program series that will take place from 10am to 11:30am on October 10, January 9, and March 12.  Read Full Article

Discover Southeast Alaska with guide Mozelle Maness

September 23, 2015 - Discover Southeast Alaska with guide Mozelle Maness - Bear-viewing guide Mozelle Maness will present A Taste of Southeast Alaska at 6pm on Wednesday, October 7, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Fall and Winter Storytimes at the Sequim Branch Library

September 23, 2015 - Weekly storytimes at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will resume beginning Wednesday, October 7!  Read Full Article

First Friday Tiny Poetry Reading & Miniature Art Opening @ Sequim’s Tiny Olympic Library

September 16, 2015 - A tiny event to celebrate the opening of Sequim’s Tiny Olympic Library will be held at 6:30pm on Friday, October 2, during the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Sequim.  Read Full Article

3rd Annual Skill Share Fair and community expo at the Port Angeles Main Library

September 4, 2015 - On Saturday, September 19, learn, create, and connect at the North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) Third Annual Skill Share Fair — a free community expo at the Port Angeles Main Library for learning and teaching practical, handy skills to help foster a more resilient and sustainable community.  Read Full Article

Pajama Storytime at the Port Angeles Main Library

September 3, 2015 - Put on your jammies, bring your favorite stuffed friend, and join in on a fun-filled pajama storytime at the Port Angeles Main Library!  Read Full Article

All Aboard for Kindergarten Express!

September 1, 2015 - Kindergarten Express, a weekly program designed for 4-to-5-year olds, will resume at the Port Angeles Main Library on Tuesday, September 15, at 10:15am.  Read Full Article

Toddler Storytimes at the Port Angeles Main Library

August 28, 2015 - Toddler Storytimes for children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years will resume at 10:15am on Friday, September 11, at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Music for Baby & Me Storytimes

August 28, 2015 - Beginning Friday, September 11, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer Music for Baby & Me storytimes at 11:15am at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

CreativiTea @ the Library: Paint and Sip Parties at West End Libraries

August 14, 2015 - CreativiTea @ the Library isn’t your typical art class. This unique program—part traditional art class, part afternoon tea party—will take place from 1-4pm on Saturday, August 29, at the Clallam Bay branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), and again from 1-4pm on Saturday, September 26, at the Forks Branch Library.  Read Full Article

“Whozyamama” to play 2015 Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series at the Port Angeles Main Library

August 13, 2015 - Grab your lawn chair, a blanket, some good eats, and enjoy live tunes at the Port Angeles Main Library’s annual Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert SeriesRead Full Article

Children’s Area of Port Angeles Main Library to Close for Renovation

July 31, 2015 - The Port Angeles Main Library’s children’s area will be closed Monday, August 3, through Saturday, August 29, while a major renovation of the space is completed.  Read Full Article

Sequim Library Book Drop Weekend Closure

July 29, 2015 - The Sequim Branch Library parking lot will be closed for repairs beginning at 6am on Sunday, August 9, and continuing until 10am on Monday, August 10. During this time, access to the library’s book drop will also be closed.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of The Westing Game at the Sequim Branch Library

July 24, 2015 - The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, August 8, at the Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Celebrate your summer reading achievement with a library swim party!

July 17, 2015 - The North Olympic Library System (NOLS), in partnership with the William Shore Memorial Pool, the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center, and the Forks Athletic and Aquatic Center, will host an end-of-summer pool party for all Summer Reading Program participants and their parents or caregivers on Saturday, August 1.  Read Full Article

Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies to perform at Summer Reading 2015

July 14, 2015 - Seattle’s Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies will offer two free concerts on July 28 as part of the ongoing 2015 Summer Reading Program at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Superhero America: The Comic Book Character as Historical Lens

July 9, 2015 - Escape the ordinary with the 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program! T. Andrew Wahl, head of the journalism program at Everett Community College, will present Superhero America: The Comic Book Character as Historical Lens at 1pm on Thursday, July 23, at the Sequim Branch Library, and again at 6pm at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Community Sing-Along at the Port Angeles Main Library

July 8, 2015 - Gather with your friends, family, and neighbors at the Port Angeles Main Library’s annual community sing-along at 6:30pm on Thursday, July 16.  Read Full Article

Jugglemania! with Rhys Thomas

July 7, 2015 - The 2015 Summer Reading Program at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) continues this July with two special performances from the talented and hilarious juggler Rhys Thomas.  Read Full Article

Superhero Training Camp at the Forks Branch Library

July 6, 2015 - The 2015 Summer Reading Program at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will continue on Monday, July 20, with a special Superhero Training Camp at the Forks Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Burke Museum of Natural History returns for Summer Reading 2015

June 30, 2015 - The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture will provide hands-on activities for all ages at 2pm on Tuesday, July 14, at the Port Angeles Main Library as part of the North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) annual summer reading program for young people.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of Parrot & Olivier in America by Peter Carey at the Sequim Branch Library

June 26, 2015 - Parrot & Olivier in America by Peter Carey will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, July 11, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

“Book a Read” this summer at the library

“Book a Read” this summer at the library - Keep your reading skills sharp this summer and “Book a Read” with a superhero volunteer at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Magician Jeff Evans returns for Summer Reading 2015

June 22, 2015 - Magician Jeff Evans will perform at all North Olympic Library System (NOLS) locations this July as part of the ongoing 2015 Summer Reading Program.  Read Full Article

Last Days of the Arctic film screening at the Sequim Branch Library

June 18, 2015 - Escape the Ordinary with the Adult Summer Reading Program! The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer a free screening of the documentary film Last Days of the Arctic at 6pm on Wednesday, July 1, at the Sequim Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Superhero Sock Puppet Storytime at the Forks Branch Library

June 15, 2015 - The Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer a Superhero Sock Puppet Storytime at 2pm on Monday, June 29.  Read Full Article

Summer storytimes and activities for babies and toddlers

June 10, 2015 - Did you know that reading, singing, playing, talking, and writing with your child can help increase kindergarten readiness? This summer, NOLS can help guide you in these activities with special storytimes and fun workshops for the young persons in your life.  Read Full Article

Motion Magic returns for Summer Reading 2015

June 9, 2015 - As part of the North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) annual summer reading program for young people, Motion Magic will present a special circus-themed storytime on Monday, June 22, and Tuesday, June 23, at three NOLS library locations.  Read Full Article

The New Northwest Passage film screening at the Port Angeles Main Library

June 3, 2015 - The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will offer a free screening of the documentary The New Northwest Passage at various branches this summer.  Read Full Article

Special Elwha Exhibit and Program Series at Port Angeles Main Library

May 26, 2015 - The Port Angeles Main Library is proud to present Elwha: A River Reborn, a new traveling exhibit from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, on view from June 1 to August 29.  Read Full Article

Creative Science! with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

May 21, 2015 - Explore science through art at the Port Angeles Main Library! On Saturday, June 6, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture will present a special family program for kids ages 3-5 that is all about nature, art, and science.  Read Full Article

Lego® Challenge at the Sequim Branch Library

May 18, 2015 - On Saturday morning, May 30 the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System will offer three sessions of Lego® Challenge.  Read Full Article

One-on-one technology tutoring continues at the Port Angeles Main Library

May 7, 2015 - How would you like to keep your eReader, smart phone, or tablet device full of free library books that you can download right from home?  Read Full Article

Children’s musician Victor Johnson coming to NOLS

April 30, 2015 - Have fun singing and swaying to delightful tunes from acclaimed children’s musician Victor Johnson as he makes his first appearances at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Book discussion of Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi at the Sequim Branch Library

April 24, 2015 - Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, May 9, at the Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). All are welcome to join!  Read Full Article

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the 2015 PoetrySLAM

April 15, 2015 - Celebrate National Poetry Month at the 2015 Clallam County PoetrySLAM for young poets in seventh and eighth grade, at 6:30pm on Monday, April 27, at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Steampunk Entomology at the Clallam Bay Branch Library

April 13, 2015 - On Wednesday, April 22, at 3pm, the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will present Steampunk Entomology.  Read Full Article

Geocaching 101: A real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game!

April 10, 2015 - Hunt for treasure with a little help from modern technology! The Port Angeles Main Library will present a hands-on introduction to the adventures of geocaching with expert Caroline Stuckey on Saturday, April 25, from 10am to 3pm.  Read Full Article

NOLS and Olympic National Park to offer Poetry Walks

April 6, 2015 - This spring the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is teaming up with Olympic National Park to offer a second season of Poetry WalksRead Full Article

Be a Backyard Scientist with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

April 3, 2015 - Learn how to be a scientist in your own backyard at the Port Angeles Main Library! On Saturday, April 18, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture will present a special family program for kiddos ages 3-5 that is all about nature, bugs, plants, and animals.  Read Full Article

Poetry workshop with Jeanine Walker at the Port Angeles Main Library

April 2, 2015 - Seattle poet Jeanine Walker will lead a free poetry workshop at 3:30pm on Tuesday, April 14, at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Geocaching kits now available at your library!

March 30, 2015 - Hunt for treasure with a little help from modern technology! The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is introducing three geocaching kits that are now available for checkout.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of The Giver by Lois Lowry at the Sequim Branch Library

March 27, 2015 - The Giver by Lois Lowry will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, April 11, at the Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

Discover the world of paleontology with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

March 13, 2015 - Embark on an adventure through the world of paleontology with your family at the Sequim Branch Library!  Read Full Article

County-wide Battle of Books Competition

March 10, 2015 - Ten teams of Clallam County fourth-graders will do battle in a trivia-style competition at 6:30pm on Friday, March 20, at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Books & Libations, March 20

March 6, 2015 - Enjoy a perfect pairing at this 21-and-over event, co-hosted by the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) and Harbinger Winery! Learn about great new books and delicious local wine at this fun program for adults, taking place at 6:30pm on March 20 at the Harbinger Winery Tasting Room.  Read Full Article

Evening with an Author: Patrick Carman to visit the Port Angeles Main Library

March 5, 2015 - Award-winning Washington author Patrick Carman will speak at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 19, at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

The Harmonica Pocket brings “Hula Hoop It Up!” to Clallam Bay!

March 5, 2015 - The Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) presents the zany, energetic and interactive duo The Harmonica Pocket as they “Hula Hoop It Up!” on March 18 at 3pm.  Read Full Article

Book Group for Millennials to meet at PA Locations

March 3, 2015 - According to the Pew Research Center, Millennials are a reading generation: 88% of adult Americans under 30 have read a book in the past year, while only 79% of people older than 30 have done so.  Read Full Article

Book discussion of The Course of Honor by Lindsey Davis at the Sequim Branch Library

February 27, 2015 - The Course of Honor by Lindsey Davis will be discussed at 3pm on Saturday, March 14, at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Read Full Article

One-On-One Gadget Lab Appointments at the Sequim Branch Library

February 23, 2015 - Could you use some help making the most of that shiny new e-reader in your life? The Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will continue to offer 20-minute appointments with library staff for hands-on, one-on-one technology help.  Read Full Article

Author Mary Daheim to discuss her work at the Port Angeles Main Library

February 5, 2015 - Renowned Washington author and former Port Angeles resident Mary Daheim will appear on Saturday, February 28, at 4pm, in the Raymond Carver Room of the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Kids Create Art at the Sequim Branch Library

February 4, 2015 - The popular Kids Create Art series at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will resume on Saturday, February 21, at the Sequim Branch Library.  Read Full Article

Valentine’s Day Fundraising Event at Clallam Bay Library

February 3, 2015 - The Clallam Bay branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host its Third Annual “After Hours @ the Library” Valentine fundraising event on Saturday, February 14, from 7pm to 8:30pm.  Read Full Article

Eighth annual Valentine card-making extravaganza at the Clallam Bay Library

January 26, 2015 - 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.  Read Full Article

Dance party for toddlers at the Port Angeles Main Library

January 16, 2015 - Toddlers and preschoolers can put on their dancing shoes and get ready to boogie for a Saturday dance party at 10:30am on January 31 at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article

Burke Museum coming to Clallam Bay Library

January 14, 2015 - On Wednesday, January 28, at 3pm, Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture will visit the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) to introduce children between the ages of 6 and 12 to Native American artifacts, real animal fossils and skulls, as well as museum-prepared birds.  Read Full Article

Storytimes at the Forks Branch Library

January 12, 2015 - The Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is now offering winter storytimes for preschoolers through May 12.  Read Full Article

Free poetry workshop with Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen in Port Angeles

January 12, 2015 - Elizabeth Austen, the 2014-2016 Washington State Poet Laureate, will present a free poetry workshop at 3:30pm on Wednesday, January 28, at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Read Full Article



Current News Releases:

NOLS News Releases

Previous Years' News Releases:

2018 News Releases

2017 News Releases

2016 News Releases

2015 News Releases

2014 News Releases

2013 News Releases

2012 News Releases

2011 News Releases

2010 News Releases

2009 News Releases

2008 News Releases