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Off the Shelf: Wait! Is that really true?

Expressions such as “fake news” “alternative facts” and “post-truth” have become common phrases during the past few months. While most people realize that not everything… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Celebrate African American History Month with your library

“Things. Can. Happen.” So spoke Rep. John Lewis to a Tallahassee audience on the 50th anniversary of that city’s bus segregation boycotts. Referencing President Johnson’s… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: New Year’s revolution!

Planning some resolutions for the new year? While it’s always beneficial to evaluate where you are in life and make healthy adjustments, statistically, only about… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Finding common ground at your library

In the wake of the 2016 General Election, following a campaign that has been termed one of the most divisive in American history, many families,… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Getting tuned up!

Grab your picnic basket, a lawn chair and some friends and head over to the Sequim Library for the 2016 “Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series.”

Off The Shelf: May means mothers!

May is the month of flowers, parades, sunshine and, of course, mothers.

Off The Shelf: Fools for poetry

April is National Poetry Month and the North Olympic Library System can help you celebrate!

Off the Shelf: February goings-on at your library

Here is what’s in store at your library during February. For a calendar of all the free, fun and educational events taking place at the North Olympic Library System this winter, visit

Off the Shelf: Books that buzzed in 2015

Here are four novels that flew under this reader’s radar in 2015. All these and more are available at your nearest North Olympic Library System location.

Off the Shelf: Get into the spirit of the season at the library

The North Olympic Library System has all the resources you’ll need this season as you snuggle in with those you love, whether it’s your pup, partner, kid or your cozy self.

Off the Shelf: An autumn harvest at your library

Librarians discuss the latest happenings in the Sequim Library in their monthly column.

Off the Shelf: September happenings at your library

This July the North Olympic Library System, in collaboration with the North Olympic Library Foundation, introduced its first Tiny Olympic Library in downtown Port Angeles.

Off the Shelf: Name your frame

How do you find your next great read? Word of mouth, blurbs, reviews? Do you judge books by their covers? Perhaps you seek out stories of immigrants, coming-of-age tales or Pulitzer Prize winners. You just might discuss the question with your local library staff!

Off the Shelf: Summer adventures await at your library!

The North Olympic Library System has something for everyone this summer, from all-ages outdoor concert events, to exciting prize-winning opportunities and cultural programs.

Off the Shelf: Geo-what?!?

The North Olympic Library System has three geocaching kits that are now available for checkout.

Off the Shelf: What’s new at your library

April is National Poetry Month and whether you are a lifelong poetry lover or newcomer to the genre, this is a great time to read poetry aloud with a friend, write a poem or share your favorite verses with a new generation.

Off the Shelf: At NOLS, se habla literacy

Promoting literacy is a primary value of libraries everywhere. The North Olympic Library System maintains a strong commitment to providing early literacy services and programming for children, as well as literacy education and enrichment opportunities for all ages.

Off the Shelf: New year, new reads for the entire family

After a wonderful season of indulgence, the new year inspires many to eat healthier and to be more active.

Off the Shelf: Winter cooking with your library

With a little help from December’s winter frosts, many of us are in the mood for bundling up, hunkering down and enjoying some scrumptious meals with the ones we love.

Uncover gems from the Bert Kellogg Photo Collection

Whether you are researching your family’s roots, interested in the past lives of the house you live in or are simply curious about the history of life on the Olympic Peninsula, the Bert Kellogg Collection — a trove of historical photographs curated by the North Olympic Library System — is a splendid place to start.