North Olympic Library System

Off the Shelf: Customize your listening

For community members with a smart phone, tablet, or home computer, downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks available through the Washington Anytime Library (WAL) and hoopla, are… Continue reading

 

Off the Shelf: Summer reading

We’re all looking forward to life getting back to “normal.” While this summer will look a bit different than past years, the library is still… Continue reading

 

Off the Shelf: What can I do on the NOLS website?

What can you do on the NOLS website? The question is really, “What can’t you do?” You may be surprised how much there is to… Continue reading

 

Off the Shelf: Escape into a good mystery

Right now who couldn’t use an escape? I love nothing better than an absorbing mystery that keeps me turning pages until the end. Here are… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Numbers tell a story

Every 10 years, the Census counts everyone living in the United States. By mid-March, you’ll receive a postcard in the mail with information about how… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Celebrating love at the library

February is the month to celebrate love. The library collection contains thousands of love stories in books, audiobooks, and movies, along with countless love songs… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: A great start to a new year

Popular New Year’s resolutions include exercising more, developing healthier eating habits, getting organized, improving your financial situation, and spending more time doing the things you… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Best picture books of 2019

It’s no big secret that I’m a huge picture book fan. Growing up, I enjoyed nothing more than checking out huge stacks of picture books… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Fall into a good read

Adding a book to any North Olympic Peninsula outing only increases the ways to enjoy our beautiful space. Whether that’s an audiobook by the campfire,… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: ‘Octo’ October at the library

Sy Montgomery’s “The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness” explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus —… Continue reading

Off The Shelf: Libraries and librarians, changing with the times

The North Olympic Library System is excited to announce it has joined a growing movement of libraries across the country that have gone fine free.… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Summer jazz at the library

If you haven’t yet enjoyed an outdoor concert at the Sequim Branch Library’s outdoor stage, mark your calendar for Friday, Aug. 23, and Friday, Aug.… Continue reading

Off The Shelf: Expand your reading, expand your world

Books have amazing powers to both affirm our lives and expand our horizons. Everyone has personal preferences for certain types of authors or characters, and… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: 3, 2, 1 … Blast off!

Editor’s note: Because of a production error, this month’s “Off the Shelf” was not printed in its entirety in the June 5 Gazette. It will… Continue reading

Off The Shelf: A reading list ‘for the birds’

You’re never too young (or too old) for birdwatching. Celebrate spring migration by taking a bird walk with the children in your life. It’s a… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Spring cleaning is optional!

Spring has arrived on the Olympic Peninsula, and whether you’re working in the yard or inside planning your summer garden, exploring a new trail or… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: History-makers are hardly ‘Well Behaved’

“Well-behaved women seldom make history” is a quote you’ve likely seen on bumper stickers, T-shirts and posters. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich originally wrote the words in… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Finding love at the library

February is a month of romance, hearts, valentines and love. While Valentine’s Day focuses on romance, love in many forms can fill our lives throughout… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Read-alikes for books popular in 2018

Circulation data about the books most frequently checked out during 2018 provides a glimpse into community interests and reading preferences. Mystery, history, and books on… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Animated films for adults

Animation is not just for kids! Adults who love film, visual arts, or stories that are not traditional Hollywood fare, can find real gems in… Continue reading