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Off the Shelf: Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15-Oct. 15. The recognition started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson… Continue reading

 

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Off the Shelf: Lifelong learning at the library

As students return to in-person learning this fall, take time to consider your interests and personal goals for learning. Whether you’re young or young-at-heart, the… Continue reading

 

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Off the Shelf: Explore the Peninsula

Whatever your summer plans, the library offers resources for your adventures near and far: audiobooks for the road, travel books, passes to Olympic National Park… Continue reading

 

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Off the Shelf: Digital library includes local history

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a free resource that allows users to search through millions of records at dozens of contributing institutions… Continue reading

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Off the Shelf: Summer reading, summer fun

Summer days are on the way, which is great news for readers. The North Olympic Library System’s Summer Reading Program offers the chance to win… Continue reading

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Off the Shelf: Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, commemorating the contributions and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Take… Continue reading

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Off the Shelf: Weeding, seeding and reading

Flowers are blooming, the grass is growing, the weeds are prolific and seeds are sprouting! If you’re looking for garden inspiration, want to grow your… Continue reading

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Off the Shelf: Welcome back to the library

The shelves at the Sequim Branch Library are jam-packed with books, magazines, DVDs, and audio books. Come visit the library during Grab and Go service… Continue reading

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Off the Shelf: A science fiction starter pack

If you’ve never seen the appeal of space, imaginary technology, or aliens, then this column is for you. It’s escapism with some intellectual heft behind… Continue reading

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Off the Shelf: New year, new habits

Many of us start out the New Year by setting intentions, committing to new habits, reflecting on the past year, and looking forward to a… Continue reading

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Off the Shelf: Winter gifts from your library

This December, we’re all being challenged to adapt favorite traditions and settle in at home for a while. If you’re looking for ideas to help… Continue reading

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Off The Shelf: Celebrate National Picture Book month

In recognition of National Picture Book month, I thought I would share a handful of my favorites published in 2020. Though picture books are particularly… Continue reading

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Off the Shelf: Visit your library curbside

Many of us are heading inside earlier than we did a month ago, with sunset arriving closer to dinnertime, leaving us a couple hours indoors… Continue reading

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Off the Shelf: Doorways to reading

Off the Shelf: Doorways to reading

If you’ve ever been confounded by what to read next, and a librarian or friend suggested the ideal book, then you’ve been a beneficiary of… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Doorways to reading
Off the Shelf: Finding a new book

Off the Shelf: Finding a new book

Looking for a great new read to while away a summer day? The North Olympic Library System has you covered. The Library’s new book shelves,… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Finding a new book
Off the Shelf: Customize your listening

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: Customize your listening
Off the Shelf: Summer 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: Summer reading
Off the Shelf: What can I do on the NOLS website?

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: What can I do on the NOLS website?
Off the Shelf: Escape into a good mystery

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: Escape into a good mystery
Off the Shelf: Numbers tell a story

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: Numbers tell a story