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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
Off the Shelf: Celebrating love at the library

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: Celebrating love at the library
Off the Shelf: A great start to a new year

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: A great start to a new year
Off the Shelf: Best picture books of 2019

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: Best picture books of 2019
Off the Shelf: Fall into a good read

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: Fall into a good read
Off the Shelf: ‘Octo’ October at the library

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: ‘Octo’ October at the library
Off The Shelf: Libraries and librarians, changing with the times

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: Libraries and librarians, changing with the times