NOLS, Clallam Resiliency Project, panel invite community to consider ‘No Small Matter’

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is partnering with the Clallam Resiliency Project to provide a free viewing of the documentary, “No Small Matter,” through Aug. 13,

In addition to the documentary viewing, the organizations will co-hosting a panel of experts to discuss the film as well as early childhood learning and development at noon on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Watch the film and tune in to the discussion from home; registration is required to receive a link to view the film as well as Zoom panel login information. Register at

“No Small Matter” is a 45-minute documentary built from stories of real children, families and teachers, illustrating the impact of high-quality early-childhood experiences.

The documentary introduces parents who are struggling to do their best for their children, teachers who model what early childhood classrooms should and could be like, and children learning and developing in real time.

Panelists include:

• Mary Budke, executive director, Boys and Girls Club of the Olympic Peninsula

• Rep. Mike Chapman, 24th Legislative District

• Anna King, program coordinator, Early Childhood Education at Peninsula College

• Jennifer Lu’Becke, West End youth librarian, North Olympic Library System

• Bonnie Schmidt, owner, Little Rhythms Learning Center

Those who register for the film and panel will be asked if they have any questions for the panelists. Or, submit questions for panelists by emailing to

For more information and updates on programs and services, visit, email to, or follow North Olympic Library System on Facebook and Instagram.

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