Off the Shelf: Sequim Library is now open

The Sequim Library is open at its temporary location, 609 W. Washington St., near the former JCPenney store. It will be the library’s home for the next year and marks the beginning of the construction phase for the expansion and renovation project at its permanent location.

The temporary location offers the same services previously available: browsing and checkouts, public computers, printing, faxing, newspapers, magazines, WiFi, seating and programs for all ages. Open hours also remain the same: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, and 9 am.-5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Staff are excited to welcome the community back to the library after the three-week closure in March while we moved into the new space.

As you plan your next visit, consider attending one of the upcoming programs in April. They are free and available to all community members.

• “Weird, Wonderful, and Worrisome Objects in Washington State’s Museums” — 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, on Zoom; register at

In this Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau talk, author Harriet Baskas explores a wide range of hidden objects found in the back rooms of museums in our state and around the country. Examples include a Spokane institution that holds Bing Crosby’s toupées and a museum in Lynden that’s home to a 150-year-old pickle.

• Yarn Circle, 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturdays in April starting April 6

Drop in at Yarn Circle for warm company and warm beverages. Bring your own project or try your hand at finger-knitting (finger-knitting supplies and instructions provided).

• Drop-In Tech Help, 9:30-11 a.m., First Friday of each month

Stop by for help using NOLS’ online resources. Bring your portable device to start enjoying eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, streaming music and movies and more.

• Storytime, 9:30-10 a.m. on Tuesdays each week, starting April 9

This all-ages Storytime features stories, music, rhymes and plenty of movement and fun!

• “Be Firewise At Home,” 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17,on Zoom; register at

Reducing wildfire risk is important. Learn about FireWise principles with staff of the Wildland Fire Management Program at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

• “Take Two and Call Me: The Story of Aspirin Revisited,” Monday, April 22-Saturday, May 11

This traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine, guest curated by Anne Rothfeld, PhD, examines how modern organic chemistry and technology isolated then synthesized nature’s properties into a medication now common worldwide.

• Movie Musical Singalong: “The Wizard of Oz,” 5-7 p.m. Saturday, April 27

Enjoy a singalong screening of “The Wizard of Oz.” Costumes encouraged. Be ready to sing your heart out. Family-friendly fun plus popcorn, pizza and snacks … oh, my! All ages are welcome.

Stop by the new temporary location to browse the shelves or ask staff for help finding your next great read.

For more information, visit, call 360-683-1161 or email to

Emily Sly is the Sequim Library Manager.