FREE MICROSOFT OFFICE CERTIFICATION EXAMS
PROVE YOUR SKILLS TO EMPLOYERS
NOLS, in partnership with the Washington State Library, is offering multiple FREE testing sessions for the Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Technology Associate certification exams. Registration is required at www.nols.org/events. Multiple one hour sessions are available at the event, but it is only possible to take one exam per session. If you wish to take multiple exams, please register for multiple sessions.
Forks Branch Library, Wednesday, December 5, 12-2 p.m.
There are several designated testing sessions, dates, location and times. For more information: contact NOLS at:
NOLS: Computer Science Education Week
Join millions of students in 45 languages and over 180 countries in an hour of code! The Hour of Code™ is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code – to show that anybody can learn the basics. Hour of Code™ is recommended for ages 4 and up, but is appropriate for all ages and learning levels – even pre-readers can participate! Laptops will be provided.
The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week (csedweek.org) and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. These events are sponsored by Washington State Library and Microsoft, and Friends of the Library groups.
Peninsula College Studium West presents “From Polecat Creek to Beaver Creek: Native son E. R. Murrow”
Professor of Journalism and historian, Rich Riski, will give a presentation about Egbert “Edward” R. Murrow and his ties to the West End at Peninsula College Forks on December 6th at 6:30 pm.
Born in Polecat Creek, North Carolina, Egbert R. Murrow was the descendant of four Scottish prisoners and indentured servants who sailed to Boston aboard the British merchantman ship, the John and Sara. His Quaker parents, Roscoe and Ethel, crossed America on board the transcontinental railroad to Seattle in 1914, when Egbert, the youngest of their children, was just 6. Murrow spent his formative years in Skagit County near Blanchard until his parents were forced to move West …once again. This time they landed in Beaver Creek on the Olympic Peninsula.
The young compass man who mapped out land for Bloedell-Donovan soon became the Washington State College basketball player, award-winning debater, and thespian we know as Edward. After college graduation in 1930, he moved to New York City to begin his public career in international education and diplomacy. Five years later, he joined CBS Radio.
Arguably the most influential journalist in American history, E.R. Murrow’s accomplishments would save dozens of Jews and academics from Hitler’s concentration camps, report news from London rooftops during WWII, destroy an alcoholic US Senator and demagogue, and bring life-saving clarity to cruel migration policies from the East Coast to the West Coast with a documentary called “Harvest of Shame” broadcast on …Thanksgiving Day.
The community is invited to Professor Riski’s fascinating talk. Studium West is a free monthly lecture series at Peninsula College, 481 S. Forks Ave, featuring a variety of topics from the arts to history and culture.
ANTS ANTS ANTS
Ants Ants Ants is an Oregon-based family band with original songs that evoke vivid imagery of childhood at its best. Songwriters Johnny Clay and Dave Gulick give stylistic nods to 1970’s era Sesame Street, School House Rock, and “The Point” by Harry Nilsson, targeting not only the kids in our lives, but the kid in all of us. Ants Ants Ants’ debut and award-winning album, “Why Why Why,” was released in May 2018.
Johnny Clay and Dave Gulick, the songwriters, performers and producers of Ants Ants Ants, have played their parts in Portland’s independent music scene for at least the last decade. Clay was the lead singer of The Dimes, a nationally touring indie-folk group. Gulick wrote and performed with the Portland indie-pop band Derby. Both still perform occasionally, but more often are making a living licensing their songs for film, television and brands. Lately, the duo has thrown all of their energy into creating songs and other media for the Ants Ants Ants project
This story time series will take place Friday September 14 and every Friday through May 31, 2019
Family Storytimes feature stories, music, rhymes, and plenty of movement and fun! Activities such as talking, reading, playing, and singing all play an important role in early childhood development. After each session, parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to visit and swap information about parenting resources in the community.
Books & Cookies
Fifth and Sixth Graders! Want to hang out and talk about books? Join friends new and old for Books & Cookies at the Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System! Talk about books, characters, and authors YOU love! Share and discuss your favorite titles with others and hear about new books that you may want to read in the future. There will be cookies, book conversations, and fun with friends!
This “just for fun” book group is for students in the 5th and 6th grades. Meet at the Forks Branch Library, at 3:30pm on the first Friday of each month beginning October 5.
Evening Talks: Garrett Dalan
Garrett is the Washington Coast Community Relations Manager for TNC. He will share some of the projects that are bridging work in economics, community and conservation areas. Garett is also part of the Emerald Edge Team of the TNC operating under a theory that “Puts Community first for Conservation that Lasts”. Garrett hopes you will attend to hear creative ideas and bring questions, challenges, and new ideas of your own to this causal presentation and conversation. Topics he will cover are TNC’s Partnerships, Forest lands owned and managed by TNC, Economic Development, and the Community Forests concept.
Evening Talks at ONRC is funded through the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund.
Refreshments will be served and a potluck of your favorite dessert is encouraged. For more information contact: Frank Hanson at 374-4556 or firstname.lastname@example.org.