Let’s work together to end hunger
5th Annual Tuna Drive
Collections through to April 30th
Help us collect as much canned tuna fish as we can for the local food bank
On Tuesday, April 30, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will join hundreds of libraries across the nation in celebration of El Día de los Niños (Children’s Day). The Forks Branch Library celebration will be held from 4-5pm and feature games, music, treats, and lots of fun! Children who attend will receive a free book in honor of the holiday.
Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. Día is also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Día happens year-round, since sharing good books with children should take place every day, but on April 30, libraries, community partners, and families have extra special celebrations to mark the year. NOLS has a wide range of books for all ages available in Spanish. In addition, patrons may request books in other languages from libraries around the country through the interlibrary loan service.
Additional Information This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Forks Library. The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 Forks Avenue South. For more information about this and other programs for youth, visit www.nols.org, call 360.374.6402, or email Youth@nols.org.
Forks Chamber of Commerce
Business Meeting and Lorraine Ralson, 2020 Census
“No Host” lunch featuring a weekly lunch special, soup of the day, clam chowder or order off the menu. Your choice!
Is there any such thing as a free lunch? Every Chamber member that attends a Business Meeting will have a chance to win a free lunch! The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have to win.
Meetings are open to the public.
Coffee with Comrades
Hosted by the Forks VFW Post 9106
Any and all Veterans are welcome at the Forks VFW Thursday mornings from 0700 to about 0900. The coffee is fresh, hot, and free!
Stand Down May 2, 2019
Open to all veterans
Homeless veterans, veterans in need and immediate dependent family members
A one-day operation offered three times a year in May, July and October, and is designed to provide over 20 different organizations all located in one place. Hot meals provided: Breakfast and Lunch
Connecting veterans with medical/dental screening, screening info for colon and breast cancer, housing information, employment and education, veteran benefits, counseling, legal aid, haircuts, food, pet supplies, new clothing and more.
Not a government agency. All funding is received through donations and grants. All money is used directly for veterans and Stand Down events. No salaries are paid to the staff of veterans and community members. It is a special day for homeless veterans and all veterans in need especially those with immediate dependent families.
A day for the community to stop by to say “Thank You” to our veterans and also to sign up to become a member.
FREE TRANSPORTATION on Clallam and Jefferson Transit buses.
Join us in a National Day of Prayer
Gathering will be May 2, 12:00 at the Forks Transit Center
Casper Babypants Concert
A perennial favorite, Caspar Babypants returns to the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) for a 2019 library concert tour! Caspar Babypants will be performing on Thursday, May 2 at the Sequim Boys and Girls Club at 10:30am, and then at the Port Angeles Main Library at 6:30pm. Continuing the fun, there will be another show at the Forks Branch Library on Friday, May 3 at 10:30am.
Seattle native, Caspar Babypants (aka Chris Ballew of the band The Presidents of the United States of America) makes family-friendly music about interesting topics like a bubble that doesn’t follow the crowd, a butterfly driving a truck, googly eyes, and many more. On his website, babypantsmusic.com, Ballew has also written short background stories for his songs, providing interesting and entertaining insight into his source of creative ideas. According to Will James on Geek Dad, “Not only do both of my kids enjoy listening to his music, but my wife and I can listen to it over and over without wanting to stick things in our ears!”
For more information about this and other programs for youth, call 360.417.8500, send an email to Youth@nols.org, or visit www.nols.org. The Sequim Branch Library is located at 630 North Sequim Avenue. The Port Angeles Main Library is located at 2210 South Peabody Street.
The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 Forks Avenue South. This program is generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library and Friends of Sequim Library.
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.