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Events

Dec
5
Wed
FREE MICROSOFT OFFICE CERTIFICATION EXAMS @ Forks Branch Library
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm

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:

www.nols.org

ehelp@nols.org

 

 

NOLS: Computer Science Education Week @ NOLS: The Forks Branch Library
Dec 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

 

 

Dec
6
Thu
Lake Crescent Highway 101 Project @ Rainforest Arts Center
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 

Lake Crescent- Highway 101 Project

Peninsula College Studium West presents “From Polecat Creek to Beaver Creek: Native son E. R. Murrow” @ Peninsula College Forks
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm

 

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.

Dec
7
Fri
Family Storytime @ North Olympic Library System Forks Branch
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am

 

Family Storytime

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.

The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 Forks Avenue South. For more information about storytimes and other programs for youth, visit www.nols.org, call 360.374.6402, or email Youth@nols.org.

 

 

 

Books & Cookies
Dec 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Books & Cookies

Books and Cookies: a book discussion group for 5th & 6th graders

 

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 @ Olympic Natural Resource Center: Hemlock Forest Room
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm

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 fsh2@uw.edu.

 

Dec
8
Sat
FIESTA FAMILIAR @ Alder Grove Mobile Home Park
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

LA FIESTA FAMILIAR

The Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be offering a family storytime in Spanish at the Alder Grove Mobile Home Park in Forks. Fiesta Familiar will be held every Second Saturday at 1pm from October 13 through May 11.

Enjoy Spanish stories, songs, and games for children of all ages, as well as a snack. Sharing books and playing with children helps to increase early learning and reading development. Bring the whole family!

La Biblioteca de Forks del “North Olympic Library System” (NOLS) ofrecerá un evento familiar en español en el vecindario “Alder Grove Mobile Home Park” en Forks. La Fiesta Familiar se realizará cada segundo sábado del mes desde el 13 de octubre hasta el 11 de mayo a la 1pm.

Disfruten cuentos, canciones y juegos para todas las edades, con una pequeña botana. Compartir las maravillas de los libros y los juegos en familia ayuda a aumentar las destrezas de aprendizaje y lectura de los niños. ¡Traiga a toda la familia!

NOLS: Creativi Tea Programs @ Forks Library
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm

NOLS: Creativi Tea Programs

Attendees will be re-purposing discarded book pages to create new holiday decorations. There will be plenty of time to chat, sip, and add personal touches to your re-purposed creations with a variety of craft supplies. Additionally, there will be a lesson on how to re-use household materials for wrapping paper and holiday cards. This workshop is appropriate for all ages, though youth should be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required.

 

All supplies are provided. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Library and is a partnership with the Clallam County Waste Prevention Program and WSU Extension.

 

Dec
14
Fri
Family Storytime @ North Olympic Library System Forks Branch
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am

 

Family Storytime

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.

The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 Forks Avenue South. For more information about storytimes and other programs for youth, visit www.nols.org, call 360.374.6402, or email Youth@nols.org.