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“The First Years of Your Orchard” by Bruce Pape, Thursday, September 23, 2021

Learn how to enjoy excellent home harvested tree fruit from your very own yard from Bruce Pape, who has been nurturing fruit trees for over forty years. Thursday, Sept. 23 he will talk about fruit trees in the residential setting during his Zoom presentation from noon to 1 p.m.

Planning to plant some trees this fall? Listen in and find out what you are getting into. You purchased a new home, and it has fruit trees in the yard. Fruit trees, what do you do with them? They need care. Pape will review the necessary orchard chores. YOU must keep them a manageable size in limited spaces or else. High-density planting can lead to successive ripening and more diversity in what you harvest. The myriad of fruit tree varieties will be covered lightly.

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Phone: Call: 253 215 8782; Meeting ID: 913 3437 8338, Passcode: 673896.

For over 30 years, Bruce taught in the Earth Sciences and Geography Department at Central Michigan University. Graduate work was at Arizona State and Michigan State Universities.

Pape has been a Master Gardener since 2012 and in that first year became coordinator of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden orchard. He continues in that position where he answers queries from the public pertaining to fruit trees. As a result, his knowledge of fruit trees, especially apples, has blossomed.

The “Green Thumbs Garden Tips” education series, sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners, is held on the second and fourth Thursday each month through October. In November, December, and January, one lecture is offered. Scheduled presentations are subject to change. Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming presentations. For questions, call 360-565-2679.

Intentional Aging: Monthly Discussion Group

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is excited to announce Intentional Aging, a new monthly discussion group for adults. This program will explore Intentional Aging topics and practices through book discussions, activities, presenters, and more. Meetings will be held on Zoom at 11am on the Third Tuesday of every month, beginning September 21.

This program is scheduled to run through 2022. Attending monthly is encouraged, but all are welcome to join any meeting. Drop-ins are welcome. Register to receive Zoom login information and free resources.

Topics for this program are a deeper dive into the Six Dimensions of Aging Well inspired by the Aging Mastery Playbook from the National Council On Aging.

Upcoming sessions

September 21 – Getting to Know You – an introduction to the program

October 19 – Mindfulness, Movement and Breath

November 16 – Book Discussion. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite

December 21 – Telling Your Story

Find full information about each session and register for the program at, or by contacting your NOLS branch.

This program is generously supported by local Friends of the Library Groups. For additional information on programs and services happening at your library, visit, email [email protected], or follow North Olympic Library System on Facebook and Instagram.

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month – Celebrando la Diversidad Latina

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month with two events; Las Cuatro Culturas con Amigos de Seattle, and Empanadas Colombianas with Carlos Osorio.

Cuatro Pueblos Culturales de Guatemala: Miércoles 15 de Septiembre a las 12:30pm, Amigos de Seattle Radio, This program will be presented in Spanish.

Este programa se presentará en español. NOLS está colaborando con la radio comunitaria Amigos de Seattle para reconocer el bicentenario de la independencia de Guatemala. Maestro Luis Amado presentará Las Cuatro Culturas de Guatemala por transmisión en vivo en la radio y la red.

Empanadas Colombianas will be shared on the NOLS website and social media on Tuesday, September 21.

Celebrate La Diversidad Latina on the North Olympic Peninsula by learning to make Colombian empanadas with Sequim resident Carlos Osorio. Carlos is an accomplished chef and baker. Trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Carlos now teaches baking at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center and shares his students’ work at the twice-monthly Food Not Bombs Community Lunches in Port Angeles as well as other community events.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

For more information about this and other events and services happening at your library, visit, call 360.417.8500, or email [email protected] Para más información sobre esto y otros eventos y servicios de su biblioteca, visite, llame 360.417.8500, o mande un correo electrónico a [email protected]

Rain or Shine! Outdoor Storytime

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites children and their caregivers to attend Rain or Shine! Outdoor Storytime. These outdoor storytimes will be held September 7 through October 30 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Sequim Branch Library (in the field behind the library), on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Port Angeles Main Library (on the lawn outside of the children’s area), and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Tillicum Park in Forks.

This all-ages storytime features 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.

This program takes place outside — rain or shine! Bring a blanket to sit on and a way to keep dry if it’s rainy, and get ready for some fun together! Masks are encouraged for everyone ages 2 and up.

For more information about Storytime, email [email protected] This program is generously supported by Friends of the Library groups at all four NOLS branches. To learn more about what’s happening at your library this fall, visit, call 360.417.8500, or follow North Olympic Library System on social media.