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  • Wed Nov 17th, 2021 12:28pm
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Gratitude Garland Take & Make

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites people of all ages to explore your creativity and express gratitude with a Gratitude Garland! As 2021 winds down, what are you grateful for? Your health? Your friends? Your hair? Nothing is too small to be grateful for!

Stop by your NOLS branch beginning Thursday, Nov. 18 to pick up a kit to make a Gratitude Garland. The kit includes everything you need: pre-cut paper, a glue stick, marker, twine, and instructions. This is a great project for the entire family. Available while supplies last.

For more information this and other programs happening at your library, visit, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected], or follow North Olympic Library System on Facebook and Instagram.

Sanjena Sathian, Author of “Gold Diggers” to Join PC Studium Generale for Reading, Conversation Nov 18

Port Angeles, WA. – Peninsula College’s Studium Generale program will welcome Sanjena Sathian, award-winning novelist, for a reading and conversation online at 12:30 pm, Nov. 18.

Sathian is the author of Gold Diggers (Penguin Press, April 2021), which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and chosen as an Amazon Best of 2021 pick, a Good Morning America Buzz pick, a best book of April by CNN, Bustle, and Entertainment Weekly. She is currently working on the television adaptation with Mindy Kaling’s production company, Kaling International.

Her award winning short fiction, essays, and journalism can be found in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, Boulevard, The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME, and more.

Sathian is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she received a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship, and a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow.

The event is free and open to the public.

Join the Zoom event at Meeting ID: 820 2786 1421.

Gear Swap

The Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club is hosting a gear swap Saturday, Nov. 20 in the Black Ball Ferry parking lot (101 E Railroad Ave in downtown Port Angeles).

Drop off your skis, snowboards, bikes, kayaks, and other outdoor gear to sell between 5 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning 10 to 11 a.m., Come back to shop noon to 2 p.m. Unsold gear can be picked up at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per individual and $8 for a family. Get ready for winter recreation at the Hurricane Ridge Gear Swap!

Jazz Fans Invited to Enjoy

“Jazz in the PUB” at PC Nov. 30

Port Angeles, WA. – The 12-piece Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble will present their first indoor concert in nearly two years with “Jazz in the PUB”, Nov. 30.

“Our ‘Jazz on the Lawn’ concert, back in August, drew over 80 of our loyal jazz fans, and the performers appreciated that so much,” said Ensemble Director Dr. David P. Jones. “This is basically the same band that played that show, but with completely different music.”

The free performance will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the PUB (building J), at PC’s Port Angeles campus. The series is an informal chance to hear the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Jones.

“This a great way to encounter jazz,” Jones said. “It provides a chance for PC faculty, administrators and staff to take a break from their busy day with live jazz as the attraction. And, of course, the community is always welcome.”

The 12-piece ensemble will play music by Thelonious Monk, Maynard Ferguson, Jimmy Van Heusen, Elmo Hope, Milt Jackson, Ray Bryant, Mike Dana and two world premieres by Jones. These compositions range from 1939-2020 and cover a variety of styles from swing to rock.

The performers in this band represent some of the very best jazz that the North Olympic Peninsula has to offer. From Port Angeles are Richard “Doc” Thorson (tenor sax), Ken Young (trumpet), Aiden Gale (trombone), Marge Rosen (drum set), Kendall Melton (bass), Max Larsen (bass) and David Jones (keyboards/director). From Sequim are Andy Geiger (alto + tenor sax), Jim Bradbury (trumpet), Jeff Dingle (trombone), Steve Burdick (trombone), and Elaine Gardner-Morales (bass). John Adams (alto sax + bass clarinet) hails from Port Townsend.

Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 40 guests in the concert area due to COVID safety protocols -no exceptions. Masks must be worn at all times while in the building.

Attendees are asked provide space between households in the seating area, and will not be asked to provide proof of vaccination for the concert. PC staff will be present at the event to help with spacing requirements and to answer any questions about the protocols.

At this time, no eating or drinking will be allowed in the PUB, with the Market and Deli serving as take out only.