Community Announcements

  • Thu Dec 30th, 2021 12:50pm
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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 are held on Zoom at 11 a.m. on the Third Tuesday of every month. 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.

On Tuesday, January 18, at 11 a.m. there will be a book discussion of The Neuroscience of Memory: Seven Skills to Optimize Your Brain Power, Improve Memory, and Stay Sharp at Any Age by Sherrie D. All, Ph.D. The group will complete and discuss worksheet activities from the book, and explore other resources on the topic. To borrow a print copy of the book, email [email protected] or call 360-417-8500 x7708. Digital eAudio copies of the book are also available for instant download on hoopla; ask any staff member for help using hoopla.

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.



IRS-certified AARP TAX-AIDE volunteers will be available again this year to prepare and electronically file tax returns at several sites in the Clallam and Jefferson County area.

The service is free of charge. The TAX-AIDE program is sponsored by the IRS and the AARP Foundation and is available for low-and-middle-income taxpayers of ALL ages.

The IRS certified TAX-AIDE volunteers will be available starting on Feb. 5, 2022, and throughout the tax season, which extends until April 15th, 2022. You must make an appointment at all locations. There will be no walk-in services provided. We will begin taking appointments in January.

Service Locations

Forks Concerned Citizens Center

945 South Forks Avenue

Appointment Required 360-461-3642

Port Angeles Senior Center

328 East 7th Street

Appointment Required 360-457-7004

Sequim Shipley Senior Center

921 East Hammond Street

Appointment Required 360-452-6147

Tri-Area Community Center

10 West Valley Road, Chimacum

Appointment Required 360-390-4014, option 4

Port Townsend Community Center

620 Tyler Street

Appointment Required 360-390-5250 (NEW)

Quilcene Community Center

294952 US-101 Appointment Required 360-316-1339 (NEW)

Weather forces crews to

reschedule overnight SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge closures for repairs

Critical maintenance work on the State Route 104 Hood Canal Bridge has been rescheduled due to unfavorable weather. Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews will close the bridge to vehicle traffic for three consecutive nights for more than five continuous hours.

Nightly beginning 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning:

Tuesday, Jan. 4

Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Thursday, Jan. 6.

Due to the nature of the work, the bridge will not open for any traffic including emergency response. The work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.

The overnight closures allow crews to continue work on a project that replaces and bolsters bridge equipment.

Travelers can get information about the Hood Canal Bridge via WSDOT email alerts, and the WSDOT app.