Community Announcements

NOLS hosts Olympic National Park’s

Perspectives Winter Speaker Series

Olympic National Park’s Perspectives Winter Speaker Series will be hosted by the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) via Zoom for the 2022 season. The free talks will be offered at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from January through April. Registration, available at, is required to attend the Zoom meeting. Participation at each program is limited to the first 100 registered attendees. Programs will be simultaneously streamed via the NOLS Facebook page for additional participants.

This series is sponsored by Olympic National Park, the Friends of Olympic National Park, and the North Olympic Library System. This season’s topics are:

January 11

Elwha Fish Tales in the Upper Elwha: Updates Since Dam Removal

Heidi Connor and Josh Geffre, Olympic National Park

Hear the latest updates on fish recovery in the Elwha River. Using a variety of techniques fisheries biologists have been monitoring fish response since the removal of two dams was completed in 2014.

February 8

Revisiting Stratigraphy of the Eocene to Miocene Sedimentary Rocks on the Olympic Peninsula

Erin Donaghy, PhD Student, Purdue University

This research aims to better understand sedimentary basin formation following accretion of a large oceanic plateau (Siletzia) to the Pacific Northwest approximately 50 million years ago. We document the sedimentary basin response to this collision by characterizing changing depositional environments and sediment routing pathways in basin deposits to understand how tectonic plate configurations changed during establishment of the modern Cascadia magmatic arc.

March 8

Forest Restoration on Exposed Sediments Along the Elwha River

James Kardouni and Jenise M. Bauman, Western Washington University

Riverbank lupine is a pioneering species that assimilate nitrogen through nitrogen-fixing bacteria in a form that is readily available to plants. The purpose of this study was to investigate lupine’s influence on conifer establishment in newly exposed soils that resulted from the removal of the dams on the Elwha River.

April 12

KIamath River Restoration

Josh Chenoweth, Klamath River Restoration

Josh Chenoweth managed the revegetation effort after dam removal on the Elwha River. He’s since moved to take on a similar role during Klamath River Restoration in Southern Oregon/Northern California. Learn about how lessons learned from Elwha revegetation and restoration are informing Klamath restoration.

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“The Price of Success is My Smile” to Lead Social Justice Week Events at PC Jan. 13

Port Angeles, WA. – Peninsula College will honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with Social Justice Week, beginning with a Studium Generale presentation by PC Upward Bound Director, Nitasha Lewis on Thursday, January 13.

“The Price of Success is My Smile,” will reflect on an important dialogue between Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin, and will include a lecture and discussion on code-switching.

Lewis earned her Associate in Applied Science/Addiction Studies and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management at Peninsula College. Additionally, she received her master’s degree from WGU in Management and Leadership. Her passions are advocating for social/economic liberation and education. As a first-generation student, she loves giving back and supporting students in their academic pursuits.

The online event is free and open to the public and will begin at 12:30 pm.

Join the Zoom meeting, Meeting ID: 822 7825 2780.

Battle of the Books 2022

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is excited to announce the 2022 Battle of the Books! Battle of the Books is a collaborative project between NOLS and schools in Clallam County, including homeschool students. Starting in February, Library staff will hold monthly book chats with fourth-grade students, including an after-school discussion group via Zoom. Participants will receive free copies of the three books to keep. Applications will be available from 4th grade teachers, online at, or pick one up at your local NOLS location. Applications are due Tuesday, February 1.

Students will read the following titles during the Battle of the Books program:

February: Stella Díaz Has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez

March: Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

April: The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

A final trivia competition will be held on Zoom on Friday, April 29 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For additional information, call 360.417.8500, send an email to [email protected], or visit This program is generously supported by local Friends of the Library groups.