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PW! Update September 13, 2022


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The U.S. and the Holocaust- A Live Conversation with Filmmakers

September 13th 7 pm ET from PBS Learning Media

Deepen your understanding of the landscape of Holocaust education in the U.S. – tune in for a virtual conversation with the directors of the new three-part PBS documentary, "The U.S. and The Holocaust."

With filmmakers Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein, and moderator Gretchen Skidmore, we will examine America's response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the 20th century, consider a range of questions that remain relevant to society today, and learn how media can be used as a tool to bring critical conversations about the Holocaust into the classroom.

...Parts 2 and 3 coming soon!

By registering on this page you will receive access to all episodes and the recordings. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one-hour virtual professional learning event.

October is Reslience Month

The library will have events, activities, and celebrations throughout the month.

SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE - View more Details at

  • October 1 - Resilience Kits - Pick up a free kit to make a Tin Box Diorama in commemoration of Day of the Dead.

  • October 4 - The New Science of Thriving: Prioritizing Possibilities for Child, Family and Community Flourishing

  • October 10 - Indigenous Peoples’ Day Poetry Reading (See flyer below)

  • October 15 - DÍa de Culturas: Celebrando la Diversidad Latinoamericana

  • October 17 - Take & Make: Day of the Dead –Tin Box Diorama

  • October 21 - Generational Clarity (Trauma Informed Strategies): An Indigenous Perspective

  • October 27 - Exploring Climate Anxiety and Building Community Resilience Together


Watch videos here….

Millennial dads are spending three times as much time withtheir kids as their fathers spent with them. Back in 1982, 43% of fathers admitted they would never change a diaper. Today, that number is down to about 3%.

Resource GUFF facts on Instagam Facts by GUFF

3 Times It's OK to Bend the Rules

Our family has endured school car lines for over a decade and here's what I've learned: Car line brings out the worst in people. The time I hoisted my daughter over the school fence and told her to run ranks among the top of my unpolished parenting moments. As I watched the custodian close the gate, the thought of pulling my toddler and newborn out of the car (to walk my eldest in through the front office) was just too much. She cleared the fence and ran, and I realized I'd hit a new car line low.

I wasn't proud of that hasty decision, and I never chucked my daughter over the fence again. But breaking that rule sure simplified my life in a moment when following the rules felt like it might break me. I'll never be a poster girl for breaking the rules, but here are a few times it might be OK to bend them.



From Mind in the Making Facebook page: There are many fun activities that you can do at home to help your child learn and engage. Check out this playdough recipe for hours of play! credit:


YMCA of Port Angeles - 7th Grade

Registration: Start of 7th grade school year
Location: YMCA of Port Angeles and YMCA of Sequim
Cost: Free for 7th Grade Students

Why 7th Graders?

Research shows that seventh-grade is a critical time in a young peron's life when exposure to risk factors greatly increases. Risk factors are conditions or influences that have been shown to increase the likelihood for unhealthy behaviors including substance abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, school drop out and violence. It is also during the early teen years that youth begin to distance themselves from family and positive support.

News and Research

Little Free Pantries in Clallam County- Great Community Resources!!!!

Employment Opportunities

Banbury Corner Children’s Center

  • Toddler Teacher 12-30 months of age (Port Angeles) Full-time $18-$20 per hr. Email updated resume or Call Angeline to arrange to drop off resume 360.912.3363

Peninsula Pre-3 Cooperative

  • Toddler Teacher approximately 10 hrs. per week $18 per hr. To apply: send resume, cover letter and contact information tor references to

Employment | Peninsula College

  • Early Childhood Specialist 2; full-time, temporary

First Step Family Support Center

Lower Elwha Head Start & Early Education

Quileute Tribe -Early Childhood Education


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