The public is invited to discuss “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
In this fable, Renee, a concierge, is a closet intellectual, and 12-year-old Paloma is secretly suicidal. They live parallel lives in the same Paris apartment building until a perceptive Japanese businessman named Ozu moves in.
Copies of the book are available at the Sequim Library or can be requested online at www.nols.org.
Drop-ins are welcome. For information visit www.nols.org or contact branch manager Lauren Dahlgren at 683-1161 or Sequim@nols.org.
Drumming in the new year
The Port Angeles Library drums in the new year and kicks off the 2011 Art in the Library exhibit series from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.
Works by local artists Roxanne Grinstad, Nita Ann Foraker and Raymond Steele will be displayed and refreshments will be served.
The Dancing Hands Drum Circle will share energetic rhythms from 6-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the fun; drummers and dancers are welcome to join the circle. Drums and percussion instruments will be available for sharing.
Limited library services will be available during this after-hours event.
The art exhibit will be displayed through February. Port Angeles’ Art in the Library is a collaborative library/community project supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.
For more information, contact Margaret Jakubcin, assistant library director, at 417-8505 or AssistantDirector@nols.org or go to www.nols.org and click on “Events.”