You can learn a lot about Olympia, WA by doing some online research. There are places people hang out and talk, government-related resources, a number of active bloggers, and the usual social media activity that occurs between residents of a town.

Olympia on social media:

Flickr

Olympia on forums:

Reddit Olympia

OPIUM - Olympia Punk Indie Underground Music. A google group. You'll have to sign up to view posts.