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“Images” the Photographs of Artist Tommer Roush, Oct. 7-Nov. 18th throughout the library. Artist Reception Fri., Oct. 7th 3-5PM

The Lopez Island Library proudly presents “IMAGES”, the photographs of Tommer Roush.  Don’t miss this beautiful work.  The artist shared the following statement: “As a child I was fortunate enough to travel with my family.  We had many adventures.  My father was never without his camera capturing the images of our childhood.  I remember seeing…Read more

“Ceramic Boat Show” the work of Artist Pete Kuentzel, Oct. 7th-Nov. 18th in the Library’s Glass Case, Artist Reception Fri. Oct. 7th 3-5PM

Join the library in welcoming the work of ceramic artist Pete Kuentzel. Artist’s reception Oct. 7th, 3-5PM.  Artist Statement:  “Fishing boats, tug boats, and ferries ply Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. The forms of these work boats are a fascination. They offer visual studies of harmony and dissonance. I find them graceful and awkward.…Read more

You spoke, we listened!

The results of the Lopez Library 2016 survey were, as always, full of support for what our library provides, praise for the helpful and friendly library staff members, and chock full of ideas for what ELSE we could do for the community.  In addition to providing useful input for collection additions and program suggestions, the…Read more

International Travel Helper – Global Road Warrior

Are you a world traveler or at least an armchair one?  Dig into your destination with Global Road Warrior  free from the library. This is a massive database of constantly updated proprietary editorial and graphics for 175 countries of the world. It provides deep content coverage in major topic areas of society and culture, travel,…Read more

Art in the Library: “Washed Up” the Artwork of Ilene Bernstein; August 26 through October 7, 2016

The Lopez Island Library is grateful to feature the interesting work of artist Ilene Bernstein.  The artist shared this statement……………………… Washed Up: A series of assemblages made from wooden debris worn by water and time and washed up on Lopez beaches.  Components have been minimally altered and constructions are assembled like puzzles.  “Having spent nearly…Read more

This Saturday! Author Molly Swan-Sheeran Reads New Work, Sat. Aug. 20th 2-3PM

A favorite local poet, Molly Swan-Sheeran reads her new work. Swan-Sheeran is known for her collections of poems “Harpo Marx Angels” and “Double Rainbow”. Her work is splendidly written & often laced with our island landscape. The Lopez Library is proud to present this program featuring a terrific local author.

36th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic Video

Watch the 36th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic Video. If you couldn’t attend this years Teddy Bear Picnic, here is your chance to witness the fun.  Children of all ages enjoyed the musical whimsy of Bill Johnson, a local Lopez Island musician,  with singalongs and frolic.  The afternoon was complete with a visit from our own…Read more

Art in the Library: “Bounty: Know Your Farmer”, Profiles and Photographs; July 15 through August 26, 2016

Lopez Island Farmers, Food, and Community tell our local food story through beautiful photographs and intriguing profiles by Iris Graville about the dedicated people who grow our food. Twenty-eight Lopez Island farms are participating in this community funded three-year project sponsored by the Lopez Community Land Trust (LCLT) and Lopez Locavores. In 2014 local photographers…Read more

Tell us about it!

The Lopez Island Library is updating our long-range plan and would like to hear from as many members of our community as possible to better understand future needs.  Please take this short survey and be sure to indicate if you want to be part of any future planning meetings.  We want our library to be…Read more

2016 Summer Reading Program begins Friday, June 17th!

On Your Mark, Get Set … READ!   The Lopez Island Library is excited to announce the 2016 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set … READ!” It begins Friday, June 17 and runs for 8 weeks, ending on Saturday, August 13. TWEENS & TEENS Students entering grades 6-12 will…Read more

Ready to learn a new language? Sign up for Pronunciator

Learn a foreign-language on-the-go with the latest Library digital tool: Pronunciator. To help you get started the library is providing tutorials each Monday from 4-5 pm in the library’s community room.  Bring your device and we’ll help you get started! Pronunciator features: Full-featured native apps for all Android, Apple and Kindle Fire devices. Up to…Read more

Seas of Change: Marine Birds as Sentinels of a Warming Ocean with Professor Julia K. Parrish; Fri., Sept. 23-7:00PM, Lopez Library

As part of National Public Lands Day Lopez Island presents Day for the Bay.  This year’s focus is the Migratory Birds Centennnial.  In conjunction with the centennial, COASST, San Juan County Land Bank, KWIAHT, San Juan Islands National Monument and the Lopez Island Library proudly host Executive Director of the Coastal Observation & Seabird Survey…Read more