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Thursday Tech Time with Director Lou Pray; 6-7 PM, Dec. 2014-May 2015

Beginning December 18th drop by each Thursday evening for a free introduction to Digital Skills Development with the library’s director Lou Pray. Learn how to use your Kindle, tablet, or iPad more effectively including how to download free electronic movies, music, and books on to your devices/computers. Need help setting up email, operating your Smartphone…Read more

Free Online DMV Practices Tests Now Available

Taking your driving test soon? Every person with a driver’s license, from a regular commuter to a racecar driver, started exactly where you are right now: worried about passing their permit test. In the past, the only thing you could do was pick up the study manual from the DMV and go over each page…Read more

Lopez Library ranked as “Star Library” for the 5th year in a row

Did you know your Lopez Island Library ranks as a “Star Library,” according to national publication, Library Journal (LJ)? The LJ Index is a measurement tool that compares U.S. public libraries with their spending peers based on four types of output measures of their per capita use. Due to our usage per capita of our…Read more

New Book Club Started

Five “youthful adults” gathered at the Lopez Bookshop in October for the first meeting of The Lopez Youth Book Group (official name yet to be determined!). They talked about The Giver, a Newbery-award winning science fiction novel by Lois Lowry. In December, they discussed Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein (teen historical fiction) and selected titles for…Read more

Art in the Display Case: Artist Marjorie Dye “Quilling”

Marjorie Dye began quilling three years ago with her original motivation simply to make greeting cards for friends and family.  Her work grew from there its delicate designs are now on view in the library’s display case.  In the 13th century, nuns and monks decorated religious items using strips of paper trimmed from the gilded…Read more

Leave No Trace and PEAK Program

Why is it important to: Know Before You Go? Choose the Right Path? Trash Your Trash? Leave What You Find? Be Careful with Fire? Respect Wildlife? Be Kind to Other Visitors? Lopez Island kids are conducting hands-on activities and exploring the library grounds to answer these questions and learn more about making good decisions to…Read more