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25 things you didn’t know about sharks, talk by Gene Helfman

July 26, 2014 at 7 P.M – 8 P.M. held at the Lopez Island Library. Do you find sharks fascinating and/or mysterious? Are you one of the thousands of persons who suffer from a fear of sharks? You have Galeophobia.  Maybe you’d benefit from a talk by Gene Helfman, author of Sharks, the Animal Answer…Read more

Meet new library staff: Beth St. George

Meet new part-time library staff member Beth St. George, whose duties will include cataloging and assisting with the children’s collection and activities. Prior to moving to Lopez Island this past March, Beth served as an elementary school librarian for 8 years. She introduced youngsters to the wonders of quality literature, the organization of the library,…Read more

Saturday Digital How-To class

Every Saturday starting June 28th at 1:00 pm, Lou Pray holds a how-to class for those interested in learning how to access the free digital content (movies, music, e-books, audiobooks, e-journals, etc.) through the library’s Digital Hub. She also has iPads, Kindles, Nooks, iPods available – a sort of Digital Petting Zoo – to give…Read more

Tween & Teen Event: Sew Electric! Electric Glowing Wrist Bands

Join the Lopez Island Library and the Lopez Island Family Resource Center, Tuesday, July 29th from 1:00 – 2:30 for a Tween and Teen Event:  Sew Electric! Electric Glowing Wrist Bands!  Participants will sew LED lights on to wrist bands creating their own very individual accessory. All materials provided to set your wrist aglow!  $20…Read more

Yoga for kids – Saturdays 10-11 with Llewellyne Arden

Yoga for Kids Llewellyne Arden leads kids in a fun filled hour of yoga at the Lopez Library Saturdays July 19th, 26th & August 9th, 16th & 23rd  10:00 am – 11:00 am Fun-filled and fast-paced, this yoga class is especially for kids! Students get a chance to move, be an animal or make a…Read more

Read to a Dog, Thursday August 7th

Research has show that reluctant readers are more open to reading aloud to an uncritical audience like a canine listener.   We have openings for readers to come in and read to Chester and his friend Picasso. Dusty the corgi will be listening in too! Join us Thursday, August 7th from 1-2:30 for this free event…Read more

Display Case: Sally Anaya

The Library is pleased to feature the fiber art of Sally Anaya in the Display Case. Sally speaks of her creative process in the statement below. Please visit her website and blog, A Fiber Artist on Lopez Island, for more information. “Sally Anaya has been weaving baskets for over 27 years, and teaching for 22…Read more

Art in the Library: Sheila Simpson

Lopez Island Library is pleased to exhibit the diverse work of Sheila Simpson. Sheila discusses the environmental consciousness and history behind her work in the statement below. Please visit her webpage for more information: Shelia Simpson Studio “One of the factors that motivates me to use Egg Tempera is a concern for the environment. As…Read more

Self checkout now available

Lines are not something Lopezians are used to seeing most of the year.  But in July….yeah, get ready to wait your turn.  To help with this somewhat, we’ve set up a station for self-checkouts at the library.  The new station is touchscreen so even if you don’t like use computers, you can touch the screen…Read more

The Youth Graphic Novel Suggestion Lists

Written by Attie P. You may have noticed the graphic novel suggestions lists in the young adult and children’s sections of the library. What we’re trying to do is get a list of purchase suggestions for graphic novels so that the library can expand their selections. What we’d like you to do is write the…Read more