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13th Documentary showing, Saturday Feb 25 at 2-4pm

Join us for the free film and discussion! 13th is an Oscar nominated 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the “intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States;”[2] it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery (unless…Read more

Looking for funding for your non-profits? Try Grantstation

The library recently subscribed to GrantStation.com, Inc. (GrantStation) offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process.  Contact us today for your login information and training. GrantStation provides access to a searchable…Read more

Free tech training classes for 2017

Ten free classes will be held in the library throughout the coming year to promote technological confidence and best practices within our San Juan Islands community. Led by Steve Wambsganss and Gene Nery, these Rock Tech Seminars are two-hour lectures open to everyone and free to the public. They will be available every week on…Read more

Library closing early due to snowy conditions

The library will close at 4pm on Wednesday February 8, 2017 due to snowy roads.  Please call 468-2265 or check here in the morning for updates. Please drive safely and settle in with a good book and hot beverage!  

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: “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

Patron Brenda Asterino Movie picks

Faithful library patron Brenda Asterino has spent the last several months compiling a list of categories for our DVD collection. Her desire is to help people find DVDs when they come in to the library that match their interests. She created a series of lists which includes her own delightful commentary and a brief description…Read more