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Lopez Library goes to the dogs

On August 7th, Lopez Library went to the dogs. Dogs as reading companions, that is. Research has proven that children who are hesitant to read aloud may be encouraged by reading to a dog, who never judges their reading abilities. Thirteen girls and boys signed up to read with one of three canine listeners: Picasso…Read more

Marine Animal Identification reveals a wealth of creatures

Cucumbers in the sea? Green shrimp with hunchbacks? The myriad of animals in a washtub of seawater from Fisherman’s Bay is astounding. Russel Barsh of Kwiaht, the island’s scientific-based organization, amazed and informed kids and adults alike at the Lopez Island Library event sponsored by the Friends of the Lopez Library. Five tweens/teens and 9…Read more

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo a re-sounding success!

If you entered the Lopez Island Library last Saturday, August 5th between 1:00-3:30pm, you might have thought you were in a music school instead. Sounds of strings, brass and flutes mingled with laughter and learning as kids of all ages discovered the magic of musical instruments. The Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored by the Lopez…Read more

Art in the Display Case: Joyce Lyster

The Library is pleased to feature the calligraphy art of Joyce Lyster in the library’s Display Case. Joyce Lyster loves the art of beautiful letters or calligraphy as it is called. She has studied them, practiced them, played with them, and used them for over 30 years. They are a very “useful” art form in…Read more

Art in the Library: Peter Cavanagh – Saturday, August 2nd, 5:00 p.m.

Wildlife of the Galápagos Islands Opening of Exhibition with Reception and Lecture, Saturday, August 2nd, 5:00 p.m. Lopez Library The Galápagos Islands are an iconic location for biologists and wildlife enthusiasts because of their influence on Charles Darwin, who spent 36 days in the archipelago during 1836 as the naturalist aboard H.M.S. Beagle. Much of…Read more