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NPR’S Great Reads of 2017

Visit the Book Concierge, NPR’s guide to 2017 great reads. Explore more than 350 books that NPR staff and critics loved this year. As a bonus, the Lopez Library has many of the books on display. They’re waiting for you at the library! NPR’s Book Concierge

Calling all writers – Lopez Writes Survey

The Lopez Island Library is creating a writing program called Lopez Writes. This is modeled off of the very successful Seattle Public Library writing program. Help us tailor the program to fit Lopez Island! The program will begin in January 2018. Please take our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BGRB8YN

Lopez Island Library Receives “STAR Library” Distinction

Your Lopez Island Library is thrilled to receive a STAR Library distinction for the 8th year in a row. Only three libraries in Washington State were selected for this national award:  Seattle Public, King County, and your Lopez Island Library. STAR Libraries are selected through the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service which is…Read more

December Reader Spotlight – Lorna Reese

Welcome to the monthly installment of Reader Spotlight – in which we ask a library patron to tell us about their favorite books. Lorna Reese is our December reader, and she shares a selection of seven favorites: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy, Dalva by Jim Harrison, the…Read more

Art in the Library presents Ruth van Doren and Scott Hatch

The Lopez Library is pleased to feature the photography of Scott Hatch and the mixed media of Ruth van Doren. Both shows will run from December 1st, 2017 to February 22nd, 2018. Ruth van Doren’s show titled “BOOKS + BLING” will be in the cabinet. In her own words: “In the 1960’s, my first production…Read more

Fall Happenings at the Lopez Island Library

  Want to stay up to date with what is going on at the library?  Sample our Fall Newsletter for the latest news on new staff, services, and programs. Brought to you by the Lopez Island Library Staff.  

First Tuesdays at 11am. Who are you? Discover the answer at the Lopez Library!

Join Lopez Library’s  Librarian Lou Pray and genealogy expert Georgeana Cook (Breadcrumbs) for Beginning Genealogy.  Get started learning the basics.  Bring your laptop for assistance with the library’s ancestry.com tool.  It’s fun, informative and easier to get started than you may know! Free to all. For more information call the library at 360-468-2265 or email…Read more

Wednesday, 7pm, Volcanoes & Climate Change: An Evening with Ian Lange

Unmatched in their power and violence, volcanoes are also beautiful and surprisingly beneficial. As revealed in Ian Lange’s new book “Volcanoes: What’s Hot and What’s Not on Earth and in Our Solar System”, the molten rock beneath our feet continues to shape our world and contributes to the chemistry of life itself. Join geologist and…Read more

Friday, December 8th, 4pm – Felicity Green Reading

The Lopez Library welcomes local author Felicity Green for a reading on Friday, December 8th at 4pm in the Community Room from her new inspirational memoir “Who Are You?” (Available now on Amazon and at the Lopez Library). The book tells of the author’s challenges and how she faced them and gained insight into herself.…Read more

Saturday, December 9th, 12pm – Make holiday cards with us!

Make your holiday cards at the library! Drop by the community room between 12pm and 4pm. For your entertainment, holiday films will play on the big screen. We provide card-making and collage supplies, you bring your creativity! Feel free to bring your own supplies to share. Hot cocoa and treats provided.

Tuesday, December 5th, 4pm – Charles Givens Talks Trains

Train enthusiasts and history buffs are invited to a special presentation on Tuesday, December 5th at 4pm in the Lopez Library Community Room. Charles Givens will talk about his new book “From Main Lines to Logging Lines.” Charles Givens is a lifelong learner who retired with his wife, Nancy, after a varied career as a…Read more