Category Archives: Classes & Workshops

Starts February 16th – Free Computing Classes From Rock Island

Introducing Free Tech classes – TECH MADE EASY!

These classes are provided by Rock Island Communications and held in the Lopez Island Library Meeting Room from 10:30am – 12:30pm.


FridayFeb 16

iPhone Tips and Tricks


With the release of the first iPhone just under ten years ago, a revolution took place in how we communicate with each other, how we receive and process information and how we entertain ourselves. In this seminar we will take a look at some of the various devices on the market, the pros and cons to the different operating systems and a quick look at the ways, benefits in syncing our photos and content.

  • Swiping, Multitouch, Tapping.
  • Basic concepts in syncing photos, videos and music
  • Managing limited space


FridayMarch 16

iPhone Photography


Today’s iPhones have very capable cameras. However, most of its features are not necessarily obvious or easily found

Let’s explore what can be done on just the iPhone’s camera and the apps that can take better advantage of it.



FridayApril 13

Photo Editing and Organizing in Apple’s Photos App


Get your photos organized into albums and events.
Learn about the different file formats – their advantages and disadvantages. Learn how to crop, brighten, enhance and share your photos.



Fridday – May 11

Smart TVs, Streaming with Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick and More

  • Get a better handle on how to forego cable and satellite.What’s possible? What isn’t?
  • Get to know your remote control and why are they so hard to use?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages?
  • What about my favorite channels?


FridayJune 15

Email Tips and Tricks

  • Good email habits keep you and your contacts safe.
    • Learn about attachments, CC, BCC and correct email forwarding etiquette.
  • Learn how to share websites, Facebook posts and pages and more.
  • What’s the difference between Webmail and an Email Client?



FridayJuly 13

Web Browsers and Internet Security

  • Get the most out of your Web Browser.
  • Learn how to use Tabs, allow or block Pop-Ups and improve your web surfing experience.
  • forming good online habits, learning what to avoid, malware prevention
  • secure password creation and how to organize those passwords.



Monday – August 10

Facebook Tips and Tricks

In this class we will talk about various aspects Facebook.

Its uses, etiquette, what to do and not do.

How it can be used for staying in contact with old friends and family as well as an online presence for businesses.


Monday – September 14

Cloud Computing and Backups

This class covers Cloud computing. The concept, ins and outs, advantages and disadvantages as well as other computer backup options.

Genealogy resumes Feb 6th: Who are you? Discover the answer at the Lopez Library!

Who are you?

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 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 Lou at

All classes from 11am – 1pm in the Library Community Room. Winter Dates:

Tuesday,February 6th, 11am – 1pm (with special guest Boyd Pratt)

Tuesday, March 13th, 11am – 1pm (Irish Family History)

Tuesday, April 10th, 11am – 1pm (topic TBA)



The zines are here! Zine Week at the Lopez Library

What are zines?  Zines are alternative and radical literature, comix, and independent publications. Pronounced “zeen” – short for magazine or fanzine.  Anyone can publish a zine, including YOU! Got a topic you love? Got something to say about it? Come make zines with us!  Open to all adults and teens.

October 16th – 27th Stop by the library to see our display of local and not-so-local zines. Yes, you can touch and read them! Go here for a list of some of the zines on display: 2017 Lopez Zine Week Collection

Thursday, October 19th, 7-9pm, Community Room, Zine 101: An Interactive Presentation

What is a zine? Who makes zines? How do I make and distribute a zine? Led by Jaina and Yoram, your friendly neighborhood zinesters! Everyone leaves with a zine!

Saturday October 21st, 1 – 5pm, Community Room, It’s a Zine-Making Party!

We provide the supplies (collage materials, typewriter, sharpies, paper cutter, copy machines, etc.) and caffeine and snacks to keep you going. Make your own zine and be sure to leave a copy for our display! Feel free to bring your own zine-making supplies to share.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lopez Island Library

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo is coming August 12th 12 – 2pm

The Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored by the Friends of the Lopez Island Library was created by library staff & music lovers to introduce kids to instruments and to showcase the library’s musical instrument lending library. If you visit the library on Aug 12th between 12-2 pm, you may think yourself in a music school instead. Sounds of strings, brass and flutes will mingle with laughter and learning as kids of all ages discovered the magic of musical instruments.

The library has the following instruments available for checkout: acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, cello, clarinet, flugelhorn, French horn, electric keyboard, recorder, ukulele, viola, and violin. We also have a variety of print, audio and other music resources for children and adults.

Lopez Library Summer Camp! July 17th-Aug 25th, 8:30AM-12:30 PM, Mon-Friday; Register through the Family Resource Center

At this new camp led by library staff, elementary school children have the opportunity to make friends and have fun through exciting hands-on activities, noncompetitive games, summer reading, music, art and crafts, science and more.  There will be guest instructors too who will offer creative activities both inside and outside.  This camp is a collaborative effort between the Lopez Island Family Resource Center and the Lopez Island Library.  Six sessions (one week each) will be held:  July 17-July 21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4, August 7-11, August 14-18 and August 21-15.  Registration is through the Family Resource Center and is open now. (Please note: Priority given to Lopez Residents through July 11th.)  Register on-line, by mail or stop by the Family Resource Center at 160 Village Road in Lopez Village.The camp has a max. of 20 for each one week session.  For more information telephone the Family Resource Center at 468-4117 or the Lopez Library at 468-2265. This library summer camp is co-sponsored by Friends of the Lopez Library, the Family Resource Center and a grant from Lopez Island Thrift Shop.

Lopez Island Hospice & Home Support Presents Living Long On Lopez : The Senior Gems-A Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia; Sat., March 18th, 2-3:30PM, Lopez Library Community Room

Lopez Island Hospice & Home Support will present a 40-minute video overview on the impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia, with tips and techniques for caregivers that can make a difference at various stages of the disease.  If you know someone living with dementia and are seeking ideas and strategies for how to assist, this could be of interest to you.  Following the video presentation there will be an opportunity for discussion, facilitated by Elizabeth Landrum, Ph.D.  and Mary O’Bryant, MSW.  For more information, please contact the Hospice & Home Support office at 468-4446 or email

Pet Pals! A Special Kid’s Program with Dr. Sally Hodson, Wed., Aug 9 at 11-12 noon

2nd Annual Pet Pals!

Pet Pals!

Lopez Island Library welcomes Dr. Sally Hodson, children’s book author and K-12 educator, for this special kids program on pet safety. The Pet Pals! program teaches children learn how to greet dogs and cats, steps for caring for pets, when to leave pets alone and what to do when confronted by a scary dog or cat. The program is interactive with life-sized plush dogs and cats for demonstration. Lovable “real” guest dogs help kids practice what they learn. The program will include information for parents and children called “Pet Talk” – what dogs and cats communicate with body language and sounds.  Children who participate in an education program about the humane treatment of animals acquire many skills that can help them become more caring and responsible adults. Don’t miss this fun and essential program for kids! Adults welcome too!