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.
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 Lou at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Lopez Island Library welcomes for the second year, 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, Chester and Dusty, will again join in the fun and 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. This year’s program will also include information on how to approach service dogs and once again finishes with a dog/cat craft activity that kids can take home with them. 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! (Program Note: Held in place of Preschool Story-time which will return the following week)
The Lopez Island Library proudly presents the work of artist Aurore Maren featuring photographs, glass and watercolors. This exhibit is held in conjunction with an exhibit of her oil paintings on canvas at the Lopez Island Post Office. We encourage you to visit the exhibit at the library and at the post office and enjoy the beauty and perspective of her work. Join us for the artist’s reception and talk Friday, November 6th at 2PM.
Additionally, Aurore Maren will lead two workshops to accompany this exhibit, one for adults & one for children.
Adult Workshop Listening to the Sea: A Study of the Sea’s Voice, Thursday November 12th from 6 -8 pm fireside at the Lopez Island Library. Artist & writer Aurore Maren will offer a workshop for adults devoted to finding one’s own expression within the Sea’s voice. She will reference her work currently hanging in the library and the Post office as well as literary references from Virginia Woolf, Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville. Participants will be given an opportunity to write a short piece in response. Please come and celebrate
the Ebb and Flow of life! Free to all.
Children’s Workshop Listening to the Sea: What do you hear? Saturday, November 7th from 2:00 to 3:30. Artist & writer Aurore Maren will offer a workshop designed to give children an opportunity to look at the work from the exhibit then draw or write what they “hear” through looking at an image of the Sea. Aurore has worked extensively with Children who have alternative ways of learning and in this workshop she will offer a many medium approach providing
children a way to explore what they hear and see in an image. Materials provided, free to all.
The artist has shares her bio with our library community:
Aurore Moursund Maren first crossed the Atlantic by ship at 4 years. Being on the the vast expanses of ocean for days with storms and the horizon marked her Soul. What follows is an account of a few experiences which focused the artist’s inner lens:
A child of 6 is given a brownie camera. A young girl uses her first earned money to
buy a Canon TX to use in a high school photography class. Her mother dies, she feels
a longing to see more deeply. A young woman shows her black and white photographs
at a gallery at Colorado College where she studies English. A few years later, she puts
together a portfolio of landscape photographs for her application to Cornell’s
Graduate program in Landscape Architecture .During these classical Landscape studies, she begins to work in oils and watercolor.She has several shows of Landscape photographs at Cornell and in Ithaca. Shecompletes her master’s in Landscape Architecture with a minor in Creative Writing:poetry, and a design thesis: “Myth Into Landscape”. During this period, at Exeter
College, Oxford, she takes her studies on an innovative path to explore the ways in
which writers use Landscape to express some aspect of character.
Years pass while she practices Landscape Architecture in her sole operated design
practice. She teaches Spatial Design at a Community College using her vast collection
of slides from her travels across America, England, Europe and India. Her interest in
her client’s psychological relationship to their land lead her to concentrate her interests
on the interaction between the Earth’s Soil and the Human Soul.
She studies psyche, and receives a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia
University and trains as a Jungian Analyst. She works as a therapist with children with
auditory processing disorders, and with adults and children in the aftermath of the
trauma of 911 which she witnessed.
She moves herself across the Untied States back to her Native Northwest. She
works clinically in the aftermath of Katrina, a trauma of disassociation of landscape.
2015 finds Aurore at home on Lopez Island and on the waters of the Salish Sea. For
11 years in this island landscape she has continued to explore Psyche and Place through
the mediums of Photography, Painting, Glass and Words.
The Lopez Island Library welcomes Dr. Sally Hodson of Orcas Island, children’s book author and K-12 educator, for this special kids program on pet safety. Our own LAPS (Lopez Animal Protection Society) highly recommended her program and the library is grateful. Children will learn how to greet pet dogs and cats, steps for caring for pets, when to leave pets alone and what to do when confronted by a scary dog. The program is interactive with life-sized plush dogs and cats for demonstration. Lovable “real” guest dogs, Chester and Dusty, will also join in the fun and 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. The event finishes with a dog/cat craft activity that kids can take home with them. Children who participate in a humane education program acquire many skills that can help them become more caring and responsible adults. Don’t miss this fun and essential program for kids! (Held in place of Baby Story-time and Preschool Story-time which will return the following week).