Category Archives: In-Library Display

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

Reader Spotlight – Mary Wondra

Welcome to the monthly installment of Reader Spotlight – in which we ask a library patron to tell us about their favorite books. Mary Wondra kicks off October with a selection of seven favorites: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Moon is a Hash Mistress by Robert Heinlein, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, and The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Stop by the Reader Spotlight display in the library to learn why these books made her top list!

Words have power. Read a banned book.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and express ideas, even those considered unorthodox or unpopular.  Since 1990, the American Library Association has recorded more than 10,000 book challenges made, about half in schools or school libraries, and a quarter in public libraries.

Challenges are not simply an expression of a point of view. They attempt to remove the material from public use, restricting other people’s access to information. Thanks to the commitment of librarians, teachers, parents, and students, most challenges are unsuccessful and books like “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” “Slaughterhouse Five,” the Harry Potter series, and the Hunger Games series remain available. American libraries are the cornerstones of our democracy. Libraries are for everyone, everywhere. Because libraries provide free access to a world of information, they bring opportunity to all people. Censorship denies our freedom as individuals to choose and think for ourselves.  Now, more than ever, celebrate the freedom to read at your library!

Stop by the Lopez Library during the week of September 24th to see our display of banned books that shaped America and recently challenged books that might change YOU. Learn why some of your favorite books are considered dangerous. Be a rebel. Read a banned book!

Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15th!

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the Lopez Library! Join us in honoring the generations of Hispanic people who have enriched our nation and society. September 15th is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16th and September 18th.

Here at the Lopez Library, we honor the histories and culture of Latin Americans by reading and listening to their words. Visit our book displays near the circulation desk and the children’s room. From home, you can view our collection of books, movies, and music by and for Hispanic people of all ages by clicking on the link below. Reserve an item, and it will be waiting for you at the library!

Hispanic Heritage Booklist at Lopez Library

If the link takes you to the general catalog, click on “Booklists” under “What’s Hot” on the right-side of the page.

En Sus Marcas, Listos… ¡Lean!

Do you like historical fiction and adventure? Check out Outlander!

“Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier.” (NoveList) Welcome to the world of Outlander. This highly popular book and TV series is available at the Lopez Island Library, and our patrons love it! Season 3 premieres on September 10th, 2017 on the STARZ network. We have seasons 1 and 2 on DVD and all eight of the Outlander novels. Stop by the Outlander display at the Lopez Library to learn more about this Diana Gabaldon series that features elements of historical fiction, romance, mystery, adventure, and science fiction/fantasy. And if you’ve read the whole series, check out our collection of “read-alike” novels that feature similar themes and elements.