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New look for Lopez Island Library web page

The library’s new web page went live on Monday, June 2nd.  The feedback we are getting is that it is cleaner and easier to navigate with Cloud Islands’ crisp design.  I was especially thrilled to get permission to use the artwork of Roy E. Hughes, from his San Juan Scenes series. Many thanks to the…Read more

Alaskan Poet Gene Ervine Images the Pacific Northwest

Gene Ervine has always written poetry. He’s been a pea vine operator, a high lead logger, an architectural history researcher, run a day labor carpentry crew, an exhibit planner and a bureaucrat. He helped found Sitka’s public Raven Radio and helped preserve millions of acres of wilderness in the Tongass National Forest. Gene grew up…Read more

Feathers: Not Just for Flying

Feathers: Not Just for Flying, by Melissa Stewart, illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen (Charlesbridge 2014) From endpapers illustrated with soft sepia feathers to content diversified with simple large print sentences and smaller, more detailed comparisons to variously framed art to final glossary and author’s note, this book is a labor of love, designed for people…Read more

Saturday Digital How-To class

Every Saturday starting June 28th at 1:00 pm, Lou Pray holds a how-to class for those interested in learning how to access the free digital content (movies, music, e-books, audiobooks, e-journals, etc.) through the library’s Digital Hub. She also has iPads, Kindles, Nooks, iPods available – a sort of Digital Petting Zoo – to give…Read more

IT Academy Program – FREE Online Courses available

Lopez Island Library is participating with the Washington State Library and Microsoft to offer free access to Microsoft’s IT Academy.  IT Academy offers technology skills development that can help you throughout your education and your career. More than 50% of today’s jobs require some technology skills, and experts say that number will increase to 77%…Read more

New Resource for Grant Writing Success

eCivis is the leading online provider of federal, state, and foundation grant information and grants management tools for local governments and nonprofits and provides grant writing, peer review, training, and technical assistance services to ensure that customers are positioned to submit successful applications. Take a video tour now: Grants Network: Research