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One of Ferrugiaro’s wool hats. A collection is now on view at Lopez Library.

Art in view: Kenny Ferrugiaro

“I dabble. I guess you could say I’m a dabbler.” Lopez artist,…

  • Feb 1st, 2011
One of Ferrugiaro’s wool hats. A collection is now on view at Lopez Library.
Dan Poole receives a birthday cake at the concert.

New sound system greatly adds to Woodmen Hall concert

Woodmen Hall was the wonderful venue where 10 band members of “Tiempo de Lopez” performed Jan. 15.

  • Jan 24th, 2011
Dan Poole receives a birthday cake at the concert.

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First Month is Finished

New San Juan County Arts Council needs you.

The newly formed San Juan County Arts Council is inviting input from artists of any discipline and anyone else with an interest.

  • Jan 24th, 2011
A detail from the book “Henry’s Freedom Box.”

February fun at the library

February will see a variety of events at Lopez Library. Stave off the winter blues with a few of these events:

  • Jan 24th, 2011
A detail from the book “Henry’s Freedom Box.”

Need focus? Ask a life coach

Lopez resident Sylvia Chesley Smith is offering Life Coach services for anyone in San Juan County.

  • Jan 18th, 2011

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Full Moon, Jupiter Changes Signs and Off We Go…

“War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

“War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

“War and Peace” is a very fat book. Until now, that is the reason I avoided reading it. What tipped the balance was a biographical film drama called “The Last Station” available on video at Lopez Library.

  • Jan 18th, 2011
“War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
Falconers show a Cooper’s Hawk (right) and an American Kestrel (left).

Lopezians come face to face with raptors

Lopez Island Conservation Corps recently sponsored a visit from a group of young falconers.

  • Jan 1st, 2011
Falconers show a Cooper’s Hawk (right) and an American Kestrel (left).
Top photo: Bill Johnson high school  graduation

Spotlight on Seniors

“I wrote my doctoral dissertation on Rock Music in the 20th Century,” said Lopezian Bill Johnson who majored in psychotherapy at the University of California and received his Doctor of Ministry at San Anselmo Theological Seminary in 1976.

  • Dec 27th, 2010
Top photo: Bill Johnson high school  graduation
Bring in the new year with a celebratory bang; there are New Year’s celebrations on Lopez

Bring the new year in with fine food and music

If enjoying the holidays has not exhausted your urge to party, then there is plenty of opportunity for more celebrations this New Year’s Eve.

  • Dec 27th, 2010
Bring in the new year with a celebratory bang; there are New Year’s celebrations on Lopez
Top photo: Adult students participating in one of Huijgen’s classes.

A chance to dance ballet

For those that think ballet is just for little girls in pink, think again. Lopez resident Thea Huijgen is opening the world of pirouettes and pliés to absolutely anyone who wants to try ballet.

  • Dec 18th, 2010
Top photo: Adult students participating in one of Huijgen’s classes.
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This is So Not Hallmark

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Literary Moments

As the colder weather approaches, there are lots of good reasons to stay indoors – to stay warm, visit with friends and family and visit the library!

Stuff your mind (and your gift list) with local books

Stuff your mind (and your gift list) with local books

2010 was a prolific year for authors from the San Juan Islands. And history was the hot topic.

  • Dec 18th, 2010
Stuff your mind (and your gift list) with local books

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Triplet in Capricorn!

Construction continues on the Lopez Historical Society building. Work on the new extension began in mid-October and is projected to continue for three or four months. The new addition will provide more exhibition space

Life on Lopez Island

  • Nov 27th, 2010
Construction continues on the Lopez Historical Society building. Work on the new extension began in mid-October and is projected to continue for three or four months. The new addition will provide more exhibition space

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Changes Again

Tosha Bartholomew dribbles the ball past NBA star guard Ron Lee

First-Ever Lopez Lobos state victories

Now that it is basketball season, Gary Alexander of the Lopez Island Historical Society takes a look back at some pivotal Lobos wins.

  • Nov 20th, 2010
Tosha Bartholomew dribbles the ball past NBA star guard Ron Lee
Photo left: Betty Norman Hastin

Betty Hastin, Lopez Island

“Mom would tell me to write down what I wanted from Santa, throw the list in the stove and run outside to see the smoke going right up to the North Pole. We believed it!”

  • Nov 20th, 2010
Photo left: Betty Norman Hastin

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Giving Thanks

“Sorcerer’s Apprentice” show continues on Lopez

Northwest Puppet Center will continue its season of puppetry on Lopez Island and expand to present puppet shows in Friday Harbor, as well.

  • Nov 14th, 2010

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Ready For Some Fun?

Above photo: A scene from last season’s “The Tempest.”

Shakespeare festival to start Nov. 17

The Community Shakespeare Company will present its ninth annual Fall Festival at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, Nov. 17-20.

  • Nov 13th, 2010
Above photo: A scene from last season’s “The Tempest.”

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The Thanksgiving weekend is almost upon us and the library stands ready to help. There are a display of mouth-watering cookbooks and DVDs to get your culinary juices flowing, handily located across from the service desk.

Day Breaks Over Dharamsala

Day Breaks Over Dharamsala

How does one recover from a childhood of ritual abuse, child pornography, electrical shocks and Satanic parents? How does the same person become a well known playwright, author, and magazine editor? Janet Thomas has the answers.

  • Nov 13th, 2010
Day Breaks Over Dharamsala

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Calming UP

A Cappella brings to Lopez music, merriment and more

A Cappella brings to Lopez music, merriment and more

Orcas A Cappella invites you to a yuletide celebration at Rosario Mansion.

  • Oct 30th, 2010
A Cappella brings to Lopez music, merriment and more
San Juan County Arts Council proposed

San Juan County Arts Council proposed

A San Juan County Arts Council is being proposed by the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s Critical Needs Task Force.

  • Oct 30th, 2010
San Juan County Arts Council proposed

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Here We Are…Elections!

Clockwise from far left:  Rag Ribs

Artist Profile: Jan Scilipoti

“Guided serendipity.” As Lopez textile artist Jan Scilipoti utters this phrase, her face is serene, beaming with joy. She is using these words to describe the process of discovery and revelation her work brings her, a theme she returns to repeatedly, a subject at which she always smiles.

  • Oct 30th, 2010
Clockwise from far left:  Rag Ribs
History corner

History corner

  • Oct 22nd, 2010
History corner
Lopez Limnologist receives lifetime award

Lopez Limnologist receives lifetime award

Judith L. Meyer and her Naumann-Thienemann medal.

  • Oct 22nd, 2010
Lopez Limnologist receives lifetime award
From right

One year and counting for Check Out the Music

The Lopez Library promtes the reading of music, as well as words.

  • Oct 22nd, 2010
From right
Above photo: Dave Anderson in 2010.

Dave Anderson, Lopez Island

“We were living in a teeny-tiny travel trailer about the end of January, no electricity, no running water and our five-gallon goldfish bowl was frozen so the fish didn’t have room to turn around,” said Dave Anderson, laughing.

  • Oct 22nd, 2010
Above photo: Dave Anderson in 2010.
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Halloween/Samhain/Day of the Dead

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Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz perform at a free concert before KLOI’s annual meeting

KLOI hosts free concert at Lopez Center

KLOI’s 2010 annual meeting opens in style with a free concert by Orcas singer/songwriters Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz on Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Lopez Center.

  • Oct 22nd, 2010
Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz perform at a free concert before KLOI’s annual meeting
‘‘African Elephant

Robin Reid plus a few good creatures

Through Nov. 9, a menagerie of creatures has been ushered into the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts by six Lopez artists.

  • Oct 15th, 2010
‘‘African Elephant

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Full Moon of Initiation

Mists and literary addictions

Mists and literary addictions

Another month, another literary addiciton. I am not sure what it is about the autumn days that bring out the mystery lover in me, but that is what happens.

  • Oct 15th, 2010
Mists and literary addictions