Valentine Craft
Our all-ages craft for the month of February is a Valentine-making kit! We're offering two sizes of craft kit, a regular size, which has enough supplies to make 3-5 valentines, and a super-size kit, with supplies to make ten. 
Gift your handmade Valentines to family and friends or return them to the library and Sandra, our outreach coordinator, will distribute them to local senior citizens!
Pick up the kits and return your finished Valentines in Library Drive-Thru!
We are excited to announce that 13 mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots are now available for checkout, thanks to a grant from the Washington State Library.
A Wi-Fi Hotspot is a portable device you can use to connect your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other device to the internet from wherever you are. With this new service, you can "check out the internet," just like you would check out a book!
Request a Hotspot by calling the library at 360.442.5300 or searching "hotspot" in the online catalog. Wi-Fi hotspots check out for six weeks and cannot be renewed.

NW Voices presents:
Robert Michael Pyle & Judy Vandermaten 

Thursday, February 25 | 7 PM
Our reading series returns with writer, biologist, and longtime friend of the library Robert Michael Pyle and photographer Judy Vandermaten. This online presentation will feature poems and photographs from their recent collaboration The Tidewater Reach: Field Guide to the Lower Columbia River in Poems and Pictures. Their poems and photos combine to make a vivid portrait of the stretch of the Columbia River where saltwater mixes with fresh.
The link to the Zoom presentation will be posted on our website when it becomes available. 

Farewell to Daniel

With excitement for his future and a heavy heart, we announce that Daniel Tate has accepted a librarian position in Colorado. Daniel has been here at the LPL for more than four years, and in that time has made a tremendous difference both to the community and to those of us lucky enough to work alongside him. Whether he was designing beautiful posters and bookmarks or helping patrons with his unflagging patience and characteristic kindness, Daniel brightened the mood of all around him. He will be greatly missed. 
Green Lantern: Legacy book cover

Book Clubs 

Kids Book Club:
Green Lantern: Legacy by Minh Le and Andie Tong
Recommend for kids grades 3-5
Tuesday, February 23 at 3:30 on ZOOM
Evergreen Teen Book Club:
Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm
For middle and high school youth
Thursday, January 28 at 3:30 on ZOOM
A limited number of free copies of the books are available in Library Drive-Thru. Email becky.standal@ci.longview.wa.us for the Zoom invite!
The Friends of the Longview Library are selling greeting cards featuring historic photographs from the library's Longview Room Collection! There are ten gorgeous images to choose from. A single card is $2, a set of ten is $18. View the images here and place your order on GiveButter
As COVID-19 has prevented the Friends of the Longview Public Library from hosting their usual book sales, they've had to come up with creative ways to fundraise. Check out their Facebook page to learn more about their fundraising efforts. 
The Friends of the Longview Public Library make possible a variety of programs, including book clubs, LPL Seed Library, Summer Reading, and Craft Kits. We couldn't do it without them, and they can't do it without your support.

January Story Times

Baby Story Time. Wednesdays 10:30 AM; Facebook LIVE; January 20 - March 10
Preschool Story Time; Thursdays 10:30 AM; Facebook LIVE; January 21 - March 11
Toddler Story Time; Fridays 10:30 AM; Facebook LIVE; January 22 - March 12
Lower Columbia College Art & Design faculty selected outstanding examples of student work from their 2020 spring and fall classes. The 2021 LCC Art & Design Student Showcase features drawing, ceramics, graphic design, painting, and photography.
Valentine's Basket Drawing!
The Art Renaissance Team, the committee working to bring a permanent Chilhuly installation to the Longview Public Library, is raffling a Valentine's basket of wonderful local goods. The basket is valued at $200 and includes handmade chocolate, gourmet coffee, wine, and more! 
Tickets are only $3 each, or 2 for $5, and all proceeds benefit the Chilhuly Art for the Longview Public Library!
Tickets are available at Teagues Interiors at 1315 Hudson, or by making a donation at: www.cowlitzart.org

Photo of Jeremy the gnome with harvested Dakota Black popcorn

Coming Soon:
LPL Seed Library 2021

The 2021 Seed Library season is fast approaching! Seed checkouts will begin Monday, March 1st. Orders will be available by mail or via picking during Drive Thru hours. This season will feature videos, talks, kits, prizes, and more. Stay tuned. 

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Daniel gets his head shaved in the library parking lot, Summer 2020
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