What's Happening

Critical Need for Book Sale Volunteers

29 Aug 2014

At the quarterly meeting of the board of the Hermiston Friends of the Library plans for a fall book sale were discussed.  Lack of volunteers to man the book sale was recognized as a critical problem and alternatives to holding the annual book sale were proposed.  Board members felt that a final appeal to the Friends membership and the public was appropriate before finalizing any other plans.

A tentative date for the fall book sale was set for Oct. 9, 10, and 11 in the Hermiston Library Lanham Room.  Volunteers are needed for the following duties and dates to make the book sale a reality.

October 5, 2:00 p.m.:  Needed are 5 to 10 people to help set up tables, move book boxes from storage...

Displays of Local Artists Planned

29 Aug 2014

The first in a series of local artists will go on display September 2, 2014 at the Hermiston Public Library.  Sandra Spencer will have several of her works on the library walls throughout the month of September.

During the next several months the library will be hosting several very talented local artists. These presentations are an effort to provide the community with access to works in a variety of mediums created by artists that reside within the community.  The library will display the work of a different artist each month. The displays are currently scheduled to run through the end of the year.  

Sandra Spencer, the first local artist, moved to the Hermiston area in 2006. Sandra makes...

Library Closed for Labor Day

26 Aug 2014

The library will be closed for the Labor Day holiday from Saturday, August 30 to Monday, September 1.

"Medicare 101" August 28

26 Aug 2014

The library is hosting "Medicare 101," an informative program presented by SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance) volunteers.  The program starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 28.

Program on July 26

21 Jul 2014

On Saturday, July 26 at 11:00 a.m., as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, the library will be showing the National Geographic TV special "Diamonds of War: Africa's Blood Diamonds."

Teen Summer Reading for the Week of July 21

21 Jul 2014

During the week of July 21 the Teen Summer Reading Program will include: a Scavenger Hunt all day on Monday, a surprise Lab Rat activity on Wednesday, and an Interactive Bulletin Board drop-in activity all day on Thursday.

Meteorite Program July 10, 6:30 p.m.

09 Jul 2014

Come in tomorrow, Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. and learn about meteorites. Dick Pugh, of the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory, will be here. This program is free and open to all ages.

Teen Summer Reading Program Starts Today

07 Jul 2014

The Teen Summer Reading Program, "Spark a Reaction," starts today.  There are crafts and science experiments as well as a movie day during the program. You can register online at www.hermistonlibrary.us/teensrp or stop by the library.  If you register in person you get a spiffy backpack.  Registration ends July 15.

Meteorite Program July 10

03 Jul 2014

The Hermiston Public Library is pleased to announce that a special program about meteorites that will be held Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs Lanham Room.  The program is free, open to persons of all ages, and will be presented by the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory of Portland State University.  

Our speaker, Richard Pugh, a renowned meteorite scientist who travels worldwide to search for and research these rocks from space, will present a lively program that includes a PowerPoint presentation and a question and answer period.
For this presentation Pugh said he will bring $10,000 worth of meteorites with him and he encourages those attending to pick up and handle the meteorites. ...

June 17, 4 p.m. - Oregon College Savings Plan Seminar & Puppet Show

06 Jun 2014

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Oregon College Savings Plan LogoJune 17 at 4 p.m.

It's all about your kids and your money. So come and learn about all the tax advantages and other benefits of saving for college with the Oregon College Savings Plan. And,...