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OMSI’s “Magic Planet” returning to Hermiston Public Library

26 Feb 2015

A colorful, 3-foot globe with bright, spinning displays and video films about Earth projected onto its inside surface will be on loan from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) to the Hermiston Public Library throughout the month of March.

The “Magic Planet” sphere is one component of a three-piece NASA-designed exhibit called "Earth From Space."

The Magic Planet sits on top of a projector and is connected to a laptop programmed by NASA to show dozens of moving images and programs as our planet lights up and spins.

Library patrons of all ages can use push-buttons to have the "Magic Planet" show any of dozens of brilliantly-colored displays such as Earth’s city lights...

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party - March 2

25 Feb 2015

The Hermiston Public Library is happy to announce that they are hosting a birthday party in honor of Dr. Seuss. The party will be held Monday, March 2 from 4:30 -5:30 p.m. The event will be held in the downstairs Lanham Room.

This year events will include a craft, a Dr. Seuss book guessing game, cup cake decorating, and carnival games.  Several of the all time favorite Dr. Seuss classics will be read during the special story time held in honor of this great birthday bash.

This event is free and intended as a family activity for all ages.

Hermiston Public Library welcomes children of all abilities.  Please notify the library at least 48 hours in advance for special arrangements or needs.

Traveling Lantern Theatre Coming March 4

24 Feb 2015

A community program featuring the daring explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark will be presented at the Hermiston Public Library on Wednesday, March 4.

The program is presented by Traveling Lantern, a Portland-based theatre troupe offering a regional tour in collaboration with Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO).

Performances of “Lewis & Clark: Two Brave Friends Begin the Perilous Journey of the Corps of Discovery” will be held on March 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the downstairs Lanham Room.  The program is free and persons of all ages are invited.  Attendees will experience the excitement of Lewis & Clark as they scout and map the...

Teen Party Today - Feb 20

20 Feb 2015

The Teen Advisory Council Love Stinks party is on at 5 p.m. downstairs at the Hermiston Library. Pizza is in the oven and the drinks are cold. Music, Wii, and games 5 - 7 p.m.

February Artists at the Library

09 Feb 2015

The library's featured artist for February is Tina Murphy. She creates fabulous pieces of jewelry. Because of February's birthstone she has brought a selection of amethyst jewelry to display in the library. Her mission is "Fashionably adorning the world one art piece at a time."

Brandi Dayton also has some artwork on display at the library this month. She is a mixed media artist. You might recognize her work. She is a regular at the Hermiston Saturday Market.

Friends of the Library Basket Raffle

03 Dec 2014

Grinch Raffle BasketHelp the Friends of the Library support the library.  Purchase a $1.00 ticket for a chance to win a fabulous Christmas-themed basket featuring a handmade Grinch scarf. The more tickets you purchase the more chances you have to win.  All proceeds go to the library. The drawing will be held December 22, 2014.

Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presentation - Nov. 14

12 Nov 2014

The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will present The Industrious Mr. Franklin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 14. This program is free and open to the public.

National Geographic Kids available at the library

12 Nov 2014

National Geographic has a fabulous online resource for kids available through the library. To use this resource go to the Hermiston Public Library website (www.hermistonlibrary.us), click on Gale, scroll down to additional products, then click on National Geographic Kids.

Library Closures in November

06 Nov 2014

The Library will be closed:

  • Friday, November 7 for staff training
  • Tuesday, November 11 for Veterans Day
  • Thursday - Saturday, November 27 - 29 for Thanksgiving

Teen Advisory Council - Nov. 10

05 Nov 2014

The next scheduled TAC (Teen Advisory) event is on Monday, November 10 from 4 to 5 p.m. downstairs in the library's Lanham Room. Join the fun during the monthly TAC meeting and enjoy  some snacks and a special Turkey Trot event.