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Starry Night: Book Talk by Author Isabel Suppé, Oct. 7

29 Sep 2014

Internationally acclaimed author and climber Isabel Suppé of Argentina will present Starry Night, a true-survival account as a special program at Hermiston Public Library.

Isabel´s story has often been referred to as a true female version of Touching the Void. She was near the summit of Ala Izquierda, a 17,761-ft. peak in the Bolivian Andes when her partner’s anchors failed to hold and both climbers fell 1,100 feet. Her partner did not survive. Exposed to the elements, Isabel spent two nights dragging herself with a broken leg over a glacier. "All of the stars in the sky looked like torches," she said.

Suppé managed to survive more than 40 hours of forceful winds and...

Friends of the Library Book Sale Oct. 9-11

26 Sep 2014

Thanks to the many people who have called and volunteered the Friends of the Hermiston Public Library will hold their annual book sale October 9-11.  Profits from this book sale are used to directly support the Hermiston Public Library. The sale, located downstairs in the Lanham Room, will be open on Thursday, October 9 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for a special member’s-night-only sale.  For people who want to get an early start shopping for some great book bargains but aren't currently a Friends member, the answer is simple:  join the Friends for as little as $10 at the door.
The book sale will continue through the rest of the week with doors opening Friday, October 10 from 10:00...

Genealogy Group Planning

25 Sep 2014

The library is considering starting its genealogy group again for this fall and winter.  If you are interested in participating please contact Jodi at 541-567-2882.

Canceled Early Literacy Programs Sep. 24 and 26

23 Sep 2014

Baby Boogie, Tappin' Toddlers, and Story Time have been canceled for Wednesday, September 24 and Friday, September 26.  These programs will resume on Wednesday, October 1.

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.