What's Happening at the Library

Library Makes “More Time for Books” with Extended Hours

Teen ChromebookSend a photo of your favorite reading spot for a chance to win a Google Chromebook.

If you had an extra hour each day for just you and your books, where would you spend it?

Take a picture of your favorite reading spot and share it on the Hermiston Library Facebook page for a chance to win a Google Chromebook.

The Hermiston Public Library is extending its weekday hours and will stay open until 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday beginning September 3rd, giving patrons an extra hour in the evening to hold classes, use library resources, and check out books and other media.

To promote the extended hours, the library is launching a “More Time for Books” photo contest on its Facebook page. The library will randomly select two winners – one teenager and one adult – who will each receive a Google Chromebook.

The contest begins August 30th and winners will be announced on September 13th at 4 p.m. Winners must have a Hermiston Library card or be eligible to sign up for one.

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New Library2Go Titles for August

Library2Go Logo​ The following Library2Go titles were purchased exclusively for Hermiston Library patrons.  Hold times will be greatly reduced on these titles.  We hope you enjoy.

Audiobooks

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
One Good Deed by David Baldacci
Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys by Harper Lin
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Ebooks

The Bitterroots by C.J. Box
Labyrinth by Catherine Coulter
The New Girl by Daniel Silva
Mrs. Everything    by Jennifer Weiner
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
A Dangerous Man    by Robert Crais

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New Library2Go Titles for July

Library2Go LogoThe following Library2Go titles were purchased exclusively for Hermiston Library patrons.  Hold times will be greatly reduced on these titles.  We hope you enjoy.

 

Audiobooks

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 by Joanna Faber
It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered by Lysa TerKeurst
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Ebooks

The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman
Crock Pot Cookbook: Top 75 Must-Have Keto Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals by Barbara Johnson
Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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June 2019 Library2Go New Titles

 

Library2Go LogoThe following Library2Go titles were purchased exclusively for Hermiston Library patrons.  Hold times will be greatly reduced on these titles.  We hope you enjoy.

Audiobooks:

18th Abduction by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink
Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Neon Prey by John Sandford
Redemptions by David Baldacci
Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
Target by James Patterson
The A List by J.A. Jance
The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich & Peter Evanovich
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

Ebooks:

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Neon Prey by John Sandford
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Redemption by David Baldacci
Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
The 18th Abduction by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
The A List by J.A. Jance
The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich & Peter Evanovich
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Tightrope by Amanda Quick

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Food for Fines: February 1-16

Have an overdue book or DVD or CD from your library? You will have a chance to clear your library fines and help others by donating food during a Food for Fines program at your local library.

From February 1 through February 16, libraries in the Umatilla County Special Library District will accept food items that will be sent to their local food banks to help those in need.

This highly successful partnership program allows library patrons to take nonperishable food items into their local library during business hours, and have up to $5 in fines forgiven from their account. Each item donated will forgive $1 in fines. Donations will waive library fines only, not fees for lost or damaged items.

All collected food is donated to the nearest, local food bank. Nonperishable food items must be in the original, undamaged packaging - cans, boxes, or plastic containers. Glass containers, perishable food, opened containers or items that are past the expiration day cannot be accepted.

This library community food drive presents a great opportunity for residents to give back to the community and take advantage of the great collections and programs that libraries offer, such as best sellers, downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, computer classes, storytimes, music, movies, and much more.

Check with your local library for details. Libraries in the Umatilla County Special Library District are as follows:

  • Adams Public Library
  • Athena Public Library
  • Echo Public Library
  • Helix Public Library
  • Hermiston Public Library
  • Milton-Freewater Public Library
  • Pendleton Public Library
  • Pilot Rock Public Library
  • Stanfield Public Library
  • Ukiah Public Library
  • Umatilla Public Library
  • Weston Public Library
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New Hours Starting At the New Year

clock faceThe Hermiston Public Library will be open an additional four hours a week starting January 2, 2019.  Monday through Thursday the library will open one hour earlier at 10 a.m.  The full schedule each week will be Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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New Library2Go Titles Available in December

New titles in Library2Go, the library's digital book service, have been purchased for use starting in December.  These titles are exclusively for Hermiston patrons.

Audiobooks

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • Look Alive Twenty Five by Janet Evanovich
  • The Reckoning by John Grisham
  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  • Past Tense by Lee Child
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
     

eBooks

  • Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • Look Alive Twenty Five by Janet Evanovich
  • A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
  • The Reckoning by John Grisham
  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  • Past Tense by Lee Child
  • Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
  • Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
  • Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be by Rachel Harris
     
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Family Pumpkin Carving Event October 23rd

pumpkinFamilies are invited to come and decorate a pumpkin courtesy of Walmart.  Join the Hermiston Public Library for a free family event on Tuesday, October 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.  The first 100 families will receive a pumpkin to decorate.  An alternate craft will be available for families who do not receive a pumpkin.

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Summer of Scales with Corbin Maxey - June 12

Corbin Maxey, the Reptile Guy

Make sure to attend the library's Summer of Scales event June 12 at 5:30 p.m.  Corbin Maxey, the Reptile Guy, will be here to help the library kick off the Summer Reading Program. Corbin has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”   Do not to miss this event for all ages.

For more information contact the library at 541-567-2882.

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Summer Reading 2018 Starts June 11

Libraries Rock!

The 2018 Summer Reading Program "Libraries Rock" starts Monday, June 11.  Registration for kids is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Registration for teens is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The program ends July 27. 

There will be many events including crafts, movies, and scavengers hunts to participate in.  See the library calendar for dates.  And don't forget reading goals!

For more information contact the library at 541-567-2882.

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May Edition of Library Adventures

The May edition of Library Adventures is now available.  Head to our newsletter page to download the newest edition for all the details of the month's events at the library.

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