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Free Teen Audiobooks Available This Summer

08 May 2015

The SYNC program is back providing free teen audiobooks all summer long.

Starting May 7th 2015, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - a current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic or required summer reading title. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

You can download "Beautiful Creatures" and "Rebecca" during the week of May 7-13.  "Dodger" and "Great Expectations" are available May 14-21.  Check out the SYNC website for a complete list of titles available during the 14 week program.

Reception for May Artist Apple Li

07 May 2015

A display of Apple Li's  art is being presented at the Hermiston Public Library throughout the month of May. This presentation is part of the year-long display of local artists.

As a free style painter, Li has been creating her work with water color, oil, and acrylic. She was accepted in the juried show in Allied art gallery, Richland Wshington and was awarded the grand prize for the BMCC Art and Culture Festival in 2012. Li appreciates all the support and friends from Hermiston, Oregon. It is honor to come back and display her work in Hermiston library.

The reception for Ms. Li will be on Saturday, May 9,  from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The public is invited to stop by, view, and discuss the...

Friends of the Library Spring Basket Raffle

22 Apr 2015

Friends of the Library Spring BasketThe Friends of the Library have a new raffle basket. This one has a gardening theme. It includes a $25 gift certificate to Kopacz Nursery, pruners, a hummingbird feeder, a gardening book, gloves, and many other great items. Ticket are $1 each.  The drawing will take place May 6, 2015.

Artist Reception for Linda Phillips - April 9

07 Apr 2015

Reception for Linda Phillips, Hermiston Public Library Guest Artist, for Thursday April 9, 2015.  

A display of Linda Phillips' western art is being presented at the Hermiston Public Library throughout the month of April. This presentation is part of the year long display of local artists.

Ms. Phillips is an award winning western artist having been chosen to show her work at many prestigious shows throughout the western United States.  She specializes in contemporary horses and cowboys in pencil but is also broadening out into landscapes,  plants, and wildlife. She is a lifelong resident of Hermiston.

The reception for Ms. Phillips will be on Thursday, April 9,  from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m....

Egg Hunt 2015

19 Mar 2015

Egg Hunt PosterThe annual library egg hunt will be held on Tuesday, March 31.  The hunt starts promptly at 5:15 p.m.  Please arrive early.  Eggs disappear in minutes.

Student Art Displays in March

05 Mar 2015

A display of middle school student art projects is being presented at the Hermiston Public Library throughout the month of March as part of the year-long displays of local artists.   Teachers David Larson, Armand Larive Middle School, and Nicole Cimmiyotti, Sandstone Middle School, selected their student's art and hung it in the main library.
The library will host a reception for the young artists on Thursday, March 12 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  The public is invited to stop by, view their art, and meet the talented students.  Refreshments will be served.
For further information, please contact Hermiston Public Library director Marie Baldo or Jodi Hansen at 541-567-2882...

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.