What's Happening

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.

Artist Reception for Jan Beitel - Nov. 6

05 Nov 2014

Join the library for an Artist Reception for Jan Beitel, the Featured Artist for November.  Stop by the library between 4 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 6 to visit with Jan and have some punch and cookies.

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.