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Hood River Library

502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
541-386-2535

1 July 2015

Library Foundation meeting

July 1, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Storytime: Stories & songs [HR]

July 2, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Storytime and sing alongs for preschool-aged children.

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Baby/toddler storytime: Music and movement

July 2, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Studies have shown time and again that moving, singing and music experiences are the best preparations for reading and literacy. Plus, they love it! Baby/toddler storytime begins promptly at 10:30am. The first 15 minutes are devoted to developing literacy skills and the rest of the time the children are free to socialize and play with books and musical instruments.

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Crafternoon

July 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Beat the afternoon heat and express your creative side. June 18, 25 July 2, 9, 16, 30 August 6, 13, 20. Generously provided by G. Williker’s Toy Shoppe.

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Hood River Library book club

July 2, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Hood River County Library District Book Club meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Please visit the Hood River Library to check out the current selection or place a hold on the item by clicking on the titles below. To place an item on hold, you will need your library barcode number and PIN. Your PIN is usually set to the last four digits of your phone number. For further details, contact Michele Dearing,…

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Chess club

July 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Are you obsessed with Chess? or maybe you just want to learn how to play? Join the Chess club!
 Open to all ages and abilities
. Please bring your own chess set/board. 

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Board of Directors meeting [HR]

July 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Hood River County Library District Board of Directors holds their regular meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.00p in the Jeanne Marie Gaulke Community Meeting Room of the Hood River Library.

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Scrapbooking class

July 25, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Make handmade three ring 8x8 albums. Decorate the album with ribbons, tags and other various elements. Local mom of two, Pam Sanchez, will be teaching the class. Sanchez has lived in the gorge for the past 20 years. Scrapbooking is a hobby for her and she loves to preserve memories and stories.

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Kids performance: The Red Yarn Show

July 29, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Folk tunes, folklore and storytelling with puppet critters and the man in the Red Yarn.

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Knights of Veritas

July 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Knights of Veritas will be performing a live sword fighting demonstration. Decked out in medieval armor, take in the exhilaration of classic warfare and gallantry.

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Gorge Paranormal presentation

July 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Learn about Columbia Gorge Paranormal, a local nonprofit who investigates locations of possible paranormal activity in the Gorge. Meet the team, view audio and video clips, and participate in a questions and answers at the Hood River Library. There will also be equipment to view.   It is the goal of C.G.P. to investigate locations of possible paranormal activity in the Columbia Gorge area. The members of their group come from many varied professional backgrounds, but they all share a…

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1 August 2015

To Hell and Back: Duffy Hudson portrays Audie Murphy

August 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Join us at the Hood River Library for the play To Hell and Back: Duffy Hudson portrays Audie Murphy. A true American Hero if there ever was one. Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson has created a memorable bio-play of America’s most decorated hero of the Second World War. This 45 minute one man performance will showcase the WWII Adventures of Audie Murphy, his life and his crusade to help Veterans with PTSD. This event is sponsored by Libraries of…

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Kids performance: The Zaniac!

August 5, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Comedy that defies description by Alex Zerbe, the Professional Zaniac.

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Infant/Toddler performance: Iris Nason

August 6, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Join us for a special performance by "Iris Nason". Stretch, dance, play! Creative movement class for young children and families.

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Teen Craft: Mini weapons of mass destruction

August 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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MacGyver would be proud of our craft, mini-weapons of mass destruction. Based on the popular book series, you will Lean how to build a trebuchet out of paperclips, a clothes pin catapult, or a whole mini-arsenal out of a variety of household objects. 

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Kids performance: Reptile Man

August 12, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Exotic and curious reptiles from around the globe

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Library Book Discussion [HR]

August 13, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Join us once a month for tea, cookies and a lively discussion. Please visit the Hood River Library to check out the current selection or place a hold on the item by clicking on the titles below. 2019 Selections January 3: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders February 7: Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea March 7: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn April 4: Temperance Creek by Pamela Royes May 2 : We Were the Lucky Ones by…

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Teen event: Library Lock-in

August 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - August 16, 2015 @ 7:00 am
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The lock-in is our most popular event of the summer. Bring your friends and camp out at the Hood River Library. Food, games, and music at this all night library party. You must pre-register for the lock-in. Permission slips will be available at the library starting in July.

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Kids performance: Henrik Booth Comedy

August 19, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Spinning plates, unicycles and the unexpected in this show for the whole family.

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Chamber of Commerce town hall

August 19, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend our 2015 Town Hall at the Hood River Library, downtown branch. The event is free to attend, and drinks and appetizers are on us! We want to share and celebrate all that the Chamber has accomplished in the last year, and then we will take a look forward at where the Chamber is going, and how we're working to ensure the livability and economic prosperity of Hood River County.…

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Grave Matters Discussion Series: Advance Directive workshop

August 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Join us for an Advance Directive workshop at the Hood River Library on Wednesday, August 19, 6:00pm.Learn what an Advance Directive is, how to complete one, and why it is important to have conversations about end-of-life care, including tips for making the conversation accessible, meaningful, and fun! Registration required. Guest speakers: Antoine Tissot (end-of-life attorney), along with staff from Hospice of the Gorge and Heart of Hospice This event is being organized as part of a new monthly discussion series…

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Literary Trivia Challenge: Harry Potter

August 21, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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All witches and wizards are hereby called to participate in a challenge of their knowledge of the Boy Who Lived. Come dressed in your magical regalia for extra points. A sumptuous feast will be held for all.

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Free discussion about the impact of food choices

August 22, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Oregon boasts a multibillion-dollar agricultural economy that includes both industrial agriculture and small-scale efforts such as community supported agriculture memberships, farmers markets, and community gardens. These smaller, community-based efforts are on the rise as means to nurture community and create local and autonomous food systems. Are these choices as consequential as consumers would like them to be? Does “voting with your dollars” significantly shape our agricultural systems? This is the focus of “Good Food, Bad Food: Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal…

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Teen craft: Mason Jar Terrarium

August 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Create a pint sized greenhouse with our mason jar Terrarium craft. All materials will be provided to build your own terrarium, just bring along your green thumbs!

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Unity picnic!

August 29, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Bring a blanket and settle in for an evening of celebrating our cultural diversity! Swing to the beats of Ben Bonham and Co. and enjoy activities for all ages. Ice cream, hot dogs, chips and juice provided, but feel free to bring your own goodies as well. (No alcohol, please) Sponsored by Columbia Gorge Organics, Juanita's, Mike's Ice Cream and Tofurky

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1 September 2015

Friends of the Library meeting

September 8, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Grave Matters – Preventing suicide: Reaching out and saving lives

September 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, held September 10th of every year, please join Hood River County Library District for a panel discussion on suicide and suicide prevention: Preventing Suicide - Reaching Out and Saving Lives. Panelists: Ayme Hooper, Guidance Counselor at Hood River Valley High School Margie Stovall, Social Services Director, Oregon Veterans Home Janie Popour-Hogue, Mental Health Therapist, Mid Columbia Center for Living Molly Fauth, Primary Care Physician, One Community Health Mike Mueller, Youth Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran…

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Songwriters in the Round – hosted by the ambassador of song, Steve Hale

September 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Songwriters in the Round – hosted by the ambassador of song, Steve Hale will take place at the Hood River Library on Wednesday, September 16, 7:00pm. Songwriters in the Round is a program where three songwriters Steven Hale, Tracy Klass, and Lincoln Crokett each take turns playing an original composition and sharing about why and how they wrote it. Three sonically creative artists with their hand crafted audio treats presented to you totally acoustically, regaling beautiful melodies, intriguing chord changes…

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Author event: Wm. Paul Young, author of Eve

September 22, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Waucoma Bookstore and Hood River County Library District are pleased to welcome Wm. Paul Young, author of the bestseller The Shack, to speak about his newest novel Eve. Like The Shack before it, Eve aims to make people question their preconceived notions, this time about the meaning and significance of the Garden of Eden creation narrative. Young will speak about his newest novel and sign books.

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1 October 2015

Dislecksia: The Movie

October 3, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Join Columbia Gorge Dyslexia Fund and the Columbia Gorge Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia for their kickoff event for Dyslexia Awareness Month in October. There will be a screening of Dislecksia: The Movie. The documentary by filmmaker Harvey Hubbell, who is himself dyslexic, wryly recounts growing up in the 1960s and 1970s frustrated by a condition few could identify, let alone treat. Both poignant and comical, the film features Supreme Court lawyer David Boies, television writer Stephen J. Cannell, and actor…

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Death Cafe

October 11, 2015 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. Death Cafés offer the opportunity to engage in open, group-directed discussions of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. They serve as intimate forums for exploration and reflection rather than being grief support or counseling sessions. They provide an open, respectful and confidential…

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Literary Trivia Challenge: Percy Jackson

October 16, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Join Hood River County Library District at the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Literary Trivia Challenge! Face off with your friends and classmates to see who knows the most about Percy Jackson and his adventures. Come dressed as your favorite god, goddess, or mythical creature to win extra points for your team! Each member of the winning team gets a $10 movie pass to Hood River Cinemas, and refreshments are served to everyone after the final round. This program is…

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Advocate for your dyslexic child

October 17, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Families and Community Together (FaCT), together with Columbia Gorge Dyslexia Fund and the Columbia Gorge Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia, will provide training to families who want to become advocates for their children in school. Participants will learn about the IEP/504 process and be able to create goals to ensure their children receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), which is guaranteed under federal law. This event is part of Dyslexia Awareness Month in October.

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Free books for Halloween!

October 31, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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This Halloween, stop by for some treats! There will be free books, apple cider, and a Halloween craft for all to enjoy, while supplies last. Thank you to Ryan's Juice for donating the cider.

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1 November 2015

Grave Matters: Calling Home the Dead

November 1, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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We will be showing Calling Home the Dead / Llamar a los Muertos a Casa as part of our Grave Matters discussion series on death and dying. The film, made by Jim Hill and Meesh Rheault Miller, follows the villagers of Lake Patzcuaro in Michoacán, Mexico as they honor their ancestors on the Day of the Dead.

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Classical guitar concert with Peter Fletcher

November 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Acclaimed New York City classical guitarist Peter Fletcher is making a stop on his fall tour at the Hood River Library. This concert is part of a nationwide tour, to promote Peter Fletcher’s new CD – “Christmas Music for Guitar”. Fletcher will perform selections from this new CD, which contains such classical masterworks as Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Simple Gifts (a Traditional shaker Hymn) , and three pieces from from Michael Praetorius’s Terpsichore. Fletcher will also perform some…

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Creative Writing Workshop and Public Reading with author Carmiel Banasky

November 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Libraries of Eastern Oregon proudly presents a Creative Writing Workshop and Public Reading by author Carmiel Banasky at the Hood River Library on Monday, November 9th. The workshop will begin at 6:30pm with reading and discussion to follow at 7:45pm. Workshop participants will learn about ekphrastic (art-motivated) writing, character development, and other craft elements through shown paintings and writing prompts. Following the workshop there will be a reading and process discussion with time for questions. Carmiel Banasky (http://carmielbanasky.wix.com/carmielbanasky) is a…

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Grave Matters – Being with dying: music and spiritual care at the end of life

November 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Join us for a discussion about contemplative care of the dying and music-thanatology. Susan Shipman and Anna Fiasca hope to spark reflection about the ways in which we talk about, be with, and accept (or fail to accept) death as a part of our lives. They will offer different tools for finding a path to acceptance and peace, and will show how prescriptive music can provide a sacred space to do one's own soul work. This event is part of…

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Baby Sign Language

November 19, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Tame those tantrums! Encourage communication and develop a deeper bond by signing with your child! Give your child the tools to communicate before she has developed sounds and words and you will be building a bridge to speech and language. An introductory, two part series to teach you how to get started with signing, giving you the tools to: • Understand how signing can improve your relationship with your child. • Learn how teaching sign at home can be fun!…

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Literary Trivia Challenge: Hunger Games

November 20, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Test your knowledge of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Open to sixth through twelve graders.

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Make a Thanksgiving Placement

November 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Make a special place at the feast with your personalized place mat. Supplies provided and cookies too! If you'd like bring your own photos as well.

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1 December 2015

Baby Sign Language

December 3, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Tame those tantrums! Encourage communication and develop a deeper bond by signing with your child! Give your child the tools to communicate before she has developed sounds and words and you will be building a bridge to speech and language. An introductory, two part series to teach you how to get started with signing, giving you the tools to: • Understand how signing can improve your relationship with your child. • Learn how teaching sign at home can be fun!…

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Exquisite Envelope Workshop

December 5, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Join Artist/Calligrapher Peggy Dills Kelter for this free form calligraphy workshop. Tired of sending and receiving dull mail? Thrill your friends, family and mail carriers with beautifully addressed envelopes. Come play with ideas and materials. Bring along your holiday cards if you like (don't forget your address list), or just make one special envelope for a special someone.

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Author reading and book signing

December 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Alaskan author Dale Brandenburger will read from his new novel, Grizzly Trade, on Tuesday, December 8, 7:00pm at the Hood River Library. Sliding seamlessly between pathos and humor, Grizzly Trade is a raucous romp through the Alaskan wilderness. A taciturn Vietnam vet, Red, just wants to be left alone in his Alaskan retreat, but when he starts to find dead bears in the forest with their paws hacked off, he is forced to wage war once more, and this time…

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No story time (Winter break)

December 17, 2015
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Solstice Party! Snowflake man puppet show

December 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Come celebrate the winter solstice with a special performance about the life of Snowflake Bentley, the man who took the first photographs of snowflakes. Snowflake craft, refreshments, and new holiday books!

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1 January 2016

Puppetry for kids

January 2, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Hood River Library, 502 State St.
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Do-It-Yourself puppetry for kids ages 7-11. Bring a classic kids' book to life with shadow puppets. Each class features a different story. Parents and younger kids are welcome to watch the show at noon. January 2 - Where the Wild Things Are January 9 - Are you my mother? January 23 - Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears January 40- Stone soup

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Matinee – Peter & the wolf

January 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Matinee showing of the Academy Award Winner on Saturday, January 2, 2pm at the Hood River Library. Drawing for one copy of Peter and the Wolf audiobook. The movie running time is 40 minutes.

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Library Book Discussion (CANCELLED)

January 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Please visit the Hood River Library to check out the current selection or place a hold on the item by clicking on the titles below. To place an item on hold, you will need your library barcode number and PIN. Your PIN is usually set to the last four digits of your phone number. For further details, contact Rachael Fox, 541-387-7060 or Michele Dearing, 541-387-7071 or Jenny Ouzounian, 541-387-7060. 2016 Selections The Hood River County Library District Book Club meets monthly on…

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The Past and Future of Herbal Medicine

January 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Local Sue Kusch will present The Past and Future of Herbal Medicine at the Hood River Library on Saturday, January 16, 2pm. Kusch's presentation/slideshow will review the basics of plant-medicine, its historic and present applications, and the holistic approach herbal medicine brings to health and wellness. The presentation ends with a snapshot of 8 plants commonly used in herbal remedies.   Sue Kusch has been exploring the world of plants for several decades and settled in the Gorge in 2010.…

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Grave Matters Series: movie night at the library

January 22, 2016 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Free Screening Still Alice Friday, Jan 22 @ 6:30pm Hood River Library Refreshments served Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. “With some five million Americans (and 36 million worldwide) living with Alzheimer’s disease, the warm,…

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Learn twining weaving techniques

January 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Learn twining weaving techniques Warm Springs artist, Brigette McConville will teach a class on Twining Weaving Techniques at the Hood River Library. The class is free and limited to 12 participants. Registration is required. McConville will bring smoked salmon to share. Participants may bring potluck snacks to share with the group. To register, please visit the Hood River Library, call 541-386-2535 or email info@hoodriverlibrary.org. This workshop is sponsored by Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO) and is funded by a grant from…

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1 February 2016

Teen video challenge meeting

February 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Join the Hood River Library for the 2016 Teen Video Challenge. Teens across the state will be making 90 second movies promoting summer reading. This years theme is “Get in the Game,” so start thinking of your favorite sports movies. The Hood River Library won last years challenge and the participants split the $150 top prize. Help us repeat as champs! We are looking for cast and crew and anyone who is interested in learning the art of movie making.…

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Dr. Who Trivia Challenge

February 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Need a doctor? Test your knowledge of time and space at the Dr. Who Trivia Challenge on February 19, 5pm at the Hood River Library. Cover 9th-13th Doctor. Come as your favorite character for extra points. Prizes! Fish fingers, custard, wibbly wobbly jello and more! Open to ages 9-18.

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1 March 2016

Art show opening

March 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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View Drawings and Sculpture by artist Rod Stuart at the Hood River Library, March 1-30 in library's Jeanne Marie Gaulke Community Meeting Room. Join us for an art show opening on Friday, March 4, 5-7pm.

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Storytelling program @ Hood River Library

March 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Humans tell stories-to remember, to understand, to connect with each other. Everyone has a story (or two, or four, or...) that deserves to be told. People can come to find out how to tell their own stories. Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO), the Port of Cascade Locks and the Hood River County Library District present What's Your Story with the Portland Story Theater. The free workshops will be held Saturday, February 20, 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Cascade Locks Community…

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Hood River Library closes at 3.00p

March 12, 2016
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Hood River Library will close at 3.00p to prepare for the Feast of Words gala fundraiser. Join us from 6.00-9.00p to eat, drink, and be merry at the library, all while supporting a children's library makeover.

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Feast of Words: Gala fundraiser for the Hood River County Library Foundation

March 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Hood River County Library Foundation's annual fundraising gala. East, drink, and be merry, all while supporting a great cause! There will be a party in the library, with delicious food and drink, a live and silent auction, and general festivities.

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Author reading – Ana Maria Spagna

March 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Ana Maria Spagna will read from her new book Reclaimers Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 1pm at the Hood River Library. The event is co-sponsored by Waucoma Bookstore, Gorge Owned, and the Hood River Library. About the Book For most of the past century, Humbug Valley, a forest-hemmed meadow sacred to the Mountain Maidu tribe, was in the grip of a utility company. Washington's White Salmon River was saddled with a fish-obstructing, inefficient dam, and the Timbisha Shoshone Homeland was…

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The Great Northwest movie screening

March 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Filmmaker screens movie at the library   Filmmaker Matt McCormick will screen his documentary film The Great Northwest at the Hood River Library on Monday, March 21, 6:30pm. McCormick will be available to answer questions after the screening. This program is co-sponsored by Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO) and the Hood River County Library District.   The Great Northwest is a documentary film based on the re-creation of a 3,200 mile road-trip made in 1958 by four Seattle women who…

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Tintin Party!

March 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Whether you're a Tintin fan or never even heard of him, you don't want to miss this party! Screening of Steven Speilberg's The Adventures of Tintin. Free Tintin book give-aways. Special appearances by Thompson and Thompson. "Waffles on a stick" served after the show. Sponsored by Best of Belgium By Belle in mall 202.

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Meet the author book party!

March 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Kids and families are invited to hear local author D.J. Griffin read his newest children's book, "The Adventures of Frog and Duck".  Cookies and balloon animals for everyone!

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Death Cafe

March 27, 2016 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. The 4th Hood River Death Café will be held Sunday, March 27th, 3pm at the Hood River Library. Death Cafés offer the opportunity to engage in open, group-directed discussions of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. They serve as intimate forums for…

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1 April 2016

Tintin Trivia Challenge

April 1, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Get ready to test your knowledge of Tintin, his dog Snowy and all their adventures at the Tintin Trivia Challenge! Although this graphic novel series began in the 1930's, Tintin's globetrotting adventures and the fantastic artwork by author Hergé continue to delight and entertain today's generation. Participants at the Tintin challenge win points as they answer questions in a written round, relay round and a final Jeopardy round. Members of the winning team receive a $10 gift card to Andrew's…

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Hood River Library CLOSED

April 2, 2016
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Hood River Library will be closed for a visioning meeting to create the library district's 2016-21 strategic plan. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 5.

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Library District Board meeting

April 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Hood River County Library District Board of Directors will be having a special meeting for a community visioning session for the library district's 2016-21 strategic plan on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 9.00a in the Reading Room of the Hood River Library. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

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Live performance storytelling and song

April 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Musician and author Nick Jaina will give a unique performance of storytelling and song at the Hood River Library on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:00 pm. Jaina's live performance is an amalgamation of all he has learned from composing for dance and film, all the songs he wrote while touring the country with his band, and all the stories he has compiled in his book. Jaina's book Get It While You Can is a finalist for the 2016 Oregon Book Awards in the category…

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Hood River author Glenn Harris

April 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Hood River Library will host Hood River author Glenn Harris for an author reading and book signing on Tuesday, April 12, 6:30pm. Harris is the author of the McCall-Malone Mystery series featuring two Portland, Oregon, private detectives. The first book in the McCall-Malone Mystery series, Turnabout is Fatal Play, is a combination old-fashioned detective novel and modern romantic thriller. Portland private detectives Clint McCall and Devon Malone each have a client who wants to catch a cheating spouse—and it…

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Explore death and dying through writing

April 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Award winning writer, Judith Pulman, will offer a free writing class “Exploring death and dying through writing” on Saturday, April 16, 10:00am-12:30pm, at the Hood River Library. Space is limited. To register, please visit the Hood River Library, call 541-386-2535 or emailinfo@hoodriverlibrary.org. Some experiences of death shatter our identity, but all experiences of death leave us changed. How are you grieving your losses? How are you nurturing what is being born? Take a morning to explore your feelings regarding death…

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Hood River County Reads kickoff: Martin Marten

April 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Shakespeare Week

April 19, 2016 - April 23, 2016
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Get thee to the library for a week of events celebrating that spoony bard. For the kids, memorize a Shakespeare quote for a free book!

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Shakespeare Week: Mid-Sentence Night’s Dream

April 19, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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An abbreviation of Shakespeare's magical play with ongoing interruptions by YOU! Drawing for a special prize! Make Oberon's magic flowers after the show.

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Stop motion animation workshop

April 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Emmy award-winning stop motion animator/director Teresa Drilling will offer a 2 hour hands-on stop motion workshop at the library. Space is limited. Registration is required. Please visit the library, call 541-386-2535, or email info@hoodriverlibrary.org. Teresa Drilling has worked in features, television, commercials, and short films. Trained as a graphic designer and painter, Teresa's animation curiosity blossomed into a career that splits her time between coasts and continents. She's contributed to animation books, been in print from the Lindon Times to…

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Shakespeare Week: Matinee Movie

April 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Watch Twelfth Night in charming stop animation. Then write a letter with a real pen and ink, seal and stamp it with wax. Drawing for a prize!

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Shakespeare Week: Swordplay workshop

April 21, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Shakespeare's stories are famous for their sword duels. Come learn the basics and a scene from Macbeth. Ages 7 and up only, please. Drawing for a prize!

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Shakespeare’s birthday

April 23, 2016
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Inspiring creativity workshop

April 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Artist Angie Williamson will be showing her work in the Jean Marie Gaulke library meeting room during the month of April. Williamson will also offer a program “Inspiring creativity” on Saturday, April 23, at 2:00pm. Participants will look at three influential artists and what they have to say about the creative process and roots of creativity in an effort to inspire reflection. Participants will look at Pablo Picasso, Miles Davis and Joyce Carol Oates. Angie Williamson owns Northwest by Southwest…

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Shakespeare Week: Green show

April 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Green Show is a traditional prelude to the evening's main performance. Each child receives 5 gold 'pence to buy the talents, tales and wares of wandering minstrels.

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Shakespeare Week: Twelfth Night performance

April 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Celebrate the Bard's Birthday as the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival performs the famous comedy of mistaken identities. Dress as twins (with a friend) for a free prize. More prizes and birthday cake served after the play!

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Earth Day Natural Death Care Symposium

April 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Hood River Library will be hosting an Earth Day Natural Death Care Symposium. The two-day symposium will feature a workshop, film, conversation, and natural burial site tour. The symposium is presented as a community service by the non-profit burial grounds River View Cemetery & White Eagle Memorial Preserve in partnership with Holly Pruett, Life-Cycle Celebrant, Death Talk Project, with support from Passages International and the Hood River County Library District. This program is organized as part of a monthly…

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Earth Day Natural Death Care Symposium

April 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Hood River Library will be hosting an Earth Day Natural Death Care Symposium. The two-day symposium will feature a workshop, film, conversation, and natural burial site tour. The symposium is presented as a community service by the non-profit burial grounds River View Cemetery & White Eagle Memorial Preserve in partnership with Holly Pruett, Life-Cycle Celebrant, Death Talk Project, with support from Passages International and the Hood River County Library District. This program is organized as part of a monthly…

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1 May 2016

Natural history of Mt. Hood

May 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Featuring local naturalist Bill Weiler

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Library Book Discussion: Martin Marten

May 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Hood River County Library District Book Club meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Please visit the Hood River Library to check out the current selection or place a hold on the item by clicking on the titles below. To place an item on hold, you will need your library barcode number and PIN. Your PIN is usually set to the last four digits of your phone number. For further details, contact Rachael Fox,…

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Budget committee meeting

May 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Budget Committee of the Hood River County Library District, Hood River County, Oregon, will meet to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017. This public meeting will be at Hood River Library, 502 State St., Hood River, Oregon, at 6:00 pm, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. If needed, the meeting will be continued on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:00 pm, at the same location. The Budget Committee will receive the budget message,…

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Friends of the Library book sale

May 12, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - May 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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The Friends of the Hood River County Library will be having their annual book sale on Thursday through Saturday, May 12-14 in the Jeanne Marie Gaulke Community Meeting Room at Hood River Library. Times for the sale are as follows: Members-only preview sale: Thursday, May 12, 4:30 to 7:00pm. (Memberships available at the door of event) Public sale: Friday, May 13, 12:00 to 6:00pm. $2.00 bag sale: Saturday, May 14, 10:00am to 2:00pm. The sale will include books, videocassettes, DVDS,…

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Harry Potter Trivia Challenge

May 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Harry Potter fans are invited to test their knowledge of "the boy Who Lived" at the 6th annual Harry Potter Trivia Challenge. Come in costume for extra points. Prizes for the winning team and feasting in the Great Hall for everyone.

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Hood River County Reads presentation by Brian Doyle

May 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Free family-friendly public presentation by author Brian Doyle. This program is part of the Hood River County Reads, which is a county-wide project sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The goal is to encourage readers of all ages to read and discuss books. The Friends choose the books and authors that reflect the diversity of the community and can be shared with the county's individuals and families. The 2016 Hood River County Reads book is Martin, Marten by Brian…

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Reading the River presentation

May 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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In Eliot Treichel's debut Young Adult novel, A Series of Small Maneuvers, fifteen-year-old Emma Wilson finds herself alone on the river after the accidental death of her father on a wilderness canoe trip meant to bring them closer together. As she treks out from their remote campsite, she faces wild rapids and a numbing sense of guilt. Back home, Emma confronts the complexity of grief and realizes that leaving the river behind was only the first step forward. Using A…

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1 June 2016

Library hosts 6th Annual Harry Potter Trivia Challenge

June 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Come test your knowledge of "The Boy Who Lived" at the 6th annual Harry Potter Trivia Challenge at the Hood River Library. The Harry Potter Trivia Challenge had its humble beginnings in a bare, meeting room with 5 kids. It has since hosted over 60 participants and grown to include gallons of butter beer, platters of pumpkin pasties, chocolate frogs, Aragog's den, the Slytherin Squid, a flying car, and visits from the Trolley Lady. The Harry Potter Trivia challenge is…

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Tales of Huge Floods in the Pacific Northwest: Missoula Floods, Bonneville Flood, and Columbia River Basalts

June 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Columbia Gorge Chapter Ice-Age Floods Institute and the Hood River Library present, Tales of Huge Floods in the Pacific Northwest: Missoula Floods, Bonneville Flood, and Columbia River Basalts, at the Hood River Library on Saturday, June 11, 1pm. Nick Zentner is an educator and a uniquely dynamic speaker who will give a talk on three ancient Huge Floods in the Pacific Northwest. Many people locally are at least somewhat aware of the Ice Age Floods, but those floods are only part…

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Oregon Bird Man Kicks-Off Summer Reading

June 18, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Kids and families are invited to the start of another great summer of books and reading with the Hood River Library.The evening starts with Zooligist Karl Anderson and his tropical feathered friends, followed by free popsicles and giant bubble blowing in the library gardens. Adults, teens and kids are encouraged sign up for the library's Summer Reading Program.

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The Leapin’ Louie Family Show

June 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Saddle up for trick roping, whip cracking and wild juggling with the funniest cowboy in the Northwest!

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Crafternoons

June 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Come enjoy a kids' craft project generously provided by G. Wiliker's Toy Shoppe. June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, August 4, 11, 18, 25.

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Scavenger hunt

June 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Join us with your group of up to four, for a scavenger hunt throughout downtown Hood River. Find odd objects and solve cryptic clues. The winning team will receive movie passes to Hood River cinemas. Open to all ages.  

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George Atkinson: father of public education in Oregon

June 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Author Don Sevetson will offer a presentation on the father of public education in Oregon, George Atkinson, at the Hood River Library on Saturday, June 25, 2pm. Sevetson will outline some of the multiple contributions Atkinson made. Key resources are the bi-monthly reports published in the Oregonian during Atkinson’s six years as Multnomah County Superintendent of Schools. Those reports convey significant empathy for children and youth, while dealing with everything from classroom furniture and ventilation to teacher certification and retention.…

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Grave Matters: Death & Dying in the Baha’i faith

June 26, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Members of the local Baha'i community will share, discuss, and answer questions about Baha'i beliefs regarding the purpose of this life and the progression of the soul after this life.

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Charlie Brown Juggling

June 29, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Good Grief! You'll see everything but Snoopy at this top-notch show.

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Infant/toddler activity: Trace your baby

June 30, 2016 @ 10:50 am - 11:20 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Have fun tracing your baby right after story time!

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Cellobob concert with Gideon Freudmann

June 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Composer and cellist Gideon Freudmann will play at the Hood River Library on Thursday, June 30, 7pm.The best word to describe Gideon Freudmann’s singular style comes from the name the artist uses for his performances and recordings: CelloBop. Using the electric cello for improvisational classical, blues, jazz, electronic, funk and folk music, Freudmann imaginatively riffs on conventions and traditions. He loops and layers his sounds with pedals and amplifiers, sculpting orchestras out of thin air. Freudmann’s music is spontaneous yet…

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1 July 2016

HRCLD 5th Birthday Party!

July 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hood River Library, 502 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031 United States

Celebrate our reopening Star Wars style! Catina band, wookie impersonation contest, cake and ice cream! Come in costume. The Force is strong with this one!

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