Paddle to the Pacific

Paddle to the Pacific with Laurie Case Wilhite

Saturday, May 21, 4pm
Reading Room, Hood River Library

Slow down the pace, feel the river mile after mile, and join Laurie for an audio-visual kayak journey down the Columbia River from John Day Dam to the Pacific Ocean, with photos and reflections from her book Paddle to the pacific.

Adult Book Club

Monthly Book Club

Find out about our upcoming book club selection here. Discussions are the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 at the Hood River Library.

HR Reads Recordings

Hood River Reads 2022

Join us for the Friends of the Library’s annual Hood River Reads program featuring A Fire Story by Brian Fies. Click here for a full list of programs and events in April and May. Free books are available at all the library branches.

Library Highlights for Adults



Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films, and be sure to check out Kanopy Kids!


eBooks & Audiobooks

Explore the Libby & Overdrive apps to find your next book on the go. 



The number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers. Enjoy 1000+ award-winning video classes taught by expert artists and designers.



A fun and interactive learning experience that uses cultural insights by native speakers to help you learn how to have realistic conversations in over 70 languages. Learn at your own pace!

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Genealogy Resources

Genealogy Resources

A collection of online resources for people researching relatives in Hood River County.

U of O Libraries

Historic Oregon Newspapers

Digitized newspapers from the University of Oregon’s Oregon Digital Newspaper Program. Includes The Dalles Chronicle up through 1922, several Portland-area newspapers, and soon several Hood River County newspapers.

Partners In Health

Mental Health in the Time of Social Distancing

Partners in Health has worked in epidemics and outbreaks around the world and has put together lessons learned about how to take care of yourself during times of isolation and worry.

Hood River County History Museum

Historic Hood River

Photoblog of digitized photographs from the History Museum of Hood River County

The Conversation

How to spot fake news - Coronavirus edition

There is a lot of information about the current situation being shared. Some of it’s right, some of it’s changed and some is just fake. Learn ways to identify what is good information and what shouldn’t be trusted.

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