AUTHOR EVENT: Mitzi Asai Loftus & David Loftus

Friday, March 15 at 6pm

Born on a fruit orchard in Hood River, Oregon, in 1932, Mitzi Asai Loftus spent three years of her childhood in government incarceration camps in California and Wyoming. In From Thorns to Blossoms, Mitzi recounts her rich and varied life, from a childhood surrounded by barbed wire and hatred to a successful career as a high school English teacher and college instructor in English as a Second Language. Originally published in 1990 as Made in Japan and Settled in Oregon, this revised and expanded edition describes the positive influence Mitzi’s immigrant parents had on their children, provides additional context for her story, and illuminates the personal side of a dark chapter in US history.It’s the remarkable story of a transformation from thorns into blossoms, pain into healing.

Yoga for Adults - Extended through March

 Saturdays at 10:30am, through March 30th

We are happy to extending our weekly yoga classes taught by Snapdragon Yoga through the month of March.

Open to adults, the program is available as a drop-in course every Saturday at 10:30am through March 30th.

Controlling Rodents in Your Garden

Tuesday, April 16 at 6pm, Hood River Library Meeting Room

Join local Columbia Gorge Master Gardener Denis Carlson for the inaugural presentation in a series to take place throughout this coming spring and summer, which will be on a range of seasonally appropriate topics. Master Gardeners are highly trained volunteers who provide research-based, sustainable gardening information to backyard gardeners and professionals in their communities through education and outreach programs. They share reliable, unbiased gardening information and advice to help make informed decisions. Gardening techniques are based on Oregon State University research.

Adult Book Club

Monthly Book Club

Find out about our upcoming book club selection here. Discussions are the second Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm at the Hood River Library.

CL Book Club

Cascade Locks Monthly Book Club

The Cascade Locks Book Club meets every fourth Thursday of the month at the Cascade Locks Library from 5:15pm-7:00pm. It will be patron lead and free for all to join.

Writing Group

Writing Group

Every Wednesday (new day) @ 3 pm, Hood River Library Columbia Room

Creative writing together! Join with fellow writers to work on your craft through prompts and (sometimes) share the results.

For more information, please contact Patty Kaplan,
(310) 710-3822.

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. 



Chat with a librarian! Answerland is Oregon’s online reference service – a place where librarians help Oregon residents find answers to questions and provide research guidance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SageCat App

Manage your books on the go

SageCat is the official app for the Sage Library System. Search the catalog, place holds, renew items and store your library card on any iOS and Android device.

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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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