Spooktober Movies

Spooktober Movie Nights

Mummys! Zombies! Frankensteins! Join us every Friday in October at 5pm to enjoy (mildly) spooky movies in the library’s new refurbished theater. Don’t come alone!

Snacks and drinks will be provided. These movies are intended for teens and adults, but our last movie of the month will be for all ages!

Oct 7 – Young Frankenstein
Oct 14 – The Mummy
Oct 21 – Night of the Living Dead
Oct 28 – Coco (all ages!)

Only Hope

Only Hope: A Survivor's Stories of the Holocaust.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

Before she passed away in 1974, Felicia Bornstein Lubliner, a Polish survivor of the Auschwitz and Gross-Rosen concentration camps, wrote and spoke publicly about her experiences during the Holocaust. Her powerful stories have been published by her son, Irving Lubliner, Professor Emeritus at Southern Oregon University. He will share excerpts from Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust, shedding light on his mother’s experiences and indomitable spirit, as well as his own experience as a child of Holocaust survivors and his process in bringing the book to fruition.

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.

Writing Group

Writing Group

Every Thursday starting June 9th @ 3 pm, Hood River Library Gardens

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.
HR Reads Recordings

Hood River Reads 2022

While the Friends of the Library’s annual Hood River Reads program featuring A Fire Story by Brian Fies has concluded for this year, you can find out more information and watch program highlights here.

Together book club

The Aging in the Gorge Alliance 2022 Reading Campaign

The Aging in the Gorge Alliance/Alianza de la Tercera Edad invites readers Gorge-wide to join its 2022 reading campaign.

Thanks to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital and the Gorge Community Foundation, 70 copies of “Together” in English and 70 copies in Spanish will be made available through local libraries, Adult Centers, and other locations in July. Activities, including facilitated discussion groups and radio broadcasts, will be conducted throughout September. Discussion guides will be available so individuals can facilitate their own group discussions.

For more information regarding facilitated discussions, contact Claire Culbertson at 

If you plan to attend a discussion or facilitate your own, you can pick up a copy at the Hood River, Cascade Locks, or Parkdale libraries.

The Aging in the Gorge Alliance/Alianza de la Tercera Edad (AGA/ATE) offers this opportunity to individuals and groups to explore the unique questions, challenges, and solidarity that come up when we discuss the hidden impact of loneliness on our health, and the social power of community. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a period of extreme difficulties, isolation, and loss. AGA/ATE recognizes the importance of sharing our stories to build understanding and support.

Library Highlights for Adults



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