Library renews ‘Feast of Words’ March 8

LIBRARY PROGRAMS, such as Story Hour, get a boost from Feast of Words.

Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea
LIBRARY PROGRAMS, such as Story Hour, get a boost from Feast of Words.

A party in the library?

Not every day, but Feast of Words is not your everyday occasion.

The third-annual Feast of Words, sponsored by the Hood River County Library Foundation, takes place from 6-9 p.m. March 8 at the Hood River Library. There will be ample parking in the Hood River News parking lot, across the street.

Enjoy sweet and savory hors d’oeuvre, local beer and wine, and music, and place bids in live and silent auctions on local and regional goods and services. Kids’ activities will also be provided, and it’s a good chance to see some of the recent changes at the library including new materials and technology, shelving in the magazine reading room and in the Columbia Reading Room, and a comfortably furnished Teen Space in the main atrium.

Tickets are $25 at any library branch or at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe on the Heights, or online at

The goal of the annual gala fundraiser is $18,000 to fund big projects in the Cascade Locks and Parkdale branches. In Cascade Locks, the library will move from City Hall to the Cascade Locks School, giving the library more room and the opportunity to partner with the school district and Mt. Hood Community College.

The Parkdale branch will get a much needed facelift including new carpeting, furniture and a defined children’s space.

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