2017 Sherlock Holmes: The Prom is Afoot


Wow! We had a great turn out for the 2017 PFOL Adult prom and we all had an amazing time raising money for our beloved Pendleton Public Library.

Please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/PendletonFriendsoftheLibrary to see all of the photos taken at the photo booth and some candids taken on the dance floor.

If you attended (or wanted to, but were unable), please fill out our prom survey. We love feedback and want to do whatever we can to make sure people love the prom and keep coming back! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8YXRQ3P


East Oregonian Article about Prom

We really appreciate the informative article all about the adult prom, in today’s East Oregonian!

Check it out at http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/community-news/20170531/its-elementary-adult-prom-features-sherlock-holmes-theme

And remember, it’s not too late to get your tickets! You can buy them at the library, at Pendleton Art and Frame, at Pendleton Center for the Arts, and at our PFOL online store https://squareup.com/store/pendleton-friends-of-the-library/ .

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Annual Membership Meeting

Please join us for the annual membership meeting

of the Pendleton Friends of the Library, featuring our

presenter: poet, writer of fiction and non-fiction, and published author,

Shaindel Beers of Pendleton.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pendleton Convention Center

Buffet Dinner: 6 pm

No-host bar

Author’s Presentation: 7 pm

Presentation: Free

Dinner: $17.00

Dinner Reservations:

541-966-0380, 541-276-3625


Annual Membership Meeting

Prom Tickets Available

Hello friends of our wonderful Pendleton Public Library!

Tickets for this year’s Adult Prom are now available online, at our PFOL Square store. https://squareup.com/store/pendleton-friends-of-the-library/

Starting on May 1, physical prom tickets can be purchased at the library, at Pendleton Art & Frame and at the Pendleton Center for the Arts. Additionally, our board of directors are always happy to meet anyone in town to get tickets to them, while the library is closed for new carpeting.

This prom is going to be so much fun and we have TONS of silent auction items, raffle items, and our very popular photo booth.

Please contact us if you have any questions and get ready….the Prom is Afoot!

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2017 Adult Prom Update

Updated 04/12/17

Hello fans and supporters of the Pendleton Public Library!

The Adult Prom Committee (Sherlock Holmes: The Prom is Afoot) is busy making plans for another great event.

We have already received some amazing donations from local business for our raffle and auction and we are still on the hunt for more great items.

We’d like to give a Shout Out to some of our current sponsors/donors:

The Prodigal Son Brewery & Pub
Hamley Stakehouse
CAPPS Broadcast Group
Rolling Stone Bakery
Bouncing Ball Creations
Buckin Bean Coffee Roasters
Catching Violet Photography LLC
My Purdy Things
Round Up Athletic Club
Wildhorse Gold Pro Shop
Pendleton Banner Bank
Harrison Family Medicine
Blue Mountain Creations
Pendleton Art and Frame
Pendleton Center for the Arts
Dan Ceniga, State Farm Insurance
Community Bank, Pendleton
Wheatland Insurance Center
Oregon East Symphony
Pendleton Round Up & Happy Canyon gift shop
The Pendleton Coffee Bean (PCB) & Bistro
Oregon AAA
Columbia Bank
Pendleton Tire Factory
Altrusa of Pendleton
CHI St. Anthony Hospital
and many more individuals

Thank you to these businesses for helping us support the library!
If you, or your business, would like to donate to our event, please contact us. You can review our sponsorship form on our Prom page.

2017 Adult Prom Committee

The 2017 adult prom planning has begun and we are very excited about this year’s theme “Sherlock Holmes: The Prom is Afoot”!

The prom committee had our first meeting this week and our main focus right now is getting sponsors and donations. Thank you to Jennifer, Cheryl, Theresa, Tonya, and Brian for committing to help with this fundraiser!

If you, or someone you know, is interested in being on our planning committee, we’d love to have you! Send your contact information to PendletonFriendsoftheLibrary@gmail.com and we’ll add you to our list.

Our next meeting will be held sometime at the end of March and then more frequently as June 10 approaches.

You can learn more about our past proms by visiting our Adult Prom page.

Artist Reception at the Library

Living Example of Northwest folk art on display at the Pendleton Public Library

When Ralph Edmonds saw JD Smith’s collection of painted saw blades, he commented, “I know that one, it was painted by my father-in-law,” an odd coincidence that nods to the culture and community of this living folk art on display now at the Pendleton Public Library through December 30th. Edmonds, a Pendleton self-taught artist, paints old and otherwise-would-be-discarded saw blades with traditional scenes of northwest wilderness and nostalgia, with imagery ranging from Mt. Rainier to classic cars. Edmonds’ work is inspired by the paintings of untrained artists from the past, who expressed their art on the nearest medium, which happened to be an old saw blade, and created what JD Smith calls “a true Western American folk art.”

The Painted Saw Exhibit was originally conceived by JD Smith, Development Director at the Pendleton Center for the Arts. Smith’s interest in tools-turned-art began with a gift he received about ten years ago. “I was given a large circular saw blade crudely painted with a mountain scene, and I began to notice painted saws as something special.” His collection grew from there, and is now being displayed at the Pendleton Public Library alongside the current works of Ralph Edmonds and supplemented by the collection of Vicky Pearce, owner of Antiques and Art on Main. Edmonds will speak about his body of work at an opening reception on Thursday, November 10 at 6:00pm at the Pendleton Public Library. This event is free and open to the public, and many pieces in the show are available for purchase with prices ranging from $35 to $150.