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
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/ .
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
Author’s Presentation: 7 pm
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!
Stay Tuned! Tickets on sale May 1, 2017.
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.
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.