dogartDoggie Dash Update

DDPicDue to some unfortunate events, FOSL and Furry Friends have decided to cancel the 2016 Doggie Dash. We will all put our heads together early next year and assess the possibility of holding the Sisters Doggie Dash & Carnival in 2017.

2016 Quilt Show Book Sale

July 9

Book Sale
Check out these prices too:

Book sale from 9-3 BUT…..1-2pm books priced 2 for 1; 2-3pm $2/bag!!!!

It’s Quilt Show Time Again!

Mixed Media 2Come into the Sisters Library to see the latest art exhibit during the month of July

 A Sense of Place: The Allison Inn
by MIX Group from Portland

In our search for a theme this year, our MIX group thought it would be interesting to see how our individual interpretations of one place, known to us all, might vary or coincide. We chose the Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg, Oregon and had a couple of field trips together and sometimes separately to obtain photos. These photos were intended as jumping off points for our pieces since we also undertook some studies of abstraction earlier in the year.

Some artists chose to lean closer to the representational aspect in their portrayal, while others moved toward abstraction. We each hoped to create one “Hardscape” piece and one “Softscape” piece. Hardscape inspiration was likely to come from either the architecture of the building itself, or some of the rigid lines surrounding it such as the stonework or sculpture. The Softscapes might be related to the lush gardens, surrounding bounty of Willamette Valley agriculture or the more organic sculptures the Allison has scattered about its grounds. While we did get together to show progress throughout our designing season, seeing the show as a whole has delighted and surprised us. We hope viewers who know the Allison will see some of what they have enjoyed there in our interpretations, and those who do not will feel inspired to go and see it for themselves.

MIX is a Portland, Oregon based group of artists dedicated to the creation of fiber art. Members of this group create bodies of work for exhibit venues and display.  The group meets once a month to critique, challenge and encourage one another, while exploring the design principles of their craft and Mixed Media 1other art media.





Summer Reading at the Library

June 1-August 13

Team Read

Summer ReadingRun, hike, play! Join our team at the library for fun activities and reading. Adults, teens, families and kids all participate in the fun summer reading programs featuring games, bingo, contests, parties, much more. Go online here to get more information or pick up an Events brochure at the Sisters Library and don’t miss out on the fun!

It’s “App-propo” For You!
DPL Mobil App

APPWant to renew a book or place one on hold? There’s an app for that. Library hours or locations? There’s an app for that. Download an ebook? There’s an app for that, too.
The Deschutes Public Library has a new mobile app to put the library at your fingertips. From any smart phone you can instantly tap into library resources, anytime, anywhere. You can search the library catalog, check your account, access eBooks and audio books, and more.

To download and install the library’s mobile app, search for Deschutes Public Library in your phone’s app store. Don’t forget to set your preferred pickup location to Sisters in the app’s settings once it is installed.

Searching the catalog with the mobile app is especially easy. Type your search yourself or use the “Scan ISBN” feature to use your phone’s camera to scan the ISBN of any book and see if the library owns a copy.

Explore – check out recently reviewed titles, new and on order items, and bestsellers
Search – search the entire library catalog in real time
My DPL – see what you have checked out or on hold, renew items
Locations – find your nearest library, see open hours and holiday closures
The app will save your library card number and PIN/password so that you don’t have to enter it every time you want to place a hold or check your account.

Don’t have your library card with you when you visit the library to check something out? No problem. Use your phone as your library card and scan your library barcode from your screen at any library express checkout.

Volunteers Needed

Do you love books? Are you one of those people who love to hold books, take them from a shelf, put them onto a shelf, just admire their beauty? Then we have the volunteer opportunity for you. The Friends of Sisters Library Book Corner could use some more volunteers. We’re not asking for much-just a few fun-filled hours per month spending your time with—-BOOKS!!

The Sisters Library Book Corner is open on Tuesday and Saturday from1-3 pm.

Our Mission

The purpose of the Friends of the Sisters Library shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries; to stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services; to receive and encourage gifts and endowments and bequests to the library; to support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community; to encourage partnerships between the library and the community in educational endeavors; and to support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association’s Bill of Rights.