Downtown Bend Library

Downtown Bend

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601 N.W. Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703

Phone: (541) 617-7050
Fax: (541) 617-7083

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The Downtown Bend Library was designed by Thomas Hacker and Associates of Portland, Oregon. The two-story, 38,855-square-foot library opened in 1998 and features exposed beams and high ceilings, complemented with eastward-facing windows, looking over Bend’s civic square.

The library’s large children’s area, located on the ground floor, includes an interactive Early Learning Space. You’ll also find a large community space, the Brooks Room, on the first floor that hosts story times for children as well as cultural programs for teens and adults. The second floor of the library houses teen and adult print and digital materials, as well as public computers, a meeting room, and reading and study spaces. Rotating art exhibitions reflect the talent of the local community. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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Jul 24 Irish and English County Dancing
2:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room
Have you ever wanted to dance like a Jane Austen character? Do you like Irish music? Are you looking for somewhere to start dancing? Come join the Frolicking Meese Irish Céili Dancers and the Misses Marsden Academie of Dance and Deportment for a mini class and joint demonstration of Irish and English country dance! Each group will present a dance and then offer the audience a chance to jump in and give it a try. Dive into the rich culture of country dances with two different styles. Perfect for beginners and anyone looking for some fun!
Jul 25 CANCELLED:Downtown Bend: Social Services
10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom
Sarah Kelley is available for one-on-one sessions to answer questions and provide community assistance for housing, mental health support, benefits and more. Meyer Classroom.541-728-1022
Jul 26 Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
10:15 AM - Tuesday - Brooks Room
For children 18-36 months. Participation stories and movement rhymes to enhance social and language development
Jul 26 Downtown Bend: Preschool Parade
1:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room
Stories, songs and crafts that develop early literacy skills.
Jul 26 Downtown Bend: The Classics Book Club
6:00 PM - Tuesday - Hutchinson Room
The Classics Book Club will be discussing The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni. Everyone welcome.
Jul 26 From Peking to Paris: The World's Greatest Motoring Adventure
6:00 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room
In 2007 Dina Bennett and her husband Bernard embarked on the 7,800-mile Peking to Paris Classic Car Motor Challenge. They drove a 1940 LaSalle, the rebuild of which nearly ended in divorce. In her book "Peking to Paris," Bennett shares the inside story of the race, and how she was brought to the brink of despair and back again trying to save the car, her confidence and her marriage from breaking down. Travel with Bennett during this presentation, as she talks about her adventures on the road and in life.
Jul 27 Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
10:15 AM - Wednesday - Brooks Room
For children 18-36 months. Participation stories and movement rhymes to enhance social and language development
Jul 27 Downtown Bend: Baby Steps
11:30 AM - Wednesday - Brooks Room
0-18 months. 15 minutes of gentle stories, rhymes, and rhythms
Jul 27 Downtown Bend: STEAM Team Chocolate Olympics
1:30 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room
Racing, tasting, building: who will conquer the chocolate challenge? Free, no registration required. This program is open to ages 9-17 (tweens and teens.)
Jul 28 Downtown Bend: Baby Steps
1:30 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room
0-18 months. 15 minutes of gentle stories, rhymes, and rhythms.
Jul 28 Downtown Bend: Computer Lab
2:30 PM - Thursday - Meyer Classroom
Free time to practice your computer skills or work on any problems you’re having with one of our staff on hand to help.
Jul 29 Downtown Bend: Preschool Parade
10:30 AM - Friday - Brooks Room
Stories, songs and crafts that develop early literacy skills.
Aug 1 CANCELLED:Downtown Bend: Social Services
10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom
Sarah Kelley is available for one-on-one sessions to answer questions and provide community assistance for housing, mental health support, benefits and more. Meyer Classroom.541-728-1022
Aug 1 Downtown Bend: Let's Be Pioneers: Old Fashioned Family Games
11:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room
Jacob's Ladder? Cat's Cradle? Maybe Hoops and Graces or Stilts! The whole family will enjoy these and other games that have been around for more than a hundred years. Led by High Desert Museum staff.
Aug 2 Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
10:15 AM - Tuesday - Brooks Room
For children 18-36 months. Participation stories and movement rhymes to enhance social and language development
Aug 2 Downtown Bend: Preschool Parade
1:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room
Stories, songs and crafts that develop early literacy skills.

Page Last Modified Monday, July 18, 2016


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