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Jo Caisse
Bend Public Library Manager

601 N.W. Wall Street
Bend, OR 97701

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

Sun. 12:00 - 5:00
Mon. 10:00 - 8:00
Tues. 10:00 - 8:00
Wed. 10:00 - 8:00
Thurs. 10:00 - 6:00
Fri. 10:00 - 6:00
Sat. 12:00 - 5:00

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Bend Library


Downtown Bend Library

Bend Public LibraryThe Downtown Bend Library was designed by Thomas Hacker and Associates of Portland, Oregon. The 40,000 square foot library opened in October 1998, and is conveniently located adjacent to downtown Bend.

The beautiful exposed beams and high ceiling on the second floor, complemented with generous windows looking east, gives an airy and open feeling.


Please visit our Circulation Department on the ground floor to get a library card or discuss your account. Our Children’s area is also on the ground floor, and is always bustling with activity, A trip upstairs will get you to our Adult and Teen materials, our public computers, and free wifi.




Downtown Bend: Friends of the Bend Libraries Art Exhibit
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 through Wednesday, December 31, 2014



The Friends of the Bend Libraries Art Committee presents "Light and Shadow." Art will be exhibited on the second floor of the Downtown Bend Library. Artwork is for sale by contacting the artist.


Downtown Bend: Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, September 22, 2014
1:00 PM

Brooks Room

To schedule your blood donation appointment with Red Cross or for more information , contact 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/pnw.


Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
10:15 AM

Brooks Room

For children 18-36 months. Participation stories and movement rhymes to enhance social and language development


Downtown Bend: Internet for Beginners
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
10:30 AM

Meyer Classroom

Introduction to the Internet.


Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
11:00 AM

Brooks Room

For children 18-36 months. Participation stories and movement rhymes to enhance social and language development


Downtown Bend: Preschool Parade
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

3-5 years old. Stories, songs and crafts that develop early literacy skills


Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
5:30 PM

Second Floor South Tutor Room


Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who’s “been there, done that.” SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.


Downtown Bend: The Classics Book Club
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:00 PM

Hutchinson Room

The Classics Book Club will be discussing The Woman in White by Wilke Collins. Everyone welcome.


Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
10:15 AM

Brooks Room

For children 18-36 months. Participation stories and movement rhymes to enhance social and language development


Downtown Bend: Baby Steps
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
11:30 AM

Brooks Room

0-18 months. 15 minutes of gentle stories, rhymes, and rhythms


Downtown Bend: Baby Steps
Thursday, September 25, 2014
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

0-18 months. 15 minutes of gentle stories, rhymes, and rhythms


Downtown Bend Computer Lab
Thursday, September 25, 2014
2:00 PM

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.



Author! Author! Jess Walter
Thursday, September 25, 2014
7:00 PM

Bend High School

Jess Walter is the author of eight books and a career journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and Boston Globe. His novel Beautiful Ruins has been a #1 NYT bestseller. Walter was awarded the PEN/USA Literary Prize in both fiction and nonfiction and the Edgar Allen Poe Award. He was a two-time finalist for the National Book Award.

Tickets available through the Deschutes Public Library Foundation at
http://dplfoundation.org.





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Downtown Bend: Preschool Parade
Friday, September 26, 2014
10:30 AM

Brooks Room

3-5 years old. Stories, songs and crafts that develop early literacy skills


Writing Workshop with Author Jess Walter
Friday, September 26, 2014
12:00 PM

Brooks Room

Looking for ways to kick your writing up a notch? Join award winning author Jess Walter (The Financial Lives of Poets, The Zero, Beautiful Ruins) for a two hour writing workshop. Workshop fee is $20, payable to Deschutes Public Library Foundation. For payment instructions call 541/312-1032.

Participation is limited to 20 and registration is required.

Tickets for Jess Walter's reading at Bend High on Thursday night are available for sale on the foundation web site (www.dplfoundation.org) or by calling 541-312-1027.






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Downtown Bend: Fandom Fridays
Friday, September 26, 2014
6:30 PM

Brooks Room

Come and geek out at a new after-hours program that celebrates all your favorite fandoms!






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