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601 N.W. Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703

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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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, May 04, 2016 through Monday, June 27, 2016



The Friends of the Bend Libraries Art Committee presents “Spells,” a self-guided exhibit of stories and photographs by author Peter Rock and five photographers. “Spells” will be on display upstairs at the Downtown Bend Library through June 27. For more information or to access the exhibit on-line visit www.spellsproject.com.





Downtown Bend: Baby Steps
Thursday, May 05, 2016
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: Computer Lab
Thursday, May 05, 2016
2:30 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.



Downtown Bend: Preschool Parade
Friday, May 06, 2016
10:30 AM

Brooks Room

Stories, songs and crafts that develop early literacy skills.


Downtown Bend: SNAP-Food Benefit Assistance
Friday, May 06, 2016
1:30 PM

Lobby

Meet Cindy Culbertson, OFNP Education Program Assistance with Oregon State University Extension Service, who provides information about food benefits for your family.


Downtown Bend: Family Block Party LEGO®
Saturday, May 07, 2016
1:00 PM

Brooks Room

All ages welcome. Read! Build! Play! The sky is the limit!


Downtown Bend: Social Services
Monday, May 09, 2016
10:00 AM

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


Downtown Bend: Grantmakers Panel
Monday, May 09, 2016
12:00 PM

Brooks Room

Grantmakers panel featuring The Oregon Community Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, The Collins Foundation, and The Nonprofit Association of Central Oregon. Representatives from these foundations will provide an introduction to their organizations, the grants they issue, and tips for writing successful grant proposals. Followed by a lengthy Q&A session open to the audience. The Nonprofit Association of Oregon will also be present. Registration required, seating is limited.


Maker Monday: Make Your Own Spice Rub
Monday, May 09, 2016
5:30 PM

Brooks Room

Matthew Perry of Savory Spice Shop demonstrates how to grind spices to create your own spice rub. Space is limited and registration is required.




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Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
10:15 AM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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, May 10, 2016
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

Stories, songs and crafts that develop early literacy skills.


Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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: Facebook for Beginners
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:00 PM



Use social networking to connect with friends and family. Learn how to manage Facebook security and privacy settings, find friends, groups, and apps, and how to add photos. Active Facebook account required. Remember to bring your password. Registration required.
Prerequisites: Active Facebook account.


Downtown Bend: Social Services
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10:00 AM

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


Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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, May 11, 2016
11:30 AM

Brooks Room

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


Know 1930's: Will Write for Food
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:00 PM

Brooks Room

Created in 1935 as part of the United States Work Progress Administration, the Federal Writers’ Project was created to provide employment for historians, teachers, writers, librarians and other white-collar workers. John Steinbeck, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Saul Bellow and John Cheever all participated in the program.

Community Librarian Nate Pedersen shares the impact and the importance of the Federal Writers’ Project.







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Downtown Bend: Pajama Party
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:45 PM

Lobby

3-5 years. Wear PJs for stories, songs and crafts that develop early literacy skills.






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