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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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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: Social Services
Monday, February 08, 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: Fizz Boom Preschool Read!
Monday, February 08, 2016
10:30 AM

Brooks Room

Science Storytime for ages 3-5


Maker Monday: Food DehydratingTechniques
Monday, February 08, 2016
5:30 PM

Brooks Room

Explore food dehydrating techniques with Oregon State University Extension Master Food Preservers. Space is limited and registration is required.




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Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
10:15 AM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: Craigslist for Beginners
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
10:30 AM



The most popular way to buy, sell, and advertise on the Internet. Find out how to search for everything from jobs to vacation rentals, reply to postings, and create an account. Registration Required.
Prerequisites:"Know Internet for Beginners" or familiarity with Internet Explore (or other browser software).


Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, February 09, 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, February 09, 2016
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

Stories, songs and crafts that develop early literacy skills.


Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling
Tuesday, February 09, 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: Social Services
Wednesday, February 10, 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, February 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: Baby Steps
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
11:30 AM

Brooks Room

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


Uke Can Do It: Intro to the Ukulele
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
2:30 PM

Brooks Room

Learn to play the ukulele successfully in this series of 4 classes with "Ukulele Lady", Cinda Johnson. No musical experience necessary and ukuleles are provided. Space is limited and registration is required. 12 + yrs.

Participants will be asked to sign an instrument usage agreement.






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Know Blue: Exploring Oregon's Blue Mountains
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
6:00 PM

Brooks Room

Oregon's Blue Mountains are breathtaking in scope and scenery. They're also home to the world's largest organism and fungal mycelial mat, the Armillaria solidipes. Take a virtual tour through this beautiful corner of the state with Travel Oregon ambassador and writer Kim Cooper Findling.


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Downtown Bend: Pajama Party
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
6:45 PM



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



Downtown Bend: Music, Movement and Stories (MnM's)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
10:30 AM

Brooks Room

For 3-5 years. Movement and stories to encourage fun with music.


Downtown Bend Library Book Club
Thursday, February 11, 2016
12:00 PM

Brooks Room

Read and discuss Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. All are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public.


Downtown Bend: Baby Steps
Thursday, February 11, 2016
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: Computer Lab
Thursday, February 11, 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: SNAP-Food Benefit Assistance
Friday, February 12, 2016
10:00 AM

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: Preschool Parade
Friday, February 12, 2016
10:30 AM

Brooks Room

Stories, songs and crafts that develop early literacy skills


Know Blue: Picasso's Kind of Blue
Saturday, February 13, 2016
12:00 PM

Brooks Room

A decade before he shook up the modern art world with his radical abstractions, Pablo Picasso was a 20 year old starving artist struggling to make a name for himself in Paris. His expressionistic work from this time is famous for its somber tones and themes of poverty and loss. Join COCC Art History instructor Jason Lamb as he explores Picasso's famous "Blue Period."





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Tax Prep Sessions
Saturday, February 13, 2016
12:00 PM

Meyer Classroom

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and the United Way of Deschutes County are offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 6th. No sessions will be offered Sunday, February 7th. For more information visit www.cashoregon.org/taxprep.html for a list of items to bring with you to the session.






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