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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 Monday, December 01, 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: Social Services
Monday, October 20, 2014
10:00 AM

Adaptive Technology Room

Housing, benefits, and resources. North tutor room.
541-728-1022


Downtown Bend: Fizz! Boom! Read!
Monday, October 20, 2014
10:30 AM

Brooks Room

3-5 year olds. Stories, songs and science.


Introduction to Finding Funders with the Foundation Directory Online
Monday, October 20, 2014
10:30 AM

Hutchinson Room

Deschutes Public Library will host a free workshop on finding funders for nonprofit organizations. The workshop will be centered on Foundation Directory Online, the primary database for nonprofit grants. Deschutes Public Library is a "Funding Information Network" partner with The Foundation Center. Registration is limited. Advance registration is required.


Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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, October 21, 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, October 21, 2014
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: Word II
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
2:00 PM

Meyer Classroom

Go further with Microsoft Word skills. Learn more advanced techniques for editing a report and how to print your documents. Registration required. Prerequisites: "Word for Beginners"


Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling
Tuesday, October 21, 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.


North Korea: Skiing in a State of Control
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6:00 PM

Brooks Room

In 2012, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un dispatched thousands of soldiers into the mountains of the heavily armed Kangwon Province to carry out a bizarre mission: Build the country’s first luxury ski resort. They succeeded, sort of, and in February 2014, Bend resident and writer Tim Neville became one of the first westerners to ski the Masik Ryong resort. Join him on a dark but fascinating journey deep inside the Hermit Kingdom where skiing can offer a tiny taste of freedom.


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Downtown Bend: Social Services
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
10:00 AM

Adaptive Technology Room

Housing, benefits, and resources. North tutor room.
541-728-1022


Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Wednesday, October 22, 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, October 22, 2014
11:30 AM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: TECH (Teen Elder Computer Help)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
2:30 PM

Meyer Classroom

Teens help seniors navigate and use digital devices. Registration is handled by COCOA at (541) 678-5483, not via the Evanced calendar.


Frightful Films: "Ghostbusters"
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6:00 PM

Tin Pan Theater

Who you gonna call? Everyone’s favorite ghost removal service, of course! Join us at Tin Pan Theater in downtown Bend for a free screening of "Ghostbusters." Note that seating is limited and is available on a first come, first-served basis.



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Downtown Bend: Baby Steps
Thursday, October 23, 2014
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend Computer Lab
Thursday, October 23, 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.



Downtown Bend: Preschool Parade
Friday, October 24, 2014
10:30 AM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: High Desert Maker Mill X Derby
Saturday, October 25, 2014
1:00 PM

Brooks Room

Build your own derby vehicle with supplies provided, then get ready to race!
Registration Required.


Know Fright: Beyond The Amityville Horror - Why Supernatural Horror Still Haunts
Sunday, October 26, 2014
2:00 PM

Brooks Room

American popular culture has always been deeply invested in the supernatural, offering up ghosts, demons, witches, vampires and other uncanny creatures. In the mid-1970s “supernatural horror” became its own distinct subgenre responding to a new crop of social anxieties. We'll look at how “supernatural horror” developed and then talk about its durability and ability to turn American dreams into nightmares. Films discussed will include Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist, The Amityville Horror, The Shining, Poltergeist, Paranormal Activity, and others.





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