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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 15, 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
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
10:15 AM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: EBay for Beginners
Tuesday, February 16, 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 Explorer (or other browser software)


Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, February 16, 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 16, 2016
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

Stories, songs and crafts that develop early literacy skills.


Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling
Tuesday, February 16, 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.


League of Women Voters: Affordable Housing Panel
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
5:30 PM

Brooks Room

Learn about the state of affordable housing with the League of Women Voters and local leaders.






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Downtown Bend: Social Services
Wednesday, February 17, 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 17, 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 17, 2016
11:30 AM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: High Desert Animal Adventures
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
1:00 PM

Brooks Room

Live animals, stories, crafts with High Desert Museum
Ages 3 and up. Space is limited.


Uke Can Do It: Intro to the Ukulele
Wednesday, February 17, 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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CANCELLED/Downtown Bend: T.E.C.H. Teen Elder Computer Help
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
2:30 PM

Meyer Classroom

TECH. To register: Central Oregon Council On Aging at
(541)678-5483. Limited class size.


Delayed Opening - Downtown Bend
Thursday, February 18, 2016
10:00 AM



The Downtown Bend library will open at 1:00 p.m.


Downtown Bend: Baby Steps
Thursday, February 18, 2016
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: Computer Lab
Thursday, February 18, 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, February 19, 2016
10:30 AM

Brooks Room

Stories, songs and crafts that develop early literacy skills


Tax Prep Sessions
Saturday, February 20, 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.


Collections Up Close: Letters from Beyond the Fence
Saturday, February 20, 2016
2:00 PM

Brooks Room

Using letters exchanged while incarcerated during WWII, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center museum collections volunteer Weston Nakamura-Koyama traces his family's journey from the Portland Assembly Center to Minidoka. This program is presented in partnership with Oregon Nikkei Endowment, the Japanese Association of Central Oregon and Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project and commemorates the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which relocated American citizens to internment camps during WWII.








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