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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, March 04, 2015 through Monday, June 01, 2015



The Friends of the Bend Libraries Art Committee presents "A Tale for the Time "Being." 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
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
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, April 01, 2015
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, April 01, 2015
11:30 AM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: Operations Management and Structure
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
5:30 PM

Brooks Room

Much of the attention, in starting a small business, is given to business planning, marketing and finance. But to insure success over the long run, owners and managers will need to give equal attention to managing the operation. This class will help you analyze your own strengths compared to those who have been successful in the past.

You will be able to evaluate your own chance for success by developing a definition of success and a management philosophy, learning the eight traits of a successful business manager and the five levels of leadership, and creating a skills checklist for an operations manager.

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at www.scorecentraloregon.org.


Downtown Bend: Baby Steps
Thursday, April 02, 2015
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: Computer Lab
Thursday, April 02, 2015
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, April 03, 2015
10:30 AM

Brooks Room

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


A Novel Idea: Japan’s Imperial Military and the Kamikaze End Game
Friday, April 03, 2015
12:00 PM

Brooks Room

Portrayed as both brave soldiers and brainwashed fanatics, Ken Ruoff, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Japanese Studies at Portland State University, explores exactly who were the young Japanese men ordered to fly suicide missions during WWII.




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A Novel Idea: Origami
Friday, April 03, 2015
6:00 PM

Wabi Sabi

Learn to fold origami with Wabi Sabi owner Barbara Campbell. Space is limited and registration is required. Register on line at www.deschuteslibrary.org or by calling 541/312-1032.





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Downtown Bend: Fandom Fridays
Friday, April 03, 2015
6:30 PM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: Free Tax Preparation Sessions
Saturday, April 04, 2015
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 7th. Call 541-323-8482 for more information or visit www.cashoregon.org/taxprep.html.


A Novel Idea: Sake Tasting
Saturday, April 04, 2015
3:00 PM

Brooks Room

Taste and learn the sake basics with Newport Avenue beer and wine manage, Suzi Moran. Participants must be 21 and over. Space is limited and registration is required. Register on line at www.deschuteslibrary.org or by calling 541/312-1032.





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Downtown Bend: Grantmakers Panel
Monday, April 06, 2015
12:30 PM

Brooks Room

Grantmakers panel featuring The Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, The U. S. Bank 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.


Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
10:15 AM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: Word II
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
10:30 AM

Meyer Classroom

Go further with your 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: Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
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 Rockie Tales
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

3-5 years old. Rockie Tales Puppet Show.


Downtown Bend: LinkedIn for Beginners
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
2:00 PM

Meyer Classroom

Get started building a profile, joining groups and researching career opportunities with the world's largest online professional networking site. Registration required.
Prerequisites: Active Facebook account.


Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
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.


A Novel Idea: The Next Tsunami
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
6:00 PM

Brooks Room

The earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan in 2011 triggered a massive tsunami that killed nearly 16,000 people. As the tsunami withdrew from Japan’s coastline, it pulled with it millions of tons of debris. Though much of that debris sank quickly, some made its way to Pacific Northwest shorelines. But the arrival of the debris was not our coast’s first encounter with tsunami. The large 1700 Cascadia earthquake triggered a series of tsunami waves that battered the PNW coast. That was more than 300 years ago. Are we due for another? Geologist Daniele McKay explores the history of tsunami in the Pacific Northwest.


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