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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

Find the Downtown
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.




Book Club for Seniors - Bend Senior Center
Monday, September 02, 2013 through Monday, May 05, 2014

Senior book club. Held the 1st Monday of every month Sept to May, at the Bend Senior Center. Club currently closed to new members.


"The Dog Stars" Art Exhibit
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 through Monday, June 02, 2014

The Friends of the Bend Libraries Art Committee presents a themed art exhibition based on the 2014 DPL Novel Idea choice "The Dog Starts" by Peter Heller


Downtown Bend Baby Steps
Thursday, April 24, 2014
1:30 PM

For infants to 18 months. 15 minutes of gentle stories, rhymes, and rhythms.


Downtown Bend Computer Lab
Thursday, April 24, 2014
2:00 PM

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 25, 2014
10:30 AM

For 3-5 years old. Stories, songs, rhymes and craft that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity.


A Novel Idea: Framing Nature
Saturday, April 26, 2014
2:00 PM

Steve Mark, historian at Crater Lake National Park shares the history of the National Park System. He’ll highlight the convergence of ideas that produced Crater Lake National Park and other spectacular areas administered by the federal government.





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Downtown Bend - Social Services
Monday, April 28, 2014
10:00 AM

Deschutes County Homeless Outreach Case Manager Sarah Kelley is available to answer questions and provides community assistance for housing, mental health support, benefits and more. North tutor room...
541-317-3153 sarah.kelley@deschutes.org


Downtown Bend Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, April 28, 2014
1:00 PM

To schedule your blood donation appointment with Red Cross or for more information , contact 1-800-RED-CROSS or http://www.redcrossblood.org/pnw


Downtown Bend Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
10:15 AM

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


Downtown Bend Know Twitter
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
10:30 AM

Learn how to set up your Twitter account


Downtown Bend Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
11:00 AM

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


Downtown Bend Preschool Parade
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
1:30 PM

For 3-5 years old. Stories, songs, rhymes and craft that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity.


Downtown Bend - SCORE Small Business Counseling
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
5:30 PM

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 Know Word III
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:00 PM

Get creative with MS Word. Learn how to make basic flyers and party
invitations. Prerequisites: “Know Word for Beginners” or familiarity with the Windows operating system and MS Word.


Downtown Bend - Social Services
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
10:00 AM

Deschutes County Homeless Outreach Case Manager Sarah Kelley is available to answer questions and provides community assistance for housing, mental health support, benefits and more. North tutor room...
541-317-3153 sarah.kelley@deschutes.org


Downtown Bend Toddlin' Tales
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
10:15 AM

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


Downtown Bend Baby Steps
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
11:30 AM

For infants to 18 months. 15 minutes of gentle stories, rhymes, and rhythms.


A Novel Idea: Guided Quilt Tour
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
1:00 PM

The public is invited to attend a guided tour of "The Dog Stars" quilt exhibit.







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Downtown Bend Cascade Youth and Family Center Street Outreach
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
1:00 PM

Youth Street Outreach 11-24 years
Get help and discover resources that work.
Cascade Youth & Family Center Mashael (541) 408-0128
Wednesdays 1-4pm



A Novel Idea: The Night Sky
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7:00 PM

During his lonely nights, Hig spends time gazing at the stars and giving new names to constellations for which he has forgotten the original name. Join us at the Downtown Bend Library for a guide through the constellations and some of the mythology behind them. This is a two-hour program, starting in the library's Brooks Room. We’ll head outside in the second part of the program to look deep into the cosmos with our naked eyes and with telescopes. April nights can be very cool; please remember to bring warm clothes for outdoor viewing.


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