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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: Baby Steps
Thursday, October 30, 2014
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend Computer Lab
Thursday, October 30, 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 31, 2014
10:30 AM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: Fandom Fridays
Friday, October 31, 2014
6:30 PM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: Family Block Party: LEGO®
Saturday, November 01, 2014
1:00 PM

Brooks Room

All ages welcome. Read! Build! Play! Start with a little inspiration and then build away.
The sky is the limit!


Downtown Bend: Social Services
Monday, November 03, 2014
10:00 AM

Adaptive Technology Room

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


Know Exploring: First Approaches to the Far West
Monday, November 03, 2014
6:00 PM

Brooks Room

Discover 300 years of western exploration—before Lewis and Clark. Presenter Boby Boyd will bring with him aritifacts that lend striking visual detail to life in that time.

Boyd has served in California and Oregon public schools for over 40 years. Concurrent with his teaching career Bob served for 25 years as the Curator of Western History at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. During his tenure at the Museum he was instrumental in creating and presenting diverse collections of cultural history stories from the High Desert region. He has served on the Oregon Historic Preservation Committee, in 2012 was recognized with the Oregon Heritage Excellence Award.


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Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
10:15 AM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: LinkedIn for Beginners
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
10:30 AM

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: LinkedIn account


Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Tuesday, November 04, 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 Rockie Tales
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
1:30 PM

Brooks Room

3-5 years old. Rockie Tales Puppet Show


Downtown Bend: Excel for Beginners
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
2:00 PM

Meyer Classroom

Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program and create a simple address book. Registration Required.
Prerequisites: "Computers for Beginners"


Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling
Tuesday, November 04, 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.


Downtown Bend: Social Services
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
10:00 AM

Adaptive Technology Room

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


Downtown Bend: Toddlin' Tales
Wednesday, November 05, 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, November 05, 2014
11:30 AM

Brooks Room

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


Downtown Bend: High Desert Animal Adventures
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
1:00 PM

Brooks Room

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


Know Exploring: Mt. Hood: Oregon's Perilous Peak
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
6:00 PM

Brooks Room

Perhaps Oregon’s greatest mountain, Mt. Hood has shaped the very land of the Northwest. The mountain itself helps create the notorious Oregon rains and deep alpine snows, it draws millions to its textbook beauty every year; it paved the way for snowboarding in the mid 1980s, its forests provide some of the purest drinking water in the world, and its snowy peak captures the attention of the nation almost every time it wreaks fatal havoc upon climbers seeking the summit. Roughly 10,000 people attempt to climb Mount Hood each year, but more than 130 people have died climbing Mount Hood since records have been kept.

Jon Bell is the author of "On Mt. Hood: A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak." He will talk about the countless climbers, scientists, historians and overall characters who have explored Mt. Hood and helped make it the lively feature that it is.


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