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It’s election time … again! Deschutes Public Library is pleased to announce “Know Elections,” a series throughout October and November that brings the candidates, ballot measures, constitutional law issues, and the role that media plays in our democracy to branch libraries.





Meet The Candidates for Bend City Council
Monday, October 4, 2010
5:15-7:00 p.m.
Bend City Hall, 710 NW Wall Street.
Sponsored by League of Women Voters


Meet The Candidates for Oregon State Treasurer
Tuesday, October 5, 2010      (save to your calendar)
5:15-7:00 p.m.
Brooks Room, Bend Public Library
Deschutes Public Library
Sponsored by League of Women Voters and Deschutes Public Library


Building Dialog in an Age of Demons
Thursday, October 7, 2010      (save to your calendar)
5:30 – 7:00pm
Brooks Room, Bend Public Library
We live in a society in which civil dialog has been replaced by demonization. No one can be blamed, yet the responsibility to address it belongs to all of us. How do we break free of a process which perpetuates ill-gotten power and labels collaboration a weakness? Explore this critical issue with Robert Killen, Executive Director of the City Club of Central Oregon.
This program sponsored in part by the City Club of Central Oregon.


Meet The Candidates for State Representative Districts 53 and 54
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      (save to your calendar)
5:15-7:00 p.m
Brooks Room, Bend Public Library
Sponsored by League of Women Voters and Deschutes Public Library


Redmond City Council Forum and Ballot Measure Information
Monday, October 18, 2010      (save to your calendar)
5:15-7:00 p.m.
Redmond Public Library
Meet the candidates for Redmond City Council and get updates about Ballot Measures 9-80 and 9-81(City annexation to Rural Fire Protection District and Charter Amendment for the City of Redmond).
This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Deschutes Public Library and Redmond AAUW.


Meet The Candidates for Deschutes County Commissioner
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.
No. 1. County/State Building, 1300 NW Wall Street, Bend.
Sponsored by League of Women Voters


BONG HiTS 4 JESUS: A Perfect Constitutional Storm in Alaska's Capital
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      (save to your calendar)
6:30 pm
Brooks Room, Bend Public Library
Constitutional scholar, author and professor of Political Science at OSU-Cascades, James Foster reads from his recently published book BONG HiTS 4 JESUS: A Perfect Constitutional Storm in Alaska's Capital that delves into the First Amendment rights of students who displayed a banner at the Winter Olympic Torch relay in Juneau on January 24, 2002.


Of the People or for the People: Getting the Government We Deserve
Thursday, November 4, 2010      (save to your calendar)
6:30 pm
Brooks Room, Bend Public Library
Author and Oregon Council for the Humanities scholar, Jeff Golden leads a discussion about the crisis in modern governance and politics and offers ideas about what we as citizens can do to improve political discourse and the quality of public life.


What Never Was and Never Will Be: Can Our Media Serve Our Democracy?
Friday, November 5, 2010      (save to your calendar)
1:00 pm
Sunriver Area Public Library
Author and Oregon Council for the Humanities scholar, Jeff Golden discusses the role our modern media serves (or doesn’t) democracy.




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