We are the fortunate ones, the proud residents of Deschutes County, lucky enough
to call Central Oregon home. With phenomenal natural beauty and fascinating history,
our slice of Oregon has a lot to offer.
From considering the important role that
a downtown plays in a town’s identity to getting to know some of Central Oregon’s
most colorful characters, Deschutes Public Library invites you to discover (or rediscover)
what makes our Central Oregon home extraordinary.
Know Home: Colorful Characters of Central Oregon
Take a look at some of Central Oregon’s most unique homes and residents.
Second Sunday on Saturday
The author talks about his new book and “Oregon for the Curious.”
Know Home: A City’s Center and Rethinking Downtown
Discuss the ideals and aspirations of recreating a vibrant city center with Nan
Laurence. Sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
Know Home: A Report on Pre-European Juniper Structures in Central Oregon
John Zancanella from the BLM highlights a type of Native American living structure
from the past found on public lands in Central Oregon.
Know Home: Container Gardening
Learn to create beautiful container gardens with a master gardener.
Know Home: Vegetable Gardening
Learn to grow and maintain a veggie garden with a master gardener.
Know Home: Historic Homes of Bend
Learn about the different historic house styles that define the historic character
of Deschutes County with Heidi Slaybaugh, architect and Chair of the Bend Landmarks
Know Home: Navajo Textiles
The life and work of Navajo weavers Lucy and Ellen Begay.