Know Outdoors!
Know Outdoors!
Tired of winter? Get prepared for spring and summer outdoor adventures at the Deschutes Public Library with a series of informative programs during the month of May.

Guide book authors and writers from around the state will discuss areas all across Oregon: from the coast to Central Oregon, to the Pacific Crest Trail, and many points in between. Start planning your summer trips now! All events are free and open to the public.

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Alan Watts: Rock Climbing Smith Rock State Park
Monday, May 2, 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library, Brooks Room

Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m.
Redmond Public Library

Local guide book author and climber, Alan Watts tells the story of Smith Rock climbing, from its humble origins in the 1930s through the present day with a multimedia presentation of personal recollections of his influential climbing career, along with stories of routes and individuals that has made Smith Rock famous.

Second Sunday: Matt Love
Sunday, May 8, 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library, Brooks Room

Writer Matt Love is the author of several books about Oregon history and coastal ecology, including Gimme Refuge: The Education of a Caretaker, a passionate account of his high school teaching career and his experience as a coastal caretaker and awakening as an Oregonian. An open mic will follow the reading.

OCH Conversation Project – Borderless: Migration, Globalization, and Changing Communities
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 pm
Brooks Room, Bend Public Library

Elliott Young, professor and chair of the history department at Lewis & Clark College, leads a discussion about the ways in which local communities in the twenty-first century need to think in new ways about the relationship between migration and globalization, and their effects on Oregon communities. This program is sponsored through a partnership between the City Club of Central Oregon and Deschutes Public Library and funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities, a statewide nonprofit organization. Lodging provided by The Oxford Hotel in Bend.

Pilgrimage to the Edge Author Jon Stewart
Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 pm
Brooks Room, Bend Public Library

In his book, Pilgrimage to the Edge, Jon Stewart shares both his experiences on the Pacific Crest National Scenic trail. Stewart “sectioned” the 2,650 mile trail from Mexico to Canada during the years 2003 through 2006.

Favorite Oregon Hikes and Adventures Author William Sullivan
Saturday, May 21, 2:00 pm
East Bend Branch

William Sullivan’s latest book, Oregon Favorites, published in March 2011, compiles his favorite hikes and adventures from across the state. Bill’s colorful slide presentations and lively presentation style make him a favorite at Deschutes Public Libraries.

Bend Overall Author Scott Cook
Saturday, May 21, 11:00 am
Redmond Public Library

Scott Cook has written something more than just your typical guide book. Instead he has gathered info what is fun and exciting to explore in Central Oregon.

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Last modified on Tuesday, April 26, 2011