Deschutes Public Library News
Cafe Libri After-Hour Events Begin at the Library
Posted By: Chantal Strobel
Date Posted: 8/22/2004
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to announce Café Libri, an after-hour community event to be hosted at the smaller branch libraries in La Pine, Sisters, and Sunriver. Café Libri events are designed to bring the community together for casual, fun programming after the library closes.
“The idea came forward from the La Pine Library Advisory Council who was seeking opportunities for evening gatherings where community members could meet, mingle, browse the collection, and enjoy a cultural program,” said Deschutes Public Library Director Michael Gaston. “Our District Board believed the concept was valuable for the smaller communities within Deschutes County who have limited evening entertainment opportunities.”
As a result, Café Libri was created. Author readings, musical presentations, and film screenings are a sampling of programs planned during the upcoming year. The programs are targeted towards adult patrons. Refreshments will be served at each program and the library will be staffed so patrons can browse the library collection and check out materials.
Community Relations Manager, Chantal Strobel, explained that they chose the title Café Libri because libri is Latin for library and café implies a cozy, casual setting.
“We hope residents in our smaller communities begin to recognize Café Libri as a fun, inexpensive alternative to an evening on the town,” Strobel said. “We are always seeking innovative ways to provide opportunities for Deschutes County residents to take advantage of the library’s many offerings. We believe this is a fun way to reach out to the adults in our communities for an enjoyable evening in the library.”
The first Café Libri event is scheduled for August 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the La Pine Public Library. Local author, Marilyn McDonald will be on hand to read from her two works, Little Girl Lost and Mother of Eight Survives Population Explosion. Following the reading, McDonald will be signing books. Patrons are invited to enjoy food and beverage before and after the program and to browse the library’s collection. Café Libri programs are free and open to the public.
For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032 or visit www.dpls.us