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A Novel Idea Unveiled…
The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
The 9th annual “A Novel Idea ... Unveiled” event was our most successful to date
with nearly 300 people attending! This year’s novel, Rules of Civility, by
Amor Towles was unveiled to an eager crowd of readers who were able to check out
copies of the book that evening.
Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed
year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year-old woman named Katey Kontent.
Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand
of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through
the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.
Author Amor Towles will visit Central Oregon for three free presentations:
Thursday, May 3 at the COCC campus
Friday, May 4 at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend
Saturday, May 5 at the Sisters High School
Book club kits are available, free of charge, to enrich your group’s discussion.
Please call Liz at (541) 312-1032 to order your kit today.
Important: All “A Novel Idea” programs and author presentations are free
and open to the public. Some programs do require registration or tickets. Tickets
for the author programs will become available Saturday, April 14. For more information,
To support A Novel Idea, please give to the Library Foundation at
We HEART Our “A Novel Idea” Sponsors & Donors
Several local companies, organizations, and individuals support “A Novel Idea” every
year. The Library Foundation is fortunate to have received generous donations for
the 2012 “A Novel Idea” from: BendBroadband; Bend Research; The Roundhouse Foundation;
Starview Foundation; E.H. and M.E. Bowerman Advised Fund of The Oregon Community
Foundation; Francis, Hansen, & Martin, LLP; the five Friends of the Libraries organizations
throughout Deschutes County; Bendistillery; Three Creeks Brewery; and Faith, Hope,
& Charity Vineyard.
We also received hundreds of donations from local residents who believe in and support
library programs. Thank you to all of you who give regularly to your library!
Second Sunday: Local Western Author Rick Steber Sunday, February
12 at 2:00 p.m.
The Deschutes Public Library and Second Sunday are pleased to present an afternoon
with local western writer Rick Steber on Sunday, February 12th at 2:00 p.m.
in the Brooks Room of the Downtown Bend Public Library. An open mic will follow
the reading and this event is free and open to the public.
Rick Steber has gained a well-deserved national reputation and is best known for
writing honest stories about the strong people and the open landscapes of the Old
West. Rick is the author of 27 books. He has received numerous awards and recognition
for his achievements in Western literature.
Share Your Family’s Civil War History
Deschutes Public Library wants to hear your family’s Civil War story! You are invited
to visit the Civil War web site
at DPLS and submit your family’s Civil War stories by clicking on the Share
Your Story link. On the web site, you can explore more about the literary voices,
people, places, and leaders of the Civil War, other Civil War resources and the
upcoming “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War” series.
Know Taxes: Free Tax Preparation Sessions
The Partnership to End Poverty, is once again offering free tax preparation assistance
sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the
library to learn about tax credits and access a free online tax filing program using
the IRS certified software TaxWise Online. Certified tax volunteers will be available
to answer questions about using the computer, Internet, email, and the online tax
program. The volunteers will also help people prepare returns and answer tax questions.
Sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
and Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information about these
sessions, please call 541-504-1389 or visit www.takecredit.org.
Know Volunteers: Library Hosts Fourth Annual Keep It Local -
For the fourth year in a row, the Deschutes Public Library hosted Deschutes County’s
volunteer fair. Nineteen local agencies showcased their organizations and more than
175 community members attended to learn about the organizations and how they can
volunteer to make a difference.
All participating organizations signed up volunteers for their programs and expressed
appreciation for the opportunity to exhibit their organizations. Community members
found the Expo location convenient and spoke enthusiastically about the variety
of organizations present. Organizations included American Cancer Society, American
Red Cross, Bend Area Habitat for Humanity, Bethlehem Inn, Big Brothers/Big Sisters
of Central Oregon, Central Oregon Council on Aging (COCOA), City of Bend, Deschutes
Public Library, Friends of the Bend Library, Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington,
Grandma’s House, Healing Reins, Healthy Beginnings, High Desert Museum, Long Term
Care Ombudsman Program, NeighborImpact, Saving Grace, and Volunteer Connect. For
more information about the event or volunteering at the Library, contact Judy England,
DPL Volunteer Services Coordinator at email@example.com
February is Know Food month at your local library! Check out these delicious programs sponsored
by the Library:
Author Ruth Reichl: American Food Now: New Trends in Eating and What They Tell Us
About Our Society
Ruth Reichl, a treasured voice on the culinary landscape for many years is a best-selling
author, food critic, and former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine, winner of six
James Beard awards and serves as a judge on Bravo's Top Chef Masters. Discussion
and Q&A followed by book signing.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 7:00 pm Bend Senior High Auditorium.
Part of the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program
$25 preferred seating; $15 general on sale starting January 17 at the COCC Box Office,
Boyle Education Center in Bend and Paulina Springs Books in Redmond and Sisters
or by phone: 541-383-7575. For more information, contact Karen at (541) 383-7257
The Central Oregon Locavore
Join Nicolle Timm for a look at the Central Oregon Locavore scene at the Redmond
Public Library on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 pm.
During her presentation, Timm will explain the grassroots food and local faming
movement in Central Oregon. She will also address the nutritional advantages of
fresh, local food vs. commercial, mass-produced products.
One Chicken, Three Meals
Local cooking instructor Ahja King demonstrates how to make three different meals
out of one chicken. This class is free and open to the public, but limited to 20
participants. Saturday, February 25, 2:00 p.m. Sunriver Area Public Library and
Tuesday, February 28, 6:00 p.m. Redmond Public Library Please register at
www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar or by calling Lisa at 541/312-1034.
Other Library Programs
Photographs by La Pine local, Michael Jensen, are on display thoughout the library
through May 24. Michael will also teach a photography workshop: Perfect Portraits
with any Camera or Light, on 2/15 from 1:30 - 4:00 for teens and adults at the La
Pine Public Library.
Live Read (lîv rçd) n. 1. A program in which attendees are immersed in short fiction
read out loud by others; sharing encouraged. Thursday, February 16 at 1:00 p.m.
at the Sunriver Public Library.
Play with words! Do you enjoy creative writing but dislike how the process is oftentimes
a solitary activity? Write Now is a library program where attendees will be able
to brainstorm, play word games, and enjoy the written word in a casual setting.
Saturday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m. Sunriver Public Library.
Learn about Islam and Arabic culture with Farah, an exchange student visiting from
Tunisia. Sample traditional foods and learn the Arabic alphabet, including how to
write your name. This program is open to teens and adults at the Redmond Public
Library, February 16 at 3:30 p.m.
Library Programs information: For more information about these and other library
programs, please visit the library website at
www.deschuteslibrary.org. People with disabilities needing accommodations
(alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032
or Lisa at 312-1034.
Friends of the Libraries Happenings from Book Sales to Romance to Art!
staff deeply appreciates the five Friends organizations and volunteers who dedicate their time to organize book
sales and operate book stores in order to raise funds for our libraries. Contact
your local library to become a member today or to make a donation to your local
Friends of the Library organization. The Friends also sponsor programs and art exhibits every month. Read on for program details:
Friends of the Bend Libraries
The Friends of the Bend Libraries Art Committee presents "Serenity" at the Downtown
Bend Library. The exhibit will run from Wednesday, February 8th through Monday,
April 30th. If you have questions, please contact Denise Mahoney at 541-389-9846.
Bend Libraries Book Sale
NO FOOLING! Saturday, March 31 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Members enter at 9:00 a.m.) and
Sunday, April 1 “The bag sale” from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the basement of the Library Administration Building (507 NW Wall St.)
La Pine Friends Volunteer Luncheon
The La Pine Friends will honor their volunteers with a lunch on Tuesday, February
14 at 12:30.
Friends of the Redmond Library Bookstore Specials & New Hours
The Redmond book store currently has two "specials" going on. The first one is the
"Romance Bag" Sale. Stuff a brown paper bag full of paper back romances and pay
only 50 cents!! The second promotion is hard cover mysteries on sale for just 50
cents each. Book Store Hours: Monday 10-4; Tuesday 10-8; Wednesday 11-3; Thursday
10-5; Friday 10-3; Saturday 10-4; Sunday closed.
Art in Redmond
During February and March, Sue Favinger Smith is the featured artist in Silent Reading
Room at the Redmond Public Library. Sue’s Summer Storm Coming, accepted into
the American Women Artists National Juried Show and Creek, Early Snow, accepted
into the “Best of America” juried show of the National Oil and Acrylics Painters
Society will be on display in the Redmond Library Exhibit. Sue also authored Ancient
Wisdom: Emerging Artist, a comprehensive guide for the aspiring artist written
from an artist's perspective and experience. For additional information contact
Linda Barker at 541-312-1064 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sisters Friends Diane Jacobsen Speaker Series Programs
Big Ideas in Science Seminar
Speaker neurologist Bob Collins will discuss memory on Monday, February 13, 2012
from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Hidden Gems of Oregon Program
Brent McGregor has photographed & documented caves carved by glacial melt water
blanketing our highest peaks. Come explore the wonders of lava tubes, limestone,
and remote hidden gems of Oregon. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Sisters Public
Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit
Featuring local Sisters Artists from January 13th - February 26th, 2012.
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