A Novel Idea... Unveiled!
Save the date for Friday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bend Public Library
and be the first to know the 2012 A Novel Idea selection!
This festive event is free and open to the public. Enjoy an evening in the Library
with some delicious appetizers and a no-host bar. Books will be available to check-out
and download that evening!
Find out more about A Novel Idea... and view images and videos from past events at www.deschuteslibrary.org/events/novelidea/.
Civil War Series Kicks Off
Deschutes Public Library wants to hear
your family’s Civil War story! The American Civil War remains one of the
most relevant events in our collective memory. For every American lost or wounded
during the war there is a story to be told and a memory to be shared. 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.
The five part reading and discussion series, funded by the ALA and NEH, focuses
on three books: “March,” by Geraldine Brooks, “Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam,”
by James McPherson, and “America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation
on Their 150th Anniversaries,” edited by Edward L. Ayers. Series materials will
be available for participants. The discussions will be led by local scholar, Annemarie
The series kicks off on Sunday, January 8th at 2:00 pm in the Brooks Room
with music, poetry, and local reenactors from that tragic and defining period of
our nation’s history.
Support the Library
It's never too late to make a gift to the Library. Visit the Library Foundation
website at www.dplfoundation.org and
make a gift today.
You can also make a donation to your local Friends of the Library organization.
Friends of the Bend Libraries
Please call or visit the FriendShop at 541-617-7047 located in the downtown Bend
Library or check out their website at www.fobl.org.
La Pine Friends of the Library
Contact 541-312-1090 or visit the Lapine Public Library.
Redmond Friends of the Library
Visit the book store in the Redmond Public Library or call 541-312-1050.
Sisters Friends of the Library
Visit their website at: www.sistersfol.com
or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Sunriver Area Library
Contact Jayne Meister at 541-593-7469.
Download Books & Music for Free from the Library
Did Santa bring you a new toy to download books and music?
Visit the library's website and download your favorite books and music for free.
All you need is a library card!
Download digital audio books and eBooks from the library's
Digital Downloads. If you need music for your new iPod, MP3 player, or phone,
- Downloadable Music a try, and download three free songs a week to keep as long as you like.
Check out all of the Online Resources you have access to with your library card
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