Teen Author Wendelin Van Draanen to Visit Library & Schools
Library is proud to present author Wendelin Van Draanen who will visit eight area
middle schools and the East Bend Library during her visit to Central Oregon from
March 6 – 8. Van Draanen is the author of a variety of books for
youth and teens, including
Flipped, which was made into a film, her newest,
The Running Dream, and the popular
Sammy Keyes mystery series.
“Central Oregon teachers are very grateful for this experience for their students,”
said Librarian April Witteveen. “The annual teen author visit allows
teens to interact with a favorite author and encourages them to ask questions and
read the author’s work.
Wendelin Van Draanen will present at the
East Bend Library on Wednesday March 7 at 6:30 p.m. This
event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact April Witteveen,
email@example.com, 541-617-7079 or visit the Library’s website:
Read Across America Day!
The importance and influence of Dr. Seuss goes on and on, thanks to the national
celebration of Read Across America Day on March 2nd. That's Dr. Seuss's birthday
and the day that schools and libraries focus on books and reading. Don't be surprised
to see library staff wearing Cat in the Hat hats as they hand out Seuss bookmarks.
And don't let the reading end on March 2nd. Remember that experts agree that reading
aloud to your child is the most important activity to encourage future academic
As Dr. Seuss might say, "One book, two books, red books, blue books, I love them
all, Sam-I-am." Celebrate reading here: www.nea.org/readacross.
Second Sunday: Visions of Home Poets
Sunday, March 11 --- Downtown Bend Public Library 2:00 p.m.
The Deschutes Public Library and Second Sunday will host “Visions of Home”, a thematic
reading and discussion by poets George Estreich, Charles Goodrich, and Marjorie
Sandor, on the meaning of home and living in Oregon. This free presentation will
take place on Sunday, March 11th at the Downtown Public Library, at 2:00 p.m. An
open mic will follow.
Brother Against Brother: Pragmatism, Civility & the Civil War
Tuesday, March 6 --- Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room 6:00 p.m.
The Library’s Conversation Project and Know War series continues with an opportunity
to discuss how the Civil War changed the way Americans approached disagreement and
fostered the birth of the one major American contribution to philosophy: pragmatism.
One hundred and fifty years later, how can the lessons of this national crisis inform
the ways we conduct our current debates? Join the free conversation with Linfield
College Associate Professor David Sumner.
This program is hosted by the Deschutes Public Library and the City Club of Central
Oregon and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
Early Literacy and You!
Be sure to take a look at the library's web pages about early literacy activities
you can be doing to get your child ready to read. Experts agree that reading, singing,
rhyming, playing, and talking are what will grow readers, and the library has ideas
of fun ways to enjoy those activities with your child. Making up a story about a
polka dotted zebra, or playing with bubbles in the bath before bedtime to celebrate
the letter B, or writing a grocery list together are a few of the suggestions.
You'll find more at www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/earlylit/.
“A Novel Idea… Read Together” The Runners Up to this year’s
The Library’s “A Novel Idea” committee dedicates hours and hours to reading books
until we find just the right one for our communities. We hunt for the great debut
novels to find nuggets of literature that have yet to be discovered. This year we
had three wonderful books that we highly recommend that came a close second to our
The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. The three runners-up were:
Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Read March in March
The Library’s book club, Good Chair Great Book, is reading March by Geraldine Brooks
Check the Library’s calendar listing to find when discussions take place in your
Friends of the Libraries Happenings
Friends of the Bend Libraries
Mark your calendars for some great book deals at the Friends of the Bend Libraries
spring book sale! The book sale begins Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
and Sunday, April 1 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the basement of the Deschutes Public
Library's Administration Building 507 NW Wall Street. For more information contact
Rob Byrd/Bend Friends Book Sale Chair at 541.389.1622
View the Friends of the Bend Libraries art exhibit at the Downtown Bend Library
entitled "Serenity." It will continue through May 7, 2012. For more information
contact Denise Mahoney 541-389-9846.
Friends of the Sisters Library
Tree House Puppet Show
Come meet Ricky & Rocky Racoon and their forest friends with Puppeteer Linda Barnes.
Great for families & kids of all ages! Sunday, April 15, 2012 1:30 p.m. at the Sisters
Public Library. This program is part of the Diane Jacobsen Speaker Series and Sponsored
by Friends of the Sisters Library.
Entanglement: An Epistolary Collaboration
Join local poet Alex Weiss and experience collaborative art and poetry on Sunday, March 18, 2012 1:30 p.m. at the Sisters Public Library.
This program is part of the Diane Jacobsen Speaker Series Sponsored by Friends of the Sisters Library.
SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES & TAX ASSISTANCE
FREE @ the Downtown Bend Library!
Free, confidential business advice is available from SCORE's experts. Advisors are
available 5:30-7:30pm every Tuesday in March at the Downtown Bend Library. For more
information, contact 541.617.7050.
The Partnership to End Poverty, is once again offering free tax preparation assistance
for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend 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 long line tax program. The volunteers
will also help people prepare returns and can answer some tax questions.
Sessions are on Wednesdays from 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturdays from 12:00 noon -5:00
p.m. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 541-504-1389 to sign
up for an appointment.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Deschutes Public Library offers
free computer classes and eReader trainings at every library throughout
Deschutes County! Check out a sampling of upcoming classes:
E-mail for Beginners
Sign up for a Gmail account and practice sending e-mail messages.
Tuesday, March 13 | 2:00 p.m.
More advanced techniques for editing a report and printing.
Tuesday, March 13 | 6:00 p.m.
Create group mailing lists, manage your folders, and attach files.
Prerequisite: active Gmail account.
Tuesday, March 20 | 2:00 p.m.
Get creative with MS Word. Learn how to make basic flyers and party invitations.
Tuesday, March 20 | 6:00 p.m.
Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills or work on any problems you’re having with one of our staff.
Every Tuesday | 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Conoce Mas Computación
Una serie de clases donde los usuarios aprenderán mas temas sobre computación y
comunicación a través del Internet.
Prerrequisito: Conoce Computación y Conoce el Internet.
Los jueves, 8 de marzo al 29 de marzo 6:00 p.m.
Teen Laptop Lab
Check Myspace, Facebook, do homework, play games. Staff in room.
Mondays 3–4:30 p.m.
Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Madden Football, card, board games. Staff in room.
Mar 28 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Open Computer Lab
Practice computer skills or work on problems with one of our staff.
Wednesdays, March 7 and 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Check Myspace, Facebook, do homework, play games.
Mar 14, 2:30–4:30 pm.
Take your Excel skills to the next level and learn how to create a monthly budget
Friday, March 9 | 2:00 p.m.
Everything from jobs to vacation rentals. Create an account and more in this free
Tuesday, March 20 | 2:00 p.m.
Find out about social networking and sign up for a Facebook account in the process.
Pre-requisite: Must have an e-mail account.
Friday, March 23 | 2:00 p.m.
A demonstration on accessing, downloading, and transferring audio books and eBooks
to select devices.
Tuesday, March 27 | 2:00 p.m.
Don't Forget to Update Your Email Address
The library needs you to verify the email address associated with your library account
and make sure that you know your PIN in order to take full advantage of the updates
to self-check-out stations coming to your library in the next few months.
To verify or update your email address,
log in to your account with your library card number and PIN, then click
the orange "Modify My Info" button on the right. If you have an email address associated
with your library account but have forgotten your PIN, you can click the "Forgot
Your PIN?" button on the login page to reset it. Stop in at your library or contact
library staff if you need additional assistance with your PIN or email address.
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