Tickets still available for Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award
Winning Author/Historian Stephen Greenblatt
Coming to Bend High Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Stephen Greenblatt has been called the most influential literary scholar of his
generation. He will discuss his prize winning novels The Swerve and Will
World and do an extensive question and answer session.
Get your tickets
today for his presentation and discussion at Bend High School on Thursday, March
7 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Author! Author! Literary Series. The Library
will also gift several copies of his books to area high schools as well as tickets
to his presentation to expose students to quality literature and authors. Tickets
are available at www.dplfoundation.org.
Stephen Greenblatt has a colorful past that he discusses in an article in the Harvard
Gazette: “I spent a summer as a counselor at a summer camp where I played
the guitar and sang mournful folk songs with a fellow counselor. He talked about
introducing me to a pal of his with the idea that we might possibly sing together,
but, with my eye on college, I declined," Greenblatt said. "My fellow counselor
was Art Garfunkel, and his friend was Paul Simon. And, while studying for a B.A.
(1966) and M.A. (1969), he performed with a group of students who went on to become
the Monty Python's Flying Circus troupe. "My name occasionally turns up in the early
shows," he said, "usually in grotesque situations and invariably drawing a somewhat
mysterious laugh from the studio audience."
Mr. Greenblatt is the third author coming to Central Oregon as part of the Library
Foundation’s Author! Author! Literary Series. Author! Author! brings in four authors
that are regarded as the most brilliant writers of our time. These acclaimed voices
are critical to expand the cultural landscape in Central Oregon and the Library
Foundation believes the series will improve literacy in the region, strengthen community
dialogue, and enhance the programs and services of the Deschutes Public Library.
The final author in this year’s series is Edgar Award winner Erik Larson coming
Thursday, June 20 to Bend High.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit
Teen Lit Author Rick Yancey Visits Central Oregon Schools March
11 – 13, 2013
Deschutes Public Library is proud to host Rick Yancey as this year’s touring teen
author. Mr. Yancey is the author of the popular Alfred Kropp series of books for
teen readers and has a new title, Fifth Wave, coming in May 2013. He will
eight schools in Central Oregon from March 11 - 13, with a presentation covering
topics such as the life of a professional author and how inspiration can turn ideas
and events into great stories. DPL will provide copies of some select Yancey titles
to participating schools.
There will be an additional presentation held on Tuesday March 12, 6:30pm, at the
Downtown Bend Public Library: an Evening with Rick Yancey. This program
open to the public and registration is suggested.
Visit DPL’s online calendar for
information and registration.
Friends of the Bend Libraries “Nearly Spring” Book Sale
Find a great read on Saturday, March 2 from 10:00am to 4:00pm (Members enter at
9:00am) and Sunday, March 3 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Book sale is located at the Deschutes
Library Admin Bldg., 507 NW Wall
Shop at Barnes & Noble and Support the Library
From now until March 9, 2013 if you shop at Barnes and Noble mention the Library’s
name or provide them with Bookfair ID #11041530 and a portion of your sales will
benefit the Library.
All online purchases benefit the Library through March 14. How to take part?
Go to http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
From the payment page, scroll to the very bottom and choose “check this box if it
is a Bookfair Order.”
Note: If signed into your BN.com account, you may need to click “change”
payment section on the Checkout page and then scroll to the bottom. Enter Bookfair
Celebrating ten years of “A NOVEL IDEA”… Join in the discussion
& programs April 13 – May 4!
“A Novel Idea” celebrates 10 years of reading, book discussions, and cultural programs
and author presentations! Be a part of history. Join in A Novel Idea from Saturday,
April 13 – Saturday, May 4. Read The Snow Child, attend 25 free cultural programs,
discuss the book with friends, and meet author Eowyn Ivey on Friday, May 3 at the
Tower Theatre and Saturday, May 4 at Ridgeview High School in Redmond.
All programs and author presentations are free.
For more information: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/events/novelidea/
“Know Shakespeare” throughout March at Deschutes Public Library
Scholars and bardolaters (people who idolize Shakespeare) descend on Central Oregon
for a month of programming that celebrates The Bard of Avon
In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Brutus ominously conveys to Caeser,
bids you beware the ides of March.” But this March Deschutes Public Library gives
the community good reason to look forward not only to the Ides of March, but to
the entire month as we welcome a slate of scholars, actors, and enthusiasts for
The Bard takes center stage at libraries throughout Deschutes
County during programs that explore Shakespeare’s life and times, as well as his
work and legacy. All programs are free and open to the public with the exception
of Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt’s presentation on March 7 at Bend High.
Tickets for Mr. Greenblatt’s presentation/discussion are available at
Who Are Shakespeare’s Women?
Amy Greenstadt, professor of English at Portland State University, takes a closer
look at Shakespeare’s most memorable women and how they challenged gender stereotypes
of Elizabethan England. Free and open to the public.
March 2, 3:00 p.m.
East Bend Public Library
March 3, 2:00 p.m.
Sisters Public Library
Elizabethan Fast Food
The humble potpie was once the height of culinary style. During the Elizabethan
era, chefs crafted these savory pastries for the royal households of France and
England. But hand-held pies were popular among street vendors who could sell them
as portable meals. Learn to make your own modern version with Ahja King. Free; limited
to 20 participants; registration required. Register at the links below.
March 3, 2:00 p.m.
La Pine Public Library
March 6, 6:00 p.m.
East Bend Public Library
Shakespeare on the Screen
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother
remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Screen Hamlet (1996), starring and directed
by Kenneth Branagh. Free and open to the public.
March 5, 6:00 p.m.
Tin Pan Theater, Bend
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is
inspired to write one of his most famous plays in the 1999 Academy Award winning
film, Shakespeare in Love. Free and open to the public.
March 19, 6:00 p.m.
Tin Pan Theater, Bend
Tin Pan Theater: 869 NW Tin Pan Alley, Bend
Second Sunday: Shakespeare’s Sonnets
First published in 1609, Shakespeare's sonnets deal with themes such as the passage
of time, love, beauty and mortality. Join actor and Shakespeare aficionado Alastair
Morley Jacques for a performance worthy of The Bard of Avon. Free and open to the
March 10, 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Public Library
David McCandless, a professor of Shakespeare studies at Southern Oregon University,
introduces us to Shakespeare and shares some fascinating and surprising information
about the greatest playwright of all time. Free and open to the public.
March 16, 2:00 p.m.
Sunriver Area Public Library
March 17, 1:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Public Library
Dressing Shakespeare: From Page to Stage
Robert Brewer-Wallin, who has designed costumes for theatre, film and dance productions
for over 15 years, explores the creative and collaborative aspects of design, where
the inspiration comes from, and the challenges of working with stories that have
been told for over 400 years. Free and open to the public.
March 23, 1:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Public Library
Know More about the Art of Making Comics
March is the month for learning the creation of comics at Deschutes Public Library.
Two well-known comic artists will be explaining and teaching their art, inviting
audience members to participate.
Phil Yeh is known as the Godfather of the American graphic novel. He is the founder
of Cartoonists Across America and the World, has written 90 books and comics, and
received a Children’s Choice Award for Dinosaurs Across America. Phil’s
workshops emphasize “the importance of reading and observing the real world
to be creative.” The audience will help him create a cartoon strip, focusing
Isaac Paris specializes in kamishibai, the Japanese form of storytelling using comics.
He will lead a series of improvisational drawing games. His unique style has been
described as “slam cartooning,” and a fellow cartoonist stated, “It
is an incredible thing to see because everyone just immediately falls under his
Both programs are for age 10 through adult. The schedule is as follows:
Redmond Library, March 2 @ 2:30
Bend Library, March 5 @ 3:30
Redmond Library, March 26 @ 6:30
Bend Library, March 27 @ 2:00
For more information contact April Witteveen, community librarian, at 541-617-7079
Local hip hop artist MOsley WOtta Workshop for Teens at the
Library in April
Teens are invited to explore the concept of "look away look within" through poetry,
rap, and hip hop with MOsley WOtta. Workshop participants are encouraged to present
their own work.
3rd, Downtown Bend, 2-3
4th, La Pine, 12:25-1:15
10th, Redmond, 2:30-3:30
Two Buinesses in Redmond Support Early Learning Space in Redmond
Library: Eberhards Dairy and Mazatlan Restaurant
Public libraries are the foundation for the Governor’s 40-40-20 plan which has set
a new educational goal for all of Oregon. Deschutes Public Library supports early
literacy in a variety of ways. Besides our award-winning story times, guest speakers/authors,
a wealth of books, and stellar staff and resources, DPL will launch the first Early
Learning Space at the Redmond Public Library in April. Two Redmond businesses stepped
up to the plate to support this initative by sponsoring the Imagination Station
for six months each. This special area will support the building blocks of literacy
with fun and interactive play for children and parents. The Library thanks Eberhards
& Mazatlan for their support and giving back to the community.
Contact your local library if you have a parent group that would like to be visited
by library staff to learn more about early literacy and how to raise a reader. The
Library has also created an early literacy calendar for 2013 & 2014 that supports
parents and caregivers with ideas to get babies, toddlers and preschoolers on their
way to reading.
For more information about the importance of early literacy, please visit the Library’s
Open Board Position
The Deschutes Public Library Board has two open positions on the May 21, 2013 ballot.
If you are interested in serving on our Board please check out the following link
for more information
All Deschutes Public Libraries will be CLOSED Thursday, April 11 to update the library’s
technology system. Libraries will reopen on Friday, April 12 as scheduled.
Free Tax Help at the Library
For the 5th consecutive year Bend Public Library will host free tax preparation
sessions in the 2nd floor computer lab in conjunction with VITA, an IRS sponsored
program. This year United Way of Deschutes County and the Partnership to End Poverty
will be organizing and supporting the local program. Sessions begin February 2
and run through April 15th. Bend Public Library tax preparation days and times
- Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon – 5 p.m.
For complete details about this service, including Deschutes County locations, days
and times, qualification criteria, how to set up an appointment and what information
to bring, visit www.takecredit.org. Or
for specific information about service at the Bend Public Library call 541-389-6507.
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