Friends Organization Makes Big Difference for the Library
A Message from Library Director Todd Dunkelberg
Our current recession resulted in two major impacts on the Library. First of all,
declining revenue from taxes has placed a strain on our ability to fully meet the
needs of our community. Secondly, visits to the Library and checked out of materials
is at the highest level in our more than 100 year history. So how have we managed?
With a lot of help from our Friends!
The Library would like to thank its five Friends of the Library organizations in
Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters, and Sunriver for supporting us through providing
time and money to the Library from book sales, volunteer recognition, and special
programs throughout the year. The Friends of the Library organizations in Deschutes
County donated $35,940 to the Library in support of the materials collection, outreach
services, and the “A Novel Idea…Read Together” program.
The Friends also provided thousands of books for the Project Connect program that
supports and creates lasting solutions for those experiencing homelessness in Central
Oregon. For more information about your local Friends organization, please visit:
Join us for a free and festive evening as we celebrate the 10th
“A Novel Idea Unveiled” at the Downtown Bend Library on Saturday, December 1 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, no-host wine and beer, and a literary raffle! This event
is open to the public.
Library Foundation presents Pulitzer Prize winning Author Jennifer
Save the date to see Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan – Thursday, January
10 at 6:00 p.m. Ms. Egan will present at Bend High Auditorium as part of
the Library Foundation’s Author! Author! literary series. Jennifer Egan is the
author of several books including A Visit from the Goon Squad; The Keep;
and Look at Me.
For more information and to purchase tickets go to
The Author! Author! literary series is made possible by the Starview Foundation,
Bendbroadband, The Bulletin, and Oregon Humanities.
Library Partners with Project Connect to Change Lives in Central
The Deschutes Public Library participated in Project Connect for the 6th year in
a row. Project Connect is a one day event held at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds
that supports those in need with vital services. The mission of Project Connect
is to rally our region to support and create lasting solutions for those experiencing,
or at risk of, homelessness here in Central Oregon.
More than 15 Library staff volunteered their time to help with the event. The Library’s
jobs and careers table spoke to more than 120 people in need of employment support.
The bookmobile gave away thousands of books that were donated from the five Friends
of the Libraries organizations. And, hundreds of Project Connect visitors learned
about library services and programs available to them free of charge.
Songs & Storytime to view at home!
Video recordings of librarians performing favorite storytime songs, rhymes, tickles
and lap bounces are now available for your viewing pleasure. You'll find old favorites
such as "I'm a Little Hunk of Tin," counting rhymes such as, "One Little Cloud,"
movement rhymes such as "Three Little Mice," and baby bounces and tickles.
Take a look at http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/earlylit/videos/.
Know Technology @ the Library
Need help with the latest electronic devices? The Library is here to help! Visit
the Tech Showcase on display at the Downtown Bend Library and practice your skills
on the latest devices from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. weekdays and 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. weekends.
Bend Research Brings Lab Rats to the Library
Staff from Bend Research will amaze you with facts and formulas of scientific discovery
and experiments. There will be some hands-on opportunities! For ages 6 to 11.
- Redmond Library—November 7, November 28, December 5 at 3:00
- Downtown Bend Library—November 14 and December 12 at 3:00
- East Bend Library—November 29 at 4:00
Second Sunday with The Nature of Words: Paisley Rekdal & Kevin
Sunday, November 11, 2012 • 11:00 a.m. • Downtown Bend Public Library
The Deschutes Public Library and Nature of Words welcome poet Paisley Rekdal and
singer-songwriter Kevin Gordon to the Downtown Bend Public Library for November’s
Second Sunday event.
This Second Sunday program follows the 2012 The Nature of Words Literary Festival,
which takes place in Bend November 7–11. Rekdal and Gordon will read and perform
on November 11, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Downtown Bend Public Library. An open
mic follows the reading.
Take part in the Library’s Mock Caldecott Award
For 75 years the American Library Association has been awarding the Caldecott Medal
to the most distinguished picture book of the year. Now it's your chance to "Celebrate
75: The What's, How's and Why's of the Caldecott" and to choose the one you think
should win. There will be discussions on line of the best reviewed books, workshops
at each library about the criteria for the award, and a chance to vote in January
for Deschutes County's Mock Caldecott. Visit the Celebrate 75 page to see the first round
of books being considered: www.deschuteslibrary.org/celebrate75/.
Be sure to attend a "Celebrate 75" workshop at your library:
- La Pine Library, November 6 at 4:30
- Downtown Bend Library, November 10 at 1:00
- Sisters Library, November 11 at 1:30
- Redmond Library, November 13 at 6:30
- Sunriver Library, November 15 at 4:30
The Library Offers Services that Enrich Seniors Lives
Studies show that seniors who exercise their brains enjoy not only cognitive benefits
but a healthier, happier life. Deschutes Public Library has an array of services
designed to support seniors in their pursuit of lifelong learning.
The Library’s Homeward Bound program delivers service to Deschutes County residents
who are unable to visit their local library. A selection of preferred books, audio
books, and music CDs, are delivered to the homebound resident. Local senior centers
enjoy the Library Rendezvous program, a recreational outing where seniors visit
the Library and receive staff assistance to find the right materials to check out.
The library also facilitates senior book clubs in retirement facilities that provoke
lively discussions and promote social and intellectual engagement.
More than 5,000 large print titles, and 10,000 audio books, are available for individuals
with visual limitations. Seniors can also enjoy the Library’s Digital Downloads
book collection where books can be read on an eReader or tablet that allows print
to be enlarged and brightened. A wide variety of free, hands-on computer classes
are especially popular for seniors who want to begin with the basics such as keyboarding
and operating a mouse and progress to classes that cover eBooks, Facebook, the
Internet, and email. For more information about the library’s current programs
for seniors, please call the library at 541-617-7080 or email Timothy at
Unscripted: The Art and Fun of Improvisational Comedy
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • 4:30 p.m. • La Pine Public Library
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 • 6:00 p.m. • Downtown Bend Public Library
Sometimes the funniest moments in comedy are those that are unscripted. Learn about
improvisational comedy with the Bend comedy troupe Triage on Wednesday, November
7, at the La Pine Public Library at 4:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 28, at
6:00 p.m. at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Troupe members will introduce the
audience to improv, demonstrate interactive games, and engage in a discussion about
Is Laughter the Best Medicine?
Thursday, November 8, 2012 • 6:30 p.m. • East Bend Public Library
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 • 4:30 p.m. • Sunriver Area Public Library
Studies have shown that laughter can trigger healthy physical changes in the body.
From playing a crucial role in social bonding to increasing pain tolerance, laughter
imparts benefits that last long after a good joke is told. Certified life coach,
registered nurse, and laughter yoga practitioner Carol Delmonico will share how
people can use laughter to reduce stress and boost their immune system. As a certified
laughter yoga leader, Delmonico will also lead a laughter yoga demonstration, a
practice that combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing.
Ring in the Season with the Bells of Sunriver
Friday, December 7, 2012 • 1:00 p.m. • Sunriver Area Public Library
Monday, December 10, 2012 • 11:00 a.m. • La Pine Public Library
Ring in the season with the Bells of Sunriver as they play traditional and contemporary
holiday tunes on Friday, December 7, at the Sunriver Area Public Library at 1:00
p.m. and on Monday, December 10, at 11:00 a.m. at the La Pine Public Library. Library
patrons are invited to sing along as they listen in on the performance by this crowd-pleasing
group. These programs are free and open to the public. The Bells of Sunriver is
active in the community, presenting programs at schools, retirement homes and community
events. For more information, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org.
People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or
auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at 541-312-1034.
Friends of the Library News
Bend: Looking for a good book to cozy up with this winter? Look no further
than the Friends of the Bend Libraries Winter Book Sale at 507 NW Wall Street, Bend,
Oregon on Saturday, Dec 1 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec 2 from 1:00 – 4:00
p.m. For more information, contact 541.289.1622
The Friends of the Bend Libraries Art Committee call for photography. The
next exhibit will be "Art of Photography."
The exhibit runs November 7, 2012 through February 4, 2013. Contact Denise @ (541)
La Pine: Join the La Pine Friends of the Library for their annual end of
year meeting Monday, November 12, 1:00 p.m. at the La Pine Library. Share ideas
and news about what the Friends are up to.
Redmond: Beginning November 5th the Friends of Redmond Library Bookstore
will be decorated for the holidays. There will be special sales on Christmas books,
children's books, teen books and more. Come find something special to help fill
that Christmas stocking.
Sisters: Drop in the Sisters Friends of the Library “Book Corner” every Tuesday
and Sunday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. to buy some nifty books at thrifty prices! Come
join fellow business owners and nonprofits on Thursday, December 13 from 5:30-7:00
p.m. at Sisters Public Library.
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