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Sunday9:00 AM6:00 PM
Monday9:00 AM8:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM8:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM8:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM8:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM6:00 PM

601 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97703

Phone: (541) 617-7050
Fax: (541) 617-7083

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The Downtown Bend Library was designed by Thomas Hacker and Associates of Portland, Oregon. The two-story, 38,855-square-foot library opened in 1998 and features exposed beams and high ceilings, complemented with eastward-facing windows, looking over Bend’s civic square.

The library’s large children’s area, located on the ground floor, includes an interactive Early Learning Space. You’ll also find a large community space, the Brooks Room, on the first floor that hosts story times for children as well as cultural programs for teens and adults. The second floor of the library houses teen and adult print and digital materials, as well as public computers, a meeting room, and reading and study spaces. Rotating art exhibitions reflect the talent of the local community. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

Upcoming Events

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  • Nov 28 2022

    9:30 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills.  3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes.  You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print.  Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten.  30 min.

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  • Nov 28 2022

    10:00 AM - Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Nov 29 2022

    1:30 PM - Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.
    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 29 2022

    4:00 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Join us for a group discussion of Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth.

    Get excited for one of Oregon's Battle of the Books titles for the 2022-2023 school year with discussion, quizzes and crafts. You do not need to be on an OBOB team to participate.

    This book is available as a downloadable audiobook via OverDrive (free with your Deschutes Public Library card) or in paper format.

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  • Nov 29 2022

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at http://centraloregon.score.org.

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  • Nov 29 2022

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Discuss death, free of agenda or ideology, with a friendly group. Ages 16+

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Free of agenda or ideology, the aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Not a grief support group, it is no more and no less than a friendly group discussing death. Facilitated by Cheryl Adcox RN, an End of Life Doula and experienced Death Café facilitator. Death Cafés are a growing international movement of people gathering together in a relaxed and safe setting to eat tasty treats, drink tea, and discuss death. Learn more at https://deathcafe.com/what/.

    Cheryl Adcox has been a Registered Nurse since 2003 with a background in Oncology and Hospice care. She received her certification as an End of Life Doula through Quality of Life Care in 2019. She is a graduate of the two year Anamcara Program offered through Sacred Art of Living in Bend, OR and is also a certified facilitator of the Institute of Noetic Science's Conscious Aging Workshops. Furthering her work in the community, Cheryl has offered Death Café's in Bend since October 2018 and also facilitates Living Funeral Ceremonies. Cheryl is committed to quality end of life care and offers compassionate, nonjudgmental support, calming presence, education and advocacy. Visit her website at: https://deathdoulahandinhand.com/.

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  • Nov 30 2022

    9:30 AM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs.

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

    This is an in‐person program.

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  • Nov 30 2022

    10:30 AM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes.  18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes.  Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others.  25 min.

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  • Nov 30 2022

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Discuss The Family Chao by Samantha Lan Chang.
    Join via Zoom:https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82812556516

    The residents of Haven, Wisconsin, have dined on the Fine Chao restaurant's delicious Americanized Chinese food for thirty-five years, content to ignore any unsavory whispers about the family owners. Whether or not Big Leo Chao is honest, or his wife, Winnie, is happy, their food tastes good and their three sons earned scholarships to respectable colleges. But when the brothers reunite in Haven, the Chao family's secrets and simmering resentments erupt at last. Before long, brash, charismatic, and tyrannical patriarch Leo is found dead--presumed murdered--and his sons find they've drawn the exacting gaze of the entire town. *zm*

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  • Dec 1 2022

    9:30 AM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs.

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

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  • Dec 1 2022

    10:00 AM - Thursday - Meyer Classroom * Registration Required

    Learn the basics of using your Android smartphone or tablet.

    We will cover text messaging, taking/attaching pictures, installing apps, using the Play Store, accessing the Internet, managing your contacts and more!

    Bring your questions and your fully charged Android smartphone or tablet.

    Space is limited and registration is requested.

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  • Dec 1 2022

    10:30 AM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    A gentle storytime for infant and caregiver. 0-18 mo.

    Babies need to hear stories, right from the beginning. You and your little one will join other families and hear very simple stories, songs and rhymes that will help to build a love of books and words. Only 15 minutes long!

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  • Dec 1 2022

    1:30 PM - Thursday - Meyer Classroom

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

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  • Dec 2 2022

    1:00 PM - Friday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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Page Last Modified Wednesday, August 3, 2022


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