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Sunday (05/19) 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Monday (05/20) 9:00 AM8:00 PM
Tuesday (05/21) 9:00 AM8:00 PM
Wednesday (05/22) 9:00 AM8:00 PM
Thursday (05/23) 9:00 AM8:00 PM
Friday (05/24) 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday (05/25) 9:00 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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  • May 27 2024
  • May 28 2024

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Lobby Study Room

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.
    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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  • May 28 2024

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Learn about sharks and current research with Dr. Alexandra McInturf.

    Sharks play a critical role in maintaining vibrant ecosystems in Oregon and around the world. Yet, considered “dangerous” by popular media and threatened by human activity worldwide, these organisms have faced global population declines. Dr. Alexandra McInturf has been studying shark species worldwide for the last decade, including those among the most vulnerable. As an animal behaviorist, she researches some of the most understudied components of these organisms, including their social behavior. In this presentation, she will introduce some of the key characteristics of sharks (what makes a shark, a shark), talk about shark diversity, and finally discuss some of the projects she and other researchers are undertaking on different species (including white sharks) in the Big Fish Lab at Oregon State University.

    Dr. Alexandra McInturf is a research associate in the Big Fish Lab at Oregon State University. She focuses on studying the movement and behavior of large fishes, primarily sharks. She is currently working on projects related to Pacific spiny dogfish, salmon sharks, white sharks, and basking sharks. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she also believes strongly in offering access to knowledge about these misunderstood organisms, and as such is an avid science communicator in addition to her research. To this end, she is co-coordinator of the Irish Basking Shark Group, an organization dedicated to the study of, education about, and research on basking sharks in Ireland. *ani* *lw*

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  • May 29 2024

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Lobby Study Room

    Drop-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much 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.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 29 2024

    5:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Free 30-minute virtual consultations with a local lawyer.

    This is an online program. Registration is required.

    Lawyers are able to help with Oregon civil-law questions including family law (divorce and custody), employment, housing, estate planning and more. They are unable to help with criminal-law questions or questions about laws in other states.

    Appointments run from 5:30-8pm. Registrants must log in at 5pm to claim an appointment time.

    For more information and to register, email: lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call: 541-617-7057.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7058.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-8pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7058.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7058.
    *zm*
    *ls*

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  • May 29 2024

    7:30 PM - Wednesday - Silver Moon Brewing

    Experience the art of improv and an evening of laughs!

    Recommended for ages 16 and up. Some sketches may contain adult subject matter or language.

    Join The Roundabouts, Bend’s funniest improv troupe, for a night of unscripted hilarity. Witness the magic of improv as these quick-thinking improv players transform audience suggestions into spontaneous scenes and awe-inspiring characters. Every moment with The Roundabouts is an adventure waiting to unfold! Proceeds from each show are donated to a Central Oregon non-profit. It's comedy improv for a cause!

    Food and drinks available for purchase on site!

    Webfoot Garage at Silver Moon:
    24 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97703

    *br* *ani*

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  • May 30 2024

    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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  • May 30 2024

    1:30 PM - Thursday - Meyer Classroom

    Get help with your technology problems and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, laptop, smartphone, internet, or cloud-related questions. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Closed on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

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  • May 30 2024

    4:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Create a collage with different mediums that explains what you know about yourself.

    This workshop is inspired by the poem "What I Know About Penny Rooney" from the 2024 youth Novel Idea selection No Matter the Distance. Familiarity with the book is not required!

    If you have or work with a child or adult that is neurodivergent and attending in-person programming is difficult or causes discomfort, please reach out to Erin at erinh@deschuteslibrary.org to request a take-home kit with instructions and materials. We will have a limited number of kits for neurodivergent children as well as autistic or neurodivergent adults that are interested in this program.

    No Matter the Distance tells the story of Penny Rooney, who has cystic fibrosis, which means she has to do breathing treatments to help her lungs work. Some days, it seems like her CF is the only thing Penny knows about herself for sure. From her point of view, everyone around her can make sense of their place in the world. Then during spring break Penny spots something impossible in the creek behind her house: a dolphin, far from its home. As Penny’s CF worsens, she realizes that Rose needs to return to her pod to get better. Will Penny be able to help guide Rose back to the ocean, even if it means losing her friend?

    Cindy Baldwin is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Where the Watermelons Grow, Beginners Welcome, The Stars of Whistling Ridge, and No Matter the Distance (a Junior Library Guild selection). She lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.
    *yani* *ani*

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  • May 31 2024

    10:00 AM - Friday - Lobby Study Room

    Drop-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much 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.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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