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

62080 Dean Swift Rd.
Bend, OR 97701

Phone: (541) 330-3760
Fax: (541) 389-9882

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The East Bend Library opened its doors in 2011 and is the newest addition to the Deschutes Public Library System. This library is located across from The Forum shopping center right off of Highway 20. The East Bend Library is a rented 8,000 square foot storefront designed by Jim Landin and BRLB/GGL Architects of Bend.

This small and mighty library offers full services such as books, music, and movies; public computers; a community meeting room and hosts library-sponsored lectures and presentations as well as story times; and an interactive Early Learning space for children. Several of the library’s programs for adults and children are offered in English and Spanish. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar

  • Jan 22 2022

    All Day - Saturday -

    Read Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole and do a simple craft. Designed for ages 6-11.

    Create your own constellation with glow in the dark stars. Design it on your bedroom wall, or black backing for portability. Grab a constellation kit at your local library branch to do a craft related to The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole, by Michelle Cuevas. Supplies are limited.

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  • Jan 25 2022

    All Day - Tuesday -

    Pick up your weekly craft or activity kit for children! Kits will vary by week and are good for preschool aged children. Some will be appropriate for younger ages with heavy parent help. Kits are available for pick-up on Tuesdays while supplies last.

    Add to Calendar | Find East Bend Public Library

  • Jan 25 2022

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oV5_yL0wjQ&feature=youtu.be

    Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun!

    Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop with story time!

    For more information about early literacy and how to talk, read, rhyme, play and write with your child, visit: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/literacy

    *oo*

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  • Jan 25 2022

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

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  • Jan 25 2022

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Watch this award-winning documentary on the disability rights movement. Ages 17+.

    This is an online program. The film will be livestreamed via Zoom. Register by using the "Register Here for Online Access" link above.

    HOW TO WATCH
    You can watch the livestream of the film from 5:30-7:30pm via Zoom or watch independently using your own Netflix account. ASL interpretation and Closed Captioning will be provided.

    ABOUT THE FILM
    Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement.

    In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a camp "for the handicapped" in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and makeout sessions awaiting everyone, and campers who felt fulfilled as human beings. Their bonds endured as they migrated West to Berkeley, California - a promised land for a growing and diverse disability community - where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption and unity might secure life-changing accessibility for millions. Co-directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham and film mixer and former camper Jim LeBrecht, this joyous and exuberant documentary arrives the same year as the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, at a time when the country's largest minority group still battles daily for the freedom to exist.

    CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION is executive produced by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama; Tonia Davis and Priya Swaminathan; Oscar nominee Howard Gertler and Ray Lifchez, Jonathan Logan and Patty Quillin; LeBrecht, Newnham and Sara Bolder produce.

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  • Jan 26 2022

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Make amazing ice orbs with simple supplies.

    Use a balloon, food coloring, tea, or other simply ingredients to make beautiful ice orbs. Hear about states of matter, freezing temperatures and color mixing. This is an online program. A link to view this program will be posted here on the program’s scheduled date and time.

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  • Jan 26 2022

    3:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Join us for a live group discussion of The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas with other readers, and get excited for one of Oregon's Battle of the Books titles for the 2021-2022 school year.*zm*
    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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  • Jan 27 2022

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, and movement.
    This video will premiere live on Facebook at 10:00 a.m.; visit www.facebook.com/deschuteslibrary to tune in."

    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. Fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes.

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  • Jan 27 2022

    2:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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 on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Feb 1 2022

    All Day - Tuesday -

    Pick up your weekly craft or activity kit for children! Kits will vary by week and are good for preschool aged children. Some will be appropriate for younger ages with heavy parent help. Kits are available for pick-up on Tuesdays while supplies last.

    Add to Calendar | Find East Bend Public Library

  • Feb 1 2022

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcf99QUbSa0

    Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun!

    Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop with story time!

    For more information about early literacy and how to talk, read, rhyme, play and write with your child, visit: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/literacy

    *oo*

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  • Feb 1 2022

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are required 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.

    Add to Calendar | Find East Bend Public Library

  • Feb 3 2022

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, and movement.
    This video will premiere live on Facebook at 10:00 a.m.; visit www.facebook.com/deschuteslibrary to tune in."

    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. Fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes.

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  • Feb 3 2022

    2:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    *This sessions runs from 2 - 4:30 instead of the normal 2 - 5*

    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 on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

    Add to Calendar | Find East Bend Public Library

  • Feb 3 2022

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    Purchase tickets at www.dplfoundation.org

    TOMMY ORANGE is the author of There, There, which was one of The New York Times’ top books of 2018 and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. It received the 2019 American Book Award as well as the PEN/Hemingway award. His writing credits also include short stories in literary magazines, such as McSweeney’s, Zoetrope: All-Story and Zyzzyva. Orange is a graduate of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a 2014 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.

    The Author! Author! series began in 2012 as a way to expand the literary landscape in Central Oregon while raising funds for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. With best-selling writers visiting for each annual series, Central Oregon has played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes.

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  • Feb 8 2022

    All Day - Tuesday -

    Pick up your weekly craft or activity kit for children! Kits will vary by week and are good for preschool aged children. Some will be appropriate for younger ages with heavy parent help. Kits are available for pick-up on Tuesdays while supplies last.

    Add to Calendar | Find East Bend Public Library

  • Feb 8 2022

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oV5_yL0wjQ&feature=youtu.be

    Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun!

    Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop with story time!

    For more information about early literacy and how to talk, read, rhyme, play and write with your child, visit: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/literacy

    *oo*

    Add to Calendar | Find All Branches

  • Feb 8 2022

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are required 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.

    Add to Calendar | Find East Bend Public Library

  • Feb 9 2022

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Tune in each month to find great new kids books.

    Hear about the great books chosen by the American Library Association for their Youth Media Awards. Titles will include winners and honor books, as we share our personal favorites. Age ranges of books will vary.*oo*

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  • Feb 9 2022

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Explore this provocative form of nonfiction comics art and mode of reportage.

    This is a live webinar. Receive the Zoom link by using the "Register Here for Online Access" link above.

    The rapid dissemination of inaccurate information and fake news across multiple communication platforms has eroded public faith in traditional media, creating a climate of skepticism with regard to such basic notions as journalistic integrity and expert testimony. In the face of these dilemmas, comics journalism has emerged as a powerful alternative mode of reportage. Practitioners in this field re-assert the ethical value of truth-telling, while at the same time foregrounding and reframing the inevitably subjective dimensions involved in any act of witnessing through the use of hand-drawn visual narrative. Without shying away from vital questions about the role of representation in the perception of reality, comics journalists are nevertheless telling stories that urgently need to be told—in an immediate and accessible way. In her talk, Prof. Kelp-Stebbins will explore this provocative form of nonfiction comics art.

    Kate Kelp-Stebbins (she/her/hers) is Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of Comics and Cartoon Studies at the University of Oregon. Her work examines comics and visual media as tools for rethinking world literature and remapping transnational media flows. Her work has been published in Feminist Media Histories, Media Fields, Studies in Comics, and anthologies including The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies, Comics Studies Here and Now, and The Comics of Alison Bechdel. Her book, How Comics Travel: Translation, Publication, Radical Literacies, is in press with the Ohio State University Press, and uses comparative methodology to analyze world economies of comics through the apertures of translation, cultural imperialism, and print cultures. Her research and teaching practices are informed by feminist, anti-racist, and anticolonial theories. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in 2014 from UC Santa Barbara.

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  • Feb 9 2022

    1:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Code, play, and create with Ozobots.

    Use visual coding tools to control Ozobots. Complete a simple project, or use materials to do more advanced challenges. These are line bots that are accessible to our youngest coders, but parents are welcome to stay with younger students.

    This is an in‐person program. Registration is required. Masks are required at all in‐person library events. (Parents who intend to accompany their child do not need to register as a count of the total.

    Add to Calendar | Find East Bend Public Library

  • Feb 10 2022

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, and movement.
    This video will premiere live on Facebook at 10:00 a.m.; visit www.facebook.com/deschuteslibrary to tune in."

    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. Fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes.

    Add to Calendar | Find All Branches

  • Feb 10 2022

    1:00 PM - Thursday -

    Discuss The View From the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman.

    Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98023988893

    The View from the Cheap Seats brings together... more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author's experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood.

    Get tickets for the Author! Author! Literary Event on March 6th - https://www.dplfoundation.org/author-author.
    *zm*

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  • Feb 10 2022

    2:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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 on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

    Add to Calendar | Find East Bend Public Library

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