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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.

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  • Jul 8 2020

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    This program will be available beginning July 8 at https://bit.ly/2zIml0W

    Learn to make your own tunnel book!

    Click on the link above to watch the video and create your tunnel book along with me! We will make a basic tunnel book. Once you have mastered the skills, let your creativity loose to create all kinds of fantastic 3D tunnel books.

    To participate in this project all you will need is:
    paper
    scissors
    pencil
    ruler or straight edge
    glue
    items of your choice to decorate your book

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  • Jul 8 2020

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Hear from librarians each week with a new book recommendation.

    Community Librarians will help you find new and exciting eBook reading opportunities. Featured books are from the library's Libby and Hoopla apps so you can start reading!

    View the latest episode here: https://youtu.be/hhx7-u8K6QQ*oo*

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  • Jul 8 2020

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning Wednesday, July 8 at 6:00 p.m.

    Murray Godfrey discusses the legacy of and the efforts to remove Civil War monuments.

    As of 2020, there are more than 1,700 public monuments, including over 700 statues of varying size, commemorating the Confederate States of America or its prominent leaders. COCC professor Murray Godfrey will discuss the "Lost Cause" interpretation of Civil War history that largely inspired the construction of these monuments, its lasting legacy, and the efforts in various parts of the country to remove them.

    Murray A. Godfrey is history professor and chair of the World Languages and Cultures department at Central Oregon Community College where he has worked since 2012. He received a Master of Arts degree in History from Texas State University specializing in the history of 17th and 18th century North America. Prior to coming to Central Oregon, Murray previously taught for Austin Community College in Austin, TX and Alamo Community College District in San Antonio, TX. *oo*

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  • Jul 9 2020

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Fun story times with community librarians.
    New English-language story times are posted every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.*oo*

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  • Jul 9 2020

    10:30 AM - Thursday -

    Gather ‘round for a live reading of the beginning of A Wolf Called Wander, one of Oregon’s Battle of the Books titles for the 2020-2021 school year. We'll read the beginning of the story, and talk about a few, fun activities to tie to the book.

    This is a book on the 3rd-5th grade OBOB reading list, and is recommended for ages 8-12.
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  • Jul 9 2020

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Exprésate creando una obra de arte juntos inspirado por un libro infantil. Toda la familia está invitada.

    *ls*

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  • Jul 9 2020

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    Take a look at the evolving illustrations of a beloved literary character. A link to view this program will be available on July 9 at 7:00 p.m.

    Although many people associate "Alice in Wonderland" with the illustrations of John Tenniel or the animation of Walt Disney, Alice is actually one of the most fertile texts for illustration, at least in the world of children's literature. A consideration of these illustrations over time reveals fascinating shifts in social values, attitudes about children, and conceptualizations of Alice herself.

    Kristin R. Dorsey is an Assistant Professor in Humanities at Central Oregon Community College, where she teaches writing and literature courses as well as writing classes and workshops for COCC's Continuing Education program. Outside of the college, she runs writing workshops for teens and works with a variety of Central Oregon writing groups. In the very little leisure time she can scrounge up, she writes short form nonfiction and memoir and dabbles in the art of letterpress. *oo*

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  • Jul 10 2020

    10:00 AM - Friday -

    Make some noise! Listen to a variety of sounds and music to create your own acrostic and list poems.

    To participate in this project you will need:
    pencil or other coloring supplies of your choice
    paper
    one object that makes noise
    For example: a whistle, a box of cereal you can shake, etc.

    To view this program, click the link below or type this link into your browser (link coming soon). This link will take you to a playlist where you will find this program and more teen programs."oo"

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  • Jul 10 2020

    10:00 AM - Friday -

    Join us every Friday in July and August for a scavenger hunt that people of all ages can enjoy. Visit our YouTube channel for a new hunt every Friday.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 11 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Divertidos tiempos de cuentos virtuales con sus bibliotecarios.Toda la familia está invitada a este tiempo de cuentos virtual que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Instalaciones nuevas se estrenan en YouTube cada sábado a las 10am. Para ver este programa, haga clic en el enlace de abajo o introduzca esta dirección a su navegador web; https://bit.ly/2Vfrh53. Este enlace lo llevara a una lista donde encontrara este programa u otros programas familiares divertidos.
    *oo* *ls*

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  • Jul 12 2020

    3:00 PM - Sunday -

    A link to view this program online will available beginning Sunday, July 12 at 3:00 p.m.

    For chord chart and music copy and paste this url into browser
    https://tinyurl.com/y96anfwy

    Learn to play the ukulele from the comfort of your home in this series of 3 classes with "Ukulele Lady", Cinda Johnson. No musical experience necessary.

    In this second tutorial you will learn more common chords, chord progressions and three new songs.

    Cinda Johnson has been teaching ukulele for over ten years. She currently does ukulele therapy for seniors at assisted-living homes, retirement homes and hospice facilities. For more than 30 years, Johnson has shared her passion for teaching, performing, magic and music as a children's entertainer.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 14 2020

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    Fun story times with community librarians.
    New English-language story times are posted every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.*oo*

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  • Jul 14 2020

    5:00 PM - Tuesday -

    ONLINE ONLY
    A link to view this program online will be provided at 5:00 p.m. on July 14.

    An evening of dragons, castles, knights and stories. Oh my!

    Wear your PJs, dress up or don your shiniest armor and join us online for a magical storytime featuring fantastical stories, songs, and rhymes. 

    *oo*

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  • Jul 14 2020

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning July 14 at 6:00 p.m.

    Explore the delicate and beautiful world of butterflies with Amanda Egertson, Stewardship Director of the Deschutes Land Trust.

    Learn about the vibrant diversity of butterflies in our area, how to identify them, their life cycle and other interesting facts, unique features, and what you can do to help protect them. This presentation will captivate you with close up photographs of local butterflies and inspire you to head out in search of these winged wonders.

    Amanda Egertson is the Deschutes Land Trust’s Stewardship Director and oversees the management of all of the Land Trust's protected lands. Amanda has a B.A. in Elementary Education and Music and an M.S. in Animal Ecology, with a research focus on songbirds and butterflies. She leads butterfly tours (often with her kids Lucy and Eli as co-leaders) on Land Trust Preserves and is guiding the Land Trust's work with regional monarch conservation. Prior to joining the Land Trust in 2004, Amanda worked as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Central Oregon Environmental Center and as a naturalist for the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. Amanda is a volunteer at the local Humane Society and at Westside Village Magnet School, and serves as a board member for Western Monarch Advocates. Amanda and her family spend their free time exploring Oregon's great outdoors and snorkeling tropical waters. *oo*

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  • Jul 15 2020

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Let's make a balloon shriek and whisper! Plus explore the science of sound and make shakers.

    For the shrieking balloon, you'll need an un-inflated balloon and a hex nut. You also might like to try coins or a marble.

    We'll use common objects (a box or plastic container, rice or pebbles, coins) from your home to make shakers.*oo*

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  • Jul 15 2020

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Hear from librarians each week with a new book recommendation.

    Community Librarians will help you find new and exciting eBook reading opportunities. Featured books are from the library's Libby and Hoopla apps so you can start reading!

    A link to this online program will be posted here the day of the event.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 15 2020

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Talk Freedom through a variety of media.

    Join in an open discussion of the First Amendment and the Freedom of Speech through the lens of various types of media. Please read, listen, watch or view at least two of the following resources to provide background for our conversation. During our time together we will share the resources we enjoyed, pose questions and discuss our thoughts. Register to attend the Zoom discussion via the link above.

    List of media* (pick 2):
    - Short Story - "6 Tales of Censorship in the Golden Age of Free Speech" (wired, 2018): https://bit.ly/TalesofCensorship
    - Podcast - "The Most Perfect Album: Episode 1" (More Perfect, 2018): https://bit.ly/MorePerfect1 (listen to 00:00-20:30 at least)
    - Spoken Word - "It Ain't Right" (MC Ragtop, 2020): https://bit.ly/MCRagtop
    - Video: "Should Hate Speech Be Protected as Free Speech?" (Above The Noise, 2018): https://bit.ly/HateSpeechProtected
    - Art Collection: Black Power Collection (National Museum of African American History & Culture): https://bit.ly/BlackPowerCollection

    Ground Rules for Discussion**
    1. Have a “kitchen table” conversation - Everyone participates; no one dominates
    2. You do not need to be an expert - Draw on your experiences, views and beliefs.
    3. Keep an open mind - Listen carefully, and try hard to understand the views of others.
    4. Keep the discussion on track - Stick to the topic and questions; try not to ramble.
    5. It is okay to disagree, but don’t be disagreeable - Respond to others with respect and understanding.
    6. Have fun! *These resources were chosen to stimulate discussion, and represent the view of the author and/or publisher.
    **Ground Rules adapted from the "Community Conversation Workbook" by Libraries Transforming Communities.*zm*

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  • Jul 16 2020

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Fun story times with community librarians.
    New English-language story times are posted every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.*oo*

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  • Jul 16 2020

    5:30 PM - Thursday -

    Test your literary knowledge!

    Do you consider yourself a bibliophile? A bookworm? A booklover? Well, now is your chance to test your literary knowledge from the comfort of your own home. Grab a pen and paper, a quarantine buddy, and a device with internet access. We'll go through a couple rounds of questions to see how well you know books. Be prepared for the obscure, the absurd and the obvious!

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  • Jul 16 2020

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available on Thursday, July 16th at 6:00 p.m.

    Jam out to Shireen Amini's Conscious Acoustic Soul with World Grooves.

    Shireen Amini is a singer-songwriter based in Bend, Oregon who believes in music as medicine. In addition to her background in ethnomusicology, Afro-Latin percussion, drum circle facilitation, and sound healing, Shireen has been the front-woman for over 7 years of the Latin dance rock band ¡Chiringa! and has spent the last two years returning to her solo singer-songwriter roots, cultivating a rich repertoire of hip, conscious-themed, singalong-style songs often performed in a live looping format. This groove-based world-soul-pop energizes the stories she tells boldly, playfully, and passionately of her personal healing journey and visions for a better world. Her Conscious Acoustic Soul with World Grooves is a musical blend that invites imagining Gloria Estefan meets Nahko & Medicine for the People.

    More information about Shireen Amini can be found at http://shireenaminimusicmedicine.com/ *oo*

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  • Jul 16 2020

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Acompañen a su bibliotecario en una noche de canto. ¿Les gustan las canciones del tiempo de cuentos? ¿Quieren aprender canciones y juegos de mano para hacer en casa? Afinen bien sus voces y únanse con nosotros para una noche de canto y diversión. Toda la familia está invitada y se les anima a todos participar.
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  • Jul 17 2020

    10:00 AM - Friday -

    Join us every Friday in July and August for a scavenger hunt that people of all ages can enjoy. Visit our YouTube channel for a new hunt every Friday.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 17 2020

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    hold for rescheduled event

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  • Jul 18 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Divertidos tiempos de cuentos virtuales con sus bibliotecarios.Toda la familia está invitada a este tiempo de cuentos virtual que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Instalaciones nuevas se estrenan en YouTube cada sábado a las 10am. Para ver este programa, haga clic en el enlace de abajo o introduzca esta dirección a su navegador web; https://bit.ly/2Vfrh53. Este enlace lo llevara a una lista donde encontrara este programa u otros programas familiares divertidos.
    *oo* *ls*

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  • Jul 19 2020

    3:00 PM - Sunday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning Sunday, July 19 at 3:00 p.m.

    For strum patterns and music copy and paste url in browser
    https://tinyurl.com/yb86ozhc

    For addtional music copy and paste url in browser
    https://tinyurl.com/y76ll9ze

    Learn to play the ukulele from the comfort of your home in this series of 3 classes with "Ukulele Lady", Cinda Johnson. No musical experience necessary.

    In this third tutorial you'll have fun jamming on the ukulele and learning five songs, with “tips” of the trade sprinkled throughout.

    Cinda Johnson has been teaching ukulele for over ten years. She currently does ukulele therapy for seniors at assisted-living homes, retirement homes and hospice facilities. For more than 30 years, Johnson has shared her passion for teaching, performing, magic and music as a children's entertainer. *oo*

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  • Jul 20 2020

    10:00 AM - Monday -

    Have fun crafting with the flowers or grasses that are around your home!

    If you have access to flowers it's okay for you to pick, have a few ready to go. Pick close to the ground so you have a long stem. Grass can work too! *oo*

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  • Jul 21 2020

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    Fun story times with community librarians.
    New English-language story times are posted every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.*oo*

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  • Jul 21 2020

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Discuss "Aloha Rodeo" by David Wolman and Julian Smith online using Zoom. Available as an ebook and digital audiobook on both Hoopla and Overdrive.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link:
    https://zoom.us/j/97571676103

    About the Book:
    The image of the American cowboy brings to mind locations such as Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming, but that list doesn't generally include Hawaii. Wolman and Smith here set the record straight. The book's first part provides a history of Hawaiian cowboys (paniolo), tracing it back to the introduction of cattle to the islands in the late 1700s that, by the mid-1800s, had given birth to a thriving cattle ranching culture. Parallel to this development, the authors describe the changing reputation of Cheyenne, WY, from outlaw outpost to rodeo capital, attracting fans from across the country to its annual Frontier Days. Later chapters continue these two narratives, following the increasing popularity of rodeo events in Hawaii and across the American West. The two worlds gradually come together, culminating with the 1908 Cheyenne Frontier Days debut and triumph of three legendary paniolo: Ikua Purdy, Jack Low, and Archie Ka'au'a. (from Library Journal)

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  • Jul 22 2020

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Create unusually large origami!

    What happens when you take something ordinary and make it 10 times larger than normal? Well, now is your chance to take ordinary origami, and make it larger than life!

    To participate in this project you will need:
    - 2 sheets of large square paper (newspaper and wrapping paper work great)
    - Large surface flat surface for folding

    See the link below to watch the video, and find other similar programs!

    *oo*

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  • Jul 22 2020

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Hear from librarians each week with a new book recommendation.

    Community Librarians will help you find new and exciting eBook reading opportunities. Featured books are from the library's Libby and Hoopla apps so you can start reading!

    A link to this online program will be posted here the day of the event.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 23 2020

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Fun story times with community librarians.
    New English-language story times are posted every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.*oo*

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  • Jul 23 2020

    10:30 AM - Thursday -

    Use items from around the house to do crafts inspired by A Wolf Called Wander.

    This is a book on the 3rd-5th grade OBOB reading list, and is recommended for ages 8-12.*zm*

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  • Jul 23 2020

    2:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available on Thursday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

    Lipbone Redding shares his voice-strumentalist talents.

    Hailing from North Carolina, Lipbone Redding is an award-winning vocalist, guitar player, voice-strumentalist, storyteller, songwriter, author, teacher and traveler. He is best known for his one-man orchestra show; simultaneously playing, singing and making the instrument sounds with his mouth and without the use of a loop pedal.

    Lipbone incorporates American Roots, Blues and Jazz with world influences including Indian, Middle Eastern, African and Latin styles. An uncanny vocal range, a nylon string guitar, a wooden spoon duct-taped to his foot and a lifetime of stories are all he needs to get the party started. His natural human sounds of throat singing, bass and beat-boxing, and his astonishingly realistic lip-tromboning are a must-experience.

    Theaters, festivals, house concerts and private parties make up the bulk of Lipbone’s schedule of 200 performances per year. Lipbone collaborates regularly and performs often as a special guest.
    In addition to a thriving commercial music career, Lipbone has been an active member of the yoga community, since 2003, performing for classes and offering concerts at healing arts centers around the world. In 2017 he began offering his OmPrana workshop, a 90 minute immersive experience focused on breath, music and meditation.

    Photo credit: Stuart Cooper
    *oo*

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  • Jul 23 2020

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Exprésate creando una obra de arte juntos inspirado por un libro infantil. Toda la familia está invitada.

    *ls*

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  • Jul 24 2020

    10:00 AM - Friday -

    This program will be available beginning July 24 at https://bit.ly/37HW3bM.

    Create your own tangram puzzle and test your logic skills.

    What is a tangram? A Tangram puzzle focuses on the objective to rearrange the seven separate pieces into a complete image of various shapes (in outline or silhouette only). Tangrams are an excellent way to increase mental ability and imagination, are simple to play and suitable for all ages.

    To participate in this program you will need:
    paper (regular or heavy weight)
    pencil
    ruler
    pencil
    eraser
    scissors
    markers or crayons (optional)

    To view this program, click the link above or type this link into your browser (https://bit.ly/37HW3bM). This link will take you to a playlist where you will find this program and more fun teen programs.*oo*

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  • Jul 24 2020

    10:00 AM - Friday -

    Join us every Friday in July and August for a scavenger hunt that people of all ages can enjoy. Visit our YouTube channel for a new hunt every Friday.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 25 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Divertidos tiempos de cuentos virtuales con sus bibliotecarios.Toda la familia está invitada a este tiempo de cuentos virtual que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Instalaciones nuevas se estrenan en YouTube cada sábado a las 10am. Para ver este programa, haga clic en el enlace de abajo o introduzca esta dirección a su navegador web; https://bit.ly/2Vfrh53. Este enlace lo llevara a una lista donde encontrara este programa u otros programas familiares divertidos.
    *oo* *ls*

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  • Jul 27 2020

    10:00 AM - Monday -

    This program will be available beginning July 27 at https://bit.ly/2UXwLkF.

    Take a deep dive into nature by drawing the missing half of a leaf!

    Challenge your kids to draw the missing half of a leaf! To do this, your child will need to look very carefully at the leaf, noticing its color, shape and texture. Help your child understand bilateral symetry and practice fine motor skills with this fun project. Take a walk and look for a variety of interesting leaves. Take them home and flatten them overnight by pressing between two flat heavy objects. Then we will cut them in half, glue to a piece of paper and using observational skills, draw the missing half!

    To participate in this project you will need:
    one or more leaves (flatten overnight, if possible)
    scissors
    paper
    glue
    drawing and coloring supplies of your choice

    To view this program, click the link above or type this link into your browser (https://bit.ly/2UXwLkF). This link will take you to a playlist where you will find this program and more fun family programs.*oo*

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