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827 SW Deschutes Ave
Redmond, OR 97756

Phone: (541) 312-1050
Fax: (541) 548-6358

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The Redmond Library opened its doors in 1996. This 21,210 square foot library is housed in the historic Jessie Hill School building—originally built in 1929—and is located in the heart of the city of Redmond.

The Redmond Library has a varied collection of English and Spanish language materials for adults, teens, and children. English and Spanish-language programs are offered for all ages. A community meeting room serves as a gathering space for programs, lectures, and story times. 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

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club.

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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.

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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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