Redmond Library


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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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  • Jan 25 2021

    5:00 PM - Monday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning Monday, January 25th at 5:00 p.m.

    Delve into the history of African Americans in Oregon, with a special emphasis on historic places, with Kim Moreland of Oregon Black Pioneers.

    Kimberly Stowers Moreland, MBA, MURP, is currently owner of Moreland Resource Consulting, LLC. She has over 25 years of public sector community development, economic development, and urban planning experience. She has dedicated much of her time to volunteer service with community-based cultural and heritage nonprofit organizations. She is the vice-president of Oregon Black Pioneers (OBP) board of directors and a member of the Bosco-Milligan: Architectural Heritage Center. On behalf of the OBP, she authored Images of America: African Americans of Portland published by Arcadia Publisher.

    For more information on Oregon Black Pioneers visit:

    A curated list of resources to continue learning about Black History in Oregon:


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  • Jan 26 2021

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays via YouTube at

    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:


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  • Jan 26 2021

    12:00 PM - 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, or older ages with independent student effort.

    All supplies are to be taken home, no crafting will be done in the library.

    All kits are created advance and not touched in the interim to ensure safety.

    Supplies are limited and will be first come, first served.

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  • Jan 26 2021

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Test your literary and 2020 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!

    Join the Zoom event at, or by phone at +1-408-638-0968 using Webinar ID 929 8595 8606.


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  • Jan 27 2021

    5:00 PM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning Wednesday, January 27th at 5:00 p.m.

    Listen to original indie-soul/folk tunes by Portland-based singer-songwriter Karyn Ann Patridge.

    Karyn Ann will play all original tunes released or written during the past year of the pandemic that canceled all her, and most musicians', tour plans for 2020. However, with the time off, she was given the mental space to write at least an album's worth, if not more, of new material and explore some new sounds and writing styles.

    Portland-based singer-songwriter Karyn Ann has been charming audiences with her powerful vocals and emotive lyricism for nearly a decade. A geologist-turned-musician, she is a hidden gem within the indie-soul/folk scene garnering comparisons to Brandi Carlile, Carole King and Bonnie Raitt. She tours nationally having had notable performances at the 2017 Women’s Redrock Music Festival and the legendary Bitter End in NYC. Most recently she was a finalist in the 2020 Grassy Hill Emerging Artist showcase and runner-up in the Red Lodge Songwriters Contest. For more information, visit her website at:


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  • Jan 28 2021

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, and movement.
    This video will premiere live on Facebook at 10:00 a.m.; visit 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 28 2021

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    This is a live event. Click here to view the program or click "Join Webinar" above.

    A recording of this event will be available after the program.

    The winners of the Source’s annual poetry contest will have their works printed in the January 28 issue, and will be invited to read at a special live Zoom event with the library.

    A collaboration between the Source Weekly, Deschutes Public Library and OSU-Cascades MFA in Creative Writing program

    It’s been quite a year, Central Oregon—this is your chance to write about it… and get cash prizes!

    Winners will have their works published in the Jan. 28 issue of the Source Weekly (and on the Source website), and will be invited to read from their works for a special Zoom performance with the Deschutes Public Library!

    Deadline for submission: Thursday, Jan. 14


    -Theme for this year’s poems: “Reckoning.” What does this theme make you feel? How do you put that feeling into words?

    -Submit up to five poems, 30 lines max each

    -Include the title of the poem in the file name. Also have the poem’s title on the poem document (no-brainer, we know… but…)

    -Save each poem as its own PDF document; don’t bunch multiple poems together in one document

    -Include your name, email address and phone number in the body of the email you send. DO NOT include your name on the poems

    -Email poems to with “Poetry Contest” AND your first and last name in the subject line.

    -You can also drop/email your poems at/to the Source Weekly: 704 NW Georgia Ave., Bend. Place your poems in an envelope with your name, phone number and email address on the outside of the envelope. If you’re dropping in person, slide the envelope through the mail slot in the front door; no need to call or come in!

    "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously... Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them." - Edwidge Danticat, Create Dangerously *zm*

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  • Jan 30 2021

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Cada otro sábado, sus bibliotecarios bilingües le recomiendan un libro nuevo.Bibliotecarios bilingües Rodrigo y Carly le ayudan a encontrar su próximo libro, ya sea electrónico o físico. Subrayamos libros disponibles en las plataformas de Hoopla o Libby, para que pueda empezar a leer de una vez desde la comodidad de su hogar.
    *yt* *ls*

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  • Feb 1 2021

    10:30 AM - Monday -

    Music and movement to develop literacy skills.  3-5 yrs. Join live via zoom.

    Movement and literacy skills are closely connected.  Your child will hear songs that include singing, dancing, and musical instruments to build motor skills.  30 min.
    Grab a scarf, sock anything to wave around and an instrument. If you don't have an instrument, two spoons or pots and pans work!


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