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110 N Cedar St
PO Box 1209
Sisters, OR 97759

Phone: (541) 312-1070
Fax: (541) 549-9620

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The Sisters Library features 8,300 square feet of space, all housed in an exterior design that includes a partial wraparound porch with the Western appearance for which Sisters is famous. Though the building itself was constructed in 2005, Sisters has a tradition of library service that goes back decades.

In addition to a robust selection of books, music, and DVDs, the library also offers public computers as well as children’s story times and adult programming in the community meeting room. The interior design features vaulted ceilings and a gas fireplace that creates a cozy reading area. Rotating art and quilt exhibitions reflect the talent of the local community. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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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 https://zoom.us/j/92985958606, 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: www.karynann.com

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  • Jan 27 2021

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Discuss "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones.

    Author! Author! New York Times bestselling writer Tayari Jones is the author of four novels. Her most recent release, An American Marriage, was an Oprah's Book Club Selection and appeared on Barack Obama's summer reading list as well as his year-end roundup. The novel received the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and an NAACP Image Award. Her third novel, Silver Sparrow, was added to the NEA Big Read library of classics in 2016. Elizabeth Gilbert is a journalist and author. Her 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love has sold more than 12 million copies. Her most recent book is the novel City of Girls.

    Tayari Jones in conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert: January 15 at 6:00 p.m.

    "Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together." - From the publisher.

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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 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 28 2021

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    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. These kits contain a story time rhyme sheet, thematic craft and a link to view a related video on the library's YouTube page.

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

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

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  • Jan 28 2021

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    This is a live event. Click here to view the program https://zoom.us/j/99742657802?pwd=bzFXT0hKNzI5eWRXbXdTV1U2d0NpQT09 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

    Details:

    -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 editor@bendsource.com 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.
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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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  • Feb 2 2021

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays via YouTube at https://bit.ly/2Yaurca

    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

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  • Feb 3 2021

    3:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Listen to an excerpt of El Deafo, by Cece Bell, and get excited for one of Oregon's Battle of the Books titles for the 2020-2021 school year.

    This book is available as a downloadable audiobook via OverDrive (free with your Deschutes Public Library card) or in paper format.

    Part one of our three part series around El Deafo, a 2020-2021 OBOB selection for grades 3-5.
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  • Feb 4 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 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 4 2021

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    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. These kits contain a story time rhyme sheet, thematic craft and a link to view a related video on the library's YouTube page.

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

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

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  • Feb 4 2021

    5:30 PM - Thursday -

    What is your 2021 reading flow?
    Discover new ways to keep track of your books via online, journals and apps.

    We will provide a list of resources including Goodreads, Bibliocommons, Beanstack, and social media. Create a 2021 Book Challenge! Librarians will recommend new books along the way.
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  • Feb 4 2021

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    This is a live presentation. Register here for the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LZ3aH-AqRKur7ItMVm0g3A

    A recording of this program will be available to watch on-demand beginning Feb 11th.

    Learn about the watershed council and their restoration work along Whychus Creek.

    Staff from the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council will give a presentation about the work done by a watershed council and the types of programs and services they provide to Central Oregon. Presenters will give a brief overview of their restoration, monitoring and education programs and also share some of the highlights and stories about specific projects completed in recent years along Whychus Creek that flows through the community of Sisters, Oregon.

    Since 1996, the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council (UDWC) has worked to protect and restore the 2,000,000-acre upper Deschutes River watershed through collaborative projects in watershed restoration, monitoring and education. With local support from landowners, ranchers, environmental interests, local citizens, and representatives from local governments and agencies, we lead collaborative projects to improve watershed conditions.

    Kris Knight, Executive Director: Kris has spent 20 years working in the field of natural resources on issues related to rivers and watersheds. Kris started working for UDWC in 2019 and before that worked in Washington, Iowa and Kansas. For 11 years, Kris worked for The Nature Conservancy with seven years living in the Skagit River Valley in Washington State, managing collaborative projects and finding common ground between conservation and agricultural interests in the Puget Sound region. Between 2015 and 2019, Kris worked in his home state of Kansas as the Conservation Director for The Nature Conservancy where he launched a new conservation program called Healthy Streams for Kansas and led the creation of the Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park. Kris holds a B.S. degree from Drake University and a M.S. degree in Environmental Science from Iowa State University. Kris met his wife Wendy while previously living in Central Oregon over 20 years ago and they are excited to be back in Central Oregon with their three young boys.

    Mathias Perle, Restoration Program Manager: Mathias Perle is the Habitat Restoration Program Manager at the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council in Bend, OR where he, for the last 12 years, has been working on habitat restoration, fish passage and screening projects with basin partners both on public and private land. Mathias has a diverse project management background in environmental and water resource consulting and has spent the last 12 years concentrating on forming strong ties with Deschutes Basin stakeholders. On Whychus Creek, which is the focus of watershed scale restoration efforts to support salmon and steelhead reintroduction in Central Oregon, Mathias has worked on multiple dam removals and fish passage projects and on 6 miles of habitat restoration projects. Mathias holds a M.S. in Hydrologic Sciences and a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering both from the University of California, Davis and a B.S. in Geology from the University of Delaware.

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