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56855 Venture Lane
Sunriver, OR 97707

Phone: (541) 312-1080
Fax: (541) 593-9286

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The Sunriver Library has served the Sunriver community since 1998. Designed as a popular reading library, this 6,800 square foot space—with its soaring ceilings and cozy fireplace—is the ideal place to browse for a book or movie.

Public computers are available in addition to the library’s collection of books, music and DVDs for adults, children, and teens. A public meeting room serves as a place for programs as story times as well as a quiet study or tutoring space. Rotating art exhibitions reflect the talent of the local community. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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  • Jan 18 2021
  • Jan 19 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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  • Jan 19 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.

    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.

    All kits are created in advance to ensure safety.

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  • Jan 19 2021

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Discover online strategies, new library resources and start talking about great books!

    This month, we'll be spotlighting six new titles and why they make excellent book club choices. Next we'll share an additional six of the "buzziest" reads to keep on your radar. We also have a fresh new list of upcoming literary events for you and your book clubs to watch and book club tips for leaders and members. Lastly, we'll share what our DPL Book Clubs have planned for 2021!
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  • Jan 19 2021

    6:30 PM - Tuesday -

    This is a live, interactive webinar. Join the program here https://zoom.us/j/99361855508?pwd=TUJzR3p5M1ZlU3kxd1NnZWNmcWJMdz09 or click "Join Program Here" above.

    Native Texan and author of Valentine, the bestselling debut set in the oil fields of Texas in the 1970s, discusses the influence of place in her work.

    Elizabeth Wetmore will read a couple of short excerpts from her debut novel, Valentine, and will talk briefly about the joys and hazards of setting her first novel in her hometown. She will use as a starting point an excerpt from an interview with Eudora Welty in the The Paris Review: When asked if place was a source of inspiration for her fiction, Welty replied, "Not only that, it’s my source of knowledge. It tells me the important things. It steers me and keeps me going straight, because place is a definer and a confiner of what I’m doing. It helps me to identify, to recognize and explain.... It saves me." (Emphases are Wetmore's.)

    Before devoting herself to writing, Elizabeth variously tended bar, taught English, drove a cab, edited psychology dissertations, and painted silos and cooling towers at a petrochemical plant. For a time, she lived in a one-room cabin in the woods outside of Flagstaff, Arizona while she worked as a classical music announcer.

    A native of West Texas, she is most at home in the desert, near the sea, or on the side of a mountain. She lives in Chicago, but she dreams of being bicoastal (Lake Michigan and Lake Travis). A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Elizabeth has been the grateful recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and two fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council. Set in the oilfields of West Texas in 1976, Valentine is her first novel. *zm*

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  • Jan 20 2021

    3:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Join us for a live group discussion of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, by Karina Yan Glaser with other readers, 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 three of our three part series around The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, a 2020-2021 OBOB selection for grades 3-5. The book is recommended for grades 2-5.
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  • Jan 21 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 21 2021

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    This program will be available beginning January 21, 2021 at https://dpl.pub/KIDprograms

    Have fun making and racing these easy to make paper caterpillars!

    Materials needed:
    Paper (any color)
    Scissors
    A drinking straw or thin tube

    To view this program, click the link above or type this link into your browser (https://dpl.pub/KIDprograms). This link will take you to a playlist where you will find this program and more fun family programs.

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  • Jan 21 2021

    10:30 AM - Thursday -

    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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  • Jan 21 2021

    5:00 PM - Thursday -

    Un evento virtual celebrando los cuentos. Toda la familia está invitada a disfrutar de las actuaciones de Rodrigo, Carly y Calypsa, un artista de Drag de Central Oregon.

    A virtual event celebrating stories. The whole family is invited to enjoy the presentations of Rodrigo, Carly, and Calypsa, a Central Oregon Drag Artist. Noche de cuentos es una iniciativa formada para celebrar la tradición oral de Latinoamérica para conectar nuestras comunidades Latinx. En Deschutes Public Library expandimos esta iniciativa a incluir los abundantes medios que usan artistas Latinx para compartir sus historias y talentos. Este mes disfruten de una presentación narrativa de Rodrigo, aprendan como emprender una relación con los cuentos con Carly, y escuchen a Calypsa, artista de Drag/transformista de nuestra comunidad de Central Oregon, compartir su historia y relación con el arte de Drag. ¡Invitamos a toda la familia a participar!Noche de Cuentos is an initiative that was formed to celebrate the oral storytelling traditions of Latin America as a means to connect our Latinx communities. At Deschutes Public Library, we expand this initiative to include the abundance of mediums used by Latinx Artists to tell their stories and share their talents. This month you can enjoy a storytelling presentation by Rodrigo, learn how to begin your own relationship with storytelling with Carly, and hear Calypsa, Central Oregon Drag Artists, share their history and relationship to the art of Drag. The whole family is invited!

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  • Jan 22 2021

    12:00 PM - Friday -

    Discuss Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones.

    Click the link above or join at https://zoom.us/j/93316346029 or with Meeting ID 933 1634 6029

    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.

    "With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon is a bigamist,” Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s families– the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered. As Jones explores the backstories of her rich and flawed characters, she also reveals the joy, and the destruction, they brought to each other’s lives. At the heart of it all are the two girls whose lives are at stake, and like the best writers, Jones portrays the fragility of her characers with raw authenticity as they seek love, demand attention, and try to imagine themselves as women."

    Physical copies are available at the Downtown Bend Customer Service desk and available with no wait in Audiobook and EBook through Hoopla.

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  • Jan 23 2021

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Divertidos tiempos de cuentos virtuales con sus bibliotecarios Carly y Rodrigo.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 otro 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. Puede encontrar otros programas familiares divertidos en nuestra cuenta de YouTube.
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  • Jan 23 2021

    2:00 PM - Saturday -

    This is a live event. Join the webinar here https://zoom.us/j/94210710156?pwd=c3R2dFdRS1RFamRzbm4xdTU1Y012UT09 or click "Join Program Here" above.

    Editors Irene Cooper and Ellen Santasiero discuss PLACED composition of writings based on place and phenomena unique to Central Oregon.

    The only thing Ellen Santasiero likes better than making essays, memoirs, collages, plays, fictions, and safe spaces for learning is making them with others. Her work has appeared in The Stay Project,, The Sun, and High Desert Journal, among others, and is forthcoming in 7x7. She teaches literature and writing at OSU-Cascades. Check her out at ellensantasiero.com

    Irene Cooper writes poems, reviews, essays, and fiction. She works and teaches in community in Central Oregon, and co-edits The Stay Project. Committal, a speculative spy-fy novel about family, was published in 2020. Her debut full-length book of poetry, spare change, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in March 2021. Learn more at irenecooperwrites.com. *zm*

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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: https://oregonblackpioneers.org/

    A curated list of resources to continue learning about Black History in Oregon: https://dpl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/431104870_dpl_cr_readers/1808688299_black_history_in_oregon

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  • Jan 26 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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  • 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.

    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.

    All kits are created in advance to ensure safety.

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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 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

    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!

    *zm*

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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

    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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