Deschutes Public Library invites the public to bring their sense of adventure and desire for intrigue this November as we go exploring. From westward expansion to deadly ascents, we’ll look at our fascination with discovery throughout the month of November with a series of “Know Exploring” events and programs.
All programs are free and open to all, and no registration is required.
Women of Discovery
Get to know extraordinary women with COCC instructor Chris Rubio. From aviators to primatologists to environmentalists, these women will excite and amaze you with their curiosity and heart—not to mention their extraordinary achievements. First Approaches to the Far West
For almost three hundred years prior to Lewis and Clark’s epic transcontinental exploration, other nations had been aggressive in their imperial ambitions for the Far West. Learn the little known stories of the Spanish, French, Russian and English explorers and merchant adventurers who preceded the Corps of Discovery. Mount Hood: Exploring Oregon’s Perilous Peak
Mt. Hood has shaped the very land of the Northwest. It helps create the notorious Oregon rains and deep alpine snows, and it draws millions to its textbook beauty every year. But its snowy peak also captures the attention of the nation almost every time it wreaks fatal havoc upon climbers seeking the summit. Early Maps of the American Hemisphere
Stephanie Wood, Director, Wired Humanities Projects, University of Oregon explores what we can learn from the earliest map makers. Lewis and Clark Across Two Centuries
Mark Spence, author and historian for the National Park Service, examines the Lewis and Clark expedition and the ways it has been remembered and forgotten over two centuries. Explorers and Their Expeditions
Community Librarians Nate and Chandra highlight the adventures of the explorers who changed the world by being bold. From the North Pole to the South Pole, Nate and Chandra delve into the triumphs and tragedies of well-known expeditions as well as highlight some lesser-known treks.
For more information about these or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org
. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at 541-312-1034.