“Know You” at Deschutes Public Library throughout September

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  8/25/2015

Know You Aristotle said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Deschutes Public Library invites the public to enhance their own self-wisdom throughout the month of September, when ten programs encourage us to: learn more about what we eat and why, learn how to practice smart self-defense, discover what our “intuition” is telling us, trace the roots of our family tree and more.

Programs are free and open to all; no registration is required.


Living Small: Building a Better Nest
For 15 years, Evelyn Hess and her husband lived in a tent a trailer, without electricity or running water, on 20 acres of wild land in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range. When they decided to build a “real” house at long last, they knew it would have to respect the lessons of simple living that they learned while living their camping life. In this talk, Hess will discuss sustainable living, living off the grid and her own adventures in “building a better nest.”

Wednesday, September 2 • 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Thursday, September 3 • 12:00 p.m.
La Pine Library

Self Defense: Awareness, Avoidance, Action
Learn to protect yourself with Tom Benge, retired police sergeant. He'll share strategies and techniques from the self-defense program he developed.

Saturday, September 5 • 2:00 p.m.
East Bend Library

Tuesday, September 8 • 6:00 p.m.
Redmond Library

Genealogy: Discovering the Roots of Your Family Tree
This is the perfect introduction to genealogy for people who are interested in finding out about their family’s history, but don’t know where to start. Attendees will learn the basics of genealogy and find out what resources the library has to help in their quest.

Wednesday, September 9 • 12:00 p.m.
Sunriver Library

Saturday, September 26 • 11:00 a.m.
Redmond Library

Learning to Use Intuition
Intuition can be used to access new information to give clues and insights to yourself, people, animals, emotions, health, career, decision-making and more. Author, international teacher and intuitive Karen Grace Kassy will teach you a fun exercise and share accessible research to develop the practical skill of intuition to use in your everyday life.

Wednesday, September 16 • 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Wednesday, September 23 • 12:00 p.m.
Sisters Library

Tales from a Pilgrimage
Denise Fainberg’s book, Walking through Sunflowers: Through Deepest France on the Road to Compostela, is the account of a walking pilgrimage she made along one of the French trails that connects with the now-famous Camino de Santiago. Most people now have heard of the Camino across Spain, but fewer know the French paths that were frequented from the tenth century on, as pilgrims flocked to faraway Spain. Walking through Sunflowers traces the contemporary pilgrim journey across the varied terrain of southern France, with its inner and outer adventures.

Saturday, September 19 • 2:00 p.m.
Redmond Library

You Are What You Eat: Food and Culture
Explore the cultural significance of food and eating at home and around the world. Amy Harper, a cultural anthropologist, will discuss food rules and rituals, consumption and health, food movements, food scarcity and poverty, global movement of foods and more.

Monday, September 21 • 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

For more information about these or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at 541-312-1034.

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