“Know Spirits” throughout October at Deschutes Public Library

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  9/26/2016

Know SpiritsWith October comes decreasing daylight, falling leaves and a chill in the air. The month also brings Halloween and a time when our fascination with all things spooky reaches its height. From ghostly spirits to distilled spirits, join us throughout October to explore Bend’s haunted past, hear about the Ouija Board craze of the 1920s, learn the history about religions gone wrong, and more.

All programs are free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Heart Coherence
Explore the practice of HeartMath meditation and how to achieve the state called heart coherence - the measurable synchronization of our physical, mental and emotional states.

Monday, October 3 - 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Yes, No, Goodbye: The History of the Ouija Board
The Ouija board has inspired fear, sparked creativity, and provided relief for the bereaved for over 120 years. Learn about the history of this mysterious board game and its connection to the Spiritualism movement that swept through America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tuesday, October 4 - 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Tasting with Cascade Street Distillery and Wild Rose Vodka
Sample handcrafted and locally distilled spirits.

Wednesday, October 5 - 12:00 p.m. (21 + only)
Sisters Library

Monday, October 10 - 6:00 p.m. (21+ only)
Downtown Bend Library

Bend is Haunted!
Vanessa Ivey from the Deschutes Historical Museum shares stories of Bend’s haunted past and its historical present.

Thursday, October 6 - 12:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

The Social Life of Spirits
Take a cross-cultural exploration of ghosts, souls, spirits, and possession with Dr. Amy Harper, PhD.

Saturday, October 8 - 2:00 p.m.
La Pine Library

Sunday, October 9 - 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Learning the Language of Spirit
Kaira Sherman offers a shift in focus, a psychic tune-up and an increased awareness of the different dimensions and realities around us.

Saturday, October 15 - 2:00 p.m.
East Bend Library

Religion Gone Wrong: Radical Religious Activism’s Effects on American History
From the Puritans to the Heavens Gate, religious intensity can inspire but sometimes lead to tragic circumstances.

Sunday, October 23 - 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Connecting With Your Angels
Get in touch with your angels using guided meditation. Kaira Sherman leads program.

Tuesday, October 25 - 6:00 p.m.
Redmond Library

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 541-312-1032.

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