"Know '70s" throughout June with Your Library

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  5/28/2020

All programs in June are accessible online only. Follow the links in each listing for more information about how to access individual programs.


Do the Hustle

Get on the floor—let’s dance! With roots in the Puerto Rican Bronx neighborhoods, the hustle is the iconic dance of the 1970s. Inspired by 1977’s Saturday Night Fever, dancers across the country were hustling in discos, ballrooms, and living rooms. Dance instructor Cindy Miskowiec leads this hustle tutorial. Grab a friend and get ready to move! Cindy has had a love for all forms of dance for more than 35 years. She started taking tap, ballet, and jazz classes at five years old and has been dancing ever since. She danced her way through college and has continued to study ballet as an adult. She has been taking classes and teaching at Terpsichorean Dance Studio since 2013.

Sunday, June 7 • 3:00 p.m.


Macramé: Now & Then

Macramé—a ‘70s tradition with a modern-day twist. Learn to make a plant hanger of your very own that will add charm and nostalgia to any room, or the perfect gift! After years of traveling and living abroad, Brook Blue moved to Oregon where her curiosity in macramé led her to her first workshop. She was immediately intrigued by the practice, finding a deep connection with both the utilitarian and creative aspects it encompasses. Through her macramé business, bold and blue, she aims to create visual experiences in the spaces we occupy. Both the materials and the compositions she chooses for the pieces she makes seek to invoke timeless nostalgia while presenting it in a contemporary form. Brook loves the idea of using an ancient craft to create art that exists both in the physical and conceptual realms.

Tuesday, June 30 • 1:00 p.m.


Punk to the Future! Revisiting Late ‘70s Disruption

Listen in for an in-depth, lively, vivid discussion of punk history, fashion, rituals, gender bending, music, and art. David Ensminger is an instructor at Lee College and the author of several books covering both American roots music and punk rock history, including Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation, Mojo Hand: The Life and Music of Lightnin' Hopkins, Left of the Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons, Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with the Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music, The Politics of Punk, and Out of the Basement: Punk in Rockford, IL, 1973-2005.

Tuesday, June 16 • 6:00 p.m.


Deschutes by the Decade: The 1970s

While the rest of the country was doing the hustle and embracing polyester, Deschutes County continued to define itself. The 1970s brought change to Central Oregon, as lumber mills began their slow contraction and destination resorts like Sunriver, Inn at the Seventh Mountain, and Black Butte Ranch began reshaping the economy of the area. We celebrate our 100th anniversary with "Deschutes by the Decades,” a series exploring our area’s through the last ten decades. Although there has been tremendous change over these 100 years, the Library's commitment and dedication to serve the residents and communities in Deschutes County has stayed steadfast.

Thursday, June 25 • 6:00 p.m.


Who Is the Liberated Woman?

Explore the complexities of the women's liberation movement in the 1970s—a period marked by both the Battle of the Sexes and the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment—and what it meant for the feminist movement and women today. Presenter Michelle Seiler-Godfrey has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Iowa. Her dissertation explored late medieval English towns, and her areas of focus included legal and gender history. Dr. Seiler-Godfrey has previously taught at Austin Community College and the University of Iowa. She is currently the Program Development Manager at the High Desert Museum.

Tuesday, June 23 • 5:00 p.m.


Watergate and the 1970s

Examine the impact of the Watergate scandal on 1970s America and its impact on today's political climate. From 1972 to 1974, the Watergate scandal grew from a “third-rate burglary” to a nationally mesmerizing event that caused the first and only resignation of a U.S. president. COCC history professor Murray Godfrey explores the history and context of the Watergate political scandal, how it affected 1970s politics and culture, and how it still affects us in the present day. Godfrey is assistant professor of American history at COCC, where he has worked since 2012. He received a Master of Arts degree in History from Texas State University, specializing in the history of 17th and 18th century North America.

Wednesday, June 24 • 7:00 p.m.


The Peace Movement and Social Justice

The escalation of dissident and counter-cultural activities of the 1950s and 1960s transformed into the beginning stages of the United States culture wars. Violence and mass protests broke out at Kent State and other campuses in response to the US invasion of Cambodia. Police and military violence on campus and in African American communities gave rise to the violence of the Weather Underground, the Black Liberation Army, the Symbionese Liberation Army, and other groups trying to trigger a new American Revolution. These efforts failed to achieve their political goals. However, on the cultural side, movements in support of social justice for oppressed groups made huge gains in the 1970s because of their nonviolent organizing abilities. Of course, there was, and continues to be, push back from those who want the country to be like it was before these changes occurred. Thus, the culture war that rages today. How can we deescalate this war? Presented by Dr. Robert Gould, co-founder of Portland State University's Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution and, with Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse, co-founder of the Oregon Peace Institute.

Friday, June 26 • 11:00 a.m.


Groovy Books of the 1970s

From Stephen King’s The Shining to Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume, some of the most memorable and important books were written in the 1970s. Librarians Paige and Roxanne highlight some of the best books of the decade and have a little fun with 1970s trivia.

Sunday, June 28 • 3:00 p.m.

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