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  • May 13
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    11:45 AM - Thursday -

    Discuss Calypso by David Sedaris. Join here via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95909648828

    Feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun online book club. New members always welcome. Pick-up a physical copy at the Redmond Library.

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  • May 13
    ONLINE ONLY The Nonfiction Library Book Club

    1:00 PM - Thursday -

    Discuss "Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, An Unlikely Family, and the American Dream" by Tung Nguyen

    In 1975, Tung Nguyen fled Vietnam as a pregnant refugee and landed in Miami, where she met Kathy Manning, an American grad student who opened her doors to eleven immigrants. The two women grew close, raising Tung's daughter, Lyn, together and opening a tiny restaurant. Hy Vong, meaning Hope in Vietnamese, quickly became famous in the local community for its delicious, authentic Vietnamese flavors. The restaurant continued to gain in popularity, until it reached national and critical acclaim. This book is their intertwining narratives, punctuated by recipes from Tung and Kathy's upbringings, and the Hy Vong restauran
    Join via Zoom
    https://zoom.us/j/95144450293
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  • May 13
    ONLINE ONLY: Writers Writing - Introduction to Nature Journals

    6:30 PM - Thursday - * Registration Required

    This is a live, interactive workshop. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link the day before. Registration closes at that time. Participants are invited to share their videos.

    Explore new techniques and opportunities for incorporating the natural world into journaling.

    Increase your connection to the natural world and spark your curiosity by slowing down to focus on observing and recording your experience in a nature journal. Using pencils and/or pens and markers, quiet your mind and relax into the present moment by following guided drawing and journaling exercises based on the viewing of an item from nature brought to the class session by the instructor. Time will also be spent sharing other ways in which a nature experience can be documented through lists, graphs, charts, photos and the written word. No experience is necessary for this fun and relaxing introductory class.

    Supplies needed: writing tool (pencil, pen or fine tip marker); a journal or a few sheets of drawing paper. Watercolors, colored pencils and other coloring supplies are optional. Elizabeth M. Higgins is an Oregon artist and arts instructor who develops and facilitates classes and workshops that connect people to nature, mindfulness and creativity. She teaches Nature Journaling and other nature connection classes for Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Washington County Parks, Oregon Master Naturalists and for her own students from her studio in historic downtown Hillsboro, Oregon. She is known for her calm, supportive teaching style, and her approach is centered on the belief that both nature and creative expression are necessary components of human well-being. She is a juried member of Watercolor Society of Oregon and holds a certificate in Eco-Therapy practices. You may learn more about Elizabeth on her website at www.elizabethmhiggins.com.

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  • May 15
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Islands: Traveling the Mediterranean with Odysseus

    2:00 PM - Saturday -

    This is a live presentation. Register here for the Zoom link
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VEpRpTLYRYWJr7B_TaSVMQ

    Recording available after May 18.

    Author Scott Huler talks about his journey retracing the footsteps of Odysseus across the Mediterranean.

    Three millennia ago, the Greek hero Odysseus was dragged off to war in Troy. On his ten-year return journey he island-hopped in the Mediterranean, facing Gods and witches, monsters and storms, the story becoming the base of The Odyssey, Homer’s famous epic poem. Merely a century ago, James Joyce in turn based his Ulysses on Homer’s poem. Ulysses is supposed to be the greatest—and most complicated— English book of the 20th century, and Huler publicly swore off trying to read it on NPR. This led to: a Ulysses reading group; a return to Homer’s Odyssey-and my own complex Mediterranean journey retracing the passage of Odysseus. During the presentation Huler will talk about what he found on the way.

    The author of seven books of nonfiction, Scott Huler has written on everything from the death penalty to bikini waxing, from NASCAR racing to the stealth bomber, for such newspapers as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Los Angeles Times and such magazines as Backpacker, Fortune, and ESPN. His award-winning radio work has been heard on National Public Radio and American Public Media. He has been a staff writer for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Raleigh News & Observer and a staff reporter and producer for Nashville Public Radio. He was the founding and managing editor of the Nashville City Paper. He has taught at such colleges as Berry College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books have been translated into five languages.

    He was a 2002-2003 Knight-Wallace Fellow at Michigan, 2011 Piedmont Laureate in creative nonfiction, and a 2014-2015 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Awards he has won include Public Radio News Directors Inc. Awards, Tennessee AP Broadcasters Association Awards, and most recently a 2020 CASE Circle of Excellence Award.

    He currently works as the senior writer at Duke Magazine and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, the writer June Spence, and their two sons.

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  • May 18
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at La Pine

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Discuss "A Spark of Light" by Jodi Picoult online using Zoom.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link: https://zoom.us/j/94319852855

    About the Book:
    The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center--a women's reproductive health services clinic--its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.
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  • May 18
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at East Bend

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Discuss "A Spark of Light" by Jodi Picoult online using Zoom.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link: https://zoom.us/j/94319852855

    About the Book:
    The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center--a women's reproductive health services clinic--its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.
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  • May 18
    ONLINE ONLY: DPL Book Club Central

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Discover new books, library resources, and online author events.

    What are you reading? Are you excited about "Dog -Walking Agency" by Kate MacDougal? Have you read "The Final Revival of Opal and Nev" by Dawnie Walton? Community Librarian's, Paige and Rya will share new book ideas for your next library book club pick, weekend reading and more!

    Register via Crowdcast
    https://www.crowdcast.io/e/dpl-book-club-central-2

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  • May 18
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Islands - The Pig War: San Juan Islands in Conflict

    6:30 PM - Tuesday -

    This is a live presentation. Register here for the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gQySStFZTT2uE4RDiMAASA

    Hear the tale of a pig that made the San Juan Islands part of the U.S. territory.

    "The Pig War: San Juan Islands in Conflict," is an illustrated program presenting an interesting episode of Pacific Northwest history. Local arguments over an American killing a Hudson's Bay Company pig on June 15, 1859, erupted into an international confrontation. By mid-summer British and American soldiers with heavy armaments had established American Camp and British Camp on San Juan Island. For the next dozen years during the American Civil War and after, the San Juan Islands conflict simmered. In 1872 Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany finally resolved the dispute. Examining the evidence, the Kaiser fixed the boundary between the United States and Canada and declared the San Juan Islands to be American territory. The big fuss over a pig nearly led to war!

    Dr. Stephen Dow Beckham is the Pamplin Professor of History, emeritus, Lewis & Clark College. Professor Beckham taught college students for forty-two years in courses on the History of the American West, Native Americans, and Environmental History. Beckham is a former "Oregon Professor of the Year," a recipient of the "Distinguished Teaching Award" of the American Historical Association, and the Earle Chiles, Jr., Award from the High Desert Museum. He is presently chair of the Oregon Committee on Historic Preservation and a member of the board of the Theodore Roosevelt Library Foundation. Prof. Beckham is the author of numerous books, technical reports, and has served as an expert witness in more than forty state and federal court cases. *zm*

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  • May 19
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Get an online 30-minute consultation with a local lawyer through Zoom conference.

    Lawyers are able to help with general civil-law questions including family law, employment, housing, estate planning and more. We are unable to help with criminal law questions.

    Advance registration is required and appointment times run from 5:30-7:30pm.

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-614-6060.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-388-3187.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-388-3187.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-388-3187.

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  • May 19
    ONLINE ONLY: Redmond Caves - An Archaeological Treasure in an Urban Landscape

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here to receive the Zoom link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-hKkXfsTSAemv-GgYmZE4Q or click on Register Here above.

    A recording of this event will be available after 5/21.

    Discover remarkable insights into human use of the area over the last 4,000 years revealed by archaeological fieldwork at the Redmond Caves.

    Between 2003 and 2006, the University of Oregon Archaeological Field School conducted archaeological fieldwork at Redmond Caves (35DS173), five lava tubes located just south of the community of Redmond. The last scientific excavations occurred in the caves in 1940 and that work was followed by decades of intensive looting. U of O students employed a variety of techniques to identify intact cultural deposits inside two of the caves and recovered an impressive array of artifacts. The artifacts include a variety of projectile points, knives, beads of various kinds, and bone tools such as an elk antler digging stick handle. The archaeological evidence suggests that both trade and subsistence were important factors in the use of the caves. Bone fragments reveal the types of animals that were being captured for sustenance and plant seeds indicate the use of locally available species as well as those from distant desert lakes. Collectively, the assemblage offers remarkable insights into human use of the area over the last 4,000 years, suggesting that the lava tubes may have served as a crossroads for travelers from both the Great Basin and Columbia Plateau moving back and forth along the Deschutes River corridor. The talk will include information on the historic background, excavation techniques, the artifact assemblage, and the results of various analyses including obsidian sourcing and hydration, radiocarbon dating, and faunal and botanical studies.

    This program presented in partnership with the Redmond Historical Landmarks Commission "Saving Places" event series.

    Patrick O'Grady is a staff archaeologist at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. He was an archaeologist for the Oregon Department of Transportation from 2002–2005, and has also worked for the Burns District Bureau of Land Management. O'Grady earned B.S. (1996), M.S. (1999), and Ph.D. (2006) degrees from the University of Oregon. He has been involved in University of Oregon field schools since 1994 and as an instructor since 2000. Primary research interests include hunter-gatherer subsistence practices, late Pleistocene - early Holocene cultural transitions in the Great Basin of western North America, zooarchaeology, mobility patterns, and remote sensing applications, particularly ground penetrating radar. His Master's research "Human Occupation Patterns in the Uplands: An Analysis of Sourced Obsidian Projectile Points from Playa Villages in the Fort Rock Uplands, Lake County, Oregon" was an exploration of highland village settlement and mobility patterns in the uplands between the Fort Rock and Summer Lake basins in south-central Oregon. His Ph.D. research "Before Winter Comes: Archaeological Investigations of Settlement and Subsistence in Harney Valley, Harney County, Oregon" is an examination of mid to late Holocene multi-elevation land use patterns encompassing wetland to upland settings.

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  • May 20
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Islands - Endemic Animals of Madagascar

    5:00 PM - Thursday -

    This is a live presentation. Register here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sSJ_pAJ1RuadR2VVw4Tfmw to receive the Zoom link or click "Register Here" above.

    A recording of this program will be available May 25.

    Andrea Baden, PhD, shares her research from working with endemic species in Madagascar such as the Critically Endangered black-and-white ruffed lemur.

    Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is home to more than 12,000 plant and 700 vertebrate species, 80% to 90% of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Sadly, much of this biodiversity is currently threatened with extinction, making it among the hottest biodiversity hotspots in the world. In her talk, primatologist and lemur specialist Andrea Baden will describe her recent work with Madagascar’s Critically Endangered black-and-white ruffed lemur (Genus Varecia) - an important seed disperser and indicator of rainforest health - and how her results are being used to inform conservation practice in an effort to save them.

    Andrea Baden, PhD, is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College of the City University of New York. She is a biological anthropologist with training in primate behavioral and molecular ecology. Her research takes an interdisciplinary approach to answer broad evolutionary questions about lemur adaptation, evolution, and conservation.
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  • May 21
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Islands - Islands Away with Bill Keale

    6:00 PM - Friday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning Friday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m.

    Enjoy the acoustic stylings of local favorite Bill Keale.

    We want to hear from you. After viewing this program please fill out this short survey https://conta.cc/2WjLWoT.

    Island native and solo artist Bill Keale is a local favorite. Achievements include best musician, best singer/songwriter of Central Oregon. With a soulful voice and personal touch Bill honors some of the great artists of our time with a style all his own.

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  • May 23
    ONLINE ONLY: Community Conversations - Public Service in the 21st Century

    4:00 PM - Sunday - * Registration Required

    A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to participants the day before the event. Space is limited and registration is required.

    Join us for a unique gathering and conversation with local elected public officials. Explore what it means to be an elected public servant, and how all of us can be engaged in community service and leadership.

    Elected officials who will be participating:
    Redmond Mayor George Endicott
    Redmond City Councilor Clifford Evelyn
    Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone
    Bend City Councilor Melanie Kebler
    Bend LaPine School Board Director Melissa Barnes Dholakia
    Deschutes County Clerk Nancy Blankenship

    We offer Community Conversation events for community members of all backgrounds to share stories and discuss issues that matter. There's an open feeling of trust and a bubbling up of ideas that break down the silos that are dividing communities across the country.

    The goal of Community Conversations is to expand our sense of neighborhood - across all economic, political, cultural, and racial boundaries. We believe in the power of connections and friendships to bridge any divides. All of our conversations stem from a strong commitment to curiosity, compassion, and community.

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  • May 26
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Get an online 30-minute consultation with a local lawyer through Zoom conference.

    Lawyers are able to help with general civil-law questions including family law, employment, housing, estate planning and more. We are unable to help with criminal law questions.

    Advance registration is required and appointment times run from 5:30-7:30pm.

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-614-6060.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-388-3187.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-388-3187.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-388-3187.

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  • May 26
    ONLINE ONLY The Library Book Club at Sisters

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Discuss "Searching for Sylvie Lee" by Jean Kwok
    A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women, two sisters and their mother, in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge.

    Available on Hoopla or pick-up a copy at Sisters Library.
    Join via Zoom at
    https://zoom.us/j/93626958029
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  • May 26
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Islands - Islands in Time

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    This is a live presentation. Register here for the Zoom link:
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w5geuKavQLC9yuLFUCo-mw
    A recording will be available after May 30.

    Learn about the geologically young volcanic islands we live amongst.

    Islands take many forms. On the east side of the Cascades, we live amidst geologically young volcanic islands. Have you ever wondered what the early people thought of the ash falling from the sky or the nighttime glow on the horizon? These rocks have violent stories to tell.

    Carrie Gordon is recently retired from being the Forest Geologist on the Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland, U.S. Forest Service, headquartered in Prineville, OR. In 1977, Carrie received her BA in Geology from Central Washington State College (now Central Washington University), in Ellensburg, Washington. After working in central Washington, northern Arizona and the Oregon central coast range for the Forest Service, Carrie moved to central Oregon in 1992. She is a Registered Geologist in the States of Oregon and Washington. She is also an Oregon Master Naturalist, through the OSU Extension program. Carrie has had a life-long fascination with the land and the rocks, listening to the stories they tell.

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  • May 28
    ONLINE ONLY Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Friday -

    Discuss The Overstory by Richard Powers. Click the link above or join at https://zoom.us/j/93316346029 or with Meeting ID 933 1634 6029

    An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers-each summoned in different ways by trees-are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest. In his twelfth novel, National Book Award winner Richard Powers delivers a sweeping, impassioned novel of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of-and paean to-the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, exploring the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. There is a world alongside ours-vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe. The Overstory is a book for all readers who despair of humanity's self-imposed separation from the rest of creation and who hope for the transformative, regenerating possibility of a homecoming. If the trees of this earth could speak, what would they tell us? Listen. There's something you need to hear.

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  • Jun 2
    CANCELLED: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Get an online 30-minute consultation with a local lawyer through Zoom conference.

    Lawyers are able to help with general civil-law questions including family law, employment, housing, estate planning and more. We are unable to help with criminal law questions.

    Advance registration is required and appointment times run from 5:30-7:30pm.

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-617-7089.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-388-3187.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a rodrigog@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-388-3187.

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  • Jun 3
    ONLINE ONLY: Police and Mental Health Crisis in Central Oregon

    6:30 PM - Thursday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lIfWhg3GSXG15rZxAm8NaA to receive a Zoom link to the program or click "Register Here" above.

    Join us for a panel discussion on the intersection between law enforcement and the mental health system in Deschutes County.

    From 2010 to 2018, Bend PD experienced a 172% increase in mental. From 2019-2020 Law Enforcement calls to the mobile crisis team increased by 62% and by 67% from 2018-2019. In 2020, the mobile crisis team had 9,497 total contacts with individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

    These numbers highlight the significant challenges faced by law enforcement and the mental health care system who are often taxed by limited supports and resources. Join us for a panel discussion on the intersection between law enforcement and the mental health system to see how these issues are being addressed in Deschutes County.

    The panel discussion includes a brief presentation followed by a question and answer section from the community. Our panelists represent advocacy groups, law enforcement, and mental health providers.

    Panelists include:
    - Stephanie Sahleen Affiliate Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Central Oregon
    - Captain Devin Lewis, Redmond PD
    - Sargent Liz Lawrence, Bend PD (CRT Team)
    - Deputy Kevin Riding, Deschutes County Sherriff’s Office (Patrol)
    - Holly Harris, Deschutes County Behavioral Health (Program Manager of the Crisis Team)

    Stephanie Sahleen Affiliate Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Central Oregon: Stephanie has lived in Central Oregon for 21 years. She has worked with NAMI as a volunteer, a board member, and now the Affiliate Director over the last three years. Prior to that, she sat on the March for Babies Central Oregon Logistics Committee for nine years. Stephanie has experience with mental illness as a peer and a family member. She is currently finishing her Bachelors of Social Work through Portland State University and will begin her Master of Social Work program in the summer of 2021.

    Sergeant Liz Lawrence of Bend PD: Sergeant Lawrence grew up in Bend and has worked for the Bend Police Department for 30 years. She was responsible for developing the Community Response Team in 2015 which works very closely with people experiencing crisis in the community. As part of this team’s mission, she works diligently to divert these individuals from the hospital and jail system and will proactively check on individuals and their families when they are not in crisis. Additionally, Sgt. Lawrence pioneered a therapy dog program, which provides outreach to Bend La Pine Schools, Circuit Court House, Shelters and provide support for people in crisis.

    Captain Devin Lewis of Redmond PD: Captain Lewis began his career in Law Enforcement as an Explorer for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Hillsboro, OR. He graduated from Washington State University in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. He currently serves as the Captain of the Redmond (OR) Police Department and has over 21 years of law enforcement experience in Central Oregon, having also worked at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Bend Police Department. He has worked as a police officer, field training officer, criminal detective, patrol sergeant, training/admin sergeant, investigations sergeant, and lieutenant. Captain Lewis has demonstrated a commitment to servant leadership, community engagement, and progressive ideas relating to employee health and wellness.

    Deputy Kevin Riding of Deschutes County Sherriff’s Office: Deputy Riding has worked for the Deschutes County Sherriff’s Office in a variety of capacities including as a Corrections Deputy from Sept 2007-April 2010 and as a Patrol Deputy from April 2010-current. He is a CIT trained, SWAT Hostage Crisis Negotiator, a Patrol Deputy Trainer (FTEP), Intermediate Level Spanish Translator, a DCSO Peer Support Team Leader, and a DCSO, De-Escalation Instructor. He earned his BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Brigham Young University in 2004.

    Holly Harris, Program Manager of Deschutes County Behavioral Health Crisis Program: Holly Harris is a Program Manager for Deschutes County Health Services. She moved here from Texas 8 years ago and has been with Deschutes County since that time. She currently oversees all Crisis and Forensic Diversion services, including the Deschutes County Stabilization Center (DCSC) and has focused on the intersection of the criminal justice and behavioral health system for most of her career. In addition, Holly has trained nationally on topics such as Evidenced-Based Practices, Motivational Interviewing and Risk Assessments and has been working in the behavioral health field for over 17 years. *zm*

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  • Jun 8
    ONLINE ONLY: Beth Alvarado & Kelsey Freeman "Writing Across Difference"

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    This is a live, interactive meeting. Click here https://zoom.us/j/97695867713?pwd=a3hnOVRLc0lJZUJkR3J1aWxmR1FLdz09 to join the meeting or click "Join Meeting" above.

    Recording available after the program.

    Local authors discuss how to write about race in a racialized society and the challenges that occur.

    Kelsey Freeman and Beth Alvarado first met over coffee to talk about “Writing While White.” Both of their then forthcoming books, No Option But North (immersive creative nonfiction) and Jillian in the Borderlands (fabulist fictional tales) take place in Mexico and the US Borderlands. Both books feature the stories of people of color: Kelsey’s, people she had met and worked with in Mexico and Beth’s, people she had imagined based on people she had known. In this presentation, Kelsey and Beth will ask you to consider the following questions with them: What are the challenges of writing about race in a racialized society like the US, where readers are still largely assumed to be white? How can we try to meet those challenges, both in terms of process and craft? What if we try and fail? What can we do then? And why is it important to make the attempt to write about race?

    Beth Alvarado is the author of four books: Jillian in the Borderlands: a cycle of rather dark tales; the essay collection, Anxious Attachments, which won the 2020 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction; Anthropologies: A Family Memoir; and Not a Matter of Love and other stories, winner of the Many Voices Project Award. She lived and taught in Tucson, Arizona, until she migrated north to Bend. She teaches for OSU-Cascades Low Residency MFA Program and is the recipient of an Oregon Literary Career Fellowship.

    Kelsey Freeman is the author of the nonfiction book No Option but North: The Migrant World and the Perilous Path Across the Border (IG Publishing 2020), based on a year of interviewing Central American migrants on their journey north through a Fulbright Fellowship. She has presented and interviewed across the country on immigration policy. Kelsey currently works at Central Oregon Community College, where she runs a college-readiness program for Native American high school students. When she is not writing or teaching, Kelsey serves on the City of Bend Accessibility Advisory Committee, teaches personal finance workshops in Spanish, and spends time in the mountains.

    The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities.
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  • Jun 9
    ONLINE ONLY The Library Book Club at Sunriver

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Discuss The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris via Zoom.

    To join, click the link above, use this link https://zoom.us/j/92544980243, or by phone at +1-669-900-6833 with Meeting ID 925 4498 0243.

    "The incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved. Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies' man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners. In the camp, he is looked up to, looked out for, and put to work in the privileged position of Tatowierer- the tattooist - to mark his fellow prisoners, forever. One of them is a young woman, Gita, who steals his heart at first glance. His life given new purpose, Lale does his best through the struggle and suffering to use his position for good. This story, full of beauty and hope, is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. It is heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable"--Publisher description.

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  • Jun 9
    Climate Change in the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    This is a live presentation. Register here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_putHJn1KQhOZujxLPEqcbQ or click "Register Here" above.

    A recording will be available June 15.

    Join us for a brown bag lunch presentation on climate change impacts in Deschutes and Ochoco National Forest and the Crooked River National Grassland.

    Hear from a panel of experts on the projections of climate change impacts in south-central Oregon and beyond. The discussion will include relevance for planning and management, an overview of the recent Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies, and future steps and priorities for maintaining resilient landscapes.

    Panelists include:

    Robin Vora, former Climate Change Coordinator for the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, and Crooked River National Grassland. He is retired from the U.S. National Forest Service. He presently serves on the Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District Board.

    Kristen McBride is the National Resources Staff Officer for the Deschutes National Forest.

    Dr. David Peterson is an emeritus senior scientist for the U.S. Forest Service and Professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Peterson was one of the scientists who won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
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  • Jun 9
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Get an online 30-minute consultation with a local lawyer through Zoom conference.

    Lawyers are able to help with general civil-law questions including family law, employment, housing, estate planning and more. We are unable to help with criminal law questions.

    Advance registration is required and appointment times run from 5:30-7:30pm.

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-614-6060.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-388-3187.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-388-3187.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-388-3187.

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  • Jun 10
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    11:45 AM - Thursday -

    Discussing Calypso by David Sedaris. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95909648828

    Feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun online book club. New members always welcome. Pick-up a physical copy at the Redmond Library.

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  • Jun 10
    ONLINE ONLY: The Nonfiction Library Book Club

    1:00 PM - Thursday -

    Discuss "Susan, Linda, Nina, & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR" by Lisa Napoli.

    In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the "women's pages." But when a pioneering nonprofit called National Public Radio came along in the 1970s, and the door to serious journalism opened a crack, four remarkable women came along and blew it off the hinges. Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is journalist Lisa Napoli's captivating account of these four women, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trail they blazed to becoming icons. They had radically different stories. Cokie Roberts was born into a political dynasty, roamed the halls of Congress as a child, and felt a tug toward public service. Susan Stamberg, who had lived in India with her husband who worked for the State Department, was the first woman to anchor a nightly news program and pressed for accommodations to balance work and home life. Linda Wertheimer, the daughter of shopkeepers in New Mexico, fought her way to a scholarship and a spot on-air. And Nina Totenberg, the network's legal affairs correspondent, invented a new way to cover the Supreme Court. Based on extensive interviews and calling on the author's deep connections in news and public radio, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie will be as beguiling and sharp as its formidable subjects.

    Join Zoom Meeting
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  • Jun 10
    ONLINE ONLY: Stories We Tell Ourselves About the Wild

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Challenge your perceptions and explore the narratives we hold about nature.

    This is a live presentation. Register here for the Zoom link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ebInqNttQ_qE07FS6ZdmlQ

    Recording available after June 16.

    Nature is often seen as a place that is accessible to certain types of people with the appropriate gear and outdoor enthusiasm. Often, we don't realize how the wilderness, nature as we see it, impacts our health physically, emotionally and mentally. This workshop will challenge our perceptions on how we do nature, who does it, how it is done and its impact on individuals. We will explore the narratives we hold about the outdoors and what it means to be one with nature.

    Judith Sadora is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Oregon and Nevada. She completed her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently in a Doctoral program for Marriage and Family Therapy. She received further education at Portland State University to provide therapy for the foster care and adoption population. Judith has experience working with individuals, families, couples, and parent/child dynamics, and specializes in working with adoptive families, especially within transracial adoption. She consults with organizations and programs seeking clinical training as it relates to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. As part of her niche in supporting and leading Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives in the private pay treatment industry, she is currently Co-Chair of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Program's (NATSAP) Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Judith works continually to find ways to support health and wellness programs for the black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC). She believes in the power of generational health and wealth and that it first begins with addressing and processing historical generational trauma related to oppression inflicted on communities. She is also a supporting staff at the Healing Justice Collective of Central Oregon, an organization that resources culturally based and historically oppressed people in their healing.

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