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  • Jun 27
    East Bend Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jun 27
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jun 27
    The Nonfiction Library Book Club at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Discuss Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odd and Made Aviation History by Keith O’Brian

    From NPR correspondent Keith O' Brien comes this thrilling Young Readers' edition of the untold story about pioneering women, including Amelia Earhart, who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s--and won.

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  • Jun 27
    East Bend: Pictures in the Sky

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    There are stories in the stars.

    Come learn how stars got their names, as well as the myths and stories behind the constellations.

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  • Jun 28
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jun 28
    Knit Infinity Scarves at Fancywork Yarn Shop

    1:00 PM - Friday - Fancywork Yarn Shop * Registration Required

    Guided instruction to mastering infinity (scarves). Intermediate level.

    Learn how to make an infinity scarf with instructors at Fancywork Yarn Shop. Needles,yarn, and pattern are provided. This is an intermediate level class specifically geared to those that already know the basics of knitting, but all levels are able to register and attend.

    Fancywork is Central Oregon’s fiber arts home for great yarn, woolly inspiration, knitting and crochet classes, project support, and a cozy, warm community. In addition to time-honored workhorse yarns and much-loved standards, Fancywork offers a rotating selection of exciting indie-dyed yarns from around the country and right here in Oregon.

    Discover new yarn at a trunk show or pop-up shop. Expand your knowledge and skill set with a Fancywork knitting class or crochet class. Cast on a fabulous new project with other fiber-lovers with a knitalong or crochet-along. Meet new friends at our Thursday Knit Night. Get questions answered by our professional instructors during our Knitters Anonymous and Crochet Help Sessions. For those interested in discovering a new craft, Fancywork offers weekly Learn to Knit classes for just 5 bucks!

    Come discover Bend’s local yarn shop!

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  • Jun 28
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jun 29
    Redmond: Adult Coloring Club

    10:00 AM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Relax your mind and get cozy coloring with other adults. The library will provide coffee and coloring supplies

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  • Jun 29
    Sisters: Intersellar Mixed Media Workshop

    10:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Blast off with this space themed mixed media workshop!

    Play with local paper cut artist Carly Garzon Vargas. You'll use a variety of materials to create an original piece that is out of this world.
    Registration required *

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  • Jul 1
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 1
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Jul 1
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 2
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Jul 2
    Tuesdays in Space at the Tower Theatre: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    11:00 AM - Tuesday - Tower Theatre

    Screen E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial as part of Summer Reading.Directed by Steven Spielberg, this 1982 science fiction classic tells the tale of an unlikely friendship between a boy and an extraterrestrial stranded on Earth.

    Thanks to generous sponsorships from Roundabout Books and the Tower Theatre Foundation, all movie screenings are free and open to space enthusiasts of all ages. Concessions available for sale and tours of the theatre will be offered after each movie.

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  • Jul 3
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Jul 3
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor

    PROGRAM CANCELLED DUE TO JULY 4TH HOLIDAY.

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Jul 3
    Downtown Bend: Jazz/Blues Vocalist Nicole Stromsoe

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Enjoy a thoughtful selection of material accompanied by guitarist, Dorian Michael.

    Performing an atmospheric blend of eclectic, old soul, jazz & blues, Nicole Stromsoe's voice has been described as nourishing, sensual, and rich in quality. With clarity and presence, she shapes a distinctive experience for her listeners; expressed from a resounding source of emotional intelligence.
    Expect to hear a thoughtful selection of material accompanied by contemporary finger style guitarist, Dorian Michael. Material genre ranges from jazz, blues, folk, originals and obscure covers.

    Nicole is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music (Boston), and has studied the voice intensively for 15 years.

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  • Jul 5
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 5
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 6
    Redmond: Jazz/Blues Vocalist, Nicole Stromsoe

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Main Lobby

    Enjoy a thoughtful selection of material accompanied by guitarist, Dorian Michael.

    Performing an atmospheric blend of eclectic, old soul, jazz & blues, Nicole Stromsoe's voice has been described as nourishing, sensual, and rich in quality. With clarity and presence, she shapes a distinctive experience for her listeners; expressed from a resounding source of emotional intelligence.
    Expect to hear a thoughtful selection of material accompanied by contemporary finger style guitarist, Dorian Michael. Material genre ranges from jazz, blues, folk, originals and obscure covers.

    Nicole is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music (Boston), and has studied the voice intensively for 15 years.

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  • Jul 6
    Grand Finale Words on a Mic with MOsley WOtta at Bright Place Gallery

    6:00 PM - Saturday - Bright Place Gallery * Registration Required

    Spend an evening celebrating spoken word poetry at the final Words on a Mic of the 2018-2019 season.

    Open mic and poetry competition. $500 cash prize will be awarded. Previous winners are eligible to compete in the final event. All forms and genres of written and spoken word welcome.

    Limited to 18 participants. Registration for participants is required and opens on June 10 at 8:00 s.m.

    Food and beverages available for purchase.

    All ages welcome. *Some poetry may contain adult subject matter.

    Jason McNeal Graham, known professionally as MOsley WOtta/MOWO is an American visual artist, performer, educator, speaker, and hiphop producer residing in Central Oregon. He is a former slam poetry champion for the state of Oregon. Currently, he works with Oregon Humanities Conversation Project. He leads conversations on creativity and vulnerability. He has toured over seas with the US embassy & Rise UP International as an Art Ambassador. MOsley WOtta is a consummate creative, art advocate and geek.

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  • Jul 8
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 8
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Jul 8
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 9
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Jul 9
    Tuesdays in Space at the Tower Theatre: Muppets from Space

    11:00 AM - Tuesday - Tower Theatre

    Screen Muppets from Space as part of Summer Reading.

    With his typical energy and enthusiasm, daredevil Gonzo embarks on an extraterrestrial adventure in the search for his past. With his trusty buddy Rizzo by his side Gonzo discovers that his long-lost relatives are actually aliens from a distant planet.

    Thanks to generous sponsorships from Roundabout Books and the Tower Theatre Foundation, all movie screenings are free and open to space enthusiasts of all ages. Concessions available for sale and tours of the theatre will be offered after each movie.

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  • Jul 9
    Sunriver: Sunriver Friends of the Library Board Meeting

    1:30 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Sunriver Friends of the Library Board Meeting held in the Sunriver Library meeting room.
    Free and Open to all.

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  • Jul 9
    Downtown Bend: Central Oregon Writers Guild

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Join local writers for networking and skill building.

    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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  • Jul 10
    The Library Book Club at Wild Wood Coffee House

    10:00 AM - Wednesday - Wild Wood Coffee House

    Discuss "Friday Black" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.

    Our discussion will be hosted at Wild Wood Coffee House across the street from the Sunriver Library. Their address is 56870 Venture Ln Suite 106.

    A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in America. From the start of this extraordinary debut, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's writing will grab you, haunt you, enrage and invigorate you. By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day in this country. These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world. In "The Finkelstein Five," Adjei-Brenyah gives us an unforgettable reckoning of the brutal prejudice of our justice system. In "Zimmer Land," we see a far-too-easy-to-believe imagining of racism as sport. And "Friday Black" and "How to Sell a Jacket as Told by Ice King" show the horrors of consumerism and the toll it takes on us all. Entirely fresh in its style and perspective, and sure to appeal to fans of Colson Whitehead, Marlon James, and George Saunders, Friday Black confronts readers with a complicated, insistent, wrenching chorus of emotions, the final note of which, remarkably, is hope. -- from publisher

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  • Jul 10
    Sisters: Solar Viewing

    11:30 AM - Wednesday - Library South Patio

    Get an unbelievable, and safe view, of the Sun.

    Look for sunspots as big as Earth and giant loops of gas called prominences using telescopes provided by Oregon Observatory at Sunriver. Observatory staff will gladly explain what you are looking at, and for.


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  • Jul 10
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Jul 10
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

    ------

    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Jul 11
    East Bend Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 11
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. Everyone welcome!

    Discussing There There by Tommy Orange. From Publisher's Weekly: Orange's commanding debut chronicles contemporary Native Americans in Oakland, as their lives collide in the days leading up to the city's inaugural Big Oakland Powwow. Bouncing between voices and points of view, Orange introduces 12 characters, their plotlines hinging on things like 3-D-printed handguns and VR-controlled drones. Tony Loneman and Octavio Gomez see the powwow as an opportunity to pay off drug debts via a brazen robbery. Others, like Edwin Black and Orvil Red Feather, view the gathering as a way to connect with ancestry and, in Edwin's case, to meet his father for the first time. Blue, who was given up for adoption, travels to Oklahoma in an attempt to learn about her family, only to return to Oakland as the powwow's coordinator. Orvil's grandmother, Jacquie, who abandoned her family years earlier, reappears in the city with powwow emcee Harvey, whom she briefly dated when the duo lived on Alcatraz Island as adolescents. Time and again, the city is a magnet for these individuals. The propulsion of both the overall narrative and its players are breathtaking as Orange unpacks how decisions of the past mold the present, resulting in a haunting and gripping story.

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  • Jul 11
    Redmond: The Library Bookclub

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    We will be reading The Wife by Alafair Burke. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club.

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  • Jul 11
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 11
    La Pine: Friends of the La Pine Library - Summer Book Sale

    2:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Fantastic deals on gently-used books, movies and music.

    Travel the world through books, or pick up your next beach read! The Friends of the La Pine Library have a little something for everyone. Members ONLY pre-sale from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Join now to take advantage of this offer for Thursday early bird sales.

    Thursday, July 11, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (Members only pre-sale)
    Friday, July 12, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 13, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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  • Jul 11
    East Bend: Star Wars Extraterrestrials - Evolution and Ethics

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Are aliens people too? Explore morality in Star Wars.

    The Star Wars Galaxy is well known for weird and wonderful alien lifeforms. How are those aliens related to each other - and to you? The answers to these questions about aliens in a galaxy far, far away reveal important information how we relate to each other right here on Earth. Using that information, we can also answer the ultimate questions: what is the good life and how should good people treat each other?

    Join us to learn about the evolution of Star Wars aliens and what that means for ethics in our galaxy.

    Leonard Finkelman is an assistant professor of Philosophy at Linfield College. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2013. Since then he has come to specialize in the emerging field of Philosophy of Paleontology, working on conceptual issues in extinction and the metaphysical background of dinosaur research. He is currently working towards a Master of Science degree in Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Oregon.

    In addition to this research, Leonard has written a number of outreach essays on a variety of topics including ethics, possible-world semantics, and human nature. He will also occasionally indulge interests in astronomy, prehistoric art, science fiction, and graphic novels.

    Leonard's favorite dinosaur is Tyrannosaurus rex. He acknowledges that this is an uninteresting choice. Please pretend that he said Yutyrannus huali instead.

    Leonard's work has been profiled in Wired Science and The Oregonian.

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  • Jul 12
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Common Area (in front of service desk)

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 12
    La Pine: Friends of the La Pine Library - Summer Book Sale

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Fantastic deals on gently-used books, movies and music.

    Travel the world through books, or pick up your next beach read! The Friends of the La Pine Library have a little something for everyone.

    Thursday, July 11, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (Members only pre-sale)
    Friday, July 12, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 13, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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  • Jul 12
    Redmond: Star Wars Extraterrestrials - Evolution and Ethics

    12:00 PM - Friday - Silent Reading Room

    Are aliens people too? Explore the morality in Star Wars.

    The Star Wars Galaxy is well known for weird and wonderful alien lifeforms. How are those aliens related to each other - and to you? The answers to these questions about aliens in a galaxy far, far away reveal important information how we relate to each other right here on Earth. Using that information, we can also answer the ultimate questions: what is the good life and how should good people treat each other?

    Join us to learn about the evolution of Star Wars aliens and what that means for ethics in our galaxy.

    Leonard Finkelman is an assistant professor of Philosophy at Linfield College. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2013. Since then he has come to specialize in the emerging field of Philosophy of Paleontology, working on conceptual issues in extinction and the metaphysical background of dinosaur research. He is currently working towards a Master of Science degree in Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Oregon.

    In addition to this research, Leonard has written a number of outreach essays on a variety of topics including ethics, possible-world semantics, and human nature. He will also occasionally indulge interests in astronomy, prehistoric art, science fiction, and graphic novels.

    Leonard's favorite dinosaur is Tyrannosaurus rex. He acknowledges that this is an uninteresting choice. Please pretend that he said Yutyrannus huali instead.

    Leonard's work has been profiled in Wired Science and The Oregonian.

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  • Jul 12
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 13
    La Pine: Friends of the La Pine Library - Summer Book Sale

    10:00 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Fantastic deals on gently-used books, movies and music.

    Travel the world through books, or pick up your next beach read! The Friends of the La Pine Library have a little something for everyone.

    Thursday, July 11, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (Members only pre-sale)
    Friday, July 12, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 13, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m..

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  • Jul 14
    Writers Writing - Writing for Youth: Voice, Pace and Respecting Your Audience

    1:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Dive into the subject of writing for youth.

    As an adult, writing for kids and teens can feel like dabbling in another culture. We were all young once, but our memories fade and times change. How can you make sure the story you are writing will resonate with, and feel relevant to, a young audience?

    Mother/daughter author duo Kim Cooper Findling and Libby Findling, authors of The Sixth Storm, dive into the subject of writing for youth in this workshop. They’ll guide you through considerations of voice, theme and setting, dialogue, pacing and how to keep your overly adult attitudes well out of your own way.

    Kim Cooper Findling is the publisher of Dancing Moon Press and an author, editor, journalist and teacher based in Bend, Oregon. She is a fifth-generation Oregonian, an Oregon native and an award-winning writer of stories about her beloved home state.

    Libby Findling is a sixth-generation Oregonian going into her freshman year of high school. When she is not writing, Libby enjoys theater and exploring Central Oregon.

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  • Jul 15
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 15
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Jul 15
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 15
    Downtown Bend: The Beginning and End of the Universe

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    What is the universe? How did it begin? How will it end?

    In this talk, Dr. Wendi Wampler will introduce Big Bang Theory, the prevailing cosmological model describing the beginning and evolution of the observable universe. She will describe the timeline of events that occurred in the earliest moments, along with the evidence we have to support our models. Finally, Dr. Wampler will outline the possible fates of our universe along with their implications.

    Dr. Wendi Wampler is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering at Central Oregon Community College. She graduated from Purdue with a degree in chemical engineering in 2004. Dr. Wampler returned to Purdue to get her bachelors and then doctorate in physics, with a focus in both astrophysics and physics education in 2013. Since then, she has been teaching algebra and calculus-based physics courses at the community college level, where she enjoys the instructional freedom, small class sizes, and working with non-traditional students.

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  • Jul 16
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Jul 16
    Tuesdays in Space at the Tower Theatre: Rogue One

    11:00 AM - Tuesday - Tower Theatre

    Screen Rogue One as part of Summer Reading.

    Jyn knows her father, a former scientist turned lead engineer for the Empire, holds the key to the Death Star's destruction. Joining forces with a spy and other resistance fighters, Jyn embarks on a desperate mission to steal the space station's plans for the Alliance.

    Thanks to generous sponsorships from Roundabout Books and the Tower Theatre Foundation, all movie screenings are free and open to space enthusiasts of all ages. Concessions available for sale and tours of the theatre will be offered after each movie.

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  • Jul 16
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Discussing "Feather Thief" by Kirk W. Johnson. Feed your mind at this monthly lunch-hour book club. All are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public.

    About the book:
    In the middle of the eighteenth century, naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace collected hundreds of specimens of birds in pursuit of proof of his theory of natural selection. Later, many of those specimens made their way to the natural-history museum in the town of Tring, England. In 2009, Edwin Rist, a young American flautist and expert in the art of fly tying, broke into the museum and made off with hundreds of rare bird specimens, including many collected by Wallace himself, which Rist intended to sell to fellow fly-tying enthusiasts. He was eventually apprehended, and a number of the stolen specimens were recovered, but a mystery lingered: What happened to the rest of the specimens? The author's relentless pursuit of a solution to that mystery not only breaks down the crime itself but also follows the eccentric histories of feather fever the Victorian fad that turned bird feathers into the height of fashion accessories and fly tying (which dates back at least to the Macedonians of the third century AD). Way more interesting than you'd think a book about a guy who stole some dead birds could possibly be, this is a remarkably compelling story of obsession and history and a man who so loved his art that he would break the law for it. (From Booklist)

    About the author:
    Kirk W. Johnson is the author of The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century and To Be a Friend is Fatal: the Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind, which covers his work coordinating the reconstruction of Fallujah and his subsequent efforts on behalf of Iraqi refugees as the founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies.

    His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Policy, among others. Johnson previously served in Iraq with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Baghdad and then Fallujah as the Agency's first coordinator for reconstruction in the war-torn city.

    He is a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and the recipient of fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin, Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Wurlitzer Foundation. Prior to his work in Iraq, he conducted research on political Islamism as a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt. Johnson received his BA from the University of Chicago in 2002. Born in West Chicago, he lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles.

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  • Jul 17
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Jul 17
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

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  • Jul 18
    East Bend Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 18
    La Pine: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "American Wolf" by Nate Blakeslee.

    The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her

    Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West.

    With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth. Uncommonly powerful, with gray fur and faint black ovals around each eye, O-Six is a kind and merciful leader, a fiercely intelligent fighter, and a doting mother. She is beloved by wolf watchers, particularly renowned naturalist Rick McIntyre, and becomes something of a social media star, with followers around the world.

    But as she raises her pups and protects her pack, O-Six is challenged on all fronts: by hunters, who compete with wolves for the elk they both prize; by cattle ranchers who are losing livestock and have the ear of politicians; and by other Yellowstone wolves who are vying for control of the park’s stunningly beautiful Lamar Valley.

    These forces collide in American Wolf, a riveting multigenerational saga of hardship and triumph that tells a larger story about the ongoing cultural clash in the West, between those fighting for a vanishing way of life, and those committed to restoring one of the country’s most iconic landscapes.

    Join other community readers for a lively discussion of this non-fiction title.

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  • Jul 18
    The Nonfiction Libary Book club at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Discuss At the Strangers Gate: Arrivals in New York by Adam Gopnik

    From The New York Times best-selling author of Paris to the Moon and beloved New Yorker writer, a memoir that captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s. When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like today, was a pilgrimage site for the young, the arty, and the ambitious. But it was also becoming a city of greed, where both life's consolations and its necessities were increasingly going to the highest bidder. At the Stranger's Gate builds a portrait of this particular moment in New York through the story of this couple's journey--from their excited arrival as aspiring artists to their eventual growth into a New York family.

    201 E Sun Ranch Drive

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  • Jul 18
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 19
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 19
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 22
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 22
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room

    Join other writers and Writer's Collective of Central Oregon for quiet writing time at the Library.

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  • Jul 22
    Redmond: Thrilling Mysteries Book Club

    11:30 AM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    We will be reading Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. Each month we will discuss a different Thrilling Mystery.

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  • Jul 22
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 23
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Jul 23
    Tuesdays in Space at the Tower Theatre: WALL-E

    11:00 AM - Tuesday - Tower Theatre

    Screen WALL-E as part of Summer Reading.

    WALL-E spends his days doing what he was programmed to do: cleaning up the planet. But after 700 years of loneliness WALL-E spots EVE, a sleek probe sent back to Earth on a scanning mission. Smitten WALL-E embarks on his greatest adventure yet when he follows EVE across the galaxy.

    Thanks to generous sponsorships from Roundabout Books and the Tower Theatre Foundation, all movie screenings are free and open to space enthusiasts of all ages. Concessions available for sale and tours of the theatre will be offered after each movie.

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  • Jul 23
    La Pine: Friends of the Library meeting

    1:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Join the Friends at their monthly planning meeting

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  • Jul 23
    Downtown Bend: Writers Working - Writing & Love Affairs

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Explore beginning your writing with courage and curiosity with Dr. Emily Carr.

    “To write is to encounter a love affair. To begin is to admit an infatuation, a longing, a love… The middle is about the despair of ending, the fear that love will go unrequited. The ending says I might have loved you once, but things have changed between us; things are different now. The ending says it’s not you, it’s me.” ~ Jenny Boully

    Jenny Boully likens writing to a love affair, often the one-sided kind. She sees the beginning as the moment of falling in love: commitment, obsession, spontaneity, risk, the thrill of matchmaking. In this mixed-genre workshop, we will examine, experience, and experiment with a variety of ways to begin (anything). Together, we will write, read, reflect upon, and live a series of beginnings. Together, we will increase our curiosity (and decrease our fear) of beginning.

    Emily Carr says she "writes murder mysteries that turn into love poems that are sometimes (by her McSweeney's editors, for example) called divorce poems." She has lived all over the world and is the author of several collections and chapbooks of poems. After she got an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, she took a doctorate in ecopoetics at the University of Calgary. These days, she's the program director of the low-residency MFA in creative writing at Oregon State University-Cascades. Her newest book, Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them, Or a Sonnet—, is available from McSweeney's. It inspired a beer of the same name, now available at the Ale Apothecary. You can find her online at www.ifshedrawsadoor.com/ and as ifshedrawsadoor on Instagram.

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  • Jul 23
    Redmond: Community Problem Solving

    6:30 PM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Join people of multiple interests to come up with solutions for participant provide problems.

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  • Jul 24
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Jul 24
    Redmond: Solar Viewing

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Redmond Library Park

    Get an unbelievable, and safe view, of the Sun.

    Look for sunspots as big as Earth and giant loops of gas called prominences using telescopes provided by Oregon Observatory at Sunriver. Observatory staff will gladly explain what you are looking at, and for.


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  • Jul 24
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Jul 24
    Sisters: The Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss French Exit by Patrick deWitt.

    From bestselling author Patrick deWitt, a brilliant and darkly comic novel about a wealthy widow and her adult son who flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration. Frances Price - tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature - is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there's the Price's aging cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband, an infamously immoral litigator and world-class cad whose gruesome tabloid death rendered Frances and Malcolm social outcasts. Putting penury and pariahdom behind them, the family decides to cut their losses and head for the exit. One ocean voyage later, the curious trio land in their beloved Paris, the City of Light serving as a backdrop not for love or romance, but self destruction and economical ruin - to riotous effect.

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  • Jul 25
    East Bend Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 25
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 26
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 26
    Sisters: The Beginning and End of the Universe

    12:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    What is the universe? How did it begin? How will it end?

    In this talk, Dr. Wendi Wampler will introduce Big Bang Theory, the prevailing cosmological model describing the beginning and evolution of the observable universe. She will describe the timeline of events that occurred in the earliest moments, along with the evidence we have to support our models. Finally, Dr. Wampler will outline the possible fates of our universe along with their implications.

    Dr. Wendi Wampler is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering at Central Oregon Community College. She graduated from Purdue with a degree in chemical engineering in 2004. Dr. Wampler returned to Purdue to get her bachelors and then doctorate in physics, with a focus in both astrophysics and physics education in 2013. Since then, she has been teaching algebra and calculus-based physics courses at the community college level, where she enjoys the instructional freedom, small class sizes, and working with non-traditional students.

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  • Jul 26
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 26
    Redmond: Coding Workshop: Beyond Block-Based Coding with Python

    2:00 PM - Friday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Learn the basics of text-based coding by controlling turtles with the Python programming language.

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