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  • Feb 20
    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.com

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  • Feb 20
    Sisters: Know Less - Waste

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Learn more about why less matters.

    Know Less Waste explores how the stuff we buy, use and get rid of everyday, is impacting our world. From furniture to food, our purchasing decisions and behaviors are where we have the most impact, both positively and negatively. We all know the 3 R’s: Reduce Reuse and Recycle, but while most people focus on the 3rd R, - Recycling - it’s Reduce that is the most important. Join staff from The Environmental Center’s Rethink Waste Project to learn more about why stuff matters, globally and here in Deschutes County, and leave with hands on tips to do something about it.

    Denise Rowcroft and Ani Kasch are Sustainability Educators with The Environmental Center, a local non-profit organization working to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon. Denise has managed their Rethink Waste Project and Learning Garden since 2011, and enjoys creatively repurposing leftover and found materials. Ani has been coordinating our LED lightbulb installations since 2016 and this past spring kicked off our community Rethink Food Waste Challenge. She is an avid bike commuter and loves cooking meals only with things found in her kitchen.

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  • Feb 20
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * 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. 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.

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  • Feb 21
    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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  • Feb 21
    La Pine: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Discuss Straight Man by Richard Russo.

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  • Feb 21
    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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  • Feb 21
    Author! Author! Presents: Colum McCann at The Riverhouse

    7:00 PM - Thursday - Riverhouse

    Purchase tickets at www.dplfoundation.org for an evening with Colum McCann.

    Colum McCann is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he is the recipient of many international honors, including the National Book Award for his novel "Let the Great World Spin." His book "Transatlantic" was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. McCann is a contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Paris Review.

    The Author! Author! series began in 2012 as a way to expand the literary landscape in Central Oregon while raising funds for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. With four best-selling writers visiting with each annual series, Central Oregon has played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes.

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  • Feb 22
    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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  • Feb 22
    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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  • Feb 23
    Redmond: Adult Coloring Fun

    10:00 AM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Relax your mind and get cozy coloring. The library will provide coloring sheets and pencils.

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  • Feb 23
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Feb 24
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Feb 25
    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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  • Feb 25
    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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  • Feb 25
    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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  • Feb 26
    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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  • Feb 26
    Downtown Bend: Cultura y Lectura

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Hutchinson Room

    Discusión del libro del mes y presentación del siguiente libro. Habrá bocadillos.

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  • Feb 27
    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.com

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  • Feb 27
    East Bend: History Pub Encore - History & Climate Change in the Pacific NW

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Dr. Sean Munger discusses the history of climate change in the Pacific Northwest.

    How was climate change discovered? Who discovered it, when, and under what circumstances? The history of global warming goes back farther than you might think, and it involves people you might not have expected to find on the front lines of climate change—many of them connected to the Northwest. From Lewis and Clark squinting at antique thermometers to UW scientists drilling holes in Arctic ice, the Northwest and its people have been a crucial part of the story of climate change.

    Dr. Sean Munger is a historian, attorney and consultant specializing in the intersection of law and climate change. After practicing law in the Portland, Oregon area for many years, he returned to school to study environmental history, and later founded Centric Law, the consulting division of the Rose Law Firm of Lake Oswego, Oregon. He represents clients in the sustainability, renewable energy and climate change community. He also speaks and teaches on subjects involving history, climate change and the law.

    Sean is an internationally published historian, with a focus on the history of climate and climate change. He writes and produces a historical podcast, Second Decade, on the Recorded History Podcast Network, and he also teaches online history classes on a wide variety of subjects. While at the University of Oregon, Sean developed and taught an innovative course on the history of climate change. His work has been featured in academic and legal journals in the United States and Europe. He is also a novelist, having published in the horror and science fiction genres.

    Sean holds a Ph.D. in environmental history from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from Tulane Law School.


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  • Feb 27
    Sunriver: Friends of the Library Board Meeting

    2:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Monthly Sunriver Friends of the Library Board Meeting.
    Free and Open to All.

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  • Feb 27
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * 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. 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.

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  • Feb 27
    Sisters: The Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss Empire Falls by Richard Russo

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  • Feb 28
    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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  • Feb 28
    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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  • Mar 1
    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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  • Mar 1
    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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  • Mar 2
    Redmond: Cultura y Lectura

    10:30 AM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Nuestra Reunion mensual del club de Lectura. Presentaremos el Nuevo libro del mes, tendemos una descusion del libro del mes pasado. Tendremos bocadillos.

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  • Mar 2
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Mar 2
    Redmond: Music in Public Places

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Enjoy music courtesy of the Central Oregon Symphony.

    Dove String Quartet

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  • Mar 2
    Sisters: Music in Public Places

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Enjoy music courtesy of Central Oregon Symphony.

    String Quartet

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  • Mar 3
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Mar 3
    Downtown Bend: Matthew Gwinup Plays Classical Guitar

    1:00 PM - Sunday - Second Floor

    Enjoy guitar music performed by local musician.

    Gwinup is a native of Bend Oregon and began his musical life on the piano at the age of five. As a student at Southern Oregon University his focus turned to the guitar. At SOU Matt performed as much as possible, both solo and with various school groups and took part in masterclasses. He has been performing and teaching since his 2007 graduation.

    In 2011, Matt moved back to his home town of Bend where he teaches and performs in Central Oregon. He currently teaches out of his private guitar studio located in the south side of Bend. Matt continues to perform in Central Oregon and beyond both as a soloist and with the Oregon Guitar Trio, cover band Toothpick Shaker, and Irish band Five Pint Mary.

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  • Mar 3
    Know Jo(e): Painting with Coffee Workshop

    1:00 PM - Sunday - The Workhouse * Registration Required

    Coffee is the paint!

    Coffee is the paint for this fun workshop at The Workhouse. Instructor Karen Eland will provide you with a pre-drawn sketch and teach you step by step how to paint using only coffee and water.

    You will take home a finished 9x12" coffee painting. No experience necessary, but if you have tried watercolor painting, you will find it is similar.

    Karen has been a creator since childhood, but a portrait class at age 14 unexpectedly propelled her into an art career. Her love for coffee was born in the late Kaldi’s Coffeehouse in New Orleans, where she would go everyday to sketch her fellow French Quarter locals while sipping a black coffee with a dash of nutmeg on top. After moving back home to Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was introduced to the joys of top-quality espresso at Nordaggio’s Coffee, and finally the link between coffee and art connected when she began painting with it there in 1998.

    In 2008, Karen left Tulsa for Bend, Oregon, home of more breweries per capita than any U.S. city. It wasn't long before beer met her paintbrush with equally happy results.

    Her skills in coffee and beer painting have opened the door for her to travel worldwide to England, France, Italy, Croatia, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, with upcoming adventures with a museum exhibit in Douai, France this spring.

    http://www.karenelandart.com

    The Workhouse
    50 SE Scott St #6
    Bend, Oregon 97702
    https://www.theworkhousebend.com/

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  • Mar 4
    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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  • Mar 4
    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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  • Mar 4
    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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  • Mar 4
    Downtown Bend: Community Questions

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    We live in times of great change.

    How can we move forward with greater understanding of our differences, and our sameness?

    We believe timely, open ended questions create a space for us to do just that.

    Carol Delmonico and Casey Davis have authored and designed an interactive journal “Stoke Your Woke” that supports us to share perspectives, listen, reflect, and learn from one another.

    During these 1.5 hour events you will explore questions through thought provoking prompts, quotes, and images. You will connect with others through writing, listening, and sharing. The space created will allow for everyone's diverse perspectives to be heard with hospitality and equity.

    We'll delve into questions like:
    How could you hold your own truth and listen openly to someone who has a different truth?
    How do you hold both “me and mine” and “we and ours” when a personal decision affects the wellbeing of others?
    What is needed for our most vulnerable populations?

    Here’s what past participants have said:

    "This is the kind of thing our society desperately needs." - Tara Breitenbucher

    "I felt a sense of hope and community, and learned some new things about myself in a very gentle way" - Vicki Avila

    "Appreciation for this process. What a huge difference it makes to hear each other. It Stokes Our Woke!" - Sarah Mason

    This is an ongoing series, meeting once a month on Monday evenings. You are welcome to come to more than one event but it’s not required.

    For more information about Stoke Your Woke go to stokeyourwoke.com
    Questions or for more information about “Community Questions” email Carol at cae.delmonico@gmail.com

    Carol Delmonico is a curious "truth" seeker, visionary coach, and a mama who has an innate belief in humanity. She is a Cultural Change Agent for these transformative times. She coaches and mentors humans who are open to engaging in fresh perspectives. Get in touch with her at www.caroldelmonico.com

    Casey Davis is a mother, a designer, and a community advocate. She enjoys working collaboratively with creative thinkers to envision and create a world where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive. Check out her design work at www.caseydavisdesign.com and her community building efforts at http://www.bendlivinghood.com

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  • Mar 5
    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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  • Mar 6
    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.com

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  • Mar 6
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers. Spanish interpreters are available the first Wednesday of the month.

    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. 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.

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    Consultas gratis 30 minutos con un abogado. Un Interprete del Español estará disponible el primer Miércoles de cada mes.

    Registración por adelantado para una cita se abren 13 días antes de la fecha. Al registrarse sabrán la hora de su cita cuando.

    Hay citas disponibles el mismo día se darán por lotería a las 5:15 p.m.


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  • Mar 7
    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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  • Mar 7
    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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  • Mar 7
    East Bend: Know Jo(e) - How Did Stalin Become Stalin?

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Examine Stalin’s legacy and what we can learn from his brand of authoritarianism.

    This talk will trace how a young Georgian from a poor family who once studied at a seminary rose through the Bolshevik ranks to become the leader of the Soviet Union. It will examine Stalin’s role in collectivizing agriculture and industrializing the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as his policies during and immediately after the Second World War. The talk will analyze how Cold War tensions developed between the Allies in the immediate postwar years, as well as investigate Stalin’s death and the ensuing process of de-Stalinizaton. In closing, Dr. Holzman will offer her thoughts on Stalin’s legacy in Russia today and what we can learn from his brand of authoritarianism.

    A native Oregonian, MayaLisa completed her doctorate in history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2016. She is currently teaching U.S. History at OSU-Cascades.

    MayaLisa's teaching and research interests include the Second World War, Civil Rights and the Cold War, borderlands, gender, youth, propaganda, and U.S.- Russian/Soviet relations. Her research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute of International Education, the Social Science Research Council, and the Council for European Studies.

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  • Mar 8
    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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  • Mar 8
    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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  • Mar 8
    Sunriver: Know Jo(e) - Mushroom Hunting for the Average Joe

    3:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    A guide to mushrooms in Central Oregon for the Average Joe.

    Join us to hear about how and where to find edible mushrooms in Central Oregon. Linda Gilpin, a local amateur mycologist with over 30 years of experience studying fungi, will talk about the variety of mushrooms fruiting in the spring in Central Oregon, focusing on the morel, its habitat, and indicator species.

    Linda Gilpin is a local amateur mycologist who has been studying fungi since 1980. She has taught mushroom identification for COCC community education for over 25 and is one of the main founders of Central Oregon Mushroom Club (COMC.) She has taken hundreds of people into the woods to share her fascination with fungi, teaching others how to hunt for edibles and avoid toxic species. By attending workshops and mushroom shows throughout Oregon and neighboring states, she stays current on fungi research and the ever-evolving science of mycology.

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  • Mar 9
    La Pine: Open Lab

    11:00 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

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  • Mar 9
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Mar 9
    Downtown Bend:Know Jo(e)- Mushroom Hunting in Central Oregon for the Average Joe

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room

    A guide to mushrooms in Central Oregon for the Average Joe.

    Join us to hear about how and where to find edible mushrooms in Central Oregon. Linda Gilpin, a local amateur mycologist with over 30 years of experience studying fungi, will talk about the variety of mushrooms fruiting in the spring in Central Oregon, focusing on the morel, its habitat, and indicator species.

    Linda Gilpin is a local amateur mycologist who has been studying fungi since 1980. She has taught mushroom identification for COCC community education for over 25 and is one of the main founders of Central Oregon Mushroom Club (COMC.) She has taken hundreds of people into the woods to share her fascination with fungi, teaching others how to hunt for edibles and avoid toxic species. By attending workshops and mushroom shows throughout Oregon and neighboring states, she stays current on fungi research and the ever-evolving science of mycology.

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  • Mar 10
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Mar 10
    Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - Ellen Waterston

    2:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Ellen Waterston reads from her upcoming nonfiction manuscript.

    Ellen Waterston will be reading an excerpt from her nonfiction manuscript titled High Centered, The Oregon Desert Trail as National Metaphor to be published by UW Press in 2020. The excerpt she will be reading from the book is also included in an anthology titled Edge of Awe, Experiences of the Malheur-Steens Country edited by Alan Contreras with a foreword by William Kittredge and illustrations by the late Ursula K. LeGuin. It will be released by OSU Press spring 2019.

    Ellen Waterston is an award-winning high desert poet and author. She has published four poetry titles: Hotel Domilocos her most recent; also Vía Láctea; Between Desert Seasons; and I Am Madagascar. Her verse novel, Vía Láctea, she adapted to a libretto. Premiering in 2016 as a full-length opera, it is slated for a second staging in 2021. Her prose titles include Where the Crooked River Rises and Then There Was No Mountain. Her third nonfiction title, High Centered, is due out from UW Press in 2020. She’s the founder of the Writing Ranch, specializing in workshops and retreats for emerging and established writers, and of the Waterston Desert Writing Prize, annually recognizing a nonfiction proposal that examines the role of deserts in the human narrative.

    http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/edge-of-awe

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  • Mar 11
    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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  • Mar 11
    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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  • Mar 11
    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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  • Mar 12
    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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  • Mar 12
    Sisters: A Grand Journey in a Small Boat: Kayaking the Inside Passage

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    One woman, one kayak, and 1,200 miles on the Inside Passage.

    Put any human in a tiny vessel and send them up a perilous 1,200-mile stretch of the Inside Passage of Washington State, British Columbia and SE Alaska-and they are bound to have stories! Susan Marie Conrad's stories are not just filled with intrigue and adventure, but they have heart, inspiration, acceptance and gratitude. Come and share an afternoon of adventure with Susan, who, in 2010, completed a solo 1,200-mile sea kayak expedition up the Inside Passage. Relive the trip with Susan as she shares experiences of paddling marathon distances for days on end, struggling to keep an open mind and interacting with the sea on its terms, forging friendships with amazing people in remote locations, pretending not to be intimidated by 700 pound grizzly bears and 40 ton whales, and living her dream.

    Susan Marie Conrad is a water-loving, adventure-seeking, word-slinging kinda gal. She's an author, podcastress, exped ambassador, and expedition paddler. Susan first got bit by the kayak bug working for the Outdoor Program at Southern Oregon University in the late 1980s. After graduating she moved to Montana and co-founded a kayak company, which she successfully ran for 10 years, leading guided trips, and sharing her passion of the sport with anyone who would listen. Susan is certified through the American Canoe Association (ACA) as an Open Water Coastal Instructor. She lives in Oso, Washington-where within minutes she can be hiking a peak in the North Cascades, or floating on a small mountain lake or on beautiful nearby Puget Sound.

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  • Mar 12
    Sunriver: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss Rocket Men by Robert Kurson.

    Join friends and neighbors for a lively discussion of the 2019 "Novel Idea…Read Together" selection. The book, written by best-selling author Robert Kurson, was revealed at a public unveiling on December 1 at the Downtown Bend Library. It is the third time in the program's 16-year history that a non-fiction book has been selected.

    Rocket Men shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission. In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare, the agency would send the first humans in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord—the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots—the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, Rocket Men is a vivid account of the epic danger involved, and the bravery it took to leave Earth for the first time.

    Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School. His professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published "My Favorite Teacher," his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. His other books include Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discover a sunken World War II German U-boat; Pirate Hunters, an account of two courageous divers and their quest to uncover the shipwrecked vessel of one of history's most infamous pirates; and Crashing Through, the story of an entrepreneur who regains his eyesight after a lifetime of blindness.

    Kurson will be speaking at Bend High on Sunday, April 28th. Tickets are free but required and become available on Saturday, April 6 at www.dplfoundation.org or at any Deschutes Public Library location.

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  • Mar 12
    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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  • Mar 13
    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.com

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  • Mar 13
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * 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. 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.

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  • Mar 14
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Discuss "Astoria" by Peter Stark. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. Everyone welcome!

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  • Mar 14
    Redmond: The Library Bookclub

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    This month we are reading "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club.

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  • Mar 14
    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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  • Mar 14
    Author! Author! Presents: Richard Russo at The Riverhouse

    7:00 PM - Thursday - Riverhouse

    Purchase tickets at www.dplfoundation.org for an evening with Richard Russo.

    Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, most recently "Everybody’s Fool" and "That Old Cape Magic." He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for his novel "Empire Falls." His most recent collection is "The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers, and Life." Additional awards include The Indie Champion Award by the American Booksellers Association as well as France’s Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine.

    The Author! Author! series began in 2012 as a way to expand the literary landscape in Central Oregon while raising funds for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. With four best-selling writers visiting with each annual series, Central Oregon has played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes.

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  • Mar 15
    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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  • Mar 15
    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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  • Mar 16
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Mar 16
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Spring into Poetry Workshop

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Silent Reading Room * Registration Required

    Grow some poetry this spring. Irene Cooper leads.

    It's time to feed the garden of your poetry practice with fresh inspiration and craft techniques designed to reinvigorate the fertile soil of your imagination. We'll break ground and grow new poems with prompts, select readings, and discussion.Irene Cooper’s poems have appeared in the Oregon Poetry Association anthology, Verseweavers, in Indolent Books’ anthology, Poems in the Aftermath, on the online project, What Rough Beast, and in The Feminist Wire. She co-edits The Stay Project, contributes to the blog, The (Eternal) Beginner's Guide to Bend, is a freelance copywriter, essayist, and a novelist in search of publisher. Ms. Cooper earned an MFA in Poetry from OSU-Cascades, and co-facilitates Blank Pages Workshops in Bend, OR, with her handsome and talented husband.

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  • Mar 16
    Write Here: Writers Reading - Local Authors' Fair

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room

    Local authors coalesce to share their words and voices.

    Hear local authors read excerpts from published works available for sale. Meet and ask questions of Bend and Central Oregon authors such as Kathleen Valenti, Jeremiah Franklin, Kristin Berger, Scot Siegel, Jack Lorts, Janice Rubin, and Kim and Libby Cooper Findling (mother and daughter team).

    Each author will have a table with books to sign and sell. Community members and public are welcome to approach, ask questions, and then hear each author read from their works. After, Q&A session with the full panel of authors, and book sales and signing.

    For Author Information and Bios, Check Out Their Websites!

    Kathleen Valenti: Mystery Thriller Trilogy, "Maggie O'Malley Mystery Series." https://www.kathleenvalenti.com/about

    Jeremiah Franklin: YA Fantasy, "The Rise of Dark Tomorrow." https://jeremiahfranklin.com/jeremiah-franklin-biography/

    Kim and Libby Cooper Findling: YA Literary Fiction, "The Sixth Storm." http://kimcooperfindling.com

    Janice Rubin: Poetry, "Tin Coyote." http://oregonpoets.org/tin-coyote-janice-d-rubin-and-kate-gray-read-at-mother-foucaults-oct-5th-600pm/

    Jack Lorts: Poetry, "The Love Songs of Ephram Pratt" http://oregonpoeticvoices.org/poet/195/

    Scot Siegel: Poetry, "The Constellation of Extinct Stars." http://www.scotsiegel.com/

    Kristin Berger: Poetry, "Echolocation." https://kristinberger.me/

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  • Mar 16
    Redmond: Know Jo(e) - G.I. Joe

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Get to know the real G.I. Joe with Bob Boyd.

    Across American history and during its conflicts, the American soldier has been known as “Billy Yank” or "Johnny Reb" in the Civil War, as "Doughboys” in World War I,” and in World War II American soldiers came to be known as "G.I. Joe."

    The G.I. Joe of the Second World War could have been a member of the pre-war Regular Army, a member of the Army Reserve or National Guard, a volunteer enlistee or a draftee. They were thrown together from all regions and walks of life across the nation, to create an American military that would defeat the armies of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

    During the program Bob Boyd will present the experiences of G.I. Joe, especially those serving on the front lines of the campaigns in Europe and the Pacific, using images and artifacts from their
    lives. This will not be an overview of the grand strategies that governed the course of the war. Rather, it will be a close look at a soldier's daily existence within Army life, enduring loneliness, inhospitable landscapes and weather, and four years of what seemed unending combat against a skilled and determined enemy.

    Local historian Bob Boyd is retired from teaching American History and World History in the Bend La Pine School District. He also served for 30 years as the Curator of Western History at
    the High Desert Museum. Throughout his life he has enjoyed visiting historic sites, gathering objects that reflect key historic eras, visiting with individuals who experienced our history firsthand, and sharing his enthusiasm with his students and the public.

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  • Mar 17
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Mar 17
    Downtown Bend: Know Jo(e) - Jo March Was Not a Little Woman

    1:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Take a closer look at Jo March of "Little Women" with Stacey Donohue.

    Most of us have fond memories of the wonderfully independent and assertive Jo March of Little Women; however, its author, Louisa May Alcott, famously dismissed her best-selling work as “moral pablum” for girls, affirming the mid nineteenth century American view that women should be domesticated and silent. In this brief talk, Professor Stacey Donohue argues against Alcott’s dismissal of Little Women: the novel was actually quite subversive for its time, criticizing the very model of domesticity that it superficially seemed to support. Alcott, like Jo, refused to be a “little” woman.

    Dr. Stacey Donohue is Professor of English at Central Oregon Community College. She teaches composition, autobiography, and contemporary fiction classes. Donohue received her Ph.D. in English at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. She has lived in Bend since 1995.

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  • Mar 18
    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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  • Mar 18
    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

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Mar 18
    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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  • Mar 18
    Downtown Bend: Know Jo(e) - G.I. Joe

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Get to know the real G.I. Joe with local historian Bob Boyd.

    Across American history and during its conflicts, the American soldier has been known as “Billy Yank” or "Johnny Reb" in the Civil War, as "Doughboys” in World War I,” and in World War II American soldiers came to be known as "G.I. Joe."

    The G.I. Joe of the Second World War could have been a member of the pre-war Regular Army, a member of the Army Reserve or National Guard, a volunteer enlistee or a draftee. They were thrown together from all regions and walks of life across the nation, to create an American military that would defeat the armies of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

    During the program Bob Boyd will present the experiences of G.I. Joe, especially those serving on the front lines of the campaigns in Europe and the Pacific, using images and artifacts from their
    lives. This will not be an overview of the grand strategies that governed the course of the war. Rather, it will be a close look at a soldier's daily existence within Army life, enduring loneliness, inhospitable landscapes and weather, and four years of what seemed unending combat against a skilled and determined enemy.Local historian Bob Boyd is retired from teaching American History and World History in the Bend La Pine School District. He also served for 30 years as the Curator of Western History at the High Desert Museum. Throughout his life he has enjoyed visiting historic sites, gathering objects that reflect key historic eras, visiting with individuals who experienced our history firsthand, and sharing his enthusiasm with his students and the public.

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  • Mar 19
    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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  • Mar 19
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

    Feed your mind at this monthly lunch-hour book club. All are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public.

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  • Mar 19
    Downtown Bend: Write Here - Selling the Story or How to Write a Book Proposal

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Get your story sold with a good book proposal.

    Novels are written before they are sold, but book length works of non-fiction are often sold to publishers by way of a book proposal. A book proposal explains to a publisher what the book will be about, who its audience will be and why you, the author, should be the one to write it. In this workshop taught by publisher and author Kim Cooper Findling, learn the nuts and bolts of putting together a professional book proposal that will wow an acquisitions editor and land you a book deal.

    Kim Cooper Findling is an editor with Oregon Media and the publisher of Dancing Moon Press. She is the author of Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day Trips for Curious Families, Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler and Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir. The Sixth Storm, co-written with her daughter Libby Findling, will be released in spring of 2019. She lives in Bend, Oregon with her family. See kimcooperfindling.com and dancingmoonpress.com.

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  • Mar 19
    Redmond: Know Jo(e) - How Did Stalin Become Stalin?

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Silent Reading Room

    Examine Stalin’s legacy and what we can learn from his brand of authoritarianism.

    This talk will trace how a young Georgian from a poor family who once studied at a seminary rose through the Bolshevik ranks to become the leader of the Soviet Union. It will examine Stalin’s role in collectivizing agriculture and industrializing the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as his policies during and immediately after the Second World War. The talk will analyze how Cold War tensions developed between the Allies in the immediate postwar years, as well as investigate Stalin’s death and the ensuing process of de-Stalinizaton. In closing, Dr. Holzman will offer her thoughts on Stalin’s legacy in Russia today and what we can learn from his brand of authoritarianism.

    A native Oregonian, MayaLisa completed her doctorate in history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2016. She is currently teaching U.S. History at OSU-Cascades.

    MayaLisa's teaching and research interests include the Second World War, Civil Rights and the Cold War, borderlands, gender, youth, propaganda, and U.S.- Russian/Soviet relations. Her research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute of International Education, the Social Science Research Council, and the Council for European Studies.

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  • Mar 20
    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.com

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  • Mar 20
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * 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. 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.

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  • Mar 21
    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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  • Mar 21
    La Pine: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Read and discuss "Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon" with friends and neighbors.

    "Rocket Men" by Robert Kurson shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission. In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare, the agency would send the first humans in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord—the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots—the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, Rocket Men is a vivid account of the epic danger involved, and the bravery it took to leave Earth for the first time.

    Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School. His professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published “My Favorite Teacher,” his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. His other books include "Shadow Divers," "Pirate Hunters," and "Crashing Through."

    Kurson will be speaking at Bend High on Sunday, April 28. Tickets are free but required and become available on Saturday, April 6 at www.dplfoundation.org and at all branch libraries.

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  • Mar 21
    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

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

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