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  • Oct 26
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events. Space is limited to 12 people at one time. No eating or drinking allowed.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Oct 27
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Oct 27
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at Sisters

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Wednesday -

    Discuss The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deeshaon Philyaw.
    Join via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/95000809303

    The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church's double standards and their own needs and passion.

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  • Oct 27
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Mystery - Cooking as Creative Meditation

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Wednesday -

    This is a live Zoom meeting. Click this link to register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkf-msqT4uHNV5DPkbBOXYbDfBhnMsmPmn or click Register Here link above.

    This program will not be recorded.

    Learn how to approach cooking as a daily act involving mindfulness, gratitude, and joy.

    Learn how to approach cooking as a daily act involving mindfulness, gratitude, and joy. From the market to the kitchen to the table, cooking offers meaningful ways to bring tranquility and connection into your life. In this class we will explore how the act of creating and enjoying beautiful food can become an ongoing practice to support wellness.

    Vanessa Young is a cooking instructor, writer, and educator known for her artful approach to food and wellness topics and her focus on seasonal meals. She helps home chefs become more versatile in their approach to food, often reigniting their passion for cooking through private and community classes. As the founder of Thirsty Radish (www.thirstyradish.com), she shares recipes and inspires a creative approach to life in and out of the kitchen. *zm*

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  • Oct 28
    ONLINE ONLY: Day of the Dead - What is an Ofrenda?

    6:00 PM - 6:45 PM | Thursday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning October 28 at 6:00 p.m.

    Colorful and culturally rich, ofrendas are a central component of Dia de los Muertos.

    Each year people of Mexican heritage gather to celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. This is a time to remember loved ones who have passed before us, spiritually welcoming them back to earth for a brief time of tradition, song, dance and sabrosa comida (delicious food!) A colorful and culturally rich part of the celebration is the handcrafted ofrenda or alter that is set up in homes or at the place where loved ones are buried – in local cemeteries. This presentation by La Catrina Productions will explain what an ofrenda is, how to build a small or large ofrenda and what purpose the tradition serves. All are welcome to celebrate! We hope you join us, and we look forward to sharing this beautiful Mexican tradition with you.

    Arizona native Anna (Melendez) Johnson loves the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. The annual holiday brings joy to her heart as it honors the lives of friends and family who have passed before us. Each year she dresses in full “La Catrina” costume and self-created makeup and attends Dia de los Muertos celebrations across Arizona. She has won contests for her Catrina look and enjoys taking photos with festival attendees.

    Anna hopes her research and passion for the elements and celebrations surrounding the Dia de los Muertos helps you to understand the holiday as it celebrates life, not death.

    A broadcast journalism graduate at Arizona State University, Anna also studied theatre and public communications. With over 20 years of experience as a public information professional and community theatre volunteer (on and off stage), Anna is at her best when learning about or visiting historic buildings and believes everything with age has value and has a great story to tell. She currently lives in Goodyear, Arizona and is a writer and editor for the Arizona Game and Fish Department's wildlife conservation magazine Arizona Wildlife Views.

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  • Nov 1
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Monday - Brooks Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events. Space is limited to 12 people at one time. No eating or drinking allowed.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 1
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Nov 1
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Nov 2
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events. Space is limited to 12 people at one time. No eating or drinking allowed.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 3
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Nov 4
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Nov 4
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Timber - Maxville Timber Culture - Past, Present and Future

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Thursday -

    This is a live webinar. Click here to register https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VIqitmerRy2xZm9saZj0Sg or click Join Program above.

    Gwen Trice provides an overview of her work preserving the heritage of Maxville and the African American contributions to the logging industry.

    The mission of the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center is focused on gathering, preserving, and sharing the rich history of African American, Indigenous, and immigrant loggers in the Pacific Northwest. We will continue using inclusive stories of multicultural logging communities to better connect the experiences of immigrants and migrants to this larger American narrative.

    MHIC relocated to a highly visible visitor center on Main Street in Joseph, Oregon, in 2015. The welcoming store-front visitor center, which provides easy access to the public, is open throughout the year. Hours and days change during the off season with appointment options for visitors and annual closure for maintenance and exhibit updates.

    Related to the visitor center is the astonishing array of successful outreach initiatives MHIC has created and funded since its founding in 2008. These include the preservation of a culturally historic building at the Maxville town site, the formation of a library and archive of logging history, traveling exhibits that tell the history of African American contributions to the logging industry, inclusive curriculums and lesson plans for youth, a musical play on African American loggers, and annual flagship event called the Annual Woodlands and Watersheds Gathering.

    Purchase of 240 acres including the original Maxville townsite is presently being acquired by MHIC to expand the brave spaces that include Archeology study, forestry education, outdoor school and facilitated tours to name a few uses under development.

    MHIC was inspired by an Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) documentary titled “The Logger’s Daughter” which shed light on this little-known history of African American loggers and their families who migrated to Maxville from all over the South and Midwest.

    Gwendolyn Trice is the Founder and Executive Director of the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center (MHIC), a museum located in Joseph, Oregon. Gwen served on the Oregon State Advocacy Commission of Black Affairs and serves today on the State Advisory on Historic Preservation and is a 2015 recipient of the Oregon Women of Achievement Award, a nationally certified interpretive guide (NAI) 2017 and the 2020 Stewardship Award recipient from the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon. Gwen’s work is featured in the May 2021 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. *zm*

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  • Nov 5
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Tutor Room

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

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  • Nov 8
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Monday - Brooks Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events. Space is limited to 12 people at one time. No eating or drinking allowed.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 8
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Nov 8
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Nov 9
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events. Space is limited to 12 people at one time. No eating or drinking allowed.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 9
    ONLINE ONLY: Writers Working - Sarah Cyr: Writing Is a Visual Art

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Tuesday -

    This is a live, interactive meeting. Click here https://zoom.us/j/93562312590?pwd=UTlQZVhmNy93UVd4WTIxSTM4QjNVdz09 to join the meeting, or click "Join Meeting" above.

    Recording available following the program.

    Strong writing creates clear images for the reader. A detail rich scene can convey fundamental truths you're attempting to share without the need to explicitly spell them out. We'll spend the evening word sketching people, places, and events from your life or the piece of fiction you're working on.

    Sarah Cyr's work has been published in Newsweek Magazine, The Boston Globe, ARTNews, and elsewhere. Cyr leads workshops that braid writing and meditation practices in Central Oregon and online at www.sarahcyr.com

    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. *zm*

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  • Nov 9
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Timber - Chinese Americans in the Woods

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Tuesday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here for the link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3LVbtCbCTgikr_AMPWFnuQ or click "Register Here" above.

    A recording of this presentation will be available by November 15th.

    Listen to the forgotten story of Chinese American experiences in western lumber camps.

    One seldom pictures a Chinese man in the American West as a lumberjack (cutting and transporting trees) but in the 1860s-1900s, many Chinese chose that occupation. Some had performed this task in southeastern China, but the Manchu (Qing) government had ordered forests (where bandits and rebels hid) to be burned and converted to tea plantations because of the high value of tea for the western export market. Attracted to the American West for first mining and then railroad construction, several thousand found work in the forests because of the growing need for wood products. This lecture covers their forgotten story of their experiences in the woods, cutting and transporting wood and cooking for the men in the western lumber camps.

    Sue Fawn Chung was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and graduated from UCLA (BA), Harvard (A.M.), and UCB (Ph.D.). She taught at UNLV in History Department from 1975-2014, specializing in Chinese history, Chinese art history, and Chinese American history. She is the author of The Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West. (2015), In Pursuit of Gold: Chinese American Miners and Merchants in the American West (2011), The Chinese in Nevada (2011), and Chinese American Death Rituals: Respecting the Ancestors (2005) as well as numerous articles. She is currently working on a book manuscript on Chinese railroad workers in the American west.

    She has appeared in numerous media productions including "The Chinese in Sin City", for the Neon Museum (2021), "No Passport Required: Las Vegas" for PBS (2020), and "Preservation 101" for the National Trust for Historic Preservation (2015). She also helps curate museum exhibits and serves on many community committees. She won the Bancroft Book Honor Award for In Pursuit of Gold (2013), the UNLV Schmeidel Award for Outstanding Community Service (2008), the UNLV Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award (1998) and the Nevada Humanities Outstanding Nevadan Award (1996).

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  • Nov 10
    Sunriver: The Library Book Club at Sunriver

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff in-person or via Zoom.

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

    "At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in a plush, wood-paneled office, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches. At night she goes home to the tiny, threadbare Williamsburg apartment she shares with her socialist boyfriend. Precariously balanced between glamour and poverty, surrounded by titanic personalities, and struggling to trust her own artistic instinct, Rakoff is tasked with answering Salinger's voluminous fan mail. But as she reads the candid, heart-wrenching letters from his readers around the world, she finds herself unable to type out the agency's decades-old form response. Instead, drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salinger's devotees, she abandons the template and begins writing back. Over the course of the year, she finds her own voice by acting as Salinger's, on her own dangerous and liberating terms" --Provided by Publisher"

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  • Nov 10
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Nov 10
    Redmond: Know Timber - Ponderosa Pines

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Wednesday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Space is limited. Registration required. Masks are required for all in-person events.

    Discover the who, what, where, why and how of the beloved Ponderosa Pine and other trees in our community.

    Central Oregon has a long history with forestry. Rebecca Franklin, Program Director of Forest Resources Technology in the Natural & Industrial Resources Department at Central Oregon Community College will share:

    * How foresters and forest ecologists work together with timber managers
    * An exploration of the types of trees in our local forests
    * Using tree rings to investigate history
    * How to identify and locate old growth Ponderosas and junipers in Central Oregon

    Dr. Rebecca Franklin is an Assistant Professor & the Forest Resources Program Director at Central Oregon Community College. Trained in dendrochronology & forestry methods, Dr. Franklin has devoted years to teaching others going into the wonderful field of forestry.

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  • Nov 11
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM | Thursday -

    Discuss "The Glass Hotel" by Emily St. John Mandel on Thursday, November 11th, 2021 at 11:45 AM. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95909648828
    Feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun online book club. New members always welcome. Pick-up a physical copy at the Redmond Library.

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  • Nov 11
    ONLINE ONLY: The Nonfiction Library Book Club

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Thursday -

    Discuss The Rainbow Comes and Goes A Mother and Son Talk About Life, Love, and Loss by Anderson Cooper. Available on Hoopla. https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12457518 Join via Zoom:(link coming soon)

    A charming, intimate and fascinating collection of correspondence between broadcaster and #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, the celebrated Gloria Vanderbilt.

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  • Nov 11
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Nov 11
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Timber - Your Deschutes National Forest - More Than Timber

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available here beginning Thursday, November 11th at 4:00 pm.

    Explore the origin of the Deschutes National Forest and the key roles and contributions it has played, and continues to play, in local history.

    Explore the origin of the Deschutes National Forest and the key roles it has played and continues to play in Bend's and Central Oregon's history. After considering the vital role of the national forest's timber resources in sustaining Bend's timber-based economy for more than half a century, the contributions of it's water, forage, wildlife, recreation, and wilderness resources and their stewardship by the U.S. Forest Service and citizens are surveyed.

    Les Joslin is regionally and nationally recognized wilderness educator and recipient of the U.S. Forest Service Chief's Wilderness Education Leadership Award. A retired U.S. Navy commander and a former U.S. Forest Service firefighter, wilderness ranger and staff officer, he is a graduate of San Jose State College and holds master's degrees from the University of Colorado and the University of London. He served fourteen seasons in the Three Sisters Wilderness. He is the author of a dozen published books.

    Books by Les Joslin include:

    Images of America: Deschutes National Forest (2017) provides an overview.

    Ranger Trails (2008) and Walt Perry: An Early-Day Forest Ranger (1999) profiles the roles of two early Deschutes National Forest rangers.

    Ponderosa Promise (2007) focuses on the role a commodity resource (timber) played in Bend and Central Oregon economies.

    Three Sisters Wilderness: A History (2021) focuses on the role of an amenity resource (wilderness) plays in Bend and Central Oregon life. *oo* *asl*

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  • Nov 12
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Tutor Room

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

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  • Nov 12
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Timber - Northwest Logging & Sawmill Songs

    6:00 PM - 6:40 PM | Friday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning November 12 at 6:00 p.m.

    Hear songs about skidders, yarders, sawmills, pulling greenchain, and learning to harmonize with what you harvest.

    Joe Seamons presents folk songs composed by loggers and sawmill workers of the Pacific Northwest, celebrating the music of Hobe Kytr, Dave Berge, and John & Kim Cunnick.

    Seamons is a musician and educator based in the Pacific Northwest and dedicated to helping people connect with their heritage through music and storytelling. As director of The Rhapsody Project, he works with youth in Seattle to explore the influence of regional and personal history through the lens of American blues and folk songs. He serves as board chair of the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center. Joe's work to interpret, document, and reflect upon the ethos of Northwest folk songs and stories - post colonization - continues regularly on his blog.

    Learn more about Joe Seamons by visiting: www.joebanjo.net and www.therhapsodyproject.org

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  • Nov 14
    ONLINE ONLY:Writers Writing - The Animating Force of Play (Don't Try to Write)

    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Sunday - * Registration Required

    This is a live, interactive workshop. A Zoom link will be sent to participants one day before the workshop. Registration closes at that time.

    Step aside, cut loose and give your imagination breathing room!

    Let us not cut off the head of our innate, creative powers. Preoccupations like Is this any good? Will they like it? Does my writing stink? are bona fide killers. So is lack of trust in imagination, a cosmic force that loves spontaneity and risk. Today, we’ll follow threads of memory, allow vivid associations, and feel the aliveness that adventurous play engenders.

    Spontaneity exercises that strengthen images and language will be used.

    All levels of experience welcomed!

    Krayna Castelbaum, dedicated Poetry Instigator, honors the creative impulse though poetry and the monthly Poetry Playshops she facilitates in Central Oregon. Sources of inspiration include people she serves as a transformational coach, dogs, trees, dreams and mundane objects. Ironic humor, friendship and bird watching sustain her. At present, Krayna is writing a collection of poems based on characters from The Sopranos. Learn more: krayna@clearlenscoaching.com *zm*

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  • Nov 15
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Monday - Brooks Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events. Space is limited to 12 people at one time. No eating or drinking allowed.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 15
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Nov 15
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Nov 15
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Timber - Cavity-Nesting Birds and Snag Habitat

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Monday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here for the link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_92JF1me8S36aaxAVgmI0_w or click "Register Here" above.

    A recording of this presentation will be available by November 18th.

    Hear the latest research on the usefulness of created snags as bird habitat in the Pacific Northwest.

    Snags, or standing dead trees, are incredibly important structures that provide habitat for nearly 100 different species in Oregon including 39 different cavity-nesting birds! These structures are often created in managed forest lands across the Pacific Northwest in the hopes that they will provide foraging and nesting habitat, however little is known about whether or not they are actually useful. Our research was conducted as a part of a long term study to assess the usefulness of created snags as bird habitat over 25 years.

    Amy Barry has conducted wildlife research and surveys for various organizations across the Northwest including the National Park Service, NCASI, Army Corps of Engineers, Point Blue, and The Institute for Applied Ecology. She received her Masters of Science from Oregon State University in 2017, and later went on to work for the OSU College Forest where she helped design and implement monitoring protocol for woodpecker nest sites in managed forests. She enjoys hiking, camping, gardening, and teaching her young kids bird calls!

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  • Nov 16
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events. Space is limited to 12 people at one time. No eating or drinking allowed.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 16
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at East Bend

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Tuesday -

    Discuss "Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss" by Rajeev Balasubramanyam online using Zoom.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link:About the Book: P.R. Chandrasekhar, the celebrated professor of economics at Cambridge, is at a turning point. He has sacrificed his family for his career, but his conservative brand of economics is no longer in fashion, and yet again he has lost the Nobel Prize to a rival. His wife has left him for a free spirited West Coast psychiatrist and relocated to Boulder, Colorado. His son, a capitalist guru with a cult following, mocks his father's life work; his middle daughter, the apple of his eye, has become a Marxist and refuses to speak to him; and his youngest daughter is struggling through her teenage years with the help of psychedelic drugs. And then, the final indignity: He is hit by a bicycle and forced to confront his mortality. Professor Chandra's American doctor instructs him to change his workaholic ways and "follow his bliss"--and so he does, right to the coast of California, and into the heart of his dysfunctional family. Witty, charming, and all too human, Professor Chandra's path to enlightenment will enchant and uplift readers from all walks of life.

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  • Nov 16
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Timber - Through the Lens of Time

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Tuesday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here for link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0kJEcISOQEm8HNl7c30Pug

    Explore the changing forests through the photography of John F. Marshall.

    We’d love your feedback and suggestions regarding library programming. Take the survey at http://dpl.pub/programsurvey2122

    John F. Marshall, photographer, and landscape ecology enthusiast will take us to forest fire lookout locations through-out Oregon and Washington to look at panoramas taken in the 1930s and compare them with the same scenes today. We will see imagery from the Cascades Mountains in both Oregon and Washington, along with the Blue and Wallowa Mountains. Marshall also takes us through the changes that happen after wildfires, through a unique series of photographs he initiated in
    1994 on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

    John F. Marshall has worked as a free-lance photographer with the Pacific NW Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service in developing imagery to illustrate landscape change over time. He has a M.S. degree in Wildlife from the University of Idaho.

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  • Nov 17
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Timber - Owls of the Forest

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Wednesday -

    This is a live webinar. Click here to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UuSHgKLbRceW6y3WqrMeJg or click the Register Here link above.

    A recording of this presentation will be available by November 19th.

    Discover the denizens of the dark - owls - that prowl our local forests. Learn about their natural history and dependency on forested and open habitats. Discover ways to identify these (mostly) nocturnal predators by sight and sound - hooting practice begins at dusk!

    Damian Fagan spent several seasons hooting for spotted owls in Utah and New Mexico as a contract biologist. He is a naturalist and freelance writer living in Bend, and often frequents forested areas after dark in search of owls.

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  • Nov 17
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Thursday -

    Discuss "Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss" by Rajeev Balasubramanyam online using Zoom.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link:About the Book: P.R. Chandrasekhar, the celebrated professor of economics at Cambridge, is at a turning point. He has sacrificed his family for his career, but his conservative brand of economics is no longer in fashion, and yet again he has lost the Nobel Prize to a rival. His wife has left him for a free spirited West Coast psychiatrist and relocated to Boulder, Colorado. His son, a capitalist guru with a cult following, mocks his father's life work; his middle daughter, the apple of his eye, has become a Marxist and refuses to speak to him; and his youngest daughter is struggling through her teenage years with the help of psychedelic drugs. And then, the final indignity: He is hit by a bicycle and forced to confront his mortality. Professor Chandra's American doctor instructs him to change his workaholic ways and "follow his bliss"--and so he does, right to the coast of California, and into the heart of his dysfunctional family. Witty, charming, and all too human, Professor Chandra's path to enlightenment will enchant and uplift readers from all walks of life.

    *zm*

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  • Nov 18
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Nov 18
    Sisters: Know Timber - Owls of the Forest

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Thursday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Registration is required to attend this in-person program. Wearing a face covering is required at all in-person, indoor events.

    Discover the denizens of the dark - owls - that prowl our local forests. Learn about their natural history and dependency on forested and open habitats. Discover ways to identify these (mostly) nocturnal predators by sight and sound - hooting practice begins at dusk!

    Damian Fagan spent several seasons hooting for spotted owls in Utah and New Mexico as a contract biologist. He is a naturalist and freelance writer living in Bend, and often frequents forested areas after dark in search of owls.

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  • Nov 18
    LaPine: SafetyNet Training with KIDS Center

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Thursday - Meeting Room

    Space is limited and registration is required. Masks must be worn throughout the training.

    SafetyNet: Smart Cyber Choices® is a 2-hour training that teaches how technology can be used in a safe, positive, and ethical manner while providing you with the tools needed to safely manage online lives for both adults and children. SafetyNet was developed by the San Diego Police Foundation and the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task force. This training is available as an adult presentation or can be presented to elementary, middle, or high school-aged students.

    KIDS Center is a medical model Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) providing child abuse evaluations that include a head-to-toe medical exam, child-friendly forensic interview, family advocacy, and mental health services to children and families impacted by abuse. In addition, our services include prevention programs to help teach adults in our community how to better protect children from abuse.

    Children are referred for a KIDS Center evaluation by one of four community partners including law enforcement, DHS Child Welfare, medical providers, and licensed mental health professionals. Children and families can engage in KIDS Center advocacy and mental health services without participating in an evaluation. All of KIDS Center services are provided at no cost.

    To register, visit kidscenter.org/events or call (541) 383-5958


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  • Nov 19
    The Library Book Club at Downtown Bend

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Friday -

    Discuss "Inland" by Téa Obreht. We will meet in the Brooks Room at the Downtown Bend Library.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events. No eating or drinking allowed.

    "In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman, alone in a house abandoned by the men in her life--her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her two older sons, who have gone in search of their father after his return is delayed. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, a boy with a bad eye who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and a seventeen year old maid named Josie, her husband's cousin who communes with spirits. Lurie is the son of a dead dockworker, a former outlaw, and a man haunted by ghosts--he sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires an epic journey across the West. The way in which Nora and Lurie's stories intertwine is the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel. Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland showcases all of Téa Obreht's talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the classical American genre of the Western, making it entirely--and unforgettably--her own"--Provided by publisher.

    Copies of this book will be available starting 10/22/2021 at the Downstairs Downtown Bend Customer Service Desk first-come, first-serve.

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  • Nov 19
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Tutor Room

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

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  • Nov 20
    ONLINE ONLY: Writers Reading - The Source Weekly Annual Poetry Contest

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Saturday -

    This is a live program. Click here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r_jdFmeCR_KvKcuihD3oag to register to receive the Zoom link.

    Recording available after the program.

    Submit your poems now and win cash prizes!

    Co-produced by the Source Weekly, the Deschutes Public Library and the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Oregon State University-Cascades.

    Winners will have their works published in the Nov. 18 issue of the Source Weekly (and on the Source website) and will be invited to read from their works Nov. 20 at the Downtown Bend library.

    Deadline for submission: Tues., Oct. 26 by 5pm

    Details:

    -Submit up to five poems, 30 lines max each

    -Include the title of the poem in the file name. Also have the poem’s title on the poem document (no-brainer, we know… but…)

    -Save each poem as its own PDF document; don’t bunch multiple poems together in one document

    -Include your name, email address and phone number in the body of the email you send. DO NOT include your name on the poems

    -Email poems to editor@bendsource.com with “Poetry Contest” AND your first and last name in the subject line. If you’re under 18, please add “youth” to the subject line so you can be considered in our youth prize category.

    -You can also drop/email your poems at/to the Source Weekly: 704 NW Georgia Ave., Bend. Place your poems in an envelope with your name, phone number and email address on the outside of the envelope. DO NOT include your name on the poems.

    -Residency requirement: Oregon residents only. If you live in Oregon half time or more, you’re eligible. This allows us to ensure most poets will be available for our Nov. 20 reading.


    “A poet’s work ...to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep.” - Salman Rushdie *zm*

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  • Nov 20
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Timber - Ponderosa Pines

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Saturday -

    This is a live webinar. Click here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rz29KA_jTcKOIy4-GnXWTA to register to receive the Zoom link, or click "Register Here" above.

    Discover the who, what, where, why and how of the beloved Ponderosa Pine and other trees in our community.

    Central Oregon has a long history with forestry. Rebecca Franklin, Program Director of Forest Resources Technology in the Natural & Industrial Resources Department at Central Oregon Community College will share:

    * How foresters and forest ecologists work together with timber managers
    * An exploration of the types of trees in our local forests
    * Using tree rings to investigate history
    * How to identify and locate old growth Ponderosas and junipers in Central Oregon

    Dr. Rebecca Franklin is an Assistant Professor & the Forest Resources Program Director at Central Oregon Community College. Trained in dendrochronology & forestry methods, Dr. Franklin has devoted years to teaching others going into the wonderful field of forestry. *zm*

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  • Nov 22
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Monday - Brooks Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events. Space is limited to 12 people at one time. No eating or drinking allowed.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 22
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Nov 22
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Nov 23
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events. Space is limited to 12 people at one time. No eating or drinking allowed.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 23
    Axe-throwing at Unofficial Logging Co.

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Tuesday - Unofficial Logging Co. * Registration Required

    Registration is required and space is limited. Masks are required at all indoor events. Registration closes Monday, November 22.

    Try your hand at axe throwing!

    Located at the old Boomtown building at 910 NW Harriman Street, Unofficial Logging Co. is the best spot for having a great time. The idea of opening an axe-throwing venue started as a joke with an insurance estimate for a different project.

    Participants must sign a waiver prior to the event.

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