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  • Mar 2
    Oregon Unemployment Insurance Overview

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Legal Aid Services of Oregon will explain the basics of how Unemployment Insurance works, and who can get these benefits.

    Learn from an attorney what your options are if you are denied unemployment benefits, the most common legal issues that cause denials, and how to appeal if you were denied benefits incorrectly. This presentation will also explain what you can do if the Oregon Employment Department says you have an overpayment and need to pay back the money you have already received.

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  • Mar 3
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Mar 3
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Wild - How to Really Help Injured and Orphaned Wildlife

    6:30 PM - Wednesday -

    This is a live webinar. Click here to join the program https://zoom.us/j/96001577364?pwd=Q3ZVak1DSEl4VllJZWM1bjRBQjc0QT09 or click "Join Webinar" above.

    This presentation will not be recorded.

    The animal care team at Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory will share experiences from inside wildlife rehabilitation. From a baby bird found out of the nest, to injured squirrels, or a bird colliding with a window, we’ll review some of the common cases we see in Sunriver each year. Because sometimes doing nothing is the best answer, we’ll discuss the questions you can ask yourself to determine if an animal really needs help from a wildlife agency or rehabilitation facility.

    There will be an opportunity for audience questions and conversation following the presentation.

    The Sunriver Nature Center mission is to inspire present and future generations to cherish and understand our natural world. Programs and activities geared for children, adults, and families, are held throughout the year. Bird walks, lectures, and workshops are offered in the spring, summer and fall and provide ample opportunities for the lifelong learner to enjoy nature and the cosmos. Families can enjoy a Star Dome planetarium show, build and launch rockets, or join a nature hike together. A visit to Sunriver is not complete without a stop at Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory!
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  • Mar 4
    ONLINE ONLY: Author! Author! Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    For tickets visit www.dplfoundation.org

    New York Times reporters NICHOLAS KRISTOF and SHERYL WuDUNN received a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square movement. Kristof and WuDunn are the authors of the bestselling book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Their most recent book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, follows, in part, the lives of some of the people Kristof grew up with near Yamhill, Oregon.

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  • Mar 5
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Wild - Central Oregon Bioregional Herbalism

    2:00 PM - Friday -

    This program will be available to watch on-demand beginning March 5th at 2:00 p.m.

    Learn about local plants' medical properties and ethical harvesting. Clinical Herbalist Holly Hutton shares her in-depth knowledge on plants in our bioregion and their herbal properties, including their ethnobotanical history. Medicinal herbs that grow in and around Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties will be discussed.

    Holly Hutton (RH, AHG) is a clinical herbalist, teacher, product manufacturer, and grower of medicinal herbs. She is a faculty member of East West School of Planetary Herbology and Vice President of the American Herbalists Guild. She holds an East West Certified Herbalist certificate from the East West School of Planetary Herbology and mentored with Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa. Holly focuses much of her time exploring her bioregion and working on a book about local herbs and their traditional uses. In addition to working with people, she owns a small herbal products company, Herbal Goddess Medicinals, teaches at Central Oregon Community College and grows and sells medicinal herbs in Bend, Oregon. For more information visit: http://www.herbalgoddessmedicals.com/

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  • Mar 7
    ONLINE ONLY: Community Conversations - Know Each Other

    4:00 PM - Sunday - * Registration Required

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

    Our community is growing and becoming more diverse. At this event, participants will engage in conversations across cultures to connect us in our common humanity.

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

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

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  • Mar 7
    EN LÍNEA: Conversaciones Comunitarias - Vamos a conocernos

    4:00 PM - Sunday - * Registration Required

    Una liga electrónica de Zoom será enviada a los participantes el día previo al evento. El espacio es limitado y se requiere registro previo.

    Nuestra comunidad está creciendo y volviéndose más diversa. En el evento los participantes podrán conversar con miembros de otras culturas y conectarse en lo que nos une como seres humanos.

    Ofrecemos eventos de encuentros y discusiones amistosas para los miembros de la comunidad provenientes de todos los grupos sociales. El objetivo es encontrarnos y compartir historias y experiencias y conversar sobre ellas. La intención es generar una abierta comunicación en confianza que permita establecer lazos de comunicación a través de las diferencias que muchas veces parecen dividir las comunidades en el país.

    El evento será en inglés, pero habrá intérpretes si necesita uno.
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  • Mar 9
    ONLINE ONLY: Writers Working - Young Adult Writing Panel

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    This is a live, interactive meeting. Click here to join the program https://zoom.us/j/94954891160?pwd=enFpU3VuR0c4S1VSVTUyOE1kWDJ4Zz09or click "Join Program" above. Meeting passcode: 361989

    A recording will be available after the program.

    Hear from a panel of authors including Rosanne Parry, Cat Winters, Cidney Swanson, and Amber Keyser.

    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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  • Mar 9
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Wild - Wolves in the West

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    This is a live Zoom webinar. Register here for the link:
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uT9gy-0zSVqLrjkbK_uqzw

    Recording will be available after March 11.

    Learn about the wolf’s natural history, biology, and society & their history of eradication up to today’s current management programs.

    Learn about the wolf's natural history, including their taxonomy and adaptations, diet, and elements of their society. The history of eradication and their return to the West in recent decades will be discussed, along with current management programs that address conflicts with wolves, including livestock depredation, effects on big game, and their perceived threats to humans.

    Wolf biologist Dick Thiel was raised in southeastern Wisconsin and became interested in the plight of wolves in his home state at age 13. He graduated with a B.S. in Natural Resources Management and Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1975. In 1980 he was hired as the state’s first wolf biologist - creating and managing Wisconsin’s wolf recovery program from 1980 to 1990. Then serving at Sandhill Wildlife Area deer research facility as coordinator of an Outdoor Skills Education Center and retiring in 2011 after 33 years of service. Despite his career shift into wildlife education, he was responsible for Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wolf monitoring activities within Wisconsin’s Central Forest Region from the time wolves first colonized there in 1994-95, and sat on the DNR’s Wolf Technical Committee from its inception in the early 1990’s to retirement.

    In retirement Dick served for a time as Chair-person of Timber Wolf Information Network, a Wisconsin-based wolf education organization he helped found in 1989, and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Wolf Center, based in Minnesota. He remains active in wolf matters, conducting educational workshops for both organizations which are dedicated to presenting accurate, science-based information on wolf ecology, and as a consultant.

    He has written numerous professional and popular articles on wolves, porcupines, turtles and other creatures. He’s authored The Timber Wolf in Wisconsin: the Death and Life of a Majestic Predator, published by the University of Wisconsin Press (1993) and Keepers of the Wolves, followed chronicling his experiences as a neophyte wolf biologist during the 1980s, also published by the Press (2001) and re-released in 2018, with updates on Wisconsin wolf status.
    In addition, he co-edited the International Wolf Center’s 2013 book, Wild Wolves We Have Known: Stories of Wolf Biologist’s Favorite Wolves, supplying two of the 23 stories contained within. Recently he co-edited the childhood autobiographical memoir, As the Twig is Bent, by pioneer wildlife biologist, Wallace Grange, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press (2020).

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  • Mar 10
    ONLINE ONLY The Library Book Club at Sunriver

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Discuss A Path Appears by Nicholas Kristof and Sheyl WuDunn.

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

    Author! Author! New York Times reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn received a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square movement. Kristof and WuDunn are the authors of three bestselling books together: China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power, Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia, and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Their most recent book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, follows, in part, the lives of some of the people Kristof grew up with near Yamhill, Oregon.
    Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn in conversation: March 4 at 7:00 p.m.

    "A unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world--a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen. Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the sky, this galvanizing new book from the acclaimed husband and wife team is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less than a deep examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the myriad ways we can support them, whether with a donation of five dollars or five million, an inkling to help or a useful skill to deploy. With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving--determining the current most successful local and global aid initiatives (on issues from education to inner-city violence to disease prevention), evaluating the efficiency and impact of specific approaches and charities, as well as fundraising. Most compellingly, perhaps, they show us how particular people have made a difference, and offer practical advice on how best each of us can give and what we can personally derive from doing so"-From the publisher.

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  • Mar 10
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Mar 10
    ONLINE ONLY: Virtual Poetry Slam

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    This is a live meeting. Click here https://zoom.us/j/95081655277?pwd=TmVwYlp1QlJvMjVwV09CbWVGMklVQT09 to join the meeting or click "Join Meeting" above.

    This event will not be recorded.

    A virtual open mic and poetry slam to uplift voices and ideas of those that are historically unheard.

    Join us at virtually for night of poetry and friendly competition. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read.

    Co-hosts Jessica Amascual or Tita Jess and Kaya Crump will be facilitating and hyping you up for the slam!

    Schedule looks like this:
    *6pm- Sign-ups via the Zoom chat feature as well as welcoming remarks, introductions of hosts and judges, format overview and special artist feature.

    *6:15- Open Mic for those wanting to warm up or try something out on the mic before the poetry slam. Each person gets 5 minutes at the mic.

    *6:40- Poetry Slam! Each person gets 5 mins at the mic with immediate scoring following their set by a panel of guest judges.

    *7:20- Winner and prize announced and closing set by special guest!

    Check out the Facebook page for details. Register in advance if you'd like to secure your spot, or just show up and step up. To register in advance, please contact Paige M. Ferro at paigef@deschuteslibrary.org.
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  • Mar 11
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    11:45 AM - Thursday -

    Discuss Tightrope by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn via Zoom. Join here:

    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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  • Mar 11
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Wild - Wildflowers of Oregon

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning Thursday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m.

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    Take a wildflower journey across Oregon with author Damian Fagan.

    Take a wildflower journey across Oregon with stops at various wildflower hotspots. Explore some of the natural history, ethnobotany, and ethnology of Oregon's flora and discover resources to aid in wildflower identification and information.

    Damian Fagan is a former National Park Service ranger and field biologist who has a passion for plants. With a B.S. in Botany from the University of Washington, Fagan has photographed and studied wildflowers throughout the West. He has written two wildflower field guides: Wildflowers of Oregon and Canyon Country Wildflowers. A freelance writer and occasional outdoor recreation instructor for COCC's Continuing Education, Fagan is most at home surrounded by the flora and fauna of the Great Outdoors.

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

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Discuss "Tightrope" by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn online using Zoom.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link:
    https://zoom.us/j/92316952433

    About the book:
    Across the country, communities are struggling to stay afloat as blue-collar jobs disappear and an American dies of a drug overdose every seven minutes. Stagnant wages, weak education, bad decisions and a lack of health care force millions of Americans into a precarious balancing act that many of them fail to master. With stark poignancy, Tightrope draws us deep into this “other America,” and shows that if America is to remain a superpower, it must empower all its people. Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn tell this profoundly personal story in part through the lives of people Kristof grew up with in rural Yamhill, Oregon.

    The 2021 Author! Author! Literary Series:
    Join NICHOLAS KRISTOF and SHERYL WuDUNN in conversation on March 4 at 7:00 p.m. Paste this link https://www.dplfoundation.org/tickets to purchase tickets.

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  • Mar 16
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Wild - Pollinator Pathway & Native Bees of Central Oregon

    3:00 PM - Tuesday -

    This program will be available to watch on-demand beginning March 16th at 3:00 p.m.

    Learn how you can help pollinators this spring and get acquainted with native bees in this two part presentation with Basey Klopp of the Bend Pollinator Pathway and Toni Stephan, Horticulture and Small Farms Instructor at the OSU Deschutes County Extension Office.

    Get an overview of the Bend Pollinator Pathway, a new project launching this spring in our community. Pollinator populations around the world are in precipitous decline. That is the bad news. The good news is that we know exactly what we need to do to help them. We need to plant food and shelter that pollinators can use to replace some of what has been lost by development and loss of habitat. We also need to connect that habitat so that the vast majority of pollinators can move through our landscapes and find what they need to thrive.

    There are well over 500 species of bees in Oregon and the high desert is home to many of them. Learn about and see photos of a few of the native bees in our local area. Short, home videos will be included to show the bees at work. A short list of native plants will be included with the bees to help the viewer identify what plants may be of importance to our native bees.

    Basey Klopp is the founding member of the all-volunteer group that comprises the Bend Pollinator Pathway. She has been planting Central Oregon native plants for pollinators since she arrived in Bend in 2008. When she ran out of space in her home garden, she started looking for funding to plant for pollinators around the community. In 2014, she received a grant to install a public native pollinator garden, partnering with the city of Bend. She has continued to grow pollinator habitat around town, connecting with schools and various community organizations, sharing native plants whenever possible.

    The Bend Pollinator Pathway is the first native pollinator habitat connectivity project in our region. Based on a successful program in the Northeastern United States, the plan is to grow to include all communities throughout Central Oregon and beyond.

    Toni Stephan, Horticulture and Small Farms Instructor, Oregon State University, Deschutes County Extension Service. Toni has worked for Extension from 2000-2005 and again from 2012 to present. Her primary role is to assist in the Master Gardener Program but she has a small role with pollinators as part of the Oregon Bee Atlas - part of the Oregon Bee Project. In this project we have been collecting and curating bees throughout the state to build a more accurate record of the native bees within the state.

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  • Mar 16
    ONLINE ONLY: DPL Book Club Central

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Discover new books, library resources, and online author events.https://www.crowdcast.io/e/dpl-book-club-central

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  • Mar 17
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Mar 18
    ONLINE ONLY: Spy Pilot - the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy

    5:00 PM - Thursday -

    This is a live program. Click here to join the program https://zoom.us/j/93824735258?pwd=WTlSa0ZxNE14aXlVcE4rVjlEcmRzZz09or click "Join Program" above.

    This program will not be recorded.

    Gary Powers Jr., son of U.S. Cold War spy Francis Gary Powers, details the harrowing true events of the Cold War that inspired the movie Bridge of Spies.

    During this 1-hour program, Gary will show a short clip from the 2015 Steven Spielberg movie, Bridge of Spies, that depicts his father’s exchange for a Soviet spy in February 1962.

    Throughout the program, Gary will reference his two books, Spy Pilot and Letters from a Soviet Prison. He will talk about the Cold War, the misinformation surrounding the U-2 Incident, and what his family has done to set the record straight over the past 30 years. Q&A to follow after the program.

    Born June 5, 1965, in Burbank, California, he is the son of Francis Gary and Claudia “Sue” Powers. Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration / Certification in Non-profit Management from George Mason University (GMU), Fairfax, Virginia. He graduated in 2019 with his Master’s Degree in U.S. History from Adams State University, Alamosa, CO.

    Gary is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Cold War Museum, a 501(c) (3) charity located at Vint Hill, VA 45 minutes west of Washington, DC. He founded the museum in 1996 to honor Cold War veterans, preserve Cold War history, and educate future generations about this time period. As Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold War Theme Study he works with the National Park Service and leading Cold War experts to identify historic Cold War sites for commemorating, interpreting, and preservation. Gary is the past President and CEO of the Vienna Tysons Corner Regional Chamber of Commerce (2000-2005) and in 2015 he consulted for the Steven Spielberg Cold War thriller, Bridge of Spies, about James Donovan who brokered the 1962 spy exchange between KGB spy Rudolph Abel and CIA U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, Sr.

    Gary is the author of Letters from a Soviet Prison and Spy Pilot which both help to dispel the fake news surrounding the U-2 Incident. He is a Board Member of the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum near Omaha, NE and an Honorary Board Member of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Because of his efforts to honor Cold War veterans the Junior Chamber of Commerce selected him as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” for 2002. Gary lectures internationally and appears regularly on C-SPAN, the History, Discovery, and A&E Channels. He is married and has one son.

    For more information or to order autographed copies of Gary’s books go to: www.spypilotbook.com and www.garypowers.com *zm*

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  • Mar 21
    ONLINE ONLY: Consider This with Author Imbolo Mbue

    4:00 PM - Sunday -

    This is a live, interactive webinar. Join the webinar here:
    https://zoom.us/j/93006149814?pwd=MXJJUTVQMjNzdExpN2VjVUlaUnJ1UT09 or click on Join Program Here link above.

    Join award winning author, Imbolo Mbue for a discussion about her work, including her new novel How Beautiful We Were

    We want to hear from you. Following the presentation please fill out this short survey here: https://conta.cc/2WjLWoT

    Imbolo Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. The novel has been translated into eleven languages, adapted into an opera and a stage play, and optioned for a miniseries.

    Her new novel, How Beautiful We Were, will be published on March 9, 2021.

    A native of Limbe, Cameroon, and a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities, Mbue lives in New York.

    This program is made possible with support from Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

    Since 2009, Oregon Humanities has hosted onstage conversations with writers, civic leaders, activists, and artists in bars, cafes, pubs, and theaters in Portland and around Oregon, including events in Deschutes County. Originally called Think & Drink, the program was renamed Consider This in 2020. Deschutes Public Library has hosted five events in partnership with Oregon Humanities including presentations by Walidah Imarisha, Rinku Sen, Rich Benjamin and Matika Wilbur. *zm*

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  • Mar 23
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Wild - Looking From the Inside Out

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning March 23 at 6:00 p.m.

    Matt Puccio Jr. shares a musical saga of experience in the outdoors.

    Let us know what you thought about this program by filling out a short survey: https://conta.cc/2WjLWoT

    From the hills of Vermont to the grasslands and forest of the Midwest to the Central Oregon Cascades, Matt’s journey has discovered the healing power of the natural world. Sit back and enjoy his lyrical voice and delicate fingerstyle guitar as he takes you across the continent.

    Matt Puccio Jr. is a folk singer who acts as a voice for the outdoors, education, and mental health. His songwriting and performances speak to the power of place and the way community can meaningfully change how people interact and support each other. His lyrical voice and delicate fingerpick style of guitar draws the listener in, simultaneously relaxing them and reminding them to be intentional in their day to day interactions with one another. Matt has an edge when it comes to engaging crowds and creating an atmosphere of calm contentment thanks to a history as an educator. *oo*

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  • Mar 24
    ONLINE ONLY: Chinese Experience in America: Kam Wah Chung

    3:00 PM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program on-demand will be available beginning Wednesday, March 24th at 3:00 p.m.

    Hear how the story of two Chinese gentlemen in early John Day reveals a more realistic version of Chinese Experience from the mid-1800s-1960s with Don Merritt, Museum Curator and Archaeologist at Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site.

    Chinese-American influence in the United States was relatively just a foot note in the larger picture of American history until recent years. With more researchers digging into the history and archaeology of the historic Chinese community, a broader and more complex story is being unveiled that challenges the assumptions even 30 years ago. As a case in point, Kam Wah Chung is just one of many sites that is slowly revealing the true story of Chinese in America from the mid-1800s through the 1960s. Kam Wah Chung is the story of two Chinese gentlemen, a businessman Lung On and herbal doctor Ing “Doc” Hay. Having one of the most complete historical records in the world including business and personal letters, financial records, and medical records, Kam Wah Chung does not completely fit the stereotype of what the general public is told about Chinese Americans living in the country for over 100 years. What was found in the historic Kam Wah Chung building dates back to the 1860s through the 1960s. Within that information, a more realistic history of the Chinese Experience in America come to light by way of personal and social interactions between two Chinese gentlemen and the community of Oregon.

    Don Merritt is the Museum Curator for the Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site in John Day, Oregon. "As an archaeologist and museum curator, I have worked on some very interesting projects and surveys during the last 14 years. Living in six states in 14 years after leaving Michigan in 1998, I just tell people “I am from the west” when people ask me where I am from, though I am calling Oregon home these days. I graduated from the University of Montana in 2010 with a Master’s Degree in Archaeology. After graduation, I worked for cultural resource management firms, state, and federal agencies throughout the west. I then took a job working for Utah State Parks as the museum curator and Utah State Park’s archaeologist at Fremont Indian State Park in 2014. Beginning January 3, 2017, I started my current position as museum curator for Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site. During my tenure as archaeologist, I surveyed and documented for listing a segment of the California-Mormon-Pony Express Trail in Utah, one of the most complete and intact segments in the state which included two camping sites previously unknown. I also helped survey and record portions of the Rosebud Battlefield near the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana. My thesis was the archaeology and history of Fort Owen in southwest Montana, which I am currently writing a book about. But most importantly, I helped my brother Chris Merritt on his PhD dissertation on The Chinese of Montana, for which I gained the most knowledge on Chinese artifacts. Now I am the steward for the most unique historic Chinese collection in North America at Kam Wah Chung.

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  • Mar 24
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Mar 24
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at Sisters

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Discuss "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn online via Zoom.

    Two Pulitzer Prize winners issue a call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing world. They show that a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad and that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women's potential.

    The 2021 Author! Author! Literary Series:
    Join Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn in conversation on March 4 at 7:00 p.m. Paste this link https://www.dplfoundation.org/tickets to purchase tickets.

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  • Mar 25
    ONLINE ONLY: Writers Working - From Manuscript to Published Book

    6:30 PM - Thursday - * Registration Required

    This is a live, interactive program. Registered participants will receive the Zoom link the day before the program. Registration closes at that time.

    This program will not be recorded.

    Local author and entrepreneur Lieve Maas will lead participants through what it takes to self-publish.

    Lieve will walk participants through Action Steps based off her book From Manuscript to Published Book. Going through this presentation, attendees will gather a lot of information that sets them up for an easy self-publishing experience.

    Attendees will break out into small groups to move through the Action Steps and learn from one another along the way. Have paper and pen handy for this interactive workshop. Participants will be asked to turn their cameras and microphones on.

    Lieve Maas is a designer, a storyteller, and a self-publishing coach. And the kind of person who thrives on making life easier for others. Growing up in the Netherlands, she was constantly exposed to an intriguing world of galleries, art openings and powerful perspectives that inspired her to study Fine Arts at the Royal Art Academy and later at the University of Amsterdam. She fell in love with visual storytelling and the impact of thoughtful design in creating an emotional experience.

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  • Mar 26
    ONLINE ONLY Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Friday -

    Discuss A Path Appears by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

    Click the link above or join at https://zoom.us/j/93316346029 or with Meeting ID 933 1634 6029

    Author! Author! New York Times reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn received a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China's Tiananmen Square movement. Kristof and WuDunn are the authors of three bestselling books together: China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power, Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia, and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Their most recent book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, follows, in part, the lives of some of the people Kristof grew up with near Yamhill, Oregon.
    Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn in conversation: March 4 at 7:00 p.m.

    "A unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world--a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen. Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the sky, this galvanizing new book from the acclaimed husband and wife team is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less than a deep examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the myriad ways we can support them, whether with a donation of five dollars or five million, an inkling to help or a useful skill to deploy. With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving--determining the current most successful local and global aid initiatives (on issues from education to inner-city violence to disease prevention), evaluating the efficiency and impact of specific approaches and charities, as well as fundraising. Most compellingly, perhaps, they show us how particular people have made a difference, and offer practical advice on how best each of us can give and what we can personally derive from doing so"-From the publisher.

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