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  • Dec 16
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room

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

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  • Dec 16
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday - Second Floor North Tutor 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.org

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  • Dec 16
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 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.org

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  • Dec 17
    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 at the Library. Every Tuesday from 10 AM-1 PM. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Dec 17
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Book Party! Share your favorite reads of the year.

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

    Join us for our annual Book Party! Each December the East Bend Library Book Club holds a potluck lunch where we share our favorite books we read over the last year. So bring something yummy to share, a list of your favorite books and join the lively discussion.

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  • Dec 18
    Sunriver: Know Festive - Bend Cello Collective

    11:00 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Enjoy the harmonies of this cello quartet.

    The Bend Cello Collective (BCC) sprang into existence in 2013 from the brain of cellist, Travis Allen.

    BCC is composed of a varying number of Bend-area friends who bring their cellos with them while they hang out together. BCC plays music that spans nearly 300 years of composing and from as many genres as they can get their grubby hands on, from baroque to bossa nova and beyond. BCC performs in groups of 2-8 cellos.

    BCC cellists are all members of the Central Oregon Symphony and the performing quartet include Doctor Professor Travis (“T-Bone Overbow”) Allen, Janet (“J Train!”) Gesme, Josh (“Señor Potty Mouth”) Evans, and Emma (“Iron Maiden”) Chaput.

    Mostly the BCC exists so that these musicians can talk about Bach and Lady Gaga in the same sentence.

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  • Dec 18
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor North Tutor 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.org

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  • Dec 18
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

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

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 9 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *ls*

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  • Dec 18
    Downtown Bend: The Downtown Sewing Study

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Bring your fresh or unfinished project to work alongside others at DPL's monthly sewing circle.

    The crafty community of Central Oregon is invited to bring both their fresh and unfinished projects to work on alongside others, as well as a skilled professional to help answer questions if needed. All participants must be fairly self-sufficient with the skills needed to work on their chosen project, whether machine or hand sewing.

    Everyone must bring all needed tools and materials for their projects (sewing machines, fabric, scissors, etc.). Irons and ironing boards will be provided.

    Allison Murphy has been sewing for 30 years, 10 of which have been in Bend for her business utilitu sewing + design, which focuses on creating custom and original designs, alterations and repairs, and teaching sewing classes to all ages of learners. She is a founding organizer of the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show (a yearly fundraiser for REALMS Schools since 2010), and helped create the High Fiber Arts Symposium (with Scalehouse in 2016). Allison lives with her husband and two children, along with cats and pigs, with dreams of being off grid in the future (yes, she has a treadle sewing machine for when that time comes).

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  • Dec 19
    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.org

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  • Dec 19
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 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.org

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  • Dec 20
    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.org

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  • Dec 20
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    2:00 PM - Friday - Second Floor North Tutor 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.org

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  • Dec 21
    East Bend: Know Festive - Bend Senior High Dynamics

    11:00 AM - Saturday - Lobby

    Let them entertain you.

    The Dynamics are an auditioned ensemble from Bend Senior High School in Bend, Oregon. Although primarily a vocal jazz group they also perform chamber music and contemporary a cappella. Most of their performances outside of Bend High School involve competing in festivals all over the west coast. Recently they took second overall out of more than 40 groups at the Reno Jazz Festival. Specific to a cappella, they perform annually with University of Oregon's On the Rocks and Divisi, and have even been featured on Ben Folds Facebook page. The Dynamics are a larger ensemble for this genre with one foot firmly rooted in jazz harmony and the other in choral singing.

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  • Dec 21
    Sisters: Know Festive - Sisters Bell Choir & Renaissance Sisters Consort

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Hand bell and recorder music to delight you.

    Sisters High Desert Bell Choir was founded in 2008 and has been active in every Sisters High Desert Chorale concert since. Performances at the Sisters Tree Lighting Ceremony, Sisters Talent Show, numerous Christmas time gatherings and concerts in the parks keep the group busy.

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  • Dec 21
    East Bend: Adult Coloring Fun

    1:30 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Color along with the monthly Know theme! Coffee and coloring supplies provided.

    Relax your mind and get cozy coloring with other adults. The library will provide all coloring supplies including crayons, markers, pencils, and a variety of coloring books and topics. You can color along with the monthly "Know" theme or choose from a wide variety of coloring books.

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  • Dec 21
    Redmond: Open Hub Singing Club

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    An unforgettable afternoon of singing...together! All voices are welcome.

    Group singing is one of the most ancient technologies of belonging. Community songleader Ian Carrick loves to help people remember that singing is our birthright by teaching accessible, beautiful aural tradition songs.

    Ian's mission is to reinvigorate our culture with community singing. Somehow we've mostly forgotten that singing is our birthright. After a decade of searching for accessible forms of community-based music and recovering his own voice, Ian founded Open Hub Singing in 2016 after discovering a widespread North American cultural revival of aural tradition singing.

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  • Dec 22
    Downtown Bend: Know Festive - Bend Senior High Dynamics

    1:00 PM - Sunday - Lobby

    Let them entertain you.

    The Dynamics are an auditioned ensemble from Bend Senior High School in Bend, Oregon. Although primarily a vocal jazz group they also perform chamber music and contemporary a cappella. Most of their performances outside of Bend High School involve competing in festivals all over the west coast. Recently they took second overall out of more than 40 groups at the Reno Jazz Festival. Specific to a cappella, they perform annually with University of Oregon's On the Rocks and Divisi, and have even been featured on Ben Folds Facebook page. The Dynamics are a larger ensemble for this genre with one foot firmly rooted in jazz harmony and the other in choral singing.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Dec 23
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Dec 23
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday - Second Floor North Tutor 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.org

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  • Dec 23
    Redmond: Thrilling Mysteries Book Club

    11:30 AM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Celebrate the first year of this book club with Clue and holiday treats.

    Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. Each month we will discuss a different Thrilling Mystery.

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  • Dec 23
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 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.org

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  • Dec 26
    CANCELED: East Bend: Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday -

    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.org

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  • Dec 26
    CANCELED: Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Thursday -

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

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  • Dec 27
    CANCELED La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday -

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

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  • Dec 27
    CANCELED: Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    2:00 PM - Friday -

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

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  • Dec 28
    Redmond: Adult Coloring Fun

    9:00 AM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Color along with the monthly Know theme! Coffee and coloring supplies provided.

    Relax your mind and get cozy coloring with other adults. The library will provide all coloring supplies including crayons, markers, pencils, and a variety of coloring books and topics. Coffee is available for free!

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  • Dec 30
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room

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

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Dec 30
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday - Second Floor North Tutor 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.org

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  • Dec 30
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 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.org

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  • Dec 31
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Tuesday - Silent Reading Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Every Tuesday from 10 AM-1 PM. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jan 2
    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.org

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  • Jan 2
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 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.org

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  • Jan 2
    East Bend: Ringing in the New Year Escape Room

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

    Come celebrate 2020 with this New Year's themed escape room for adults!

    The New Year is finally here and you’re ready for the “new” version of you; however, somebody had a little too much fun ringing in the New Year and locked the list of resolutions in the Breakout EDU box. In order to break out of your bad habits from 2019 and create a new and improved you, you must get that list! You have 45 minutes to solve all the New Year’s clues, unlock all the locks, and finally take all those resolutions seriously. Otherwise, you’ll be back to your old self and never break those bonds of the past!

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  • Jan 3
    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.org

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  • Jan 3
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    2:00 PM - Friday - Second Floor North Tutor 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.org

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  • Jan 5
    Downtown Bend: Know '20s - The Pivotal Decades

    3:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    What does 1620 have in common with 2020?

    Since the founding of the British colony of Jamestown in 1607, each century’s third decade has been pivotal in the history of American democracy. Colonists, and later Americans, would struggle during the 1620s, the 1720s, the 1820s, and the 1920s over the character of democracy. This Know 20s talk explores the history of these third-decade struggles and inventories how democracy might advance during the 2020s.

    Dean Harris is an adjunct instructor of history at Central Oregon Community College. *fbl*

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  • Jan 6
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jan 6
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday - Second Floor North Tutor 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.org

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  • Jan 6
    Redmond: Know '20s - The Pivotal Decades

    12:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    What does 1620 have in common with 2020?

    Since the founding of the British colony of Jamestown in 1607, each century’s third decade has been pivotal in the history of American democracy. Colonists, and later Americans, would struggle during the 1620s, the 1720s, the 1820s, and the 1920s over the character of democracy. This Know 20s talk explores the history of these third-decade struggles and inventories how democracy might advance during the 2020s.

    Dean Harris is an adjunct instructor of history at Central Oregon Community College.

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  • Jan 6
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 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.org

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  • Jan 7
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Silent Reading Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Every Tuesday from 10 AM-1 PM. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jan 8
    The Library Book Club at Wild Wood Coffee House

    10:00 AM - Wednesday - Wild Wood Coffee House

    Discuss "Of Wolves and Men" by Barry Lopez at Wild Wood Coffee House.

    Wild Wood Coffee House is located across the street from the Sunriver Library at 56870 Venture Ln Suite 106.

    Called “the nation’s premier nature writer” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Barry Lopez has written 17 fiction and non-fiction books, as well as an anthology. His 1986 book Arctic Dreams received the National Book Award, and Of Wolves and Men (1978) was also a National Book Award finalist. Lopez’s other works include Field Notes, Resistance, and, his most recent, Horizon.

    Barry Lopez's Author! Author! Presentation will be held at the Bend High School Auditorium on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Author! Author! literary series tickets are available for purchase via the link below.

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  • Jan 8
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor North Tutor 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.org

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  • Jan 8
    Wordsmith Wednesdays at The Commons

    5:00 PM - Wednesday - The Commons * Registration Required

    A monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday.

    Join us at The Commons, formerly known as Crows Feet Commons Cafe, for a monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday of the month. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read.

    Jason Graham of MOWO has graciously agreed to help facilitate and host this event, though guest presenters may step in from time to time. Poetry, storytelling, jokes, and everything in between are all welcome. Please be mindful of the audience, as this is an all-ages venue.

    Schedule each month looks like this:

    5pm sign ups begin. Each reader is allowed five minutes at the mic. If a readers needs more than five minutes to read or perform a piece, readers may sign up for multiple slots back to back.

    5pm - 6pm "Word Shop Time" meet with others, work your pieces, compare notes. Occasional guest speakers will take over the mic at the end of the night.

    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.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/428898124593551/
    https://www.thecommonsbend.com/events

    The Commons Cafe and Taproom
    875 NW Brooks St
    Bend, OR 97703

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  • Jan 8
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

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

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 9 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

    ------

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

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 9 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

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

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

    *ls*

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  • Jan 8
    Downtown Bend: Cosmic Conversations - Meteorites

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    What can we learn from studying space rocks?

    Every wondered about where those meteorites come from? Join us for a hands on programs about meteorites.

    Presented by the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver. *fbl*

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  • Jan 8
    Redmond: Ringing in the New Year Escape Room

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

    A New Year’s themed escape room for adults. Registration required.

    Come celebrate 2020 with this New Year's themed escape room for adults!

    The New Year is finally here and you’re ready for the “new” version of you; however, somebody had a little too much fun ringing in the New Year and locked the list of resolutions in the Breakout EDU box. In order to break out of your bad habits from 2019 and create a new and improved you, you must get that list! You have 45 minutes to solve all the New Year’s clues, unlock all the locks, and finally take all those resolutions seriously. Otherwise, you’ll be back to your old self and never break those bonds of the past!

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  • Jan 9
    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.org

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Jan 9
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Discuss "Of Wolves and Men" by Barry Lopez.

    Called "the nation's premier nature writer" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Barry Lopez has written 17 fiction and non-fiction books, as well as an anthology. His 1986 book Arctic Dreams received the National Book Award, and Of Wolves and Men (1978) was also a National Book Award finalist. Lopez's other works include Field Notes, Resistance, and, his most recent, Horizon.

    Barry Lopez's Author! Author! Presentation will be held at the Bend High School Auditorium on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Author! Author! literary series tickets are available for purchase via the link below.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 9
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Discuss "Arctic Dreams" by Barry Lopez

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

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  • Jan 9
    The Nonfiction Library Book Club at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Discuss "Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape" by Barry Lopez.

    The themes of this book are as vast as the landscape it encompasses. Having lived in the Arctic for long periods of time, Lopez authoritatively conveys an enormous breadth and variety of knowledge, including Arctic exploration, geography, weather, animal migration, and behavior. His portraits of animals - muskox, polar bear, narwhale, and others reflect a sensitive melding of facts and mystery. The work is suffused with philosophical and lyrical strains. Through the centuries the Arctic landscape has woven a "legacy of desire" in many a mind and heart, shaping imagination and knowledge. For Lopez, how the Arctic is comprehended will determine its fate. Whether its land, peoples, and animals are honored or vitiated will depend upon the working out of this metaphorical analogy between mind and landscape.

    Barry Lopez's Author! Author! Presentation will be held at the Bend High School Auditorium on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Author! Author! literary series tickets are available for purchase online or in person.

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  • Jan 9
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 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.org

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  • Jan 9
    Downtown Bend: Cultura y Lectura

    5:30 PM - Thursday - Hutchinson Room

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

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  • Jan 9
    East Bend: How to Hack a Budget Workshop

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

    Learn easy and sustainable budgeting tips from a financial advisor.

    In this workshop-style, hands-on program, you will learn how to:

    Sit down and organize your monthly budget starting from basics
    Learn strategies to manage "more month than money" cash problems
    Discuss strategies to increase extra money in your budget
    Explore proven budgeting styles, tips, and hacks
    Find out how to take your finances to the next level
    Walk away with several free financial resources to guide you on next steps

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    A laptop/tablet to take notes and explore websites
    Paystub
    Statements - bank, credit card, auto loan, mortgage, student loans
    Existing budget or whatever you use to organize cash flow currentlyKara Smith is a native Central Oregonian, formerly from Prineville and now residing in Bend, who has turned her love of this area into a passion for helping people obtain financial freedom and plan for their futures.

    Kara is a licensed financial advisor who helps individuals, families, and business owners achieve financial security. Her goal is to help clients make sense of this complicated financial world, so that they can achieve their important financial goals, now and in the future. In her first year with Northwestern Mutual, she was recognized in the top 1% of her national peer group and has subsequently been awarded “Best Year Ever” every year since. Kara operates a comprehensive financial planning practice, including retirement and education planning, as well as life, disability, and long-term care insurance planning. She is well-positioned to serve her clients, with a Bachelor's in Economics from Willamette University’s College of Liberal Arts and an MBA with a finance emphasis from Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management, graduating with honors.

    “My mission is to inspire others to dream courageously and live with purpose.” - Kara L. Smith, MBA

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  • Jan 10
    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.org

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  • Jan 10
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    2:00 PM - Friday - Second Floor North Tutor 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.org

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  • Jan 11
    La Pine: Discovery Lab - Weaving

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Learn together and explore the art of weaving.

    Beginners wanted! Learn a new skill, connect, and have a bit of fun at this exploratory workshop. In this hands-on workshop, DIY enthusiasts will discover the rhythmic and meditational value of weaving. Pick your yarn, grab a board and practice a variety of weaving techniques. Community Librarian, Roxanne M. Renteria will offer a brief overview of the history of weaving, tools, patterns, and library resources to encourage future exploration. No skill required.

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  • Jan 11
    La Pine: Open Hub Singing Club

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    An unforgettable afternoon of singing...together! All voices are welcome.

    Group singing is one of the most ancient technologies of belonging. Community songleader Ian Carrick loves to help people remember that singing is our birthright by teaching accessible, beautiful aural tradition songs.

    Ian's mission is to reinvigorate our culture with community singing. Somehow we've mostly forgotten that singing is our birthright. After a decade of searching for accessible forms of community-based music and recovering his own voice, Ian founded Open Hub Singing in 2016 after discovering a widespread North American cultural revival of aural tradition singing.

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  • Jan 12
    Downtown Bend: Writer-in-Residence Karen Walker Thompson Reads

    1:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Writer-in-Residence Karen Thompson Walker reads from "The Dreamers."

    Award-winning author Karen Thompson Walker joins DPL as the second
    writer-in-residence. Register for her writing workshop, hear her read from her latest novel "The Dreamers," and sit one-on-one with her to review your work during office hours.

    Karen Thompson Walker is the New York Times bestselling author of two novels, "The Dreamers," which has been optioned for television by Fox 21 and is a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice pick, and "The Age of Miracles," which was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, an Indies Choice Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award and named one of the best books of the year by Financial Times, Publishers Weekly, People, O., The Oprah Magazine, and Amazon. Her work has been translated into 27 languages. Her TED Talk about fear and the imagination has been viewed more than 2 million times. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Portland, Oregon.

    Books available for sale after the reading. Q&A and signing to follow. *fbl*

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  • Jan 12
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Karen Thompson Walker Fiction Workshop

    3:00 PM - Sunday - Admin Conference Room * Registration Required

    Register now for this workshop with an award-winning author.

    This fiction workshop will focus on beginnings. Through a series of in-class writing exercises and readings, we will explore what makes for a great opening page. This discussion will serve as a jumping off point for a wider conversation about various craft elements, including voice, point of view, dialogue, description, detail, and character. Please bring a pen and paper to class.

    Karen Thompson Walker is the New York Times bestselling author of two novels, "The Dreamers," which has been optioned for television by Fox 21 and is a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice pick, and "The Age of Miracles," which was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, an Indies Choice Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award and named one of the best books of the year by Financial Times, Publishers Weekly, People, O., The Oprah Magazine, and Amazon. Her work has been translated into 27 languages. Her TED Talk about fear and the imagination has been viewed more than 2 million times. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Portland, Oregon.

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  • Jan 13
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jan 13
    Writers Working: Office Hours with Karen Thompson Walker

    9:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom * Registration Required

    Get one-on-one coaching with Writer-in-Residence Karen Thompson Walker.

    Participants will spend 30 minutes with Karen reviewing their previously submitted work sample. Please submit up to five pages of fiction (in any genre) by January 2. The opening section tends to work best in this context, but you are welcome to submit any five pages of fiction. No cover letter or synopsis necessary, but please note if the sample is from a larger work or is a stand-alone such as a short story.

    Sign ups are required. Reserve a spot by calling (541) 312-1063 or emailing Paige at paigef@deschuteslibrary.org.

    Karen Thompson Walker is the New York Times bestselling author of two novels, "The Dreamers," which has been optioned for television by Fox 21 and is a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice pick, and "The Age of Miracles," which was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, an Indies Choice Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award and named one of the best books of the year by Financial Times, Publishers Weekly, People, O., The Oprah Magazine, and Amazon. Her work has been translated into 27 languages. Her TED Talk about fear and the imagination has been viewed more than 2 million times. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Portland, Oregon.

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  • Jan 13
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday - Second Floor North Tutor 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.org

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  • Jan 13
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 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.org

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