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  • May 24
    Downtown Bend: Know Wonder - Death Café

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Discuss death with a friendly group. Ages 16+.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Free of agenda or ideology, the aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Not a grief support group, it is no more and no less than a friendly group discussing death. Facilitated by Cheryl Adcox RN, an End of Life Doula and experienced Death Café facilitator. Death Cafés are a growing international movement of people gathering together in a relaxed and safe setting to eat tasty treats, drink tea, and discuss death. Learn more at https://deathcafe.com/what/.

    Cheryl Adcox has been a Registered Nurse since 2003 with a background in Oncology and Hospice care. She received her certification as an End of Life Doula through Quality of Life Care in 2019. She is a graduate of the two year Anamcara Program offered through Sacred Art of Living in Bend, OR and is also a certified facilitator of the Institute of Noetic Science's Conscious Aging Workshops. Furthering her work in the community, Cheryl has offered Death Café's in Bend since October 2018 and also facilitates Living Funeral Ceremonies. Cheryl is committed to quality end of life care and offers compassionate, nonjudgmental support, calming presence, education and advocacy. Visit her website at: https://deathdoulahandinhand.com/.

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  • May 25
    Sunriver: Know Wonder: Wondering How to Rethink Plastic Waste?

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

    Discover actions you can take to reduce reliance on single-use plastics.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person programs.

    Did you know that less than 9% of the plastic ever produced is recycled? Meanwhile, 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today, and over 60% of paper and 90% of paperboard gets recycled. There's a lot we can do to address our plastics problem from learning to recycle right to reducing our reliance on single-use plastics. Udara Abeysekera, Program Manager of the Rethink Waste Project at the Environmental Center, will share tips and resources for rethinking our relationship with plastic stuff. This interactive discussion will cover actions we can take in our homes and community to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastics.


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  • May 25
    East Bend: Know Wonder - Wonderful World of Herbs and Spices

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Wednesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Learn all about herbs and spices in this cooking class.

    This is an in-person program. Registration is required. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    This Herb and Spice Primer will cover:
    ‣ Flavor families from different cuisines
    ‣ The 5 flavors our tongue recognizes
    ‣ How to buy, store and substitute fresh for dried herbs and spices
    ‣ Guidelines when using a pinch vs a teaspoon
    ‣ Stocking the pantry with a basic spice list that everyone should have.

    We will enjoy some samples of dishes using fresh herbs and spices. Handouts and recipes included.

    Suzanne Landry is a Celebrity Chef, Wellness Educator and author of The Passionate Vegetable and Fresh Food Matters. Suzanne has over thirty five years' experience as a culinary instructor, educator, and industry consultant, and has inspired many people toward a healthier lifestyle.

    She was the founder and director of Nature's Table Cooking School and Catering Company. Working for the renowned Issels Medical Center, she developed the nutrition education program for their cancer patients. She developed new food products for Nabisco Foods, Spice Hunter and Fantastic Foods.

    She currently offers public cooking classes and private cooking parties, catering and farmer market tours. Learn more at http://www.suzannelandry.com/

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  • May 25
    ONLINE ONLY Sisters: The Library Book Club

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

    Discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

    Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94500002722

    The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect? Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins. As with her New York Times-bestselling debut The Mothers, Brit Bennett offers an engrossing page-turner about family and relationships that is immersive and provocative, compassionate and wise.
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  • May 26
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 26
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 27
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 27
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club at Downtown Bend

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

    Discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

    This is an in-person event. Wearing a face covering is recommended at all in-person, indoor events.

    The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect? Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins. As with her New York Times-bestselling debut The Mothers, Brit Bennett offers an engrossing page-turner about family and relationships that is immersive and provocative, compassionate and wise"--Provided by publisher

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  • May 27
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 28
    Redmond: Know Wonder - The James Webb Space Telescope

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    What can we learn about the universe from the JWST?

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Launched on December 25th of 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope will usher in a new era in cosmology and astronomy. The JWST was designed to conduct near infrared astronomy to see old and distant objects better than Hubble, with hopes that it will help us better understand the formation of stars, planets and galaxies. In this talk, Dr. Wendi Wampler will outline the design of the telescope, the data it will collect, and what kinds of new insights it will help us understand about the universe.

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


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  • May 29
    Downtown Bend: Know Wonder - The James Webb Space Telescope

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Sunday - Brooks Room

    What can we learn about the universe from the JWST?

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Launched on December 25th of 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope will usher in a new era in cosmology and astronomy. The JWST was designed to conduct near infrared astronomy to see old and distant objects better than Hubble, with hopes that it will help us better understand the formation of stars, planets and galaxies. In this talk, Dr. Wendi Wampler will outline the design of the telescope, the data it will collect, and what kinds of new insights it will help us understand about the universe.

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


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  • May 31
    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.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Jun 1
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

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

    Free 30-minute virtual consultations with a local lawyer.

    This is an online program. Registration is required.

    Lawyers are able to help with Oregon civil-law questions including family law (divorce and custody), employment, housing, estate planning and more. They are unable to help with criminal-law questions or questions about laws in other states.

    Appointments run from 5:30-8pm. Registrants must log in at 5pm to claim an appointment time.

    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 5:30-8pm.

    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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  • Jun 2
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 2
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 2
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 2
    Fanny Pack Sewing Craft at DIY Cave

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Thursday - DIY Cave * Registration Required

    Create your own fanny pack with guided instruction.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events. Space is limited. Registration closes Friday, June 3. Ages 15+.

    Join us at the DIY Cave for an afternoon filled with fun as we talk about materials, processes, and sew your own version of one of salty's favorite bags - an all-purpose fanny pack!

    The Salty Boob helps keep retired gear out of the landfill and in the adventure loop for years to come! The Salty Boob's various adventure products are designed and manufactured by hand in Bend, OR from repurposed materials. http://www.thesaltyboob.life/

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  • Jun 3
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 3
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 3
    Authors Willy Vlautin and Jonathan Evison at High Desert Music Hall

    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Friday - High Desert Music Hall

    Two of our favorite Northwest authors, Willy Vlautin and Jonathan Evison, take the stage at Redmond's High Desert Music Hall.

    Food and beverages available for purchase.

    In his sixth novel, The Night Always Comes, Vlautin explores the idea of the American dream and the impacts of gentrification, greed, and opportunism on ordinary, working class lives. This scorching, noir-ish tale follows a young woman, Lynette, over the course of two days and nights as she endeavors to secure the money needed to buy the house she rents with her mother and developmentally disabled brother.

    Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Willy Vlautin is the author of six novels including his sixth, The Night Always Comes, which explores the idea of the American dream and the impacts of gentrification, greed, and opportunism on ordinary, working class lives. He is also the founder of the bands Richmond Fontaine and The Delines. Vlautin started writing stories and songs at the age of eleven after receiving his first guitar. Inspired by songwriters and novelists Paul Kelly, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, William Kennedy, Raymond Carver, and John Steinbeck, Vlautin works diligently to tell working class stories in his novels and songs. Vlautin lives near Portland, Oregon with his wife, dog, cats, and horses.

    Jonathan Evison is the New York Times Bestselling author of seven novels, most recently Small World, which Booklist called "a masterpiece...the qunitessential Great American Novel," and the Christian Science Monitor called "a modern classic." Sherman Alexie has called Evison "the most honest white man alive." He lives with his family in Washington State.

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  • Jun 4
    Downtown Bend: National Soul Food - Food Is Culture

    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Saturday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Sample authentic soul food as we learn about the importance of food in Black culture.

    This is an in-person program. Registration is required. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Victoria Guthrie presents information about the importance of food in relation to black culture. Culturally, food points to pertinent historical information about people; where they came from, what they went through and the strength and creativity required to survive hardships. Soul food played a major role in shaping American cuisine and tells a colorful story about black history. This presentation will cover food-related terms and their ties to black culture. Join us as we discuss and take time to sample some authentic soul food. Remember, food is culture.

    Hello all, my name is Victoria and I am a descendant of the Maroon tribes in Jamaica. My love for food began at a very young age as I learned about my family's slave history through foods such as ox tail stew and chicken feet soup. Spreading the word about the importance of food within culture continues to be a strong value of mine and a lifelong goal. Hopefully, Bend will become a city that encourages community connections through word of mouth stories of our ancestors over the sharing of food. Let's dream together.

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  • Jun 6
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 6
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 7
    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.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Jun 7
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

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

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Jun 7
    Daylight Canoe Trip with Wanderlust Tours

    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Tuesday - Lobby * Registration Required

    Paddle a Cascade Lake on this guided canoe tour. Ages 12+

    This is an in-person program. Registration is required. Masks are recommended in the transport van.

    THIS CANOE TOUR INCLUDES:
    • Professional guide & award-winning naturalist interpretation
    • Gear: canoes, paddles, PFDs
    • Transportation: to and from the event, departing from the Downtown Bend Library Lobby

    PLEASE BRING:
    • Sun Protection: Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
    • Layers: warm clothing including a shell jacket for variable weather
    • Miscellaneous Gear: Water bottle, camera, swimsuit (optional)

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    • Please arrive no later than 1:50 p.m.
    • Check in at Downtown Bend Library Lobby
    • Late arrivals cannot be accommodated
    • Participants must sign waiver prior to departure
    • Tour will last approximately three hours, plus transportation time

    Wanderlust canoes have two paddling positions and include room in the middle for a third non-paddling passenger. Canoe tours are best for all skill levels. The weight limit per a canoe is 1100 lbs.

    Mission: Wanderlust Tours exists to inspire their guests and vibrantly share the natural and cultural history of Oregon in order to instill appreciation and protection of the environment.

    Ethic: Wanderlust holds great respect for the natural surroundings of their tours and hope to introduce people to delicate ecosystems while maintaining a low impact on the environment.

    Wanderlust Tours offers half-day naturalist-guided tours and trips throughout the year in Bend, Sunriver, and Sisters, Oregon. They have specialized in outdoor tours, outdoor activities, and things to do in Bend Oregon since 1993. Renowned for their knowledgeable and professional guides, Wanderlust small group tours take you away from crowds to seek out the quiet of the Central Oregon Cascade lakes, rivers, forests, and caves. They offer the very best variety of things to do in Bend, Oregon!


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  • Jun 7
    East Bend: Open Hub Singing Club

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Tuesday - Meeting Room

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

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events. Singing masks will be available for all attendees.

    Group singing is one of the most ancient technologies of belonging. Especially after over a year of keeping away from one another, this is a potent opportunity to come together to give ourselves the neurochemical and emotional reboot of making beautiful sounds together.

    Community songleader Ian Carrick is reinvigorating our culture with singing. Somehow we've mostly forgotten that singing together 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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  • Jun 9
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM | Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Discuss "They Called Us Enemy" by George Takei.

    You can attend this program online or in person. To take part online, register by
    using the “Register Here for Online Access” link above. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Take part in a mind-expanding discussion of this months read. Learn about the author and discuss their writing in this Librarian lead discussion. Join us in-person at the Redmond Library or online via zoom. To join online use this link https://zoom.us/j/95909648828

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  • Jun 9
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 9
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 9
    ONLINE ONLY: The Nonfiction Library Book Club

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

    Discuss Letter to a Stranger Essays to the Ones That Haunt Us by Colleen Kinder and Leslie Jamison.

    Join via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83467736861

    An anthology of short, intimate second-person essays by a diverse range of writers, each honoring a fleeting encounter with a stranger met while traveling that left a profound and lasting impact; with a foreword by bestselling author Leslie Jamison. *zm*

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  • Jun 9
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 9
    Online Only: Writers Writing - Dr. Carr's Ecopoetry Jukebox

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Thursday - * Registration Required

    Dr. Carr's Ecopoetry Jukebox is an interactive, electronic jukebox with twelve ecopoetic selections. During the workshop, you'll learn about how the Ecopoetry Jukebox works, why it was made, and how that matters to you and your own artistic practice.

    This is a live, interactive workshop. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link to join the meeting.

    Along the way, we'll explore a diverse selection of ecopoets, some living and some dead, some "canonical" and some "experimental;" we'll discuss how these poets are making homes in the medium of poetry (eco = home and poesis = to make); and we'll brainstorm strategies for writing our own ecopoems. Then, we’ll play the Ecopoetry Jukebox together, using our selections to generate original creative work. We’ll end the session with sharing, reflection, and prompts for deeper exploration.

    This highly generative workshop is open to all levels of poets and writers, as well as folks who haven’t yet identified themselves as poets and writers!

    Emily Carr is a Tarot storyteller, ransom artist, divorce poet, and ecofeminist teacher. After she got an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, she took a doctorate in ecopoetics at the University of Calgary. These days, she's Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at New College of Florida. Her McSweeney's collection, whosoever has let a minotaur enter them, or a sonnet-, inspired a beer of the same name, brewed at the Ale Apothecary in Bend, Oregon. Emily's Tarot romance, Name Your Bird Without A Gun, is now available from Spork. Emily has published essays on storytelling and the Tarot in American Poetry Review (September/October 2019) and the Writer's Chronicle (Spring 2020).

    Visit her at:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-carr-poet/
    https://www.ifshedrawsadoor.com/
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  • Jun 9
    Starlight Canoe Paddle with Wanderlust Tours

    8:00 PM - 12:00 AM | Thursday - Lobby * Registration Required

    Paddle a Cascade Lake on this nighttime guided canoe tour. Ages 12+

    This is an in-person program. Registration is required. Masks are recommended in the transport van.

    THIS CANOE TOUR INCLUDES:
    • Professional guide & award-winning naturalist interpretation
    • Gear: canoes, paddles, PFDs, headlamps
    • Transportation: to and from the event, departing from the Downtown Bend Library Lobby

    PLEASE BRING:
    • Layers: warm clothing including a shell jacket for variable weather
    • Miscellaneous Gear: Water bottle, camera, swimsuit (optional)

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    • Please arrive no later than 7:50 p.m.
    • Check in at Downtown Bend Library Lobby
    • Late arrivals cannot be accommodated
    • Participants must sign waiver prior to departure
    • Tour will last approximately three hours, plus transportation time.
    • Tour will end at MIDNIGHT

    Our canoes have two paddling positions and include room in the middle for a third non-paddling passenger. Canoe tours are best for all ages and skill levels. The weight limit per a canoe is 1100 lbs.

    Mission: Wanderlust Tours exists to inspire their guests and vibrantly share the natural and cultural history of Oregon in order to instill appreciation and protection of the environment.

    Ethic: Wanderlust holds great respect for the natural surroundings of their tours and hope to introduce people to delicate ecosystems while maintaining a low impact on the environment.

    Wanderlust Tours offers half-day naturalist-guided tours and trips throughout the year in Bend, Sunriver, and Sisters, Oregon. They have specialized in outdoor tours, outdoor activities, and things to do in Bend Oregon since 1993. Renowned for their knowledgeable and professional guides, Wanderlust small group tours take you away from crowds to seek out the quiet of the Central Oregon Cascade lakes, rivers, forests, and caves. They offer the very best variety of things to do in Bend, Oregon!

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  • Jun 13
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 13
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 14
    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.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Jun 14
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

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

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Jun 14
    Downtown Bend: Writers Working - State of the Agent Panel

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

    Publishing agents answer questions about the industry.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    So called "gate keepers," with myriad routes to publication available today – traditional, hybrid, boutique, or
    simply self-published (too often prematurely)–coupled with the further consolidation of what is now the Big Four houses, what role do literary agents any longer play in the industry? This panel will feature representatives from three agencies discussing what they're looking for in writers, what they’re not, how publishing independently can undermine publisher interest, where they fit in and what they can do for you, as well as field questions from participants. Sponsored by the Sunriver Writers' Summit.

    Central Oregon Writers Guild's mission is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Our goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers.

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  • Jun 15
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

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

    Free 30-minute virtual consultations with a local lawyer.

    This is an online program. Registration is required.

    Lawyers are able to help with Oregon civil-law questions including family law (divorce and custody), employment, housing, estate planning and more. They are unable to help with criminal-law questions or questions about laws in other states.

    Appointments run from 5:30-8pm. Registrants must log in at 5pm to claim an appointment time.

    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 5:30-8pm.

    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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  • Jun 15
    Redmond: Open Hub Singing Club

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Wednesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events. Singing masks will be available for all attendees.

    Group singing is one of the most ancient technologies of belonging. Especially after over a year of keeping away from one another, this is a potent opportunity to come together to give ourselves the neurochemical and emotional reboot of making beautiful sounds together.

    Community songleader Ian Carrick is reinvigorating our culture with singing. Somehow we've mostly forgotten that singing together 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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  • Jun 16
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 16
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 16
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 17
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 17
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

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

    Discuss Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    This is an in-person event. Wearing a face covering is recommended at all in-person, indoor events.

    Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it's the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she's twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she's pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies.

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  • Jun 17
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 21
    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.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Jun 21
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

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

    Read and discuss The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    About the book: In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. There's Red Ron, the infamous former socialist firebrand, still causing trouble; gentle Joyce, widowed, pining for another resident, but surely not as innocent as she seems; Ibrahim, a former therapist who understands the darker side of human nature; and Elizabeth? Well, no one is quite sure who she really is, but she's definitely not a woman to underestimate. When a local developer is found dead, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. The friends might be septuagenarians, but they are cleverer than most. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before its too late?

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  • Jun 21
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

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

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Jun 21
    East Bend: Let's Talk About It Training with KIDS Center

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

    Examine child development through a social, physical, and developmental lens.

    You can attend this program online or in person. Registration is required. Register by using the "Register Here" link above. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Created for parents, caregivers, and those who work with or on behalf of children, this 2-hour training provides education and insight on the ages and stages of a child’s development, examining each through a social, physical, and developmental lens. The training also provides guidance on how to talk to children about their bodies. You will learn about neurotypical childhood and adolescent development and determine what is considered problematic or inappropriate behavior in children and youth. Participants will go through scenarios to gain hands-on experience on how to handle certain behaviors, situations, or questions that a child may have with the appropriate response while remaining calm. The training is ideal for participants with or who work with children and youth ages 0-17 years old. *hy*

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  • Jun 21
    Downtown Bend:Writers Writing - The Surprising Form of Memory: Writing a Pantoum

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Tuesday - Meyer Classroom * Registration Required

    Explore a fascinating form of poetry: the pantoum.

    The ancient pantoum is an ideal form for writing about the past. With a little direction, even uncertain writers are eased into shaping their crystalline memories, and more experienced writers will have the chance to delve into subjects that might not have opened up for them before.

    Lauren Camp will offer brief historical background on the form, then lead students in an idea-generating exercise to produce raw material for each student’s unique pantoum. Students will begin to see the juxtaposition and reverberation of sound and themes. Excitement builds quickly as students follow the form through to its ending.

    Open to all levels. Come prepared with pen, paper and enthusiasm.

    Lauren Camp is the author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press). She is the recipient of the Dorset Prize and was a finalist for the Arab American Book Award. Her poems have appeared in DIAGRAM, Poem-a-Day, Witness, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere, and have been translated into Mandarin, Turkish, Spanish, and Arabic. Learn more at www.laurencamp.com

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