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  • Aug 3
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Strings - Cello Performance

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Tuesday -

    Click here to view this performance: https://youtu.be/PsYEesVx-ik or click View Performance link above.

    Enjoy the sounds of an acclaimed cellist playing a selection of unaccompanied cello music from composers in the 20th century.

    Distinguished celloist, Travis Allen, will be playing a selection of unaccompanied cello music from composers in the 20th century, including works by Croatian composer and cellist Rudalf Matz, and American composer Philip Glass.

    Travis Allen lives in his hometown of Bend, Oregon with his wife Kellie and his 4-year-old daughter Charlotte. Travis graduated with his Master degree in Cello from Portland State University, and Masters and Doctorate degrees in Musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While in Portland, Travis performed with members of the Oregon Symphony and the Portland Opera, and currently performs in the Sunriver Music Festival, is the Principal Cellist with Central Oregon Symphony, Bend Opera, the Bend Cello Collective, and the cellist in the Dove String Quartet. His studies have been with Hamilton Cheifetz at Portland State University and Geoffrey Rutkowdski at UC Santa Barbara.

    With over 20 years of teaching and performing experience, Travis has established himself as a distinguished cello instructor who has a tremendous love of and respect for students, seeking to be a teacher that guides and nurtures students to be independent, successful and caring human beings. Travis’s cello students have won scholarships, competitions, and have gone on to study at distinguished music schools. Travis is also a member of the music faculty at Central Oregon Community College, where he currently teaches Music History, as well as Music Theory and Musicianship.

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  • Aug 3
    ONLINE ONLY: Writers Writing - Where the Fur Ends and the Cat Begins

    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Tuesday - * Registration Required

    This is a live, interactive meeting. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link the day prior to the program. Registration closes at that time. Attendees are invited to share their videos.

    In this generative workshop we’ll explore the intersection of poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction.

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

    Through prompts and short readings, we’ll explore the elasticity, the resiliency, and the wellspring of language and expression. We’ll mix and unmatch genres and styles while re-imagining the invitation to write and renewing our commitment to the story we came to tell.

    High desert writer Ellen Waterston has published four poetry and three literary nonfiction titles, including, most recently, Walking the High Desert: Encounters with Rural America Along the Oregon Desert Trail, University of Washington Press, 2020. Hotel Domilocos, Moonglade Press, 2017 is her most recent collection of poetry. She serves on the faculty of OSU Cascades Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing, and is founder of the Writing Ranch, which conducts workshops and retreats for established and emerging writers, and of the annual Waterston Desert Writing Prize, recently adopted as a program of the High Desert Museum. She lives in central Oregon.
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  • Aug 4
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Aug 4
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Strings - Tassel Necklace Take-and-Make Craft

    6:00 PM - 6:35 PM | Wednesday - * Registration Required

    A link to view this program will be available beginning Wednesday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. Registered participants will receive information on kit pick-up prior to the program.

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

    Learn to make a colorful tassel necklace on a mysteriously adjustable clasp-free cord. Registration is required to receive a program kit, which will be available for scheduled pick-up at your preferred library prior to the event. Your craft kit will include everything you need, except for scissors. Supplies are limited. Julie Bowers is a Community Librarian with Deschutes Public Library, focusing on Early Literacy. She's been crafting since childhood, and finds it pairs beautifully with audiobooks. Current project: adding pockets to everything while listening to The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. *oo*

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  • Aug 9
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Aug 10
    ONLINE ONLY: Writers Working - Hold Your Doubt Like Gold with Jason Graham

    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Tuesday -

    This is a live, interactive meeting. Click here https://zoom.us/j/99684077347?pwd=WVhiamhPT2VDUjNmNko0T1pVODlkQT09 to join the meeting or click "Join Meeting" above.

    Recording available after the program.

    Explore how to utilize uncertainty as kindling for the sacred fire of inspiration. This workshop will focus on protecting the artistic vision while developing an ear for critique.

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

    MOsley WOtta (Jason Graham) is a transdisciplinary artist living in Central Oregon. His work is currently focused on “soft revolutions." He works with a small team of creatives at WAKE RECORDS.

    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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  • Aug 11
    Sunriver: The Library Book Club at Sunriver

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Wednesday - Patio

    Discuss The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw. Join via Zoom or in-person on the Sunriver Library Patio.

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

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

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  • Aug 11
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Aug 12
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

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

    Discuss Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel. Join via Zoom:https://zoom.us/j/95909648828

    Feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun online book club. New members always welcome. Pick-up a physical copy at the Redmond Library.

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  • Aug 12
    ONLINE ONLY: The Nonfiction Library Book Club

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

    Discuss Memoir Girl: a Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood by Cheryl Diamond. Available on Hoopla.

    Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91225347850

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  • Aug 14
    Sisters: Know Strings - Cornhusk Weaving Demonstration

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Saturday - Library South Patio

    Watch as Kelli Palmer demonstrates the art of cornhusk weaving and making basketry.

    This program will be held outside on the Sisters Library South Patio. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

    Kelli Palmer is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation of Oregon. "I am a combination of the Warm Springs, Wasco, Paiute, Shoshone, Yakama and Hoopa Tribes plus a little extra for good measure. I grew up and live on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation

    I watched my mom for years make baskets but I was too young to appreciate all the hard work, until I attended the Northwest Native American Basket Weavers gathering. I watched all the different Native teachers and was fascinated by the wonderful feeling in the room. So many different baskets, all beautiful! I picked up twine and yarn again this time seeing it in a new light. It was art.

    My home became covered in weaving materials. Lots of string, yarn, twine, hemp. I am lucky to have my mother as my teacher, whenever I have questions I just call and ask her. I feel calm and relaxed as I twine around and around getting lost in each twist and each color.

    I was handed a wonderful opportunity to teach and share my craft for the first time by being invited to the 2009 National Basketry Organization Basket Convention in Portland, Oregon. It was a great first teaching experience that has encouraged me to continue to weave, teach and learn.

    I have been making baskets for about 21 years and I am still asking questions of my mother, reading books and researching on the internet to learn more. Making these baskets just feels right to me and I will continue to learn as I experience new methods and opportunities."

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  • Aug 16
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Aug 17
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at La Pine

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

    Discuss "Blacktop Wasteland" by S.A. Cosby online using Zoom.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link:
    https://zoom.us/j/92441113342About the Book: A gritty, voice-driven thriller about a former getaway driver who thought he had escaped the criminal life who is pulled back in by race, poverty, and his own former life of crime. Beauregard "Bug" Montage is a man with many different titles: husband, father, friend, honest car mechanic. But before he gave it up, Bug used to be known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best Wheel Man on the East Coast. After a series of financial calamities, Bug feels he has no choice but to take one final job as the getaway driver for a daring diamond heist that could solve all his money troubles and allow him to go straight once and for all. Like "Ocean's Eleven" meets "Drive" (but with a mostly black cast of characters), Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of sons living up (or down) to their fathers; of a heist gone sideways; of a man ground down by economic desperation; of fast cars and daring chases and identity and love.*zm*

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  • Aug 17
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at East Bend

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

    Discuss "Blacktop Wasteland" by S.A. Cosby online using Zoom.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link:
    https://zoom.us/j/92441113342About the Book: A gritty, voice-driven thriller about a former getaway driver who thought he had escaped the criminal life who is pulled back in by race, poverty, and his own former life of crime. Beauregard "Bug" Montage is a man with many different titles: husband, father, friend, honest car mechanic. But before he gave it up, Bug used to be known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best Wheel Man on the East Coast. After a series of financial calamities, Bug feels he has no choice but to take one final job as the getaway driver for a daring diamond heist that could solve all his money troubles and allow him to go straight once and for all. Like "Ocean's Eleven" meets "Drive" (but with a mostly black cast of characters), Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of sons living up (or down) to their fathers; of a heist gone sideways; of a man ground down by economic desperation; of fast cars and daring chases and identity and love.*zm*

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  • Aug 17
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Strings - Sisters Rodeo: Past and Present

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Tuesday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning Tuesday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m.

    Hear the history of "The Biggest Little Show in the World" and its impact on the community.

    Dr. Bonnie Malone is celebrating her 40th year as a chiropractor, a practice she started shortly after moving to Sisters in 1981. When she joined the Sisters Rodeo Association in 1982 she found her Journalism degree from University of Oregon came in handy when she took over Programs and Advertising. She served on their Board of Directors for 38 years. Early on, she wrote a gossip column for The Nugget titled “Around Town” and was proudly one of the founders of SOAR, now the Sisters Park & Recreation District.

    Diane Prescott is on the Board of Directors with the Three Sisters Historical Society and has been a Sisters Rodeo Association member since 2006, being named Volunteer of the Year in 2013. She has also been involved with the High Desert Museum, Sisters Folk Festival and as President of the Central Oregon Donkey Association. She has applied her professional background in Business Administration, Marketing and Event Planning to all of these endeavors.

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  • Aug 18
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Aug 21
    Downtown Bend: Finding Gobi

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Saturday - Brooks Room

    Come and be taken on a journey, a true & inspiring story with New York Times bestselling author, Dion Leonard & his incredible dog, Gobi.

    Dion was competing in a 155 mile running race across the Gobi desert in China and a stray dog joined him for 77 miles and it changed both their lives forever. Hear about the drama, the heart ache & the near loss as Gobi goes missing in the huge city of Urumqi. Dion’s quest to find Gobi would change both of their lives forever.

    It’s an afternoon event not to be missed. You will get the chance to meet the duo, listen to their heartwarming story and have the opportunity to pick up your very own pawtographed and autographed copy of the book.

    Dion Leonard - Ultra Runner & best selling author of "Finding Gobi".
    In 2016 Dion Leonard was competing in a 155 mile running race across the Gobi desert in China when a stray dog joined him for 77 miles and it changed both their lives forever. Read more about this amazing true story and incredible journey at www.findinggobi.com.

    Dion started running in 2013 and has already achieved numerous top 10 finishes in ultra races around the world in the most extreme conditions. He's not only competed in but completed some of the world’s toughest multi stage ultra running races across the most inhospitable landscapes including two times at the "Toughest Footrace on Earth" the brutal 250km Marathon Des Sables. Dion has also run South Africa's 250km Kalahari Extreme Desert Race three times (winning in 2017), the Gobi Desert 250km, MDS Peru 250km, Cambodia 220km, Hurt 100, Mt Gaoligong 100 mile, Triple Crown of 200 milers and winning the inaugural 2019 Delirious West 200 in Australia.

    In 2019 Dion became the first man to complete both the Grand Slam of 100’s and the Leadman series in the one year, silver buckling at all 100’s. In July 2021 Dion will be running the toughest race on earth, the Badwater 135 in Death Valley.

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  • Aug 23
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

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

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

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  • Aug 23
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

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

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

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  • Aug 24
    ONLINE ONLY: Community Conversations - Inspiring Volunteer Action

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

    Do you find yourself talking about societal problems and wondering, "What can I do to help?" If you've ever wanted to help people or help solve local problems but were unsure how to get involved, come to the next Community Conversations event!

    Participating organizations:
    Council on Aging
    Habitat for Humanity
    Latino Community Association
    ONDA
    Restorative Justice and Equity
    YounityWe 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. *zm*

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  • Aug 25
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Aug 25
    The Library Book Club at Sisters

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

    Discuss The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. Join via Zoom or in-person at Sisters Library on the Patio/lawn.

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  • Aug 25
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Strings - Aerial Silks Performance

    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday -

    A link to view this performance will be available Wednesday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m.

    Enjoy the mesmerizing art of aerial silks with Central Oregon Aerial Arts.

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

    Kendall Knowles has been performing aerial arts for the past 17 years and has a passion for teaching students of all ages and abilities. She has performed at local events, festivals, and at the national aerial competition, Vivafest. Owner/founder and lead instructor for Central Oregon Aerial Arts, she is also an experienced rock climber and outdoor enthusiast. Kendall teaches all levels of aerial silks from beginning to advanced. Central Oregon Aerial Arts is where you can gain strength, confidence, and ensure you learn in a fun and safe environment!
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  • Aug 26
    ONLINE ONLY Know Strings: Dan Luce - An Evening Behind the Strings

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

    This is a live webinar. Click here to join https://zoom.us/j/94518537894 or click on Join Program above.

    A recording of this program will be available beginning August 31.

    Master Puppeteer Daniel Luce shares the story of his artistic journey and demonstrates his extraordinary puppet creations. Opportunity for audience Q&A with the artist.

    Daniel Luce is a master puppeteer, music producer and interdisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. Throughout 25+ years in puppetry, Dan has studied and performed internationally under the late German marionette master, Albrecht Roser and American marionette master, Phillip Huber (Oz the Great and Powerful, Being John Malkovich). He is a repeat alumnus of the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. Dan worked for 13 years as a puppet designer and artisan fabricator for the world-renowned Michael Curry Design, where he collaborated regularly with clients including Disney, Cirque du Soleil, Universal Studios and Blue Man Group.

    In late 2018, Dan launched his own puppet-centric production company, Sacred Playplace Studios, where he continues to produce original works of puppetry, music and film from his home studios, often in collaboration with his wife, Tracy McFarland, and a close circle of artists, musicians and puppeteers. *zm* *asl*

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  • Aug 27
    The Library Book Club at Downtown Bend

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

    Read and Discuss "The House in the Cerulean Sea" by TJ Klune

    This meeting will be in-person at an outdoor location in close proximity to the Downtown Bend Library. Contact Rya Fennewald for location details.

    "A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they're likely to bring about the end of days. But the children aren't the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn. An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place--and realizing that family is yours".

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  • Aug 28
    Redmond: Know Strings - Sweet Whiskey Lips Performs

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Saturday - Front Lawn

    Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy an hour of music by local alt country trio.

    As one of Central Oregon's longest-gigging bands, Sweet Whiskey Lips plays alt-country music with a rock sensibility, putting their own spin on songs you thought you knew. Elise Michaels tears it up on vocals & guitar, Mark Gillem adds tasty licks with pedal steel, dobro, and mandolin, Chris Whaley thumps that bass, and Steve Williams gives a kick on percussion. If you aren't enthralled with their version of Lucinda Williams' Can't Let Go, singing along to a Dylan tune, or crying in your beer after Slaid Cleaves' Broke Down, then you aren't there. Come for one of the best set lists you'll hear from any band - originals, blues, covers - done with a twist like only Sweet Whiskey Lips can lay it out.

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  • Aug 30
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

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

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

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  • Aug 30
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

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

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

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  • Aug 30
    Poetry Slam "Express Yourself" at Silver Moon Brewing

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Monday - Silver Moon Brewing * Registration Required

    Join us for an evening of poetry, expression, and friendly competition. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read at our open mic and poetry slam: Express Yourself.

    The intention of this space is to cultivate a deeply rooted, intersectional community through art. We aim to cultivate a sense of safety and belonging in an intentional container where we honor each other and the beingness of many different kinds of people. We also aim to cultivate this as a trauma-informed space and we recognize that our deepest expression can often go hand-in-hand with our deepest wounds. If your poetry contains topics that may trigger others, we ask you to please provide a trigger warning and express desire for consent from the community. That could look something like, "Trigger warning: this poem addresses the trauma of assault.

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

    Prizes: Sponsored by Healing Justice Collective

    Sponsor: Deschutes Public Library

    Guest Judges to Be Announced

    Guest Artist to Be Announced

    Format and Schedule:
    6pm- Welcome music, remarks, introductions of hosts, artist, judges, format overview.

    6:15- Open Mic for those wanting to warm up or try something out on the mic. Judges welcome to read! Each person gets 5 minutes at the mic.

    6:45- Poetry slam intro- review set list and criteria for judging and prizes!

    6:50- Poetry Slam! Each person gets 5 mins at the mic with immediate scoring following their set by a panel of guest judges.

    7:30- Closing set by Guest Artist

    7:50- Winners & prizes announced

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  • Aug 31
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Strings - Creating a Rod-Marionette

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

    This is live workshop. Register for the event to receive a Zoom link the day before the workshop. Space is limited. Supplies will be provided and available for pick up at preferred library branch.

    Master Puppeteer Daniel Luce guides participants to the creation of their very own "Rod-Marionette." Participants will work from a kit of prepared materials provided by the artist, to have their puppets up and dancing in no time! No experience necessary, just an eagerness to learn and create!

    Additional supplies list:
    Puppet Making Workshop Supply List
    Scissors
    a lighter
    small pliers (not critical, but helpful)Daniel Luce is a master puppeteer, music producer and interdisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. Throughout 25+ years in puppetry, Dan has studied and performed internationally under the late German marionette master, Albrecht Roser and American marionette master, Phillip Huber (Oz the Great and Powerful, Being John Malkovich). He is a repeat alumnus of the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. Dan worked for 13 years as a puppet designer and artisan fabricator for the world-renowned Michael Curry Design, where he collaborated regularly with clients including Disney, Cirque du Soleil, Universal Studios and Blue Man Group.

    In late 2018, Dan launched his own puppet-centric production company, Sacred Playplace Studios, where he continues to produce original works of puppetry, music and film from his home studios, often in collaboration with his wife, Tracy McFarland, and a close circle of artists, musicians and puppeteers.

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