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  • Jan 25
    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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  • Jan 25
    Downtown Bend: Know '20s- Improve Your Life in 20 Minutes a Day

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Decrease stress and improve your health in just 20 minutes a day.

    Today's fast-paced world can be chaotic and overwhelming. Discover how you can decrease your stress level, increase your ability to cope with life's demands, and improve your health and longevity in just 20 minutes a day. Practice tools for mindfulness, meditation, and breathing techniques to use at home. Learn how to "Tap away" stress and unhelpful habits.

    Facilitator Tammy Goen helps people decrease stress, anxiety and overwhelm, through personal coaching and energy healing. With a focus on mindfulness, shifting unhelpful thought patterns, and homeopathy she helps them create healthier, more fulfilling lives and slow down the aging process. A Highly Sensitive Person herself, Tammy specializes in work with other HSPs.

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  • Jan 25
    Redmond: Music in Public Places

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Main Lobby

    Enjoy an hour of music courtesy of Central Oregon Symphony.

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  • Jan 25
    Sisters: Music in Public Places

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Enjoy an hour of music courtesy of Central Oregon Symphony

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  • Jan 25
    East Bend: Community Questions - On Compassion

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Liz
    Discuss the impact compassion has on us during this facilitated conversation.

    Carol Delmonico and Casey Davis facilitate this "listening session" for us to grow our capacity to hear each other. Listening this way helps us build a community, and world, that values all voices. These sessions are rooted in work outlined in "Stoke Your Woke," the interactive, personal growth and community building tool written by Delmonico and illustrated by Davis.

    Carol Delmonico is a curious "truth" seeker, visionary coach, and a mama who has an innate belief in humanity. She is a Cultural Change Agent for these transformative times. She coaches and mentors humans who are open to engaging in fresh perspectives. Get in touch with her at www.caroldelmonico.com

    Casey Davis is a mother, a designer, and a community advocate. She enjoys working collaboratively with creative thinkers to envision and create a world where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive. Check out her design work at www.caseydavisdesign.com and her community building efforts at http://www.bendlivinghood.com

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  • Jan 26
    Downtown Bend: Volunteer Expo

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Visit with organizations that need civic-minded individuals.

    Looking for a way to serve your community? Stop by the library and visit with community organizations looking for civic-minded individuals who want to make a positive impact.

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  • Jan 27
    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.

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  • Jan 27
    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 27
    Redmond: Thrilling Mysteries Book Club

    11:30 AM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Discuss "Then She Was Gone" by Lisa Jewell.

    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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  • Jan 27
    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 28
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time at the Library

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jan 28
    East Bend: Landlord-Tenant Law

    5:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Legal Aid workshop: landlord-tenant law.

    Lawyers from Legal Aid Services of Central Oregon talk about current Oregon landlord-tenant law. This is a general workshop, presenters are unable to answer questions about specific cases.

    Free, but space is limited and registration is requested.

    Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is a statewide non-profit organization that provides access to legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. LASO’s mission is to achieve justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services.

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  • Jan 29
    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 29
    East Bend: History Pub Encore - From Frontier Newspapering to the Digital Age

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Extra! Extra! Learn all about how an Oregon family shaped Oregon's news landscape.

    The presentation will describe how the modern-day EO Media Group evolved from a weekly newspaper established in Pendleton in 1875 to a multi-city combination of daily and weekly publications throughout Oregon. It covers how powerful and colorful editors helped shape important events not only in communities where the papers operated, but in the state at large. How the company newspapers handled important episodes, such as the rise of the KKK, impact of the Great Depression, community response to wars, environmental issues, and rise of right-wing extremism will be touched on. Finally, the talk will tell how, over time, the EO Media Group stayed in front of the technological changes driving the publication of newspapers. A strong commitment to the values of community journalism by the family behind the company lie at the heart of the company’s success.

    William Willingham is a fourth-generation Oregonian. He was born and raised in Pendleton and now lives in Portland, working as a Consulting Historian. He received his BA from Willamette University and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He has written several books on Oregon history, including "Grit and Ink: An Oregon Family’s Adventures in Newspapering, 1908-2018 (2019);" "Starting Over: Community Building on the Eastern Oregon Frontier (2005);" "Collegiate Architecture in the West: Willamette University, 1842-2012 (2019);" "Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon, 1850-1950 (1999)."

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  • Jan 29
    Downtown Bend: Democracy - We've Got Issues

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Let's talk about voter suppression and Gerrymandering.

    We live in interesting times and face increasing divisiveness in our country. The library has created a space to discover where we can agree, where we can compromise, and where we can disagree with civility as we discuss some of the most contentious issues of the day. Join us as we deepen our understanding of issues through the lens of constitutional history and legal rulings. These discussions are guided by constitutional scholar and OSU Professor Emeritus James Foster.

    James Foster is a founding faculty member of OSU-Cascades. Mr. Foster has taught courses on constitutional law, administrative law, gender and law, and American political thought. He has published articles on legal education, and written about affirmative action, equality debates and the Oregon Judicial Branch. He is co-editor of the book "Governing Through Courts" and co-author of the two-volume "Constitutional Law: Cases in Context." Foster has taught twice in London and in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was book review editor of Legal Studies Forum for ten years, and has served as president of the Pacific Coast Association of pre-law studies and the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association. Since leaving full-time teaching in December 2016, Foster is OSU Professor Emeritus.

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  • Jan 29
    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 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 29
    Sunriver: CreativeBug - Carving Rubber Stamps

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Learn together and explore stamp making. Registration required.

    Beginners wanted! Learn a new skill, connect, and have a bit of fun trying a new craft. In this DIY workshop, we will watch and follow along with the CreativeBug "Carving Rubber Stamps" class. Use a template or design your stamp from scratch. No skill required. Supplies provided.

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  • Jan 30
    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 30
    Downtown Bend: Meet the Architects - Envisioning the Library's Future

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Central Oregon experienced immense growth in the first 20 years of the 21st century. It's estimated the county will swell to nearly 215,000 people in 2020--a nearly 85-percent increase in the population from 2000. To prepare for a dynamic next chapter, we invite you to take part in interactive discussions with the library's architects to learn more about the renovation, expansion, and enhancement plans for libraries throughout the county. Free, no registration required.

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  • Jan 30
    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 30
    10 Barrel East: Meet the Architects - Envisioning the Library's Future

    6:00 PM - Thursday - 10 Barrel Eastside Pub

    Central Oregon experienced immense growth in the first 20 years of the 21st century. It's estimated the county will swell to nearly 215,000 people in 2020--a nearly 85-percent increase in the population from 2000. To prepare for a dynamic next chapter, we invite you to take part in interactive discussions with the library's architects to learn more about the renovation, expansion, and enhancement plans for libraries throughout the county. Free, no registration required.

    This session is being held at 10 Barrel East Side.

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  • Jan 31
    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 31
    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 31
    Redmond: Find Your Next Read

    2:00 PM - Friday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Learn about resources librarians use to find new books!

    Ever have trouble finding the next book to read? This program will introduce you to a wide variety of electronic, print, and social connections that will keep you reading amazing authors. Explore Novelist, FantasticFiction, Libby, Overdrive, book newsletters and websites, and print resources like BookPage and the New York Times Book Review.

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  • Feb 1
    Downtown Bend: Taiko Drum Open Studios

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room

    Open Studios featuring Caldera's January Artists in Residence, Unit Souzou, a performing ensemble rooted in traditions of Taiko, Japanese folk dance, and theatre.

    Unit Souzou will share a dynamic work-in-progress showing of their new project "Constant State of Otherness", which builds empathy and identity by exploring experiences of home, belonging, movement, and kinship. Through movement, storytelling, audio clips and taiko, this new theatrical work will be a series of identity stories based on the life experiences of the company and community engagement participants spanning from the east to west coasts of the United States weaving a narrative, rhythmic journey.

    This project is being created in collaboration with community members from Central Oregon and will be presented at Caldera in spring 2020.

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  • Feb 3
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Feb 3
    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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  • Feb 3
    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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  • Feb 3
    Downtown Bend: Community Conversations - Civility

    5:30 PM - Monday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Explore the meaning of civility.

    At a time of heightened divisions in our nation and world, we hear calls for civility in our discourse. Our next Community Conversation will provide a space to explore the meaning of civility in a variety of circumstances, how it can be applied in our lives and our community, the upsides and the downsides, and the question of how appropriate civility is in the face of incivility.

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  • Feb 4
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time at the Library

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Feb 4
    Redmond: Know Japan - Traditional Origami Workshop

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Discover the art of paper folding and how intricate it can be!

    Join us for an Origami workshop to create fun traditional origami items. Start with some basic folds and easier origami items like the Samurai helmet, balloon, heart, and jumping frog and then work your way to the origami crane - the most iconic of origami animals.

    Leela Morimoto has been folding Origami for almost 30 years - starting with cranes, houses, and balloons. Over time she became enamored with modular origami and spent all of her free time folding to create every combination of shapes possible. This led to designing a custom shape, now her most popular line of jewelry (she even has a patent pending).

    Leela says "dynamic textures, colors, and patterns surround us every day: what better medium to capture this fascination than in paper, where options are almost endless!" She has made blueprints into earrings, art prints into night lights, and even translated origami shapes into 2-D silhouettes to cut out of acrylic and bamboo plywood.

    http://www.leemodesigns.com/ *asl*

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  • Feb 5
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    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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  • Feb 5
    La Pine: Know Japan - Traditional Origami Workshop

    3:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Discover the art of paper folding and how intricate it can be!

    Join us for an Origami workshop to create fun traditional origami items. Start with some basic folds and easier origami items like the Samurai helmet, balloon, heart, and jumping frog and then work your way to the origami crane - the most iconic of origami animals.

    Leela Morimoto has been folding Origami for almost 30 years - starting with cranes, houses, and balloons. Over time she became enamored with modular origami and spent all of her free time folding to create every combination of shapes possible. This led to designing a custom shape, now her most popular line of jewelry (she even has a patent pending).

    Leela says "dynamic textures, colors, and patterns surround us every day: what better medium to capture this fascination than in paper, where options are almost endless!" She has made blueprints into earrings, art prints into night lights, and even translated origami shapes into 2-D silhouettes to cut out of acrylic and bamboo plywood.

    http://www.leemodesigns.com/

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  • Feb 5
    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 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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  • Feb 5
    Downtown Bend Library: Know Japan - Ukiyo-e, Japonisme, & the Modern Art World

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Explore the influence of Japanese art on 19th and 20th Century European art world.

    Ukiyo-e (literally “pictures of the floating world”) is the traditional Japanese name given to paintings and prints primarily depicting the lively world of theatres, brothels, and their surrounds in early modern Edo (present-day Tokyo.) Later, as the popularity of ukiyo-e prints increased and they became more widely produced and circulated, the range of subject matter expanded to include landscapes, mythical scenes, erotica, etc. The isolationist Tokugawa regime was toppled in 1868, which opened up trade between Japan and the Western world for the first time in over 200 years. This period brought a tremendous influx of Japanese art, including ukiyo-e, to Europe. This new exposure to Japanese art and culture was so influential to modern European artists that a special term, “Japonisme,” was coined to describe those works of European art, architecture, and design that showcased Japanese-inspired stylistic features. The influence of Japanese art, especially ukiyo-e, changed the course of modern art, and helped open the doors to the abstraction of the early 20th Century. In this talk, COCC professor of Art History Jason Lamb will explore the history and influence of Japanese ukiyo-e prints on the modern European art world, as seen in the work of late 19th and early 20th Century artists like Mary Cassatt, Vincent Van Gogh, Alfred Stieglitz, and more.

    Jason Lamb is beginning his seventh year as the lead professor of Art History at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) in Bend, Oregon. A published artist and art historian with a research specialization in Early 20th Century Avant-Garde Art, Jason earned a pair of BFA degrees in Painting and Art History from the University of Illinois before going on to complete his MA in Art History at Northern Illinois University. His Master’s thesis explored the complex relationship between French and German avant-garde art and political nationalism during World War I. Born and raised in Central Illinois, Jason taught Art and Art History at a number of Illinois colleges and universities before accepting his current position at COCC in 2013. He is active in the local arts community in Bend, regularly lecturing and participating in community arts events in coordination with local high schools, art galleries, and the Deschutes Public Library. Aside from his role as a professor, Jason has worked on and off over the years as a concept artist and animator in the video game industry, where his work has been published in several commercially available video games. In addition to teaching, Jason’s professional role at COCC includes the curriculum design and scheduling of all the college’s Art History course offerings, the hiring of part-time and adjunct Art History faculty, as well the organization of the popular campus-wide field trip to the Portland Art Museum (an annual event he created.) Additionally, Jason is the faculty advisor for the student Art Club and serves on several administrative committees. He was granted tenure in 2018.
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  • Feb 6
    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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  • Feb 6
    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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  • Feb 6
    La Pine: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - Thursday -

    Get help with your legal information needs.

    Deschutes Public Library hosts the law library for Deschutes County. A print collection and robust legal databases are housed at the Downtown Bend Library, but we recognize that it’s difficult for many to make the journey into Bend. Instead, law library staff will be available at La Pine Library on the first Thursday of the month from 4-6pm to assist with legal information questions.

    Law Library Office Hours provides research training, legal reference assistance, and access to a variety of legal information resources. We can help identify relevant legal research materials, provide instruction on effective use of resources, and provide referrals to appropriate agencies or organizations.

    Library staff may not engage in the practice of law, and are prohibited from interpreting legal materials or giving legal advice.

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  • Feb 6
    Downtown Bend: Cultura y Lectura

    5:30 PM - Thursday - Hutchinson Room

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

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  • Feb 6
    East Bend: Know Japan - How to Read Japanese Culture Through Manga

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Explore Japanese culture through its greatest pop culture export- manga.

    Dr. Jon Holt discusses how much we can understand about Japanese culture with the country's greatest pop culture export, its comic books (manga). Like the United States, Japan has a long history of comic-book making, one that is in fact far more successful than what's seen in American markets. Although manga stories and series can be immensely satisfying entertainment, they also create pathways to know and learn about Japanese culture. When do Japanese people bow? How deeply do they bow? What do Japanese people love to eat? Why do they love food so much? How do Japanese people communicate with each other, with strangers, with completely different strangers? How do they use body language? How do they use sometimes the most minimal communication cues to convey deep concerns? What about tattoos? Bathing habits? Sleeping habits?

    Manga, as a visual-textual medium, can help explain--by demonstration!--many of these questions and much larger ones, and, manga does it all so beautifully. Join Professor Holt as he explains Japanese culture with the hit LGBTQ manga "My Brother's Husband" (Ototo no otto [Vol. 1]), Tezuka Osamu, Mizuki Shigeru, and more!Dr. Jon Holt received his Ph.D. in Japanese Literature from the University of Washington. His research interests include modern Japanese poetry and children’s literature. He wrote his dissertation on the works of Miyazawa Kenji, arguably one of the most important figures in modern Japanese literature. At PSU, Dr. Holt teaches Japanese literature and film as well as upper-division Japanese language courses. His secondary research interests include manga and Japanese Buddhism.

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  • Feb 7
    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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  • Feb 7
    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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  • Feb 7
    La Pine: Know Japan - How to Read Japanese Culture Through Manga

    3:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Explore Japanese culture through its greatest pop culture export- manga.

    Dr. Holt will discuss how we can greatly understand Japanese culture with the country's greatest pop culture export, its comic books (manga). Like the United States, Japan has a long history of comic-book making, one that is in fact far more successful than what's seen in American markets. Although manga stories and series can be immensely satisfying entertainment, they also create pathways to know and learn about Japanese culture. When do Japanese people bow? How deeply do they bow? What do Japanese people love to eat? Why do they love food so much? How do Japanese people communicate with each other, with strangers, with completely different strangers? How do they use body language? How do they use sometimes the most minimal communication cues to convey deep concerns? What about tattoos? Bathing habits? Sleeping habits? Manga, as a visual-textual medium, can help explain--by demonstration!--many of these questions and much larger ones, and, manga does it all so beautifully. Join Professor Holt as he explains Japanese culture with the hit LGBTQ manga My Brother's Husband (Ototo no otto [Vol. 1]), Tezuka Osamu, Mizuki Shigeru, and more!

    Dr. Holt received his Ph.D. in Japanese Literature from the University of Washington. His research interests include modern Japanese poetry and children’s literature. He wrote his dissertation on the works of Miyazawa Kenji, arguably one of the most important figures in modern Japanese literature. At PSU, Dr. Holt teaches Japanese literature and film as well as upper-division Japanese language courses. His secondary research interests include manga and Japanese Buddhism.

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  • Feb 8
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    9:00 AM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning February 8th. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Feb 8
    Redmond: Tiempo - Cycles Poetry and Music Performance

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Bridging gaps between different cultures and perspectives through music, art, and poetry.

    Pedro World Citizen & V. Falcón Vázquez bridge gaps between different cultures and perspectives becoming interpreters of people’s voices through music, art, and poetry. Thus, communicating the past and present day world affairs as they discover their own voice with the intention of creating a vision of unity and healing for future generations. "Tiempo - Cycles", is the reflection of what time means for each one of us. It is a human construct we all experience differently according to our perspectives, cultures, calendars, seasons, memories, and history. This project challenges us to see that what is true to you might not be true to another based on our perspective. The interpretation of time is not all the same yet it is lived together.

    V. Falcón Vázquez
    Falcón Vázquez is a contemporary poet shedding light on social, cultural and gender issues through the awareness of self. Integrating body, mind, and spirit she allows the audience to become aware of their own identities and realities shifting the perspective that even though we go through our own stories we are not alone. In her work she has created a fusion of different writing styles giving a unique life to each poem challenging the norms of poetry and many times prefers to write in free verse venturing out to experience an abstract truth.
    She has been published in three different anthologies in the US and Spain: “Poesía Erótica” (Madrid, Spain), an anthology exploring a safe and inoffensive expression of poetic eroticism; “1era Antología Oregoniana”, an anthology featuring Spanish poetry in Oregon; and “Terra Incognita”, Oregon poets write for Ecological, Social, Political, and Economic Justice. She has also been published in the magazine “Nuestra Andalucía” (Cádiz, Spain), with poetry translated to Andaluz Spanish. Falcón Vázquez continues expressing life’s learning and healing through her books. Her first book, “Trazos de mí” (Traces of Me), written at the age of 30, featuring 30 poems in Spanish, letting go of life experiences of hurt and struggle through poetic healing. “Tiempo” (Time), looks through life and its circumstances diving deep in time, moment and space preparing us to the path of self-love. "Love" (Amor), inspired on the discovery of self-love and self-healing, accepting all of our struggles and taking responsibility for our healing. Holding ourselves through every part of who we are and embracing all of what we’ve become.
    By creating space for magical realism, healing verses, and raw emotions Falcón Vázquez, has discovered poetry as a medicine for the heart and soul.

    Pedro World Citizen
    Pedro’s efforts to transcend barriers brings together an eclectic world sound integrating Blues, Rock, Reggae, Rap, Ambient Electronic Piano Soundtracks and Latin Fusion using Spanish, English and Pedro's Language. Seeing himself as a World Citizen has led him to perform and record songs inspired from a diversity of meaningful writings from around the world including India, China, Middle East, and Mexico. Pedro is currently remixing African American Spirituals into Reggae songs along with writing Songs reflecting his Cuban roots and Piano Instrumental Soundtracks following the Seasons of the Year. Pedro now shares and incorporates different continent world-views sharing our unity in coexistence through the power of music.

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  • Feb 8
    Downtown Bend: Know Japan - Traditional Origami Workshop

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Discover the art of paper folding and how intricate it can be!

    Join us for an Origami workshop to create fun traditional origami items. Start with some basic folds and easier origami items like the Samurai helmet, balloon, heart, and jumping frog and then work your way to the origami crane - the most iconic of origami animals.

    Leela Morimoto has been folding Origami for almost 30 years - starting with cranes, houses, and balloons. Over time she became enamored with modular origami and spent all of her free time folding to create every combination of shapes possible. This led to designing a custom shape, now her most popular line of jewelry (she even has a patent pending).

    Leela says "dynamic textures, colors, and patterns surround us every day: what better medium to capture this fascination than in paper, where options are almost endless!" She has made blueprints into earrings, art prints into night lights, and even translated origami shapes into 2-D silhouettes to cut out of acrylic and bamboo plywood.

    http://www.leemodesigns.com

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  • Feb 8
    LaPine: CreativeClub - Carving Rubber Stamps

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Learn together and try a new craft! Registration required.

    Beginners wanted! Learn a new skill, connect, and have a bit of fun trying a new craft. In this DIY workshop, we will watch and follow along with the CreativeBug "Carving Rubber Stamps" class. Use a template or design your stamp from scratch. No skill required. Supplies provided.

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  • Feb 8
    Redmond: Know Japan - Ukiyo-e, Japonisme, & the Modern Art World

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Explore the influence of Japanese art on 19th and 20th Century European art world.

    Ukiyo-e (literally “pictures of the floating world”) is the traditional Japanese name given to paintings and prints primarily depicting the lively world of theatres, brothels, and their surrounds in early modern Edo (present-day Tokyo.) Later, as the popularity of ukiyo-e prints increased and they became more widely produced and circulated, the range of subject matter expanded to include landscapes, mythical scenes, erotica, etc. The isolationist Tokugawa regime was toppled in 1868, which opened up trade between Japan and the Western world for the first time in over 200 years. This period brought a tremendous influx of Japanese art, including ukiyo-e, to Europe. This new exposure to Japanese art and culture was so influential to modern European artists that a special term, “Japonisme,” was coined to describe those works of European art, architecture, and design that showcased Japanese-inspired stylistic features. The influence of Japanese art, especially ukiyo-e, changed the course of modern art, and helped open the doors to the abstraction of the early 20th Century. In this talk, COCC professor of Art History Jason Lamb will explore the history and influence of Japanese ukiyo-e prints on the modern European art world, as seen in the work of late 19th and early 20th Century artists like Mary Cassatt, Vincent Van Gogh, Alfred Stieglitz, and more.

    Jason Lamb is beginning his seventh year as the lead professor of Art History at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) in Bend, Oregon. A published artist and art historian with a research specialization in Early 20th Century Avant-Garde Art, Jason earned a pair of BFA degrees in Painting and Art History from the University of Illinois before going on to complete his MA in Art History at Northern Illinois University. His Master’s thesis explored the complex relationship between French and German avant-garde art and political nationalism during World War I. Born and raised in Central Illinois, Jason taught Art and Art History at a number of Illinois colleges and universities before accepting his current position at COCC in 2013. He is active in the local arts community in Bend, regularly lecturing and participating in community arts events in coordination with local high schools, art galleries, and the Deschutes Public Library. Aside from his role as a professor, Jason has worked on and off over the years as a concept artist and animator in the video game industry, where his work has been published in several commercially available video games. In addition to teaching, Jason’s professional role at COCC includes the curriculum design and scheduling of all the college’s Art History course offerings, the hiring of part-time and adjunct Art History faculty, as well the organization of the popular campus-wide field trip to the Portland Art Museum (an annual event he created.) Additionally, Jason is the faculty advisor for the student Art Club and serves on several administrative committees. He was granted tenure in 2018.

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  • Feb 8
    Downtown Bend: Know Japan - An Overview of Haibun and Haiku

    3:30 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room

    An introduction to the Japanese genre of writing called haibun.

    One Breath Poets present a reading of selected haibun from Basho’s Narrow Road to the Interior and Other Writings.

    Haibun is a combination of chiefly autobiographical, short, haiku-like prose combined with haiku poetry. This form has been used extensively in travel journals. Matsuo Basho, the father of the haiku, is the most famous of the early practitioners of haibun.

    Lastly, there will be a presentation on “how to write haibun.” There will be an accompanying handout. One Breath Poets will examine some of the previously read haibun to explain why they are successful. Each of the One Breath Poets will read one or two of their original haibun. Integrated into the “how to,” will be an overview of how to write haiku.

    The One Breath Poets of Central Oregon are interested in the Japanese compressed poetic forms: haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka, and renga/renku. They write poetry in these short forms. Additionally, they study contemporary as well as traditional poets who write in the compressed poetic forms of China, Japan and North America. While these forms are challenging, they find the challenge fun.

    At their monthly meetings they read their most recent compositions for the fun of sharing and for group critique. They often read the work of poets who write in the Japanese compressed poetic forms, thus adding to their knowledge and skill.

    One Breath Poets was founded in 2012 by Marion Davidson and Lorna Cahall. They are presently 9-members strong, including Marion and Lorna. Meetings are at Higher Ground Common House on the first Monday of the month from 11:00 to 12:30.

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  • Feb 9
    Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - The Art of Passion Romance Novels Panel

    2:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Local romance novel readers and writers discuss what they love about the genre.

    Romance novels as a genre net over 20 million dollars every year. And yet, this genre remains overlooked and underappreciated. At worst, readers feel embarrassed for enjoying romance novels and some say they "wouldn't be caught dead" reading a romance novel.

    Join this panel of local romance novelists Marie Harte and Sarah Smith, along with community readers Rodrigo Gaspar-Barajas, Jennie Gordon, and Rachel Wiley-Bard as they discuss: how to renew a love for romance novels, new trends in the genre, the pitfalls of writing and reading romance novels, and some of their favorite reads from all facets and sub-genres.

    Julie Swearingen, from Roundabout Books, will moderate. Books will be available for signing and sale following the event.

    Award-winning author Marie Harte has been writing professionally since 2005. She’s both a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author and has written over 110 books and counting. Marie writes books with heat and humor. Marie currently lives in Central Oregon with her family. There’s nothing she likes more than finding a good book to read and a great cup of coffee to drink.

    Sarah Smith is a copywriter-turned-author who wants to make the world a lovelier place, one kissing story at a time. Her love of romance began when she was eight and she discovered her auntie's stash of romance novels. She's been hooked ever since. When she's not writing, you can find her hiking, eating chocolate, and perfecting her lumpia recipe. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and adorable cat, Salem.

    Rodrigo Gaspar-Barajas is one of Deschutes Public Library's Latino Services Coordinators.

    Jennie Gordon works with Deschutes Public Library in Technical Services and was one of the team members spearheading the new Romance Sections featured at every library across the county.

    Rachel Wiley-Bard writes the fantasy she wants to read: queer and complicated. Ask her about genre tropes, history, and world-building at your own risk. *fbl*

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  • Feb 10
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Feb 10
    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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  • Feb 10
    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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  • Feb 11
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time at the Library

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Feb 11
    Downtown Bend: Central Oregon Writers Guild - From Manuscript to Published Book

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Shining a light on the hidden workings of self-publishing.

    You’re done writing your manuscript and now want to self-publish your book. For most writers, self-publishing equates to rocket science. Way too complicated! So where to start?

    This workshop shines a light on the hidden workings of self-publishing. It teaches you how to go from manuscript to self-published book, and helps to design a publishing workflow that fits your needs.

    In this workshop you’ ll learn:
    what your book’s life cycle looks like
    which step to take next
    which distributor(s) to work with
    what book format(s) to create
    what timelines look like
    what the potential costs are
    what your marketing strategy entails
    when to start marketing your book
    book project management

    Lieve Maas, visual artist and “transplant” from the Netherlands, is classically trained at the Royal Art Academy in Antwerp. Leaving the traditional oil paints behind, she embraced computer graphics and landed a position as book designer at a publishing house in Amsterdam. After moving for love to Portland, OR, almost 13 years ago, she founded her design business Bright Light Graphics. She creates books for a living, not only designing eye-catching covers and attractive layouts, she is mostly excited to coach writers to navigate through the oftentimes confusing self-publishing process.

    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.

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  • Feb 12
    The Library Book Club at Wild Wood Coffee House

    10:00 AM - Wednesday - Wild Wood Coffee House

    Discuss "Rin Tin Tin" by Susan Orlean at Wild Wood Coffee House.

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

    Susan Orlean’s most recent release is the New York Times bestseller The Library Book, which was named a Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of 2018. She is the author of seven books in total, including Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. Orlean is also a staff writer at The New Yorker.

    Susan Orlean's Author! Author! Presentation will be held at the Bend High School Auditorium on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Author! Author! literary series tickets are available for purchase via the link below.

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  • Feb 12
    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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  • Feb 12
    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 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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  • Feb 12
    Sunriver: Mystery Valentine Escape Room

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Breakout your locked up mystery valentine!

    Happy Valentine's Day! A day of celebrating friendship and exchanging valentine cards. Your valentine's fun was locked inside the Breakout EDU box by the sender of this mystery valentine. Figure out who sent it and Breakout your Valentine's Day fun!

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  • Feb 12
    Wordsmith Wednesdays at The Commons

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - The Commons

    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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  • Feb 12
    Downtown Bend: Know Japan - Beyond the Barbed Wire

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Linda Tamura shares her familial story of Japanese-American incarceration.

    “Beyond the Barbed Wire: World War II Lessons from My Mom”
    During World War II, Linda Tamura’s mother was among 120,000 Japanese Americans removed from their homes on the West Coast. Though her mom remained private about the past, Linda’s questions led to uncovering secrets about her hometown. Linda will share her mother’s words and wartime experiences and will reflect on lessons for our future.

    Linda Tamura is a 3rd generation Japanese American, daughter of a WWII veteran, and an orchard kid raised in Hood River. She is a Professor of Education Emerita at Willamette University and author of two books on Japanese Americans: "Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River" and "The Hood River Issei". Currently Co-editor-in-chief at The Oregon Encyclopedia, with 1,600+ entries, she is involved in various organizations and institutions.


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  • Feb 13
    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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  • Feb 13
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    This month we are discussing "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean.

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

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  • Feb 13
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Discuss "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean.

    Susan Orlean's most recent release is the New York Times bestseller The Library Book, which was named a Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of 2018. She is the author of seven books in total, including Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. Orlean is also a staff writer at The New Yorker.

    Susan Orlean's Author! Author! Presentation will be held at the Bend High School Auditorium on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Author! Author! literary series tickets are available for purchase via the link below.

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  • Feb 13
    Sisters: Know Japan - Beyond the Barbed Wire

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Linda Tamura shares her familial story of Japanese-American incarceration.

    "Beyond the Barbed Wire: World War II Lessons from my Mom"
    During World War II, Linda Tamura's mother was among 120,000 Japanese Americans removed from their homes on the West Coast. Though her mom remained private about the past, Linda's questions led to uncovering secrets about her hometown. Linda will share her mother's words and wartime experiences and will reflect on lessons for our future.

    Linda Tamura is a 3rd generation Japanese American, daughter of a WWII veteran, and an orchard kid raised in Hood River. She is a Professor of Education Emerita at Willamette University and author of two books on Japanese Americans: "Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River" and "The Hood River Issei". Currently Co-editor-in-chief at The Oregon Encyclopedia, with 1,600+ entries, she is involved in various organizations and institutions. *fbl*

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  • Feb 13
    The Nonfiction Library Book Club at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean.
    Fika Sisters Coffeehouse
    201 E Sun Ranch Drive

    Susan Orlean's most recent release is the New York Times bestseller "The Library Book", which was named a Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of 2018. She is the author of seven books in total, including "Rin Tin Tin" and "The Orchid Thief", which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. Orlean is also a staff writer at "The New Yorker".
    Discuss The Library Book by Susan Orlean.

    Susan Orlean's Author! Author! Presentation will be held at the Bend High School Auditorium on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Author! Author! literary series tickets are available for purchase online or in person.

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  • Feb 13
    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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  • Feb 13
    Redmond: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - Thursday -

    Get help with your legal information needs.

    Deschutes Public Library hosts the law library for Deschutes County. A print collection and robust legal databases are housed at the Downtown Bend Library, but we recognize that it’s difficult for many to make the journey into Bend. Instead, law library staff will be available at Redmond Library on the second Thursday of the month from 4-6pm to assist with legal information questions.

    Law Library Office Hours provides research training, legal reference assistance, and access to a variety of legal information resources. We can help identify relevant legal research materials, provide instruction on effective use of resources, and provide referrals to appropriate agencies or organizations.

    Library staff may not engage in the practice of law, and are prohibited from interpreting legal materials or giving legal advice.

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  • Feb 14
    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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  • Feb 14
    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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  • Feb 15
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    9:00 AM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning February 8th. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Feb 15
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Romance for "Dummies" - Scratch that, "Smarties!"

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Craft that steamy but stellar romance story, from plot to publishing.

    In this workshop, you'll be working with bestselling author Marie Harte on the following:

    The Basics:

    - What are you writing for, money, self-gratification, a hobby?
    - Word lengths, traditional publisher vs independent publishing
    - Genres and subgenres—content (including tropes)

    Craft:

    - Formulating characters
    - Roughing the plot
    - Pantser vs. Plotter
    - The arc of a story (beginning, middle, ending)

    Path to Publication:

    - You have the story written, now what?
    - Places to assist in independent publishing
    - How to submit to a traditional publisher
    - Do you need an agent?

    Bring a pencil/pen and paper or laptop for notes.

    Following the workshop, Marie is offering a two-page critique so that registrants can email her for feedback on any two pages they’ve written that they’d like critiqued.

    Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more constantly on the way. She’s a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit http://marieharte.com and fall in love.

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  • Feb 15
    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. Coffee is available for free!

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  • Feb 15
    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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  • Feb 17
    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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  • Feb 17
    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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  • Feb 18
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time at the Library

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Feb 18
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean as part of our Author! Author! series.

    About the book:
    On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: it reached two thousand degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? In The Library Book, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries; brings each department of the library to vivid life; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago.

    About the author:
    Susan Orlean’s most recent release is the New York Times bestseller The Library Book, which was named a Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of 2018. She is the author of seven books in total, including Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. Orlean is also a staff writer at The New Yorker.

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  • Feb 19
    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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  • Feb 19
    Downtown Bend: Democracy - We've Got Issues

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Let's talk about money in politics, including the Citizens United decision.

    We live in interesting times and face increasing divisiveness in our country. The library has created a space to discover where we can agree, where we can compromise, and where we can disagree with civility as we discuss some of the most contentious issues of the day. Join us as we deepen our understanding of issues through the lens of constitutional history and legal rulings. These discussions are guided by constitutional scholar and OSU Professor Emeritus James Foster.

    James Foster is a founding faculty member of OSU-Cascades. Mr. Foster has taught courses on constitutional law, administrative law, gender and law, and American political thought. He has published articles on legal education, and written about affirmative action, equality debates and the Oregon Judicial Branch. He is co-editor of the book "Governing Through Courts" and co-author of the two-volume "Constitutional Law: Cases in Context." Foster has taught twice in London and in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was book review editor of Legal Studies Forum for ten years, and has served as president of the Pacific Coast Association of pre-law studies and the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association. Since leaving full-time teaching in December 2016, Foster is OSU Professor Emeritus.

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  • Feb 19
    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 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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  • Feb 19
    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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  • Feb 19
    Author! Author! Presents: Susan Orlean

    7:00 PM - Wednesday - Bend High School

    Purchase tickets at www.dplfoundation.org

    SUSAN ORLEAN's most recent release is the New York Times bestseller "The Library Book", which was named a Top 10 Book of the Year and a Notable Book of 2018. She is the author of seven books in total, including "Rin Tin Tin" and "The Orchid Thief", which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. Orlean is also a staff writer at The New Yorker.

    The Author! Author! series began in 2012 as a way to expand the literary landscape in Central Oregon while raising funds for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. With best-selling writers visiting for each annual series, Central Oregon has played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes.

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  • Feb 20
    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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  • Feb 20
    La Pine: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean.

    Susan Orlean’s most recent release is the New York Times bestseller "The Library Book", which was named a Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of 2018. She is the author of seven books in total, including "Rin Tin Tin" and "The Orchid Thief", which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. Orlean is also a staff writer at "The New Yorker".

    Susan Orlean’s Author! Author! Presentation will be held at the Bend High School Auditorium on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Author! Author! literary series tickets are available for purchase via the link below.

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  • Feb 20
    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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  • Feb 20
    Sunriver: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - Thursday -

    Get help with your legal information needs.

    Deschutes Public Library hosts the law library for Deschutes County. A print collection and robust legal databases are housed at the Downtown Bend Library, but we recognize that it’s difficult for many to make the journey into Bend. Instead, law library staff will be available at Sunriver Library on the third Thursday of the month from 4-6pm to assist with legal information questions.

    Law Library Office Hours provides research training, legal reference assistance, and access to a variety of legal information resources. We can help identify relevant legal research materials, provide instruction on effective use of resources, and provide referrals to appropriate agencies or organizations.

    Library staff may not engage in the practice of law, and are prohibited from interpreting legal materials or giving legal advice.

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  • Feb 20
    Downtown Bend: Deschutes by the Decade - The Depression and Deschutes County

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Deschutes County endures the great depression in the 1930s.

    A decade shaped by The Great Depression, Deschutes County during the 1930s benefitted from the New Deal in ways that still benefit the community today. The decade was about roads and access—to the forest, river, lakes, and streams. Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Redmond and Camp Sisters completed work on miles of roads into the Deschutes National Forest, as well as construction of the dam for Wickiup Reservoir and the North Canal Unit. It is the decade of the Pet Parade, Bend Water Pageant, the Pine Tavern, and the first permanent home for the Bend Branch of the Library.

    The Deschutes Public Library turns 100 years old in 2020! We celebrate our 100th anniversary with a new series of programs titled "Deschutes by the Decades." This series will explore and reflect upon Deschutes County's history through the last ten decades. Although there has been tremendous change over these 100 years, the Deschutes Public Library's commitment and dedication to serve the residents and communities in Deschutes County has stayed steadfast.

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  • Feb 20
    Redmond: Landlord-Tenant Law

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Legal Aid workshop: landlord-tenant law.

    Lawyers from Legal Aid Services of Central Oregon talk about current Oregon landlord-tenant law. This is a general workshop, presenters are unable to answer questions about specific cases.

    Free, but space is limited and registration is requested.

    Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is a statewide non-profit organization that provides access to legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. LASO’s mission is to achieve justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services.

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  • Feb 21
    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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  • Feb 21
    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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  • Feb 22
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    9:00 AM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning February 8th. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Feb 22
    Redmond: Adult Coloring Club

    9:00 AM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    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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  • Feb 22
    Sunriver: Know Japan - The Art of Ikebana

    11:00 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Observe the art of Japanese flower arranging.

    Learn about Japanese and Japanese-American history and culture through a live ikebana demonstration in the style of the Toin Misho school. Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging that dates back to the 7th century. There are many schools of ikebana, each school emphasizes their own set of rules and philosophy. The demonstration will cover the fundamentals of ikebana and will feature material found in Central Oregon to highlight how this art form serves as a bridge for cross-cultural understanding.

    Rachel Alm began practicing ikebana in the style of the Toin Misho school at the age of 7 while attending Josui Gakuin, a small Japanese language and culture school in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Toin Misho school was established in Kalihi, Hawaii during the 1970s and is a branch of the Misho School, which was founded in 1807 in Osaka, Japan. She received an advanced certificate in ikebana at the age of 12 after exhibiting her work in Honolulu City Hall. Rachel currently lives in Central Oregon and her style has evolved to adapt her formal ikebana training to capture the unique beauty of the high desert landscape.

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  • Feb 22
    East Bend: Know Japan - The Art of Ikebana

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Observe the art of Japanese flower arranging.

    Learn about Japanese and Japanese-American history and culture through a live ikebana demonstration in the style of the Toin Misho school. Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging that dates back to the 7th century. There are many schools of ikebana, each school emphasizes their own set of rules and philosophy. The demonstration will cover the fundamentals of ikebana and will feature material found in Central Oregon to highlight how this art form serves as a bridge for cross-cultural understanding.

    Rachel Alm began practicing ikebana in the style of the Toin Misho school at the age of 7 while attending Josui Gakuin, a small Japanese language and culture school in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Toin Misho school was established in Kalihi, Hawaii during the 1970s and is a branch of the Misho School, which was founded in 1807 in Osaka, Japan. She received an advanced certificate in ikebana at the age of 12 after exhibiting her work in Honolulu City Hall. Rachel currently lives in Central Oregon and her style has evolved to adapt her formal ikebana training to capture the unique beauty of the high desert landscape.

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  • Feb 22
    Redmond: Soapmaking for Beginners

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Learn together and explore the melt & pour soap-making process.

    Beginners wanted! Learn a new skill, connect, and have a bit of fun at this introductory workshop led by Community Librarian, Graham Fox. In this hands-on workshop, DIY enthusiasts will explore an accelerated soap making technique called "melt & pour". Pick your colors, add fragrance, glitter or bits of dried flora. Discussions will include a brief overview of the history of soap making, various soap making methods, and library resources to encourage future exploration. No skill required.

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