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  • Oct 20
    Downtown Bend: Allyship In Action - Disrupting Racism Workshop

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

    Develop skills to advance equity and social justice through active allyship.

    During the workshop, participants will examine the history of oppression and racism in Oregon while developing a better understanding of relationships to diverse communities. There will plenty of opportunities to reflect and practice interrupting racist and oppressive remarks.

    Allyship in Action is a collaborative of Central Oregon consultants committed to engaging individuals, organizations, and communities to advance equity and social justice through customized assessment, education, and long-range planning and support.

    Because their collaborators are rooted in Central Oregon, they bring an intimate understanding of local needs and resources as well as the unique dynamics of rural Oregon. Our team includes people of diverse identities and lived experiences, enabling Allyship in Action to bring authentic perspectives to issues of equity and social justice.

    Allyship in Action emerged out of the recognition that Central Oregon businesses, nonprofits, schools, and communities are ready to engage in meaningful equity work, but are often unaware of the rich resources available locally.

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  • Oct 21
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

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  • Oct 21
    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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  • Oct 21
    What's Race Got to Do with It with Author Rich Benjamin at OSU-Cascades

    12:00 PM - Monday - OSU-Cascades Tykeson Hall

    Join us for a conversation with Rich Benjamin, author of "In Search of Whitopia."

    Chances are, you've heard someone say matter-of-fact "Bend doesn't have any diversity." The numbers tell us that isn't true, but it makes it easier for some to dismiss these communities' experiences.

    What larger trends are behind the national news? How are Oregon's communities both a powerful example -- and exception -- to what is going on across the country? During the last presidency, Rich Benjamin packed his bags and embarked a 2-year, 27,000-mile journey to the fastest-growing, whitest communities in America. Join him at this lunch-time discussion about our current society, polarization, and politics.

    This program is in partnership with OSU-Cascades Diversity Committee and Oregon Humanities.

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  • Oct 21
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 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.com

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  • Oct 21
    Redmond: Repair Cafe

    5:30 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Not sure if it's a broken item we can fix? Bring it!

    Volunteers from the Environmental Center's Rethink Waste Project will be on-hand to help you fix that burnt-out toaster, that broken clasp on your favorite necklace, or even repair the ripped hem of those great jeans.

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  • Oct 21
    Think & Drink with Rich Benjamin at 10 Barrel Eastside Pub

    6:30 PM - Monday - 10 Barrel Eastside Pub

    Join a lively conversation on Bend, OR, community, belonging, social values, and the state of whiteness in America.

    What's it like to live in a magnificent place--that's also a White utopia? Join a lively conversation on Bend, OR, community, belonging, social values, and the state of whiteness in America. Rich Benjamin will offer lessons on what this “Whitopia” can teach us about the rest of the country today.

    A journalist-adventurer, Rich Benjamin is the author of "Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America," which was selected as an Editor’s Choice by Booklist and The American Library Association. Benjamin is one of few analysts to have correctly predicted in advance the passage of Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump. Benjamin’s cultural and political analysis appear regularly in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX Business. Please follow him on Twitter @IamRichBenjamin

    Light snacks provided. Beverages available for purchase. Books available for sale.

    This event is presented in partnership with Oregon Humanities and OSU-Cascades.

    *fbl*

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  • Oct 22
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

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  • Oct 22
    La Pine: Friends of the Library meeting

    1:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Join the Friends at their monthly planning meeting

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  • Oct 23
    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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  • Oct 23
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

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

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *ls*

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  • Oct 23
    Sisters: The Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "The Wife" by Alafair Burke.

    When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother's home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past. Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look--at both the man she married and the women she chose not to believe.

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  • Oct 24
    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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  • Oct 24
    Redmond: Timeslips: Creative Storytelling for People with Memory Loss

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Timeslips replaces the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.

    Experience a collaborative storytelling session for people with memory loss. People with memory loss, caregivers, and anyone who wants to learn to better communicate with those who have memory loss are welcome at this fun hour of creating stories through open ended prompts and song.

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  • Oct 24
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    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.com

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  • Oct 24
    Cultura y Lectura

    5:30 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    *ls*

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  • Oct 25
    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.com

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  • Oct 25
    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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  • Oct 25
    Downtown Bend: Health Literacy: Drug Disposal and Healthy Communities

    4:00 PM - Friday - Brooks Room

    Learn resources for safe drug disposal and return.

    When it comes to safely disposing of medications we no longer need it starts with each and every one of us. We all play a role in keeping our families, environment, and community free from the dangers of medications ending up in the wrong place or in the wrong hands. When we need to take medication, we also want to do so safely for our health.

    And, if you look online for health information and are tired of wondering what information you can trust, we can help.

    Please join us for this program designed with you and a healthier community in mind!

    Rachel G. Firebaugh, Pharm.D., BCACP, MPH
    Rachel is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy as well as a practicing clinical pharmacist and Pharmacist Consultant to NNLM PNR. She has worked in a number of different pharmacy and healthcare settings. Rachel especially loves to teach and is passionate about improving the health of individuals and communities. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Washington, her Doctor of Pharmacy at Pacific University in Oregon, and her Master of Public Health at The University of Montana.

    Rya Fennewald is Community Librarian at Deschutes Public Library and has a specialization in Consumer Health Information from the Medical Library Association.

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  • Oct 26
    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. 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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  • Oct 26
    East Bend: Community Questions - On Cultural Norms

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Discuss cultural norms and the impact the have 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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  • Oct 28
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room

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

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  • Oct 28
    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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  • Oct 28
    Redmond: Thrilling Mysteries Book Club

    11:30 AM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    This month we are reading "Transcription" by Kate Atkinson.

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  • Oct 28
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    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.com

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  • Oct 28
    Downtown Bend: Writers Working - How to Maximize NaNoWriMo

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Learn tips and tricks for November's "National Novel Writing Month."

    November is "National Novel Writing Month," or "NaNoWriMo" in which hundreds of thousands of writers every year attempt to write 50,000 words in just 30 days. Will you be one of those successful few who tackle this challenge and win? Come hear firsthand from local writers about how they completed their first drafts in just one month.

    Learn how to navigate the NaNoWriMo national website, track your wordcount and progress, and find online workshops and writing tools to help you stay motivated through to the end.

    Hosted by the Writers Collective of Central Oregon.

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  • Oct 29
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

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  • Oct 29
    Downtown Bend: Cultura y Lectura

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Hutchinson Room

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

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  • Oct 30
    Sunriver: Know Horror - Stories to Rattle Your Bones

    10:00 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Feeling brave? Come listen to ancient tales guaranteed to chill the blood and tingle the spine.

    Humans seem to enjoy a good scare. Throughout time, there have been stories of nightmarish horrors, intended to chill the blood and tingle the spine. If you’re brave enough, come listen to ancient tales from the British Isles and other frightening places of the imagination.

    Heather McNeil is an award-winning storyteller and author of folklore. She represented the United States at an international storytelling festival in New Zealand, and the Rocky Mountain area at the National Storytelling Festival. She has performed at festivals and libraries throughout the United States, including the Forest Storytelling Festival in Port Angeles, WA, where she was a featured teller this October. She has traveled in Scotland and Kenya to collect stories, resulting in her books, "The Celtic Breeze: Stories of the Otherworld from Scotland, Ireland and Wales," and "Hyena and the Moon: Stories to Tell from Kenya." Heather lives in Bend, and is recently retired from the Deschutes Public Library.

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  • Oct 30
    East Bend: History Pub Encore - The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Explore the life, the legacy, and lugubrious last days of Edgar Allan Poe.

    In the autumn of 1849 Edgar Allan Poe, America's most celebrated poet, critic, and literary innovator boarded the train from Richmond, Virginia to New York City. Poe never reached his destination. One week later, he was found, drunk, delirious, and obviously dying, in the city of Baltimore. In the days leading up to his death in a Baltimore hospital on October 7th, 1849, Poe never once regained his senses nor was he able to reveal anything as to how he had come to be in the state he was in.

    Even before that last nail was in Poe's coffin prior to his hasty burial in a Baltimore cemetery, speculation had already begun as to what had killed the author of "The Raven" and the inventor of the detective story. Those speculations have continued for more than a century and a half and, unlike Poe's own tales, a brilliant resolution to the mystery has not been forthcoming.

    Actor, lecturer, and Poe expert Alastair Morley Jaques, who has played America's dark master of the macabre and original literary bad boy on the stage for more than a decade will present the documented historical facts about Poe's final hours and discuss some of the leading theories that have been put forth by Poe scholars regarding the life, the legacy, and lugubrious last days of Edgar Allan Poe.

    Actor, lecturer, and storyteller Alastair Morley Jaques studied Theatre Arts and American Literature at the Evergreen State College and the University of Oregon. He has appeared in a professional capacity in roles both Shakespearean and contemporary on stages all along the West Coast in addition to lending his talents to numerous radio and television commercials and voice overs. His most frequent and celebrated role is as Edgar Allan Poe in his one-person show An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe. An avid reader and collector of the historically strange, eldritch, and arcane, he lives in Portland, Oregon where he spends much of his time in a bell tower overlooking a crypt and a columbarium. *fbl*

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  • Oct 30
    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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  • Oct 30
    Sunriver: Haunted High Escape Room

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

    A spooky Halloween themed escape room for adults. Registration required.

    In 1953, Haunted High School was forced to close its doors due to odd occurrences around the school. Upon later investigation, all of these events were linked to a strange box that randomly appeared in the homeroom of Eunice Lugosi. A similar box has appeared in your room today... can you open the box to break the curse of Haunted High School before it’s too late?

    Join us for a spooky haunted good time with this Halloween themed escape room! This program is for adults only.

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  • Oct 30
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

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

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *ls*

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  • Oct 30
    Downtown Bend: Know Horror - Stories to Rattle Your Bones

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Feeling brave? Come listen to ancient tales guaranteed to chill the blood and tingle the spine.

    Humans seem to enjoy a good scare. Throughout time, there have been stories of nightmarish horrors, intended to chill the blood and tingle the spine. If you’re brave enough, come listen to ancient tales from the British Isles and other frightening places of the imagination.

    Heather McNeil is an award-winning storyteller and author of folklore. She represented the United States at an international storytelling festival in New Zealand, and the Rocky Mountain area at the National Storytelling Festival. She has performed at festivals and libraries throughout the United States, including the Forest Storytelling Festival in Port Angeles, WA, where she was a featured teller this October. She has traveled in Scotland and Kenya to collect stories, resulting in her books, "The Celtic Breeze: Stories of the Otherworld from Scotland, Ireland and Wales," and "Hyena and the Moon: Stories to Tell from Kenya." Heather lives in Bend, and is recently retired from the Deschutes Public Library. *fbl*

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  • Oct 31
    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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  • Oct 31
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    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.com

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  • Nov 1
    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.com

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  • Nov 1
    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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  • Nov 2
    Downtown Bend: Writing for Youth: Voice, Pace and Respecting Your Audience

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

    Dive into the subject of writing for youth.

    As an adult, writing for kids and teens can feel like dabbling in another culture. We were all young once, but our memories fade and times change. How can you make sure the story you are writing will resonate with, and feel relevant to, a young audience?

    Mother/daughter author duo Kim Cooper Findling and Libby Findling, authors of The Sixth Storm, dive into the subject of writing for youth in this workshop. They'll guide you through considerations of voice, theme and setting, dialogue, pacing and how to keep your overly adult attitudes well out of your own way.

    Kim Cooper Findling is the publisher of Dancing Moon Press and an author, editor, journalist and teacher based in Bend, Oregon. She is a fifth-generation Oregonian, an Oregon native and an award-winning writer of stories about her beloved home state.

    Libby Findling is a sixth-generation Oregonian going into her freshman year of high school. When she is not writing, Libby enjoys theater and exploring Central Oregon.

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  • Nov 3
    Downtown Bend: Día de los muertos

    2:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Experience the music and culture of Día de los muertos.

    Come enjoy the rich folk traditions of Mexico with performances by Renee Sanchez and Lili Ana Cabrera, the students from Bear Creek Folk Ballet Group, and musical performance by Miguel de Alonso, guitar; Billy Mickleson, cello; and Yolanda Alicia, vocalist.

    Explore the ofrenda created by Renee Sanchez and her students; hear how it was constructed, and what key elements make this event so special and unique. Join us afterwards for sugar skull decorating.

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    Experimente la música y cultura de día de los muertos.

    Venga a disfrutar las ricas tradiciones folclóricas de México con presentaciones por Renee Sanchez y Lili Ana Cabrera, los estudiantes del Grupo de Ballet Folclórico de Bear Creek e interpretaciones musicales por Miguel Alonso, guitarra; Billy Mickleson, cello; y Yolanda Alicia, vocalista.

    Explore la ofrenda creada por Renee Sanchez y sus estudiantes; escuche sobre cómo fue construida y cuales elementos claves hacen que este evento sea tan especial y único. Después únase con nosotros para decorar calaveras de azúcar. *ls*

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  • Nov 4
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

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  • Nov 4
    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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  • Nov 4
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    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.com

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  • Nov 4
    Downtown Bend: Community Conversations - Homelessness in Our Community

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

    Let's come together to talk about the myriad causes of homelessness and some possible solutions.

    Nearly 900 adults and children have experienced living without a home this year in Central Oregon.

    Explore data from the latest Point in Time Count at https://cohomeless.org/agency-tools/point-in-time-count/

    Community Conversations believes that conversations matter. Every quarter Community Conversations hosts a supper event for community members of all backgrounds to share stories and discuss important issues. These events foster trust and the generation of ideas that break down the silos that are dividing communities across the country. When we talk, we feel more invested. And when we feel more invested, we're more likely to get involved. All of our supper conversations stem from a strong commitment to curiosity, compassion, and community.

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  • Nov 5
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

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  • Nov 6
    Sunriver: Know News - DIY Newspaper Crafts

    10:30 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    DIY fun and funky crafts from newspapers.

    Learn how to construct small newspaper baskets using recycled newspaper and glue.

    Chara Leis is co-owner of the DIY Cave. SShe loves being able to express her creativity in jewelry making, teaching classes, and taking classes to learn new skills. Charah is married to a fellow maker. They have two daughters who love to create.

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  • Nov 6
    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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  • Nov 6
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

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

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *ls*

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  • Nov 6
    Downtown Bend: Cosmic Conversations - 2019 Space Exploration Review

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Catch up on what's been happening in space this year.

    NASA has had a busy year, let’s look back with at the past year and see what’s up for 2020.

    *asl*

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  • Nov 6
    Redmond: Know News - Famous Journalists of Our Times

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Learn about famous journalists and the role of a free press.

    A free press is integral to democracy, and throughout our country’s history, intrepid journalists have made a difference in the world. Join Bend-based journalist Cathy Carroll in uncovering the stories behind some of the great journalists of our time, from Joan Didion and Hunter S. Thompson to Woodward and Bernstein, Ronan Farrow and more.

    Cathy Carroll has reported from around the world for Travel + Leisure and Travel Weekly and contributes to many national media outlets including USA Today, CNNMoney and Entrepreneur.

    Her subjects have ranged from legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee to a former president of Haiti, leaders of Fortune 100 companies and Stormy Daniels.She also creates digital content for organizations such as National Geographic.

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  • Nov 7
    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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  • Nov 7
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    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.com

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  • Nov 7
    Downtown Bend: Know News - What's Killing America's Newspapers?

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Discuss the current plight of daily newspapers in America and of what could be even worse times ahead.

    In these days of Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, 24- hour "if it bleeds, it leads" television cycle news, and internet trolls, it's more important than ever that we turn to reliable news outlets for information. But more and more, traditional newspapers are under fire and on shaky financial ground. Jim Crowell, longtime Bend resident has worked for major newspapers in Oregon. During the discussion Jim will explore the current status of newspapers and speculate about the future of print media.

    Jim Crowell, resident of Bend since 1940 was a sports reporter at the Eugene Register-Guard, Bend Bulletin, and LaGrande Observer. He was a sports, police, and general assignment reporter at the Portland Oregonian, then copy editor. He earned a Master's degree in journalism from the UO in 1966. Crowell is the author of "Frontier Publisher," the biography of G.P. Putnam, first editor/publisher of the Bend Bulletin as a daily newspaper and "MENCKEN!," a stage play based on the life of the Baltimore Sun newspaper columnist and social critic, H.L. Mencken.

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  • Nov 7
    Redmond Library: Growing for the Future

    6:30 PM - Thursday - Main Lobby

    Redmond is one of Central Oregon's fastest-growing communities. What does this growth mean for the future of the library? Join us at the Redmond Library and meet architects who will discuss realistic and fiscally responsible ways in which the current library can meet the needs of the community's expanding population. Everyone is invited to attend and meet the architects and provide feedback on preliminary ideas and designs.

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  • Nov 8
    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.com

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  • Nov 8
    Sisters: Know News - The Printing Press and American Broadsides

    12:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Delve into the history of American printing, print shop culture and broadsides.

    Before the advent of the newspaper, broadsides, or large, single printed sheets that could be displayed on the sides of buildings or shop windows or handed out in the streets, conveyed news and information within communities. In early America, these ephemeral printed materials included government proclamations, news stories, advertisements, wanted posters, and poetry and ballads. Broadsides offer an interesting lens through which to view early American printing and print shop culture, as well as life in the American colonies and early republic.

    This talk will focus on both the production of broadsides in print shops and the forms and types of broadsides common to the era. We will look at some famous (and infamous) examples from this exciting print form.

    Kristin R. Dorsey is an Assistant Professor in Humanities at Central Oregon Community College, where she teaches writing and literature courses as well as writing classes and workshops for COCC's Continuing Education program. Outside of the college, she runs writing workshops for teens and works with a variety of Central Oregon writing groups. In the very little leisure time she can scrounge up, she writes short form nonfiction and memoir and dabbles in the art of letterpress.

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  • Nov 8
    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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  • Nov 9
    La Pine: Open Hub Singing Club

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

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

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

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

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  • Nov 11
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

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  • Nov 11
    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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  • Nov 11
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    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.com

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  • Nov 11
    Downtown Bend: Know News - Famous Journalists of Our Times

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Learn about famous journalists and the role of a free press.

    A free press is integral to democracy, and throughout our country’s history, intrepid journalists have made a difference in the world. Join Bend-based journalist Cathy Carroll in uncovering the stories behind some of the great journalists of our time, from Joan Didion and Hunter S. Thompson to Woodward and Bernstein, Ronan Farrow and more.

    Cathy Carroll has reported from around the world for Travel + Leisure and Travel Weekly and contributes to many national media outlets including USA Today, CNNMoney and Entrepreneur.

    Her subjects have ranged from legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee to a former president of Haiti, leaders of Fortune 100 companies and Stormy Daniels.She also creates digital content for organizations such as National Geographic.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 12
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

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  • Nov 12
    Downtown Bend: Central Oregon Writers Guild - The Metaphor in What You See

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Join local writers for networking and skill building.

    Following the monthly business meeting Dr. Carol Barrett discusses how "conscious looking" can become an opportunity for fresh discoveries.

    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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  • Nov 13
    The Library Book Club at Wild Wood Coffee House

    10:00 AM - Wednesday - Wild Wood Coffee House

    Discuss "The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century" by Kirk W. Johnson at Wild Wood Coffee House.

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

    From the publisher, "On a cool June evening in 2009, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist grabbed hundreds of bird skins - some collected 150 years earlier - and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? This is the gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice."

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  • Nov 13
    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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  • Nov 13
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

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

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *ls*

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  • Nov 13
    East Bend: Know News - The Printing Press and American Broadsides

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Delve into the history of American printing, print shop culture and broadsides.

    Before the advent of the newspaper, broadsides, or large, single printed sheets that could be displayed on the sides of buildings or shop windows or handed out in the streets, conveyed news and information within communities. In early America, these ephemeral printed materials included government proclamations, news stories, advertisements, wanted posters, and poetry and ballads. Broadsides offer an interesting lens through which to view early American printing and print shop culture, as well as life in the American colonies and early republic.

    This talk will focus on both the production of broadsides in print shops and the forms and types of broadsides common to the era. We will look at some famous (and infamous) examples from this exciting print form.

    Kristin R. Dorsey is an Assistant Professor in Humanities at Central Oregon Community College, where she teaches writing and literature courses as well as writing classes and workshops for COCC's Continuing Education program. Outside of the college, she runs writing workshops for teens and works with a variety of Central Oregon writing groups. In the very little leisure time she can scrounge up, she writes short form nonfiction and memoir and dabbles in the art of letterpress.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Nov 14
    Sunriver: Know News - Fake News and Information Literacy

    10:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Learn how to sort real from false information online.

    The Internet has become the wild west of information where anyone can say anything online and they do! How can you ensure you're finding and sharing real and reliable information? We will discuss why fake news has become so prevalent online and share tips from research experts on how to separate the good, the bad and the ugly of online information using real examples.

    Jenny Pedersen has worked for Deschutes Public Library in a variety of roles since 2008. She is currently a Community Librarian with a focus on adult services at Downtown Bend Library. Prior to working in libraries, she worked at newspapers and television news stations in Canada, England and the US. She can’t believe she waited so long to make the transition to from newsrooms to libraries, where she is able to help people one-on-one with their information needs and challenges as well as talk endlessly about books.

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  • Nov 14
    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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  • Nov 14
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean

    From Booklist: "*Starred Review* Libraries pulse with stories and not only those preserved in books. When creative nonfiction virtuoso Orlean (Rin Tin Tin, 2011) first visited Los Angeles' Central Library, she was transfixed. Then she learned about the 1986 fire, which many believed was deliberately set and which destroyed or damaged more than one million books and shut the library down for seven years. Intrigued, Orlean embarked on an all-points research quest, resulting in this kaleidoscopic and riveting mix of true crime, history, biography, and immersion journalism. While her forensic account of the conflagration is eerily mesmerizing, Orlean is equally enthralling in her awestruck detailing of the spectrum of activities that fill a typical Central Library day, and in her profiles of current staff and former head librarians, including brilliant and forceful Tessa Kelso, who ran into censorship issues, and consummate professional Mary Jones, who was forced out in 1905 because the board wanted a man. Orlean widens the lens to recount the crucial roles public libraries have played in America and to marvel at librarians' innovative and caring approaches to meeting diverse needs and cutting-edge use of digital technologies. She also attempts to fathom the truth about enigmatic Harry Peak, the prime arson suspect. Probing, prismatic, witty, dramatic, and deeply appreciative, Orlean's chronicle celebrates libraries as sanctuaries, community centers, and open universities run by people of commitment, compassion, creativity, and resilience."

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  • Nov 14
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    This month we are reading "American Wolf" by Nate Blakeslee.

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  • Nov 14
    The Nonfiction Library Book Club at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Discuss "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown

    The story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. It traces the story of the team that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder, and a homeless teen rower.

    Fika Sisters Coffeehouse
    201 E Sun Ranch Drive

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  • Nov 14
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    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.com

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  • Nov 14
    Downtown Bend: Know News - Fake News and Information Literacy

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Learn how to sort real from false information online.

    The Internet has become the wild west of information where anyone can say anything online and they do! How can you ensure you're finding and sharing real and reliable information? We will discuss why fake news has become so prevalent online and share tips from research experts on how to separate the good, the bad and the ugly of online information using real examples.

    Jenny Pedersen has worked for Deschutes Public Library in a variety of roles since 2008. She is currently a Community Librarian with a focus on adult services at Downtown Bend Library. Prior to working in libraries, she worked at newspapers and television news stations in Canada, England and the US. She can’t believe she waited so long to make the transition to from newsrooms to libraries, where she is able to help people one-on-one with their information needs and challenges as well as talk endlessly about books.

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  • Nov 14
    Redmond: TimeSlips: Creative Storytelling for People with Memory Loss

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Timeslips replaces the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.

    Experience a collaborative storytelling session for people with memory loss. People with memory loss, caregivers, and anyone who wants to learn to better communicate with those who have memory loss are welcome at this fun hour of creating stories through open ended prompts and song.

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  • Nov 15
    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.com

     Add to Calendar  |   Find La Pine Public Library

  • Nov 15
    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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  • Nov 16
    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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  • Nov 16
    Know News: DIY Newspaper Crafts at the DIY Cave

    2:00 PM - Saturday - DIY Cave * Registration Required

    DIY fun and funky crafts from newspapers. Learn how to make small newspaper baskets using recycled newspaper and glue.

    Chara Leis is co-owner of the DIY Cave. She loves being able to express her creativity in jewelry making, teaching classes, and taking classes to learn new skills. Charah is married to a fellow maker. They have two daughters who love to create.

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  • Nov 16
    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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  • Nov 17
    Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - The Ideal Viking

    2:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Join author and historian C.J. Adrien to discuss "the ideal Viking."

    A stanza from the saga of Egill Skallagrímsson describes the Viking spirit - bold, restless, and with a burning desire for adventures far from home:

    My mother promised me,
    To soon purchase for me
    A ship and good oars,
    To go away with the Vikings,
    To stand Proudly at the Prow,
    To steer a beautiful ship,
    Linger in the ports,
    And to strike and fight.

    For nearly three centuries, the sea raiders we today call the Vikings terrorized coastlines and river systems across Europe. They sailed as far as west as Newfoundland and as far east as Baghdad. Many Viking sea captains' names have survived to today, but none embodied the Viking spirit more than a man named Hasting.

    A supposed son of Ragnar Lodbrok (of History Channel fame), and referred to in the Gesta Normanorum as the Scourge of the Somme and Loire, his life exemplified the qualities of the ideal Viking.

    Join author and historian C.J. Adrien for a discussion on Hasting's life and legacy.

    C.J. Adrien is a bestselling author of Viking historical fiction novels with a passion for Viking history. His Kindred of the Sea series was inspired by research conducted in preparation for a doctoral program in early medieval history as well as his admiration for historical fiction writers such as Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett. He is also a published historian on the subject of Vikings, with articles featured in historical journals such as L’Association des Amis de Noirmoutier, in France. His novels and expertise have earned him invitations to speak at several international events, including the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), conferences on Viking history in France, among others. C.J. Adrien earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oregon, a Master’s degree from Oregon State University, and is currently searching for the right university to complete his doctoral thesis.

    To find out more, visit: https://cjadrien.com/

    Books available for sale, Q&A to follow. *fbl*

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  • Nov 18
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 18
    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

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 18
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    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.com

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

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