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  • Apr 23
    La Pine: Let's Talk About It Training® with KIDS Center

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

    Let’s Talk About It® training provides education and insight on the ages and stages of a child’s development.

    Registration is required.

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

    KIDS Center is a medical model Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) providing child abuse evaluations that include a head-to-toe medical exam, child-friendly forensic interview, family advocacy, and mental health services to children and families impacted by abuse. In addition, our services include prevention programs to help teach adults in our community how to better protect children from abuse.

    Children are referred for a KIDS Center evaluation by one of four community partners including law enforcement, DHS Child Welfare, medical providers, and licensed mental health professionals. Children and families can engage in KIDS Center advocacy and mental health services without participating in an evaluation. All of KIDS Center services are provided at no cost.

    To register, visit kidscenter.org/events or call (541) 383-5958

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  • Apr 23
    Downtown Bend: Death Café

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

    Discuss death, free of agenda or ideology, with a friendly group. Ages 16+

    No late admittance: entry is closed at 6:10pm.

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

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

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  • Apr 24
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Wednesday - Lobby Study Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Apr 24
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Wednesday - Study Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Apr 24
    ONLINE ONLY: The Fiction Library Book Club

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

    Discuss Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout.

    Lucy Barton is a writer, but her ex-husband, William, remains a hard man to read. William, she confesses, has always been a mystery to me. Another mystery is why the two have remained connected after all these years. They just are. So Lucy is both surprised and not surprised when William asks her to join him on a trip to investigate a recently uncovered family secret one of those secrets that rearrange everything we think we know about the people closest to us. What happens next is nothing less than another example of what Hilary Mantel has called Elizabeth Strout's perfect attunement to the human condition. There are fears and insecurities, simple joys and acts of tenderness, and revelations about affairs and other spouses, parents and their children.

    Join via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86758071992

    Pick up a book at Sisters Library or email paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org to request a book.
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  • Apr 25
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

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

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

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

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  • Apr 26
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Study Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Apr 26
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

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  • Apr 26
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

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

    Discuss The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams.

    An unforgettable and heartwarming debut about how a chance encounter and a list of library books helps forge an unlikely friendship between two very different people-a lonely London widower and a troubled teenager. Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in the London Borough of Ealing after losing his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading while he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries. Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird.

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  • Apr 26
    La Pine: Painting Watercolor Shark

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Friday - Community Room

    Learn basic watercolor techniques to create your own shark masterpiece. *ani*

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  • Apr 27
    La Pine: Know Gardens - Tea Making with Metolius Artisan Tea

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Saturday - Community Room * Registration Required

    Create your own special tea blend with Metolius Tea.

    See, smell, taste, and play with herbs and spices to make your own unique tea and bring home your very own tea blend. You'll also get to name your tea and decorate your own tea jar label. This workshop is led by 13-year-old Sevi Stahl, the daughter of Metolius Tea's founder.

    All ages welcome. Limited to 10 guests.

    Sevi Stahl, age 13, is about the same age as local business Metolius Tea. Since she was a tiny, precocious little thing, she played in the packing peanuts and made forts with the big boxes the herbs and spices came in. She assisted in blending teas, filling tea jars, labeling bags, welcoming customers, and flitting around the tea factory like a human butterfly. She sat at factory tables for online school during COVID. Most years, the "tea parents" put on kids' tea making workshops for her and the other tea factory kids. Now Sevi enjoys sharing her lifelong love of tea artistry with others.

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  • Apr 27
    Know Gardens: Guided Forest Bath at Shevlin Park

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Saturday - Shevlin Park * Registration Required

    Deeply connect to the natural world and feed your soul.

    Registration is required. Registered participants will receive meet-up instructions.

    Join us for this 1-hour guided Forest Bathing Experience in beautiful Shevlin Park. You will be led through a series of Forest Bathing invitations by a local Certified Forest Therapy Guide.

    What is Forest Bathing?
    "Forest bathing, also known as Shinrin Yoku, is a practice where participants bathe themselves in the forest atmosphere. There is no water involved in this practice, and the bathing refers to immersing oneself in the phytoncides, a group of chemicals which plants use to communicate with each other. Scientists are finding that our bodies respond to these chemical signals in ways which are beneficial for us. Practicing forest bathing has been shown to increase immune response and decrease stress hormones in the body."

    Missie Wikler is a local Certified Forest Therapy Guide who has been guiding the local Bend community through outdoor wellness practices for over 3 years. She is trained with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and guides with practices rooted in Traditional Japanese Forest Bathing techniques, Shinrin Yoku. "I look forward to guiding you!" Learn more at https://www.romingyogabend.com/

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  • Apr 27
    East Bend: Know Gardens - Tea Making with Metolius Artisan Tea

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Saturday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Create your own special tea blend with Metolius Tea.

    See, smell, taste, and play with herbs and spices to make your own unique tea and bring home your very own tea blend. You'll also get to name your tea and decorate your own tea jar label. This workshop is led by 13-year-old Sevi Stahl, the daughter of Metolius Tea's founder.

    All ages welcome. Limited to 10 guests.

    Sevi Stahl, age 13, is about the same age as local business Metolius Tea. Since she was a tiny, precocious little thing, she played in the packing peanuts and made forts with the big boxes the herbs and spices came in. She assisted in blending teas, filling tea jars, labeling bags, welcoming customers, and flitting around the tea factory like a human butterfly. She sat at factory tables for online school during COVID. Most years, the "tea parents" put on kids' tea making workshops for her and the other tea factory kids. Now Sevi enjoys sharing her lifelong love of tea artistry with others.

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  • Apr 28
    Know Gardens: Garden Fair at Sisters Firehouse Community Hall

    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Sunday - Sisters Firehouse Community Hall

    Learn from local experts how to help pollinators, compost, roll up seed bombs, grow vegetables in our climate, create paints from your garden, and more!

    Join Deschutes Public Library and the following community organizations for this free, fun event:

    - Artist Lee Kellogg
    Outdoors is where Lee Kellogg would rather be just about any day and anytime. Sketchbook in hand, she records the world around her. A bird watcher from a young age, Lee has long been interested in the natural world around us. From working summer camp as a teen to the Adult Education Coordinator at the Audubon Society of Portland to owning a retail business focused on art and craft, Lee has had much experience that all focuses on her love of the outdoors and art. Inspiring others to be creative and become aware of the world around them is part of her mission when she teaches. https://www.leekellogg.com/

    - DPL Community Librarian

    - Deschutes Land Trust
    The Deschutes Land Trust's mission is to conserve and care for the lands and water that sustain Central Oregon, so local communities and the natural world can flourish together for generations to come. https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/

    - OSU-Master Gardeners
    The Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener program educates Oregonians about the art and science of growing and caring for plants. OSU Extension Master Gardeners are volunteer educators, neighbors, and on-the-ground researchers who serve their community with solid training in science-based, sustainable gardening and a love of lifelong learning. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg

    - Pollinator Pathway Bend
    Pollinator Pathway Bend is a community-wide effort to create and connect pesticide-free habitat for imperiled native pollinators in the city of Bend and beyond. https://pollinatorpathwaybend.org/

    - Seed to Table
    Seed to Table envisions a vibrant and resilient community where all people, regardless of race, gender, geography, ability or socioeconomic status, have access to fresh produce that is nourishing, locally grown, and in keeping with their preferences. From our 4-acre farm plot, we strive to model a food system that restores ecosystems while providing equitable access to fresh foods and opportunities for community members to engage positively with farm-fresh foods. https://www.seedtotableoregon.org/

    - Sisters Community Garden
    The goal of Sisters Community Garden is to establish a beautiful garden that fosters community connections among Sisters, Oregon area residents. The garden serves as a gathering place for a mosaic of people, a venue for education, a farm-to-table resource for local food banks, and an opportunity to realize the benefits and pleasure derived from gardening. https://www.sisterscommunitygarden.org/

    - Sisters Garden Club
    The Sisters Garden Club, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1988 by 13 original members who wanted to spread the joy of gardening to this wonderful community they called home. The goals of our club are to stimulate increased knowledge of our unique local environment and how it affects our gardens; aid in the protection of native plants and wildlife including our essential beneficial insects; and encourage the sharing of this information with others in the community to make it even better. https://www.sistersgardenclub.com/

    - The Environmental Center
    In 1989, The Environmental center was born to inspire locals to live lighter on the planet. Our mission is to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon. To us, that means driving local change that makes a world of difference. https://envirocenter.org/

    Sisters Firehouse Community Hall
    301 S Elm St, Sisters, OR 97759 *lw*

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  • Apr 29
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Monday - Meyer Classroom

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Apr 29
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

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

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

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

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  • Apr 29
    La Pine: Step Out! Walking and Wellness Group

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Monday - Community Room

    Walk with your neighbors once a week.

    Meet friends and build a new habit in this walking series! Our first meeting will include introductions and safety walking fundamentals. All abilities are welcome. Our number rule is no one will walk alone. Wear supportive walking shoes, breathable clothing, sun protection, and bring your walking sticks if needed. At every meeting, we will warm-up and cool down in the new LaPine Community Room in the Library. During this time, we will introduce a variety of wellness topics like sleep, seasonal eating, and brain health. Books on the topic of the week will be available for checkout.

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  • Apr 29
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Apr 30
    Online Only: Talking with Children about Safety from Sexual Abuse

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Tuesday -

    Learn about the importance of relationships and resiliency.

    This is an online program. Registration is required. This program will not be recorded.

    Part of the Darkness to Light family of trainings, Talking with Children about Safety from Sexual Abuse discusses how talking about personal safety creates a protective bond between parent and child, increasing confidence for both and instilling knowledge that makes children and teens much less vulnerable. In this one (1) hour training, adults will learn the importance of relationships and resiliency, receive examples of how to talk about personal safety with children, and learn how to use everyday opportunities to talk with children about sexual abuse and its prevention.

    Children are referred for a KIDS Center evaluation by one of four community partners including law enforcement, DHS Child Welfare, medical providers, and licensed mental health professionals. Children and families can engage in KIDS Center advocacy and mental health services without participating in an evaluation. All of KIDS Center services are provided at no cost.

    To register, visit kidscenter.org/events or call (541) 383-5958

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  • Apr 30
    Know Gardens: Game Night with Modern Games at High Desert Music Hall

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Tuesday - High Desert Music Hall

    Explore fun, new, garden-themed games with Modern Games!

    Come learn some new board games with your friends from Modern Games! We will bring a selection of our favorites and staff ready to teach you how to dive into your next favorite game. This month, we will be focusing on games that involve gardens. This adult game night will be focused on our 18+ friends. We look forward to gaming with everyone!

    Modern Games has been Bend's premier destination for all things table top gaming since 2015. Located in the historic Box Factory, we offer a safe and welcoming space for gamers of all ages. Our store includes: a game library stocked with 200+ new and old favorites, large tables and terrain for war gaming, and space to host your MTG and D&D needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always excited to help you find the perfect game for you.

    Food and drinks available for purchase on site!

    High Desert Music Hall Backline Lounge
    818 SW Forest Ave, Redmond, OR 97756


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  • May 1
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Wednesday - Lobby Study Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 1
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Wednesday - Study Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 1
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library/Abogado en la Biblioteca

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

    Free 30-minute virtual consultations with a local lawyer.

    This is an online program. Registration is required.

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

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

    For more information and to register, email: lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call: 541-617-7057.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7058.

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

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

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-8pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7058.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7058.
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  • May 2
    Downtown Bend: Notary Public Services

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Thursday - Lobby Study Room

    Free, limited, drop-in notary services for the public.This is an in-person program.

    A notary public is available at Downtown Bend Library on the first and third Thursdays of the month to provide free, limited services for the public on a drop-in basis. The notary will sign up to two documents per person per session. This service is not intended for commercial businesses.

    A notary public is a state official who verifies the identity of the signer or signers. Notaries are not licensed to practice law and are not allowed to draft legal records or give advice on legal matters, including immigration.

    What to Bring:
    -All correctly filled-out, but unsigned documents. Documents must be signed in front of the notary.
    -Current signed photo identification (such as: driver's license, passport, U.S. military ID card, or ID card issued by federally recognized Indian Tribe) for all parties involved OR a friend with such ID to vouch for requestor's identity.
    -Any required witness or witnesses. Witnesses must be known to the signor and may not be solicited from library patrons or staff. Witnesses must also have valid, government-issued photo identification.

    Limitations:
    -Services are limited to two documents per person per visit
    -Services are not available for commercial businesses.
    -Notary cannot sign documents in languages they do not understand.
    -Notary and the requester must be able to communicate directly with each other; translators are not permitted.
    -Birth Certificates, Death Certificates and Marriage Certificates cannot be photocopied and notarized.

    Notaries reserve the right to decline service if the document(s), identification, or circumstances of the request for notary service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, or doubt.

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  • May 2
    The Library Book Club at Becky Johnson Community Room

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Thursday - Becky Johnson Community Center

    Discuss Shark Heart with friends and neighbors.

    Shark Heart - A Love Story, Deschutes Public Library’s Novel Idea 2024 selection, is a sweeping love story that is at once lyrical and funny, airy and visceral, and an unforgettable novel about life’s perennial questions, the fragility of memories, finding joy amidst grief, and creating a meaningful life. This daring debut marks the arrival of a wildly talented new writer abounding with originality, humor, and heart.

    Emily Habeck, author of Shark Heart, has a BFA in Theater from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts as well as master’s degrees from Vanderbilt Divinity School and Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Her debut novel Shark Heart was a Book of the Month selection, a New York Times book review editor’s choice, and the #1 Indie Next pick for August 2023. She is from Ardmore, Oklahoma and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    412 SW 8th St, Redmond, OR 97756

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  • May 2
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

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

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

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

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  • May 3
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Study Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 3
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

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  • May 3
    Sisters: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

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

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 3
    Exhibit Sneak Peek - Read/Create: A Novel Idea 2024

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Friday - Deschutes County Historical Museum

    Get a sneak peek of the exhibit highlighting this year's A Novel Idea.

    View this year's exhibit and hear remarks from library representatives, quilters and museum staff about this year's quilts inspired by the 2024 A Novel Idea book selections.

    Light refreshments provided.

    129 NW Idaho, Bend, OR 97701

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  • May 3
    A Novel Idea Kick-off at Kobold Brewing in Bend

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Friday - Kobald Brewing

    Kick-off Novel Idea 2024 with music and Novel Idea IPA crafted by our friends at Kobold Brewing.

    Music by Erin Cole-Baker.

    Kobold Brewing is a small, craft brewery serving Central Oregon. With tap houses in Bend and Redmond Kobold first started brewing in 2015. Wondering about the name of the brewery? A kobold is a creature from German mythology and folklore tales. This mythical sprite is only a few feet tall, goblin like in nature who would often help finish up tasks humans couldn’t get done before bedtime.

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    1043 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97703

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  • May 4
    Read/Create: A Novel Idea 2024 Exhibit at Deschutes Historical Museum

    10:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Saturday - Deschutes County Historical Museum

    Come see this year's A Novel Idea exhibit, curated by our friends at Deschutes County Historical Museum.

    Show your library card throughout the month of May for free admission.

    Deschutes County Historical Society preserves, promotes and celebrates our shared local history.

    129 NW Idaho, Bend, OR 97701 *ani* *br*

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  • May 4
    East Bend: Puzzle Swap / Intercambio de Rompecabezas

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Saturday - Meeting Room

    Exchange a puzzle for a new-to-you one!

    Bring your gently used puzzles (no missing pieces, please) in the original box, and take home new-to-you puzzles to enjoy. You're also welcome to take a puzzle even if you don't have one to swap!

    Puzzles for all ages and of all sizes will be accepted, as long as they are in good condition with all the pieces.

    This is an all ages program, everyone is welcome.

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    ¿Cansados de hacer el mismo rompecabezas? ¡Vengan a intercambiarlo por otro!

    Traigan sus rompecabezas en buena condición, con todas las piezas y en su caja original, y llévense a casa rompecabezas nuevos. También pueden llevarse un rompecabezas aunque no tengan uno de intercambio.

    Se aceptarán rompecabezas para todas las edades y de todo tamaño mientras estén completos y en buen estado.

    Este es un programa para todas las edades y todos son bienvenidos.
    *ls*

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  • May 4
    A Novel Idea Kick-off at Kobold Brewing in Redmond

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Saturday - Kobald Brewing

    Kick-off Novel Idea 2024 with music and Novel Idea IPA crafted by our friends at Kobold Brewing.

    Music by Matthew Gwinup.

    Kobold Brewing is a small, craft brewery serving Central Oregon. With tap houses in Bend and Redmond Kobold first started brewing in 2015. Wondering about the name of the brewery? A kobold is a creature from German mythology and folklore tales. This mythical sprite is only a few feet tall, goblin like in nature who would often help finish up tasks humans couldn’t get done before bedtime.

    *ani*

    245 SW 6th St, Redmond, OR 97756

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  • May 5
    Bird Watching at La Pine State Park

    7:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Sunday - La Pine State Park * Registration Required

    Explore local birds with naturalist Damian Fagan.

    Registration is required. Registered participants will receive meet-up instructions.

    Learn to identify birds by sight, sound, and habitat preferences with Damian Fagan, a former National Park Service ranger and field biologist. Be prepared to walk up to two miles on uneven terrain.

    Damian Fagan is a former National Park Service ranger and field biologist. He has led birding trips for COCC's Continuing Education program and is known to break out in spontaneous owl hooting!

    *ani* *lw*

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  • May 5
    Downtown Bend: Mother's Day Card Making

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Sunday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Craft a beautiful Mother’s Day card to share with someone special!

    Registration is required.

    Iris folding is thought to have originated in Holland in the 1900s. Strips of folded paper are taped into place over a pattern, creating a spiraling design that resembles the iris diaphragm of a camera. Participants will create a design from colorful papers and cardstock suitable for use as a card or piece of art to be kept or shared with someone special.

    Please bring a pair of scissors and a ruler, if possible. Materials, cardstock, and decorative papers will be supplied.

    About the Presenter: Kristin Darnell discovered a love of paper crafting and book making upon her retirement to Central Oregon in 2014. She especially likes discovering and encouraging the inner artist and sharing the creative experience with others. *ani* *br*

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  • May 5
    Downtown Bend: Reader's Theatre - Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" Part 1

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Sunday - Brooks Room

    Participate in a low-stress reading of the play with script in hand.

    Have you ever wanted to dip a toe in the theatre world? Join us as we read Thorton Wilder's Our Town, a three-act play set in the 1930s town of Grover's Corners. We’ll take on characters from the play and read the script together. Beginners welcome in this low-stress theatre environment.

    The play will be read over the course of two sessions. Find information on Part 2 here: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/74440. You are not required to come to both sessions, but the story will make more sense if you do!

    "Thornton Wilder’s most frequently performed play, Our Town appeared on Broadway in 1938 to wide acclaim, and won the Pulitzer Prize...Our Town explores the relationship between two young Grover’s Corners neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. When Emily looses her life in childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts - growing up, adulthood, and death - is fully realized....In the final moments of the play, the recently deceased Emily is granted the opportunity to revisit one day in her life, only to discover that she never fully appreciated all she possessed until she lost it." (https://www.thorntonwilder.com/our-town-about)

    About Gloria Hedigo
    This Reader's Theatre will be faciliated by seasoned veteran of theatre and local Bend resident, Gloria Hedigo. Gloria is not only a lover of books, libraries and local book stores, but she is also an actor who enjoys reading and attempting to write scripts, performing, and really all things with words and conversation...maybe that’s because she is a retired speech-language pathologist. Glo is currently on the Cascades Theatrical Company's (CTC) Board of Governors. Cascades Theatrical Company is Central Oregon’s oldest community theatre and Glo has led their Reader's Theatres for several years. She has been seen on stage at CTC in The Philidephia Story and A Gift to Remember. She can also be seen in local commercials and as a Greeter in CTC's newly refurbished Lobby where she always encourages theatre lovers to become members of CTC to support future productions and classes. She is extremely honored to represent Cascade Theatrical Company’s Readers Theater with Deschutes Library's A Novel Idea...Read Together. We hope everyone has a wonderful learning experience with our reading of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in comparison with Emily Habeck's first novel Shark Heart.

    About Cascades Theatrical Company
    Founded in 1978, Cascades Theatrical Company is the oldest community theatre in Central Oregon. CTC laid the foundation for the theatre groups performing today and it is the only volunteer-based community theatre. CTC's mission is to enrich the Central Oregon community experience by bringing live theater, film arts, music, dance, and storytelling to their stage. Learn more at https://cascadestheatrical.org/ *ani* *lw*

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  • May 6
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Monday - Meyer Classroom

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • May 6
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

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

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

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

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  • May 6
    La Pine: Step Out! Walking and Wellness Group

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Monday - Community Room

    Walk with your neighbors once a week.

    Meet friends and build a new habit in this walking series! Our first meeting will include introductions and safety walking fundamentals. All abilities are welcome. Our number rule is no one will walk alone. Wear supportive walking shoes, breathable clothing, sun protection, and bring your walking sticks if needed. At every meeting, we will warm-up and cool down in the new LaPine Community Room in the Library. During this time, we will introduce a variety of wellness topics like sleep, seasonal eating, and brain health. Books on the topic of the week will be available for checkout.

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

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 6
    Downtown Bend: Open Hub Singing Club

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

    Join the anciently familiar practice of singing together! All voices welcome.

    - This is a non-performance, non-audition group singing event
    - All voices (including yours) are welcome and wanted exactly as they are
    - No previous singing experience required. Singing is just slooooow talking!
    - All songs are taught in a call-and-echo, aural tradition process
    - We'll sing simple, accessible, harmonies, rounds, layer songs and more

    Join local songleader Ian Carrick for the anciently familiar practice of singing together - for aliveness amidst despair, for beauty amidst grief, for joy within the cracks in our hearts.

    Songleader, Ian Carrick, (white, able-bodied, cis-man) strives to "create as welcoming space for everyone regardless of ethnicity, abilities, gender, race, immigration status, class background, politics, or age and is always willing to admit he has room to grow." After a decade of searching for accessible forms of community-based music and recovering his own voice, Ian founded Open Hub Singing in 2016 as part of discovering a widespread North American cultural revival of aural tradition singing. Learn more at https://www.openhubsinging.com/ *lw*

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  • May 7
    Sisters: Law Librarian Office Hours

    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Tuesday - Study Room

    Get help with your legal information questions.


    This is an in‐person program.

    Jenny Pedersen, Community Librarian for legal services, will be available at Sisters Library on the first Tuesday of each month to assist with legal information questions.

    This program provides research training, legal reference assistance, and access to a variety of legal information resources. Library staff can help identify relevant legal research materials, provide instruction on effective use of resources including find court documents in OJCIN, 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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  • May 7
    The Nonfiction Library Book Club at Suttle Tea

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Tuesday - Suttle Tea

    Discuss Miss Chloe: A Memoir of A Literary Friendship With Toni Morrison
    by A. J. Verdelle.

    The award-winning author of The Good Negress shares invaluable insights on the precarious journey toward creativity that is the writer's life, and tells the compelling story of her relationship with Toni Morrison, painting an illuminating portrait of this towering yet enigmatic cultural icon. With the publication of her debut novel The Good Negress in 1995, A. J. Verdelle became an overnight sensation, winning critical acclaim and competing for prestigious literature prizes. But for Verdelle, the most unexpected consequence was the friendship she formed with the legendary Toni Morrison.

    Pick up a book at Suttle Tea, Sisters Library or email paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org to request a book.

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  • May 7
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Tuesday - Meeting Room

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

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

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  • May 7
    East Bend: Diving for the Solution to Pollution

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

    Central Oregon Diving shares the ecological impacts of water pollution.

    As trash and debris from our local water sources makes its way to the ocean, Central Oregon Diving is making local efforts to clean these water ways, in conjunction with Upper Deschutes Watershed Council. Learn how other organizations work globally on plastic and debris removal projects and how you can help.

    Jonathan Ingram first started diving back in the summer of 2002. Over the course of the next decade, he traveled and completed extra training to eventually become a PADI dive professional in 2016. Currently, he is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor with over 600 dives from around the world. He has traveled to dive in the Red Sea off the Egyptian coast, in Colorado, in the Caribbean, and in the Puget Sound in Washington State. He loves the marine life with his favorite animals to see being sharks and nudibranchs. *br* *ani*

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  • May 8
    Bird Watching at Hatfield Ponds

    7:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Wednesday - Hatfield Ponds * Registration Required

    Explore local birds with naturalist Damian Fagan.

    Registration is required. Registered participants will receive meet-up instructions.

    Learn to identify birds by sight, sound, and habitat preferences with Damian Fagan, a former National Park Service ranger and field biologist. Be prepared to walk up to two miles on uneven terrain.

    Damian Fagan is a former National Park Service ranger and field biologist. He has led birding trips for COCC's Continuing Education program and is known to break out in spontaneous owl hooting!

    *ani* *lw*

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  • May 8
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Wednesday - Lobby Study Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 8
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Wednesday - Study Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 8
    East Bend: Sew Felt Sea Creatures

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Learn basic sewing skills and create a felt shark or dolphin. *ani*

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  • May 8
    East Bend: Reader's Theatre - Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" Part 2

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Participate in a low-stress reading of the play with script in hand.

    Have you ever wanted to dip a toe in the theatre world? Join us as we read Thorton Wilder's Our Town, a three-act play set in the 1930s town of Grover's Corners. We’ll take on characters from the play and read the script together. Beginners welcome in this low-stress theatre environment.

    The play will be read over the course of two sessions. Find information on Part 1 here: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/74385'>https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/74385. You are not required to come to both sessions, but the story will make more sense if you do!

    "Thornton Wilder’s most frequently performed play, Our Town appeared on Broadway in 1938 to wide acclaim, and won the Pulitzer Prize...Our Town explores the relationship between two young Grover’s Corners neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. When Emily looses her life in childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts - growing up, adulthood, and death - is fully realized....In the final moments of the play, the recently deceased Emily is granted the opportunity to revisit one day in her life, only to discover that she never fully appreciated all she possessed until she lost it." (https://www.thorntonwilder.com/our-town-about)

    About Gloria Hedigo
    This Reader's Theatre will be faciliated by seasoned veteran of theatre and local Bend resident, Gloria Hedigo. Gloria is not only a lover of books, libraries and local book stores, but she is also an actor who enjoys reading and attempting to write scripts, performing, and really all things with words and conversation...maybe that’s because she is a retired speech-language pathologist. Glo is currently on the Cascades Theatrical Company's (CTC) Board of Governors. Cascades Theatrical Company is Central Oregon’s oldest community theatre and Glo has led their Reader's Theatres for several years. She has been seen on stage at CTC in The Philidephia Story and A Gift to Remember. She can also be seen in local commercials and as a Greeter in CTC's newly refurbished Lobby where she always encourages theatre lovers to become members of CTC to support future productions and classes. She is extremely honored to represent Cascade Theatrical Company’s Readers Theater with Deschutes Library's A Novel Idea...Read Together. We hope everyone has a wonderful learning experience with our reading of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in comparison with Emily Habeck's first novel Shark Heart.

    About Cascades Theatrical Company
    Founded in 1978, Cascades Theatrical Company is the oldest community theatre in Central Oregon. CTC laid the foundation for the theatre groups performing today and it is the only volunteer-based community theatre. CTC's mission is to enrich the Central Oregon community experience by bringing live theater, film arts, music, dance, and storytelling to their stage. Learn more at https://cascadestheatrical.org/ *ani* *lw*

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  • May 8
    Downtown Bend: Eggshell Garden Starts

    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Stop by to start your own garden in an eggshell!

    Supplies are provided, but available on a first come first serve basis.

    Denise Rowcroft, Garden for Every School Program Manager at The Environmental Center, will have everything you need to start some plants to take home and transplant into your home garden or windowsill pot! Participants are welcome (but not required) to bring their own eggshells (see picture for reference) and/or egg carton if able.

    *Elsa* *ani*

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  • May 9
    Mother's Day Card Making at Becky Johnson Community Center

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Thursday - Becky Johnson Community Center * Registration Required

    Craft a beautiful Mother’s Day card to share with someone special!

    Registration is required.

    Iris folding is thought to have originated in Holland in the 1900s. Strips of folded paper are taped into place over a pattern, creating a spiraling design that resembles the iris diaphragm of a camera. Participants will create a design from colorful papers and cardstock suitable for use as a card or piece of art to be kept or shared with someone special.

    Please bring a pair of scissors and a ruler, if possible. Materials, cardstock, and decorative papers will be supplied

    About the Presenter: Kristin Darnell discovered a love of paper crafting and book making upon her retirement to Central Oregon in 2014. She especially likes discovering and encouraging the inner artist and sharing the creative experience with others.

    Becky Johnson Community Center
    412 SW 8th St, Redmond, OR 97756 *ani* *br*

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  • May 10
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Study Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 10
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

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  • May 10
    Sisters: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

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

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 10
    Downtown Bend: Painting Watercolor Shark

    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Friday - Brooks Room

    Learn basic watercolor techniques to create your own shark masterpiece.

    *ani*

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  • May 10
    Mystic Vibrosis - A Guide to Living Indubiously at HDMH

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Friday - High Desert Music Hall

    Enjoy a documentary about the band Indubious!

    Two brothers, Evan and Spencer Burton, were born with a disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). They persevered to not only survive their illness, but find their purpose while being capitulated onto the world stage as a powerful force for change through their band, Indubious. Indubious began their career in Oregon, and Evan Burton currently resides in Bend as a professional musician.

    Food and drinks available for purchase on site!

    High Desert Music Hall
    818 SW Forest Ave, Redmond, OR 97756

    *Elsa* *Cr* *yani* *ani*

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  • May 11
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Saturday - Meeting Room

    Discuss Shark Heart with friends and neighbors.

    Shark Heart - A Love Story, Deschutes Public Library’s Novel Idea 2024 selection, is a sweeping love story that is at once lyrical and funny, airy and visceral, and an unforgettable novel about life’s perennial questions, the fragility of memories, finding joy amidst grief, and creating a meaningful life. This daring debut marks the arrival of a wildly talented new writer abounding with originality, humor, and heart.

    Emily Habeck, author of Shark Heart, has a BFA in Theater from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts as well as master’s degrees from Vanderbilt Divinity School and Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Her debut novel Shark Heart was a Book of the Month selection, a New York Times book review editor’s choice, and the #1 Indie Next pick for August 2023. She is from Ardmore, Oklahoma and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    *ani*

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  • May 13
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Monday - Meyer Classroom

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • May 13
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

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

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

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

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  • May 13
    La Pine: Step Out! Walking and Wellness Group

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Monday - Community Room

    Walk with your neighbors once a week.

    Meet friends and build a new habit in this walking series! Our first meeting will include introductions and safety walking fundamentals. All abilities are welcome. Our number rule is no one will walk alone. Wear supportive walking shoes, breathable clothing, sun protection, and bring your walking sticks if needed. At every meeting, we will warm-up and cool down in the new LaPine Community Room in the Library. During this time, we will introduce a variety of wellness topics like sleep, seasonal eating, and brain health. Books on the topic of the week will be available for checkout.

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

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 14
    Redmond: Law Librarian Office Hours

    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Get help with your legal information questions.


    This is an in‐person program.

    Jenny Pedersen, Community Librarian for legal services, will be available at the temporary Redmond Library space on the second Tuesday of each month from 11am-1pm to assist with legal information questions.

    This program provides research training, legal reference assistance, and access to a variety of legal information resources. Library staff can help identify relevant legal research materials, provide instruction on effective use of resources including find court documents in OJCIN, 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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  • May 14
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Tuesday - Meeting Room

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

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

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  • May 14
    Downtown Bend: Writers Working - How to Shout About Your Work

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

    How to shout about your work (without losing your voice).

    You can attend this program in person or take part online. To take part online, follow the "Register Here for Online Access" link above.

    Let’s explore how you can get the word out about your writing while staying true to yourself, your voice, and your audience. We’ll survey the online presence of established authors who are using modern media to enhance their material. Plus, Shelby will provide a big-picture perspective on planning your marketing approach so you don’t lose sight of your goals or lose your voice amongst all the noise out there.

    Shelby Little is a voicy writer who works as a marketer in Bend, Oregon. With more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications, she founded Yarrow Creative Agency in 2019. Shelby recently completed The Forge Writing Program, blogs at TheShelbyLittle.com, and is a nominee for The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses.

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

    Guild meetings take place on a monthly basis, where we feature guest speakers, panels, member readers and small group interaction, with topics of interest to writers at all skill levels. Meetings are free and open to the public. *hy* *br*

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  • May 14
    Sisters: SafetyNet Training with KIDS Center

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

    Develop tools to safely manage online lives for both kids and adults.

    Registration is required.

    SafetyNet: Smart Cyber Choices® is a 2-hour training that teaches how technology can be used in a safe, positive, and ethical manner while providing you with the tools needed to safely manage online lives for both adults and children. SafetyNet was developed by the San Diego Police Foundation and the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task force. This training is available as an adult presentation or can be presented to elementary, middle, or high school-aged students.

    KIDS Center is a medical model Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) providing child abuse evaluations that include a head-to-toe medical exam, child-friendly forensic interview, family advocacy, and mental health services to children and families impacted by abuse. In addition, our services include prevention programs to help teach adults in our community how to better protect children from abuse.

    Children are referred for a KIDS Center evaluation by one of four community partners including law enforcement, DHS Child Welfare, medical providers, and licensed mental health professionals. Children and families can engage in KIDS Center advocacy and mental health services without participating in an evaluation. All of KIDS Center services are provided at no cost.

    To register, visit kidscenter.org/events or call (541) 383-5958

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  • May 15
    Larkspur Library Book Club

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Wednesday - Larkspur Community Center

    Discuss Ghost Music by An Yu.

    For three years, Song Yan has filled the emptiness of her Beijing apartment with the tentative notes of her young piano students. She gave up on her own career as a concert pianist many years ago, but her husband Bowen, an executive at a car company, has long rebuffed her pleas to have a child. He resists even when his mother arrives from the southwestern Chinese region of Yunnan and begins her own campaign for a grandchild. As tension in the household rises, it becomes harder for Song Yan to keep her usual placid demeanor, especially since she is troubled by dreams of a doorless room she can't escape, populated only by a strange orange mushroom. When a parcel of mushrooms native to her mother-in-law's province is delivered seemingly by mistake, Song Yan sees an opportunity to bond with her, and as the packages continue to arrive every week, the women stir-fry and grill the mushrooms, adding them to soups and noodles.

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  • May 15
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Wednesday - Lobby Study Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 15
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Wednesday - Study Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 15
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library/Abogado en la Biblioteca

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

    Free 30-minute virtual consultations with a local lawyer.

    This is an online program. Registration is required.

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

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

    For more information and to register, email: lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call: 541-617-7057.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7058.

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

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

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-8pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7058.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7058.
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  • May 15
    Healthy Eating at Arome

    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Wednesday - Arome * Registration Required

    Learn how your diet can improve your health.

    Eating healthy starts with making smart food choices. Adjusting food recipes according to dietary constraints begins with choosing the freshest ingredients and quality products. Get protein from different sources to maximize nutrients, like lean meats, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, soy products, seafood and eggs. Managing your healthy eating is not as difficult as people imagine. Come check out some healthy recipes using quality protein, produce, spices and oils!

    Instructor Bio:
    Alex Schultz is the Retail Store Manager of Arome here in Redmond. He is a gourmet food enthusiast who graduated from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona with a BS degree in Hospitality Management. Alex managed restaurants and kitchens for over 26 years where he learned many cultural food techniques and recipes. He enjoys learning and sharing his passion for food with everyone.432 SW 6th St, Redmond, OR 97756

    *yani* *ani*

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  • May 15
    The Roundabouts Improv - A Comedy Show! at High Desert Music Hall

    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Wednesday - High Desert Music Hall

    Experience the art of improv and an evening of laughs!

    Recommended for ages 16 and up. Some sketches may contain adult subject matter or language.

    Join The Roundabouts, Bend’s funniest improv troupe, for a night of unscripted hilarity. Witness the magic of improv as these quick-thinking improv players transform audience suggestions into spontaneous scenes and awe-inspiring characters. Every moment with The Roundabouts is an adventure waiting to unfold! Proceeds from each show are donated to a Central Oregon non-profit. It's comedy improv for a cause!

    Food and drinks available for purchase on site!

    High Desert Music Hall:
    818 SW Forest Ave, Redmond, OR 97756

    *br* *ani*

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  • May 16
    Downtown Bend: Notary Public Services

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Thursday - Lobby Study Room

    Free, limited, drop-in notary services for the public.This is an in-person program.

    A notary public is available at Downtown Bend Library on the first and third Thursdays of the month to provide free, limited services for the public on a drop-in basis. The notary will sign up to two documents per person per session. This service is not intended for commercial businesses.

    A notary public is a state official who verifies the identity of the signer or signers. Notaries are not licensed to practice law and are not allowed to draft legal records or give advice on legal matters, including immigration.

    What to Bring:
    -All correctly filled-out, but unsigned documents. Documents must be signed in front of the notary.
    -Current signed photo identification (such as: driver's license, passport, U.S. military ID card, or ID card issued by federally recognized Indian Tribe) for all parties involved OR a friend with such ID to vouch for requestor's identity.
    -Any required witness or witnesses. Witnesses must be known to the signor and may not be solicited from library patrons or staff. Witnesses must also have valid, government-issued photo identification.

    Limitations:
    -Services are limited to two documents per person per visit
    -Services are not available for commercial businesses.
    -Notary cannot sign documents in languages they do not understand.
    -Notary and the requester must be able to communicate directly with each other; translators are not permitted.
    -Birth Certificates, Death Certificates and Marriage Certificates cannot be photocopied and notarized.

    Notaries reserve the right to decline service if the document(s), identification, or circumstances of the request for notary service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, or doubt.

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  • May 16
    Writers Reading: Third Thursday Spoken Word Night at the High Desert Music Hall

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Thursday - High Desert Music Hall

    Spoken word open mic night for all poets, writers, storytellers, and songwriters.

    Step up to the mic for a spoken word night the third Thursday of the month. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read.

    Readers are invited to arrive early to sign up. Readers have seven minutes at the mic.

    Food and drink are available for purchase through the High Desert Music Hall. This is an all-ages venue.

    High Desert Music Hall:
    818 SW Forest Ave, Redmond, OR 97756


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  • May 16
    Third Thursday Spoken Word Open Mic at The Commons

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Thursday - The Commons

    Spoken word open mic night for all poets, storytellers, and writers.

    Join the OSU-Cascades MFA in Creative Writing program and Deschutes Public Library at The Commons Cafe and Taproom for open mic nights every third Thursday of the month. All writers, readers and word-lovers are invited to attend and read. Whether you're a first time reader or a pro, we create a safe and welcoming space for diverse voices. Readers are invited to arrive early to sign up for seven-minute mic slots.

    Food and drink available for purchase. This is an all-ages venue.

    875 NW Brooks Street, Bend, OR 97703

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  • May 16
    Author Robin Wall Kimmerer at Bend High School

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Thursday - Bend High School

    Bestselling author Robin Wall Kimmmerer wraps up the Author! Author series.

    This is an in-person program. Tickets are required.

    Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim. Her first book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing, and her other work has appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals.

    Robin has been featured on NPR’s On Being with Krista Tippett and in 2015 addressed the general assembly of the United Nations on the topic of “Healing Our Relationship with Nature.” Kimmerer is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability. In 2022 she was named a MacArthur Fellow.

    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.

    230 NE 6th Street, Bend, OR 97701

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  • May 17
    Downtown Bend: Ukraine vs. Russia - The Return of History with OLLI-UO

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Friday - Brooks Room

    Learn the history behind current events.

    At the end of the Cold War, many around the world felt that aggressive territorial conquests between advanced states and great power rivalry were things of the past. Yet Russia shocked the world in February 2022 with its brazen and brutal invasion of Ukraine, sparking the largest general war in Europe since 1945. Join COCC history professor Murray Godfrey where he will discuss the history of Ukraine and its place in the history of Europe, the 20th century World Wars, the Cold War, and now possibly the new Cold War of the 21st century in the context of this latest conflict.

    Murray A. Godfrey is Associate Professor of History at Community College, where he has taught since 2012. He received a Master of Arts degree in History from Texas State University, specializing in the history of Early America, Native American military history, and the political economy of Colonial America. Prior to coming to Central Oregon, Murray previously taught for Austin Community College in Austin, TX and Alamo Community College District in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Godfrey served in the U.S. Army from 2002-2008. As part of that service he was deployed to Kosovo as part of Operation Joint Guardian, where he served alongside Ukrainian soldiers.

    The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon (OLLI-UO) in Central Oregon invites community members to participate in our Friday Talks in partnership with the Deschutes Public Library. OLLI-UO is an intellectual and social community of engaged adult learners, connecting members to university faculty and professionals in respective fields. A six-month or yearlong membership allows participation in a variety of lectures, courses, peer-led study and discussion groups, educational tours, field trips, and social events.

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  • May 17
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Study Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 17
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

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  • May 17
    Sisters: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

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

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 18
    La Pine: Oregon Expungement Clinic

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Saturday - Community Room * Registration Required

    Get help setting aside your Oregon criminal record.

    Attorneys will help participants fill out paperwork to have eligible Oregon criminal records set aside or expunged. The clinic will also take fingerprints and file the paperwork with the appropriate circuit court and Oregon State Police.

    Space is limited and registration is recommended.

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  • May 18
    Downtown Bend: Struggles into Superpowers with Cindy Baldwin

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

    A presentation from No Matter the Distance author Cindy Baldwin!

    Tickets are not required for this event.

    In this engaging presentation, author Cindy Baldwin will share how growing up with cystic fibrosis (CF) influenced her author journey, teaching her resilience and the true power of books. Through the story of how Cindy became an author, she’ll show how the hardest things in our lives can sometimes lead us to our strongest superpowers.

    Cindy Baldwin is the author of No Matter the Distance, a Junior Library Guild selection and this year’s A Novel Idea Youth selection. She has also written the critically acclaimed novels Where the Watermelons Grow (an Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor, Indies Introduce title, and Indie Next selection), Beginners Welcome, and The Stars of Whistling Ridge. She lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.

    About No Matter the Distance:

    Penny Rooney has cystic fibrosis, which means she has to do breathing treatments to help her lungs work. Some days, it seems like her CF is the only thing Penny knows about herself for sure. From her point of view, everyone around her can make sense of their place in the world. So why can’t Penny even begin to write a poem about herself for school?

    Then, during spring break, Penny spots something impossible in the creek behind her house: a dolphin, far from its home. Penny names the dolphin Rose and feels an immediate bond, since the dolphin is also sick. But as Penny’s CF worsens, she realizes that Rose needs to return to her pod to get better. Will Penny be able to help guide Rose back to the ocean, even if it means losing her friend? *yani* *Elsa* *ani*

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  • May 19
    Downtown Bend: Oregon Expungement Clinic

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Sunday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Get help setting aside your Oregon criminal record.

    Attorneys will help participants fill out paperwork to have eligible Oregon criminal records set aside or expunged. The clinic will also take fingerprints and file the paperwork with the appropriate circuit court and Oregon State Police.

    Space is limited and registration is recommended.

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  • May 19
    East Bend: Sushi Making Workshop

    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Sunday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Learn about the art of rolling sushi!

    Space is limited. Registration is required.

    Participants will have the opportunity to better understand sushi ingredients and learn how to roll and create sushi using tuna, seaweed, and rice in this hands-on workshop.

    Instructor Yoko Godlove has lived in Bend for almost 30 years. Her love of travel and the outdoors brought her here; when she was traveling in New Zealand, she met her husband who loves fishing and he caught her instead of fish. When Yoko came to Bend, she worked at the only sushi restaurant in town, where she learned the ins and outs of sushi. She also started teaching sushi workshops in the hopes that people would be able to enjoy sushi more easily at home. Through COCC, Bend Parks and Recreation, and middle & high school culinary classes, she has taught for over 15 years. She is very happy that her country's food is so popular and is very honored to collaborate with the Library on this program.

    *Elsa* *ani*

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  • May 19
    Downtown Bend: Myth and Magic in Everyday Life - Understanding Magical Realism

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

    Explore magical realism and the genre's influence on literature.

    Join us for an engaging presentation on the literary genre of magical realism. We will explore the key characteristics of this unique style of storytelling that blends realistic settings and characters with elements of fantasy and myth.

    Magical realism arose in Latin American literature in the mid-20th century and has since spread around the world. In magical realist works, supernatural events and imagery are incorporated into otherwise ordinary narratives in a matter-of-fact way. The author makes no attempt to justify or explain the magical elements - they simply occur as part of the story.

    In this presentation, we’ll discuss seminal magical realist novels like Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits. We will examine how these works use magical elements to comment on society and human nature.

    We will also explore the history of magical realism and its influence on contemporary world literature. Whether you are already a fan of Marquez and Allende or completely new to magical realism, this presentation will give you an engaging overview of the genre and its significance.

    Please join us for what promises to be an illuminating look at the spellbinding world of magical realist fiction! Let yourself be transported by some of literature's most enchanting stories.

    Joel Clements is a local writer and teacher. He has taught literature and writing for Bend LaPine schools, COCC, and OSU-Cascades, and presented multiple Deschutes Library and Novel Idea seminars over the years. As a writer/performer, he has contributed to multiple regional and national publications, and his most recent short film appeared in festivals in the US and Europe. "The Times" once identified him as a humor writer of note. He worked professionally as a storyteller and comedian for several years. He lives in Bend with his wife, Michele, and kids, Zoe, Oscar, and Phoebe.

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  • May 19
    The Art of Falconry: Ancient Sport in a Modern World at Sisters Firehouse

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Sunday - Sisters Firehouse Community Hall

    Meet "Molly" the Harris's Hawk and learn about falconry.

    Join us as local Sisters falconer, Hank Minor, presents an engaging and informative look at the art and practice of falconry. After a brief history of the sport and the types of raptors, quarry, equipment, and facilities employed, Hank will bring out the star of the show - his female Harris's Hawk and hunting partner, "Molly" - to share stories of hunting with these magnificent birds of prey. Ample time will be allowed for questions from the audience, and photographs are encouraged.

    All ages are welcome! Family friendly event.

    Hank is a licensed Master Falconer, having actively flown hawks on game for the past 15 years. He is a member of the Oregon Falconers Association, and is a past member and President of the New York State Falconry Association. Hank has trained and flown several types of raptors over the years and has hunted his birds in states across the country. He considers his ability to practice falconry a privilege, and looks at each outing with his hawks as an opportunity to learn and to improve his art.

    View Spirit of Central Oregon's video about Hank and Molly here: https://youtu.be/RwzrybCkLnE?si=EDX6f0iKFkCcNSkQ

    Sisters Firehouse Community Hall:
    301 S Elm St, Sisters, OR 97759

    *br* *ani*

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  • May 20
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Monday - Meyer Classroom

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • May 20
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

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

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

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

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  • May 20
    La Pine: Step Out! Walking and Wellness Group

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Monday - Community Room

    Walk with your neighbors once a week.

    Meet friends and build a new habit in this walking series! Our first meeting will include introductions and safety walking fundamentals. All abilities are welcome. Our number rule is no one will walk alone. Wear supportive walking shoes, breathable clothing, sun protection, and bring your walking sticks if needed. At every meeting, we will warm-up and cool down in the new LaPine Community Room in the Library. During this time, we will introduce a variety of wellness topics like sleep, seasonal eating, and brain health. Books on the topic of the week will be available for checkout.

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  • May 20
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • May 21
    Law Librarian Office Hours at La Pine Activity Center

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Tuesday - La Pine Senior Center

    Get help with your legal information questions.This is an in‐person program.

    Jenny Pedersen, Community Librarian for legal services, will be available at La Pine Activity Center on the third Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30am to assist with legal information questions.

    This program provides research training, legal reference assistance, and access to a variety of legal information resources. Library staff can help identify relevant legal research materials, provide instruction on effective use of resources including find court documents in OJCIN, 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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  • May 21
    La Pine: Law Librarian Office Hours

    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Tuesday - Study Room

    Get help with your legal information questions.This is an in‐person program.

    Jenny Pedersen, Community Librarian for legal services, will be available at La Pine Library on the third Tuesday of each month to assist with legal information questions.

    This program provides research training, legal reference assistance, and access to a variety of legal information resources. Library staff can help identify relevant legal research materials, provide instruction on effective use of resources including find court documents in OJCIN, 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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  • May 21
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Drop-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Tuesday - Meeting Room

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

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

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  • May 21
    Lapine: Pop Up Library Book Club

    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Tuesday - Community Room

    Discuss Shark Heart with friends and neighbors.

    Shark Heart - A Love Story, Deschutes Public Library’s Novel Idea 2024 selection, is a sweeping love story that is at once lyrical and funny, airy and visceral, and an unforgettable novel about life’s perennial questions, the fragility of memories, finding joy amidst grief, and creating a meaningful life. This daring debut marks the arrival of a wildly talented new writer abounding with originality, humor, and heart.

    Emily Habeck, author of Shark Heart, has a BFA in Theater from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts, as well as master’s degrees from Vanderbilt Divinity School and Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Her debut novel Shark Heart was a Book of the Month selection, a New York Times book review editor’s choice, and the #1 Indie Next pick for August 2023. She is from Ardmore, Oklahoma and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    *ani*

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  • May 21
    Downtown Bend: Let's Talk About It Training® with KIDS Center

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

    Let’s Talk About It® training provides education and insight on the ages and stages of a child’s development.

    Registration is required. Register by using the "Register Here" link above.

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

    KIDS Center is a medical model Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) providing child abuse evaluations that include a head-to-toe medical exam, child-friendly forensic interview, family advocacy, and mental health services to children and families impacted by abuse. In addition, our services include prevention programs to help teach adults in our community how to better protect children from abuse.

    Children are referred for a KIDS Center evaluation by one of four community partners including law enforcement, DHS Child Welfare, medical providers, and licensed mental health professionals. Children and families can engage in KIDS Center advocacy and mental health services without participating in an evaluation. All of KIDS Center services are provided at no cost.

    To register, visit kidscenter.org/events or call (541) 383-5958

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