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  • Sep 20
    ONLINE ONLY: Community Conversations - Dismantling Institutional Racism

    4:00 PM - Sunday - * Registration Required

    A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to participants the day before the event. Space is limited and registration is required.

    Discuss ideas for combating institutional racism.

    After July's conversation on understanding systemic racism and white privilege, one may wonder, "Where do I go from here? What actions can I take as an individual to combat systems of racial privilege and oppression?" Join community members and guest speaker Dalton Miller-Jones as we ponder these questions, gain a broader understanding of institutional racism, and brainstorm anti-racist action steps.

    Every quarter we offer a Community Conversation event for community members of all backgrounds to share stories and discuss issues that matter. There's an open feeling of trust and a bubbling up of ideas that break down the silos that are dividing our communities across the country.

    The goal of Community Conversations is to expand our sense of neighborhood - across all economic, political, cultural, and racial boundaries. We believe in the power of connections and friendships to bridge any divides. All of our conversations stem from a strong commitment to curiosity, compassion, and community.
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  • Sep 22
    ONLINE ONLY: Landlord-tenant Law

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Join lawyers from Legal Aid Services of Central Oregon online through Zoom as they discuss current Oregon landlord-tenant law.

    Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant in Oregon, including repairs, evictions, discrimination, accessing housing, security deposits and COVID-19 updates.

    This is a general presentation, presenters are unable to answer questions about specific cases.

    Register in advance for this webinar:
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KE33GlnGTpij0A6D4cB02g
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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

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  • Sep 22
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Us - Blacks in Oregon: A Brief Survey

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning September 22 at 6:00 p.m.

    Professor James Stanley Harrison explores the history of Blacks in Oregon.

    During his presentation, Harrison will examine major events in the history of Blacks in Oregon from the 17th century to the 1960s and highlight the unvarnished truth of a successful fight against oppression within national and international contexts.

    Professor James Stanley Harrison is a retired instructor of history and humanities on the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College in North Portland. He has been on the PCC faculty since 1993. During his tenure, he received the Excellence in Teaching award and was admitted to the prestigious Great Teachers Institute. He taught a wide range of courses including History of Africa, History of Religion in the U.S., and History of Mexico. Harrison holds graduate degrees in History from Hunter College, Curriculum and Educational Administration from Gonzaga University, and Pastoral Ministry from the University of Portland. He presents and publishes regularly about the intersection of racism and history.

    During the mid-1960s he was a member of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in New York City and participated in several demonstrations and marches against discriminatory policies; he was also engaged in a voter registration and education programs. In 1972, he went to his native South Carolina to campaign for Mrs. Victoria DeLee, the first Black candidate for Congress from that state since Reconstruction; unfortunately, she lost her primary election bid.

    Professor Harrison lives in Portland with his wife Barbara. They have three adult daughters and six grandchildren.

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  • Sep 22
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Congressional District 2

    7:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Congressional District 2 candidates Cliff Benz and Alex Spenser.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters.

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  • Sep 23
    ONLINE ONLY: Lunch and Learn for Online Book Club Leaders

    1:00 PM - Wednesday - * Registration Required

    Join our monthly, lunch and learn program and discover online strategies, new library resources and start talking about great books!

    This month, we'll be spotlighting 6 new titles and why they make excellent book club choices. In addition we'll share resources we use when we want to provide background information for the books we are reading. Author events are abound during this time! We'll provide you with a list you can attend with your group. Lastly we'll book club resources for health-related titles.

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  • Sep 23
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-617-7089.

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

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

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

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

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a rodrigog@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Sep 23
    Sisters: The Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Discuss "There There" by Tommy Orange.

    "Fierce, angry, funny, groundbreaking--Tommy Orange's first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. There There is a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about violence and recovery, hope and loss, identity and power, dislocation and communion, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. A glorious, unforgettable debut"

    Join online via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/96047013872

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  • Sep 23
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Us - Our Journey: Navigating Burnout During Covid19.

    6:30 PM - Wednesday -

    This is a live webinar. Click here to receive the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92423198094?pwd=OGdCQXppa2xUVGdCUTBlQWxvQUVWQT09

    Explore burnout and coping during challenging times.

    We are all navigating the unfamiliar waters of COVID19, while also witnessing and/or participating in an anti-racist movement. Burnout syndrome is defined as emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. Explore hope burnout, resiliency, meaning making, and the art of self-compassion. Learn tools and techniques to help understand, prevent, and cope with burnout and compassion fatigue during these challenging times. Psycho-education, mindfulness, and brief solution focused strategies will be covered and a brief Q & A discussion will be facilitated following the program.

    Dr. Sabrina Hadeed is a Licensed Professional Counselor, supervisor, and counselor educator here in Bend with over 14 years of experience in the mental health field. In her workshops and trainings, she brings a holistic view that is practical and engaging. *zm*

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  • Sep 24
    ONLINE ONLY: Learning Circle: Speed Spanish

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    Registration for this event is closed.

    Speak Spanish in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Speed Spanish class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures, share insights and to practice speaking Spanish with the group.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Thursdays, September 10 through October 22. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Sep 24
    ONLINE ONLY: Deschutes by the Decade - From Y2K to COVID 19

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program will be avaialable on September 24 at 6:00 p.m.

    The final installment of Deschutes by the Decade explores recent events that shaped our county.

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

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  • Sep 24
    ONLINE ONLY: Read What You Want

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Read any book you'd like and come share in a fun round robin format that includes interactive trivia! Join via Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/94265952690

    Share your read with other participants, test your literature and library trivia skills, and learn about new great read in this hour long event.

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  • Sep 24
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Redmond City Council

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Redmond City Council candidates Don Crouch, Clifford B. Evelyn Sr., Ed Fitch, Michael A. Kusinska, Ronald H. Osmundson, David Wegener and Shannon Wedding.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Sep 24
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Secretary of State

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Secretary of State candidates Shemia Fagan, Nathalie Paravocomo, Kim Thatcher and Kyle Markley.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters.

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  • Sep 26
    Solar Viewing at Wild Ride Brewing

    12:00 PM - Saturday -

    Get an unbelievable, and safe view of the Sun.

    Please bring your mask and practice social distancing. Telescope will be sanitized between family groups.

    Look for sunspots as big as Earth and giant loops of gas called prominences using telescopes provided by Oregon Observatory at Sunriver. Observatory staff will gladly explain what you are looking at, and for.


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  • Sep 28
    ONLINE ONLY Know Us: Through Eyes Like Mine with Author Noriko Nakada

    6:00 PM - Monday -

    Educator, author and blogger explains growing up multiracial in Bend in the 80s.

    Noriko Nakada was born in 1970s Bend to a Japanese American father and German-Irish mother. Her family becomes increasingly diverse when they adopt a six-year-old boy from Korea. As she struggles to find comfort within her family and community, she examines her family's silences and begins to understand life, death and her own identity. Nakada will read excerpts and discuss the challenges and isolation a multiracial girl faces in small-town America.

    Noriko Nakada writes, parents, and teaches eighth grade English at Emerson Middle School in Los Angeles. She is the author of the Through Eyes Like Mine memoir series. Excerpts, essays, and poetry have been published in Kartika, Catapult, Meridian, Compose, and Hippocampus. She is spending her time in quarantine perfecting sourdough, biscuits, and piecrust. She has two kids and answers approximately three thousand questions per day.

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  • Sep 29
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Us - Tribal History/Shared History

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning Tuesday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m.

    Learn about the activism and work that led to the passing of SB 13, also known as Tribal History/Shared History, with Angie Morrill. Angie is currently Director of Title VI Indian Education Program for Portland Public Schools and is an enrolled member of The Klamath Tribes.

    Learn about the activism and work that led to the passing of SB 13, also known as Tribal History/Shared History with Angie Morrill. In 2017, the Oregon Legislature enacted Senate Bill (SB) 13, now known as Tribal History/Shared History. This law directs the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to create K-12 Native American Curriculum for inclusion in Oregon public schools and provide professional development to educators. She will discuss the work towards implementation in Portland Public School district and in districts across the state, as well as the importance of Native American Curriculum for all students.

    Angie Morrill (Klamath Tribes) is the Director of Indian Education for Portland Public Schools. She earned her doctorate from the University of California, San Diego in Ethnic Studies, her dissertation, "Towards a Native Feminist Reading Methodology" examines Native feminist methodologies. She is a member of Super Futures Haunt Qollective, an art collective focusing on relationships between haunting and settler colonialism.

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  • Sep 29
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Secretary of State

    7:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Secretary of State candidates Shemia Fagan, Nathalie Paravicini, Kim Thatcher and Kyle Markley.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Sep 30
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-617-7089.

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

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

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

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

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a rodrigog@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Sep 30
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Us - Yolanda Alicia Performance

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning Wednesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m.

    Singer Yolanda Alicia shares songs of heritage. This is a bilingual program.

    As a daughter of Mexican immigrants, Yolanda has a passion for sharing the culture, traditions and music of Mexico. It has been her life-long work as a bilingual teacher, volunteer and, now, a doting abuela (grandmother). Most recently she was honored to perform with local musicians, Miguel de Alonso and Billy Mickleson, during the past three Dia de los Muertos celebrations at the Downtown Bend Library. Yolanda is also passionate about singing as a member of the international organization, Threshold Choir (thresholdchoir.org). These wonderful choirs sing for those for whom music can be a healing balm. She has recently established a local chapter in Bend. The Heart of Oregon Threshold Singers are now volunteers for Partners In Care.

    Yolanda will sing songs featured on her CD, ¿Dónde Andarás?, which she created as a tribute to her parents and the music they loved. It features beautiful songs from Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba and Peru, as well as a few Bossa pieces from Brazil. (yolandaalicia.com)

    Yolanda's music is available for sale through iTunes, Amazon and now through the Central Oregon Latino Community Association. Purchase of her CDs through the LCA will support their COVID -19 Relief Fund. For more information or to contribute by purchasing a CD, contact Cynthia Jurgensen at the Latino Community Association (cynthia@latca.org)

    Un enlace para ver este programa estará disponible a partir del miércoles 30 de septiembre a las 6:00 p.m.

    La cantante Yolanda Alicia comparte canciones de herencia.

    Como hija de inmigrantes mexicanos, Yolanda siente pasión por compartir la cultura, las tradiciones y la música de México. Ha sido su trabajo de toda la vida como maestra bilingüe, voluntaria y, ahora, abuela cariñosa. Más recientemente, tuvo el honor de actuar con los músicos locales, Miguel de Alonso y Billy Mickleson, durante las últimas tres celebraciones del Día de los Muertos en Deschutes Public Library. Yolanda también está apasionada del canto como miembro de la organización internacional, Threshold Choir (thresholdchoir.org). Estos maravillosos coros cantan para aquellos quienes la música puede ser un remedio curativo. Recientemente ha establecido un capítulo local en Bend. The Heart of Oregon Threshold Singers ahora son voluntarios de Partners In Care.

    Yolanda canta canciones incluidas en su CD, ¿Dónde Andarás?, que creó como homenaje a sus padres y la música que amaban. Cuenta con hermosas canciones de México, Venezuela, Cuba y Perú, así como algunas canciones Bossa de Brasil. (yolandaalicia.com)

    La música de Yolanda está disponible para la venta a través de su sitio web o a través de la Asociación de la Comunidad Latina (cynthia@latca.org). La compra de sus CD apoyará a los inmigrantes en la comunidad de Central Oregon que enfrentan los tremendos desafíos de hoy.

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  • Sep 30
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Redmond Mayor

    7:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Redmond Mayor candidates George Endicott, Charles Baer and Tanner Robertson.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 1
    ONLINE ONLY: Learning Circle: Speed Spanish

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    Registration for this event is closed.

    Speak Spanish in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Speed Spanish class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures, share insights and to practice speaking Spanish with the group.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Thursdays, September 10 through October 22. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Oct 1
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - Magical History Tour

    5:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning Thursday, October 1st at 5:00 p.m.

    Go on a lively tour of historical traditions of magic with University of Oregon Professor and medievalist, Martha Bayless, Ph.D.

    This lively presentation will cover historical traditions of magic, including some that may be familiar from Harry Potter and some that are still with us in modern life. Among these is the surprising history of Hallowe’en— almost certainly not what you’ve heard in the media! — as well as answers to questions like why cats and not dogs were supposed to conspire with witches, why shoes are associated with weddings, and why we throw coins in fountains.

    Martha Bayless is a medievalist who specializes in the popular culture of the Middle Ages. She has a PhD from Cambridge University and is Professor of English and Director of Folklore and Public Culture at the University of Oregon.

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  • Oct 1
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Deschutes County Commissioner Position 2

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Deschutes County Commissioner Postion 2 candidates Phil Chang and Phil Henderson.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 5
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    3:00 PM - Monday - Meeting Room

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

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  • Oct 6
    Job Search Essentials

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - * Registration Required

    Discover library and community resources that will help you find and land a job.

    It's been a tough year for employment in Central Oregon and there are a lot people looking for work right now. The good news is there are jobs out there and resources to help you find and get them.

    In this presentation, we'll share library and community resources that:
    -help you upgrade your skills for the current job market
    -list open positions
    -write your resume and cover letter
    -nail the interview
    -get the job

    If you've been struggling to find a job, let us connect you with the resources that can help make the difference.

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  • Oct 6
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - State Senate District 27

    7:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from State Senate District 27 candidates Eileen Kiely and Tim Knopp.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 7
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-617-7089.

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

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

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

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

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a rodrigog@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Oct 8
    ONLINE ONLY: Learning Circle: Speed Spanish

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    Registration for this event is closed.

    Speak Spanish in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Speed Spanish class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures, share insights and to practice speaking Spanish with the group.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Thursdays, September 10 through October 22. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Oct 8
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at Redmond

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Discuss Upstream by Mary Oliver. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97696011875

    Feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club.

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  • Oct 8
    ONLINE ONLY Sisters: The Non-Fiction Library Book Club

    1:00 PM - Thursday -

    Discuss "Vesper Flights" by Helen Macdonald online via Zoom. Available to check-out on Hoopla.

    Presents a collection of essays about humanity's relationship with nature, exploring subjects ranging from captivity and immigration to ostrich farming and the migrations of songbirds from the Empire State Building.

    Zoom link available soon. *zm*

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  • Oct 8
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - The Power of Conspiracies in U.S. History

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be avaialable beginning October 8 at 6:00 p.m.

    Conspiracy theories are part of our past and our present. What can we learn from history that applies today?

    Historian Kathryn Olmsted will discuss the power of conspiracy theories in U.S. history and the role they play in American politics today.

    Kathryn Olmsted is a professor of history at the University of California, Davis, and the author of Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11 (Oxford University Press). She has researched and written extensively about conspiracy theories in U.S. history. *oo*

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  • Oct 8
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - House District 53

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from House District 53 candidates Emerson Levy and Jack Zika.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 9
    ONLINE ONLY Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Friday -

    Discuss "Calypso" by David Sedaris. Click the link above or join at https://zoom.us/j/157999301 or with Meeting ID 157 999 301

    Physical copies are available first-come first-serve at the Downtown Bend Customer Service Desk. Additional formats can be placed on hold: https://dpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1700809094

    When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, David Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. Sedaris sets his powers of observation toward middle age and mortality, that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

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  • Oct 10
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - Fall Flower Crowns

    3:00 PM - Saturday - * Registration Required

    Style your own fall inspired floral crown. Materials provided.

    This is a live, interactive workshop with materials provided and delivered to your local library of choice. Registration for this event closes Saturday, October 3rd. Limit one kit per person. Registration required for supply kit and Zoom link.

    Learn how to create a flower crown from dried flowers. We’ll talk about the meaning behind flowers and the journey of the flower crown while we craft our own. By the end you’ll be ready to sport your crown on your next Zoom call, social distancing party or even a future festival (the flowers are dried after all).

    Sami Kerzel is a Community Librarian with Deschutes Public Library serving all ages through story times, book clubs and more. When she isn’t reading a new book, usually historical fiction, she is probably enjoying an adventure, big and small. She especially loves any outdoor adventure which includes wildflowers. Spontaneous flower crowns are something she has enjoyed making for quite some time.

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  • Oct 11
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - Mermaids Among Us

    3:00 PM - Sunday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning October 11 at 3:00 p.m.

    Explore mermaids past and present.

    Mythic mermaids have preoccupied visual art and literature for millennia in many cultural contexts but when, in the 19th century, they took physical form in operas certain problems about their form and locomotion needed to be solved so they could be embodied. Stage designers settled on a special "look" which still preoccupies our conception of mermaids in the 21st century. Now, the burgeoning industry of “mermaiding” has countless amateur practitioners. Among professional mermaids, entrepreneurialism in the gig economy utilizes the recognizability of this form and has developed set of skills that goes along with the “look” to constitute enactment of the thoroughly modern mermaid.

    Tracy C. Davis is Barber Professor of Performing Arts at Northwestern University and a specialist in theatre history and historiography.

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  • Oct 12
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    3:00 PM - Monday - Meeting Room

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

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  • Oct 12
    ONLINE ONLY: Persona Playshop - Who (or What) Will You Be?

    5:30 PM - Monday - * Registration Required

    This is a live, interactive workshop. Registration for this event closes the day prior to the program. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link at that time.

    Inhabit a new identity during this stellar playshop.

    Use of persona liberates us from the dictum to write only what we know. An entree to imagination, the form allows us to inhabit identities or voices other than our own. During this small-group Playshop, writing prompts will serve as springboards for vivid exploration. Cultural appropriation in use of persona will be addressed. Excellent for fledglings and long-time lovers of creative writing and poetry!

    Krayna Castelbaum, Poetry Instigator, offers monthly Poetry Playshops, publishes Poem of the Month, and collaborates with other poets/artists in the Central Oregon community and beyond. Krayna's Playshops free people up to invest energy in spirited, spontaneous play and creative self-expression.

    Learn more: www.clearlenscoaching.com *zm*

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  • Oct 13
    ONLINE ONLY: Tech Tuesday: Google Drive

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Learn how to use Google Drive in this interactive training.

    Just what is the cloud and why would you want to use it? This class will answer those questions and teach you the basics of cloud computing through Google Drive. You will learn how to create and save your files to the cloud and share and collaborate with others.

    Participants must have a google or gmail account prior to class.

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  • Oct 13
    ONLINE ONLY: COWG Winners Showcase Event

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    This live reading will be held via Zoom. Use this URL to join the program https://zoom.us/j/94720637761 or click "Join Program Here."

    Hear the winners of the Central Oregon Writers Guild Annual Contest.Adult Fiction
    1st place: Chris Hannas "Johnny Pucks"
    2nd Place: Lynda Sather "Maddie's Journey"
    3rd Place: Patsy Stagner "The Hole in My Glove"
    Honorable Mentions: Susan Frank "Glitter Path", Tamara Marnell "The Richest Woman in the World"

    Adult Nonfiction
    1st Place: Daniel Murphy "Listing to the Right"
    2nd Place:​ Lori Greenstone "Carpet Ride"
    3rd Place: Judy Dugan "The Banana Republic Game"
    ​Honorable Mention: Pat Kruis-Tellinghusen "To Our Neighbors in Burns, Oregon"

    Adult Poetry
    1st Place: Patty Palmer-Baker "Eyebrow Bear"
    2nd Place: Carolyn Tate "Me, Jungle"
    3rd Place: Tess Marino "And Then, White Pelicans"
    ​Honorable Mention: Randy Workman "We'll Be Right Back After These Messages"

    Youth Fiction
    1st Place: Mckenzie Leary "When Fate Aligns"
    2nd Place: Darcy Hays "Bloodsport"
    3rd Place: Nicole Morgen "Shatter"
    ​Honorable Mention: Reed Luppens "Seven-Minute Mile"

    Youth Poetry
    1st Place: Sophie App Singer "Why It's Hard To Love A Poet"
    2nd Place: Nicole Morgen "My Darling Husband Sam"
    3rd Place: Darcy Hays "Skin Deep"

    Children's Literature
    1st Place: Denice Lewis "Her Eyes"
    2nd Place: Minda DeBudge "The Mystery of the Basement Boogies"
    3rd Place: Cameron Prow "Elmer's Miracles"
    ​Honorable Mention: Megan Hoffman "Ziggy Moves"

    To read the pieces, go to centraloregonwritersguild.com or click on the link below.The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities. *zm*

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  • Oct 13
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - The Making of Star Trek II

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    "Thriving on Limitations: The Making of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"

    Celebrate the actors and amazing behind the scene artists who worked on Nicholas Meyer's “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” in this live virtual presentation with Star Trek experts, John and Maria Jose Tenuto.

    This live webinar will be held via Zoom.
    Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qCLEPWGpQVy2y-w1foWgTg

    Celebrate the actors and amazing behind the scene artists who worked on Nicholas Meyer's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan with this multimedia virtual presentation. More than 100 rare, and many "never-before-seen," newly discovered photographs paint the incredible picture of a company of actors and artists whose talents combined to create one of science fiction's most critically acclaimed films. In addition to the photographs, the presentation will share trivia and little known facts about the making of the film how it was made despite limitations of budget, time, and technology. A special thank you to writer/director Nicholas Meyer for his permission to share these photographs and the University of Iowa Library

    John and Maria Jose Tenuto have been professors of sociology for 23 years at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. John was named the 2020 United States Central Region Faculty of the Year by the Association of Community College Trustees and has been nominated more than 20 times for Outstanding Faculty of the Year at the College of Lake County, winning the award 4 times. Maria Jose was honored as the 2019 State of Illinois Adjunct Faculty of the Year by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association and was named the 2019 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year at the College of Lake County.

    The couple appears in episodes of the Netflix TV series The Toys that Made Us and were featured subjects of the Decades Network documentary Star Wars: Through the Decades. The Tenuto’s research of Star Trek and Star Wars fans and history has been featured on WGN News, CBS News, BBC Radio, and Canada’s Global News Radio, and in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, SFX, USA Today, and WIRED Magazine. They have contributed to the Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Expanded Music Soundtrack by James Horner.

    The couple have presented their research at the Disney/Lucasfilm Star Wars Celebration, The Official Star Trek Convention, The Saint Louis Science Center, and were invited by the towns of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, and Riverside, Iowa, to speak about the history and making of Star Trek. John and Maria Jose have been married 21 years and have an 18 year old son named Nicholas Jose. *zm*

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  • Oct 13
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - House District 54

    7:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from House District 54 candidates Cheri Helt and Jason Kropf.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 14
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at Sunriver

    10:00 AM - Wednesday - Wild Wood Coffee House

    Discuss 99 Nights in Logar by Jamil Jan Kochai online via Zoom.

    To join, click the link above, use this link https://zoom.us/j/272320347, or by phone at +1-669-900-6833 with Meeting ID 272 320 347.

    From the publisher, "A coming-of-age story about one boy's journey across contemporary Afghanistan to find and bring home the family dog, blending the grit and immediacy of voice-driven fiction like We Need New Names with the mythmaking of One Thousand and One Nights. Twelve-year-old Marwand's memories from his previous visit to Afghanistan six years ago center on his contentious relationship with Budabash, the terrifying but beloved dog who guards his extended family's compound in Logar. Eager to find an ally in this place that's meant to be "home," Marwand approaches Budabash the way he would any dog on his American suburban block--and the results are disastrous: Marwand loses a finger and Budabash escapes. The resulting search for the family dog is an expertly told adventure, a ninety-nine-night quest that sends Marwand and his cousins across the landscape of Logar. Moving between celebrations and tragedies, deeply humorous and surprisingly tender, 99 Nights in Logar is a vibrant exploration of the power of stories--the ones we tell each other, and the ones we find ourselves in."

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  • Oct 14
    ONLINE ONLY: Raise a Reader

    4:00 PM - Wednesday -

    When young children develop the skills and motivations they need to learn to read, they are more likely to succeed in school and beyond. Here are engaging ways parents, teachers, and caregivers can help raise a reader.

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  • Oct 14
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-617-7089.

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

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

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

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

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a rodrigog@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Oct 15
    ONLINE ONLY: Learning Circle: Speed Spanish

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    Registration for this event is closed.

    Speak Spanish in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Speed Spanish class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures, share insights and to practice speaking Spanish with the group.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Thursdays, September 10 through October 22. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Oct 15
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Deschutes County Sheriff

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Deschutes County Sheriff candidates L. Shane Nelson and Scott Schaier.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 17
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - The Hero's Journey

    2:00 PM - Saturday -

    This is a live webinar event. It will be recorded. Use this url https://zoom.us/j/93592632224?pwd=a2IrcjFXT2RSTm5UdHEzalpKZm1hQT09 to register, or click "Join Program Here."

    Explore one of the archetypal plot devices in science fiction and fantasy: the Hero's Journey.

    Some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy stories encapsulate the Hero's Journey: The Matrix, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings. But what makes a Hero? What's the point of all that struggling...and why can't we stop watching? COCC and OSU Cascades writing instructor and local author Mike Cooper leads us on an exploration into Joseph Campbell's "Monomyth," or "The Hero's Journey."

    Hear examples of The Hero's Journey, learn about different kinds of heroes, mythic elements and archetypes, and discover how the monomyth plot template can inform one's own writing.

    Mike Cooper is a graduate of the OSU-Cascades MFA Writing Program and has led several writing workshops for Deschutes Public Library, Caldera Arts, OSU Cascades, and The Workhouse in Bend. *zm*

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