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  • Oct 1
    Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - COVIDOLOGY: Stories from Behind the Mask

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

    Hear the stories of six writers discussing how COVID impacted their lives.

    You can attend this program online or in person. To take part online, register by using the “Register Here for Online Access” link above. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Hear six writers share their personal stories from the new anthology, COVIDOLOGY: Sharing Life Lessons from Behind the Mask.

    Paul Iarrobino was compelled to create this new body of work based on his personal experiences navigating the pandemic. Witnessing and learning from others fueled the energy to create a collection of stories and poems to give meaning to changed lives in a topsy-turvy world.

    COVIDOLOGY: Sharing Life Lessons from Behind the Mask is an anthology that explores how COVID has affected people. How similar have your experiences been? Is there an end to this? Will we be better off? Knowledge of others’ experiences with COVID is one step in understanding the answers.

    These stories and poems are meant to be read and shared. Find out more about COVIDOLOGY here https://www.ourboldvoices.com/covidology/.

    Presenters:

    Weston Anderson (They/Them) is a writer and storyteller living in Portland, OR. They daylight as a science writer in the biomedical research field. Weston spent much of the first two years of the COVID pandemic producing Queer Meets Queer, a podcast dedicated to telling true LGBTQ+ relationship stories. Weston can be found gardening, hanging out with their dog, and playing dungeons and dragons with their friends.

    Shere Coleman is a lifelong working, exhibiting, and teaching artist. She has been an oral storyteller in the schools, a writer/presenter of historical characters with Aspen Historical Society, a TEDx presenter. She holds a BFA Painting from Pacific Northwest College of Art, and an MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a contributing poet in the 2021 anthology Opening the Gate. Shere will cross oceans and continents in search of puppet masters and mythologists. Shere says, “Through the act of making, my world is vibrant, connections are formed, and I learn and love.”

    Jamison Green is a renowned transgender activist and author of the award-winning memoir/educational and historical text, Becoming a Visible Man (Vanderbilt University Press, 2020/2004).

    Paul credits his upbringing in a large, Italian, East Coast family for helping him speak up at the dining room table, lest he go unheard. Having lived in Portland, Oregon, for over 30 years, he enjoys performing, producing shows, creating documentaries, teaching, and coaching. Paul has appeared in numerous national storytelling productions. You can follow Paul at www.ourboldvoices.com.

    Stacey Rice is a speaker, educator and consultant and a community leader on transgender issues. She was recognized in 2016 as a Queer Hero NW by the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific NW and is the former Executive Co-Director of Q Center, the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Pacific Northwest. More info on Stacey can be found at www.staceyrice.com.

    Holly Stern is a native Oregonian who has made her career as a classical violinist, playing with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, Portland Opera, and Oregon Ballet Theater. In addition, she taught at the University of Portland, the Community Music Center, and privately. Writing has been a lifelong passion of Holly’s. “Grieving During a Pandemic” is an adaptation of a chapter from her book, Small Triumphs: Lessons in Alzheimer’s and Love, soon to be published. Holly also enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and reading good books on the couch with Theo the Cat.


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  • Oct 1
    Redmond: Music in Public Places

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Saturday - Main Lobby

    Enjoy an hour of music courtesy of Central Oregon Symphony.

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Music in Public Places is a program of the Central Oregon Symphony Association. These concerts are held at Central Oregon venues that traditionally are not recognized as being music concert venues. MIPP concerts are designed to offer serendipitous music experiences for the community, free of charge.

    The Central Oregon Symphony is a community-based orchestra, the success of which is grounded in the tremendous generosity of its members who volunteer their time and talent for the love of orchestral music. The ensemble was formed in 1967 as a part of the expanding Central Oregon Community College Fine Arts Department.

    From modest beginnings the orchestra has grown to become a major player in the local fine arts scene.



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  • Oct 2
    Sunriver: Writers Reading - COVIDOLOGY: Stories from behind the Mask

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Sunday - Meeting Room

    Hear the stories of six writers discussing how COVID impacted their lives.

    You can attend this program online or in person. To take part online, register by using the "Register Here for Online Access" link above. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Hear six writers share their personal stories from the new anthology, COVIDOLOGY: Sharing Life Lessons from Behind the Mask.

    Paul Iarrobino was compelled to create this new body of work based on his personal experiences navigating the pandemic. Witnessing and learning from others fueled the energy to create a collection of stories and poems to give meaning to changed lives in a topsy-turvy world.

    COVIDOLOGY: Sharing Life Lessons from Behind the Mask is an anthology that explores how COVID has affected people. How similar have your experiences been? Is there an end to this? Will we be better off? Knowledge of others’ experiences with COVID is one step in understanding the answers.

    These stories and poems are meant to be read and shared. Find out more about COVIDOLOGY here https://www.ourboldvoices.com/covidology/.

    Presenters:

    Weston Anderson (They/Them) is a writer and storyteller living in Portland, OR. They daylight as a science writer in the biomedical research field. Weston spent much of the first two years of the COVID pandemic producing Queer Meets Queer, a podcast dedicated to telling true LGBTQ+ relationship stories. Weston can be found gardening, hanging out with their dog, and playing dungeons and dragons with their friends.

    Shere Coleman is a lifelong working, exhibiting, and teaching artist. She has been an oral storyteller in the schools, a writer/presenter of historical characters with Aspen Historical Society, a TEDx presenter. She holds a BFA Painting from Pacific Northwest College of Art, and an MAEd in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a contributing poet in the 2021 anthology Opening the Gate. Shere will cross oceans and continents in search of puppet masters and mythologists. Shere says, "Through the act of making, my world is vibrant, connections are formed, and I learn and love."

    Jamison Green is a renowned transgender activist and author of the award-winning memoir/educational and historical text, Becoming a Visible Man (Vanderbilt University Press, 2020/2004).

    Paul Iarrobino credits his upbringing in a large, Italian, East Coast family for helping him speak up at the dining room table, lest he go unheard. Having lived in Portland, Oregon, for over 30 years, he enjoys performing, producing shows, creating documentaries, teaching, and coaching. Paul has appeared in numerous national storytelling productions. You can follow Paul at www.ourboldvoices.com.

    Stacey Rice is a speaker, educator and consultant and a community leader on transgender issues. She was recognized in 2016 as a Queer Hero NW by the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific NW and is the former Executive Co-Director of Q Center, the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Pacific Northwest. More info on Stacey can be found at www.staceyrice.com.

    Holly Stern is a native Oregonian who has made her career as a classical violinist, playing with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, Portland Opera, and Oregon Ballet Theater. In addition, she taught at the University of Portland, the Community Music Center, and privately. Writing has been a lifelong passion of Holly's. "Grieving During a Pandemic" is an adaptation of a chapter from her book, Small Triumphs: Lessons in Alzheimer's and Love, soon to be published. Holly also enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and reading good books on the couch with Theo the Cat. *hy*

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  • Oct 3
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 3
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 4
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday -

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

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    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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  • Oct 4
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

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

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.
    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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  • Oct 4
    Redmond: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Tuesday -

    Get help with your legal information questions.


    Deschutes Public Library hosts the law library for Deschutes County and law library staff will be available at Redmond Library on the first Tuesday of each month from 4-6pm to assist with legal information questions.

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

    This is an in‐person program. Masks are recommended at all in‐person library events.

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  • Oct 4
    Downtown Bend: Talking with Kids About Safety from Sexual Abuse with KIDS Center

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

    Learn how to talk with kids about preventing sexual abuse.

    This is an in-person program. Registration is required. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    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.

    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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  • Oct 4
    East Bend: Open Hub Singing Club

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

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

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.
    Optional singing masks will be available for all attendees.

    Group singing is one of the most ancient technologies of belonging. Especially after over a year of keeping away from one another, this is a potent opportunity to come together to give ourselves the neurochemical and emotional reboot of making beautiful sounds together.

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

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  • Oct 5
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    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: 541-614-6060.

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

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

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

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

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

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-388-3187.
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  • Oct 6
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor 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 on a first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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

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

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

    This is an in‐person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 6
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 6
    Know Ancient: Exploration at Redmond Caves

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Redmond Caves * Registration Required

    Explore the Redmond Caves and learn ancient history of the land.

    This is an in-person program. Registration is required. Space is limited. Registration closes Sunday, October 2.

    Pat Grady, staff archaeologist for the University of Oregon, will talk about the work that the University of Oregon Archaeological Field School conducted in 2005 and 2006 at the Redmond Caves. We will stop at each of the five caves and talk about the archaeology of each, as well as do some exploring of their interiors. Pat will describe the cave complex in relation to the geology of the region, the physiographic provinces, and the First Nations that occupied and passed through the region. We will also spend some time talking about the history of the caves from the 1920s until today in terms of their rediscovery, early use, and artifact collection.

    Participants should bring a flashlight or headlamp, sturdy, close-toed shoes, cool weather clothing, and a brimmed hat or helmet (bike helmets work well!).

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  • Oct 6
    ONLINE ONLY: Apple Season Recipes

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

    Learn new recipes featuring the quintessential fall ingredient.

    This online class will be held in a Zoom Meeting. Receive the Zoom link by using the "Register Here for Online Access" link above.

    This program will not be recorded.

    With apple season in full swing, learn new recipes featuring the quintessential fall ingredient. During this cooking demonstration and tip-filled class, you will discover how to infuse flavors from the orchard throughout your cooking. We will be covering a variety of recipes that incorporate apples including a roasted vegetable dish, dessert, and more.

    Vanessa Young is a cooking instructor, writer, and educator known for her artful approach to food and wellness topics and her focus on seasonal meals. She helps home chefs become more versatile in their approach to food, often reigniting their passion for cooking through private and community classes. As the founder of Thirsty Radish (www.thirstyradish.com), she shares recipes and inspires a creative approach to life in and out of the kitchen.

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  • Oct 7
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 7
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 8
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

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

    Discuss The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams.

    Working at the local library, Aleisha reads every book on a secret list she found, which transports her from the painful realities she's facing at home, and decides to pass the list on to a lonely widower desperate to connect with his bookworm granddaughter.

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  • Oct 8
    Redmond: Know Ancient - Exploring Oregon's Ancient Forests

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Learn about what makes these forests so special, where to find them, why so few remain.

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Oregon’s ancient forests are vital to our state's future - for clean water, climate change, wildlife, recreation, environmental justice, and so much more. Learn about what makes these forests so special, where to find them, why so few remain, and what threats they continue to face. Chandra will highlight a variety of the hiking experiences found in the book, covering natural and human history, so you come away with a better understanding of these complex ecosystems and their extraordinary value.

    Born and raised in Michigan, Chandra LeGue has called Oregon home since 1999. A self-described "nature nerd," she has degrees in biology and environmental studies, and has worked for Oregon Wild since 2003, promoting policies that protect and restore Oregon’s forests and engaging the public in the organization’s work. She is the author of Oregon's Ancient Forests: A hiking guide published by Mountaineers Books in 2019.

    Books will be available for sale.


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  • Oct 8
    Sisters: Writers Writing - Healing Poetry: The Art of Living Through Grief

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Saturday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Discuss the healing potential of poetry and write your own.

    This is an in-person program. Registration is required. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Hear how psychologists and poetry therapists understand the healing potential of poetry. Listen as Carol Barrett, local poet, shares a series of poems written to assist her in dealing with the loss of her father.

    Participants will be invited to draft their own poem on the subject of loss and will have an opportunity to share their emerging writing with those assembled.

    Carol Barrett holds doctorates in both Clinical Psychology and Creative Writing. She teaches Poetry and Healing courses for two universities, and has published three volumes of creative work: Calling in the Bones, Drawing Lessons, and Pansies.

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  • Oct 8
    East Bend: Know Ancient - Exploring Oregon's Ancient Forests

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Saturday - Meeting Room

    Learn about what makes these forests so special, where to find them, why so few remain.

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Oregon’s ancient forests are vital to our state's future - for clean water, climate change, wildlife, recreation, environmental justice, and so much more. Learn about what makes these forests so special, where to find them, why so few remain, and what threats they continue to face. Chandra will highlight a variety of the hiking experiences found in the book, covering natural and human history, so you come away with a better understanding of these complex ecosystems and their extraordinary value.

    Born and raised in Michigan, Chandra LeGue has called Oregon home since 1999. A self-described "nature nerd," she has degrees in biology and environmental studies, and has worked for Oregon Wild since 2003, promoting policies that protect and restore Oregon’s forests and engaging the public in the organization’s work. She is the author of Oregon's Ancient Forests: A hiking guide published by Mountaineers Books in 2019.

    Books will be available for sale.


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  • Oct 10
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 10
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 10
    Redmond: Conectar Proyecto/Project Connect

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Acompáñenos al taller gratuito para padres de familia para obtener información y herramientas.

    Acompaᾒenos al taller gratuito para padres de familia, un taller de 2 a horas para obtener información y herramientas para platicar con sus hijos sobre la marihuana, las bebidas alcohόlicas, el tabaco y otras drogas.

    Comparta y aprenda con otros padres en un entorno sin críticas.
    Favor de comunicarse con: heather.stuart@deschutes.org
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  • Oct 11
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday -

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

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    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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  • Oct 11
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

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

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.
    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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  • Oct 11
    La Pine: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Tuesday -

    Get help with your legal information questions.


    Deschutes Public Library hosts the law library for Deschutes County and law library staff will be available at La Pine Library on the second Tuesday of each month from 4-6pm to assist with legal information questions.

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

    This is an in‐person program. Masks are recommended at all in‐person library events.

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  • Oct 11
    Downtown Bend: Writers Working - Seeing Around the Narrator

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

    Examine first-person characters and unreliable narrators.

    You can attend this program online or in person. To take part online, use the "Join Meeting" button above. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    The most interesting storytellers are those who don’t know how to tell us the truth - or those who don’t want to. First-person speakers are naturally unreliable: they can’t tell us the full story. As readers, it’s our job to piece it all together, understanding that how we are led to fill in the blanks can change our perception of the story itself. Consider first-person characters like Merricat Blackwood (Shirley Jackson), Fuckhead (Denis Johnson), or Yunior (Junot Diaz); they are all liars (whether they realize this or not), and we love them for it. In examining omission, objective correlative, and narrative voice, we can determine when surface-level character motivation becomes a MacGuffin.

    Catherine Malcynsky grew up with four siblings in Chester, CT. After receiving her BA from Boston College (and a quick stint working on film sets in NYC), Catherine earned her MFA from Oregon State University (Corvallis). Catherine now works as a freelance writer while teaching writing courses at OSU Cascades. Her short stories have appeared in The Susquehanna Apprentice, Carve Magazine, Broad River Review, and the shortlist for the Masters Review Winter Short Story Award (2020).

    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. *hy*

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  • Oct 12
    Online Only: Know Ancient: Psilocybin - The History of Los Niños Santos

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Wednesday -

    Explore the history of psilocybin and its ancient Mesoamerican origins.

    This is a live webinar. Receive the Zoom link by using the “Register Here for Online Access” link above.

    In this offering, we will explore the historic, traditional and cultural uses of Los Niños Santos (“the sainted children”), the mushrooms we know as psilocybin. There is documented use of this medicine by the Mayans going back 5,000 years; another ancient, potent lineage is still practiced by the Mazotec peoples of Oaxaca, Mexico. Diving into some of these practices, we will shine a light on the complicated legacy of Mazotec curandera Maria Sabina.

    Michelle Ericksen, PhD is a bilingual (Spanish) medicine woman, teacher, researcher and coach. Michelle's work draws from a variety of wisdom and shamanic practices, as well as the fields of education, psychology, neuro-biology, trauma-informed practices, quantum physics and cultural anthropology. She received a masters from Stanford and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and she is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church. *zm*

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  • Oct 13
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM | Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Discuss "Harlem Shuffle" by Colson Whitehead.Take part in a mind-expanding discussion of this month's read. Learn about the author and discuss their writing in this Librarian lead discussion. Join us in person at the Redmond Library.

    Two-time Pulitzer winner Whitehead (The Underground Railroad; The Nickel Boys) has fun and shows off his literary dexterity with this rollicking crime novel set in 1960s Harlem. Ray Carney, a self-made Black man, sells new and used furniture at affordable prices (with generous payment plans) in a store that bears his name on historic 125th Street. He's caught between his haughty in-laws who are unhappy that their daughter lives in a dingy apartment near the train, and his wayward cousin Freddie, the devil on Ray's shoulder since they were kids. The "slightly bent" storekeeper sometimes fences stolen jewelry too. Ray gets talked into a lucrative heist with seedy coconspirators, which leads to more dangerous capers, until he is forced to balance his loyalty to his business and his family with his loyalty to Freddie.

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  • Oct 13
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor 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 on a first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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

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

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

    This is an in‐person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 13
    ONLINE ONLY: The Nonfiction Library Book Club

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

    Discuss Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton.
    Join via Zoom:https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83960512191

    When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In this book, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realizing that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you've ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out. It's a book about bad dates, good friends and above all else about recognizing that you and you alone are enough. *zm*

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  • Oct 13
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 14
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 14
    Know Ancient: Meadow Wander at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Camp Polk Meadow * Registration Required

    Get a historical perspective in this long used meadow with Deschutes Land Trust.

    This is an in-person program. Registration is required. Meeting instructions will be provided to all registrants.

    Hike Rating
    This is a moderate 2 mile hike. Portions will be on a gravel trail and through a meadow with long grasses.

    Hike Description
    Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Martha Lussenhop to wander through Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, where people have been visiting this place for at least 10,000 years, finding resources for food, shelter, clothing and more. Camp Polk Meadow Preserve has a long history as a crossroads for Native Americans, explorers, soldiers and settlers. Today it is known as a local nature preserve where restoration projects are providing healthier habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead, deer and elk, songbirds and butterflies. We'll hike through the meadow making stops along the way to discover the changes that have occurred over time and learn more about the Land Trust's efforts to make the meadow a place where diverse wildlife and plants can thrive.

    About the Land Trust
    The Deschutes Land Trust is a local non-profit organization dedicated to conserving land in Central Oregon. Since 1995 the Land Trust has been working to conserve and care for the lands and waters that sustain our region. They envision a future of strong and healthy natural and human communities - where we work together to conserve and care for the lands that make Central Oregon an incredible place to live, work, and grow. The Land Trust protects more than 17,523 acres in our region for today and tomorrow.

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  • Oct 14
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 17
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 17
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 18
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday -

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

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    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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  • Oct 18
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

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

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.
    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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  • Oct 18
    Sisters: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Tuesday -

    Get help with your legal information questions.


    Deschutes Public Library hosts the law library for Deschutes County and law library staff will be available at Sisters Library on the third Tuesday of each month from 4-6pm to assist with legal information questions.

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

    This is an in‐person program. Masks are recommended at all in‐person library events.

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  • Oct 18
    LaPine: Let's Talk About It Training with KIDS Center

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

    Examine child development through a social, physical, and developmental lens.

    This is an in-person program. Registration is required. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Created for parents, caregivers, and those who work with or on behalf of children, this 2-hour 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.

    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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  • Oct 18
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Ancient - Pseudoarchaeology Unveiled

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

    Learn how to spot archaeological conspiracy theories and why they are harmful.

    This is a live webinar. Receive the Zoom link by using the "Register Here for Online Access" link above.

    Comments about extraterrestrials building pyramids, or the moundbuilders being red-haired giants, or survivors of Mu or Atlantis being the ancestors of Indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica may seem harmlessly fun to entertain. Afterall, the television show "Ancient Aliens" is in its 18th season, and the Discovery channel has produced numerous documentaries about Atlantis. If these theories are being shared on major TV networks, how harmful could they be? The truth is that these theories are actually deeply harmful. Pseudoarchaeology, or archaeological conspiracy theories that propose alternative claims about human history like the examples I’ve given above, is invariably biased against racialized peoples around the world and seeks to cast doubt about their achievements across time, which opens it for use in dangerous ways. In this presentation I want to talk about what pseudoarchaeology is and why it’s so harmful. How do we tell pseudoarchaeology apart from just general misinterpretations of archaeology? How does pseudoarchaeology perpetuate racism? And how has pseudoarchaeology been connected to acts of violence, both past and present?

    Stephanie Halmhofer has been an archaeologist in Canada for over 10 years and have worked in several provinces across the country, as well as in southeastern Spain. "Currently I am also a PhD student in the Institute for Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology at the University of Alberta. My research examines the ways pseudoarchaeology is used by far-right conspiritual individuals and groups (conspirituality is the blending of conspiracy theories with New Age spirituality) in historical and contemporary North America. Much of my research is centred on Brother XII and the Aquarian Foundation, a conspiritual group with headquarters in British Columbia in the late 1920s, and similarities they shared with contemporary far-right conspirituality."

    *zm*

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  • Oct 19
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    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: 541-614-6060.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Oct 19
    Redmond: Open Hub Singing Club

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Wednesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events. Optional singing masks will be available for all attendees.

    Group singing is one of the most ancient technologies of belonging. Especially after over a year of keeping away from one another, this is a potent opportunity to come together to give ourselves the neurochemical and emotional reboot of making beautiful sounds together.

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

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  • Oct 20
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor 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 on a first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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

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

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

    This is an in‐person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 20
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 20
    Sisters: Repair Café

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Thursday - Meeting Room

    Got a broken something? Bring it to be repaired!
    ¿Tienes algo que esté roto? ¡Tráelo al Repair Café!

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    The Environmental Center’s Rethink Waste Project coordinates with an amazing group of volunteer fixers to host Repair Cafés every few months. These free events connect people with broken stuff to people who like to fix stuff - they’re all about repairing things (together). Stuff like jewelry, small appliances and electronics, outdoor gear, clothing, and more.

    Repair Cafes are held around the world! Repairing with other people saves natural resources, prevents waste, and cultivates community.

    What to expect
    Attendees bring their broken items to the registration table to receive a Repair Ticket, then wait until their number is called. Experienced fixer volunteers will attempt to repair or mend your items and may teach you how to fix them yourself. Fixers can diagnose an issue and offer their best, unbiased advice.

    Some items are more difficult to repair, can take longer than we have time for at the event, or even break more during a repair attempt. Our repair rate is over 65%, with most of the remaining items receiving take-home repair instructions.

    What to bring
    Clothing, textiles, outdoor gear, electronics, small appliances, and other household goods. Only bring items small enough to be easily carried by one person, and do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous, or dirty. Repairers can turn down any items that do not meet these guidelines.

    A maximum of one broken item per person will be examined at a time, but you are welcome to bring several items. After each item is examined/repaired, you must return to the registration table to be matched with another fixer volunteer for a second item.

    We will have a runner who will make trips to the hardware store if parts are needed. While the event and repairs are free, you will be responsible for the cost of any additional parts. Please bring cash for parts just in case!

    Not sure if it can be fixed? Bring it!

    The Environmental Center was born to inspire locals to live lighter on the planet. Our work began with a handful of people and a building in the center of Bend. Today, we’ve grown to become a regional leader in environmental education, engagement, and action. Our team works alongside people of all ages, local businesses, and elected officials to create and advocate for meaningful, lasting change. Through unique programs and partnerships, we strive to engage as many people as possible in our mission: To embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon.

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  • Oct 20
    Third Thursday Spoken Word Night at The Commons

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Thursday - The Commons

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

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Join us at The Commons for a spoken word open mic night. 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 Commons. This is an all-ages venue.

    875 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR 97703

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  • Oct 21
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 21
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 21
    ONLINE ONLY: Your Next Book Pop-Up Mystery Lunch Break

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Friday -

    Are you looking for a new mystery book?
    Join us during your lunch break and hear about a variety of new mystery books.

    Discover a new debut author! Dive into a cozy or suspenseful mystery book.

    Paige will share her favorite new mysteries along with a fabulous library book list and other reading resources. Registration required via Crowdcast.
    Join Here:https://www.crowdcast.io/e/your-next-book-pop-up

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  • Oct 22
    Redmond: Know Ancient - Guitarology

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Saturday - Main Lobby

    Explore the historical evolution of guitar music with the Portland Guitar Duo.

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    "Guitarology" is a program that offers a unique look at the history of the guitar and lute through Historical Performance. The Portland Guitar Duo traces the development of the instruments through 5 centuries of music with a collection that includes Renaissance and Baroque lutes, Baroque guitars, Romantic guitars of the 1800s, 10-string guitar and Modern classical guitars.

    The duo discusses the aesthetics, repertoire, playing techniques, instrument construction and composers of each period, offering a distinct insight on the historical evolution of guitar music. This program gives expression to the current trend of correct historical interpretation and offers a comprehensive examination of one of the most versatile instruments in music history.

    With a shared enthusiasm for the duo medium, James Manuele and Foti Lycouridis formed the Portland Guitar Duo in 1999. They’ve performed in numerous venues throughout the United States as a duo team, as soloists with chamber ensembles, and in appearances on radio and television.

    The Portland Guitar Duo focuses on Historical Interpretation and performs on a number of instruments from the guitar and lute families such as Renaissance, Baroque lutes and Mandora, Baroque guitars, Romantic guitars of the 1800s, Modern Classical guitars and 10-string guitars.

    In addition to their own transcriptions, two Northwest composers, Matt Doran and Rebecca Oswald, have written works for the Duo

    The Portland Guitar Duo plays concerts and festive events.


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  • Oct 23
    Downtown Bend: Know Ancient - Guitarology

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

    Explore the historical evolution of guitar music with the Portland Guitar Duo.

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    "Guitarology" is a program that offers a unique look at the history of the guitar and lute through Historical Performance. The Portland Guitar Duo traces the development of the instruments through 5 centuries of music with a collection that includes Renaissance and Baroque lutes, Baroque guitars, Romantic guitars of the 1800s, 10-string guitar and Modern classical guitars.

    The duo discusses the aesthetics, repertoire, playing techniques, instrument construction and composers of each period, offering a distinct insight on the historical evolution of guitar music. This program gives expression to the current trend of correct historical interpretation and offers a comprehensive examination of one of the most versatile instruments in music history.

    With a shared enthusiasm for the duo medium, James Manuele and Foti Lycouridis formed the Portland Guitar Duo in 1999. They’ve performed in numerous venues throughout the United States as a duo team, as soloists with chamber ensembles, and in appearances on radio and television.

    The Portland Guitar Duo focuses on Historical Interpretation and performs on a number of instruments from the guitar and lute families such as Renaissance, Baroque lutes and Mandora, Baroque guitars, Romantic guitars of the 1800s, Modern Classical guitars and 10-string guitars.

    In addition to their own transcriptions, two Northwest composers, Matt Doran and Rebecca Oswald, have written works for the Duo

    The Portland Guitar Duo plays concerts and festive events.


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  • Oct 24
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 24
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 24
    Downtown Bend: Immigration and Citizenship 101

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

    Know more about the path to citizenship for immigrants.
    Conoce más sobre el camino a la ciudadanía para immigrantes.

    Traducción simultánea al español está disponible.

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Get an overview of the path to citizenship for immigrants in the United States from USCIS Portland Field Office Director Margaret Rosenast and Community Relations Specialist Quinn Andrus. The presentation will include a description of how immigrants become legal permanent residents (family and work based petitions, and humanitarian programs), how one qualifies for and achieves US citizenship, and a robust question and answer period.

    Portland Field Office Director Rosenast recently moved into her role after serving as the USCIS Associate Counsel for over a decade. Community Relations Specialist Quinn Andrus has served in her role for seven years in Oregon. She previously worked overseas as a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State.


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  • Oct 25
    Downtown Bend: Immigration Practitioner Updates and Announcements

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Get an update on recent immigration processes and policies.

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Learn about recent immigration application process and policy updates, online filing tips, humanitarian processing (Ukrainian and Afghan), with USCIS Portland Field Office Director Margaret Rosenast and Community Relations Specialist Quinn Andrus.

    Please e-mail questions in advance to Olivia.Q.Andrus@uscis.dhs.gov

    Portland Field Office Director Rosenast recently moved into her role after serving as the USCIS Associate Counsel for over a decade. Community Relations Specialist Quinn Andrus has served in her role for seven years in Oregon. She previously worked overseas as a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State.


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  • Oct 25
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday -

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

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    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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  • Oct 25
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

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

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.
    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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  • Oct 25
    Sunriver: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Tuesday -

    Get help with your legal information questions.


    Deschutes Public Library hosts the law library for Deschutes County and law library staff will be available at Sunriver Library on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 4-6pm to assist with legal information questions.

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

    This is an in‐person program. Masks are recommended at all in‐person library events.

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  • Oct 25
    Downtown Bend: Know Ancient - Death Café

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

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

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    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. Facilitated by Cheryl Adcox RN, an End of Life Doula and experienced Death Café facilitator. 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. Learn more at https://deathcafe.com/what/.

    Cheryl Adcox 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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  • Oct 26
    East Bend: History Pub Encore - Mark Hatfield, Oregon Statesman

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Learn more about one of Oregon’s most notable political leaders.

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Utilizing dozens of slides Richard W. Etulain will trace Mark Hatfield’s career as an Oregon legislator, secretary of state, governor, and U. S. senator who never lost an election in his entire career and remained popular as a Republican leader in a state becoming increasing Democratic.

    Etulain will also cover Hatfield’s push for middle-of-the-road positions on such controversial issues as strong or less strong central governments, contentious environmental issues, and land and water policies. Throughout the presentation you’ll learn more about Hatfield's personal life, his marriage and family, and his religious views. This is a sympathetic treatment of a notable Oregon political leader.

    Richard W. Etulain is professor emeritus of history from the University of New Mexico. He gained a PhD in American history and literature from the University of Oregon and taught at Northwest Nazarene University, Idaho State University, and principally at the University of New Mexico. He is the author or editor of more than sixty books, with three new volumes scheduled for next year. He is the only historian to be president of both the Western Literature and Western History associations. He lives in Clackamas with his wife Joyce, a retired librarian. His daughter Jackie is also a librarian with the Multnomah County Library in Portland.

    This program is in partnership with Deschutes County Historical Society.


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  • Oct 26
    ONLINE ONLY: The Fiction Library Book Club

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

    Discuss Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng.
    Join via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84620536844

    Email paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org to request a book to pick-up at your local library.

    In the summer of 1986 in a small Chinese village, ten-year-old Junie receives a momentous letter from her parents, who had left for America years ago: her father promises to return home and collect her by her twelfth birthday. What Junie doesn't know is that her parents, Momo and Cassia, are newly estranged from one another in their adopted country. In order for Momo to fulfill his promise, he must make one last desperate attempt to reunite all three members of the family before Junie's birthday - even if it means bringing painful family secrets to light. *zm*

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  • Oct 26
    Know Ancient: Leap into the Stars on the SCP Redmond Rooftop

    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday - SCP Hotel Redmond

    Spend an evening stargazing at the Redmond Hotel's Rooftop Bar.

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    With the help of Oregon Observatory at Sunriver staff, view the moon, Venus and - with some luck - the Orion Nebula.

    521 SW 6th St, Redmond, OR 97756

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  • Oct 27
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor 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 on a first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Oct 27
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

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

    This is an in‐person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 27
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 27
    Downtown Bend: Dyslexia Presentation for Parents

    6:30 PM - 7:05 PM | Thursday - Brooks Room

    Join Karina Bonn OTR, to learn about resources for dyslexia.

    Karina will discuss the common signs of dyslexia at different age groups have handouts available and have sign ups for free screenings.

    Karina's primary objective is to empower parents through free trainings, create individualized programs that cater to the specific needs of your child and use an evidence based approach so you see significant results quickly.

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  • Oct 27
    East Bend: Know Ancient - Psilocybin: The History of Los Niños Santos

    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Thursday - Meeting Room

    Explore the history of psilocybin and its ancient Mesoamerican origins.

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    In this offering, we will explore the historic, traditional and cultural uses of Los Niños Santos ("the sainted children"), the mushrooms we know as psilocybin. There is documented use of this medicine by the Mayans going back 5,000 years; another ancient, potent lineage is still practiced by the Mazotec peoples of Oaxaca, Mexico. Diving into some of these practices, we will shine a light on the complicated legacy of Mazotec curandera Maria Sabina.

    Michelle Ericksen, PhD is a bilingual (Spanish) medicine woman, teacher, researcher and coach. Michelle's work draws from a variety of wisdom and shamanic practices, as well as the fields of education, psychology, neuro-biology, trauma-informed practices, quantum physics and cultural anthropology. She received a masters from Stanford and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and she is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church.

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  • Oct 28
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

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

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 28
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

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

    Discuss Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto.

    What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then, toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family? You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue! When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate-especially when it is accidentally shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding that Meddy, her Ma, and her aunties are working, at an island resort on the California coastline.

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  • Oct 28
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    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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  • Oct 30
    ONLINE ONLY: Dia de los Muertos - Imagery of Life

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Sunday -

    Dive into the imagery of Dia de los Muertos

    This is a prerecorded presentation. A link to view the program will be available on October 30 at 5:00 p.m.

    Please join us for a presentation about the art and imagery of the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos. Learn about what the elements of art - like skulls, flowers and hearts - symbolize to the people who create artistic expressions about the fall holiday. This presentation will familiarize you with artists who are well known for their "Day of the Dead" artwork, historical and more recent, and will bring you a new understanding of the celebration's purpose.

    Arizona native Anna Melendez Johnson loves the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. The annual holiday brings joy to her heart as it honors the lives of friends and family who have passed before us. Each year she dresses in full "La Catrina" costume and self-created makeup and attends Dia de los Muertos celebrations across Arizona. She has won contests for her Catrina look and enjoys taking photos with festival attendees.

    Anna hopes her research and passion for the elements and celebrations surrounding the Dia de los Muertos helps you to understand the holiday as it celebrates life, not death. *oo*

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