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  • Apr 17
    ONLINE ONLY: Build Your Own Terrarium

    1:00 PM - Saturday - * Registration Required

    Registration has closed for this event. View the program here https://youtu.be/8mGfYybMDWM.

    We want to hear from you! Please take a minute to fill out this short survey: https://conta.cc/2WjLWoT.

    Learn about the care and feeding of air plants as you create your own mini Joshua Tree-inspired ecosystem. *Registration is required for library-provided supplies for this program; supplies are limited.

    Terrariums filled with small plants and lovely rocks are all the rage. Learn about the care and feeding of air plants as you create your own mini Joshua-Tree-inspired ecosystem, mimicking the setting of The Other Americans. Registration is required to receive a program kit, which will be available for scheduled pick-up at your preferred library prior to the event. Limit one kit per customer. All kit materials are quarantined.

    Community Librarian Roxanne M. Renteria has worked for Deschutes Public Library since 2014, and serves the La Pine Library area. As the child of two librarians, she grew up in her local public library - sneakily taking candy from the reference desk drawer, and ensuring VHS tapes were rewound for the next customer. Roxanne began volunteering in her teens, and has worked a variety of jobs in academic and public libraries across a handful of states. She wears many hats as a rural librarian, but her favorite duties are story time, outreach and program planning. She spends her free time tackling new DIY projects.*ani* *oo*

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  • Apr 17
    ONLINE ONLY: Merging Flavors - A Novel Idea Cooking Workshop

    3:00 PM - Saturday -

    This is a live workshop. Register here for the Zoom link:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpdemgqTgvHtyNJbgyD3QhRSlXxItDifFy
    Recording of program available online after April 19th.

    Gather ingredients and cook delicious meals inspired by the book.

    Food offers a welcome sense of the home country to many characters in The Other Americans. This cooking class is a merging of flavors, much as the book is a merging of different cultures. We will be preparing Moroccan stuffed peppers with a sweet and savory filling of spiced ground beef, brown rice, currants, and mint. This is a common dish in Morocco usually made with lamb. We’ll also prepare a torta de carnitas - a favorite of Efrain’s. We will make our own version of this Mexican pulled pork sandwich with fresh guacamole, black beans, and fresh salsa.

    Here are the recipes and optional ingredient lists if you'd like to cook along with the Chef:

    - Moroccan Stuffed Peppers: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/files/uploads/Recipe%20Moroccan%20Stuffed%20Peppers%20PDF.pdf

    - Torta De Carnitas: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/files/uploads/Torta%20De%20Carnitas%20Recipe%20PDF.pdf

    - Braised Pork Carnitas: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/files/uploads/Braised%20Pork%20Carnitas%20PDF.pdf

    Rose Archer has been a chef for over 25 years. Her career has taken her into some of the best kitchens in the world including Spago's in Beverly Hills and Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. Her passion for healthy living inspired her to launch an online cooking program called True You Food where students learn to cook whole real foods through a 10 module video series. For more information visit www.trueyoufood.com

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  • Apr 19
    ONLINE ONLY: PTSD: Symptoms and Treatment

    1:00 PM - Monday -

    This is a live presentation. Register here for the Zoom link:
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CFDapErDTUiCqtI5GCtGgg

    Discuss the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and resources for evidence-based trauma treatment.

    Recording of program available online after April 21st.

    One of the prominent voices in the novel is Jeremy: a Marine veteran who served in Iraq. Both he and his unit buddy, Fierro, have PTSD that manifests in different ways in their lives. Frachescha Scott, PhD will discuss whether the portrayal of PTSD in The Other Americans is a realistic representation of patients with PTSD and talk about resources for being able to identify different types of evidence-based trauma treatment.

    Franchesca Scott, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow at STRONG STAR. There she provides evidenced-based PTSD treatment to active duty soldiers, veterans, and military family. She supports veteran health research and provides consultation services to behavioral health providers for prolonged exposure therapy. Prior to this role, Scott worked as a clinical psychology resident at the Intrepid Spirit Trauma Brain Injury (TBI) clinic located at Fort Hood, Texas. There she provided specialized care such as neuropsychological and cognitive assessments, which has enabled 90% of patients to continue on active duty with many of their symptoms reduced or controlled. In addition, she had leading roles to promote military cultural competence in the community, to coordinate outreach efforts and reduce stigma associated with seeking mental healthcare. Dr. Scott earned her PhD in clinical psychology and industrial-organizational psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego, California. She served in the U.S. Army as a Captain in the Medical Service Corps.

    The South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience, or STRONG STAR, is a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research consortium funded by the U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and evaluate the most effective early interventions possible for the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions in active-duty military personnel and recently discharged veterans. Under the leadership of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and based in South-Central Texas, STRONG STAR brings together the expertise of a world-class team of military, civilian and VA institutions and investigators and one of the largest populations of active-duty and recently discharged Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation New Dawn combat veterans in the nation. With the critical mass of talent required to make major scientific advances in military PTSD research, STRONG STAR investigators hope to improve countless lives by preventing the development of chronic PTSD and related problems in a new generation of veterans.

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  • Apr 19
    ONLINE ONLY: Sunriver Books & Music Book Discussion

    6:00 PM - Monday -

    Join Deon for an online book discussion of The Other Americans.

    Visit www.sunriverbooks.com for more info.

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  • Apr 20
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at East Bend

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Read and discuss The Other American’s with friends and neighbors.

    About the book:
    Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters to tell their stories and the invisible connections that tie them together—even while they remain deeply divided by race, religion or class. The Other Americans by Laila Lalami unfolds as told from nine unique perspectives. Each point of view, from the undocumented witness to the recently relocated detective, shows what it means for the family, community and country to form a sense of identity while uncovering the mystery of Driss’s death.

    About the Author:
    Laila Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain and the United States. She is the author of four novels, including The Moor’s Account, which won the American Book Award, the Arab-American Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Her most recent novel, The Other Americans, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and the National Book Award in Fiction. She has received fellowships from the British Council, the Fulbright Program and the Guggenheim Foundation and is currently a full professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. Her new book, a work of nonfiction called Conditional Citizens, was published in September 2020.

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  • Apr 21
    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: 541-388-3187.

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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 5:30-7:30pm.

    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 541-388-3187.

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  • Apr 22
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Bend LaPine School Board

    5:30 PM - Thursday -

    Click here to view recording http://www.youtube.com/c/cityclubofcentraloregon or click on View Program link above.

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

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  • Apr 22
    ONLINE ONLY: Hearing in Color

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here to receive the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sFqJ_ZQhTyus9DHVJEoG9Q.

    Recording of program available online after April 24.

    Join us on a journey into the experiences of a synesthete and learn what it is like to hear in color.

    Synesthesia is a very rare neurological condition in which one or more sensory pathways become intertwined. When one is sense activated, another unrelated sense is activated at the same time.

    For Chris Thomas (a composer), the experience of hearing sound activates an involuntary swirl of colors and textures. The vivid sensation of hearing music in color is a blessing and a curse. While synesthesia offers a unique artistic perspective, the involuntary nature of the condition can be a constant distraction.

    This discussion will cover the experience of living with synesthesia, its impact on daily life, and how it can become part of the creative process. Chris will even bring a series of colors and perform the sounds related to them. Participants will observe a work of art, then listen to how it “sounds.”

    Chris Thomas is a composer for film, television, theme parks, and a TEDx speaker. His scores have been nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award, Film & TV Music Award, and he won the Gold Medal Prize at the Park City Film Music Festival, and Best Film & TV Music award at eWorld Music Awards. Chris has written music for several Emmy-nominated films, and for Woman Rebel, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award. In television, he works as a composer, orchestrator, and conductor for networks such as ABC, FOX, CBS, and HBO.

    Chris’s work can be heard in theme parks all over the world. He has written music for the Evermore Adventure Park, Knott's Berry Farm, Queen Mary Chill, Dreamland Theme Park (UK), Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, and many more.

    Chris’s works for the concert hall have been performed from Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, to the Hollywood Bowl. He recently premiered a series of concert works in France, Belgium, and Germany. His Symphony #1 (the Malheur Symphony) was the subject of a TED Talk in 2019. His works are published with The FJH Music Company, Walton Choral, Wingert-Jones Publications, and Carl Fischer Music.

    More information on Chris Thomas can be found at - www.christhomasmusic.com *ani* *zm*

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  • Apr 23
    ONLINE ONLY Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Friday -

    Read and discuss The Other Americans with friends and neighbors. Click the link above or join at https://zoom.us/j/93316346029 or with Meeting ID 933 1634 6029

    About the book:
    Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters to tell their stories and the invisible connections that tie them together - even while they remain deeply divided by race, religion or class. The Other Americans by Laila Lalami unfolds as told from nine unique perspectives. Each point of view, from the undocumented witness to the recently relocated detective, shows what it means for the family, community and country to form a sense of identity while uncovering the mystery of Driss’s death.

    About the Author:
    Laila Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain and the United States. She is the author of four novels, including The Moor’s Account, which won the American Book Award, the Arab-American Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Her most recent novel, The Other Americans, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and the National Book Award in Fiction. She has received fellowships from the British Council, the Fulbright Program and the Guggenheim Foundation and is currently a full professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. Her new book, a work of nonfiction called Conditional Citizens, was published in September 2020.

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  • Apr 24
    ONLINE ONLY: Front Desk - Family Book Club

    11:00 AM - Saturday -

    Discuss Front Desk by Kelly Yang via Zoom.

    Front Desk, the award winning debut middle-grade novel by Kelly Yang tells the story of Mia Tang, who helps her parents manage a motel in Southern California as they pursue their American dream. As they navigate a system hostile to immigrants, they form a community based on trust and love.
    Kelly Yang was born in China and immigrated to America with her parents when she was six years old. She went to college at the age of 13 and law school at the age of 17. After law school, she gave up law to pursue her passion of writing and teaching children writing. She is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, a leading writing and debating program for kids in Asia.

    More details about A Novel Idea Youth Edition at www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/novelidea/

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    Join via Zoom:
    https://zoom.us/j/91319700078?pwd=ZWdLZFZnMVprWkNVTUR5ZGFXZ1F1UT09

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  • Apr 24
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Deschutes Public Library Board

    5:30 PM - Saturday -

    Click here to view recording http://www.youtube.com/c/cityclubofcentraloregon or click on View Program link above.

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

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  • Apr 26
    ONLINE ONLY: Art Inspired by Art

    6:00 PM - Monday -

    A link to view this presentation will be available beginning April 26 at 6:00 p.m.

    We want to hear from you: please fill out this short survey https://conta.cc/2WjLWoT.

    Explore the art inspired by The Other Americans created by COCC students.

    Using The Other Americans as inspiration, Bill Cravis and his students created art. In this video they document their process as their work develops.

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  • Apr 26
    ONLINE ONLY: Basics of Estate Planning & Probate

    6:00 PM - Monday -

    Everyone can benefit from having a will and advanced health directive. Attorney Rich Miller shares why these legal documents are important and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones in Oregon.

    Topics to be covered include probate, ways to avoid probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives.

    Rich Miller is a retired estate planning and tax attorney who practiced in Portland and Bend.

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  • Apr 27
    ONLINE ONLY: The Opioid Epidemic in America

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here to receive the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WVWnsJxERnOQRhNJ_an7hw or click "Register Here" above.

    Recording of program available online after April 29.

    Examine the history and influence of opioids and learn how their use for pain relief transformed into a national epidemic.

    Opioids been cultivated by humans since antiquity, with earliest references to opium poppies as Hul Gil, the “the joy plant” in 5000 year old Sumerian cuneiform tablets. Medical use of opioids was described by Hippocrates in the 5th century BCE. While the medical benefits of opioids for relief of pain are well recognized, their overuse and abuse has also led to an epidemic of addiction and deaths, uncountable and often untold suffering. Much about opioids has been published -- spanning fiction, biography, lay and scientific literature. Laila Lalami, the author of The Other Americans, introduces the difficult and vexing topic of opioid addiction.

    We will be discussing the bio-psycho-socio-economic science of opioids and the history of the US opioid epidemic; namely, how a quite simple organic compound can be such a shape-shifter, with the potential to change from a pain-relieving gift to humanity into a cursed affliction that dramatically alters who and how we are with others.

    David Tauben, M.D., FACP is Emeritus Clinical Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, and recently retired Chief of the UW Division of Pain Medicine, board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine, and has practiced as Primary Care physician for 30 years and Pain Medicine expert for over 25 years. Dr. Tauben is also UW Director of Medical Student Education in Pain Medicine and leads UW TelePain, an innovative tele-video-conferencing program delivering pain and addiction management educational consultative support to Pacific Northwest primary care providers. He has been principal investigator for the UW’s NIH Pain Consortium Center of Excellence for Pain Education, a member of the NIH National Pain Strategy task force on Pain Education, and a founding and continuing member of the State of Washington Agency Medical Directors panel of clinician experts developing opioid prescription guidelines for chronic pain. He earned his BA in Philosophy at Yale University, Medical Degree at Tufts University, and completed his Residency training at the University of Washington.
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  • Apr 27
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Bend Parks & Rec Board

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Click here to view recording http://www.youtube.com/c/cityclubofcentraloregon or click on View Program link above.

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

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  • Apr 28
    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: 541-388-3187.

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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 5:30-7:30pm.

    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 541-388-3187.

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  • Apr 28
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at Sisters

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Read and discuss The Other American’s with friends and neighbors.

    About the book:
    Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters to tell their stories and the invisible connections that tie them together—even while they remain deeply divided by race, religion or class. The Other Americans by Laila Lalami unfolds as told from nine unique perspectives. Each point of view, from the undocumented witness to the recently relocated detective, shows what it means for the family, community and country to form a sense of identity while uncovering the mystery of Driss’s death.

    About the Author:
    Laila Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain and the United States. She is the author of four novels, including The Moor’s Account, which won the American Book Award, the Arab-American Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Her most recent novel, The Other Americans, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and the National Book Award in Fiction. She has received fellowships from the British Council, the Fulbright Program and the Guggenheim Foundation and is currently a full professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. Her new book, a work of nonfiction called Conditional Citizens, was published in September 2020.

    Join via Zoom
    https://zoom.us/j/95787144454

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  • Apr 29
    ONLINE ONLY: Novel Idea Trivia

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Test your knowledge of the Novel Idea adult and youth titles

    So you read The Other Americans by Laila Lalami and Front Desk by Kelly Yang, but how well do you really know them? Now is your chance to test your knowledge from the comfort of your own home. Grab a pen and paper, gather the family or a quarantine buddy, and a device with internet access. We'll go through a couple rounds of questions to see how well you know these two books.

    Join the Zoom event at https://zoom.us/j/92985958606 or by phone at +1-408-638-0968 using Webinar ID 929 8595 8606.*allani*
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  • May 2
    ONLINE ONLY: A Novel Idea Author Laila Lalami

    4:00 PM - Sunday -

    A link to the live presentation will be available beginning Sunday, May 2 at 3:30 p.m.

    Laila Lalami, author of The Other Americans discusses her work with local creative Jason Graham.About the Book: The Other Americans
    Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters to tell their stories and the invisible connections that tie them together—even while they remain deeply divided by race, religion or class.

    About the Author: Laila Lalami
    Laila Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain and the United States. She is the author of four novels, including The Moor’s Account, which won the American Book Award, the Arab-American Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Her most recent novel, The Other Americans, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and the National Book Award in Fiction. She has received fellowships from the British Council, the Fulbright Program and the Guggenheim Foundation and is currently a full professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. Her new book, a work of nonfiction called Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in American, was published in September 2020. *ani* *oo*

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  • May 3
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Redmond School Board, Positions 3 & 4

    5:30 PM - Monday -

    Click here to view recording http://www.youtube.com/c/cityclubofcentraloregon or click on View Program link above.

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

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  • May 4
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Redmond School Board, Positions 1 & 2

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Click here to view recording http://www.youtube.com/c/cityclubofcentraloregon or click on View Program link above.

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

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  • May 4
    ONLINE ONLY: Cinco de Mayo: Celebrating Mexican Identity

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning on May 4 at 6:00 p.m.

    Anna (Melendez) Johnson shares the history and traditions of Cinco de Mayo.

    We want to hear from you. After viewing this program, please complete the online survey here https://conta.cc/2WjLWoT

    Believe it or not, Cinco de Mayo is not just a good reason to drink and eat delicious Mexican food! There's interesting history and tradition surrounding this important Mexican holiday.

    Why has the date become incredibly popular in the U.S. and what are the authentic Mexican traditions surrounding the 5th of May? Attend this presentation and discover why the celebration occurs and who and why the day is acknowledged with such jubilation.

    Anna (Melendez) Johnson is an Arizona native and former Bendite. An Arizona State University broadcast journalism graduate, Anna also studied theatre and public communications in college. With over 20 years of experience as a public information specialist and community theatre volunteer (on and off stage), Anna is at her best when learning about or visiting historic buildings and believes everything with age has value and has a great story to tell. She currently lives in Goodyear, Arizona and is a writer and editor for the Arizona Game and Fish Department's wildlife conservation magazine Arizona Wildlife Views.

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  • May 5
    ONLINE ONLY: This Too Shall Pass: Lessons in Resiliency

    4:00 PM - Wednesday -

    This is a live presentation. Register here for the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUodO6orD4sHNxgfQJg1lrFwkb949g_6EHw

    Hear powerful lessons learned from older adults about resiliency and peace during unsettling times.

    According to the CDC, older adults are at the greatest risk for COVID-19, hospitalizations, and death, yet so little has been done to address their social isolation, anxiety, and loneliness. Early in the pandemic, Paul Iarrobino set out to find ways to support older adults. Determined to make a difference, he started offering weekly virtual peer support calls. These calls became a new lifeline for trust, hope, and new possibilities. He will share powerful lessons learned and how they have shaped his personal understanding of resilience and peace during unsettling times.

    Paul Iarrobino is a community activist, speaker, and documentarian with over three decades of gerontology experience. For the past year, he developed a virtual framework for older adults to safely connect and support each other during a global pandemic. Most recently, he led a grant-funded initiative that helped connect underserved, low income older adults with technology and supports. For more information visit https://www.ourboldvoices.com/

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  • May 5
    ONLINE ONLY: Roundabout Books Virtual Discussion

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Join Cassie at Roundabout Books for a discussion of The Other Americans.

    Visit www.roundaboutbookshop.com for more info.

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  • May 6
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Redmond Parks & Rec Board

    5:30 PM - Thursday -

    Click here to view recording http://www.youtube.com/c/cityclubofcentraloregon or click on View Program link above.

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

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  • May 8
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Islands - A Taste of Puerto Rico

    1:00 PM - Saturday -

    A link to view this recording will be available Saturday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m.

    Mayra and Delia Feliciano demonstrate how to cook the traditional Puerto Rican dish mofongo. Full recipe and instructions are available below.

    Recipes and Directions:

    Servings: 1-2
    INGREDIENTS

    MOFONGO
    coconut oil for frying (or any vegetable oil)
    1 ½ green plantains, peeled & sliced into 2 inch rounds
    ¼ cup broth (chicken, beef or vegetable)

    MAYO KETCHUP
    ½ cup mayonnaise
    ¼ cup ketchup
    1 tbsp. yellow mustard
    garlic powder, to taste
    Tabasco sauce, to taste

    MOJITO MIX
    1 garlic clove mashed, or to taste
    2 tbsp. butter, melted
    2 tbsp. olive oil
    salt and pepper, to taste (go light as the Goya Adobo below has salt & pepper as well)
    Goya Adobo with Pepper, to taste (all-purpose seasoning – can be found in Latin section of your grocery store)

    CRIOLLA SAUCE WITH VEGGIES & SHRIMP
    2 tbsp. olive oil
    1 small each green, red & yellow peppers, thinly sliced
    1 small onion, thinly sliced
    2 garlic cloves mashed
    ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
    ½ tsp. dried oregano
    ¼ tsp. dried cumin
    4 oz. tomato sauce
    salt, pepper & Goya Adobo to taste
    1 packet Goya Sazón with coriander & annatto (adds flavor & color – can be found in Latin section of your grocery store)
    12 wild caught shrimp, peeled & deveined

    DIRECTIONS

    Step 1
    Make Mojito Mix – mix all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

    Step 2
    Make Criolla Sauce – heat oil in a large sauté pan, add tomato sauce, peppers, onion and garlic cloves and sauté for 5 minutes, add rest of the ingredients and continue to cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for an additional 5 minutes, remove from heat and set aside.

    Step 3
    Fry Plantains – heat oil to 350 degrees F and fry plantains until golden (not brown) & crispy, about 7 minutes, drain on paper towel.

    Step 4
    Make Mofongo – use a wooden mortar and pestle (can also use a small metal pan or plastic bowl) to mash fried plantains. Start by placing 3 plantain rounds inside the mortar, add 1 tbsp. mojito mix and mash, repeat process of adding plantains & mojito mix one or two more times depending on mortar size. Remove mofongo with a large cooking spoon and place on a plate and top it off with Criolla Sauce. Serve with a side of avocado and green salad and top everything with Mayo Ketchup.

    Mayra Feliciano is originally from Puerto Rico. She now lives in Redmond, Oregon. She loves to cook with flavor and passion.
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  • May 11
    ONLINE ONLY: Writers Working - Publishing Panel

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    This is a live, interactive meeting. Click here to join the program https://zoom.us/j/96769914242?pwd=NWxZeklONFdnMG1HSDZlOUpPWXNCUT09 or click "Join Program" above.

    Passcode: 683696

    Hear from local authors and publishers Kim Cooper-Findling, Tamara Marnell, Nicole Meier, and Laura Stanfill.

    The panel will discuss a variety of aspects of the publishing world ranging from self-publishing to traditional publication.

    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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  • May 12
    ONLINE ONLY The Library Book Club at Sunriver

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Discuss Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America by Elise Hooper.

    To join, click the link above, use this link https://zoom.us/j/92544980243, or by phone at +1-669-900-6833 with Meeting ID 925 4498 0243.

    "In 1918, a fearless twenty-two-year old arrives in bohemian San Francisco from the Northeast, determined to make her own way as an independent woman. Renaming herself Dorothea Lange she is soon the celebrated owner of the citys most prestigious and stylish portrait studio and wife of the talented but volatile painter, Maynard Dixon. By the early 1930s, as Americas economy collapses, her marriage founders and Dorothea must find ways to support her two young sons single-handedly. Determined to expose the horrific conditions of the nations poor, she takes to the road with her camera, creating images that inspire, reform, and define the era. And when the United States enters World War II, Dorothea chooses to confront another injusticethe incarceration of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans. At a time when women were supposed to keep the home fires burning, Dorothea Lange, creator of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, dares to be different. But her choices came at a steep price."

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  • May 12
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Islands - Island Archaeology and the Anthropocene

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    This is a live presentation. Register here for the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TD2N-PDzQDaCo2JO6EuiXw

    Examine ancient human impacts and future sustainability.

    Homo sapiens essentially are a volatile mix of apex predators, technological savants, and curious, highly adaptable migrants that have led to the general consensus that we are now living in a new geological epoch called the "Anthropocene", a time marked by human domination of Earth's biosystems. Archaeological research around the world demonstrates that islands can serve as ideal model systems for examining how human populations, through various cultural processes, have modified, disrupted, or permanently altered these pristine ecologies. In some cases, however, sustainable practices are also visible. In this talk, I discuss these issues using islands in the Caribbean and Pacific as a backdrop, and also show how islands serve as microcosms for current predicaments on Earth.

    Dr. Scott M. Fitzpatrick is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Associate Director of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon. He is an archaeologist who specializes in the prehistory and historical ecology of island and coastal regions, particularly the Pacific and Caribbean. Much of his research has focused on prehistoric colonization events, seafaring strategies, adaptations to smaller islands, exchange systems, and human impacts on ancient environments. Dr. Fitzpatrick is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology and has published several books and more than 130 journal articles and book chapters.

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  • May 13
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    11:45 AM - Thursday -

    Discuss Calypso by David Sedaris. Join here via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95909648828

    Feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun online book club. New members always welcome. Pick-up a physical copy at the Redmond Library.

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  • May 13
    ONLINE ONLY The Nonfiction Library Book Club

    1:00 PM - Thursday -

    Discuss "Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, An Unlikely Family, and the American Dream" by Tung Nguyen

    In 1975, Tung Nguyen fled Vietnam as a pregnant refugee and landed in Miami, where she met Kathy Manning, an American grad student who opened her doors to eleven immigrants. The two women grew close, raising Tung's daughter, Lyn, together and opening a tiny restaurant. Hy Vong, meaning Hope in Vietnamese, quickly became famous in the local community for its delicious, authentic Vietnamese flavors. The restaurant continued to gain in popularity, until it reached national and critical acclaim. This book is their intertwining narratives, punctuated by recipes from Tung and Kathy's upbringings, and the Hy Vong restauran
    Join via Zoom
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  • May 13
    ONLINE ONLY: Writers Writing - Introduction to Nature Journals

    6:30 PM - Thursday - * Registration Required

    This is a live, interactive workshop. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link the day before. Registration closes at that time. Participants are invited to share their videos.

    Explore new techniques and opportunities for incorporating the natural world into journaling.

    Increase your connection to the natural world and spark your curiosity by slowing down to focus on observing and recording your experience in a nature journal. Using pencils and/or pens and markers, quiet your mind and relax into the present moment by following guided drawing and journaling exercises based on the viewing of an item from nature brought to the class session by the instructor. Time will also be spent sharing other ways in which a nature experience can be documented through lists, graphs, charts, photos and the written word. No experience is necessary for this fun and relaxing introductory class.

    Supplies needed: writing tool (pencil, pen or fine tip marker); a journal or a few sheets of drawing paper. Watercolors, colored pencils and other coloring supplies are optional. Elizabeth M. Higgins is an Oregon artist and arts instructor who develops and facilitates classes and workshops that connect people to nature, mindfulness and creativity. She teaches Nature Journaling and other nature connection classes for Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Washington County Parks, Oregon Master Naturalists and for her own students from her studio in historic downtown Hillsboro, Oregon. She is known for her calm, supportive teaching style, and her approach is centered on the belief that both nature and creative expression are necessary components of human well-being. She is a juried member of Watercolor Society of Oregon and holds a certificate in Eco-Therapy practices. You may learn more about Elizabeth on her website at www.elizabethmhiggins.com.

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  • May 15
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Islands: Traveling the Mediterranean with Odysseus

    2:00 PM - Saturday -

    This is a live presentation. Register here for the Zoom link
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    Recording available after May 18.

    Author Scott Huler talks about his journey retracing the footsteps of Odysseus across the Mediterranean.

    Three millennia ago, the Greek hero Odysseus was dragged off to war in Troy. On his ten-year return journey he island-hopped in the Mediterranean, facing Gods and witches, monsters and storms, the story becoming the base of The Odyssey, Homer’s famous epic poem. Merely a century ago, James Joyce in turn based his Ulysses on Homer’s poem. Ulysses is supposed to be the greatest—and most complicated— English book of the 20th century, and Huler publicly swore off trying to read it on NPR. This led to: a Ulysses reading group; a return to Homer’s Odyssey-and my own complex Mediterranean journey retracing the passage of Odysseus. During the presentation Huler will talk about what he found on the way.

    The author of seven books of nonfiction, Scott Huler has written on everything from the death penalty to bikini waxing, from NASCAR racing to the stealth bomber, for such newspapers as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Los Angeles Times and such magazines as Backpacker, Fortune, and ESPN. His award-winning radio work has been heard on National Public Radio and American Public Media. He has been a staff writer for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Raleigh News & Observer and a staff reporter and producer for Nashville Public Radio. He was the founding and managing editor of the Nashville City Paper. He has taught at such colleges as Berry College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books have been translated into five languages.

    He was a 2002-2003 Knight-Wallace Fellow at Michigan, 2011 Piedmont Laureate in creative nonfiction, and a 2014-2015 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Awards he has won include Public Radio News Directors Inc. Awards, Tennessee AP Broadcasters Association Awards, and most recently a 2020 CASE Circle of Excellence Award.

    He currently works as the senior writer at Duke Magazine and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, the writer June Spence, and their two sons.

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