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  • Jan 25
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Place - Oregon's African American History

    5:00 PM - Monday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning Monday, January 25th at 5:00 p.m.

    Delve into the history of African Americans in Oregon, with a special emphasis on historic places, with Kim Moreland of Oregon Black Pioneers.

    Kimberly Stowers Moreland, MBA, MURP, is currently owner of Moreland Resource Consulting, LLC. She has over 25 years of public sector community development, economic development, and urban planning experience. She has dedicated much of her time to volunteer service with community-based cultural and heritage nonprofit organizations. She is the vice-president of Oregon Black Pioneers (OBP) board of directors and a member of the Bosco-Milligan: Architectural Heritage Center. On behalf of the OBP, she authored Images of America: African Americans of Portland published by Arcadia Publisher.

    For more information on Oregon Black Pioneers visit: https://oregonblackpioneers.org/

    A curated list of resources to continue learning about Black History in Oregon: https://dpl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/431104870_dpl_cr_readers/1808688299_black_history_in_oregon

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  • Jan 26
    ONLINE ONLY Trivia with the Librarians

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Test your literary and 2020 knowledge!

    Do you consider yourself a bibliophile? A bookworm? A booklover? Well, now is your chance to test your literary knowledge from the comfort of your own home. Grab a pen and paper, a quarantine buddy, and a device with internet access. We'll go through a couple rounds of questions to see how well you know books. Be prepared for the obscure, the absurd and the obvious!

    Join the Zoom event at https://zoom.us/j/92985958606, or by phone at +1-408-638-0968 using Webinar ID 929 8595 8606.

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  • Jan 27
    ONLINE ONLY: Karyn Ann Patridge Performs Indie-Soul/Folk

    5:00 PM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning Wednesday, January 27th at 5:00 p.m.

    Listen to original indie-soul/folk tunes by Portland-based singer-songwriter Karyn Ann Patridge.

    Karyn Ann will play all original tunes released or written during the past year of the pandemic that canceled all her, and most musicians', tour plans for 2020. However, with the time off, she was given the mental space to write at least an album's worth, if not more, of new material and explore some new sounds and writing styles.

    Portland-based singer-songwriter Karyn Ann has been charming audiences with her powerful vocals and emotive lyricism for nearly a decade. A geologist-turned-musician, she is a hidden gem within the indie-soul/folk scene garnering comparisons to Brandi Carlile, Carole King and Bonnie Raitt. She tours nationally having had notable performances at the 2017 Women’s Redrock Music Festival and the legendary Bitter End in NYC. Most recently she was a finalist in the 2020 Grassy Hill Emerging Artist showcase and runner-up in the Red Lodge Songwriters Contest. For more information, visit her website at: www.karynann.com

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  • Jan 27
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Jan 27
    ONLINE ONLY The Library Book Club at Sisters

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Discuss "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones.

    Author! Author! New York Times bestselling writer Tayari Jones is the author of four novels. Her most recent release, An American Marriage, was an Oprah's Book Club Selection and appeared on Barack Obama's summer reading list as well as his year-end roundup. The novel received the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and an NAACP Image Award. Her third novel, Silver Sparrow, was added to the NEA Big Read library of classics in 2016. Elizabeth Gilbert is a journalist and author. Her 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love has sold more than 12 million copies. Her most recent book is the novel City of Girls.

    Tayari Jones in conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert: January 15 at 6:00 p.m.

    "Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together." - From the publisher.

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  • Jan 28
    ONLINE ONLY: Writers Reading - The Source Weekly Annual Poetry Contest Winners

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    This is a live event. Click here to view the program https://zoom.us/j/99742657802?pwd=bzFXT0hKNzI5eWRXbXdTV1U2d0NpQT09 or click "Join Webinar" above.

    A recording of this event will be available after the program.

    The winners of the Source’s annual poetry contest will have their works printed in the January 28 issue, and will be invited to read at a special live Zoom event with the library.

    A collaboration between the Source Weekly, Deschutes Public Library and OSU-Cascades MFA in Creative Writing program

    It’s been quite a year, Central Oregon—this is your chance to write about it… and get cash prizes!

    Winners will have their works published in the Jan. 28 issue of the Source Weekly (and on the Source website), and will be invited to read from their works for a special Zoom performance with the Deschutes Public Library!

    Deadline for submission: Thursday, Jan. 14

    Details:

    -Theme for this year’s poems: “Reckoning.” What does this theme make you feel? How do you put that feeling into words?

    -Submit up to five poems, 30 lines max each

    -Include the title of the poem in the file name. Also have the poem’s title on the poem document (no-brainer, we know… but…)

    -Save each poem as its own PDF document; don’t bunch multiple poems together in one document

    -Include your name, email address and phone number in the body of the email you send. DO NOT include your name on the poems

    -Email poems to editor@bendsource.com with “Poetry Contest” AND your first and last name in the subject line.

    -You can also drop/email your poems at/to the Source Weekly: 704 NW Georgia Ave., Bend. Place your poems in an envelope with your name, phone number and email address on the outside of the envelope. If you’re dropping in person, slide the envelope through the mail slot in the front door; no need to call or come in!

    "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously... Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them." - Edwidge Danticat, Create Dangerously *zm*

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  • Feb 2
    Oregon Family Law Overview

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Christine Zenthoefer, a family law attorney at Legal Aid Services of Oregon, will provide an overview of divorce and custody cases in Oregon.

    This presentation will provide a brief overview of the divorce and custody case process in Oregon, information on when you need a lawyer verses when you don't, how to find a lawyer to represent you, finding Oregon-specific court forms, finding Oregon-specific legal information, navigating the court system, and more.

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  • Feb 3
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Feb 3
    ONLINE ONLY: Our First Amendment - From Sedition to Wedding Cakes?

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - * Registration Required

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

    Our discussion will take us from insurrection to confections—and back again.

    What are we to make of these 10 stark words: “Congress shall make no law . . . prohibiting the freedom of speech”? We will begin our conversation by distinguishing between the written Constitution (capital C), our cultural constitution (lower case c), and the politics of constitutionalism. Narrowing our focus, first, to “seditious speech,” then “creative speech,” we will trace how constitutionalism shaped the Constitution’s First Amendment absolutist blackletter language from the second decade of the Twentieth Century (1919), until 1969, and currently, 6 January 2021. We also will see how baking has become protected speech. Ultimately, we will affirm that the First Amendment’s apparently unambiguous wording both requires interpretation and invites debate. Our discussion will take us from insurrection to confections—and back again.

    Before coming to Bend, James Foster was chair of the Department of Political Science for twelve years (1990-2002) on the Corvallis campus. Foster is a founding faculty member of OSU-Cascades, moving to Bend from Corvallis in 2002. He taught courses on constitutional law, administrative law, gender and law, and American political thought. He has published articles on legal education, book chapters on affirmative action and equality debates, as well as on the Oregon Judicial Branch.

    He is co-editor of the book "Governing Through Courts" and co-author of the two-volume "Constitutional Law: Cases in Context." Foster has taught twice in London and in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was book review editor of Legal Studies Forum for ten years, and has served as president of the Pacific Coast Association of pre-law studies and the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association. Since leaving full-time teaching in December 2016, Foster is OSU Professor Emeritus.

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  • Feb 4
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Flow - Book Challenge

    5:30 PM - Thursday -

    What is your 2021 reading flow?
    Discover new ways to keep track of your books via online, journals and apps.

    We will provide a list of resources including Goodreads, Bibliocommons, Beanstack, and social media. Create a 2021 Book Challenge! Librarians will recommend new books along the way.
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  • Feb 4
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Flow - Habitat Restoration & Upper Deschutes Watershed Council

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    This is a live presentation. Register here for the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LZ3aH-AqRKur7ItMVm0g3A

    A recording of this program will be available to watch on-demand beginning Feb 11th.

    Learn about the watershed council and their restoration work along Whychus Creek.

    Staff from the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council will give a presentation about the work done by a watershed council and the types of programs and services they provide to Central Oregon. Presenters will give a brief overview of their restoration, monitoring and education programs and also share some of the highlights and stories about specific projects completed in recent years along Whychus Creek that flows through the community of Sisters, Oregon.

    Since 1996, the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council (UDWC) has worked to protect and restore the 2,000,000-acre upper Deschutes River watershed through collaborative projects in watershed restoration, monitoring and education. With local support from landowners, ranchers, environmental interests, local citizens, and representatives from local governments and agencies, we lead collaborative projects to improve watershed conditions.

    Kris Knight, Executive Director: Kris has spent 20 years working in the field of natural resources on issues related to rivers and watersheds. Kris started working for UDWC in 2019 and before that worked in Washington, Iowa and Kansas. For 11 years, Kris worked for The Nature Conservancy with seven years living in the Skagit River Valley in Washington State, managing collaborative projects and finding common ground between conservation and agricultural interests in the Puget Sound region. Between 2015 and 2019, Kris worked in his home state of Kansas as the Conservation Director for The Nature Conservancy where he launched a new conservation program called Healthy Streams for Kansas and led the creation of the Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park. Kris holds a B.S. degree from Drake University and a M.S. degree in Environmental Science from Iowa State University. Kris met his wife Wendy while previously living in Central Oregon over 20 years ago and they are excited to be back in Central Oregon with their three young boys.

    Mathias Perle, Restoration Program Manager: Mathias Perle is the Habitat Restoration Program Manager at the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council in Bend, OR where he, for the last 12 years, has been working on habitat restoration, fish passage and screening projects with basin partners both on public and private land. Mathias has a diverse project management background in environmental and water resource consulting and has spent the last 12 years concentrating on forming strong ties with Deschutes Basin stakeholders. On Whychus Creek, which is the focus of watershed scale restoration efforts to support salmon and steelhead reintroduction in Central Oregon, Mathias has worked on multiple dam removals and fish passage projects and on 6 miles of habitat restoration projects. Mathias holds a M.S. in Hydrologic Sciences and a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering both from the University of California, Davis and a B.S. in Geology from the University of Delaware.

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  • Feb 7
    ONLINE ONLY: Author! Author! Ta-Nehisi Coates and Mitchell S. Jackson

    4:00 PM - Sunday -

    For tickets visit www.dplfoundation.org

    TA-NEHISI COATES is a distinguished writer in residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. Coates is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is also the current author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America. MITCHELL S. JACKSON is the winner of a Whiting Award. His award-winning debut novel The Residue Years was followed by his nonfiction book Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family.

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  • Feb 8
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Flow - Beginning Tai Chi

    6:00 PM - Monday - * Registration Required

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

    Learn the very basics of footwork and upper body movements in this beginner’s class.

    In this beginning Tai Chi class with Master JianFeng Chen, he will guide you through the very basics of footwork and upper body movements that help with energy movement and balance using the popular 8 and 24 Yang Style. These foundations are also beneficial for practicing mindfulness in our everyday movements and are beneficial for overall health.

    Tai Chi can be practiced anytime and anywhere, however, prepare a space for sitting and standing (with a little space for movement) as well as loose, comfortable clothes. Unless you have a medical condition that requires specific footwear, it is optimal to where flat soled shoes, but adjust your footwear to make sure the surface is not too slippery.

    Your instructor, Master JianFeng Chen, has over 30 years of martial arts experience and over 25 years teaching. He was selected by the Fujian State Athletic Wushu Unit (internationally known for Tai Chi World Champions) at the age of 11 to train and compete professionally in Wushu (Kungfu) and Tai Chi for the Fujian province where he learned from Grand Masters and World Champions and attained eleven gold medals and numerous silver and bronze medal. He currently has a school, Oregon Tai Chi Wushu in Bend, Oregon and an online school, Dao Universe to share his teaching throughout the world. Master Chen hopes he can inspire his students to never stop learning. Learn more at http://www.oregontaichi.com/

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  • Feb 9
    ONLINE ONLY: Writers Working - How to Sell 100,000+ Copies of Your Book

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    This is a live, interactive webinar. Click here to join the program https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83833419643?pwd=Y1o4WjBjYnBWRGg0ajVRQXhnQm9jZz09 or click "Join Program" above.

    Discover tips, tricks, and need-to-knows for how to get your book into people's hands.

    DAVID CROW spent his early years on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico. Through grit, resilience, and a thirst for learning, he managed to escape his abusive childhood, graduate from college, and build a successful lobbying firm in Washington, DC.

    Today, David is a sought-after speaker, giving talks to various businesses and trade organizations around the world. Throughout the years, he has mentored over 200 college interns, performed pro bono service for the charitable organization Save the Children, and participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. An advocate for women, he is donating a percentage of his royalties from The Pale-Faced Lie to the Barrett House, a homeless shelter for women in Albuquerque. David and his wife, Patty, live in the suburbs of DC.

    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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  • Feb 9
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Flow - Electric Vehicles 101

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    This is a live presentation. Register here for the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-grAh7BtRxKousWAm57Msg

    A recording of this program will be available beginning Tuesday, February 16th.

    Join this live webinar to learn the basics about where to find Electric Vehicles, how to locate public charging stations, and information on how to apply to the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate, including which vehicles the rebate applies to.

    Steven Alaman is Project Manager at Forth Mobility. Forth is a non-profit trade association that advances electric, smart, and shared transportation. Forth accomplishes this goal through four major areas of work, industry Innovation and development, demonstration projects, advocacy and engagement. For more information visit forthmobility.org *zm*

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  • Feb 10
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Feb 10
    ONLINE ONLY The Library Book Club at Sunriver

    10:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Discuss We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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

    Author! Author! Ta-Nehisi Coates is a distinguished writer in residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. Coates is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is also the current author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America. Mitchell S. Jackson is the winner of a Whiting Award. His award-winning debut novel The Residue Years was followed by his nonfiction book Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family.
    Ta-Nehisi Coates, in conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson: February 7 at 4:00 p.m.

    "We Were Eight Years in Power was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America’s 'first white president.'
    But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period—and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation’s old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective—the point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president."

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  • Feb 11
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    11:45 AM - Thursday -

    Discuss The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Join 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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  • Feb 11
    ONLINE ONLY - The Nonfiction Library Book Club

    1:00 PM - Thursday -

    Discuss "Wild Poems" by Ben Okri online via Zoom.
    Available via Hoopla.
    Poems of living and loving from Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri.

    As acclaimed for his poetic vision as for the beauty of his language, in these poems Okri captures both the tenderness and the fragility, as well as the depths and the often hidden directions of our lives. To him, the 'wild' is an alternative to the familiar, where energy meets freedom, where art meets the elemental, where chaos can be honed. The wild is our link to the stars...

    Ranging across a wide variety of subjects, from the autobiographical to the philosophical, from war to love, from nature to the difficulty of truly seeing, these poems reconfigure the human condition, in unusual light, through their mastery of tone and condensed brilliance.

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  • Feb 11
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Flow - Keeping the Flow with Hydration

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning February 11 at 6:00 p.m.

    Let's talk about the role of water and why staying hydrated is so important for supporting overall health.

    Did you know that up to 60% of the human body is made up of water? Let's talk about the role of water and why staying hydrated is so important for supporting overall health and wellness with Nutritional Health Coach Nicole Lamb.

    Nicole Lamb completed her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Sport Science and then went on to pursue her Masters of Science in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Nicole has a passion for holistic wellness and understands the complexity of achieving healthy living in today's world. She strives to educate and empower others to take their health into their hands, and use natural solutions to up-level their health.

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  • Feb 16
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at East Bend

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Discuss "The Water Dancer" by Ta-Nehisi Coates online using Zoom.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link:
    https://zoom.us/j/92507784035

    About the book:
    Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram's private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind--but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss.

    The 2021 Author! Author! Literary Series:
    Join TA-NEHISI COATES, in conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson on February 7 at 4:00 p.m. Paste this link https://www.dplfoundation.org/tickets to purchase tickets. *zm*

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  • Feb 16
    ONLINE ONLY: DPL Book Club Central

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Discover new books, library resources, and online author events.

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  • Feb 17
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Feb 17
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Flow - What it Takes to Take Down a Dam

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    This is a live presentation. Register here to get the Zoom link:
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZOfqjzGkSGeEIKSspVq5yw

    A recording of this program will be available on February 24.

    Learn about the engineering and ecology of dam removal.

    Dam removal is now a common strategy for managing our nation’s aging infrastructure and correcting the environmental impacts of deadbeat dams. However, managers must make decisions regarding if and how to remove dams, and how to address stakeholder concerns about potential negative effects, regardless of whether these concerns are warranted at a particular site. In this seminar, Desiree Tullos presents an overview of how dams are removed, and the common concerns and design issues that managers and stakeholders face prior to, during, and following dam removals.

    Desiree Tullos, PhD, PE (OR) is a Professor in the Biological and Ecological Engineering Department at Oregon State University. Her research emphasizes the sustainable engineering and management of rivers. Projects focus on questions that range from the particle to basin scale, including a) Physical and biological responses to dam removal; b) Analysis of reservoir operations in systems undergoing change; c) Turbulence and habitat of flow around vegetation and wood in rivers, and d) Sustainable flood risk management and infrastructure. Her research also has an international dimension, as the PI of an NSF-funded project on hydropower development in China, examining mountain flood risk in India, and as a Fulbright scholar studying reservoir sediment management in Taiwan. She currently serves on the Independent Scientific Review Panel for Bonneville Power Administration’s Northwest Power and Conservation Council and the board of directors for the Natural Heritage Institute, and has served on two National Research Council committees. Her teaching emphasizes design-based learning: River Engineering, Ecohydraulic Engineering, and Ecological Engineering – Systems Analysis. She has also served as the PI of an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program on Ecosystem Informatics for twelve years as part of a broader suite of activities aimed at advancing diversity in the STEM fields.

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  • Feb 18
    ONLINE ONLY: Virtual Poetry Slam

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    A virtual open mic and poetry slam to uplift voices and ideas of those that are historically unheard.

    Join us at virtually for night of poetry and friendly competition on February 18, at 6:30 pm. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read.

    Co-hosts Jessica Amascual or Tita Jess and Kaya Crump will be facilitating and hyping you up for the slam!

    Schedule looks like this:
    *6pm- Sign-ups via the Zoom chat feature as well as welcoming remarks, introductions of hosts and judges, format overview and special artist feature.

    *6:15- Open Mic for those wanting to warm up or try something out on the mic before the poetry slam. Each person gets 5 minutes at the mic.

    *6:40- Poetry Slam! Each person gets 5 mins at the mic with immediate scoring following their set by a panel of guest judges.

    *7:20- Winner and prize announced and closing set by special guest!

    Check out the Facebook page for details. Register in advance if you'd like to secure your spot, or just show up and step up.
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