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  • Mar 30
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Mar 30
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday -

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

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  • Mar 30
    CANCELLED Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Monday - Tutor Room

    www.thrivecentraloregon.org
    Friends and partners, in light of Coronavirus, we will be closing all of our walk-in sites until Wednesday April 1, at which time we will re-assess the situation.

    Call-in option for those seeking services:
    541-728-1022
    Our staff will work to respond to these calls within 2- business days.

    We are accepting donations of hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes to distribute to those who seek our services in Central Oregon and Warm Springs. Please email or call to coordinate pick up.

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    Amigos y socios, a la luz de Coronavirus, cerraremos todos nuestros sitios sin cita hasta el miércoles 1 de abril, hasta que podemos reevaluar.

    Opción de llamada para aquellos que buscan servicios:
    541-527-6166
    Nuestro personal trabajará para responder a estas llamadas dentro de los 2 días hábiles.

    Estamos aceptando donaciones de desinfectante para manos y toallitas antibacterianas para distribuir a quienes buscan nuestros servicios en el centro de Oregon y Warm Springs. Llámenos o envíe un correo electrónico para coordinar la recogida.

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  • Mar 30
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: Central Oregon's Employment Future

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    What will Oregon's economy face in the coming decade?

    The last decade was one characterized by unprecedented economic growth. But as we move into a new decade concerns and uncertainty abound. Should we be worried about increased economic volatility in the 2020s? Is Central Oregon poised for continued growth? Or, are our years of robust job gains behind us? Damon Runberg, Regional Economist with the Oregon Employment Department, will look back at our current expansion and delve into expectations for job growth going forward. He will discuss the impact of an aging workforce and the shifts in industry composition.

    Damon Runberg, is a labor economist with the Oregon Employment Department. He specializes in rural economics and regional labor market analysis. He received his Master of Public Policy from Oregon State University where he concentrated in econometric analysis and natural resource economics and his Bachelor of Arts from Gonzaga University. Damon and his wife have lived in Bend for nearly 10 years.

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  • Mar 31
    CANCELLED Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time at the Library

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Mar 31
    CANCELLED Redmond: Know Future - Fashion of the Future

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    CANCELLED
    A fashion show of restyled and upcycled discarded clothing!

    The fashion industry has a disastrous impact on the environment. It is the second largest polluter in the world, second only to the oil industry. Upcycled fashion reduces fashion waste and is one answer to the increasing environmental damage of the fashion industry. This upcycled fashion show will include examples of altering used clothing into a variety of fashion styles including Boho Chic, Lagenlook, Post-Apocalyptic, Street Wear, Ethnic, Sophisticated Casual and Goth.

    Linda Barker of SecondTour Design has been creating distinctive jewelry from repurposed materials for over a decade and participates in numerous shows throughout Oregon and Washington. Her newest passion in recycling and reusing is creating engaging upcycled clothing from thrift store and garage sale finds. Barker strives to inspire you to modify existing garments to enhance your unique personal style, thereby positively affecting the environment.

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  • Apr 1
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

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

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  • Apr 1
    CANCELLED East Bend: History Pub Encore - A History of Mountaineering & Mazamas

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Join us for a glass lantern slide show highlighting the history of the Mazamas, mountaineering, and outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest.

    Using hand colored slides from the 1920s and an original contemporary narration, the program will look back at over 125 years of history, dating back to before the founding of the Mazamas in 1894.

    The story of mountaineering begins in Europe in the mid-1800s. At the time young men were taking to the mountains and photographing themselves climbing. They, in turn, would sell the images to tourists. Their actions helped promote climbing as an activity. That idea soon spread to the United States and took hold in the corners of the country where mountains were present. In twenty years all the leading US alpine clubs were founded. The first was the Appalachian Mountain Club in 1876, followed by the Sierra Club in 1892. The Mazamas came next in 1894 when William G. Steel organized and founded the Mazamas on the summit of Mount Hood. While not Steel's first attempt at a mountaineering organization, the Mazamas has endured and continues to live up to the standards set by the organization's founders.

    Presented by Mathew Brock, Library & Historical Collections Manager at the Mazamas and Matthew Cowan, Archivist for Photography and Moving Images at the Oregon Historical Society.

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  • Apr 1
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 9 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

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

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 9 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Apr 1
    ONLINE ONLY A Novel Idea Book Discussion at Roundabout Books

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Roundabout Books

    Discuss "When All Is Said" with friends and neighbors on Zoom. Copy and past link in your browser https://zoom.us/j/992592617

    About the book:
    At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual - though tonight is anything but usual. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare. Beautifully heart - warming and powerfully felt, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said and done.

    About the Author:
    Anne Griffin was born in Dublin now lives in the heart of Ireland's midlands. An acclaimed short story writer, she is the recipient of the John McGahern award for emerging writers. She was shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing Award, The Sunday Business Post Short Story Competition and The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition. Her work has been published in The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly and others. A graduate of University College Dublin's MA in Creative Writing Program, Griffin is a recipient of an Arts Grant from Westmeath County Council. When All Is Said is her first novel. It was a semifinalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut, has been a bestselling novel in Ireland, and recently won the Irish Book Award for Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year.

    *ani* *zm*

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  • Apr 2
    East Bend: Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

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

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  • Apr 2
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Thursday - Tutor Room

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

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  • Apr 2
    CANCELLED La Pine: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - Thursday -

    Get help with your legal information questions.

    Deschutes Public Library hosts the law library for Deschutes County. A print collection and robust legal databases are housed at the Downtown Bend Library, but we recognize that it’s difficult for many to make the journey into Bend. Instead, law library staff will be available at La Pine Library on the first Thursday of the 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, and provide referrals to appropriate agencies or organizations.

    Library staff may not engage in the practice of law, and are prohibited from interpreting legal materials or giving legal advice.

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  • Apr 2
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: Cultura y Lectura

    5:30 PM - Thursday - Hutchinson Room

    Discusión del libro del mes y presentación del libro siguiente. Habrá bocadillos. *ls*

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  • Apr 2
    CANCELLED Changing the Way We See Native America with Matika Wilbur

    6:00 PM - Thursday - High Desert Museum

    Photographer Matika Wilbur is changing the way we see Native America.

    Over 10 years ago, Matika Wilbur began to develop a body of imagery and cultural representations of Native peoples to counteract one-dimensional stereotypes and to create positive Indigenous role models. In this talk, learn about the ways Matika Wilbur is changing the way we see Native America through her work, including her exhibition, "Natural Wanderment: Stewardship. Sovereignty. Sacredness."

    Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) is one of the nation’s leading photographers, based in the Pacific Northwest. She earned her BFA from Brooks Institute of Photography where she double majored in Advertising and Digital Imaging. Her most recent endeavor, Project 562, has brought Matika to over 500 tribal nations dispersed throughout all 50 U.S. states where she has taken thousands of portraits, and collected hundreds of contemporary narratives from the breadth of Indian Country all in the pursuit of one goal: To Change The Way We See Native America.
    As a former educator, she realized that the representation of Native peoples in media and in learning materials as a "leathered and feathered" dying peoples deeply affected the identity and perceived potential of her students. Thus began Project 562, the mission of which is to photograph and collect stories of Native Americans from each federally-recognized tribe in the United States. Through her lens, we are able to see the vibrancy and diversity of Indian Country and in seeing we challenge stereotypical representations and begin shifting consciousness about contemporary Native America.

    In partnership with the High Desert Museum, Oregon Humanities and Project 562. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

    Matika's photographs will be on exhibit at the High Desert Museum.

    Food and beverages available for purchase. Cafe opens at 5:00 p.m.

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  • Apr 3
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

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

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  • Apr 3
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    2:00 PM - Friday -

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

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  • Apr 4
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    9:00 AM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning February 8th. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Apr 5
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: ANI Inspired Quilt Show by Books to Quilts Reception

    1:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Meet the quilters and celebrate their art inspired by "When All Is Said."

    *ani*

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  • Apr 5
    ONLINE ONLY: The Ballybogs Perform

    3:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Enjoy traditional Irish music with The Ballybogs.

    The Ballybogs play dance music, including jigs and reels, from the 18th and 19th century.The Ballybogs play traditional Irish dance tunes, songs and ballades in Central Oregon. The band began performing at local contradances in 2017, then at pubs, festivals and other venues. Band members include Steve Lundgren, Amanda Wrenn, Jason Herzog, Michael Long, Michele Sims, and Jeff Sims.

    *ani*

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  • Apr 6
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Apr 6
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday -

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

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  • Apr 6
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Monday - Tutor Room

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

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  • Apr 6
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: Question. Persuade. Refer.

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide.

    Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

    Whitney Schumacher is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator and Cassidy Brewin is the Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator of Deschutes County Health Services. The Suicide Prevention Program of Deschutes County Health Services works alongside community members and organizations to reduce suicide attempts and deaths through awareness, education and policy recommendations. Whitney and Cassidy serve on the Leadership Group of the Central Oregon Suicide Prevention Alliance, which develops, implements, and monitors effective programs that promote wellness and prevention of suicide deaths, attempts, and related behaviors. *ani*

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  • Apr 7
    CANCELLED Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time at the Library

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Apr 7
    ONLINE ONLY Literary Trivia

    6:30 PM - Tuesday - Sunriver Brewery Production Facility

    Test your literary trivia knowledge.

    Book geeks and homebodies unite in this literature trivia night brought to you by Deschutes Public Library online. Use the link below to attend the Zoom event, or check Facebook for a live stream.

    This is the trivia night you've been waiting for! Bring your trivia team (up to 6 people), or join a team when you arrive. We'll be testing your combined knowledge in a series of rounds that will touch on general literary and alcohol facts: drinks in our favorite books; characters that loved a good drink; and things authors said while drinking. A little competition is healthy, so grab a drink, pick up a book and get prepping!

    Trivia hosted and judged by Sami Kerzel and Rya Fennewald. Sami Kerzel is a Community Librarian with Deschutes Public Library providing programming and assistance to all ages primarily in the Sunriver area. When not enjoying a good book, Sami cannot stop talking about her last read. Rya Fennewald is a Community Librarian at Deschutes Public Library. She delights in any social gathering that involves an opportunity to talk about her love affair with libraries. She has worked in libraries for the past 12 years and started with Deschutes Public Library in 2017. *ani*

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  • Apr 8
    ONLINE ONLY The Library Book Club at Sunriver

    10:00 AM - Wednesday - Wild Wood Coffee House

    Read and discuss the 2020 A Novel Idea... "When All Is Said" by Anne Griffin virtually online via Zoom. Click the link displayed below to join. About the book:
    At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual - though tonight is anything but usual. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare. Beautifully heart-warming and powerfully felt, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said and done.

    About the Author:
    Anne Griffin was born in Dublin now lives in the heart of Ireland's midlands. An acclaimed short story writer, she is the recipient of the John McGahern award for emerging writers. She was shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing Award, The Sunday Business Post Short Story Competition and The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition. Her work has been published in The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly and others. A graduate of University College Dublin's MA in Creative Writing Program, Griffin is a recipient of an Arts Grant from Westmeath County Council. "When All Is Said" is her first novel. It was a semifinalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut, has been a bestselling novel in Ireland, and recently won the Irish Book Award for Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year.

    *ani*

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  • Apr 8
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: Political Polarization and Civility

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Let’s talk about responding to political polarization.

    We live in interesting times and face increasing divisiveness in our country. The library has created a space to discover where we can agree, where we can compromise, and where we can disagree with civility as we discuss some of the most contentious issues of the day. Join us as we deepen our understanding of issues through discussion with each other.

    Dean Harris is an adjunct instructor of history at Central Oregon Community College. He teaches courses in US history, world history, and European history, and is editor of a collection of essays entitled Multiculturalism from the Margins (1995). Since moving to Oregon in 2007, he has volunteered for the Deschutes County Circuit Court, KPOV-88.9, and Bend Park and Recreation. He enjoys biking and cross-country skiing in his leisure time, and though he still prefers SoCal beaches, is overjoyed to be an Oregonian.

    Tom teaches a variety of sociology courses at Central Oregon Community College. Two areas of particular interest are the examination of and responses to systems producing privilege and inequity and understanding the organization and impact of the culture industries. Regardless of topic, past or present, Tom encourages analysis and empathy to foster understanding.

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  • Apr 8
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

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

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  • Apr 8
    STREAMING ONLY: Irish Soda Bread Workshop

    3:30 PM - Wednesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Learn the step by step process of making soda bread.

    Learn the step by step process of making traditional Irish soda bread for yourself. Discuss the history and importance of soda bread while enjoying a slice of a prepared loaf

    Workshop led by Elizabeth Guerin. Elizabeth lives in Southeast Bend on a small dairy goat farm with her husband John and teaches Spanish at a local elementary school. She also teaches agricultural topics, cheese-, and bread making for several community groups. When not teaching or in the barn she can be found in the kitchen perfecting her love of bread baking.

    *ani* *fbl*

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  • Apr 8
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 9 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

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

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 9 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Apr 8
    CANCELLED Redmond: I'm Game!

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Test out and play a variety of board games at the library! Bring your own or choose from a wide variety of the on-hand collection.

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  • Apr 8
    CANCELLED Wordsmith Wednesdays Literary Open Mic at The Commons

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - CANCELLED

    *CANCELLED*

    A monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday.

    Join us at The Commons, formerly known as Crows Feet Commons Cafe, for a monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday of the month. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read.

    Jason Graham of MOWO has graciously agreed to help facilitate and host this event, though guest presenters may step in from time to time. Poetry, storytelling, jokes, and everything in between are all welcome. Please be mindful of the audience, as this is an all-ages venue.

    Schedule each month looks like this:

    5pm sign ups begin. Each reader is allowed five minutes at the mic. If a readers needs more than five minutes to read or perform a piece, readers may sign up for multiple slots back to back.

    5pm - 6pm "Word Shop Time" meet with others, work your pieces, compare notes. Occasional guest speakers will take over the mic at the end of the night.

    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.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/428898124593551/
    https://www.thecommonsbend.com/events

    The Commons Cafe and Taproom
    875 NW Brooks St
    Bend, OR 97703

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  • Apr 9
    East Bend: Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

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

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

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    Read and discuss "When All Is Said" with friends and neighbors.

    About the book:
    At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual—though tonight is anything but usual. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories—of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice—the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare. Beautifully heart-warming and powerfully felt, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said and done.

    About the Author:
    Anne Griffin was born in Dublin now lives in the heart of Ireland’s midlands. An acclaimed short story writer, she is the recipient of the John McGahern award for emerging writers. She was shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing Award, The Sunday Business Post Short Story Competition and The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition. Her work has been published in The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly and others. A graduate of University College Dublin’s MA in Creative Writing Program, Griffin is a recipient of an Arts Grant from Westmeath County Council. When All Is Said is her first novel. It was a semifinalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut, has been a bestselling novel in Ireland, and recently won the Irish Book Award for Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year.

    *ani*

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  • Apr 9
    CANCELLED The Nonfiction Library Book Club at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Discuss "Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love" by Dani Shapiro

    Spring, 2016. Through a genealogy website to which she had submitted her DNA for analysis, Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. Her entire history crumbled beneath her. This is the story of her quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years, years she had spent writing on themes of identity and family history. She shows that science and technology may have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover.

    Fika Sisters Coffeehouse
    201 E Sun Ranch Drive

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  • Apr 9
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Thursday - Tutor Room

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

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  • Apr 9
    CANCELLED Redmond: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - Thursday -

    Get help with your legal information questions.

    Deschutes Public Library hosts the law library for Deschutes County. A print collection and robust legal databases are housed at the Downtown Bend Library, but we recognize that it’s difficult for many to make the journey into Bend. Instead, law library staff will be available at Redmond Library on the second Thursday of the 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, and provide referrals to appropriate agencies or organizations.

    Library staff may not engage in the practice of law, and are prohibited from interpreting legal materials or giving legal advice.

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  • Apr 9
    CANCELLED A Novel Idea Inspired COCC Art Show Reception at Barber Library

    5:00 PM - Thursday - COCC - Barber Library

    Meet the artists and celebrate their work inspired by "When All is Said." *ani*

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  • Apr 10
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

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

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  • Apr 10
    CANCELLED Redmond: Antidotes to Loneliness and Social Isolation in Later Life

    12:00 PM - Friday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Consider strategies for keeping active and engaged socially in later life.

    Emerging national and international research suggests that loneliness is a growing concern for humans of all ages, so much so that it has been called a public health crisis. While not necessarily a normal part of the aging process in later life, loneliness is particularly harmful for older adults at risk for increased social isolation due to accumulated losses, health challenges, living alone, and lack of resources. In this multi-faceted presentation, we will consider multiple perspectives on the nature and extent of loneliness and social isolation in later life, focusing on powerful, positive strategies for actively engaging in aging and maintaining (and creating!) beneficial connections with others.

    Jennifer Sasser is an educational gerontologist, transdisciplinary scholar, and community activist. She has worked in the field of gerontology for more than half her life, beginning as a nursing assistant and senior citizen advocate before focusing on scholarly inquiry and education. For the past twenty years Sasser has focused inquiry into: areas of creativity in later life; aging and embodiment; transdisciplinary curriculum design; Critical Gerontological theory; and transformational adult learning practices. She served on the Portland Community College Gerontology faculty from 2016 to 2018 and spearheaded the Ending Ageism campaign. *ani*

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  • Apr 10
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    2:00 PM - Friday -

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

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  • Apr 11
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    9:00 AM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning February 8th. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Apr 11
    CANCELLED A Novel Idea Inspired Creativebug Workshop - Stamped Metal Bracelets

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

    Use Creativebug to craft a "When All is Said" inspired creation.

    Ireland is an island 174 miles wide and 302 miles long (about the size of South Carolina). Although small in size, there is something about Ireland that has always inspired amazing art and creativity. From U2 to Ulysses, Irish artists remain some of the most thrilling, daring, and innovative.

    During April, you're invited to explore your own inner artist using Creativebug, DPL's newest database, as a guide. Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. During the class, community librarians will take you on a guided tour of the database and then lead a hands on craft class based on "When All Is Said." All supplies are provided. Registration required.

    *ani*

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  • Apr 11
    STREAMING ONLY Antidotes to Loneliness and Social Isolation in Later Life

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Consider strategies for keeping active and engaged socially in later life.

    Emerging national and international research suggests that loneliness is a growing concern for humans of all ages, so much so that it has been called a public health crisis. While not necessarily a normal part of the aging process in later life, loneliness is particularly harmful for older adults at risk for increased social isolation due to accumulated losses, health challenges, living alone, and lack of resources. In this multi-faceted presentation, we will consider multiple perspectives on the nature and extent of loneliness and social isolation in later life, focusing on powerful, positive strategies for actively engaging in aging and maintaining (and creating!) beneficial connections with others.

    Jennifer Sasser is an educational gerontologist, transdisciplinary scholar, and community activist. She has worked in the field of gerontology for more than half her life, beginning as a nursing assistant and senior citizen advocate before focusing on scholarly inquiry and education. For the past twenty years Sasser has focused inquiry into: areas of creativity in later life; aging and embodiment; transdisciplinary curriculum design; Critical Gerontological theory; and transformational adult learning practices. She served on the Portland Community College Gerontology faculty from 2016 to 2018 and spearheaded the Ending Ageism campaign. *ani* *fbl*

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  • Apr 11
    CANCELLED Redmond: The Ballybogs Perform

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Main Lobby

    Enjoy traditional Irish music with The Ballybogs.

    The Ballybogs play dance music, including jigs and reels, from the 18th and 19th century.

    The Ballybogs play traditional Irish dance tunes, songs and ballades in Central Oregon. The band began performing at local contradances in 2017, then at pubs, festivals and other venues. Band members include Steve Lundgren, Amanda Wrenn, Jason Herzog, Michael Long, Michele Sims, and Jeff Sims.

    *ani*

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

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Apr 13
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday -

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

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  • Apr 13
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Monday - Tutor Room

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

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  • Apr 14
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time at the Library

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Apr 14
    Downtown Bend: Central Oregon Writers Guild - The Virtues of Generative Writing

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Tips to apply generative writing to any of your writing projects.

    Generative writing or prompt writing can be a way to spawn ideas, tap into memory, and develop characters or settings. But too often writers try prompt writing, look at what they have written, and think, “now what?”

    This workshop will explain the origins and theories behind prompt writing, talk about ways to layer prompts to reveal richer content, and offer practice with the technique. Finally, we will explore ways to apply generative writing to new and in-progress writing projects.

    Kristin R. Dorsey is a Professor in Humanities at Central Oregon Community College. She teaches workshops in the community and currently runs a monthly generative writing class through COCC’s Continuing Education class. When she finds time to write, her focus is on hybrid nonfiction, mostly memoir.

    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.

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  • Apr 14
    East Bend: Travels in the Emerald Isle

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    An armchair exploration of Ireland’s countryside, towns, and cities.

    Join us for an armchair exploration of the Emerald Isle with library staff Julie Bowers and Cheri Schmitt. They'll share their recent experiences traveling throughout Ireland’s countryside, towns, and cities. Hear about getting around (by ferry and car), lodging, historical sites, and pubs. Éirinn go Brách!

    Celebrating 15 years with Deschutes Public Library, Julie Bowers is currently a Community Librarian focused on Children's Services. Julie was deeply moved by the natural beauty and astonishingly visible history of Ireland. Currently a Public Service Specialist, Cheri Schmitt has worked at Deschutes Public Library for 30 years. Travelling to Ireland with the women in her family (including her mother, sister, daughter, and niece) enabled them to experience the music, history, and beauty together.

    *ani* *fbl*

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  • Apr 15
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

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

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  • Apr 15
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 9 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

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

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 9 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Apr 15
    Downtown Bend: Death Café

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Eat tasty treats, drink tea, and discuss death in a friendly setting. Ages 16+

    Death Cafés are a growing international movement of people gathering together in a relaxed and safe setting to eat tasty treats, drink tea, and discuss death. Free of agenda or ideology, the aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Not a grief support group, it is no more and no less than a friendly group discussing death. Facilitated by Cheryl Adcox RN, an End of Life Doula and experienced Death Café facilitator.

    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. Along with her service as an End of Life Doula, Cheryl works as a Geriatric Case Manager with Bend Senior Care Management. 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.

    The Death Café model originated in England in 2011 and was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid. In 2012, Lizzie Miles brought the first Death Cafe to the U.S. Since that time there have been over 6,509 Death Cafés in 56 countries. They are always run on a non-profit basis and have no intention of leading its participants to any conclusion, product or course of action. More information on Death Cafés can be found on their website https://deathcafe.com/what/
    *ani*

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  • Apr 16
    East Bend: Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

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

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  • Apr 16
    La Pine: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Read and discussion "When All Is Said" with friends and neighbors.

    About the book:
    At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual - though tonight is anything but usual. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare. Beautifully heart-warming and powerfully felt, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said and done.

    About the Author:
    Anne Griffin was born in Dublin now lives in the heart of Ireland's midlands. An acclaimed short story writer, she is the recipient of the John McGahern award for emerging writers. She was shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing Award, The Sunday Business Post Short Story Competition and The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition. Her work has been published in The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly and others. A graduate of University College Dublin's MA in Creative Writing Program, Griffin is a recipient of an Arts Grant from Westmeath County Council. "When All Is Said" is her first novel. It was a semifinalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut, has been a bestselling novel in Ireland, and recently won the Irish Book Award for Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year.*ani*

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  • Apr 16
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. This month we are reading "When All Is Said" by Anne Griffin. This is the 2020 Novel Idea selection!

    About the book:
    At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual - though tonight is anything but usual. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare. Beautifully heart-warming and powerfully felt, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said and done.

    About the Author:
    Anne Griffin was born in Dublin now lives in the heart of Ireland's midlands. An acclaimed short story writer, she is the recipient of the John McGahern award for emerging writers. She was shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing Award, The Sunday Business Post Short Story Competition and The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition. Her work has been published in The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly and others. A graduate of University College Dublin's MA in Creative Writing Program, Griffin is a recipient of an Arts Grant from Westmeath County Council. "When All Is Said" is her first novel. It was a semifinalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut, has been a bestselling novel in Ireland, and recently won the Irish Book Award for Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year.*ani*

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  • Apr 16
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Thursday - Tutor Room

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

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  • Apr 16
    Sunriver: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - Thursday -

    Get help with your legal information questions.

    Deschutes Public Library hosts the law library for Deschutes County. A print collection and robust legal databases are housed at the Downtown Bend Library, but we recognize that it’s difficult for many to make the journey into Bend. Instead, law library staff will be available at Sunriver Library on the third Thursday of the 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, and provide referrals to appropriate agencies or organizations.

    Library staff may not engage in the practice of law, and are prohibited from interpreting legal materials or giving legal advice.

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  • Apr 16
    Downtown Bend: Deschutes by the Decade - Economic Change and the 1950s

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    The 1950s brought economic change to Deschutes County.

    Around Deschutes County, the 1950s marked a time of economic change. 1950 ended with the Shevlin-Hixon mill’s closure and sale to rival Brooks-Scanlon. Shevlin-Hixon crews felled the last tree on December 12, with the last log sawn and milled on December 26. While Brooks-Scanlon operated beyond the 1950s, over the decade the log trains gave way to log trucks and logging camps were disbanded. The trestle timbers from Shevlin Park were re-milled and used for the expansion of the Bend Library.

    Hollywood came calling in the 1950s. A production company owned in part by Kirk Douglas built “Fort Benham” near Benham Falls, a western movie-style frontier ‘fort’ specifically for the movie Indian Fighter. The movies Tonka and Oregon Passage, as well as episodes of the TV show Have Gun Will Travel, filmed at the fort.

    The Redmond Airport terminal was dedicated in 1950, and in 1951 construction began on Central Oregon District Hospital in Redmond. In 1952, the first traffic lights arrived in Central Oregon. Cable television arrived in fall of 1955; cost of installation was $149.96.

    The Skyliners Ski Club reactivated its membership in 1954, building new ski huts and improving access to skiing at Tumalo Hill. Two members of the Skyliners, Bill Healy and Gene Gillis, thought bigger: Bachelor Butte, which opened October 1958 with one lift, two rope tows, and Egan Lodge. A new economic driver for the region was born, with day lift tickets costing $3, and season passes $50.

    The decade came to an end with drama in the skies: residents were consumed with the news of a UFO sighting over Redmond. The population of Deschutes County has inched up only slightly to 23,100.

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

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  • Apr 17
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

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

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  • Apr 17
    Sunriver: Death Café

    10:30 AM - Friday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Eat tasty treats, drink tea, and discuss death in a friendly setting. Ages 16+

    Death Cafés are a growing international movement of people gathering together in a relaxed and safe setting to eat tasty treats, drink tea, and discuss death. Free of agenda or ideology, the aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Not a grief support group, it is no more and no less than a friendly group discussing death. Facilitated by Cheryl Adcox RN, an End of Life Doula and experienced Death Café facilitator.

    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. Along with her service as an End of Life Doula, Cheryl works as a Geriatric Case Manager with Bend Senior Care Management. 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.

    The Death Café model originated in England in 2011 and was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid. In 2012, Lizzie Miles brought the first Death Cafe to the U.S. Since that time there have been over 6,509 Death Cafés in 56 countries. They are always run on a non-profit basis and have no intention of leading its participants to any conclusion, product or course of action. More information on Death Cafés can be found on their website https://deathcafe.com/what/
    *ani*

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  • Apr 17
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    2:00 PM - Friday -

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

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  • Apr 18
    A Novel Idea Inspired Creativebug Workshop - Create a Lucky Boutonniere

    10:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Use Creativebug to craft a “When All is Said” inspired creation.

    Ireland is an island 174 miles wide and 302 miles long (about the size of South Carolina). Although small in size, there is something about Ireland that has always inspired amazing art and creativity. From U2 to Ulysses, Irish artists remain some of the most thrilling, daring, and innovative.

    During April, you're invited to explore your own inner artist using Creativebug, DPL's newest database, as a guide. Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. During the class, community librarians will take you on a guided tour of the database and then lead a hands on craft class based on “When All Is Said.” All supplies are provided. Registration required.

    *ani*

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  • Apr 18
    Sisters: History, Literature and Memory in 20th-century Ireland

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Examine the intersection of twentieth century Irish politics and literature.

    Ireland is a country whose poets are sometimes rebels and whose rebels often become statesmen. The Easter Rising of 1916 that struck for Irish independence was led by an accomplished poet, Patrick Pearse, and was immortalized by another, the Nobel Laureate William Butler Yeats, who himself later served in the Irish senate. Decades later, the imprisoned IRA gunman Bobby Sands wrote poems and songs from his cell shortly before his death on hunger strike. Politicians of all stripes regularly invoked powerful memories of historic injustices and of the courage and sacrifices of those who came before them while many of the people in their communities struggled to overcome the traumatic history that had shaped their lives. All the while, poets, playwrights and musicians expressed, with sensitivity and nuance, these bitter and often violent political conflicts along with the strength, resilience and humanity of the Irish people who lived through it all. Indeed, throughout the twentieth century politics and literature in Ireland were often so firmly intertwined that it can be a challenge, even now, to differentiate between the two. This lecture focuses on the intersection of history, literature, and memory in Ireland from the first performance in 1902 of W.B. Yeats' controversial play Cathleen ni Houlihan to the Good Friday Peace Agreement in Northern Ireland in 1998.

    David Campion is the Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Associate Professor of History at Lewis & Clark College in Portland where he has taught since 2002. He received his BA in history and English from Georgetown University and his MA and PhD in history from the University of Virginia. His research interests include Modern Britain and Ireland, the British Empire, and Modern South Asia. He has published on such topics as colonial policing in India, Irish nationalism, and decolonization in the British Empire. He has given lectures and taught at universities in the United States, Britain, Ireland, India, Hong Kong and Macau. *ani* *fbl*

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  • Apr 18
    East Bend: Coloring and Conversation

    1:30 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Color along with the monthly Know theme! Coffee and coloring supplies provided.

    Relax your mind and get cozy coloring with other adults. The library will provide all coloring supplies including crayons, markers, pencils, and a variety of coloring books and topics. You can color along with the monthly "Know" theme or choose from a wide variety of coloring books. Coffee is available for free!

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  • Apr 18
    Downtown Bend: Stamped Metal Charm Bracelets

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom * Registration Required

    Use Creativebug to craft a "When All is Said" inspired creation.

    Ireland is an island 174 miles wide and 302 miles long (about the size of South Carolina). Although small in size, there is something about Ireland that has always inspired amazing art and creativity. From U2 to Ulysses, Irish artists remain some of the most thrilling, daring, and innovative.

    During April, you're invited to explore your own inner artist using Creativebug, DPL's newest database, as a guide. Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. During the class, community librarians will take you on a guided tour of the database and then lead a hands on craft class based on "When All Is Said." All supplies are provided. Registration required.

    *ani*

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  • Apr 18
    Redmond: Open Hub Singing Club

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Group singing is one of the most ancient technologies of belonging. Community songleader Ian Carrick loves to help people remember that singing is our birthright by teaching accessible, beautiful aural tradition songs.

    Ian's mission is to reinvigorate our culture with community singing. Somehow we've mostly forgotten that singing 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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  • Apr 19
    Downtown Bend: History, Literature and Memory in 20th-century Ireland

    1:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Examine the intersection of twentieth century Irish politics and literature.

    Ireland is a country whose poets are sometimes rebels and whose rebels often become statesmen. The Easter Rising of 1916 that struck for Irish independence was led by an accomplished poet, Patrick Pearse, and was immortalized by another, the Nobel Laureate William Butler Yeats, who himself later served in the Irish senate. Decades later, the imprisoned IRA gunman Bobby Sands wrote poems and songs from his cell shortly before his death on hunger strike. Politicians of all stripes regularly invoked powerful memories of historic injustices and of the courage and sacrifices of those who came before them while many of the people in their communities struggled to overcome the traumatic history that had shaped their lives. All the while, poets, playwrights and musicians expressed, with sensitivity and nuance, these bitter and often violent political conflicts along with the strength, resilience and humanity of the Irish people who lived through it all. Indeed, throughout the twentieth century politics and literature in Ireland were often so firmly intertwined that it can be a challenge, even now, to differentiate between the two. This lecture focuses on the intersection of history, literature, and memory in Ireland from the first performance in 1902 of W.B. Yeats' controversial play Cathleen ni Houlihan to the Good Friday Peace Agreement in Northern Ireland in 1998.

    David Campion is the Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Associate Professor of History at Lewis & Clark College in Portland where he has taught since 2002. He received his BA in history and English from Georgetown University and his MA and PhD in history from the University of Virginia. His research interests include Modern Britain and Ireland, the British Empire, and Modern South Asia. He has published on such topics as colonial policing in India, Irish nationalism, and decolonization in the British Empire. He has given lectures and taught at universities in the United States, Britain, Ireland, India, Hong Kong and Macau. *ani*

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  • Apr 20
    Downtown Bend: Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Apr 20
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday -

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

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  • Apr 20
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Monday - Tutor Room

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

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  • Apr 20
    Redmond: Travels in the Emerald Isle

    6:30 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    An armchair exploration of Ireland's countryside, towns, and cities.

    Join us for an armchair exploration of the Emerald Isle with library staff Julie Bowers and Cheri Schmitt. They'll share their recent experiences traveling throughout Ireland’s countryside, towns, and cities. Hear about getting around (by ferry and car), lodging, historical sites, and pubs. Éirinn go Brách!

    Celebrating 15 years with Deschutes Public Library, Julie Bowers is currently a Community Librarian focused on Children's Services. Julie was deeply moved by the natural beauty and astonishingly visible history of Ireland. Currently a Public Service Specialist, Cheri Schmitt has worked at Deschutes Public Library for 30 years. Travelling to Ireland with the women in her family (including her mother, sister, daughter, and niece) enabled them to experience the music, history, and beauty together.

    *ani*

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  • Apr 21
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time at the Library

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Apr 21
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Read and discussion "When All Is Said" with friends and neighbors.

    About the book:
    At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual - though tonight is anything but usual. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare. Beautifully heart-warming and powerfully felt, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said and done.

    About the Author:
    Anne Griffin was born in Dublin now lives in the heart of Ireland's midlands. An acclaimed short story writer, she is the recipient of the John McGahern award for emerging writers. She was shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing Award, The Sunday Business Post Short Story Competition and The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition. Her work has been published in The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly and others. A graduate of University College Dublin's MA in Creative Writing Program, Griffin is a recipient of an Arts Grant from Westmeath County Council. "When All Is Said" is her first novel. It was a semifinalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut, has been a bestselling novel in Ireland, and recently won the Irish Book Award for Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year.*ani*

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  • Apr 21
    A Novel Idea Book Discussion at Sunriver Books & Music

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Sunriver Books and Music

    Discuss "When All Is Said" by Anne Griffin with friends and neighbors.

    About the book:
    At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual - though tonight is anything but usual. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare. Beautifully heart-warming and powerfully felt, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said and done.

    About the Author:
    Anne Griffin was born in Dublin now lives in the heart of Ireland's midlands. An acclaimed short story writer, she is the recipient of the John McGahern award for emerging writers. She was shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing Award, The Sunday Business Post Short Story Competition and The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition. Her work has been published in The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly and others. A graduate of University College Dublin's MA in Creative Writing Program, Griffin is a recipient of an Arts Grant from Westmeath County Council. "When All Is Said" is her first novel. It was a semifinalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut, has been a bestselling novel in Ireland, and recently won the Irish Book Award for Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year. *ani*

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  • Apr 21
    CANCELLED A Novel Idea Book Discussion at Paulina Springs Books

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Paulina Springs Books

    Discuss "When All Is Said" by Anne Griffin with friends and neighbors.

    About the book:
    At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual - though tonight is anything but usual. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare. Beautifully heart-warming and powerfully felt, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said and done.

    About the Author:
    Anne Griffin was born in Dublin now lives in the heart of Ireland's midlands. An acclaimed short story writer, she is the recipient of the John McGahern award for emerging writers. She was shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing Award, The Sunday Business Post Short Story Competition and The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition. Her work has been published in The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly and others. A graduate of University College Dublin's MA in Creative Writing Program, Griffin is a recipient of an Arts Grant from Westmeath County Council. "When All Is Said" is her first novel. It was a semifinalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut, has been a bestselling novel in Ireland, and recently won the Irish Book Award for Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year. *ani*

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  • Apr 22
    Downtown Bend: Lunch and Learn for Book Club Leaders

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom * Registration Required

    Create memorable book club experiences for your group.

    In this bi-monthly Lunch and Learn, starting in February and ending in August, you will leave with strategies used by DPL Book Club leaders as well as local book club leaders in the Central Oregon area. Snacks provided. April's program will focus on choosing the perfect book for your group.

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  • Apr 22
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

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

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  • Apr 22
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 9 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

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

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 9 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Apr 22
    Sisters: The Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "When All Is Said" by Anne Griffin

    About the book:
    At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual - though tonight is anything but usual. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare. Beautifully heart-warming and powerfully felt, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said and done.

    About the Author:
    Anne Griffin was born in Dublin now lives in the heart of Ireland's midlands. An acclaimed short story writer, she is the recipient of the John McGahern award for emerging writers. She was shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing Award, The Sunday Business Post Short Story Competition and The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition. Her work has been published in The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly and others. A graduate of University College Dublin's MA in Creative Writing Program, Griffin is a recipient of an Arts Grant from Westmeath County Council. "When All Is Said" is her first novel. It was a semifinalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut, has been a bestselling novel in Ireland, and recently won the Irish Book Award for Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year.*ani*

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  • Apr 22
    Redmond: A Novel Idea Inspired Creativebug Workshop - Creative Bottle Wrapping

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Use Creativebug to craft a “When All is Said” inspired creation.

    Have a special bottle you want to wrap? Bring it!

    Ireland is an island 174 miles wide and 302 miles long (about the size of South Carolina). Although small in size, there is something about Ireland that has always inspired amazing art and creativity. From U2 to Ulysses, Irish artists remain some of the most thrilling, daring, and innovative.

    During April, you're invited to explore your own inner artist using Creativebug, DPL's newest database, as a guide. Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. During the class, community librarians will take you on a guided tour of the database and then lead a hands on craft class based on “When All Is Said.” All supplies are provided. Registration required.

    *ani*

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  • Apr 22
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Memoir As Collage

    6:30 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    In this writing workshop, consider memoir as a collage.

    Memoir as a series of toasts to others: this is the novel idea of "When All Is Said" by Ann Griffin. But what about memoir as a collage? Beth Alvarado leads this memoir workshop in which you will examine the literary collage and how it lends itself to memoir, and why. Participants will generate images and scenes and descriptions - all the bits of memory that reflect a life - and connect them all together.

    Bring a laptop if you can, but paper and pens will do.

    Beth Alvarado's book, "Anxious Attachments," is a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards and was long-listed for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Art of the Essay Award. "Jillian in the Borderlands: A Cycle of Rather Dark Tales," is forthcoming in 2020. Her earlier books are "Anthropologies: A Family Memoir" and "Not a Matter of Love" (Many Voices Prize). Beth lives in Bend, where she is core faculty at OSU-Cascades Low Residency MFA Program. She has just been awarded an Oregon Literary Career Fellowship. *ani*

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  • Apr 23
    East Bend: Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

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

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  • Apr 23
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Thursday - Tutor Room

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

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  • Apr 23
    Sisters: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - Thursday -

    Get help with your legal information questions.

    Deschutes Public Library hosts the law library for Deschutes County. A print collection and robust legal databases are housed at the Downtown Bend Library, but we recognize that it’s difficult for many to make the journey into Bend. Instead, law library staff will be available at Sisters Library on the fourth Thursday of the 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, and provide referrals to appropriate agencies or organizations.

    Library staff may not engage in the practice of law, and are prohibited from interpreting legal materials or giving legal advice.

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  • Apr 23
    Downtown Bend: Irish Soda Bread Workshop

    5:30 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Learn the step by step process of making soda bread.

    Learn the step by step process of making traditional Irish soda bread for yourself. Discuss the history and importance of soda bread while enjoying a slice of a prepared loaf

    Workshop led by Elizabeth Guerin. Elizabeth lives in Southeast Bend on a small dairy goat farm with her husband John and teaches Spanish at a local elementary school. She also teaches agricultural topics, cheese-, and bread making for several community groups. When not teaching or in the barn she can be found in the kitchen perfecting her love of bread baking.

    *ani*

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  • Apr 24
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

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

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  • Apr 24
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    2:00 PM - Friday -

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

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  • Apr 24
    Redmond: Writing a Succesfull Business Plan

    2:30 PM - Friday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Learn strategies to create an effective business plan.

    Are you starting a new business? Facing challenges with your existing business? Looking to expand an existing business? Find out how to clearly communicate your business purpose and secure funding while learning about market sizing, intellectual property, financial projections, business strategy and more. The session is free, but registration required.

    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at http://centraloregon.score.org.

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  • Apr 25
    Redmond: Coloring and Conversation

    9:00 AM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Relax your mind and get cozy coloring with other adults. The library will provide all coloring supplies including crayons, markers, pencils, and a variety of coloring books and topics. Coffee is available for free!

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  • Apr 25
    East Bend: A Novel Idea Inspired Creativebug Workshops - Lucky Boutonniere

    11:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Use Creativebug to craft a "When All is Said" inspired creation.

    Ireland is an island 174 miles wide and 302 miles long (about the size of South Carolina). Although small in size, there is something about Ireland that has always inspired amazing art and creativity. From U2 to Ulysses, Irish artists remain some of the most thrilling, daring, and innovative.

    During April, you're invited to explore your own inner artist using Creativebug, DPL's newest database, as a guide. Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. During the class, community librarians will take you on a guided tour of the database and then lead a hands on craft class based on "When All Is Said." All supplies are provided. Registration required.

    *ani*

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  • Apr 25
    Redmond: Create a Family Tree Using FamilySearch.org

    1:30 PM - Saturday - Silent Reading Room * Registration Required

    Become acquainted with the FamilySearch and start building your family tree. Local expert Ann Amadori will lead you through Become acquainted with the FamilySearch home page, how to get help, start building your family tree, searching for records using the source linker and more if there's time.

    Please bring a laptop. The library will have 5 available.

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  • Apr 25
    East Bend: Community Questions - On The More Than Human World

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Explore our relationship to the natural world through a wider lens during this facilitated conversation.

    Carol Delmonico and Casey Davis facilitate this "listening session" for us to grow our capacity to hear each other. Listening this way helps us build a community, and world, that values all voices. These sessions are rooted in work outlined in "Stoke Your Woke," the interactive, personal growth and community building tool written by Delmonico and illustrated by Davis.

    Carol Delmonico is a curious "truth" seeker, visionary coach, and a mama who has an innate belief in humanity. She is a Cultural Change Agent for these transformative times. She coaches and mentors humans who are open to engaging in fresh perspectives. Get in touch with her at www.caroldelmonico.com

    Casey Davis is a mother, a designer, and a community advocate. She enjoys working collaboratively with creative thinkers to envision and create a world where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive. Check out her design work at www.caseydavisdesign.com and her community building efforts at http://www.bendlivinghood.com

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  • Apr 25
    La Pine: The Ballybogs Perform

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Enjoy traditional Irish music with The Ballybogs.

    The Ballybogs play dance music, including jigs and reels, from the 18th and 19th century.

    The Ballybogs play traditional Irish dance tunes, songs and ballades in Central Oregon. The band began performing at local contradances in 2017, then at pubs, festivals and other venues. Band members include Steve Lundgren, Amanda Wrenn, Jason Herzog, Michael Long, Michele Sims, and Jeff Sims.

    *ani*

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  • Apr 26
    Farm Tour at Rainshadow Organics

    1:00 PM - Sunday - other organization * Registration Required

    Learn all the elements of a local farm.

    Tour Rainshadow Organics Farm: a full-diet, family-owned farm located at 71290 Holmes Road Sisters, Oregon 97759.

    Rainshadow Organics has dozens of varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, and grains, including whole wheat berries and fresh, stone-ground flour. Learn all the elements of the farm including vegetable operation, grain production, and pasture-raised meats of non-gmo fed pork, chicken, eggs, turkeys, and beef.

    Sarahlee Lawrence started Rainshadow Organics in 2010, cultivating the same land she grew up on and that her family has worked since the 1970s. For more information about Rainshadow Organics, including their Sunday Brunch, visit their website https://www.rainshadoworganics.com/
    *ani*

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  • Apr 26
    Distillery Tour and Whiskey Tasting at Oregon Spirit Distillers

    3:00 PM - Sunday - Oregon Spirit Distillers * Registration Required

    Free tour and small tasting at Oregon Spirit Distillers. 21+ only.

    Join us at Oregon Spirit Distillers for a tour of the facility led by a professional distiller, followed by a tasting of award-winning whiskeys in the Tasting Room. 21+ only.

    Oregon Spirit Distillers is proud of each bottle they craft. They take a hands-on approach to all that they do to ensure that they provide their customers with quality product. From selecting locally sourced grain, to placing the Oregon Spirit Distillers medallion on each finished bottle, every bottle has passed through the hands of their distillers.

    Since beginning operation in 2009, their mission has been to use local organic agriculture to make amazing spirits that are true to Oregon's bold and independent spirit.

    Oregon Spirit Distillers specialize in craft whiskeys that are unique, interesting, and outstanding in their class. However, they don't just make award-winning whiskey: they also make a variety of other spirits such as gin and absinthe! Their products can be found across the country, but the best way for their spirits to be enjoyed is at the source.

    Oregon Spirit Distillers
    740 NE 1st St
    Bend, OR 97701 *ani*

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  • Apr 27
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time at the Library

    9:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Apr 27
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday -

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

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  • Apr 27
    Redmond: Thrilling Mysteries Book Club

    11:30 AM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Discussing "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark T. Sullivan.

    Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. Each month we will discuss a different thriller or mystery.

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  • Apr 27
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Monday - Tutor Room

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

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  • Apr 28
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time at the Library

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Apr 28
    Downtown Bend: Demystifying Dyslexia

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Panelists share experiences of living, parenting, and learning with dyslexia.

    Attend a panel discussion by Decoding Dyslexia of Central Oregon that provides a more accurate, myth-free, understanding of dyslexia. Panel will include people with dyslexia, parents of dyslexic kids, and educators who specialize in teaching children with dyslexia.

    Decoding Dyslexia is a parent led grassroots movement for dyslexia. They aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children, and inform policy. *ani* *asl*

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  • Apr 28
    A Novel Idea Book Discussion at Barnes & Noble

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Barnes & Noble

    Read and discussion "When All Is Said" with friends and neighbors.

    About the book:
    At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual - though tonight is anything but usual. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare. Beautifully heart-warming and powerfully felt, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said and done.

    About the Author:
    Anne Griffin was born in Dublin now lives in the heart of Ireland's midlands. An acclaimed short story writer, she is the recipient of the John McGahern award for emerging writers. She was shortlisted for the Hennessey New Irish Writing Award, The Sunday Business Post Short Story Competition and The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition. Her work has been published in The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly and others. A graduate of University College Dublin's MA in Creative Writing Program, Griffin is a recipient of an Arts Grant from Westmeath County Council. When All Is Said is her first novel. It was a semifinalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut, has been a bestselling novel in Ireland, and recently won the Irish Book Award for Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year.

    *ani*

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