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  • Feb 17
    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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  • Feb 17
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose 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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  • Feb 18
    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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  • Feb 18
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean as part of our Author! Author! series.

    About the book:
    On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: it reached two thousand degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? In The Library Book, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries; brings each department of the library to vivid life; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago.

    About the author:
    Susan Orlean’s most recent release is the New York Times bestseller The Library Book, which was named a Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of 2018. She is the author of seven books in total, including Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. Orlean is also a staff writer at The New Yorker.

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  • Feb 19
    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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  • Feb 19
    Downtown Bend: Democracy - We've Got Issues

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Let's talk about Citizens United and money in politics.

    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 the lens of constitutional history and legal rulings. These discussions are guided by constitutional scholar and OSU Professor Emeritus James Foster.

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  • Feb 19
    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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  • Feb 19
    Downtown Bend: The Downtown Sewing Study

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Bring your fresh or unfinished project to work alongside others at DPL's monthly sewing circle.

    The crafty community of Central Oregon is invited to bring both their fresh and unfinished projects to work on alongside others, as well as a skilled professional to help answer questions if needed. All participants must be fairly self-sufficient with the skills needed to work on their chosen project, whether machine or hand sewing.

    Everyone must bring all needed tools and materials for their projects (sewing machines, fabric, scissors, etc.). Irons and ironing boards will be provided.

    Allison Murphy has been sewing for 30 years, 10 of which have been in Bend for her business utilitu sewing + design, which focuses on creating custom and original designs, alterations and repairs, and teaching sewing classes to all ages of learners. She is a founding organizer of the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show (a yearly fundraiser for REALMS Schools since 2010), and helped create the High Fiber Arts Symposium (with Scalehouse in 2016). Allison lives with her husband and two children, along with cats and pigs, with dreams of being off grid in the future (yes, she has a treadle sewing machine for when that time comes).

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  • Feb 19
    Author! Author! Presents: Susan Orlean

    7:00 PM - Wednesday - Bend High School

    Purchase tickets at www.dplfoundation.org

    SUSAN ORLEAN's most recent release is the New York Times bestseller "The Library Book", which was named a Top 10 Book of the Year and a Notable Book of 2018. She is the author of seven books in total, including "Rin Tin Tin" and "The Orchid Thief", which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. Orlean is also a staff writer at The New Yorker.

    The Author! Author! series began in 2012 as a way to expand the literary landscape in Central Oregon while raising funds for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. With best-selling writers visiting for each annual series, Central Oregon has played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes.

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  • Feb 20
    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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  • Feb 20
    La Pine: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean.

    Susan Orlean’s most recent release is the New York Times bestseller "The Library Book", which was named a Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of 2018. She is the author of seven books in total, including "Rin Tin Tin" and "The Orchid Thief", which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. Orlean is also a staff writer at "The New Yorker".

    Susan Orlean’s Author! Author! Presentation will be held at the Bend High School Auditorium on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Author! Author! literary series tickets are available for purchase via the link below.

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  • Feb 20
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose 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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  • Feb 20
    Sunriver: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - Thursday -

    Get help with your legal information needs.

    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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  • Feb 20
    Downtown Bend: Deschutes by the Decade - The Depression and Deschutes County

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Deschutes County endures the great depression in the 1930s.

    A decade shaped by The Great Depression, Deschutes County during the 1930s benefitted from the New Deal in ways that still benefit the community today. The decade was about roads and access—to the forest, river, lakes, and streams. Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Redmond and Camp Sisters completed work on miles of roads into the Deschutes National Forest, as well as construction of the dam for Wickiup Reservoir and the North Canal Unit. It is the decade of the Pet Parade, Bend Water Pageant, the Pine Tavern, and the first permanent home for the Bend Branch of the Library.

    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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  • Feb 20
    Redmond: Landlord-Tenant Law

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

    Legal Aid workshop: landlord-tenant law.

    Lawyers from Legal Aid Services of Central Oregon talk about current Oregon landlord-tenant law. This is a general workshop, presenters are unable to answer questions about specific cases.

    Free, but space is limited and registration is requested.

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

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  • Feb 21
    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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  • Feb 21
    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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  • Feb 22
    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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  • Feb 22
    Redmond: Adult Coloring Club

    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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  • Feb 22
    Sunriver: Know Japan - The Art of Ikebana

    11:00 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Observe the art of Japanese flower arranging.

    Learn about Japanese and Japanese-American history and culture through a live ikebana demonstration in the style of the Toin Misho school. Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging that dates back to the 7th century. There are many schools of ikebana, each school emphasizes their own set of rules and philosophy. The demonstration will cover the fundamentals of ikebana and will feature material found in Central Oregon to highlight how this art form serves as a bridge for cross-cultural understanding.

    Rachel Alm began practicing ikebana in the style of the Toin Misho school at the age of 7 while attending Josui Gakuin, a small Japanese language and culture school in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Toin Misho school was established in Kalihi, Hawaii during the 1970s and is a branch of the Misho School, which was founded in 1807 in Osaka, Japan. She received an advanced certificate in ikebana at the age of 12 after exhibiting her work in Honolulu City Hall. Rachel currently lives in Central Oregon and her style has evolved to adapt her formal ikebana training to capture the unique beauty of the high desert landscape.

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  • Feb 22
    East Bend: Know Japan - The Art of Ikebana

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Observe the art of Japanese flower arranging.

    Learn about Japanese and Japanese-American history and culture through a live ikebana demonstration in the style of the Toin Misho school. Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging that dates back to the 7th century. There are many schools of ikebana, each school emphasizes their own set of rules and philosophy. The demonstration will cover the fundamentals of ikebana and will feature material found in Central Oregon to highlight how this art form serves as a bridge for cross-cultural understanding.

    Rachel Alm began practicing ikebana in the style of the Toin Misho school at the age of 7 while attending Josui Gakuin, a small Japanese language and culture school in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Toin Misho school was established in Kalihi, Hawaii during the 1970s and is a branch of the Misho School, which was founded in 1807 in Osaka, Japan. She received an advanced certificate in ikebana at the age of 12 after exhibiting her work in Honolulu City Hall. Rachel currently lives in Central Oregon and her style has evolved to adapt her formal ikebana training to capture the unique beauty of the high desert landscape.

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  • Feb 22
    Redmond: Soapmaking for Beginners

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Learn together and explore the melt & pour soap-making process.

    Beginners wanted! Learn a new skill, connect, and have a bit of fun at this introductory workshop led by Community Librarian, Graham Fox. In this hands-on workshop, DIY enthusiasts will explore an accelerated soap making technique called "melt & pour". Pick your colors, add fragrance, glitter or bits of dried flora. Discussions will include a brief overview of the history of soap making, various soap making methods, and library resources to encourage future exploration. No skill required.

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  • Feb 23
    Downtown Bend: Know Japan - Day of Remembrance

    1:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Screen "Oregon's Japanese Americans: Beyond the Wire" documentary and discuss the legacy of Executive Order 9066.

    On February 19th, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which gave the U.S. Army the authority to remove civilians from the military zones established in Washington, Oregon, and California during WWII. This led to the forced removal and incarceration of some 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast, who were forced to abandon their jobs, their homes, and their lives to be sent to one of ten concentration camps scattered in desolate, remote regions of the country.

    No Japanese Americans were ever charged, much less convicted, of espionage or sabotage against the United States. Yet they were targeted, rounded up, and imprisoned for years.

    Every February, the Japanese American community commemorates Executive Order 9066 as a reminder of the impact the incarceration experience has had on families, communities, and country. It is an opportunity to educate others on the fragility of civil liberties in times of crisis, and the importance of remaining vigilant in protecting the rights and freedoms of all.

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  • Feb 24
    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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  • Feb 24
    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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  • Feb 24
    Redmond: Thrilling Mysteries Book Club

    11:30 AM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Discuss A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult.

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

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  • Feb 24
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose 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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  • Feb 25
    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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  • Feb 26
    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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  • Feb 26
    Redmond: Know Japan - The Art of Ikebana

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Observe the art of Japanese flower arranging.

    Learn about Japanese and Japanese-American history and culture through a live ikebana demonstration in the style of the Toin Misho school. Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging that dates back to the 7th century. There are many schools of ikebana, each school emphasizes their own set of rules and philosophy. The demonstration will cover the fundamentals of ikebana and will feature material found in Central Oregon to highlight how this art form serves as a bridge for cross-cultural understanding.

    Rachel Alm began practicing ikebana in the style of the Toin Misho school at the age of 7 while attending Josui Gakuin, a small Japanese language and culture school in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Toin Misho school was established in Kalihi, Hawaii during the 1970s and is a branch of the Misho School, which was founded in 1807 in Osaka, Japan. She received an advanced certificate in ikebana at the age of 12 after exhibiting her work in Honolulu City Hall. Rachel currently lives in Central Oregon and her style has evolved to adapt her formal ikebana training to capture the unique beauty of the high desert landscape.

    *fbl*

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  • Feb 26
    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. February's program will focus on organizing your reads: past, future, and present. Learn how to create book lists, add ratings and notes to your reads, and how to use our holds system for maximum success.

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  • Feb 26
    Sunriver: Sunriver Friends of the Library Board Meeting

    12:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Sunriver Friends of the Library Board Meeting.
    Open to all.

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  • Feb 26
    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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  • Feb 26
    Sisters: The Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean.

    Susan Orlean's most recent release is the New York Times bestseller "The Library Book", which was named a Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of 2018. She is the author of seven books in total, including "Rin Tin Tin" and "The Orchid Thief", which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. Orlean is also a staff writer at "The New Yorker".
    Discuss The Library Book by Susan Orlean.

    Susan Orlean's Author! Author! Presentation will be held at the Bend High School Auditorium on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Author! Author! literary series tickets are available for purchase online or in person.

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  • Feb 27
    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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  • Feb 27
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose 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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  • Feb 27
    Sisters: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - Thursday -

    Get help with your legal information needs.

    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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  • Feb 28
    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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  • Feb 28
    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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  • Feb 28
    Leap into the Stars on the SCP Redmond Rooftop

    6:30 PM - Friday - SCP Hotel Redmond

    Spend an hour star gazing at the Redmond Hotel's Rooftop Bar.

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

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  • Feb 29
    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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  • Feb 29
    Downtown Bend: People Not Politicians - Redistricting in Oregon

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room

    Learn what the League is doing to reform redistricting into a fair process for all Oregonians.

    The League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) has joined the People Not Politicians campaign, a diverse coalition made up of all party affiliations, income levels, backgrounds, identities, and all corners of Oregon, to rally for equal, fair and transparent representation at the state and congressional level. Currently, the Oregon legislature is in charge of redrawing district lines. The League is calling for the creation of an independent redistricting commission with strict criteria for drawing district boundaries, which requires an amendment to the Oregon Constitution. The proposed reform takes redistricting out of the hands of partisan politicians and back into the hands of voters to create fair, representative districts. As we approach the 2020 census and the potential of adding a sixth congressional district to Oregon, we need to make sure district boundaries are fair. Learn how districts are currently drawn, what the League is doing to reform redistricting into a fair process for all Oregonians, and how you can get involved. We believe that Oregon voters should be choosing their representatives not representatives choosing their voters.

    The League of Women Voters of the United States supports redistricting reform that promotes a transparent and accountable redistricting processes and to end hyper-partisan practices that don't benefit constituents. The League works in states across the country to pass ballot initiatives to institute independent redistricting commissions. LWVOR is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government in order to build better communities statewide. LWVOR has been involved in every step of the process to establish an independent redistricting commission through advocacy, educational forums, and coalition building and if currently working on an initiative petition campaign to get redistricting reform on the ballot for 2020. *fbl*

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  • Mar 2
    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 2
    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 2
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose 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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  • Mar 3
    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 3
    Sisters: Know Future - Pikas of Local Lava Flows

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Learn about pika populations with an OSU-Cascades researcher.

    American pikas are charismatic inhabitants of talus and rocky outcroppings. Many findings suggest that climate change poses a significant threat to the species due to increasing temperatures and declining snowpack in alpine habitats. However, modern discoveries of pikas in low-elevation lava flows offer a contrasting perspective. Come learn about what pikas are, observed behavioral differences between the two distinct habitats, and the potential future of pika persistence in central Oregon.

    Corrinne Oedekerk is a graduate student at Oregon State University and a research assistant for the Human and Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability (HERS) Lab at OSU-Cascades. She has been a research technician on the American Pika Monitoring Project for three years, examining pika occupancy in low-elevation lava flows in national parks and monuments throughout the intermountain west. Corrinne graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from OSU-Cascades, where she became increasingly passionate about wildlife conservation.
    *fbl*

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  • Mar 3
    East Bend: Know Future -The Electric Future of Cars, Bikes, and Transit

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Learn about what is available now and the role electric vehicles will play in the future.

    Rapid advances over the last 10 years have changed the way we get around. Come join The Environmental Center's Electric Mobility expert, Neil Baunsgard to learn about what is available now and what is yet to come in future electric vehicles.

    Working through The Environmental Center he has spent that last 4 years working to accelerate the adoption of new, clean technology such as LED lighting, Hybrid Water Heaters, and Electric vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

    *asl*

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  • Mar 4
    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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  • Mar 4
    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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  • Mar 4
    Author! Author! Presents: Michael Pollan

    7:00 PM - Wednesday - Bend High School

    Purchase tickets at www.dplfoundation.org

    New York Times bestselling author and journalist MICHAEL POLLAN writes books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. His bestselling books include "The Omnivore’s Dilemma," "The Botany of Desire," "In Defense of Food," and "Food Rules." His most recent book is "How to Change Your Mind."

    The Author! Author! series began in 2012 as a way to expand the literary landscape in Central Oregon while raising funds for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. With best-selling writers visiting for each annual series, Central Oregon has played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes.

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  • Mar 5
    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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  • Mar 5
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose 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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  • Mar 5
    La Pine: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - Thursday -

    Get help with your legal information needs.

    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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  • Mar 5
    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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  • Mar 5
    East Bend: Know Future - Fashion of the Future

    6:30 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    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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  • Mar 6
    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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  • Mar 6
    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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  • Mar 7
    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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  • Mar 7
    LaPine: CreativeClub - Handmade Paper

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Learn together and try a new craft!

    Beginners wanted! Learn a new skill, connect, and have a bit of fun at this introductory workshop. In this hands-on workshop, DIY enthusiasts will learn how to use new and recycled materials to create their own beautiful, handmade paper using simple household items. Create your own colors, and add dried leaves, flower petals, or seeds. Discussions will include a brief overview of the history of paper-making, and library resources to encourage further exploration. No skill required.

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  • Mar 7
    DB: It's a Free Country- Explore the Limitations and Responsibilities of Freedom

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    A facilitated conversation on how we define and experience freedom.

    Ever heard the expression "America: land of the brave and free" or "It's a free country! I can do what I want"? Maybe you think or say these things yourself. But what does it mean to "be free"?

    Join Ann Su for a conversation that explores the impact of culture on how we define, value, and experience freedom personally and in community. Participants will discuss different questions: Does everyone have access to freedom in the same way? What choices come with freedom and what are the responsibilities that accompany those choices? How does the concept of "freedom" play out in a diverse, democratic society?

    Ann Su is passionate about connecting people to their best selves and bridging understanding and connections between people and communities. She has dedicated more than twenty years of her life to working for social, economic, and environmental justice. Currently, she is a public interest attorney, an adjunct assistant professor at Portland State University, and a diversity and leadership consultant. When not working, she loves creating in visual and written mediums, staying active outdoors, and sharing good food and drink with family and friends.

    Su’s program is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, which connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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  • Mar 7
    Redmond: Know Future - Shared History/Tribal History

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Explore the new inclusion of tribal history in Oregon schools.

    What does the future of Oregon look like when our youngest learners are given a more balanced representation of our state history and tribal history to inform their individual and collective identities as Oregonians? The nine federally recognized tribes of Oregon are designing and rolling out curriculum to be utilized by K-12 Oregon schools in order to teach Indigenous knowledge that aligns with state standards and objectives. This invitation to learn Indigenous ways of knowing has come in the form of Senate Bill 13 “Shared History/Tribal History”. Our Oregon schools will adopt and implement new curriculum which will give learners a more culturally relevant and accurate representation of our Indigenous communities and shared history.

    Justine Lowry is a Bend community member of over a decade and adjunct professor at both COCC and OSU Cascades. Her areas of specialization are Art History, K-12 Art Education and Native American Studies. Growing up in Northern California and Southern Oregon, Justine learned about her European and Native American heritage primarily from her grandfather, Leonard Lowry (Hammawi band of Pit River, Maidu and Washoe). As a Hamawwi band of Pit River tribal member, Justine enjoys leading discussions about visual representations of identity and narrative within Indigenous arts. Justine works towards a reflexive approach to teaching the complex history of the colonization of the Americas and a placed-based pedagogy that enriches the lives of learners.

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  • Mar 9
    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 9
    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 9
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose 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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  • Mar 9
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Cultivating a Writing Practice

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

    Learn the foundational tools to develop a consistent writing practice.

    So many of us long to write but don't know where to start or have trouble sticking with it. In this two hour workshop, learn the foundational tools to develop a consistent writing practice. This is an all-levels writing workshop. Content inspired by Natalie Goldberg's best-seller "Writing Down the Bones."

    Bring notebooks, fast writing pens and planners (digital or paper).

    Sarah Sennott Cyr has a background as a journalist, with work published in Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Cosmopolitan, and ARTNews. Sarah began a daily writing practice in 2014 after reading Natalie Goldberg’s "Writing Down the Bones". The breakthrough she experienced from approaching writing as a practice led her to teaching. In 2019, Sarah completed a year-long writing intensive at the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe taught by Natalie Goldberg and Robert Wilder.

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  • Mar 10
    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 10
    Sunriver: Know Future - The Future of Waste in Deschutes County

    12:30 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Learn what we can do to make an impact in reducing waste in our community.

    As more and more people move to Deschutes County, more and more trash is being created for drop off at our nearly full Knott Landfill. Recycling, while an important part of the process, is not the solution to addressing the massive volume of waste in our community. Come learn about what to do to help make an impact to reduce waste in our community. We will address the current state of recycling and how to do it right, but talk more in-depth about other forms of waste diversion and prevention. What can you do to help rather than hinder?

    Ani Kasch is the Rethink Waste Program Manager at The Environmental Center, a local non-profit organization working to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon where she has been educating the community for 2.5 years. She is passionate about waste reduction, especially around wasted food. She is an avid bike commuter and enjoys cooking and eating local food.

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  • Mar 10
    La Pine: Know Future - Pikas of Local Lava Flows

    3:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Learn about pika populations with an OSU-Cascades researcher.

    American pikas are charismatic inhabitants of talus and rocky outcroppings. Many findings suggest that climate change poses a significant threat to the species due to increasing temperatures and declining snowpack in alpine habitats. However, modern discoveries of pikas in low-elevation lava flows offer a contrasting perspective. Come learn about what pikas are, observed behavioral differences between the two distinct habitats, and the potential future of pika persistence in central Oregon.

    Corrinne Oedekerk is a graduate student at Oregon State University and a research assistant for the Human and Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability (HERS) Lab at OSU-Cascades. She has been a research technician on the American Pika Monitoring Project for three years, examining pika occupancy in low-elevation lava flows in national parks and monuments throughout the intermountain west. Corrinne graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from OSU-Cascades, where she became increasingly passionate about wildlife conservation.

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  • Mar 10
    Downtown Bend: Central Oregon Writer's Guild - Writing Unforgettable Characters

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    What your characters need to strike a chord with readers.

    How do you write an unforgettable character? It's a question so complex you might as well ask how to write a good book. That said, there are a number of common factors among characters striking an unforgettable chord with readers. Let’s examine those factors to brainstorm, troubleshoot, and flesh out our main characters, ultimately making them both compelling and memorable in the reader’s mind. Bring your protagonist or antagonist to play with on paper!

    Kat Mattingly holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from U of O and a Master of Arts from Pacific U in Portland. She currently teaches creative writing through Continuing Ed at COCC and is a guest author at local book clubs. Her literary fiction novels with Winter Goose Publishing include: Benjamin, Journey, Olivia’s Ghost, and The Tutor. Short story collection Fractured Hearts includes 4 award-winning stories. Kat’s most recent award is with Writer’s Digest for Flash Fiction. She is published in a dozen anthologies (one poetry) and three print magazines. Kat lives at Eagle Crest Resort.

    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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  • Mar 11
    The Library Book Club at Wild Wood Coffee House

    10:00 AM - Wednesday - Wild Wood Coffee House

    Discuss "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual" by Michael Pollan at Wild Wood Coffee House.

    Wild Wood Coffee House is located across the street from the Sunriver Library at 56870 Venture Ln Suite 106.

    New York Times bestselling author and journalist Michael Pollan writes books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. His bestselling books include "The Omnivore's Dilemma", "The Botany of Desire", "In Defense of Food", and "Food Rules". His most recent book is "How to Change Your Mind".

    Michael Pollan's Author! Author! Presentation will be held at the Bend High School Auditorium on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Author! Author! literary series tickets are available for purchase via the link below.

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  • Mar 11
    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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  • Mar 11
    Sisters: Know Future - The Electric Future of Cars, Bikes, and Transit

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Learn about what is available now and the role electric vehicles will play in the future.

    Rapid advances over the last 10 years have changed the way we get around. Come join The Environmental Center's Electric Mobility expert, Neil Baunsgard to learn about what is available now and what is yet to come in future electric vehicles.

    Working through The Environmental Center he has spent that last 4 years working to accelerate the adoption of new, clean technology such as LED lighting, Hybrid Water Heaters, and Electric vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

    *fbl*

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  • Mar 11
    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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  • Mar 11
    Redmond: I'm Game!

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Try your hand at tabletop games.

    Selections include Carcassonne, Agricola, Clue, Cat Lady, Amazing Maze, Sushi Go, and more. Or bring your own games to share and play!

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  • Mar 11
    Wordsmith Wednesdays Literary Open Mic at The Commons

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - The Commons

    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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  • Mar 12
    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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  • Mar 12
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    This month we are reading "Cooked" by Michael Pollan.

    Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club.

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  • Mar 12
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Discuss "Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan.

    New York Times bestselling author and journalist Michael Pollan writes books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. His bestselling books include "The Omnivore's Dilemma", "The Botany of Desire", "In Defense of Food", and "Food Rules". His most recent book is "How to Change Your Mind".

    Michael Pollan's Author! Author! Presentation will be held at the Bend High School Auditorium on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Author! Author! literary series tickets are available for purchase via the link below.

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  • Mar 12
    The Nonfiction Library Book Club at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Discuss "The Feather Thief" by Kirk Wallace Johnson.
    Fika Sisters Coffeehouse
    201 E Sun Ranch Drive

    On a cool June evening in 2009, twenty-year-old American flutist Edwin Rist grabbed hundreds of bird skins - some collected 150 years earlier - and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? This is the gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice.

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  • Mar 12
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose 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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  • Mar 12
    Redmond: Law Library Office Hours

    4:00 PM - Thursday -

    Get help with your legal information needs.

    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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  • Mar 12
    Downtown Bend: Know Future - Pikas of Local Lava Flows

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Learn about pika populations with an OSU-Cascades researcher.

    American pikas are charismatic inhabitants of talus and rocky outcroppings. Many findings suggest that climate change poses a significant threat to the species due to increasing temperatures and declining snowpack in alpine habitats. However, modern discoveries of pikas in low-elevation lava flows offer a contrasting perspective. Come learn about what pikas are, observed behavioral differences between the two distinct habitats, and the potential future of pika persistence in central Oregon.

    Corrinne Oedekerk is a graduate student at Oregon State University and a research assistant for the Human and Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability (HERS) Lab at OSU-Cascades. She has been a research technician on the American Pika Monitoring Project for three years, examining pika occupancy in low-elevation lava flows in national parks and monuments throughout the intermountain west. Corrinne graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from OSU-Cascades, where she became increasingly passionate about wildlife conservation.

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  • Mar 13
    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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  • Mar 13
    Redmond: Know Future - Central Oregon's Employment Future

    12:00 PM - Friday - Multi-Purpose 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 13
    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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  • Mar 14
    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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  • Mar 14
    CreativeClub: Art Journaling with Cut Paper Collage

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

    Learn together and try a new craft! Registration required.

    Create new ways to art journal through the technique of cut paper.
    "Learn what inspires Mou’s collaged art journal pages, including how she uses color to create emotions, and how she simplifies images to create graphic layouts. Mou shares innovative ways of working with new and familiar materials in order to express yourself vibrantly, and explains how the mundane can become a memory worth saving." - From CreativeBug. Discussions will include a brief overview of the history of paper-collage, and library resources to encourage further exploration.

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  • Mar 14
    East Bend: Know Future - Shared History/Tribal History

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Explore the new inclusion of tribal history in Oregon schools.

    What does the future of Oregon look like when our youngest learners are given a more balanced representation of our state history and tribal history to inform their individual and collective identities as Oregonians? The nine federally recognized tribes of Oregon are designing and rolling out curriculum to be utilized by K-12 Oregon schools in order to teach Indigenous knowledge that aligns with state standards and objectives. This invitation to learn Indigenous ways of knowing has come in the form of Senate Bill 13 “Shared History/Tribal History”. Our Oregon schools will adopt and implement new curriculum which will give learners a more culturally relevant and accurate representation of our Indigenous communities and shared history.

    Justine Lowry is a Bend community member of over a decade and adjunct professor at both COCC and OSU Cascades. Her areas of specialization are Art History, K-12 Art Education and Native American Studies. Growing up in Northern California and Southern Oregon, Justine learned about her European and Native American heritage primarily from her grandfather, Leonard Lowry (Hammawi band of Pit River, Maidu and Washoe). As a Hamawwi band of Pit River tribal member, Justine enjoys leading discussions about visual representations of identity and narrative within Indigenous arts. Justine works towards a reflexive approach to teaching the complex history of the colonization of the Americas and a placed-based pedagogy that enriches the lives of learners.

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  • Mar 15
    Downtown Bend: Know Future - 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

    3:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

    The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

    The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Their vision is a world without Alzheimer's®. The Alzheimer’s Association provides local support and programs to families facing this devastating disease, including free educational programs, support groups and a 24/7 Helpline staffed by master’s level clinicians who can help families navigate a variety of disease-related issues. Visit www.alz.org for more information.

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  • Mar 16
    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 16
    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 16
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    1:30 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose 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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  • Mar 16
    Downtown Bend: Know Future - The Future of Waste in Deschutes County

    7:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Learn what we can do to make an impact in reducing waste in our community.

    As more and more people move to Deschutes County, more and more trash is being created for drop off at our nearly full Knott Landfill. Recycling, while an important part of the process, is not the solution to addressing the massive volume of waste in our community. Come learn about what to do to help make an impact to reduce waste in our community. We will address the current state of recycling and how to do it right, but talk more in-depth about other forms of waste diversion and prevention. What can you do to help rather than hinder?

    Ani Kasch is the Rethink Waste Program Manager at The Environmental Center, a local non-profit organization working to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon where she has been educating the community for 2.5 years. She is passionate about waste reduction, especially around wasted food. She is an avid bike commuter and enjoys cooking and eating local food. *asl*

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  • Mar 17
    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 17
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "How to Change Your Mind" by Michael Pollan as part of our Author! Author! series.

    About the book:About the author:
    New York Times bestselling author and journalist Michael Pollan writes books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. His bestselling books include The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, In Defense of Food, and Food Rules. His most recent book is How to Change Your Mind.

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