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  • Jul 2
    ONLINE ONLY: Trivia with the Librarians

    5:30 PM - Thursday -

    Test your literary knowledge!

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

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  • Jul 5
    ONLY ONLINE: Boots, Bikes, and Boats in Eastern Oregon

    11:00 AM - Sunday -

    ONLINE ONLY
    A link to view this program online will be provided here at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, July 5.

    Explore hiking, biking, and boating options in Eastern Oregon with Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick.

    As Central Oregon’s trails become more and more popular, consider looking east for that next adventure and a sense of solitude. Learn about opportunities in and around the Steens Mountain Wilderness, Fremont-Winema National Forest and John Day River region. Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick will share ideas for your next hiking, biking or boating adventure for an immersive journey into these unique high desert landscapes.

    Renee joined Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) in 2015 to further develop the Oregon Desert Trail. She is responsible for establishing the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail, shaping its future, and inspiring others to get out and explore the high desert as much as possible. In addition, Renee leads ONDA’s independent stewardship program and is working to educate and inspire others to experience our desert landscapes responsibly.

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  • Jul 5
    ONLINE ONLY: Uke Can Do It - Basic Ukulele

    3:00 PM - Sunday -

    A link to view this program online will provided here on Sunday, July 5 at 3:00 p.m.

    For chord chart and music copy and paste this url into your browser
    https://tinyurl.com/y9a4klyv

    Learn to play the ukulele from the comfort of your home in this series of 3 classes with "Ukulele Lady", Cinda Johnson. No musical experience necessary.

    The first of three ukulele tutorials includes tuning uke, string names, finger placement and easy chords. You'll also learn to play three songs.

    Cinda Johnson has been teaching ukulele for over 14 years. She currently does ukulele therapy for seniors at assisted-living homes, retirement homes and hospice facilities. For more than 30 years, Johnson has shared her passion for teaching, performing, magic and music as a children's entertainer. *oo*

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  • Jul 8
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at Sunriver

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Discuss "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Michele Richardson via Zoom. Join the discussion using the link below, with this link https://zoom.us/j/272320347 or Meeting ID 272 320 347.

    From the publisher, "The folds of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything – everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter. Cussy’s not only a book woman, however; she’s also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy’s family or the government’s new book program, and along her treacherous route, Cussy faces doubters at every turn. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the complex and hardscrabble Kentuckians, she’s going to have to confront dangers and prejudice as old as the Appalachias, and suspicion as deep as the holler. Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere – even back home."

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  • Jul 8
    ONLINE ONLY Your Next Book

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Hear from librarians each week with a new book recommendation.

    Community Librarians will help you find new and exciting eBook reading opportunities. Featured books are from the library's Libby and Hoopla apps so you can start reading!

    A link to this online program will be posted here the day of the event.

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  • Jul 8
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Jul 8
    ONLINE ONLY: Civil War Monuments and Legacy of the Lost Cause

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program online will be available on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:00 p.m.

    Murray Godfrey discusses the legacy of and the efforts to remove Civil War monuments.

    As of 2020, there are more than 1,700 public monuments, including over 700 statues of varying size, commemorating the Confederate States of America or its prominent leaders. COCC professor Murray Godfrey will discuss the "Lost Cause" interpretation of Civil War history that largely inspired the construction of these monuments, its lasting legacy, and the efforts in various parts of the country to remove them.

    Murray A. Godfrey is history professor and chair of the World Languages and Cultures department at Central Oregon Community College where he has worked since 2012. He received a Master of Arts degree in History from Texas State University specializing in the history of 17th and 18th century North America. Prior to coming to Central Oregon, Murray previously taught for Austin Community College in Austin, TX and Alamo Community College District in San Antonio, TX. *oo*

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  • Jul 9
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club Redmond

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

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

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  • Jul 9
    ONLINE ONLY Sisters: The Nonfiction Library Book Club

    1:00 PM - Thursday -

    Discussing "Braver Than You Think: Around the World on the Trip of My (mother's) Lifetime" by Maggie Downs online via Zoom. (Available on Hoopla) "zm"
    Please join with the Zoom link below.
    https://zoom.us/j/99156422361Braver Than You Think is the life-affirming story of how Downs, newly married and established in her career as a journalist, quits her job, sells her belongings, and embarks on the solo trip of a lifetime: Her mother's. Over the course of one year backpacking through seventeen countries - visiting all the places her mother, struck with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, cannot visit herself - Maggie faces some of the world's most exotic locales while confronting the slow loss of her mother and the close bond they shared. Interweaving travelogue with memories of her family, Braver Than You Think takes the reader hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, whitewater rafting down the Nile, volunteering at a monkey sanctuary in Bolivia, praying at an ashram in India, and fleeing the Arab Spring in Egypt. By embarking on a global journey, Downs embraces what it means to make every moment count - traveling around the globe and home again, losing a parent while discovering the world.

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  • Jul 9
    Online Only:The Many Faces of Alice - Alice in Wonderland Illustration Over Time

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    Take a look at the evolving illustrations of a beloved literary character. A link to view this program will be available on July 9 at 7:00 p.m.

    Although many people associate "Alice in Wonderland" with the illustrations of John Tenniel or the animation of Walt Disney, Alice is actually one of the most fertile texts for illustration, at least in the world of children's literature. A consideration of these illustrations over time reveals fascinating shifts in social values, attitudes about children, and conceptualizations of Alice herself.

    Kristin R. Dorsey is an Assistant Professor in Humanities at Central Oregon Community College, where she teaches writing and literature courses as well as writing classes and workshops for COCC's Continuing Education program. Outside of the college, she runs writing workshops for teens and works with a variety of Central Oregon writing groups. In the very little leisure time she can scrounge up, she writes short form nonfiction and memoir and dabbles in the art of letterpress. *oo*

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  • Jul 10
    ONLINE ONLY The Library Book Club at Downtown Bend

    12:00 PM - Friday -

    Discuss "Queenie" by Candice Carty-Williams via Zoom. Join us online by copy and pasting the following link: https://zoom.us/j/157999301

    Access the eBook and audiobook via Overdrive/Libby using the link below, or via the Libby app on your mobile device.

    From the publisher, '[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.'--Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You; Bridget Jones's Diary meets Americana in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place. Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she's constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places . . . including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth. As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, 'What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?' -- all of the questions today's woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her. With 'fresh and honest' (Jojo Moyes) prose, Queenie is a remarkably relatable exploration of what it means to be a modern woman searching for meaning in today's world.
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  • Jul 12
    Online Only: Imagining Your Way Through Crisis - Storytelling & the Tarot

    2:00 PM - Sunday - * Registration Required

    A workshop to take your writing to the next level with the Tarot.
    Registered participants will receive a Zoom link the day before the program.

    Learn how to access your creative ability in new ways, inject life and surprising stakes into your work, break through imaginative blocks, and write through (as opposed to going around) crisis using the Tarot. This workshop takes a deep dive into what the Tarot has to offer writers in these unprecedented times of pandemic, police brutality, and protest. This mixed-genre, all-levels workshop includes a basic introduction to the Tarot, generative writing exercises, storytelling tips and tricks, unique Tarot-inspired provocations for creativity in times of crisis, and a discussion of the various ways writers might use the Tarot in their work. This workshop is open to writers at all levels, working in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

    Participants will need something to write with and on.

    Emily Carr writes murder mysteries that turn into love poems that are sometimes (by her McSweeney’s editors, for example) called divorce poems. After she got an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, she took a doctorate in ecopoetics at the University of Calgary. These days, she’s Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the New College of Florida. Her McSweeney’s collection, "whosoever has let a minotaur enter them, or a sonnet--," inspired a beer of the same name, now available at the Ale Apothecary. Emily’s Tarot Romance, "Name Your Bird Without A Gun," is now available from Spork.

    Visit Emily online at http://www.ifshedrawsadoor.com/ and on Instagram @ifshedrawsadoor.

    This is an online presentation held via Zoom. Please arrive early to the Zoom meeting, and make sure you have the latest version of Zoom downloaded prior to the program.

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  • Jul 12
    ONLINE ONLY: Uke Can Do It - Ukulele Made Easy

    3:00 PM - Sunday -

    A link to view this program online will provided here on Sunday, July 12 at 3:00 p.m.

    For chord chart and music copy and paste this url into browser
    https://tinyurl.com/y96anfwy

    Learn to play the ukulele from the comfort of your home in this series of 3 classes with "Ukulele Lady", Cinda Johnson. No musical experience necessary.

    In this second tutorial you will learn more common chords, chord progressions and three new songs.

    Cinda Johnson has been teaching ukulele for over ten years. She currently does ukulele therapy for seniors at assisted-living homes, retirement homes and hospice facilities. For more than 30 years, Johnson has shared her passion for teaching, performing, magic and music as a children's entertainer.

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  • Jul 14
    Online Only: Writers Working - Central Oregon Writers Guild

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    A link to view this program will be provided here Tuesday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m.

    Discover key elements to turn research, interviews, and real-life experience into compelling stories, and find out how to approach editors for publication with Trish Wilkinson, author, coach, and editor.

    Whether you write short stories, magazine articles, or blog posts, or you're working on a full-length memoir or biography, you won't want to miss these "tricks of the trade" that can bring your writing to a new level and get your work out to the world.

    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. *oo*

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  • Jul 14
    ONLINE ONLY: Central Oregon Pollinators

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Explore the delicate and beautiful world of butterflies with Amanda Egertson, Stewardship Director of the Deschutes Land Trust.

    A link to view this program online will be posted here on July 14 at 6:00 p.m.

    Learn about the vibrant diversity of butterflies in our area, how to identify them, their life cycle and other interesting facts, unique features, and what you can do to help protect them. This presentation will captivate you with close up photographs of local butterflies and inspire you to head out in search of these winged wonders.

    Amanda Egertson is the Deschutes Land Trust’s Stewardship Director and oversees the management of all of the Land Trust's protected lands. Amanda has a B.A. in Elementary Education and Music and an M.S. in Animal Ecology, with a research focus on songbirds and butterflies. She leads butterfly tours (often with her kids Lucy and Eli as co-leaders) on Land Trust Preserves and is guiding the Land Trust's work with regional monarch conservation. Prior to joining the Land Trust in 2004, Amanda worked as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Central Oregon Environmental Center and as a naturalist for the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. Amanda is a volunteer at the local Humane Society and at Westside Village Magnet School, and serves as a board member for Western Monarch Advocates. Amanda and her family spend their free time exploring Oregon's great outdoors and snorkeling tropical waters. *oo*

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  • Jul 15
    ONLINE ONLY Your Next Book

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Hear from librarians each week with a new book recommendation.

    Community Librarians will help you find new and exciting eBook reading opportunities. Featured books are from the library's Libby and Hoopla apps so you can start reading!

    A link to this online program will be posted here the day of the event.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 15
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Jul 15
    ONLINE ONLY: Talk Freedom

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Talk Freedom through a variety of media.

    Join in an open discussion of the First Amendment and the Freedom of Speech through the lens of various types of media. Please read, listen, watch or view at least two of the following resources to provide background for our conversation. During our time together we will share the resources we enjoyed, pose questions and discuss our thoughts. Register to attend the Zoom discussion via the link above.

    List of media* (pick 2):
    - Short Story - "6 Tales of Censorship in the Golden Age of Free Speech" (wired, 2018): https://bit.ly/TalesofCensorship
    - Podcast - "The Most Perfect Album: Episode 1" (More Perfect, 2018): https://bit.ly/MorePerfect1 (listen to 00:00-20:30 at least)
    - Spoken Word - "It Ain't Right" (MC Ragtop, 2020): https://bit.ly/MCRagtop
    - Video: "Should Hate Speech Be Protected as Free Speech?" (Above The Noise, 2018): https://bit.ly/HateSpeechProtected
    - Art Collection: Black Power Collection (National Museum of African American History & Culture): https://bit.ly/BlackPowerCollection

    Ground Rules for Discussion**
    1. Have a “kitchen table” conversation - Everyone participates; no one dominates
    2. You do not need to be an expert - Draw on your experiences, views and beliefs.
    3. Keep an open mind - Listen carefully, and try hard to understand the views of others.
    4. Keep the discussion on track - Stick to the topic and questions; try not to ramble.
    5. It is okay to disagree, but don’t be disagreeable - Respond to others with respect and understanding.
    6. Have fun! *These resources were chosen to stimulate discussion, and represent the view of the author and/or publisher.
    **Ground Rules adapted from the "Community Conversation Workbook" by Libraries Transforming Communities.*zm*

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  • Jul 16
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at La Pine

    1:00 PM - Thursday -

    ONLINE ONLY
    A link to view this program online will be provided here at 1:00 p.m. on July 16.

    Discuss "142 Ostriches" by April Davila online using Zoom.

    Checkout your eBook or digital audiobook copy of the July title by clicking on the blue hyperlink below. Hoopla digital titles are "simultaneous" use which means there are no holds, or waiting periods. Read the book in your computer browser, or download the Hoopla app to your smart phone or tablet to read/listen on the go. Need help getting started with the Hoopla app? Contact the presenter.

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  • Jul 16
    ONLINE ONLY: Trivia with the Librarians

    5:30 PM - Thursday -

    Test your literary knowledge!

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

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  • Jul 16
    ONLINE ONLY: Shireen Amini - World Soul Pop Musical Performance

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available on Thursday, July 16th at 6:00 p.m.

    Jam out to Shireen Amini's Conscious Acoustic Soul with World Grooves.

    Shireen Amini is a singer-songwriter based in Bend, Oregon who believes in music as medicine. In addition to her background in ethnomusicology, Afro-Latin percussion, drum circle facilitation, and sound healing, Shireen has been the front-woman for over 7 years of the Latin dance rock band ¡Chiringa! and has spent the last two years returning to her solo singer-songwriter roots, cultivating a rich repertoire of hip, conscious-themed, singalong-style songs often performed in a live looping format. This groove-based world-soul-pop energizes the stories she tells boldly, playfully, and passionately of her personal healing journey and visions for a better world. Her Conscious Acoustic Soul with World Grooves is a musical blend that invites imagining Gloria Estefan meets Nahko & Medicine for the People.

    More information about Shireen Amini can be found at http://shireenaminimusicmedicine.com/ *oo*

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  • Jul 18
    ONLINE ONLY: Microgreens for Beginners

    12:00 PM - Saturday -

    ONLINE ONLY
    A link to view this program online will be provided here at 12:00 p.m. on July 18.

    Learn together and grow your green thumb!

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  • Jul 19
    ONLINE ONLY: Uke Can Do It - Playalong and Singalong With Cinda

    3:00 PM - Sunday -

    A link to view this program online will provided here on Sunday, July 19 at 3:00 p.m.

    For strum patterns and music copy and paste url in browser
    https://tinyurl.com/yb86ozhc

    For addtional music copy and paste url in browser
    https://tinyurl.com/y76ll9ze

    Learn to play the ukulele from the comfort of your home in this series of 3 classes with "Ukulele Lady", Cinda Johnson. No musical experience necessary.

    In this third tutorial you'll have fun jamming on the ukulele and learning five songs, with “tips” of the trade sprinkled throughout.

    Cinda Johnson has been teaching ukulele for over ten years. She currently does ukulele therapy for seniors at assisted-living homes, retirement homes and hospice facilities. For more than 30 years, Johnson has shared her passion for teaching, performing, magic and music as a children's entertainer. *oo*

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  • Jul 21
    ONLINE ONLY East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Discuss "Aloha Rodeo" by David Wolman and Julian Smith online using Zoom. Available as an ebook and digital audiobook on both Hoopla and Overdrive.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link:
    https://zoom.us/j/97571676103

    About the Book:
    The image of the American cowboy brings to mind locations such as Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming, but that list doesn't generally include Hawaii. Wolman and Smith here set the record straight. The book's first part provides a history of Hawaiian cowboys (paniolo), tracing it back to the introduction of cattle to the islands in the late 1700s that, by the mid-1800s, had given birth to a thriving cattle ranching culture. Parallel to this development, the authors describe the changing reputation of Cheyenne, WY, from outlaw outpost to rodeo capital, attracting fans from across the country to its annual Frontier Days. Later chapters continue these two narratives, following the increasing popularity of rodeo events in Hawaii and across the American West. The two worlds gradually come together, culminating with the 1908 Cheyenne Frontier Days debut and triumph of three legendary paniolo: Ikua Purdy, Jack Low, and Archie Ka'au'a. (from Library Journal)

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  • Jul 21
    Online Only: How to Hack a Budget

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - * Registration Required

    Learn easy and sustainable budgeting tips from a financial advisor. Each session is the same. Please register for only one. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link the day prior to the workshop.

    In this workshop-style, hands-on program, you will learn how to:

    Sit down and organize your monthly budget starting from basics
    Learn strategies to manage "more month than money" cash problems
    Discuss strategies to increase extra money in your budget
    Explore proven budgeting styles, tips, and hacks
    Find out how to take your finances to the next level
    Walk away with several free financial resources to guide you on next steps

    Please have the following handy for the workshop:

    A laptop/tablet to take notes and explore websites
    Paystub
    Statements - bank, credit card, auto loan, mortgage, student loans
    Existing budget or whatever you use to organize cash flow currentlyKara Smith is a native Central Oregonian, formerly from Prineville and now residing in Bend, who has turned her love of this area into a passion for helping people obtain financial freedom and plan for their futures.

    Kara is a licensed financial advisor who helps individuals, families, and business owners achieve financial security. Her goal is to help clients make sense of this complicated financial world, so that they can achieve their important financial goals, now and in the future. In her first year with Northwestern Mutual, she was recognized in the top 1% of her national peer group and has subsequently been awarded "Best Year Ever" every year since. Kara operates a comprehensive financial planning practice, including retirement and education planning, as well as life, disability, and long-term care insurance planning. She is well-positioned to serve her clients, with a Bachelor's in Economics from Willamette University's College of Liberal Arts and an MBA with a finance emphasis from Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management, graduating with honors.

    "My mission is to inspire others to dream courageously and live with purpose." - Kara L. Smith, MBA *zm*

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  • Jul 21
    ONLINE ONLY: Community Conversations - Speaking of Race

    5:00 PM - Tuesday - * Registration Required

    How do we talk to each other about race? This conversation will be held via Zoom. Space is limited and registration is required. Zoom invites will be sent out the day prior to the event.

    How can we understand people's lived experiences of systemic racism or privilege? Join us as we seek to understand one another and contemplate our experiences of race in America. Our first virtual Community Conversation (to be held over Zoom) will include discussion among participants, as well as insights from two community members.

    Every quarter we offer a Community Conversation event for community members of all backgrounds to share stories and discuss issues that matter. There's an open feeling of trust and a bubbling up of ideas that break down the silos that are dividing our communities across the country.

    The goal of Community Conversations is to expand our sense of neighborhood - across all economic, political, cultural, and racial boundaries. We believe in the power of connections and friendships to bridge any divides. All of our conversations stem from a strong commitment to curiosity, compassion, and community.

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  • Jul 22
    ONLINE ONLY Your Next Book

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Hear from librarians each week with a new book recommendation.

    Community Librarians will help you find new and exciting eBook reading opportunities. Featured books are from the library's Libby and Hoopla apps so you can start reading!

    A link to this online program will be posted here the day of the event.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 22
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Jul 22
    ONLINE ONLY Sisters: The Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Discussing The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai online via zoom.

    Nguyễn's lyrical, sweeping debut novel (after the poetry collection The Secret of Hoa Sen) chronicles the Tran family through a century of war and renewal. As middle-aged writer Hýõng revisits her native Hanoi in 2012, she reflects on the lessons shared by her late grandmother Diệu Lan ("The challenges faced by Vietnamese people throughout history are as tall as the tallest mountains. If you stand too close, you won't be able to see their peaks") and chronicles their journey of survival during the Vietnam War. Hýõng was 12 when bombs encroached on Hanoi, where she lived with Diệu Lan after her mother, Ngọc, a physician, left to search for her father, a soldier in the NVA. After an evacuation to the mountains, Diệu Lan "opened the door of her childhood" to Huoung with stories of being raised by a wealthy family to pursue an education and resist old customs such as blackening her teeth. Diệu Lan also describes the harrowing truth of the Việt Minh Land Reform, during which her family's land was seized in the spirit of resource distribution, encouraging her to question what she's been taught in schools.
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    Join The Library Book Club online via the zoom link below.
    https://zoom.us/j/95922424438

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  • Jul 22
    Online Only: How to Hack a Budget

    6:30 PM - Wednesday - * Registration Required

    Learn easy and sustainable budgeting tips from a financial advisor. Each session is the same. Please register for only one. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link the day prior to the workshop.

    In this workshop-style, hands-on program, you will learn how to:

    Sit down and organize your monthly budget starting from basics
    Learn strategies to manage "more month than money" cash problems
    Discuss strategies to increase extra money in your budget
    Explore proven budgeting styles, tips, and hacks
    Find out how to take your finances to the next level
    Walk away with several free financial resources to guide you on next steps

    Please have the following handy for the workshop:

    A laptop/tablet to take notes and explore websites
    Paystub
    Statements - bank, credit card, auto loan, mortgage, student loans
    Existing budget or whatever you use to organize cash flow currentlyKara Smith is a native Central Oregonian, formerly from Prineville and now residing in Bend, who has turned her love of this area into a passion for helping people obtain financial freedom and plan for their futures.

    Kara is a licensed financial advisor who helps individuals, families, and business owners achieve financial security. Her goal is to help clients make sense of this complicated financial world, so that they can achieve their important financial goals, now and in the future. In her first year with Northwestern Mutual, she was recognized in the top 1% of her national peer group and has subsequently been awarded "Best Year Ever" every year since. Kara operates a comprehensive financial planning practice, including retirement and education planning, as well as life, disability, and long-term care insurance planning. She is well-positioned to serve her clients, with a Bachelor's in Economics from Willamette University's College of Liberal Arts and an MBA with a finance emphasis from Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management, graduating with honors.

    "My mission is to inspire others to dream courageously and live with purpose." - Kara L. Smith, MBA *zm*

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  • Jul 23
    ONLINE ONLY: Lipbone Redding Musical Performance

    2:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available on Thursday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

    Lipbone Redding shares his voice-strumentalist talents.

    Hailing from North Carolina, Lipbone Redding is an award-winning vocalist, guitar player, voice-strumentalist, storyteller, songwriter, author, teacher and traveler. He is best known for his one-man orchestra show; simultaneously playing, singing and making the instrument sounds with his mouth and without the use of a loop pedal.

    Lipbone incorporates American Roots, Blues and Jazz with world influences including Indian, Middle Eastern, African and Latin styles. An uncanny vocal range, a nylon string guitar, a wooden spoon duct-taped to his foot and a lifetime of stories are all he needs to get the party started. His natural human sounds of throat singing, bass and beat-boxing, and his astonishingly realistic lip-tromboning are a must-experience.

    Theaters, festivals, house concerts and private parties make up the bulk of Lipbone’s schedule of 200 performances per year. Lipbone collaborates regularly and performs often as a special guest.
    In addition to a thriving commercial music career, Lipbone has been an active member of the yoga community, since 2003, performing for classes and offering concerts at healing arts centers around the world. In 2017 he began offering his OmPrana workshop, a 90 minute immersive experience focused on breath, music and meditation.

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  • Jul 27
    ONLINE ONLY: Thrilling Mysteries Book Club

    11:30 AM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    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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  • Jul 28
    ONLINE ONLY: Trail Talk - Moon Pacific Northwest Hiking

    5:00 PM - Tuesday -

    A link to view the program online with be posted here July 28th at 5:00 PM.

    Explore a few less-traveled trails in Southern and Eastern Oregon with Portland author Matthew Wastradowski.

    Portland author Matt Wastradowski will talk about staying safe outdoors, share a few less-traveled trails in southern and eastern Oregon, and detail the surprising history behind some of our favorite outdoor spaces. He'll also offer tips for responsible recreation and planning hikes away from the region's biggest crowds this summer.

    Matt Wastradowski is a travel and outdoors writer based in Portland, Oregon. Whether on assignment or just for fun, chances are good he’s doing something that deepens his passion and enthusiasm for the Beaver State and the broader Pacific Northwest. In recent years, he’s visited more than 250 breweries and cideries, hiked all four corners of Oregon (multiple times over!), and driven roughly 30,000 miles around the region. He’s camped in tents, yurts, and fire lookouts. And he’s spent countless hours exploring seemingly every backcountry road this state has to offer, often with no bars on his iPhone.

    Matt has written for a variety of publications, including Bend Magazine, Outside, REI’s Co-op Blog, Willamette Week, and Northwest Travel & Life. His recent book is "Moon Pacific Northwest Hiking" covering hikes in Washington and Oregon. *oo*

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  • Jul 29
    ONLINE ONLY: Your Next Book

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Hear from librarians each week with a new book recommendation.

    Community Librarians will help you find new and exciting eBook reading opportunities. Featured books are from the library's Libby and Hoopla apps so you can start reading!

    A link to this online program will be posted here the day of the event.

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  • Jul 29
    ONLINE ONLY: Lunch and Learn for Digital Book Club Leaders

    1:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Learn how to create a digital book club using Zoom and discover the perfect book for your group.

    In this monthly lunch and learn you will leave with strategies used by DPL Book Club leaders. July’s program will focus on creating a digital book club using Zoom. Learn how to use Hoopla and discover the perfect book for your group.
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  • Jul 29
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Jul 30
    ONLINE ONLY: DIY Freezer Jam

    1:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available on Thursday, July 30th at 1:00 p.m.

    Make your own delicious strawberry freezer jam at home.

    Oregon Strawberry season is here! Strawberry freezer jam is a quick and easy way to enjoy summer’s wonderful fruit year round. All you need is just a few basic tools, ripe summer fruit, pectin and sugar. This video will show you how to turn your Farmer’s Market finds or your backyard bounty, into a fresh tasting jam that is terrific on toast, as a PB&J, or over ice cream. Once you taste this homemade treat you will never go back to store bought.

    Ahja King is an educator, entrepreneur, gardener, reader, wife and mother of three amazing women. Growing up near the Salinas Valley in California, my mom taught me how to grow, gleen, harvest and preserve as much food as we could. Freezer jams and jellies were my favorite to make and eat. I am going to show you how you can take the rich bounty that is Oregon and make delicious treats for your family and friends. Freezer jam is a way to preserve fruit that doesn’t require high heat and long cooking times so it’s a perfect cooking project to enjoy with kids. *oo*

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  • Jul 30
    ONLINE ONLY Trivia with the Librarians

    5:30 PM - Thursday -

    Test your literary knowledge!

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

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  • Jul 30
    ONLINE ONLY: What's With the Weather?

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available on June 30 at 6:00 p.m.

    What's it like to be a meteorologist? Learn about what it takes to forecast our local weather with KTVZ's Katie Zuniga.

    During this online presentation Katie will take us on a video tour of the studio, talk about common weather events, and discuss what it takes to become a meteorologist.

    Before working in journalism Katie ran a wedding and event planning company for 10 years. She became a regular guest on a morning news show, talking about wedding trends and planning at which point she went back to school to study broadcast journalism. Not long after she started at KTVZ, Katie began training under Chief Meteorologist Bob Shaw to be a weather anchor fill-in. It didn't take long for her to realize that she loved the weather. In the fall of 2019, Katie returned to school, in the online program at Mississippi State University. She is scheduled to graduate in 2022 with a BS in Operation and Broadcast Meteorology.

    Katie was born in Oregon. She and her husband have lived all over the world but returned to the Pacific Northwest and settled in Bend where they are raising two sons. In the summer, you can find Katie and her family kayaking, camping and gardening. In the winter, they love to hit the slopes, and you will often find her with a latte and a sewing machine or knitting needles in hand.

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