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Classes at the Library

The Deschutes Public Library offers free, hands on computer classes on variety of topics. Class size and topics vary based on library facilities and community demand.

The Deschutes Public Library offers free, hands on computer classes on variety of topics. Class size and topics vary based on library facilities and community demand.

In addition to formal classes, the library offers open computer labs where community members can drop in to ask specific technology questions or practice computer skills.

Sign-up for classes online, at your local library, or call one of the following numbers:

  • Bend: 541-617-7080
  • La Pine: 541-312-1090
  • Redmond: 541-312-1050
  • Sisters: 541-312-1070
  • Sunriver: 541-312-1080

Classes Coming Up in the Next 30 Days

Visit the online calendar for a complete listing.

Narrow Class list by library:

  • Oct 26
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Lobby Tutor Room

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.
    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 2
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer or smartphone skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Nov 2
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Lobby Tutor Room

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.
    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 4
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Meyer Classroom

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 9
    ONLINE ONLY: Introduction to Finding Grants

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM |

    Tips, plus an introduction to the Foundation Directory.

    Introduction to Finding Grants provides an overview of the funding research process for nonprofits seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. Participants will learn tips on how best to identify funding sources for nonprofit organizations, highlighting the electronic and print resources available for free at Deschutes Public Library.

    This workshop incudes a demonstration of the Foundation Directory, the premiere searchable database that provides information on more than 165,000 grantmakers and over 16 million grant records.

    Registration is required for this Zoom webinar. The link to the workshop will be sent to participants the day before the session.

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  • Nov 9
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer or smartphone skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Nov 9
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Lobby Tutor Room

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.
    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 11
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Meyer Classroom

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 16
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer or smartphone skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Nov 16
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Lobby Tutor Room

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.
    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 17
    ONLINE ONLY: SCORE Workshop: Business Financing: Preparing to Meet Your Banker

    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM |

    Investing only your own funds into your business can be limiting, financing for new and existing businesses is also common. In this session, you will learn how you can strategically acquire additional capital to leverage in getting your business to the next level.

    Being prepared determines if and how quickly you can acquire financing. This session covers: the current lending landscape; the 5 C’s of lending; some basics of your business plan; financial projections; and the importance of your work experience.

    The Central Oregon community has many resources available for business owners and we will review some of those opportunities as well.

    The session is free, but registration required. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the workshop.

    Patrick Germick has been in the financing world for over 30 years. He has been a small business owner and understands the complications of time and investment to arrive at success. He currently is with Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC.ORG) and works in the lending department managing the revolving loan funds for the EDA and USDA small business lending program.

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

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  • Nov 18
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Meyer Classroom

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 23
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer or smartphone skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Nov 30
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer or smartphone skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Nov 30
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Lobby Tutor Room

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.
    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Dec 7
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer or smartphone skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Dec 7
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Lobby Tutor Room

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.
    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

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