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  • Apr 24

    2:00 PM -

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • Apr 26

    4:00 PM - Community Room

    Learn basic watercolor techniques to create your own shark masterpiece. *ani*

  • Apr 29

    10:00 AM - Community Room

    Walk with your neighbors once a week.

    Meet friends and build a new habit in this walking series! Our first meeting will include introductions and safety walking fundamentals. All abilities are welcome. Our number rule is no one will walk alone. Wear supportive walking shoes, breathable clothing, sun protection, and bring your walking sticks if needed. At every meeting, we will warm-up and cool down in the new LaPine Community Room in the Library. During this time, we will introduce a variety of wellness topics like sleep, seasonal eating, and brain health. Books on the topic of the week will be available for checkout.

  • Apr 29

    4:30 PM - Meeting Room

    Bring your imagination to life with 3D pens.

    3Doodlers are 3D pens that use the same technology as 3D printers, but are handheld. Try out this technology by making a spring flower, mushroom decorations, or anything you can imagine! You’ll brainstorm and design your project on paper, then bring it to life with 3Doodlers and biodegradable plastic filament. This program is designed for ages 10-14.

  • May 1

    2:00 PM -

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • May 6

    10:00 AM - Community Room

    Walk with your neighbors once a week.

    Meet friends and build a new habit in this walking series! Our first meeting will include introductions and safety walking fundamentals. All abilities are welcome. Our number rule is no one will walk alone. Wear supportive walking shoes, breathable clothing, sun protection, and bring your walking sticks if needed. At every meeting, we will warm-up and cool down in the new LaPine Community Room in the Library. During this time, we will introduce a variety of wellness topics like sleep, seasonal eating, and brain health. Books on the topic of the week will be available for checkout.

  • May 8

    2:00 PM -

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • May 8

    3:00 PM - Meeting Room

    Learn basic sewing skills and create a felt shark or dolphin. *ani*

  • May 10

    4:30 PM - Brooks Room

    Learn basic watercolor techniques to create your own shark masterpiece.

    *ani*

  • May 10

    6:00 PM - High Desert Music Hall

    Enjoy a documentary about the band Indubious!

    Two brothers, Evan and Spencer Burton, were born with a disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). They persevered to not only survive their illness, but find their purpose while being capitulated onto the world stage as a powerful force for change through their band, Indubious. Indubious began their career in Oregon, and Evan Burton currently resides in Bend as a professional musician.

    Food and drinks available for purchase on site!

    High Desert Music Hall
    818 SW Forest Ave, Redmond, OR 97756

    *Elsa* *Cr* *yani* *ani*

  • May 13

    10:00 AM - Community Room

    Walk with your neighbors once a week.

    Meet friends and build a new habit in this walking series! Our first meeting will include introductions and safety walking fundamentals. All abilities are welcome. Our number rule is no one will walk alone. Wear supportive walking shoes, breathable clothing, sun protection, and bring your walking sticks if needed. At every meeting, we will warm-up and cool down in the new LaPine Community Room in the Library. During this time, we will introduce a variety of wellness topics like sleep, seasonal eating, and brain health. Books on the topic of the week will be available for checkout.

  • May 15

    2:00 PM -

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • May 15

    5:30 PM - Arome

    Learn how your diet can improve your health.

    Eating healthy starts with making smart food choices. Adjusting food recipes according to dietary constraints begins with choosing the freshest ingredients and quality products. Get protein from different sources to maximize nutrients, like lean meats, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, soy products, seafood and eggs. Managing your healthy eating is not as difficult as people imagine. Come check out some healthy recipes using quality protein, produce, spices and oils!

    Instructor Bio:
    Alex Schultz is the Retail Store Manager of Arome here in Redmond. He is a gourmet food enthusiast who graduated from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona with a BS degree in Hospitality Management. Alex managed restaurants and kitchens for over 26 years where he learned many cultural food techniques and recipes. He enjoys learning and sharing his passion for food with everyone.432 SW 6th St, Redmond, OR 97756

    *yani* *ani*

  • May 16

    4:00 PM - Meeting Room

    Discuss No Matter the Distance with friends and neighbors.

    No Matter the Distance tells the story of Penny Rooney, who has cystic fibrosis, which means she has to do breathing treatments to help her lungs work. Some days, it seems like her CF is the only thing Penny knows about herself for sure. From her point of view, everyone around her can make sense of their place in the world. Then during spring break Penny spots something impossible in the creek behind her house: a dolphin, far from its home. As Penny’s CF worsens, she realizes that Rose needs to return to her pod to get better. Will Penny be able to help guide Rose back to the ocean, even if it means losing her friend?

    Cindy Baldwin is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Where the Watermelons Grow, Beginners Welcome, The Stars of Whistling Ridge, and No Matter the Distance (a Junior Library Guild selection). She lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter. *yani* *ani*

  • May 18

    10:00 AM - Brooks Room

    A workshop with No Matter the Distance author Cindy Baldwin!

    Space is limited. Registration is required.

    This workshop is intended for children grades 5-8. Children ages 10 and over may attend without a caregiver.

    In this writing workshop, author Cindy Baldwin will teach students how to use the three parts of a story (beginning, middle, and end) to create strong, exciting stories of their own - based on the same three-act structure that grown-up authors study! After she has shared the secret things every beginning, middle, and end need, she will work with participants to put principles into practice and build a collaborative story.

    Part of the workshop will also be allotted for students to begin their own three-part stories, including a few minutes at the end for any students who wish to share what they’ve written.

    Cindy Baldwin is the author of No Matter the Distance, a Junior Library Guild selection and this year’s A Novel Idea Youth Edition selection. She has also written the critically acclaimed novels Where the Watermelons Grow (an Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor, Indies Introduce title, and Indie Next selection), Beginners Welcome, and The Stars of Whistling Ridge. She lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.

    *Elsa* *Cr* *yani* *ani*

  • May 18

    2:00 PM - Brooks Room

    A presentation from No Matter the Distance author Cindy Baldwin!

    Tickets are not required for this event.

    In this engaging presentation, author Cindy Baldwin will share how growing up with cystic fibrosis (CF) influenced her author journey, teaching her resilience and the true power of books. Through the story of how Cindy became an author, she’ll show how the hardest things in our lives can sometimes lead us to our strongest superpowers.

    Cindy Baldwin is the author of No Matter the Distance, a Junior Library Guild selection and this year’s A Novel Idea Youth selection. She has also written the critically acclaimed novels Where the Watermelons Grow (an Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor, Indies Introduce title, and Indie Next selection), Beginners Welcome, and The Stars of Whistling Ridge. She lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.

    About No Matter the Distance:

    Penny Rooney has cystic fibrosis, which means she has to do breathing treatments to help her lungs work. Some days, it seems like her CF is the only thing Penny knows about herself for sure. From her point of view, everyone around her can make sense of their place in the world. So why can’t Penny even begin to write a poem about herself for school?

    Then, during spring break, Penny spots something impossible in the creek behind her house: a dolphin, far from its home. Penny names the dolphin Rose and feels an immediate bond, since the dolphin is also sick. But as Penny’s CF worsens, she realizes that Rose needs to return to her pod to get better. Will Penny be able to help guide Rose back to the ocean, even if it means losing her friend? *yani* *Elsa* *ani*

  • May 19

    3:00 PM - Sisters Firehouse Community Hall

    Meet "Molly" the Harris's Hawk and learn about falconry.

    Join us as local Sisters falconer, Hank Minor, presents an engaging and informative look at the art and practice of falconry. After a brief history of the sport and the types of raptors, quarry, equipment, and facilities employed, Hank will bring out the star of the show - his female Harris's Hawk and hunting partner, "Molly" - to share stories of hunting with these magnificent birds of prey. Ample time will be allowed for questions from the audience, and photographs are encouraged.

    All ages are welcome! Family friendly event.

    Hank is a licensed Master Falconer, having actively flown hawks on game for the past 15 years. He is a member of the Oregon Falconers Association, and is a past member and President of the New York State Falconry Association. Hank has trained and flown several types of raptors over the years and has hunted his birds in states across the country. He considers his ability to practice falconry a privilege, and looks at each outing with his hawks as an opportunity to learn and to improve his art.

    View Spirit of Central Oregon's video about Hank and Molly here: https://youtu.be/RwzrybCkLnE?si=EDX6f0iKFkCcNSkQ

    Sisters Firehouse Community Hall:
    301 S Elm St, Sisters, OR 97759

    *br* *ani*

  • May 20

    10:00 AM - Community Room

    Walk with your neighbors once a week.

    Meet friends and build a new habit in this walking series! Our first meeting will include introductions and safety walking fundamentals. All abilities are welcome. Our number rule is no one will walk alone. Wear supportive walking shoes, breathable clothing, sun protection, and bring your walking sticks if needed. At every meeting, we will warm-up and cool down in the new LaPine Community Room in the Library. During this time, we will introduce a variety of wellness topics like sleep, seasonal eating, and brain health. Books on the topic of the week will be available for checkout.

  • May 22

    2:00 PM -

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • May 22

    4:00 PM - Community Room

    Pick your favorite herb to transplant and take home!

    Learn about herbs, and transplant your own. You could take basil for a pizza garden, catnip to drive your cat crazy, flowers to support local bees, or many others. This program is intended for middle school aged people.

    If you have or work with a child or adult that is neurodivergent and attending in-person programming is difficult or causes discomfort, please reach out to Josie at josieh@deschuteslibrary.org to request a take-home kit with instructions and materials. We will have a limited number of kits for neurodivergent children as well as autistic or neurodivergent adults that are interested in this program.

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  • Apr 24

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM |

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • Apr 26

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Community Room

    Learn basic watercolor techniques to create your own shark masterpiece. *ani*

  • Apr 29

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Community Room

    Walk with your neighbors once a week.

    Meet friends and build a new habit in this walking series! Our first meeting will include introductions and safety walking fundamentals. All abilities are welcome. Our number rule is no one will walk alone. Wear supportive walking shoes, breathable clothing, sun protection, and bring your walking sticks if needed. At every meeting, we will warm-up and cool down in the new LaPine Community Room in the Library. During this time, we will introduce a variety of wellness topics like sleep, seasonal eating, and brain health. Books on the topic of the week will be available for checkout.

  • Apr 29

    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Meeting Room

    Bring your imagination to life with 3D pens.

    3Doodlers are 3D pens that use the same technology as 3D printers, but are handheld. Try out this technology by making a spring flower, mushroom decorations, or anything you can imagine! You’ll brainstorm and design your project on paper, then bring it to life with 3Doodlers and biodegradable plastic filament. This program is designed for ages 10-14.

  • May 1

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM |

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • May 6

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Community Room

    Walk with your neighbors once a week.

    Meet friends and build a new habit in this walking series! Our first meeting will include introductions and safety walking fundamentals. All abilities are welcome. Our number rule is no one will walk alone. Wear supportive walking shoes, breathable clothing, sun protection, and bring your walking sticks if needed. At every meeting, we will warm-up and cool down in the new LaPine Community Room in the Library. During this time, we will introduce a variety of wellness topics like sleep, seasonal eating, and brain health. Books on the topic of the week will be available for checkout.

  • May 8

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM |

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • May 8

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Meeting Room

    Learn basic sewing skills and create a felt shark or dolphin. *ani*

  • May 10

    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Brooks Room

    Learn basic watercolor techniques to create your own shark masterpiece.

    *ani*

  • May 10

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | High Desert Music Hall

    Enjoy a documentary about the band Indubious!

    Two brothers, Evan and Spencer Burton, were born with a disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). They persevered to not only survive their illness, but find their purpose while being capitulated onto the world stage as a powerful force for change through their band, Indubious. Indubious began their career in Oregon, and Evan Burton currently resides in Bend as a professional musician.

    Food and drinks available for purchase on site!

    High Desert Music Hall
    818 SW Forest Ave, Redmond, OR 97756

    *Elsa* *Cr* *yani* *ani*

  • May 13

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Community Room

    Walk with your neighbors once a week.

    Meet friends and build a new habit in this walking series! Our first meeting will include introductions and safety walking fundamentals. All abilities are welcome. Our number rule is no one will walk alone. Wear supportive walking shoes, breathable clothing, sun protection, and bring your walking sticks if needed. At every meeting, we will warm-up and cool down in the new LaPine Community Room in the Library. During this time, we will introduce a variety of wellness topics like sleep, seasonal eating, and brain health. Books on the topic of the week will be available for checkout.

  • May 15

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM |

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • May 15

    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Arome

    Learn how your diet can improve your health.

    Eating healthy starts with making smart food choices. Adjusting food recipes according to dietary constraints begins with choosing the freshest ingredients and quality products. Get protein from different sources to maximize nutrients, like lean meats, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, soy products, seafood and eggs. Managing your healthy eating is not as difficult as people imagine. Come check out some healthy recipes using quality protein, produce, spices and oils!

    Instructor Bio:
    Alex Schultz is the Retail Store Manager of Arome here in Redmond. He is a gourmet food enthusiast who graduated from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona with a BS degree in Hospitality Management. Alex managed restaurants and kitchens for over 26 years where he learned many cultural food techniques and recipes. He enjoys learning and sharing his passion for food with everyone.432 SW 6th St, Redmond, OR 97756

    *yani* *ani*

  • May 16

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Meeting Room

    Discuss No Matter the Distance with friends and neighbors.

    No Matter the Distance tells the story of Penny Rooney, who has cystic fibrosis, which means she has to do breathing treatments to help her lungs work. Some days, it seems like her CF is the only thing Penny knows about herself for sure. From her point of view, everyone around her can make sense of their place in the world. Then during spring break Penny spots something impossible in the creek behind her house: a dolphin, far from its home. As Penny’s CF worsens, she realizes that Rose needs to return to her pod to get better. Will Penny be able to help guide Rose back to the ocean, even if it means losing her friend?

    Cindy Baldwin is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Where the Watermelons Grow, Beginners Welcome, The Stars of Whistling Ridge, and No Matter the Distance (a Junior Library Guild selection). She lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter. *yani* *ani*

  • May 18

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Brooks Room

    A workshop with No Matter the Distance author Cindy Baldwin!

    Space is limited. Registration is required.

    This workshop is intended for children grades 5-8. Children ages 10 and over may attend without a caregiver.

    In this writing workshop, author Cindy Baldwin will teach students how to use the three parts of a story (beginning, middle, and end) to create strong, exciting stories of their own - based on the same three-act structure that grown-up authors study! After she has shared the secret things every beginning, middle, and end need, she will work with participants to put principles into practice and build a collaborative story.

    Part of the workshop will also be allotted for students to begin their own three-part stories, including a few minutes at the end for any students who wish to share what they’ve written.

    Cindy Baldwin is the author of No Matter the Distance, a Junior Library Guild selection and this year’s A Novel Idea Youth Edition selection. She has also written the critically acclaimed novels Where the Watermelons Grow (an Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor, Indies Introduce title, and Indie Next selection), Beginners Welcome, and The Stars of Whistling Ridge. She lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.

    *Elsa* *Cr* *yani* *ani*

  • May 18

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Brooks Room

    A presentation from No Matter the Distance author Cindy Baldwin!

    Tickets are not required for this event.

    In this engaging presentation, author Cindy Baldwin will share how growing up with cystic fibrosis (CF) influenced her author journey, teaching her resilience and the true power of books. Through the story of how Cindy became an author, she’ll show how the hardest things in our lives can sometimes lead us to our strongest superpowers.

    Cindy Baldwin is the author of No Matter the Distance, a Junior Library Guild selection and this year’s A Novel Idea Youth selection. She has also written the critically acclaimed novels Where the Watermelons Grow (an Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor, Indies Introduce title, and Indie Next selection), Beginners Welcome, and The Stars of Whistling Ridge. She lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.

    About No Matter the Distance:

    Penny Rooney has cystic fibrosis, which means she has to do breathing treatments to help her lungs work. Some days, it seems like her CF is the only thing Penny knows about herself for sure. From her point of view, everyone around her can make sense of their place in the world. So why can’t Penny even begin to write a poem about herself for school?

    Then, during spring break, Penny spots something impossible in the creek behind her house: a dolphin, far from its home. Penny names the dolphin Rose and feels an immediate bond, since the dolphin is also sick. But as Penny’s CF worsens, she realizes that Rose needs to return to her pod to get better. Will Penny be able to help guide Rose back to the ocean, even if it means losing her friend? *yani* *Elsa* *ani*

  • May 19

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Sisters Firehouse Community Hall

    Meet "Molly" the Harris's Hawk and learn about falconry.

    Join us as local Sisters falconer, Hank Minor, presents an engaging and informative look at the art and practice of falconry. After a brief history of the sport and the types of raptors, quarry, equipment, and facilities employed, Hank will bring out the star of the show - his female Harris's Hawk and hunting partner, "Molly" - to share stories of hunting with these magnificent birds of prey. Ample time will be allowed for questions from the audience, and photographs are encouraged.

    All ages are welcome! Family friendly event.

    Hank is a licensed Master Falconer, having actively flown hawks on game for the past 15 years. He is a member of the Oregon Falconers Association, and is a past member and President of the New York State Falconry Association. Hank has trained and flown several types of raptors over the years and has hunted his birds in states across the country. He considers his ability to practice falconry a privilege, and looks at each outing with his hawks as an opportunity to learn and to improve his art.

    View Spirit of Central Oregon's video about Hank and Molly here: https://youtu.be/RwzrybCkLnE?si=EDX6f0iKFkCcNSkQ

    Sisters Firehouse Community Hall:
    301 S Elm St, Sisters, OR 97759

    *br* *ani*

  • May 20

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Community Room

    Walk with your neighbors once a week.

    Meet friends and build a new habit in this walking series! Our first meeting will include introductions and safety walking fundamentals. All abilities are welcome. Our number rule is no one will walk alone. Wear supportive walking shoes, breathable clothing, sun protection, and bring your walking sticks if needed. At every meeting, we will warm-up and cool down in the new LaPine Community Room in the Library. During this time, we will introduce a variety of wellness topics like sleep, seasonal eating, and brain health. Books on the topic of the week will be available for checkout.

  • May 22

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM |

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • May 22

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Community Room

    Pick your favorite herb to transplant and take home!

    Learn about herbs, and transplant your own. You could take basil for a pizza garden, catnip to drive your cat crazy, flowers to support local bees, or many others. This program is intended for middle school aged people.

    If you have or work with a child or adult that is neurodivergent and attending in-person programming is difficult or causes discomfort, please reach out to Josie at josieh@deschuteslibrary.org to request a take-home kit with instructions and materials. We will have a limited number of kits for neurodivergent children as well as autistic or neurodivergent adults that are interested in this program.


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