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Chapters - Deschutes Public Library News January 2012  

A Novel Idea... Unveiled!

Who will it be? Save the date for Friday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bend Public Library and be the first to know the 2012 A Novel Idea selection!

This festive event is free and open to the public. Enjoy an evening in the Library with some delicious appetizers and a no-host bar. Books will be available to check-out and download that evening!

Find out more about A Novel Idea... and view images and videos from past events at

Civil War Series Kicks Off

Let's Talk About It:  Making Sense of the American Civil War Deschutes Public Library wants to hear your family’s Civil War story! The American Civil War remains one of the most relevant events in our collective memory. For every American lost or wounded during the war there is a story to be told and a memory to be shared. You are invited to visit the Civil War web site at DPLS and submit your family’s Civil War stories by clicking on the Share Your Story link. On the web site, you can explore more about the literary voices, people, places, and leaders of the Civil War, other Civil War resources and the upcoming “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War” series.

The five part reading and discussion series, funded by the ALA and NEH, focuses on three books: “March,” by Geraldine Brooks, “Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam,” by James McPherson, and “America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries,” edited by Edward L. Ayers. Series materials will be available for participants. The discussions will be led by local scholar, Annemarie Hamlin.

The series kicks off on Sunday, January 8th at 2:00 pm in the Brooks Room with music, poetry, and local reenactors from that tragic and defining period of our nation’s history.

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Visit the book store in the Redmond Public Library or call 541-312-1050.

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Friends of the Sunriver Area Library
Contact Jayne Meister at 541-593-7469.

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