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Downtown Bend Library

Downtown Bend

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Sunday12:005:00
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Tuesday9:009:00
Wednesday9:009:00
Thursday9:009:00
Friday9:006:00
Saturday9:006:00

601 N.W. Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703

Phone: (541) 617-7050
Fax: (541) 617-7083

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The Downtown Bend Library was designed by Thomas Hacker and Associates of Portland, Oregon. The two-story, 38,855-square-foot library opened in 1998 and features exposed beams and high ceilings, complemented with eastward-facing windows, looking over Bend’s civic square.

The library’s large children’s area, located on the ground floor, includes an interactive Early Learning Space. You’ll also find a large community space, the Brooks Room, on the first floor that hosts story times for children as well as cultural programs for teens and adults. The second floor of the library houses teen and adult print and digital materials, as well as public computers, a meeting room, and reading and study spaces. Rotating art exhibitions reflect the talent of the local community. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

Upcoming Events

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  • Jan 23 2020

    9:30 AM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes.
    18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes. Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others. 25 min.

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  • Jan 23 2020

    10:30 AM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Tiempo de cuentos interactivo con canciones, rimas y manualidades. Edades 0-5.Traiga a todos su pequeñitos a este tiempo de cuentos que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Todos aprenderán lo divertido que es el tiempo de cuentos con oportunidades para cantar, participar en rimas de movimiento y ser creativos con manualidades. Duración: 25 minutos.
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  • Jan 23 2020

    1:00 PM - Thursday - 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.

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  • Jan 23 2020

    7:00 PM - Thursday - Bend High School

    Purchase tickets at www.dplfoundation.org

    Called “the nation’s premier nature writer” by the San Francisco Chronicle, BARRY LOPEZ has written 17 fiction and non-fiction books, as well as an anthology. His 1986 book "Arctic Dreams" received the National Book Award, and "Of Wolves and Men" (1978) was also a National Book Award finalist. Lopez's other works include "Field Notes", "Resistance", and, his most recent, "Horizon."

    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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  • Jan 24 2020

    10:30 AM - Friday - Brooks Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten. 30 min.

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  • Jan 24 2020

    2:00 PM - Friday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Jan 25 2020

    9:00 AM - Saturday - Ponderosa School Modular

    Friends of the Bend Libraries
    Sale held at Ponderosa Elementary School
    9:00-10:30 a.m. Members only
    10:30-4:00 General Public

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  • Jan 25 2020

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Decrease stress and improve your health in just 20 minutes a day.

    Today's fast-paced world can be chaotic and overwhelming. Discover how you can decrease your stress level, increase your ability to cope with life's demands, and improve your health and longevity in just 20 minutes a day. Practice tools for mindfulness, meditation, and breathing techniques to use at home. Learn how to "Tap away" stress and unhelpful habits.

    Facilitator Tammy Goen helps people decrease stress, anxiety and overwhelm, through personal coaching and energy healing. With a focus on mindfulness, shifting unhelpful thought patterns, and homeopathy she helps them create healthier, more fulfilling lives and slow down the aging process. A Highly Sensitive Person herself, Tammy specializes in work with other HSPs.

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  • Jan 26 2020

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Visit with organizations that need civic-minded individuals.

    Looking for a way to serve your community? Stop by the library and visit with community organizations looking for civic-minded individuals who want to make a positive impact.

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  • Jan 26 2020

    1:00 PM - Sunday - Ponderosa School Modular

    Friends of the Bend Libraries Book Sale
    Ponderosa Elementary School
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Half Price books

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  • Jan 27 2020

    9:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jan 27 2020

    10:00 AM - Monday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Jan 27 2020

    11:30 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    A gentle storytime featuring stories, stretches and stillness
    (ages 3-6)

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  • Jan 28 2020

    10:30 AM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes. 18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes. Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others. 25 min.

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  • Jan 28 2020

    11:30 AM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    A gentle storytime for infant and caregiver. 0-18 mo.

    Babies need to hear stories, right from the beginning. You and your little one will join other families and hear very simple stories, songs and rhymes that will help to build a love of books and words. Only 15 minutes long!

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  • Jan 28 2020

    1:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten. 30 min.

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  • Jan 28 2020

    2:30 PM - Tuesday - Meyer Classroom * Registration Required

    Find and manage documents and photos on your computer.

    Learn the basics of managing files in the Windows 10 environment. Organize your documents and photos using File Explorer and create a system so you can easily save, locate, and move your files on your computer. Also learn how to attach a file to an email and upload photos to your favorite social network.

    This is a hands-on, interactive class. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and internet browser. While the library has laptops, attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and/or a flash drive. Space is limited and registration is requested.

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  • Jan 28 2020

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

    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.

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  • Jan 29 2020

    9:30 AM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes.
    18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes. Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others. 25 min.

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  • Jan 29 2020

    10:30 AM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    A gentle storytime for infant and caregiver. 0-18 mo.

    Babies need to hear stories, right from the beginning. You and your little one will join other families and hear very simple stories, songs and rhymes that will help to build a love of books and words. Only 15 minutes long then stay and play

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  • Jan 29 2020

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Jan 29 2020

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Let's talk about voter suppression and Gerrymandering.

    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.

    James Foster is a founding faculty member of OSU-Cascades. Mr. Foster has taught courses on constitutional law, administrative law, gender and law, and American political thought. He has published articles on legal education, and written about affirmative action, equality debates and the Oregon Judicial Branch. He is co-editor of the book "Governing Through Courts" and co-author of the two-volume "Constitutional Law: Cases in Context." Foster has taught twice in London and in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was book review editor of Legal Studies Forum for ten years, and has served as president of the Pacific Coast Association of pre-law studies and the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association. Since leaving full-time teaching in December 2016, Foster is OSU Professor Emeritus.

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  • Jan 29 2020

    1:30 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    drop in for games, DIY projects, writing; something different each week! ages 6-11

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  • Jan 29 2020

    3:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Games, DIY projects, writing; something different each week! Open to all middle and high school students. Our Tinker Cart with assorted supplies will always be available in addition to the week's planned activity.

    January 29: Ozobot robotics. Learn how to use these tiny, color-chasing robots.

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  • Jan 29 2020

    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.

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Page Last Modified Tuesday, April 30, 2019


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