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Downtown Bend Library

Downtown Bend

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Sunday12:005:00
Monday9:009:00
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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  • Oct 15 2019

    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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  • Oct 15 2019

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

    Use Google Drive to create, save and share files online.

    Just what is the cloud and why would you want to use it? This class will answer those questions and teach you the basics of cloud computing through Google Drive. You will learn how to create and save your files to the cloud and share and collaborate with others.

    Participants must have a google or gmail account prior to class.

    This is a hands-on, interactive class. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and internet browser. The library has laptops available or you can bring your own. Space is limited and registration is requested.

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  • Oct 15 2019

    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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  • Oct 15 2019

    6:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Are you busy during the day? Come to our evening Pajama Party, and bring the whole family! We'll have stories and activities aimed at the early learning needs of 0-5 year olds. Wear your pajamas, if you want to!

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  • Oct 16 2019

    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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  • Oct 16 2019

    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!

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  • Oct 16 2019

    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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  • Oct 16 2019

    1:30 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

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

    This week we will Make-and-take a Kawaii Squishy. Build with marshmallows + more!

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  • Oct 16 2019

    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.

    October 16: Open gaming. Board games, Rubik's cubes, sticker mosaics, and more. Feel free to bring your own game!

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  • Oct 16 2019

    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 10 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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  • Oct 16 2019

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Bring your fresh or unfinished project to work alongside others at DPL's monthly sewing circle.

    The crafty community of Central Oregon is invited to bring both their fresh and unfinished projects to work on alongside others, as well as a skilled professional to help answer questions if needed. All participants must be fairly self-sufficient with the skills needed to work on their chosen project, whether machine or hand sewing.

    Everyone must bring all needed tools and materials for their projects (sewing machines, fabric, scissors, etc.). Irons and ironing boards will be provided.

    Allison Murphy has been sewing for 30 years, 10 of which have been in Bend for her business utilitu sewing + design, which focuses on creating custom and original designs, alterations and repairs, and teaching sewing classes to all ages of learners. She is a founding organizer of the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show (a yearly fundraiser for REALMS Schools since 2010), and helped create the High Fiber Arts Symposium (with Scalehouse in 2016). Allison lives with her husband and two children, along with cats and pigs, with dreams of being off grid in the future (yes, she has a treadle sewing machine for when that time comes).

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  • Oct 16 2019

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    SCORE small business workshop: Choosing a Business Structure

    Sole Proprietorship? LLC? S-corporation? Are you starting a business and unsure of what type of business entity to select? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type? Join fellow entrepreneurs and SCORE mentors to hear local Bend attorney Chris Hatfield explain the differences and how to make the right choice for your situation. The session is free, but registration required. Contact the Downtown Bend Library at 541-617-7080 for more information and registration.

    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 centraloregon.score.org.

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  • Oct 17 2019

    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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  • Oct 17 2019

    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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  • Oct 17 2019

    11:30 AM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Movement and stories to develop skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Movement and literacy skills are closely connected. Your child will hear stories that include singing, and will have the chance to dance, play musical instruments and build motor skills. 30 min.

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  • Oct 17 2019

    2:30 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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  • Oct 17 2019

    6:30 PM - Thursday - Cascades Theatrical

    Find out what happens when an American family meets the ghost of Sir Simon in the play by Tim Kelly, directed by Molly Choate.

    An average American family acquires historic old Canterville Chase - complete with a ghost! Sir Simon, the sporting spirit, succeeds in making life miserable. Then the Americans strike back. Pam and Wendy, daughters of the new owners, attack the poor ghost with cans of hairspray and deodorant! Sir Simon feels this is hardly fair, so he enlists the help of some friends: Hester the Horrid, Lady Joan the Graveless, the Vampire Duchess, and other things that go bump in the night. Life is hectic and fantastically funny around Canterville Chase until the real solution to the problem of the galloping ghost is discovered.

    Cascades Theatrical's All Aspects Teen Theatre provides theatre opportunities to local teens in the areas of acting, directing, designing, writing, and technical applications for the stage. The program appeals to those students who express an interest in the craft. It also aims to develop participants' skills in "all aspects" of the theatre rather than simply the on-stage elements to broaden awareness and understanding of the discipline, while encouraging their creativity and fun. Thanks to patron support, sponsorship and donations the All Aspects Teen Theatre is completely tuition free.

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  • Oct 18 2019

    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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  • Oct 18 2019

    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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  • Oct 20 2019

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

    Develop skills to advance equity and social justice through active allyship.

    During the workshop, participants will examine the history of oppression and racism in Oregon while developing a better understanding of relationships to diverse communities. There will plenty of opportunities to reflect and practice interrupting racist and oppressive remarks.

    Allyship in Action is a collaborative of Central Oregon consultants committed to engaging individuals, organizations, and communities to advance equity and social justice through customized assessment, education, and long-range planning and support.

    Because their collaborators are rooted in Central Oregon, they bring an intimate understanding of local needs and resources as well as the unique dynamics of rural Oregon. Our team includes people of diverse identities and lived experiences, enabling Allyship in Action to bring authentic perspectives to issues of equity and social justice.

    Allyship in Action emerged out of the recognition that Central Oregon businesses, nonprofits, schools, and communities are ready to engage in meaningful equity work, but are often unaware of the rich resources available locally.

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  • Oct 21 2019

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

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  • Oct 21 2019

    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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  • Oct 21 2019

    12:00 PM - Monday - OSU-Cascades Tykeson Hall

    Join us for a conversation with Rich Benjamin, author of "In Search of Whitopia."

    Chances are, you've heard someone say matter-of-fact "Bend doesn't have any diversity." The numbers tell us that isn't true, but it makes it easier for some to dismiss these communities' experiences.

    What larger trends are behind the national news? How are Oregon's communities both a powerful example -- and exception -- to what is going on across the country? During the last presidency, Rich Benjamin packed his bags and embarked a 2-year, 27,000-mile journey to the fastest-growing, whitest communities in America. Join him at this lunch-time discussion about our current society, polarization, and politics.

    This program is in partnership with OSU-Cascades Diversity Committee and Oregon Humanities.

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