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Downtown Bend Library

Downtown Bend

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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 31 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    This program will be available Saturday October 31 via YouTube at https://bit.ly/2Yaurca

    Join community librarians for Halloween songs, rhymes, stories and fun! Wear your costume!For more information about early literacy and how to talk, read, rhyme, play and write with your child, visit: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/literacy

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  • Oct 31 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Come in and grab a Creepy Craft kit at any of our library locations during open Saturday hours in October!

    Each kit will come with supplies to make a not-too-spooky craft at home, featuring a new project every week. Kits available while supplies last.

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  • Oct 31 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Sus bibliotecarios bilingües recomiendan un libro nuevo cada semana.Bibliotecarios bilingües Rodrigo y Carly les ayuda a encontrar su próximo libro electrónico o audiolibro. Subrayamos libros que disponibles en la plataforma Hoopla o Libby, para que UD pueda empezar a leer de una vez.
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  • Oct 31 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday - * Registration Required

    This program will be available beginning October 31 at: https://bit.ly/37HW3bM

    Create a unique piece of room décor with this kit-based program.
    Registration required to reserve a program kit; kits are limited supply.

    Did you know DPL has a subscription to CreativeBug that you can access for free with your library card? A wide variety of projects await! For this program we’ll take inspiration from a CreativeBug class to make a fun, seasonal wall hanging. We’ll provide a kit with all the supplies you need to work along with a recorded instructional video. You’ll want to have your library card handy to log in to CreativeBug for the full project experience!

    Registration is required if you’d like a supply kit; the kit will be available to pick up at your preferred library in advance of the program. All kit materials will have been quarantined.

    To view this program, click the link below or type this link into your browser: https://bit.ly/37HW3bM. This link will take you to a playlist where you will find this program and more fun teen programs.

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  • Nov 1 2020

    4:00 PM - Sunday -

    A link to view this program will be available on Sunday, November 1 at 4:00 p.m.

    Anna (Melendez) Johnson discusses the history and traditions of this important holiday celebration.

    In this talk presented by Arizona native, former Bendite and Dia de los Muertos enthusiast Anna (Melendez) Johnson, discover the true meaning behind the traditions of this vibrant and colorful Latin American celebration honoring our beloved who are no longer with us. This is not worshipping the dead; this is a celebration of loved ones and their glorious contribution to who we are today.

    Arizona native Anna Johnson became fascinated by the Dia de los Muertos celebration, regalia and makeup eight years ago when she lived in Oregon. When in college she performed pantomime professionally, so it is not surprising that Anna dresses up and attends Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Arizona. She has won contests for her Catrina look and enjoys taking photos with festival attendees.

    Anna has attended Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Mesa and Sedona and looks forward to the day when we can all gather again to celebrate traditionally. An Arizona State University broadcast journalism graduate, Anna also studied theatre and public communications in college. With over 20 years of experience as a public information specialist and community theatre volunteer (on and off stage), Anna is at her best when learning about or visiting historic buildings and believes everything with age havalue and has a great story to tell. She currently lives in Goodyear, Arizona and is a writer and editor for the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s wildlife conservation magazine Arizona Wildlife Views. *oo*

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  • Nov 2 2020

    10:30 AM - Monday -

    Music and movement to develop literacy skills.  3-5 yrs. Join live via zoom.

    Movement and literacy skills are closely connected.  Your child will hear songs that include singing, dancing, and musical instruments to build motor skills.  30 min.
    Grab a scarf, sock anything to wave around and an instrument. If you don't have an instrument, two spoons or pots and pans work!

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  • Nov 2 2020

    6:00 PM - Monday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning Sunday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m.

    Hear about the origins and processes of A Novel Idea, Deschutes Public Library's community-wide reading project

    As DPLS gets ready to announce the 2021 Novel Idea selection, it's an appropriate time to take a look back and consider where A Novel Idea started, where its been and where it might go.

    Join Chantal Strobel, Liz Goodrich, Ann Malkin, Stacey Donohue and Robert Currie for an inside look at the 18 year old project. Hear how books are selected, how the project has developed over time and some of the team's favorite Novel Idea moments.

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  • Nov 3 2020

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays via YouTube at https://bit.ly/2Yaurca

    Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun!

    Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop with story time!

    For more information about early literacy and how to talk, read, rhyme, play and write with your child, visit: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/literacy

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  • Nov 3 2020

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Learn to create free interactive online forms and surveys that help you collect information for work or school. Join via Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/92044862947
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  • Nov 4 2020

    9:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Pick up your weekly craft or activity kit for children! Kits will vary by week and are good for preschool aged children. Some will be appropriate for younger ages with heavy parent help.

    Supplies are limited and will be first come, first served.

    All supplies are to be taken home, no crafting will be done in the library.

    All kits are created at least a week in advance and not touched in the interim to ensure safety.

    Supplies are limited and will be first come, first served.

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  • Nov 4 2020

    3:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Join us for a live reading of the beginning of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones, one of Oregon’s Battle of the Books titles for the 2020-2021 school year.

    This book is available for checkout via Overdrive, free with your Deschutes Public Library card, or in paper and downloadable audiobook formats.

    Part one of our three part series around Unusual Chickens, a 2020-2021 OBOB selection for grades 3-5.

    Register through the link below.

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  • Nov 4 2020

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Get an online 30-minute consultation with a local lawyer through Zoom conference.

    Lawyers are able to help with general civil-law questions including family law, employment, housing, estate planning and more. We are unable to help with criminal law questions.

    Advance registration is required and appointment times run from 5:30-7:30pm.

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-617-7089.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a rodrigog@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Nov 5 2020

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays via YouTube at https://bit.ly/2Yaurca

    Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun!

    Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop with story time!

    For more information about early literacy and how to talk, read, rhyme, play and write with your child, visit: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/literacy

    *oo*

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  • Nov 5 2020

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    This program will be available beginning November 5 at https://bit.ly/2UXwLkF

    An impactful visual kitchen experiment that will make you OOH and AHH!

    Materials needed: Milk (whole or 2%), food coloring, dishwashing liquid, q-tips.

    To view this program, click the link above or type this link into your browser (https://bit.ly/2UXwLkF). This link will take you to a playlist where you will find this program and more fun family programs.*oo*

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  • Nov 5 2020

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Exprésate creando una obra de arte juntos inspirado por un libro infantil. Toda la familia está invitada.*ls* *oo*

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  • Nov 5 2020

    6:30 PM - Thursday - * Registration Required

    Registered participants will receive a Zoom link the day before the program. Registration closes at that time.

    Enjoy one of the best fermented foods - cheese! - in a whole new way.

    Market of Choice Cheese Steward Chef John Butera will lead participants through a live virtual cheese tasting of five tasty cheeses:

    Humboldt Fog
    Ash-covered soft-ripened goat’s milk cheese from northern California.

    Night Walker
    Aged cow’s milk cheddar bathed in J.Henry & Sons Bourbon from Wisconsin

    Evalon
    An aged Gouda-style raw milk goat cheese from Wisconsin.

    Dorothy’s Keep Dreaming
    Creamy and Tangy bloomy rind cow’s milk cheese from Illinois

    Blue Stilton
    Classic blue veined cheese from EnglandEmail paigef@deschuteslibrary.org for information on how to obtain the cheese tray after registering. Chef John Butera has been a cheese steward at Market of Choice since 2016. Prior to moving to Bend, John was the Director of Dining Services for the Academy Group in Boulder, Colorado and served as managing Chef Instructor for Work Options for Women, an American Culinary Federation Education program based in Denver.

    Market of Choice is a family-owned grocery store based in Oregon.

    From mild to wild, soft to hard, sweet to sharp, we offer something for every mood, recipe and occasion at your Market Cheese Shop. Our expert Cheese Stewards are trained to answer all of your questions about where it comes from, how it’s made and most importantly, how it tastes. It’s an intimate, interactive service you won’t find anywhere else! Check it out at: https://www.marketofchoice.com/cheese/about-cheese-department *zm*

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