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Downtown Bend Library

Downtown Bend

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Sunday12:005:00
Monday10:008:00
Tuesday10:008:00
Wednesday10:008:00
Thursday10:006:00
Friday10:006:00
Saturday12:005:00

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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  • Jun 27 2019

    10:15 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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  • Jun 27 2019

    1:30 PM - Thursday - 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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  • Jun 27 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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  • Jun 27 2019

    2:30 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Greetings, Earthlings! We have come to invade your planet! Protect your planet and learn more about us with some amusing play and scientific exploration. Ages 6-11.

    Calling all explorers of the unknown! A recent sighting of an extraterrestrial being has been spotted lurking around Central Oregon and we must investigate. Did they come in Peace? Do they want us for dinner and what is that glowing gloop they sometime bring. The possibilities are endless and imaginations can take us anywhere.

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  • Jun 28 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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  • Jun 28 2019

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    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.com

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  • Jul 1 2019

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    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.com

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  • Jul 1 2019

    10:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

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  • Jul 1 2019

    3:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Blast off with this space themed mixed media workshop. Registration required.

    Play with local paper cut artist Carly Garzon Vargas. You'll use a variety of materials to create an original piece that is out of this world.

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  • Jul 2 2019

    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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  • Jul 2 2019

    11:00 AM - Tuesday - Tower Theatre

    Screen E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial as part of Summer Reading.Directed by Steven Spielberg, this 1982 science fiction classic tells the tale of an unlikely friendship between a boy and an extraterrestrial stranded on Earth.

    Thanks to generous sponsorships from Roundabout Books and the Tower Theatre Foundation, all movie screenings are free and open to space enthusiasts of all ages. Concessions available for sale and tours of the theatre will be offered after each movie.

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  • Jul 2 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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  • Jul 3 2019

    10:30 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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  • Jul 3 2019

    11:30 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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  • Jul 3 2019

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    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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  • Jul 3 2019

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor

    PROGRAM CANCELLED DUE TO JULY 4TH HOLIDAY.

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 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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  • Jul 3 2019

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Enjoy a thoughtful selection of material accompanied by guitarist, Dorian Michael.

    Performing an atmospheric blend of eclectic, old soul, jazz & blues, Nicole Stromsoe's voice has been described as nourishing, sensual, and rich in quality. With clarity and presence, she shapes a distinctive experience for her listeners; expressed from a resounding source of emotional intelligence.
    Expect to hear a thoughtful selection of material accompanied by contemporary finger style guitarist, Dorian Michael. Material genre ranges from jazz, blues, folk, originals and obscure covers.

    Nicole is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music (Boston), and has studied the voice intensively for 15 years.

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