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Downtown Bend Library

Downtown Bend

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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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  • Feb 19 2019

    10:15 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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  • Feb 19 2019

    11:00 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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  • Feb 19 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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  • Feb 19 2019

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

    Connect and share safely with friends, groups and businesses.

    More and more people are using social networking to connect with friends and family. We’ll show you how to get the most out of your account while staying safe online.

    Activities will include finding contacts and groups to build your network, adding photos, commenting on and sharing posts. Participants will also learn how to access their security and privacy settings with a discussion of the options.

    Participants will need an active facebook account and the password to get in if using one of our classroom computers.

    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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  • Feb 19 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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  • Feb 19 2019

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - CANCELLED

    Explore what minimalism is, what it isn’t, and how to start.

    Explore what minimalism is, what it isn’t, and how to start with Bend author and editor, Shawn Mihalik.

    Mihalik began embracing the philosophy of minimalism a decade ago, when he first set out on his own and realized he had too much stuff. Around the same time, he was introduced to the growing wave of bloggers in the minimalism movement, including Leo Babauta of Zen Habits, Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist, and then-newcomers Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of TheMinimalists.com.

    In 2013, Mihalik relocated to Missoula, MT, to work with The Minimalists and help organize their Everything That Remains book tour and produce their groundbreaking documentary "Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things." Shawn still regularly works with The Minimalists on a variety of projects.

    Shawn Mihalik is a writer, editor, and (maybe?) photographer. He’s the author of five books--three novels and two novellas--as well as short stories, essays, and journalism.

    Mihalik currently lives in Central Oregon and is the managing editor of Paleo Magazine. An avid lover of all things analogue, he regularly contributes to TheCramped.com. He teaches a popular online writing class, How to Write Better, with his friend Joshua Fields Millburn.http://shawnmihalik.com/
    https://www.theminimalists.com/

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  • Feb 20 2019

    10:15 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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  • Feb 20 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! Stay after to play!

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  • Feb 20 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.com

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  • Feb 20 2019

    2:30 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Solve mysteries and puzzles, bring your sleuthing hats!

    Become a detective during this four week session, using our detective eye we will decode secret messages, spy hidden pictures and much much more. ages 6-9 *Registration required (one registration for all four sessions)

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  • Feb 20 2019

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * Registration Required

    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. 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.

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  • Feb 20 2019

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Ayuda con sus preguntas técnicas. Traiga su propio aparato electrónico. Practique sus habilidades de computación. Resuelva sus problemas técnicos con nuestro personal. Encuentre respuestas a sus preguntas sobre los lectores de libros electrónicos. ¡Gratis y abierto a todo el público! Traiga su propio aparato electrónico. Registración no es requerida.

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  • Feb 20 2019

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

    SCORE Small Business Workshop: Obtaining a Small Business (SBA) Loan.

    If you're starting a business that requires significant financial investment up front, finding a source of funding can be a challenge. Many start-ups and new small businesses often find they may not qualify for a traditional small business bank loan. But there are options! SBA Loan Programs are an alternative to traditional bank loans. SBA has a variety of loan programs, and each is developed to suit individual business needs such as start-up funds, exporting assistance funds, disaster recovery and more. Learn more about securing SBA loans in this program. Free, but space is limited and registration is required.

    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 http://centraloregon.score.org.

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  • Feb 21 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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  • Feb 21 2019

    11:15 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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  • Feb 21 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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  • Feb 21 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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  • Feb 21 2019

    7:00 PM - Thursday - Riverhouse

    Purchase tickets at www.dplfoundation.org for an evening with Colum McCann.

    Colum McCann is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he is the recipient of many international honors, including the National Book Award for his novel "Let the Great World Spin." His book "Transatlantic" was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. McCann is a contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Paris Review.

    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 four best-selling writers visiting with 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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  • Feb 22 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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  • Feb 22 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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  • Feb 23 2019

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Feb 24 2019

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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