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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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  • Jun 24 2021

    All Day - Thursday -

    Drop in to any of our DPL locations and grab your Write-On! swag bag full of must-have writing essentials for journaling. These bags are loaded with supplies to help you get your journaling write-on for summer break and beyond.

    Write-On! bags are available for teens Tuesday, June 22nd through Saturday, June 26th during open hours at all Deschutes Public Library locations, while supplies last.

    #DPLTeensWriteOn
    Share your writing @deschuteslibrary #DPLTeensWriteOn or email your book reviews, poems and more to Community Librarians, Paige and Sami.
    paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org
    samik@deschuteslibrary.org

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  • Jun 24 2021

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, and movement.
    This video will premiere live on Facebook at 10:00 a.m.; visit www.facebook.com/deschuteslibrary to tune in.” 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. Fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes

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  • Jun 24 2021

    3:00 PM - Thursday -

    View this presentation on Youtube: https://youtu.be/WatWawfzKkc

    Fire up the grill to make this summery BBQ roasted beet salad on a bed of arugula & goat cheese with a charred citrus vinaigrette.

    Ahja King is an educator, entrepreneur, gardener, reader, wife and mother of three amazing women. Growing up near the Salinas Valley in California, her mom taught her how to grow, glean, harvest and preserve as much food as possible.ROASTED BEET AND ARUGALA SALAD WITH GRILLED CITRUS VINAIGRETTE
    RECIPE & DIRECTIONS:

    SALAD INGREDIENTS:
    1 bunch beets(4-5 beets per bunch)
    10 oz fresh arugula or other tender greens
    ½ cup goat cheese
    ¼ cup pine nuts - toasted

    GRILLED CITRUS VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS:
    Juice of two grilled lemons
    Juice of one grilled orange
    ½ minced shallot
    1 ½ Tbsp white vinegar
    ¾ cup olive oil
    2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Optional ingredient: zest of one lemon

    DIRECTIONS:
    STEP ONE - PREPARE THE BEETS:
    1. Cut the leaf end off the beets and wash the beets thoroughly under cold water.
    2. Slice large beets into fourths, smaller beest can be sliced in half or left whole.
    3. Toss sliced beets with about 2 Tbsp olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
    4. Wrap beets, tightly, in aluminum foil and bake 425 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes. Alternately you can place foil packet on a medium hot grill and cook till done.
    6. When beets are done cooking, unwrap and let them sit till cool enough to handle.
    7. Use your fingers to rub off the outer skin. They should slip right off.
    8. Use gloves if you don't want your fingers to get stained.
    9. Slice into smaller pieces and set aside.

    STEP TWO - PREPARE THE VINAIGRETTE:
    1. While the beets are cooking, slice the lemons and orange in half and place, cut side down, on a hot grill.
    2. You will want to grill the citrus till the cut side is all nice and delicately charred.
    3. Remove from heat and let sit until cool enough to handle.
    4. Once the citrus is cool, extract the juice (watch out for the seeds!)
    5. Combine grilled citrus juice along with all the other vinaigrette ingredients in a mason jar. Screw the lid on tight and give a good shake to combine.
    6. If you want to include the lemon zest, take the zest off the lemon before grilling. *oo*

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  • Jun 25 2021

    All Day - Friday -

    Drop in to any of our DPL locations and grab your Write-On! swag bag full of must-have writing essentials for journaling. These bags are loaded with supplies to help you get your journaling write-on for summer break and beyond.

    Write-On! bags are available for teens Tuesday, June 22nd through Saturday, June 26th during open hours at all Deschutes Public Library locations, while supplies last.

    #DPLTeensWriteOn
    Share your writing @deschuteslibrary #DPLTeensWriteOn or email your book reviews, poems and more to Community Librarians, Paige and Sami.
    paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org
    samik@deschuteslibrary.org

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  • Jun 25 2021

    12:00 PM - Friday -

    Discuss 99 Nights in Logar by Jamil Jan Kochai.

    Location update: Instead of Zoom, this meeting will be in-person at an outdoor location in close proximity to the Downtown Bend Library. Contact Rya Fennewald for location details.

    "A coming-of-age story about one boy's journey across contemporary Afghanistan to find and bring home the family dog, blending the grit and immediacy of voice-driven fiction like We Need New Names with the mythmaking of One Thousand and One Nights. Twelve-year-old Marwand's memories from his previous visit to Afghanistan six years ago center on his contentious relationship with Budabash, the terrifying but beloved dog who guards his extended family's compound in Logar. Eager to find an ally in this place that's meant to be "home," Marwand approaches Budabash the way he would any dog on his American suburban block--and the results are disastrous: Marwand loses a finger and Budabash escapes. The resulting search for the family dog is an expertly told adventure, a ninety-nine-night quest that sends Marwand and his cousins across the landscape of Logar. Moving between celebrations and tragedies, deeply humorous and surprisingly tender, 99 Nights in Logar is a vibrant exploration of the power of stories--the ones we tell each other, and the ones we find ourselves in"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • Jun 26 2021

    All Day - Saturday -

    Kids’ baseball crafts at all library locations while supplies last.

    Do you have a love of baseball? love to wave your favorite teams pennant? This baseball craft you get to create your own baseball pennant. it could be your favorite team, or team family! The sky is the limit.

    supplies provided: Wooden dowel, fabric.
    Supplies you will need: Scissors, glue, markers or paint.

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  • Jun 26 2021

    All Day - Saturday -

    Drop in to any of our DPL locations and grab your Write-On! swag bag full of must-have writing essentials for journaling. These bags are loaded with supplies to help you get your journaling write-on for summer break and beyond.

    Write-On! bags are available for teens Tuesday, June 22nd through Saturday, June 26th during open hours at all Deschutes Public Library locations, while supplies last.

    #DPLTeensWriteOn
    Share your writing @deschuteslibrary #DPLTeensWriteOn or email your book reviews, poems and more to Community Librarians, Paige and Sami.
    paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org
    samik@deschuteslibrary.org

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  • Jun 29 2021

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays 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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  • Jun 29 2021

    4:00 PM - Tuesday - * Registration Required

    Explore creative journaling to take your write-on to the next level.

    Whether you are just getting started journaling or looking for new inspiration to keep going, this is for you. Together we’ll investigate what inspires us to journal, prompts for deeper reflection and fun visual techniques.

    Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95696282500

    #DPLTeensWriteOn
    Share your writing @deschuteslibrary #DPLTeensWriteOn or email your book reviews, poems and more to Community Librarians, Paige and Sami.
    paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org
    samik@deschuteslibrary.org

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  • Jun 30 2021

    All Day - 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. Kits are available for pick-up on Wednesdays while supplies last.

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  • Jun 30 2021

    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 541-614-6060.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-388-3187.

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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 lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-388-3187.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-388-3187.

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