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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.

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  • Sep 29 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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  • Sep 29 2020

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Learn how to get the most out of your email.

    Bring your questions and learn how to organize your inbox, send group messages, and attach files.

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  • Sep 29 2020

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Click this link to view program: https://youtu.be/n_xWfknqFAc or click View Program above.

    We want to hear from you! Fill out our online survey here https://conta.cc/2WjLWoT

    Learn about the activism and work that led to the passing of SB 13, also known as Tribal History/Shared History, with Angie Morrill. Angie is currently Director of Title VI Indian Education Program for Portland Public Schools and is an enrolled member of The Klamath Tribes.

    Learn about the activism and work that led to the passing of SB 13, also known as Tribal History/Shared History with Angie Morrill. In 2017, the Oregon Legislature enacted Senate Bill (SB) 13, now known as Tribal History/Shared History. This law directs the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to create K-12 Native American Curriculum for inclusion in Oregon public schools and provide professional development to educators. She will discuss the work towards implementation in Portland Public School district and in districts across the state, as well as the importance of Native American Curriculum for all students.

    Angie Morrill (Klamath Tribes) is the Director of Indian Education for Portland Public Schools. She earned her doctorate from the University of California, San Diego in Ethnic Studies, her dissertation, "Towards a Native Feminist Reading Methodology" examines Native feminist methodologies. She is a member of Super Futures Haunt Qollective, an art collective focusing on relationships between haunting and settler colonialism.

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  • Sep 29 2020

    7:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Secretary of State candidates Shemia Fagan, Nathalie Paravicini, Kim Thatcher and Kyle Markley.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Sep 30 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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  • Sep 30 2020

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning Wednesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m.

    Singer Yolanda Alicia shares songs of heritage. This is a bilingual program.

    As a daughter of Mexican immigrants, Yolanda has a passion for sharing the culture, traditions and music of Mexico. It has been her life-long work as a bilingual teacher, volunteer and, now, a doting abuela (grandmother). Most recently she was honored to perform with local musicians, Miguel de Alonso and Billy Mickleson, during the past three Dia de los Muertos celebrations at the Downtown Bend Library. Yolanda is also passionate about singing as a member of the international organization, Threshold Choir (thresholdchoir.org). These wonderful choirs sing for those for whom music can be a healing balm. She has recently established a local chapter in Bend. The Heart of Oregon Threshold Singers are now volunteers for Partners In Care.

    Yolanda will sing songs featured on her CD, ¿Dónde Andarás?, which she created as a tribute to her parents and the music they loved. It features beautiful songs from Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba and Peru, as well as a few Bossa pieces from Brazil. (yolandaalicia.com)

    Yolanda's music is available for sale through iTunes, Amazon and now through the Central Oregon Latino Community Association. Purchase of her CDs through the LCA will support their COVID -19 Relief Fund. For more information or to contribute by purchasing a CD, contact Cynthia Jurgensen at the Latino Community Association (cynthia@latca.org)

    Un enlace para ver este programa estará disponible a partir del miércoles 30 de septiembre a las 6:00 p.m.

    La cantante Yolanda Alicia comparte canciones de herencia.

    Como hija de inmigrantes mexicanos, Yolanda siente pasión por compartir la cultura, las tradiciones y la música de México. Ha sido su trabajo de toda la vida como maestra bilingüe, voluntaria y, ahora, abuela cariñosa. Más recientemente, tuvo el honor de actuar con los músicos locales, Miguel de Alonso y Billy Mickleson, durante las últimas tres celebraciones del Día de los Muertos en Deschutes Public Library. Yolanda también está apasionada del canto como miembro de la organización internacional, Threshold Choir (thresholdchoir.org). Estos maravillosos coros cantan para aquellos quienes la música puede ser un remedio curativo. Recientemente ha establecido un capítulo local en Bend. The Heart of Oregon Threshold Singers ahora son voluntarios de Partners In Care.

    Yolanda canta canciones incluidas en su CD, ¿Dónde Andarás?, que creó como homenaje a sus padres y la música que amaban. Cuenta con hermosas canciones de México, Venezuela, Cuba y Perú, así como algunas canciones Bossa de Brasil. (yolandaalicia.com)

    La música de Yolanda está disponible para la venta a través de su sitio web o a través de la Asociación de la Comunidad Latina (cynthia@latca.org). La compra de sus CD apoyará a los inmigrantes en la comunidad de Central Oregon que enfrentan los tremendos desafíos de hoy.

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  • Sep 30 2020

    7:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Redmond Mayor candidates George Endicott, Charles Baer and Tanner Robertson.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 1 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

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  • Oct 1 2020

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    Registration for this event is closed.

    Speak Spanish in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Speed Spanish class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures, share insights and to practice speaking Spanish with the group.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Thursdays, September 10 through October 22. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Oct 1 2020

    5:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning Thursday, October 1st at 5:00 p.m.

    Go on a lively tour of historical traditions of magic with University of Oregon Professor and medievalist, Martha Bayless, Ph.D.

    This lively presentation will cover historical traditions of magic, including some that may be familiar from Harry Potter and some that are still with us in modern life. Among these is the surprising history of Hallowe’en— almost certainly not what you’ve heard in the media! — as well as answers to questions like why cats and not dogs were supposed to conspire with witches, why shoes are associated with weddings, and why we throw coins in fountains.

    Martha Bayless is a medievalist who specializes in the popular culture of the Middle Ages. She has a PhD from Cambridge University and is Professor of English and Director of Folklore and Public Culture at the University of Oregon.

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  • Oct 1 2020

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Deschutes County Commissioner Postion 2 candidates Phil Chang and Phil Henderson.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 3 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 3 2020

    1:00 PM - 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 5 2020

    10:00 AM - Monday - * Registration Required

    Write a grant proposal in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Join a Deschutes Public Library learning circle and write your grant proposal. If you've never written a grant proposal or have struggled writing one in the past then this is the class for you. Learn how to become fully familiar with the institution or project for which you are requesting support, prepare background and financial statements, and how to put everything together so you can assemble, write, and submit complete grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and wealthy individuals for any number of projects.

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Writing Effective Grant Proposals class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures and share insights and feedback on the assignments.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Mondays, September 14 through October 26. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Oct 5 2020

    5:30 PM - Monday -

    Join lawyers from Legal Aid Services of Central Oregon online through Zoom as they discuss Oregon's latest landlord-tenant law eviction moratorium.

    The presentation will be delivered in both English and Spanish.

    This is a general presentation, presenters are unable to answer questions about specific cases.

    Register in advance for this webinar:
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dGOWeo-ORmWwuQ-b5eihsw

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is a statewide non-profit organization that provides access to legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. LASO's mission is to achieve justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services.

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