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Sunday (12/03) 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Monday (12/04) 9:00 AM8:00 PM
Tuesday (12/05) 9:00 AM8:00 PM
Wednesday (12/06) 9:00 AM8:00 PM
Thursday (12/07) 9:00 AM8:00 PM
Friday (12/08) 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday (12/09) 9:00 AM6:00 PM

601 NW Wall St
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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  • Dec 8 2023

    10:00 AM - Friday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Drop-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Dec 9 2023

    1:30 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room

    Cuentos, canciones, rimas, y manualidades para toda la familia.

    Invitamos a toda la familia a participar en la hora del cuento con oportunidades para leer, cantar, rimar, y hacer manualidades. Duración: 15 minutos para convivir en familia y comunidad y 25 minutos para la hora del cuento.

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  • Dec 11 2023

    9:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    This is an in-person program.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Dec 11 2023

    9:30 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Stories, songs and rhymes to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are optional at all in-person library events.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these story times. 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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  • Dec 11 2023

    10:00 AM - Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are optional at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Dec 11 2023

    4:30 PM - Monday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Bring your own device and embark on a Minecraft adventure!

    This is an in-person program. Registration is required. This workshop is intended for youth ages 10-14, but open for ages 7-15. Children 11 and up may attend without a caregiver, but children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult as per Library policy.

    Calling all adventurers! Bring a laptop, tablet, or gaming device and brace yourselves for an exhilarating adventure through time as Code Knights presents a Minecraft STEM event like no other. Get ready to witness the magic of The Lost City of Atlantis. Travel with your friends from a plane crash to a volcano, protect Atlantean animals, and build fantastic structures.

    Note: participants must bring devices that already have Minecraft installed.

    As a 20-year veteran educator, Mike Blackwell founded Code Knights to provide kids & teens with tech skills using fun learning. At Code Knights, we are committed to providing students with a high-quality education. Our live online programs use expert teachers.


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  • Dec 11 2023

    5:30 PM - Monday -

    Get inspired for holiday baking with delicious new recipes.

    This online class will be held in a Zoom Meeting. Receive the Zoom link by using the "Register Here for Online Access" link above.

    This program will NOT be recorded.

    Join in the holiday spirit during this demonstration and class filled with baking tips. Learn new cookie recipes, discover how to make cookie bars with layers of delicious ingredients, and become inspired for your holiday baking. Along the way, you will pick up practical tips, creative ideas, and baking advice.

    Vanessa Young is a cooking instructor, writer, and educator known for her artful approach to food and wellness topics and her focus on seasonal meals. She helps home chefs become more versatile in their approach to food, often reigniting their passion for cooking through private and community classes. As the founder of Thirsty Radish (www.thirstyradish.com), she shares recipes and inspires a creative approach to life in and out of the kitchen.

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  • Dec 12 2023

    11:30 AM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Movement and literacy to foster beginning readers. ages 4-6.

    Movement and literacy skills are closely connected.  Your child will hear stories that include singing, movements and instruments. They will have the chance to dance, play musical instruments and build reading skills.  30 min. This program is designed for ages 4-6.

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  • Dec 12 2023

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Lobby Tutor Room

    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.
    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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  • Dec 12 2023

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Hear local authors share their works and partake in a potluck.

    You can attend this program in person or take part online. To take part online, follow the “Register Here for Online Access" link above.

    Join us for our annual Holiday Member Reading and Potluck. Come in person and bring your favorite holiday snacks to share, or sit back and relax at home (with your own snacks) as you listen to several of our members share their prose and poetry. We'll also give you a sneak peek at the 2024 COWG Presenters and Workshops.

    Central Oregon Writers Guild's mission is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Our goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers. *hy*
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  • Dec 13 2023

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Drop-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing lists, medical access, mental health resources, veterans services, social security applications, and much more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are first-come first-served and last for 30 minutes.

    To setup a remote phone appointment call 541-782-1022 or email info@thrivecentraloregon.org. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Dec 13 2023

    12:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor

    Enjoy traditional carols and fun arrangements of holiday classics.

    This is an in-person program.

    An ensemble of the Central Oregon Mastersingers will sing traditional carols and fun arrangements of holiday classics.

    Founded in 2005, Central Oregon Mastersingers comprises many of the area's finest singers who share a common passion for the best in choral music. The Mastersingers' repertoire covers all musical eras and styles, from catchy arrangements of popular music to major masterworks for chorus and orchestra. Over 150 singers have participated in the choir since its inception, and the group has collaborated with numerous ensembles and performers including the Sunriver Music Festival, Cascade Chorale, Central Oregon Symphony, Youth Choir of Central Oregon, Bells of Sunriver, Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble, and several of the area's finest jazz musicians.

    Learn more at https://www.centraloregonmastersingers.org/

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  • Dec 13 2023

    5:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Free 30-minute virtual consultations with a local lawyer.

    This is an online program. Registration is required.

    Lawyers are able to help with Oregon civil-law questions including family law (divorce and custody), employment, housing, estate planning and more. They are unable to help with criminal-law questions or questions about laws in other states.

    Appointments run from 5:30-8pm. Registrants must log in at 5pm to claim an appointment time.

    For more information and to register, email: lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call: 541-617-7057.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7058.

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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 5:30-8pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7058.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7058.
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  • Dec 14 2023

    10:00 AM - Thursday - Meyer Classroom * Registration Required

    Load your Paperwhite with free library books.

    Amazon's Kindle is an incredibly popular way to read on the go. In this class, you'll explore your tablet's features, settings, and discover new ways to add free library books and magazines to your collection.

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  • Dec 14 2023

    1:30 PM - Thursday - Meyer Classroom

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

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