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East Bend

62080 Dean Swift Rd

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Monday9:00 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM6:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM6:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM6:00 PM

62080 Dean Swift Rd.
Bend, OR 97701

Phone: (541) 330-3760
Fax: (541) 389-9882

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The East Bend Library opened its doors in 2011 and is the newest addition to the Deschutes Public Library System. This library is located across from The Forum shopping center right off of Highway 20. The East Bend Library is a rented 8,000 square foot storefront designed by Jim Landin and BRLB/GGL Architects of Bend.

This small and mighty library offers full services such as books, music, and movies; public computers; a community meeting room and hosts library-sponsored lectures and presentations as well as story times; and an interactive Early Learning space for children. Several of the library’s programs for adults and children are offered in English and Spanish. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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  • Oct 6 2022

    2:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required 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 on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Oct 6 2022

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Learn new recipes featuring the quintessential fall ingredient.

    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.

    With apple season in full swing, learn new recipes featuring the quintessential fall ingredient. During this cooking demonstration and tip-filled class, you will discover how to infuse flavors from the orchard throughout your cooking. We will be covering a variety of recipes that incorporate apples including a roasted vegetable dish, dessert, and more.

    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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  • Oct 8 2022

    9:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs. Space is limited.

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

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

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  • Oct 8 2022

    11:00 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Discuss The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams.

    Working at the local library, Aleisha reads every book on a secret list she found, which transports her from the painful realities she's facing at home, and decides to pass the list on to a lonely widower desperate to connect with his bookworm granddaughter.

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  • Oct 8 2022

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Learn about what makes these forests so special, where to find them, why so few remain.

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Oregon’s ancient forests are vital to our state's future - for clean water, climate change, wildlife, recreation, environmental justice, and so much more. Learn about what makes these forests so special, where to find them, why so few remain, and what threats they continue to face. Chandra will highlight a variety of the hiking experiences found in the book, covering natural and human history, so you come away with a better understanding of these complex ecosystems and their extraordinary value.

    Born and raised in Michigan, Chandra LeGue has called Oregon home since 1999. A self-described "nature nerd," she has degrees in biology and environmental studies, and has worked for Oregon Wild since 2003, promoting policies that protect and restore Oregon’s forests and engaging the public in the organization’s work. She is the author of Oregon's Ancient Forests: A hiking guide published by Mountaineers Books in 2019.

    Books will be available for sale.


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  • Oct 11 2022

    10:30 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs. Space is limited.

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

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

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  • Oct 12 2022

    3:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Decorate sugar skulls and learn about the Day of the Dead.

    Decorate your own spooky or beautiful calaveras for Dia de los Muertos. The tradition of making sugar skulls can be traced back over 3,000 years in Mexico. Traditionally, families would go to their loved ones’ graves at midnight on October 31 and place both large and small handmade sugar skulls there as an offering.

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  • Oct 12 2022

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Explore the history of psilocybin and its ancient Mesoamerican origins.

    This is a live webinar. Receive the Zoom link by using the “Register Here for Online Access” link above.

    In this offering, we will explore the historic, traditional and cultural uses of Los Niños Santos (“the sainted children”), the mushrooms we know as psilocybin. There is documented use of this medicine by the Mayans going back 5,000 years; another ancient, potent lineage is still practiced by the Mazotec peoples of Oaxaca, Mexico. Diving into some of these practices, we will shine a light on the complicated legacy of Mazotec curandera Maria Sabina.

    Michelle Ericksen, PhD is a bilingual (Spanish) medicine woman, teacher, researcher and coach. Michelle's work draws from a variety of wisdom and shamanic practices, as well as the fields of education, psychology, neuro-biology, trauma-informed practices, quantum physics and cultural anthropology. She received a masters from Stanford and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and she is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church. *zm*

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  • Oct 13 2022

    1:00 PM - Thursday -

    Discuss Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton.
    Join via Zoom:https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83960512191

    When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In this book, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realizing that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you've ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out. It's a book about bad dates, good friends and above all else about recognizing that you and you alone are enough. *zm*

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  • Oct 13 2022

    2:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required 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 on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Oct 15 2022

    9:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs. Space is limited.

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

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

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  • Oct 18 2022

    10:30 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs. Space is limited.

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

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

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  • Oct 18 2022

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Learn how to spot archaeological conspiracy theories and why they are harmful.

    This is a live webinar. Receive the Zoom link by using the "Register Here for Online Access" link above.

    Comments about extraterrestrials building pyramids, or the moundbuilders being red-haired giants, or survivors of Mu or Atlantis being the ancestors of Indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica may seem harmlessly fun to entertain. Afterall, the television show "Ancient Aliens" is in its 18th season, and the Discovery channel has produced numerous documentaries about Atlantis. If these theories are being shared on major TV networks, how harmful could they be? The truth is that these theories are actually deeply harmful. Pseudoarchaeology, or archaeological conspiracy theories that propose alternative claims about human history like the examples I’ve given above, is invariably biased against racialized peoples around the world and seeks to cast doubt about their achievements across time, which opens it for use in dangerous ways. In this presentation I want to talk about what pseudoarchaeology is and why it’s so harmful. How do we tell pseudoarchaeology apart from just general misinterpretations of archaeology? How does pseudoarchaeology perpetuate racism? And how has pseudoarchaeology been connected to acts of violence, both past and present?

    Stephanie Halmhofer has been an archaeologist in Canada for over 10 years and have worked in several provinces across the country, as well as in southeastern Spain. "Currently I am also a PhD student in the Institute for Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology at the University of Alberta. My research examines the ways pseudoarchaeology is used by far-right conspiritual individuals and groups (conspirituality is the blending of conspiracy theories with New Age spirituality) in historical and contemporary North America. Much of my research is centred on Brother XII and the Aquarian Foundation, a conspiritual group with headquarters in British Columbia in the late 1920s, and similarities they shared with contemporary far-right conspirituality."

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  • Oct 19 2022

    11:00 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Celebrate fall with all things pumpkin! Program designed for ages 6-11

    Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets with lots of lovely colors, what a beautiful treat! Come try out pumpkin crafts and science with pumpkins.

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  • Oct 19 2022

    4:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Oregon Battle of the Books is getting under way, get a sneak peek at half of the 3rd - 5th grade titles and tune in November 16 for the other half.

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  • Oct 20 2022

    2:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required 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 on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Oct 21 2022

    1:00 PM - Friday -

    Are you looking for a new mystery book?
    Join us during your lunch break and hear about a variety of new mystery books.

    Discover a new debut author! Dive into a cozy or suspenseful mystery book.

    Paige will share her favorite new mysteries along with a fabulous library book list and other reading resources. Registration required via Crowdcast.
    Join Here:https://www.crowdcast.io/e/your-next-book-pop-up

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  • Oct 22 2022

    9:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs. Space is limited.

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

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

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  • Oct 25 2022

    10:30 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Interactive story time with books, songs and rhymes. 0-5 yrs. Space is limited.

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

    Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to support early literacy skill development, social emotional awareness and family engagement. 25 min.

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  • Oct 26 2022

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Learn more about one of Oregon’s most notable political leaders.

    This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events.

    Utilizing dozens of slides Richard W. Etulain will trace Mark Hatfield’s career as an Oregon legislator, secretary of state, governor, and U. S. senator who never lost an election in his entire career and remained popular as a Republican leader in a state becoming increasing Democratic.

    Etulain will also cover Hatfield’s push for middle-of-the-road positions on such controversial issues as strong or less strong central governments, contentious environmental issues, and land and water policies. Throughout the presentation you’ll learn more about Hatfield's personal life, his marriage and family, and his religious views. This is a sympathetic treatment of a notable Oregon political leader.

    Richard W. Etulain is professor emeritus of history from the University of New Mexico. He gained a PhD in American history and literature from the University of Oregon and taught at Northwest Nazarene University, Idaho State University, and principally at the University of New Mexico. He is the author or editor of more than sixty books, with three new volumes scheduled for next year. He is the only historian to be president of both the Western Literature and Western History associations. He lives in Clackamas with his wife Joyce, a retired librarian. His daughter Jackie is also a librarian with the Multnomah County Library in Portland.

    This program is in partnership with Deschutes County Historical Society.


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  • Oct 26 2022

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Discuss Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng.
    Join via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84620536844

    Email paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org to request a book to pick-up at your local library.

    In the summer of 1986 in a small Chinese village, ten-year-old Junie receives a momentous letter from her parents, who had left for America years ago: her father promises to return home and collect her by her twelfth birthday. What Junie doesn't know is that her parents, Momo and Cassia, are newly estranged from one another in their adopted country. In order for Momo to fulfill his promise, he must make one last desperate attempt to reunite all three members of the family before Junie's birthday - even if it means bringing painful family secrets to light. *zm*

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