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Normal Operating Hours
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Sunday (05/26)ClosedClosed
Monday (05/27)ClosedClosed
Tuesday (05/28) 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday (05/29) 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Thursday (05/30) 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Friday (05/31) 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday (06/01) 9:00 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.

Upcoming Events

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  • May 27 2024
  • May 28 2024

    1:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

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

    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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  • May 29 2024

    3:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Pick your favorite herb to transplant and take home!

    Learn about herbs, and transplant your own. You could take basil for a pizza garden, catnip to drive your cat crazy, flowers to support local bees, or many others. This program is intended for middle school aged people.

    If you have or work with a child or adult that is neurodivergent and attending in-person programming is difficult or causes discomfort, please reach out to Josie at josieh@deschuteslibrary.org to request a take-home kit with instructions and materials. We will have a limited number of kits for neurodivergent children as well as autistic or neurodivergent adults that are interested in this program.

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  • May 31 2024

    4:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Create a collage with different mediums that explain what you know about yourself. This will go with the poem from the YANI selection No Matter the Distance. Familiarity with the book is not required!

    If you have or work with a child or adult that is neurodivergent and attending in-person programming is difficult or causes discomfort, please reach out to Erin at erinh@deschuteslibrary.org to request a take-home kit with instructions and materials. We will have a limited number of kits for neurodivergent children as well as autistic or neurodivergent adults that are interested in this program.

    No Matter the Distance tells the story of Penny Rooney, who has cystic fibrosis, which means she has to do breathing treatments to help her lungs work. Some days, it seems like her CF is the only thing Penny knows about herself for sure. From her point of view, everyone around her can make sense of their place in the world. Then during spring break Penny spots something impossible in the creek behind her house: a dolphin, far from its home. As Penny’s CF worsens, she realizes that Rose needs to return to her pod to get better. Will Penny be able to help guide Rose back to the ocean, even if it means losing her friend?

    Cindy Baldwin is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Where the Watermelons Grow, Beginners Welcome, The Stars of Whistling Ridge, and No Matter the Distance (a Junior Library Guild selection). She lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter. *yani* *ani*

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  • Jun 1 2024

    10:00 AM - Saturday - Alpenglow Park

    Summer with the Library kicks off with community partners and Ian and the Oopsies!

    Enjoy a concert for all ages with locally grown songs for learnin', groovin', and singin' along! Ian and the Oopsies is a folksy, earth-loving, interactive band that sings for a world with more belonging and aliveness. A music teacher at two public charter schools, Ian knows how to ignite kids' musicality and loves blending their creativity into performances. The Oopsies are a rotating crew of musicians and teachers who help audiences enjoy toe-tapping wiggles, goofy sing-alongs and creative costumes.

    Performance begins at 10:30 a.m. Before and after the performance, the library and several community organizations will be sharing activities and community information.

    We will also be joined by Glinwood Fae, who will be sharing faerie magic, treasures, and enchanted bubbles throughout the event!

    Alpenglow Park 61049 SE 15th St, Bend, OR 97702*swl*

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  • Jun 1 2024

    6:00 PM - Saturday - Caldera High School

    Join us for the final Novel Idea 2024 event.

    Free tickets are available on-line at www.dplfoundation.org starting May 13. Two tickets per person limit.

    About the Author:Emily Habeck has a BFA in Theater from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts, as well as master’s degrees from Vanderbilt Divinity School and Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Her debut novel Shark Heart: A love Story was a Book of the Month selection, a New York Times book review editor’s choice, and the #1 Indie Next pick for August 2023. She is from Ardmore, Oklahoma and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    About the Book:A gorgeous debut novel of marriage, motherhood, metamorphosis, and letting go, this intergenerational love story begins with newlyweds Wren and her husband, Lewis - a man who, over the course of nine months, transforms into a great white shark.

    For Lewis and Wren, their first year of marriage is also their last. A few weeks after their wedding, Lewis receives a rare diagnosis. He will retain most of his consciousness, memories, and intellect, but his physical body will gradually turn into a great white shark. As Lewis develops the features and impulses of one of the most predatory creatures in the ocean, his complicated artist’s heart struggles to make peace with his unfulfilled dreams.

    At first, Wren internally resists her husband’s fate. Is there a way for them to be together after Lewis changes? Then, a glimpse of Lewis’ developing carnivorous nature activates long-repressed memories for Wren, whose story vacillates between her childhood living on a houseboat in Oklahoma, her time with a college ex-girlfriend, and her unusual friendship with a woman pregnant with twin birds. Woven throughout this bold novel is the story of Wren’s mother, Angela, who becomes pregnant with Wren at fifteen in an abusive relationship amidst her parents’ crumbling marriage. In the present, all of Wren’s grief eventually collides, and she is forced to make an impossible choice.

    A sweeping love story that is at once lyrical and funny, airy and visceral, Shark Heart is an unforgettable novel about life’s perennial questions, the fragility of memories, finding joy amidst grief, and creating a meaningful life. This daring debut marks the arrival of a wildly talented new writer abounding with originality, humor, and heart.

    60925 SE 15th St, Bend, OR 97702

    *ani*

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  • Jun 4 2024

    1:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

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

    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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  • Jun 4 2024

    4:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Arte y manualidades para toda la familia.

    Vengan a divertirse en esta hora de arte y manualidades para todas las edades, completamente en español.

    *ls*

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  • Jun 4 2024

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Learn about the different types of child abuse and signs to recognize.

    This is an online program. Registration is required. This program will not be recorded.

    We'll discuss what kinds of cases are referred to KIDS Center for evaluations. We'll also talk about different prevention strategies we can do in our daily lives. This presentation is ideal for organizations, businesses, or groups that are interested in learning more about the types of abuse present in our community and what we can do to protect kids and families.

    KIDS Center is a medical model Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) providing child abuse evaluations that include a head-to-toe medical exam, child-friendly forensic interview, family advocacy, and mental health services to children and families impacted by abuse. In addition, our services include prevention programs to help teach adults in our community how to better protect children from abuse.

    Children are referred for a KIDS Center evaluation by one of four community partners including law enforcement, DHS Child Welfare, medical providers, and licensed mental health professionals. Children and families can engage in KIDS Center advocacy and mental health services without participating in an evaluation. All of KIDS Center services are provided at no cost.

    To register, visit kidscenter.org/events or call (541) 383-5958

    *zm*

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  • Jun 5 2024

    3:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Cuentos, canciones, y rimas para toda la familia.

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

    *ls*

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  • Jun 7 2024

    9:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Grow your child into a confident music maker!

    Registration is required. This workshop is intended for children ages 0-5, and all children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

    Music Together-Central Oregon is an early childhood music and movement program for children ages 0-5 and the grownups who love them! The early childhood music curriculum has decades of research behind it, in both music education and child development. Our music classes help little ones develop their innate musicality and so much more! And because we know that young children learn best from the powerful role models in their lives, music classes show parents and caregivers how to help their children become confident music-makers just by having fun making music themselves.

    About the Instructor: Ms. Stephanie grew up with music as a constant in her life. When she and her spouse started a family of their own, she was excited to share the joy of music with their kids too. Stephanie heard about the Music Together program from a friend and was instantly hooked after the first class! She and her children completed the entire cycle of music collections, and the years of participating in the program have been impactful to the whole family. Watching her own children grow their basic music competence has been a joy filled with constant surprises. Stephanie is thrilled to share the joy and discovery of the Music Together program with more families throughout Central Oregon.

    *Cr* *Elsa*

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  • Jun 7 2024

    5:30 PM - Friday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Learn how to incorporate herbs and spices for maximum flavor.

    Registration is required.

    This Herb and Spice Primer will cover:
    - Flavor families from different cuisines
    - The 5 flavors our tongue recognizes
    - How to buy, store and substitute fresh for dried herbs and spices
    - Guidelines when using a pinch vs. a teaspoon
    - Stocking the pantry with a basic spice list that everyone should have.

    We will enjoy some samples of dishes using fresh herbs and spices. Handouts and recipes included.

    Suzanne Landry is a celebrity chef, wellness educator and author of The Passionate Vegetable and Fresh Food Matters. Suzanne has over thirty-five years experience as a culinary instructor, educator, and industry consultant, and has inspired many people toward a healthier lifestyle.

    She was the founder and director of Nature's Table Cooking School and Catering Company. Working for the renowned Issels Medical Center, she developed the nutrition education program for their cancer patients. She developed new food products for Nabisco Foods, Spice Hunter and Fantastic Foods. She currently offers public cooking classes and private cooking parties, catering and farmers market tours. Learn more at http://www.suzannelandry.com/

    *lw*

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  • Jun 8 2024

    11:00 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Discuss The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer.

    A retired bestselling author hosts a one-of-a-kind competition, with high risks and high rewards-giving the winner a chance to change lives. Lucy Hart has come a long way since feeling the cold neglect of her parents, whose attention always centered around her chronically ill sister's needs. Now a twenty-six-year-old teacher's aide, Lucy is able to share her love of books with bright, young students, and one in particular, a seven-year-old orphan named Christopher, has her yearning for a family of her own. The Clock Island books were Lucy's passion and refuge as a child, and now she shares them with Christopher, who's become as big of a fan as she ever was. No matter how badly Lucy wants him in her life, even the idea of adopting him seems out of reach without proper funds and stability. Then a blue envelope arrives at her school, inviting Lucy to compete for the one and only copy of Jack Masterson's final novel in the iconic Clock Island series. No one has seen or heard from Jack Masterson in years, but now four diehard Clock Island fans have received the invitation of a lifetime to stay on his private island and compete for the final installment, and un-published manuscript, of the well-loved series. For Lucy, a chance to read the last-ever Clock Island book is a prize worth playing for, but the possibility of winning and securing a better future for her and Christopher means everything.

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  • Jun 11 2024

    10:30 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

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

    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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  • Jun 11 2024

    1:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

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

    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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  • Jun 12 2024

    4:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

    In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted... and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family... and be truly himself.

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  • Jun 12 2024

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Discuss Greek Lessons by Kang Han.
    Join via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81379121846

    *zm*
    In a classroom in Seoul, a young woman watches her Greek language teacher at the blackboard. She tries to speak but has lost her voice. Her teacher finds himself drawn to the silent woman, for day by day he is losing his sight. Soon the two discover a deeper pain binds them together. For her, in the space of just a few months, she has lost both her mother and the custody battle for her nine-year-old son. For him, it's the pain of growing up between Korea and Germany, being torn between two cultures and languages, and the fear of losing his independence. Greek Lessons tells the story of two ordinary people brought together at a moment of private anguish-the fading light of a man losing his vision meeting the silence of a woman who has lost her language.

    Pick up a book at Sisters Library or email paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org to request a book.

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  • Jun 13 2024

    All Day - Thursday -

    Libraries will open with normal hours on Friday, June 14th.

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  • Jun 15 2024

    9:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

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

    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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