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16425 1st St

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16425 1st St.
PO Box 40
La Pine, OR 97739

Phone: (541) 312-1090
Fax: (541) 536-0752

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The La Pine Library opened its doors in 2000 and has served as an important community hub ever since. This 8,099 square foot building is centrally located and is easily accessible to people who live in the city as well as the outlying areas of southern Deschutes County.

The library’s vibrant children’s area includes an interactive Early Learning Station, while the dedicated teen space offers the perfect location for teens to browse and connect with one another. The adult materials are interspersed with quiet, relaxed reading areas. The library’s community meeting room hosts story times and informative presentations. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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  • Sep 28 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

    *oo*

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  • Sep 28 2021

    4:00 PM - Tuesday -

    A link to view this program online will be available here beginning Tuesday, September 28 at 4:00 pm.

    Look at photos and hear tales from an urban explorer capturing a few of the many ghost towns in Oregon.

    According to some historians, Oregon has the most ghost towns of any state at about 200 sites. Since some of those former communities are described as "remnants," I think it would be pretty difficult if not impossible to visit them all. But as an urban explorer, I am certainly trying. About 50% of the hobby is photography, so in this program, I will be sharing some of my favorite shots as well as a little info about the locations, without actually giving the locations. That's because the other 50% of the hobby is gatekeeping. Not with the express goal of keeping people from exploring all together, but just to keep the numbers down to people who actually want to put in the literal footwork of finding these "bandos". Too many people = "No Trespassing" signs, and we're not fans of those. So if you don't want to drive aimlessly for hours in the hopes of spotting something you read about in a private group on Facebook but would still like to peek into an abandoned homestead from the 1860's, join me.

    Ash Knotts started her career in B&E (breaking and entering) at the tender age of 16, when her dad helped her break into a cemetery at midnight in the pursuit of a local secret society. From there, she pursued abandoned farmsteads in her native Ohio and, eventually, entire ghost towns when she relocated to Oregon. Ash was asked by Fonthill Media to write a novella/photography book about her experiences exploring ghost towns in 2019. With an excuse to travel and a lot of creative license, she penned Abandoned Oregon: Ghost Towns of the Painted Hills and Beyond. She currently lives in Portland, Or, where she divides her time between restoring vintage furniture and clothes, building terrariums, writing scripts for horror movies with friends, and exploring the wild west with her elderly dog, Sooki.

    *oo*

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  • Sep 29 2021

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program online will be available Wednesday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m.

    Learn how to make your own delectable dessert – at home!

    These Fruit Pie Crumble Bars are a mix between a cookie bar and a pie--the perfect transition from summer to fall.

    For this video, apple filling was used. You can substitute basically any fruit pie filling to satisfy your sweet-tooth.

    Ingredients:

    1 Cup All Purpose Flour
    1 1/3 Cup Rolled Oats
    3/4 Cup Sugar
    1 tsp Cinnamon
    1/4 tsp. Salt
    2/3 Cup Melted Butter - Cooled
    1 Can Fruit Pie Filling

    Instructions:

    *Melt the butter and let cool.

    *Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    *Line a 8x8 square ovenproof pan with parchment paper.

    *Mix flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.

    *Pour melted and cooled butter over the dry oat mixture and stir till evenly mixed, but still crumbly.

    *Pour 2/3 of the mixture into the prepared ovenproof pan, using the bottom of a flat bottom glass, press the mixture flat and even.

    *Cover the flattened oat mix with the fruit pie filling, spreading evenly to the edges.

    *Crumble the remaining oat mix evenly over the top.

    *Bake 35-40 minutes or until the top begins to brown slightly.

    *Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

    *Enjoy! 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. *oo*

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  • Sep 30 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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  • Oct 1 2021

    9:00 AM - Friday -

    All libraries are closed for staff training. Libraries will open at 1 pm.

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  • Oct 5 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

    *oo*

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  • Oct 6 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 days listed while supplies last.

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  • Oct 6 2021

    6:30 PM - Wednesday -

    This is a live, interactive meeting. Click here https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvceuvqDMqHNK-T5zvuSNEkoM5Xbin1UUb to register for this event, or click "Register Here" above.

    Hermit Crab essays borrow their forms from other kinds of communication (think personal ads, medical charts, syllabi, album liner notes). While this has become a popular form in creative nonfiction, the technique has applications for poetry and fiction as well. This workshop will feature some examples of Hermit Crab writing, provide some prompts to promote it, and will offer ideas for incorporating it into fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writing projects. We will do several writing "sprints" inspired by Hermit Crab prompts throughout the workshop.

    Kristin Dorsey is a Professor in the Humanities Department at Central Oregon Community College. She's a generalist, which means that she teaches a variety of academic and creative writing classes, along with literature classes from Early American literature to Children's literature. She used to read and write a lot. And then she had twins. Now she hangs out at parks and sings a lot of silly songs. Teaching creative writing workshops in the community keeps her excited about her own writing and that of others. *zm*

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  • Oct 7 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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  • Oct 9 2021

    All Day - Saturday -

    3D Pumpkin craft at all library locations while supplies last.

    October is pumpkin time! Create a 3d pumpkin for you to enjoy all month long!

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  • Oct 9 2021

    11:00 AM - Saturday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here for the link https://zoom.us/j/97651234518 or click Join Program above.

    Explore recent discoveries and remaining mysteries of Aztec hieroglyphs.

    The independent development of strikingly unique writing systems in human history can be found in three regions of the world: the Near East, China, and Mesoamerica. Stephanie Wood (University of Oregon) is a specialist in Mesoamerican ethnohistory. She has been studying Aztec manuscripts ("codices") and the Aztec language since 1978, and she edits an online Nahuatl dictionary that has 100,000+ users around the globe. In 2017, she teamed up with colleagues in Germany, Spain, and Mexico to create an online, annotated collection of Aztec hieroglyphs. These glyphs open a wonderful window onto culture. Some are humorous, some are wonderfully complex, and some are still a mystery. Dr. Wood's slide presentation will share recent discoveries and remaining puzzles imbedded in this unique graphic communication system.

    Dr. Stephanie Wood is the director of the Wired Humanities Projects at University of Oregon. She earned both her Ph.D. and M.A. at UCLA. *zm*

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  • Oct 9 2021

    3:00 PM - Saturday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here for the link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FSwG4DDvRe-ReIqoanBxuQ or click on Join Program above.

    A real life forensic scientist dispels myths and misconceptions about the real work vs. television portrayals.

    This presentation will highlight the differences between Forensic Scientists on television versus reality and also provide an overview of the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division.

    Brian Medlock was born and raised in Sweet Home, Oregon. After he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Whitman college, he moved to Washington DC and worked as a Forensic Chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Brian moved back home to Oregon in 2005 and began his career with the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division in the Bend Forensic Laboratory. As a Forensic Scientist with OSP, Brian worked in the Serology, Trace, Drug Chemistry and Crime Scene sections and has been the Laboratory Director since 2015. He is happily married to an amazing wife and currently has his hands full raising two teenagers and a crazy Aussiedoodle. *zm*

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  • Oct 10 2021

    2:00 PM - Sunday -

    Click here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J5iJFmKmT3e4gEynzbtTSg to register for this program, or click "Register Here" above.

    A link to view this recording will be available following the program.

    Explore fun and affordable ways to prepare simple plant-based meals -- minus the mystery!

    Tempeh. Nutritional yeast. Miso paste. Going plant-based has never been more complicated...or is it? Join Robin and Jules, co-authors of BEEFLESS CAKES: Easy Plant-Based Recipes featuring Beefless Cakes for a dynamic presentation on fun and affordable ways to prepare simple plant-based meals -- minus the mystery.

    Jules's life forever changed in May 2016. After innocently hitting play on a documentary, Forks Over Knives, she suddenly saw the impact our every day food choices had on everything: the planet, non-human animals, and our health. She went vegan overnight and never looked back. In fact, this change was so transformative that she eventually quit her corporate job, moved across the country with nothing but her car and her dog, and put her money where her mouth was by starting Plant-Based Point.

    Along with a masters in humane education, Jules holds a BA in creative writing from The New School and has been project management professional (PMP) certified since 2011. When she's not busy telling her dog how cute he is, she's usually scouting new vegan products (she considers her taste-testing videos a public service), trail running, blogging, or learning French. (Je suis très mauvais.)

    Early in life, Robin made the decision to not eat meat. As she experienced more and more, got married, and had children, she transitioned to eating a plant-based/vegan diet and raising her children the same way. While ironing out her food and health choices, Robin worked professionally in the family services field, helping families during end-of-life care and support.

    What began as a hobby -cooking and talking about healthy foods- evolved into a deep passion to educate families on the importance (and more importantly, the fun!) of eating plant-based/vegan foods.

    Along with a masters in humane education, Robin also holds an MA in thanatology, a BS in psychology, a BS in gerontology, and wait there’s more – a certificate in plant-based nutrition through eCornell. When she's not in the kitchen or out running trails, you'll find her with her two sons and husband.
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  • Oct 12 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

    *oo*

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  • Oct 12 2021

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    This is a live, interactive meeting. Click here https://zoom.us/j/93390219463?pwd=Tm9iQ0NEUE9veCtpNnNMRjh5K0ZhUT09 to join the meeting.

    Recording available after the program.

    Create your own 150-blurb with help from writer Ellen Santasiero.

    Whether we are writing a poem, an essay, a short story, or a book-length manuscript, at some point we need to figure out what our piece is truly about. In this presentation, Ellen Santasiero will guide writers through the process of creating a concise 150-word blurb that can help them sharpen or shift the focus of their work. For a book-length manuscript, this short piece can become the book’s back cover blurb. Bring a partially completed piece or just an idea for a future piece.

    The only thing Ellen Santasiero likes better than making essays, memoirs, collages, plays, fictions, and safe spaces for learning is making them with others. Her work has appeared in The Stay Project, The Sun, 7x7la, and High Desert Journal, among others. She teaches literature and writing at OSU-Cascades in Bend. Find her at ellensantasiero.com

    The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities. *zm*

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  • Oct 13 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 days listed while supplies last.

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  • Oct 13 2021

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Tune in each month to find great new kids books, suggested by DPL Librarians. Age ranges of books may vary

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  • Oct 14 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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  • Oct 14 2021

    1:00 PM - Thursday -

    Discuss The Irish Assassins Conspiracy, Revenge and the Phoenix Park Murders That Stunned Victorian England by Julie Kavanagh. Available on Hoopla. https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14423778 Join via Zoom: (link coming soon) *zm*

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  • Oct 14 2021

    3:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available here beginning Thursday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m.

    Hear the best evidence available for the existence of sasquatch as a real species with bigfoot specialist and cryptozoologist, Cliff Barackman. The evidence will feature Indigenous artifacts, footprint casts, film and photo evidence, and more. If bigfoot isn't a real species, skeptics will have a lot of explaining to do!

    Cliff Barackman has been doing bigfoot field research since 1994. His expeditions have taken him to 46 states and five continents in search of evidence supporting the existence of undiscovered hominoids worldwide.

    As the evidence analyst on Animal Planet’s hit television show, "Finding Bigfoot", Cliff has applied his skill and expertise to a variety of photographic, video, film, and sound evidence. He has appeared on many other television shows and documentaries as a bigfoot specialist and cryptozoologist.

    Cliff is especially familiar with the footprint and handprint evidence for sasquatches, and he is the curator for one of the largest collections of cast evidence in the world. His collection includes impressions from North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Cliff and his wife, Melissa own and curate the North American Bigfoot Center in Boring, Oregon which features the largest public collection of bigfoot evidence in the Pacific Northwest.
    Besides his bigfoot interests, Cliff also is an accomplished guitarist. You can often find him quietly strumming on the porch of his rural property on the western slopes of Mount Hood, deep in the heart of sasquatch country. *oo*

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  • Oct 14 2021

    5:30 PM - Thursday -

    This is live training. To register visit kidscenter.org/events or call (541) 383-5958 or click on Register Here above.

    Learn steps to better protect children from sexual abuse and develop tools for recognizing the signs of sexual abuse.

    Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® is a 2.5-hour interactive training program providing participants with 5 steps to better protect children from sexual abuse. It gives adults tools for recognizing the signs of sexual abuse, responding to suspicions, and gives simple ways to minimize opportunities for abuse in organizations and in our community. This training is ideal for any adult in our community who has interactions with children.

    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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