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56855 Venture Lane
Sunriver, OR 97707

Phone: (541) 312-1080
Fax: (541) 593-9286

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The Sunriver Library has served the Sunriver community since 1998. Designed as a popular reading library, this 6,800 square foot space—with its soaring ceilings and cozy fireplace—is the ideal place to browse for a book or movie.

Public computers are available in addition to the library’s collection of books, music and DVDs for adults, children, and teens. A public meeting room serves as a place for programs as story times as well as a quiet study or tutoring space. Rotating art exhibitions reflect the talent of the local community. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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  • Jul 15 2020

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Talk Freedom through a variety of media.

    Join in an open discussion of the First Amendment and the Freedom of Speech through the lens of various types of media. Please read, listen, watch or view at least two of the following resources to provide background for our conversation. During our time together we will share the resources we enjoyed, pose questions and discuss our thoughts. Register to attend the Zoom discussion via the link above.

    List of media* (pick 2):
    - Short Story - "6 Tales of Censorship in the Golden Age of Free Speech" (wired, 2018): https://bit.ly/TalesofCensorship
    - Podcast - "The Most Perfect Album: Episode 1" (More Perfect, 2018): https://bit.ly/MorePerfect1 (listen to 00:00-20:30 at least)
    - Spoken Word - "It Ain't Right" (MC Ragtop, 2020): https://bit.ly/MCRagtop
    - Video: "Should Hate Speech Be Protected as Free Speech?" (Above The Noise, 2018): https://bit.ly/HateSpeechProtected
    - Art Collection: Black Power Collection (National Museum of African American History & Culture): https://bit.ly/BlackPowerNMAAHC

    Ground Rules for Discussion**
    1. Have a “kitchen table” conversation - Everyone participates; no one dominates
    2. You do not need to be an expert - Draw on your experiences, views and beliefs.
    3. Keep an open mind - Listen carefully, and try hard to understand the views of others.
    4. Keep the discussion on track - Stick to the topic and questions; try not to ramble.
    5. It is okay to disagree, but don’t be disagreeable - Respond to others with respect and understanding.
    6. Have fun! *These resources were chosen to stimulate discussion, and represent the view of the author and/or publisher.
    **Ground Rules adapted from the "Community Conversation Workbook" by Libraries Transforming Communities.*zm*

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  • Jul 16 2020

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Fun story times with community librarians.
    New English-language story times are posted every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.*oo*

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  • Jul 16 2020

    5:30 PM - Thursday -

    Test your literary knowledge!

    Do you consider yourself a bibliophile? A bookworm? A booklover? Well, now is your chance to test your literary knowledge from the comfort of your own home. Grab a pen and paper, a quarantine buddy, and a device with internet access. We'll go through a couple rounds of questions to see how well you know books. Be prepared for the obscure, the absurd and the obvious!

    *zm*

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  • Jul 16 2020

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning Thursday, July 16th at 6:00 p.m.

    Jam out to Shireen Amini's Conscious Acoustic Soul with World Grooves.

    We want to hear from you. After viewing this program, please take a minute to complete the survey at https://conta.cc/2WjLWoT

    Shireen Amini is a singer-songwriter based in Bend, Oregon who believes in music as medicine. In addition to her background in ethnomusicology, Afro-Latin percussion, drum circle facilitation, and sound healing, Shireen has been the front-woman for over 7 years of the Latin dance rock band ¡Chiringa! and has spent the last two years returning to her solo singer-songwriter roots, cultivating a rich repertoire of hip, conscious-themed, singalong-style songs often performed in a live looping format. This groove-based world-soul-pop energizes the stories she tells boldly, playfully, and passionately of her personal healing journey and visions for a better world. Her Conscious Acoustic Soul with World Grooves is a musical blend that invites imagining Gloria Estefan meets Nahko & Medicine for the People.

    More information about Shireen Amini can be found at http://shireenaminimusicmedicine.com/ *oo*

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  • Jul 16 2020

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Acompañen a su bibliotecario en una noche de canto. ¿Les gustan las canciones del tiempo de cuentos? ¿Quieren aprender canciones y juegos de mano para hacer en casa? Afinen bien sus voces y únanse con nosotros para una noche de canto y diversión. Toda la familia está invitada y se les anima a todos participar.
    *zm* *ls*

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  • Jul 17 2020

    10:00 AM - Friday -

    Join us every Friday in July and August for a scavenger hunt that people of all ages can enjoy. Visit our YouTube channel for a new hunt every Friday.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 18 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Divertidos tiempos de cuentos virtuales con sus bibliotecarios.Toda la familia está invitada a este tiempo de cuentos virtual que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Instalaciones nuevas se estrenan en YouTube cada sábado a las 10am. Para ver este programa, haga clic en el enlace de abajo o introduzca esta dirección a su navegador web; https://bit.ly/2Vfrh53. Este enlace lo llevara a una lista donde encontrara este programa u otros programas familiares divertidos.
    *oo* *ls*

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  • Jul 19 2020

    3:00 PM - Sunday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning Sunday, July 19 at 3:00 p.m.

    For strum patterns and music copy and paste url in browser
    https://tinyurl.com/yb86ozhc

    For addtional music copy and paste url in browser
    https://tinyurl.com/y76ll9ze

    Learn to play the ukulele from the comfort of your home in this series of 3 classes with "Ukulele Lady", Cinda Johnson. No musical experience necessary.

    In this third tutorial you'll have fun jamming on the ukulele and learning five songs, with “tips” of the trade sprinkled throughout.

    Cinda Johnson has been teaching ukulele for over ten years. She currently does ukulele therapy for seniors at assisted-living homes, retirement homes and hospice facilities. For more than 30 years, Johnson has shared her passion for teaching, performing, magic and music as a children's entertainer. *oo*

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  • Jul 20 2020

    10:00 AM - Monday -

    Have fun crafting with the flowers or grasses that are around your home!

    If you have access to flowers it's okay for you to pick, have a few ready to go. Pick close to the ground so you have a long stem. Grass can work too! *oo*

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  • Jul 21 2020

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    Fun story times with community librarians.
    New English-language story times are posted every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.*oo*

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  • Jul 22 2020

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Create unusually large origami!

    What happens when you take something ordinary and make it 10 times larger than normal? Well, now is your chance to take ordinary origami, and make it larger than life!

    To participate in this project you will need:
    - 2 sheets of large square paper (newspaper and wrapping paper work great)
    - Large surface flat surface for folding
    - Scissors (optional)

    See the link below to watch the video, and find other similar programs!

    Also, if you need physical instructions, both projects are based on the following instructions (or check out a library book!):
    - Paper Crane: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Paper-Crane-1/
    - Whale: http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-whale.html

    *oo*

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  • Jul 22 2020

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Hear from librarians each week with a new book recommendation.

    Community Librarians will help you find new and exciting eBook reading opportunities. Featured books are from the library's Libby and Hoopla apps so you can start reading!

    A link to this online program will be posted here the day of the event.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 23 2020

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Fun story times with community librarians.
    New English-language story times are posted every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.*oo*

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  • Jul 23 2020

    10:30 AM - Thursday -

    Use items from around the house to do crafts inspired by A Wolf Called Wander.

    This is a book on the 3rd-5th grade OBOB reading list, and is recommended for ages 8-12.*zm*

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  • Jul 23 2020

    2:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning Thursday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

    Lipbone Redding shares his voice-strumentalist talents.

    We want to hear from you. After viewing this program, please take a minute to complete the survey at https://conta.cc/2WjLWoT

    Hailing from North Carolina, Lipbone Redding is an award-winning vocalist, guitar player, voice-strumentalist, storyteller, songwriter, author, teacher and traveler. He is best known for his one-man orchestra show; simultaneously playing, singing and making the instrument sounds with his mouth and without the use of a loop pedal.

    Lipbone incorporates American Roots, Blues and Jazz with world influences including Indian, Middle Eastern, African and Latin styles. An uncanny vocal range, a nylon string guitar, a wooden spoon duct-taped to his foot and a lifetime of stories are all he needs to get the party started. His natural human sounds of throat singing, bass and beat-boxing, and his astonishingly realistic lip-tromboning are a must-experience.

    Theaters, festivals, house concerts and private parties make up the bulk of Lipbone’s schedule of 200 performances per year. Lipbone collaborates regularly and performs often as a special guest.
    In addition to a thriving commercial music career, Lipbone has been an active member of the yoga community, since 2003, performing for classes and offering concerts at healing arts centers around the world. In 2017 he began offering his OmPrana workshop, a 90 minute immersive experience focused on breath, music and meditation.

    Photo credit: Stuart Cooper
    *oo*

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  • Jul 23 2020

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Exprésate creando una obra de arte juntos inspirado por un libro infantil. Toda la familia está invitada.

    *ls*

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  • Jul 24 2020

    10:00 AM - Friday -

    This program will be available beginning July 24 at https://bit.ly/37HW3bM.

    Create your own tangram puzzle and test your logic skills.

    What is a tangram? A Tangram puzzle focuses on the objective to rearrange the seven separate pieces into a complete image of various shapes (in outline or silhouette only). Tangrams are an excellent way to increase mental ability and imagination, are simple to play and suitable for all ages.

    To participate in this program you will need:
    paper (regular or heavy weight)
    pencil
    ruler
    pencil
    eraser
    scissors
    markers or crayons (optional)

    To view this program, click the link above or type this link into your browser (https://bit.ly/37HW3bM). This link will take you to a playlist where you will find this program and more fun teen programs.*oo*

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  • Jul 24 2020

    10:00 AM - Friday -

    Join us every Friday in July and August for a scavenger hunt that people of all ages can enjoy. Visit our YouTube channel for a new hunt every Friday.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 25 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Divertidos tiempos de cuentos virtuales con sus bibliotecarios.Toda la familia está invitada a este tiempo de cuentos virtual que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Instalaciones nuevas se estrenan en YouTube cada sábado a las 10am. Para ver este programa, haga clic en el enlace de abajo o introduzca esta dirección a su navegador web; https://bit.ly/2Vfrh53. Este enlace lo llevara a una lista donde encontrara este programa u otros programas familiares divertidos.
    *oo* *ls*

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  • Jul 27 2020

    10:00 AM - Monday -

    This program will be available beginning July 27 at https://bit.ly/2UXwLkF.

    Take a deep dive into nature by drawing the missing half of a leaf!

    Challenge your kids to draw the missing half of a leaf! To do this, your child will need to look very carefully at the leaf, noticing its color, shape and texture. Help your child understand bilateral symetry and practice fine motor skills with this fun project. Take a walk and look for a variety of interesting leaves. Take them home and flatten them overnight by pressing between two flat heavy objects. Then we will cut them in half, glue to a piece of paper and using observational skills, draw the missing half!

    To participate in this project you will need:
    one or more leaves (flatten overnight, if possible)
    scissors
    paper
    glue
    drawing and coloring supplies of your choice

    To view this program, click the link above or type this link into your browser (https://bit.ly/2UXwLkF). This link will take you to a playlist where you will find this program and more fun family programs.*oo*

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  • Jul 28 2020

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    Fun story times with community librarians.
    New English-language story times are posted every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.*oo*

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  • Jul 28 2020

    5:00 PM - Tuesday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning July 28th at 5:00 PM.

    Explore a few less-traveled trails in Southern and Eastern Oregon with Portland author Matthew Wastradowski.

    We want to hear from you. After viewing this program, please take a minute to complete the survey at https://conta.cc/2WjLWoT

    Portland author Matt Wastradowski will talk about staying safe outdoors, share a few less-traveled trails in southern and eastern Oregon, and detail the surprising history behind some of our favorite outdoor spaces. He'll also offer tips for responsible recreation and planning hikes away from the region's biggest crowds this summer.

    Matt Wastradowski is a travel and outdoors writer based in Portland, Oregon. Whether on assignment or just for fun, chances are good he’s doing something that deepens his passion and enthusiasm for the Beaver State and the broader Pacific Northwest. In recent years, he’s visited more than 250 breweries and cideries, hiked all four corners of Oregon (multiple times over!), and driven roughly 30,000 miles around the region. He’s camped in tents, yurts, and fire lookouts. And he’s spent countless hours exploring seemingly every backcountry road this state has to offer, often with no bars on his iPhone.

    Matt has written for a variety of publications, including Bend Magazine, Outside, REI’s Co-op Blog, Willamette Week, and Northwest Travel & Life. His recent book is "Moon Pacific Northwest Hiking" covering hikes in Washington and Oregon. *oo*

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  • Jul 29 2020

    10:00 AM - Wednesday -

    Is it math or magic? It's a Möbius Strip!

    Kids will learn about the unorientable properties of a Möbius Strip, and using a few supplies at home, will have a chance to make one out of paper and explore it's marvelous complexities!

    To participate in this project, you will need:
    Paper
    Tape
    Scissors
    A pen or marker

    To view this program, click the link below or type this link into your browser (https://bit.ly/2Cl4sq1). This link will take you to a playlist where you will find this program and more fun kids programs.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 29 2020

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Hear from librarians each week with a new book recommendation.

    Community Librarians will help you find new and exciting eBook reading opportunities. Featured books are from the library's Libby and Hoopla apps so you can start reading!

    A link to this online program will be posted here the day of the event.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 30 2020

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    Fun story times with community librarians.
    New English-language story times are posted every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.*oo*

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  • Jul 30 2020

    10:30 AM - Thursday -

    Discuss A Wolf Called Wander with other readers. We’ll also have practice questions for any OBOBers. This a live event!

    This is a book on the 3rd-5th grade OBOB reading list, and is recommended for ages 8-12. Anyone who has read the book may participate, regardless of age.

    Meeting ID for call-ins: 944 1386 5034
    *zm*

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  • Jul 30 2020

    1:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning Thursday, July 30th at 1:00 p.m.

    Make your own delicious strawberry freezer jam at home.

    We want to hear from you. After viewing this program, please take a minute to complete the survey at https://conta.cc/2WjLWoT

    Oregon Strawberry season is here! Strawberry freezer jam is a quick and easy way to enjoy summer’s wonderful fruit year round. All you need is just a few basic tools, ripe summer fruit, pectin and sugar. This video will show you how to turn your Farmer’s Market finds or your backyard bounty, into a fresh tasting jam that is terrific on toast, as a PB&J, or over ice cream. Once you taste this homemade treat you will never go back to store bought.

    Ahja King is an educator, entrepreneur, gardener, reader, wife and mother of three amazing women. Growing up near the Salinas Valley in California, my mom taught me how to grow, gleen, harvest and preserve as much food as we could. Freezer jams and jellies were my favorite to make and eat. I am going to show you how you can take the rich bounty that is Oregon and make delicious treats for your family and friends. Freezer jam is a way to preserve fruit that doesn’t require high heat and long cooking times so it’s a perfect cooking project to enjoy with kids. *oo*

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  • Jul 30 2020

    5:30 PM - Thursday -

    Test your literary knowledge!

    Do you consider yourself a bibliophile? A bookworm? A booklover? Well, now is your chance to test your literary knowledge from the comfort of your own home. Grab a pen and paper, a quarantine buddy, and a device with internet access. We'll go through a couple rounds of questions to see how well you know books. Be prepared for the obscure, the absurd and the obvious!

    *zm*

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  • Jul 30 2020

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning June 30 at 6:00 p.m.

    What's it like to be a meteorologist? Learn about what it takes to forecast our local weather with KTVZ's Katie Zuniga.

    During this online presentation Katie will take us on a video tour of the studio, talk about common weather events, and discuss what it takes to become a meteorologist.

    Before working in journalism Katie ran a wedding and event planning company for 10 years. She became a regular guest on a morning news show, talking about wedding trends and planning at which point she went back to school to study broadcast journalism. Not long after she started at KTVZ, Katie began training under Chief Meteorologist Bob Shaw to be a weather anchor fill-in. It didn't take long for her to realize that she loved the weather. In the fall of 2019, Katie returned to school, in the online program at Mississippi State University. She is scheduled to graduate in 2022 with a BS in Operation and Broadcast Meteorology.

    Katie was born in Oregon. She and her husband have lived all over the world but returned to the Pacific Northwest and settled in Bend where they are raising two sons. In the summer, you can find Katie and her family kayaking, camping and gardening. In the winter, they love to hit the slopes, and you will often find her with a latte and a sewing machine or knitting needles in hand.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 30 2020

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Una evento virtual celebrando la tradición oral latinoamericana. Invitamos a toda la familia a participar.

    Noche de cuentos es una iniciativa formada para celebrar el poder que tiene la narración en unir a nuestras comunidades. Reúnase con nosotros para celebrar las ricas y abundantes tradiciones de narración de América Latina. Venga a escuchar cuentacuentos de nuestra comunidad en Central Oregón y aprendan como iniciar su propia relación con la narración. ¡Invitamos a toda la familia a participar!
    *zm* *ls*

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  • Jul 31 2020

    10:00 AM - Friday -

    Join us every Friday in July and August for a scavenger hunt that people of all ages can enjoy. Visit our YouTube channel for a new hunt every Friday.

    *oo*

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  • Jul 31 2020

    11:00 AM - Friday -

    ONLINE ONLY
    A link to view this program online will be provided at 11:00 a.m. on July 31.

    Light up your imagination with stories, rhymes and movement.

    Fantastic preschoolers and children welcome! Soar with dragons and join us for a luminous, interactive storytime online featuring songs, rhymes, and fun.

    *oo*

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  • Aug 1 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Divertidos tiempos de cuentos virtuales con sus bibliotecarios.Toda la familia está invitada a este tiempo de cuentos virtual que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Instalaciones nuevas se estrenan en YouTube cada sábado a las 10am. Para ver este programa, haga clic en el enlace de abajo o introduzca esta dirección a su navegador web; https://bit.ly/2Vfrh53. Este enlace lo llevara a una lista donde encontrara este programa u otros programas familiares divertidos.
    *oo* *ls*

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  • Aug 4 2020

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    Fun story times with community librarians.
    New English-language story times are posted every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.*oo*

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  • Aug 4 2020

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Learn to create basic excel formulas that will make your life easier.

    Join a Deschutes Public Library Librarian Graham Fox to explore the world of Excel formulas in this fun interactive class. We'll practice basics sums, addition, subtraction, and create a game scoresheet that automatically adds each players score.

    Join the Zoom meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/99043768286
    *zm*

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  • Aug 4 2020

    6:30 PM - Tuesday -

    A link to view this program online will be available BEGINNING Tuesday, Wednesday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m.

    Be entertained and entranced by Nicolas Carter, harpist.

    Nicolas Carter learned to play the harp in Paraguay, a country with a distinguished tradition of harp music. He became a professional musician while living in Minnesota, where he has performed as a solo artist, with Latin American, world music and classical ensembles. He has performed all over United States, Europe, South America and Israel. He travels often as a concert performer and master teacher at various harp festivals.

    Nicolas holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre directing from the University of Minnesota and was a Fulbright scholar in France and Uruguay. He currently resides with his wife Maria Elvira in White Plains, NY. *oo*

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