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The Seismic Sixties Shake Up Libraries


Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  2/20/2008

Travel back in time and relive the Sixties, the decade that rocked the world and changed history. Whether through youth and music, politics and war, or economics and the media, the Sixties transformed us, and made us who we are today. Throughout the month of March, the Deschutes Public Library is proud to present a series of programs about the legacy of this seismic decade. These programs are free and open to the public, and there’s something for everyone, whether you experienced the sixties or not.



The Sixties Revolution that Stuck: Marshall McLuhan’s Prophetic View of Media

Saturday, March 1

2:00 pm

Brooks Room, Bend Public Library

COCC Professor Jon Bouknight discusses the huge influence of the media revolution of the sixties.



Music of Change: Protest Songs and Singers

Sunday, March 2

1:30 pm

Brooks Room, Bend Public Library

Local musician Mike Biggers delves into the songs and songwriters of protest music.



The Sixties Revolution that Stuck: Marshall McLuhan’s Prophetic View of Media

Sunday, March 2

2:00 pm

Sunriver Area Public Library

COCC Professor Jon Bouknight discusses the huge influence of the media revolution of the sixties.



Good Chair, Great Books

Monday, March 3

Noon

Bend Public Library, Brooks Room

Discuss The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe.




Music of Change: Protest Songs and Singers

Thursday, March 6

6:30 pm

Redmond Public Library

Local musician Mike Biggers delves into the songs and songwriters of protest music.



Songs of Our Own: The Grateful Dead and the Deadhead Community

Saturday, March 8

1:00 pm

Bend Public Library, Brooks Room

OSU Professor Natalie Dollar discusses the history of the Grateful Dead and their loyal fans, the Deadheads.



Groundswell: The Origins and Influence of the Women’s Liberation Movement

Saturday, March 8

3:00 pm

Sisters Public Library

Leslie Dunlap,an assistant professor of U.S. History and Women's Studies at Willamette University, focuses on what women's liberation accomplished, and what it didn't.



The Civil Rights Movement: A Longer View

Saturday, March 15

3:00 pm

Bend Public Library, Brooks Room

Regina D. Sullivan, adjunct assistant professor of history at the University of Oregon, offers insight into the origins and outcomes of the civil rights movement.



Vietnam: The Long Wars at Home

Wednesday, March 19

6:30 pm

Redmond Public Library

Daniel Pope, Associate Professor of History at the University of Oregon, will discuss how the lasting impact of the Vietnam war.



Read! Watch! Discuss!

Thursday, March 20

5:30 pm

Bend Public Library, Brooks Room

Film Screening of The Graduate.



Read! Watch! Discuss!

Thursday, March 27

6:00 pm

Bend Public Library, Brooks Room

Discuss the book and the film The Graduate.



Tie-Dye Workshops

Saturday, March 29

2:00 pm

Sunriver Area Public Library

Local tie-dye artist extraordinaire, Joan Smith-Anable, shares secrets for creating a groovy tie-dye. 12 participants. To register, sign up online or contact Lisa McGean at 312-1034.




Tie-Dye Workshops

Sunday, March 30

2:00 pm

Bend Public Library, Brooks Room

Local tie-dye artist extraordinaire, Joan Smith-Anable, shares secrets for creating a groovy tie-dye. 12 participants. To register, sign up online or contact Lisa McGean at 312-1034.





For more information about these or other library programs, please call Lisa at 312-1034 or Liz at 312-1032. For up to date program information, please visit the library web calendar at www.dpls.lib.or.us/calendar.

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