Know Ends

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  8/21/2013

Know Ends In “The Hollow Men,” American poet T.S. Eliot ends him poem with the famous stanza “This is the way the world ends/Not with a bang but a whimper.”

This September Deschutes Public Library takes a closer look at ways, both real and imagined, in which our world might come to an end. During the series we will learn how to prep for disasters, investigate the catastrophic natural events that have shaped Oregon’s landscape, examine zombies in pop culture and delve into some great books about the end of the world as we know it.

The programs are free and open to the public.


Second Sunday: Peter Rock
Oregon author Peter Rock reads from The Shelter Cycle, his most recent novel inspired by the true story of a Montana-based New Age doomsday sect called the Church Universal and Triumphant.
September 8, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Brooks Room, Downtown Bend Library

Know Ends: Movie Screenings
Free and open to the public. Concessions available for sale. Under 17 not permitted without an adult.
September 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Tin Pan Theater (869 NW Tin Pan Alley, Bend)
Screen Road Warrior, the 1981 classic of post-apocalyptic movies starring Mel Gibson (rated R

September 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Tin Pan Theater (869 NW Tin Pan Alley, Bend)
Screen the 2004 zombie classic Shaun of the Dead (rated R)

Know Ends: Oregon’s Greatest Natural Disasters
Floods, earthquakes, forest fires, eruptions, tsunamis—they’ve all hit Oregon during the past 13,000 years of human settlement. The question isn’t if they will happen again, but when? Although it’s not possible to predict these catastrophic events precisely, we can prepare for their impact. Join author William Sullivan as he explores Oregon’s greatest natural disasters and discusses why it’s especially important to understand the underlying cycles and what, if anything, we can do about them.

Know Ends: Lit Pub
Nate, Chandra, Catherine, and April break out their favorite zombie, pandemic, post-apocalyptic books as part of the Know Ends series. Free and open to the public. Food and beverages available for sale.
September 17, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
The Pig & Pound (423 SW 8th St, Redmond)

September 25, 2013, 6:00 p.m. (doors open 5::00 p.m.)
Volcanic Theater Pub (Century Center, Century Drive, Bend)

Know Ends: The Zombie Invasion
The zombie infection has become widespread: movies, television, videogames, books, even the nightly news. The undead have shambled a long path from their beginnings in West African sorcery to become potent symbols of social upheaval and societal collapse, as well as certified box office gold. Join author and occasional monster-hunter William Akin as he takes a deeper look at the idea of the zombie and how it has come to be such a prominent part of our modern cultural landscape.

Know Ends: Surviving the End
If disaster strikes, will you be ready? Prepping for catastrophe.
September 28, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Brooks Room, Downtown Bend Library

September 29, 2013, 12:00 p.m.
LaPine Library

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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