“Know Fire” at DPLS Throughout August

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  7/28/2015

Know Fire From the mythology of our ancestors to backyard cookouts, fire has always played a central role in civilization. As a tool, as a destructive force and as a means of creation fire has forged who we are and where we live. “Know Fire” this August during a series of programs that includes presentations by Central Oregon’s own bar-b-que expert, a survivor of the Storm King Mountain fire, a forest service geologist, a humanities scholar and a local fire prevention organization. It’s going to be hot!

All programs are free and open to the public.


Storm King Mountain Fire...Full Circle and Beyond
Storm King Mountain Fire survivor Kim Lightley shares stories from the 1994 fire that took the lives of 14 firefighters.
Tuesday, August 4 • 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Prometheus Got Burned
Retired COCC professor Terry Krueger unpacks the story of Prometheus, the metaphor of fire in mythology and what it means to us today.

BBQ: Cooking with Fire
Brian Dioguardi, owner of Baldy’s, shares tips, tricks and secrets of the trade.

Living with Fire: Plan, Prepare & Prevent
When you live in a forest, fire is a natural part of the ecosystem. The Sunriver Fire Department joins us to discuss fire safety and preparedness.

Newberry: Shaped by Fire
Discover the fiery geology behind the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

People and Fire: Living In a Fire Environment
Alison Green, program coordinator for Project Wildfire, talks about recent forest fire disasters and how to best defend your home against wild fires.

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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