“Know Scandal” at Deschutes Public Library throughout November

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  10/26/2015

Know Scandal Back-room deals, shady connections, questionable ethics—no one wants to be caught up in a scandal, but we’re all captivated by them when they happen. Deschutes Public Library takes a look at some infamous scandals, from political to cultural, throughout November.

All programs listed are free and no registration is required.



Methods Behind Mayhem: The Stanford Prison Experiment
In the 1970s, an ambitious social psychologist wanted to examine the impact of prison settings on human behavior. This simple musing lead to birth of one of the most controversial psychology studies to date and launched the career of Dr. Philip Zimbardo. In this talk, COCC psychology professor Andria Woodell will discuss the Stanford Prison Study from inception to conclusion, some of the impacts it has had on the field of social psychology and those involved, and the importance of researchers keeping ethics at the forefront when researching human behavior.

Tuesday, November 3 • 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Musical Mayhem
Phil Spector. The Beatles. The Wrecking Crew. The music business is not immune to scandal. Learn the inside story on many of the most fascinating scandals in the pop music annals from local music historian and host of KPOV radio’s “The Ultimate Oldies Show,” Mike Ficher. Positively scandalous! Due to mature content, this program is for people 18 and over.

Tuesday, November 3 • 6:00 p.m.
Redmond Library

Monday, November 16 • 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Scandalous Films
Deschutes Public Library partners with Tin Pan Theater to screen two classic films of scandal and intrigue, All the President’s Men and Chinatown. Admission is free, but seating at Tin Pan is limited and available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

All the President’s Men
Weds., Nov. 4 • 6:00 p.m.
Tin Pan Theater | 869 NW Tin Pan Alley, Bend

Weds., November 11 • 6:00 p.m.
Tin Pan Theater | 869 NW Tin Pan Alley, Bend

Oregon Scandalized
Oregon is no stranger to scurrilous people and their activities, some of which helped direct the fate of the western United States. COCC history professor Murray Godfrey discusses some of the more prominent Oregon political and cultural scandals and how they affected United States history from the early days as a territory to the 21st Century. During his presentation, Godfrey will single out three to five “scandalous” events that reflect Oregon history at several junctures, ending with the Kitzhaber resignation.

Tuesday, November 10 • 2:00 p.m.
La Pine Library

Saturday, November 14 • 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Saturday, November 21 • 2:00 p.m.
Redmond Library

Missing Masterpieces
Curious about which famous paintings walked out of a museum? Is that painting an original or an excellent forgery? Vermeer, Renoir, Rembrandt and more! An explosion, a handcuffed security guard and even a getaway boat are all part of the top art scandals of today. Community Librarian Paige investigates notable heists of the art world. From thieves to forgers to a three-minute heist to an overnight job—explore the secret side of art.

Tuesday, November 10 • 12:00 p.m.
Sisters Library

Friday, November 20 • 12:00 p.m.
Sunriver Library

Literary Scandals
Who could forget Oprah’s infamous smack-down of James Frey on national television in 2006? Frey’s memoir, A Million Little Pieces, turned out to be, you know, fake. This revelation occurred after Oprah had selected A Million Little Pieces for her book club and made Frey into a bestselling author. Frey, however, wasn’t the first person to fabricate his life story for a book deal. Come learn about the rich history of autobiographical forgery with Community Librarian Nate Pedersen.

Thursday, November 19 • 6:00 p.m.
East Bend Library

For more information about these or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at 541-312-1034.

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