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  • Jun 27
    Paddleboarding Basics Class on the Deschutes River

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Monday - Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe * Registration Required

    Learn the basics of paddle boarding on the Deschutes River.

    805 SW Industrial Way, Bend, OR 97702

    A great launching point for the aspiring paddleboarder, Tumalo Creek’s basic skills standup paddleboard class will prepare participants to confidently explore our region’s flat and moving waterways.

    In the Basic Skills Standup Class you will learn basic paddle strokes, maneuvers, balance, and safety, all while enjoying the support of expert Tumalo Creek instructors.The basic skills paddleboarding class is suggested for beginner paddlers or for the seasonal paddler in need of a quick refresher.

    This class is intended for paddlers 18 years of age or older. Class meets at Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe.

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  • Jun 27
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 27
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 28
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jun 28
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jun 29
    Downtown Bend: Bird of Prey Encounter with Sunriver Nature Center

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Get a close view of birds and hear from a naturalist.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    A quiet and respectful audience will help the birds during their visit.

    The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory’s mission is to inspire present and future generations to cherish and understand our natural world. For more information visit https://snco.org/

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  • Jun 29
    La Pine: Billy Mickelson "Third Seven" Cello Performance

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Enjoy the entrancing sounds of Third Seven on cello.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person events.

    'Third Seven' consists of Billy Mickelson. He has played music his entire life, but has been performing music professionally full time since 2008. Consistently traveling in and with a number of bands. 'Mr Potato', 'Guardian Of The Underdog', 'Larry And His Flask', and 'Dela Project' to name a few.

    As of late, Billy has been focusing his efforts to his solo work, 'Third Seven'. He has recieved such reviews as: "The world desperately needs the music of 'Third Seven' in their lives." .. and .. "'Third Seven' is 'Tom Waits' and 'Zoe Keating's love child." .. Performing all around the world (Europe and beyond..), and opening for many acts including TEDx, Murder By Death, The Devil Makes Three, Larry And His Flask, Dirtwire, Beats Antique, and Yard Dogs Road Show to name just a few..

    'Third Seven' knows no bounds. Performing everything from yoga classes to punk rock shows, and absolutely everything in between. Every venue and genre imaginable. - Below is a decent quality photo of Billy Mickelson, a handful of songs, and a high definition live performance video demonstrating Third Seven's work. 'Third Seven's one man band performance uses looping and layering of cello, rhythm and vocals to fill an entire audience with a unique atmosphere for all demographics to get lost in. It is a very important experience to witness this inspiring and dedicated artist.

    Find out more at https://www.thirdseven.com/ and check out this interview with the artist https://www.atomicdisc.com/blogs/news/featured-artist-billy-mickelson.

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  • Jun 29
    ONLINE ONLY: The Fiction Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Wednesday -

    Discuss The Last Flight by Julie Clark. Available on Hoopla.
    Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98075389867

    Two women. Two flights. One last chance to disappear.

    Claire Cook has a perfect life. Married to the scion of a political dynasty, with a Manhattan townhouse and a staff of ten, her surroundings are elegant, her days flawlessly choreographed, and her future auspicious. But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. That perfect husband has a temper that burns bright and he's not above using his staff to track Claire's every move.

    What he doesn't know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish. A plan that takes her to the airport, poised to run from it all. But a chance meeting in the airport bar brings her together with a woman whose circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute decision.

    The two women switch tickets, with Claire taking Eva's flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They believe the swap will give each of them the head start they need to begin again somewhere far away. But when the flight to Puerto Rico crashes, Claire realizes it's no longer a head start but a new life. Cut off, out of options, with the news of her death about to explode in the media, Claire will assume Eva's identity, and along with it, the secrets Eva fought so hard to keep hidden. *zm*

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  • Jun 30
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 30
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 30
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jun 30
    RESCHEDULED: Fanny Pack Sewing Craft at DIY Cave

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Thursday - DIY Cave * Registration Required

    This event has been rescheduled. Registration has now closed.

    444 SE 9th Street #150, Bend, OR 97702

    Create your own fanny pack with guided instruction.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events. Space is limited. Registration closes Wednesday, June 1. Ages 15+.

    Join us at the DIY Cave for an afternoon filled with fun as we talk about materials, processes, and sew your own version of one of salty's favorite bags - an all-purpose fanny pack!

    The Salty Boob helps keep retired gear out of the landfill and in the adventure loop for years to come! The Salty Boob's various adventure products are designed and manufactured by hand in Bend, OR from repurposed materials. http://www.thesaltyboob.life/

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  • Jul 1
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 1
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 5
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jul 5
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jul 5
    East Bend: Open Hub Singing Club

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Tuesday - Meeting Room

    An unforgettable evening of singing...together! All voices are welcome.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events. Singing masks will be available for all attendees.

    Group singing is one of the most ancient technologies of belonging. Especially after over a year of keeping away from one another, this is a potent opportunity to come together to give ourselves the neurochemical and emotional reboot of making beautiful sounds together.

    Community songleader Ian Carrick is reinvigorating our culture with singing. Somehow we've mostly forgotten that singing together is our birthright. After a decade of searching for accessible forms of community-based music and recovering his own voice, Ian founded Open Hub Singing in 2016 after discovering a widespread North American cultural revival of aural tradition singing.

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  • Jul 6
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday -

    Free 30-minute virtual consultations with a local lawyer.

    This is an online program. Registration is required.

    Lawyers are able to help with Oregon civil-law questions including family law (divorce and custody), employment, housing, estate planning and more. They are unable to help with criminal-law questions or questions about laws in other states.

    Appointments run from 5:30-8pm. Registrants must log in at 5pm to claim an appointment time.

    For more information and to register, email: lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call: 541-614-6060.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-388-3187.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-8pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-388-3187.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-388-3187.
    *zm*
    *ls*

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  • Jul 7
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 7
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 7
    ONLINE ONLY: The Nonfiction Library Book Club

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Thursday -

    Discuss The Nature of Nature Why We Need the Wild by Enric Sala. Available on Hoopla.

    Join via Zoom:https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86230597293

    The Nature of Nature explores how the natural world works, outlines the consequences of its unraveling by our activities, and offers practical solutions-with a description of societal and economic benefits.
    *zm*

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  • Jul 7
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 7
    Downtown Bend: Plant Medicines - New Technologies and Ancient Traditions

    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Thursday - Brooks Room

    Discover more about three traditional plant medicines.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    This presentation will outline the changing landscape of three master plant teachers - psilocybin, cacao and ayahuasca - in research and practice, including discussion about how to be in safe and right relationship. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of current research, indigenous and western healing practices, and ethical considerations.

    Michelle Ericksen, PhD is a bilingual (Spanish) medicine woman, teacher, researcher and coach. Michelle’s work draws from a variety of wisdom and shamanic practices, as well as the fields of education, psychology, neuro-biology, trauma-informed practices, quantum physics and cultural anthropology. She received a masters from Stanford and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and she is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church.

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  • Jul 8
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 8
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 9
    Gabrial Sweyn Guitar Performance at The Commons

    11:30 AM - 1:15 PM | Saturday - The Commons

    Enjoy live guitar by Gabrial Sweyn at The Commons.

    875 NW Brooks Street, Bend, OR 97703

    Gabrial Sweyn is a multi-instrumentalist originally hailing from the Rocky Mountains of Western Montana. His previous music projects have included Glass Beads, Copilot Eyedrops, The Chalfonts, and Holy Smokes and The Godforsaken Rollers. Holy Smokes Successfully toured the United States from Portland to Nashville, and then went on a three month tour of South Africa. He’s been making a name for himself in Central Oregon and plans to release his debut solo album some time next year.

    Gabrial's music blends folk, country blues, and a style all his own inspired by western movies of the 1960s.

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  • Jul 11
    Bird Watching at Sawyer Park

    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Monday - Sawyer Park * Registration Required

    Explore local birds with naturalist Damian Fagan.

    62999 O B Riley Road, Bend, OR 97701

    Registration closes Friday, July 8.

    Learn to identify birds by sight and sound, as well as their habitat preferences. Be prepared to walk up to two miles on uneven terrain. Bring binoculars.

    Registered participants will meet at Sawyer Park off OB Riley Road.

    Damian Fagan is a former National Park Service ranger and field biologist. He has led birding trips for COCC's Continuing Education program and is known to break out in spontaneous owl hooting!

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  • Jul 11
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 11
    East Bend: Danza Libelula, Traditional Mexican Dance

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Monday - Meeting Room

    Storytelling through baile folklorico with audience participation.

    Join dancers from Danza Libelula (Dragonfly) for an interactive dance and storytelling program for all ages. See interpretations of Aztec, State of Tabasco, State of Sinaloa, and State of Jalisco dances.

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  • Jul 11
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 12
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jul 12
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jul 12
    Downtown Bend: Writers Working - Bring Out Your Dead!

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Bring an old piece of writing to get ideas on how to revise.

    You can attend this program online or in person. To take part online, use the "Join Meeting" button above. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    What do we with the stories that we’ve pronounced dead? Can you bring them back to life with a few stolen body parts and an electrical storm? In this workshop, we’ll look at revision as resuscitation. Bring an old piece that you’ve tucked away, and we'll see if we can breathe some life into it.

    Kristin Dorsey is a Professor in the Humanities Department at Central Oregon Community College. She’s a generalist, which means that she teaches a variety of academic and creative writing classes, along with literature classes from Early American literature to Children’s literature.

    Central Oregon Writers Guild's mission is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Our goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers. *zm*

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  • Jul 14
    Sisters: Introduction to Nordic Walking

    8:30 AM - 9:45 AM | Thursday - Meeting Room

    Start with classroom instruction followed by optional 45 min walk outside.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    WHAT TO EXPECT: Come learn and experience Nordic Walking!
    - The session begins with a classroom orientation where you will learn how to improve posture, stabilization and activation of the core and posture muscles as you feel how to walk with power and purpose.

    - Join the optional 45 minute Nordic Walk outside with the instructor on nearby paved trails in Sisters. A small amount of poles will be provided for attendees to use, but feel free to bring your own hiking poles.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO - Monica McClain-Smith:
    "I have been teaching fitness classes and programs in the Bend community for over 30 years. Combining my love of fitness and skiing brought me to Nordic Walking! Of the many fitness formats I am qualified to teach, Nordic Walking is a favorite. Sharing my expertise in fitness through this Fun, Functional Fitness Activity is my passion! You will be Enlighted as you experience the many benefits and journey out on your favorite trail with Power and Purpose!"

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  • Jul 14
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM | Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Discuss "Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss" by Rajeev Balasubramanyam.

    Take part in a mind-expanding discussion of this month's read. Learn about the author and discuss their writing in this Librarian-led discussion. Join us in person at the Redmond Library's multipurpose room.

    About the Book:
    Booklist
    When a somewhat embarrassing accident lands Cambridge economics professor P. R. Chandrasekhar in the emergency room, where he learns that he also recently suffered a mild heart attack, a young Californian doctor tells him that he's just ""gotta follow his bliss, man."" Chandra brilliant, cutting, hilarious, and clueless thought that's what he was doing, working with utter devotion to his field and his eyes on the prize (Nobel, that is). A situation with his teenage daughter catalyzes Chandra's renewed connection with all three of his children and a reckoning with this whole ""bliss"" thing, starting with his reluctant attendance at a therapeutic meditation retreat in Big Sur. Balasubramanyam (In Beautiful Disguises, 2001) sets Chandra on a journey through his hardest feelings, working through the anger and emotional ineptitude that too often conceal his infinite love for his family. At first, Chandra's children take even his self-blame for selfishness, but subtle changes in his introspection make for a big outward shift. With humor and emotional agility, Balasubramanyam writes a feel-good story that leaves room for feeling bad.--Annie Bostrom Copyright 2010 Booklist

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  • Jul 14
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 14
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 14
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 15
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 15
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 16
    Redmond: Origami Workshop

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Saturday - Youth Room * Registration Required

    Fold your way through this popular Japanese art form. Materials provided.

    This is an in-person program. Registration is required. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    This Origami workshop will offer you easy steps and guidance in Japan's most popular form of art. Origami is an art form where paper is folded to create a range of shapes including animals, flowers, and people. By the end of the workshop, you will have a collection of beautiful and delicate origami pieces that you can take home and show your friends. Learn how paper folding became popular in historic Japan and hear explanations of why certain images, like cranes, are revered through the telling of Japanese folk tales. Paper to fold will be provided. No experience necessary.

    Ami Zepnewski was born in Tokyo, Japan, and grew up abroad and in the U.S. She has been a Japanese teacher in Bend for over 20 years, sharing her love of Japanese culture and food with students, families, and the community.

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  • Jul 17
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Critique Group Workshop

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Sunday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Bring three pages or two poems to share with a group for critique.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Participants will be broken up into small groups to read and discuss their work.

    Guidelines for the Critique Group:

    - Share what you liked and what you thought worked well in the piece.
    - Identify areas that you don't understand or where communication with the reader breaks down.
    - Identify craft-related areas of concern (point of view, verb tense, clarity, filtering, redundancy, cliché, sensory details, metaphor, dialogue, narration, pacing, drama, back story, action, intent, scene, structure, etc.).
    - Identify craft-related areas of possibility (same list).
    - Do not micromanage or try to rewrite for the author; focus on the piece in front of you, not what you would have written.
    - Be nice. Be honest. Be of service.

    For the Author During Workshop:

    - Be quiet and listen actively.
    - If you need to explain the piece during workshop, it means the information isn't on the page.
    - Make notes of what you hear and want to say, so that you can include it in your revision.
    - After feedback is offered, thank everyone for their time, and ask and answer questions.
    - You may hear a lot of different opinions, but always remember this is your work and you get to decide how it is written.
    - Bear in mind that if you get the same feedback from a lot of people, it's certainly worth taking note.

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  • Jul 18
    Bird Watching at Tumalo State Park Day Use Area

    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Monday - Tumalo State Park * Registration Required

    Explore local birds with naturalist Damian Fagan.

    64170 O B Riley Road, Tumalo, OR 97703

    Registration closes Friday, July 15.

    Learn to identify birds by sight and sound, as well as their habitat preferences. Be prepared to walk up to two miles on uneven terrain. Bring binoculars.

    Registered participants will meet at Tumalo State Park Day Use area. Deschutes Public Library will provide day passes for use in the fee parking area.

    Damian Fagan is a former National Park Service ranger and field biologist. He has led birding trips for COCC's Continuing Education program and is known to break out in spontaneous owl hooting!

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  • Jul 18
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 18
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 19
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jul 19
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Read and discuss The Lost Man by Jane Harper.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    About the book: Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestseller Jane Harper Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback. In an isolated belt of Western Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbor, their homes four hours' drive apart. The third brother lies dead at their feet. Something caused Cam, the middle child who had been in charge of the family homestead, to die alone in the middle of nowhere. So the eldest brother returns with his younger sibling to the family property and those left behind. But the fragile balance of the ranch is threatened. Amidst the grief, suspicion starts to take hold, and the eldest brother begins to wonder if more than one among them is at risk of crumbling as the weight of isolation bears down on them all.

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  • Jul 19
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Tuesday - Meyer Classroom

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jul 19
    Downtown Bend: Introduction to Nordic Walking

    6:00 PM - 7:15 PM | Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Start with classroom instruction followed by optional 45 min walk outside.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    WHAT TO EXPECT: Come learn and experience Nordic Walking!
    - The session begins with a classroom orientation where you will learn how to improve posture, stabilization and activation of the core and posture muscles as you feel how to walk with power and purpose.

    - Join the optional 45 minute Nordic Walk outside with the instructor on nearby paved trails in Drake Park. A small amount of poles will be provided for attendees to use, but feel free to bring your own hiking poles.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO - Monica McClain-Smith:
    "I have been teaching fitness classes and programs in the Bend community for over 30 years. Combining my love of fitness and skiing brought me to Nordic Walking! Of the many fitness formats I am qualified to teach, Nordic Walking is a favorite. Sharing my expertise in fitness through this Fun, Functional Fitness Activity is my passion! You will be Enlighted as you experience the many benefits and journey out on your favorite trail with Power and Purpose!"

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  • Jul 20
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday -

    Free 30-minute virtual consultations with a local lawyer.

    This is an online program. Registration is required.

    Lawyers are able to help with Oregon civil-law questions including family law (divorce and custody), employment, housing, estate planning and more. They are unable to help with criminal-law questions or questions about laws in other states.

    Appointments run from 5:30-8pm. Registrants must log in at 5pm to claim an appointment time.

    For more information and to register, email: lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call: 541-614-6060.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-388-3187.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-8pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-388-3187.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-388-3187.
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  • Jul 20
    ONLINE ONLY: The Fiction Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Wednesday -

    Discuss If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha. Join via Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86184005455

    Email paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org to request a book to pick-up at your local library.

    Cha shines a light on the lives of four young women living in the same Seoul, South Korea, apartment building in her winning debut. In alternating chapters, each woman narrates her difficulties and offers insight on the others. *zm*

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  • Jul 20
    Redmond: Open Hub Singing Club

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Wednesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    An unforgettable evening of singing...together! All voices are welcome.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events. Singing masks will be available for all attendees.

    Group singing is one of the most ancient technologies of belonging. Especially after over a year of keeping away from one another, this is a potent opportunity to come together to give ourselves the neurochemical and emotional reboot of making beautiful sounds together.

    Community songleader Ian Carrick is reinvigorating our culture with singing. Somehow we've mostly forgotten that singing together is our birthright. After a decade of searching for accessible forms of community-based music and recovering his own voice, Ian founded Open Hub Singing in 2016 after discovering a widespread North American cultural revival of aural tradition singing.

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  • Jul 21
    La Pine: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 21
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 21
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Thursday - Meeting Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 21
    Third Thursday Spoken Word Night at The Commons

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Thursday - The Commons

    Spoken word open mic night for all poets, storytellers, and writers.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Join us at The Commons for a spoken word open mic night. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read.

    Readers are invited to arrive early to sign up. Readers have seven minutes at the mic.

    Food and drink are available for purchase through The Commons. This is an all-ages venue.

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  • Jul 22
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 22
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Friday - Brooks Room

    Discuss The Writer's Library by Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager.

    This is an in-person event. Wearing a face covering is recommended at all in-person, indoor events.

    Before Jennifer Egan, Louise Erdrich, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Jonathan Lethem became revered authors, they were readers. In this ebullient book, America’s favorite librarian Nancy Pearl and noted-playwright Jeff Schwager interview a diverse range of America's most notable and influential writers about the books that shaped them and inspired them to leave their own literary mark.

    Illustrated with beautiful line drawings, The Writer’s Library is a revelatory exploration of the studies, libraries, and bookstores of today’s favorite authors—the creative artists whose imagination and sublime talent make America's literary scene the wonderful, dynamic world it is. A love letter to books and a celebration of wordsmiths, The Writer’s Library is a treasure for anyone who has been moved by the written word.

    The authors in The Writer’s Library are:

    Russell Banks
    TC Boyle
    Michael Chabon
    Susan Choi
    Jennifer Egan
    Dave Eggers
    Louise Erdrich
    Richard Ford
    Laurie Frankel
    Andrew Sean Greer
    Jane Hirshfield
    Siri Hustvedt
    Charles Johnson
    Laila Lalami
    Jonathan Lethem
    Donna Tartt
    Madeline Miller
    Viet Thanh Nguyen
    Luis Alberto Urrea
    Vendela Vida
    Ayelet Waldman
    Maaza Mengiste
    Amor Towles

    -From the Publisher

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  • Jul 22
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Friday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 22
    Downtown Bend: Your Next Book Pop-Up

    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Friday -

    Are you looking for a new biography, mystery or literary fiction book?

    Join us for a reading recommendation happy hour! We will have piles and piles of new books, book lists and more.

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  • Jul 23
    Redmond: Wild Wolf Watching in Yellowstone National Park

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Learn the insider tips and tricks to making the most of your wolf watching adventure.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Yellowstone National Park is known as the best place in the world to see wolves in the wild. Over the past 16 years, Bruce and Kelly Hazen have watched wolves in Yellowstone during their twice a year visits. Learn the insider tips and tricks to making the most of your wolf watching adventure. Topics include: where, when, and how to comfortably observe wild wolf behavior. Wolf watching etiquette along with equipment and supply needs. They will cover basic wild wolf biology and behavior which is surprisingly different than captive wolves. You will learn what to expect during a typical day in the life of a wolf watcher. Hint: Be crepuscular.

    Over the last 16 years, Bruce and Kelly Hazen have contributed their wolf behavior observations to a Yellowstone citizen scientist group. Kelly has a degree in Exotic Animal Training and trained a captive Gray Wolf. In addition, Kelly worked as a wildlife biologist for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and appeared in 2 Oregon Field Guide programs. She published her citizen scientist studies and give talks about Arctic White Geese, Greater Sage-Grouse, and Snowy Owls. She currently volunteers at the High Desert Museum where she leads Nature Walks and narrates the Raptors of the Desert Sky program. Speaking of canines, the Hazen’s white golden retriever named Ben is the Bend Bulletin mascot.

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  • Jul 24
    Downtown Bend: Wolf Watching in Yellowstone Park

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Sunday - Brooks Room

    Learn the insider tips and tricks to making the most of your wolf watching adventure.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Yellowstone National Park is known as the best place in the world to see wolves in the wild. Over the past 16 years, Bruce and Kelly Hazen have watched wolves in Yellowstone during their twice a year visits. Learn the insider tips and tricks to making the most of your wolf watching adventure. Topics include: where, when, and how to comfortably observe wild wolf behavior. Wolf watching etiquette along with equipment and supply needs. They will cover basic wild wolf biology and behavior which is surprisingly different than captive wolves. You will learn what to expect during a typical day in the life of a wolf watcher. Hint: Be crepuscular.

    Over the last 16 years, Bruce and Kelly Hazen have contributed their wolf behavior observations to a Yellowstone citizen scientist group. Kelly has a degree in Exotic Animal Training and trained a captive Gray Wolf. In addition, Kelly worked as a wildlife biologist for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and appeared in 2 Oregon Field Guide programs. She published her citizen scientist studies and give talks about Arctic White Geese, Greater Sage-Grouse, and Snowy Owls. She currently volunteers at the High Desert Museum where she leads Nature Walks and narrates the Raptors of the Desert Sky program. Speaking of canines, the Hazen’s white golden retriever named Ben is the Bend Bulletin mascot.

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  • Jul 25
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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  • Jul 25
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Tutor Room

    Walk-in social services assistance that connects you with resources.This is an in‐person program. Masks are required at all in-person library events.

    Connect and get help with housing, medical, mental health, veterans services, social security resources, and more. Thrive Central Oregon staff help you navigate the complex forms, websites, and waitlists needed to access these resources. All appointments are on a first-come first served and last for 30 minutes. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org.

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