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  • Mar 23
    Redmond: Adult Coloring Fun

    10:00 AM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Relax your mind and get cozy coloring. The library will provide coloring sheets and pencils.

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  • Mar 23
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Mar 24
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Mar 24
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Flash Fiction Workshop with Ellen Santasiero

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

    Less is more with flash fiction!

    Less is more with flash fiction! Learn to write succinctly and make every word count. Flash fiction is defined as stories that are fewer than 1,000, 500, or sometimes even 250 words.

    Writer Ellen Santasiero loves living, writing, and teaching right here in central Oregon. She teaches literature and creative writing at OSU-Cascades and memoir and environmental writing classes at other venues in central Oregon. Her writing has appeared in The Sun, Northwest Review, thestayproject, Oregon Humanities, High Desert Journal, and in Going Green, an anthology from the University of Oklahoma Press, among others.

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  • Mar 25
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room

    Join other writers and Writer's Collective of Central Oregon for quiet writing time at the Library.

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  • Mar 25
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Mar 25
    Redmond: Thrilling Mysteries Book Club

    11:30 AM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. Each month we will discuss a different Thrilling Mystery.

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  • Mar 25
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Mar 26
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Mar 26
    La Pine: Friends of the Library meeting

    1:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Join the Friends at their monthly planning meeting

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  • Mar 26
    Downtown Bend: Cultura y Lectura

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Discusión del libro del mes y presentación del siguiente libro. Habrá bocadillos.

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  • Mar 26
    Redmond: Writing an Effective Business Plan

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Are you starting a new business? Facing challenges with your existing business? Looking to expand an existing business? Find out how to clearly communicate your business purpose and secure funding while learning about market sizing, intellectual property, financial projections, business strategy and more. The session is free, but registration required. Contact the Redmond Library at 541-312-1061 for more information and registration.

    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at http://centraloregon.score.org.

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  • Mar 27
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Mar 27
    East Bend: Giving the Noose the Slip: Female Murderers in Oregon, 1854-1950

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    History Pub Encore examines how legislative shifts in the all-male courts and penal system reflected the changing roles of women as citizens.

    Twenty-five women were convicted of homicide in Oregon between 1854 and 1950. During these years the majority faced all-male court and penal systems. As such, they were handled differently in accordance with various social, cultural, and legislative shifts relating to women's roles as citizens. Through an examination of contemporary newspaper articles, inmate case files, and other Oregon State Penitentiary records, this presentation will examine three distinct periods relating to these shifts: 1854-1900, 1901-1935 and 1936-1950.

    Jenna Barganski is the Museum Manager at Clackamas County Historical Society in Oregon City. Prior to her position at CCHS she worked as a research assistant for The Oregon Encyclopedia. In 2018 Jenna received her M.A. in History and Public History from Portland State University. Her field of interest includes Pacific Northwest history and women’s history.

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  • Mar 27
    Sunriver: Friends of the Library Board Meeting

    2:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Monthly Sunriver Friends of the Library Board Meeting.
    Free and Open to All.

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  • Mar 27
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

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  • Mar 27
    Sisters: The Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Read and discuss "Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon" with friends and neighbors.

    "Rocket Men" byt Robert Kurson shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission. In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare, the agency would send the first humans in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord - the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots - the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, Rocket Men is a vivid account of the epic danger involved, and the bravery it took to leave Earth for the first time.

    Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School. His professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published “My Favorite Teacher,” his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. His other books include "Shadow Divers," "Pirate Hunters," and "Crashing Through."

    Kurson will be speaking at Bend High on Sunday, April 28. Tickets are free but required and become available on Saturday, April 6 at www.dplfoundation.org and at all branch libraries.

    *ani*

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  • Mar 28
    East Bend Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Mar 28
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Mar 29
    CANCELLED: La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Mar 29
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Mar 30
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Mar 31
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Apr 1
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Apr 1
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 1
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 1
    Downtown Bend: Community Questions

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    We live in times of great change.

    How can we move forward with greater understanding of our differences, and our sameness?

    We believe timely, open ended questions create a space for us to do just that.

    Carol Delmonico and Casey Davis have authored and designed an interactive journal “Stoke Your Woke” that supports us to share perspectives, listen, reflect, and learn from one another.

    During these 1.5 hour events you will explore questions through thought provoking prompts, quotes, and images. You will connect with others through writing, listening, and sharing. The space created will allow for everyone's diverse perspectives to be heard with hospitality and equity.

    We'll delve into questions like:
    How could you hold your own truth and listen openly to someone who has a different truth?
    How do you hold both “me and mine” and “we and ours” when a personal decision affects the wellbeing of others?
    What is needed for our most vulnerable populations?

    Here’s what past participants have said:

    "This is the kind of thing our society desperately needs." - Tara Breitenbucher

    "I felt a sense of hope and community, and learned some new things about myself in a very gentle way" - Vicki Avila

    "Appreciation for this process. What a huge difference it makes to hear each other. It Stokes Our Woke!" - Sarah Mason

    This is an ongoing series, meeting once a month on Monday evenings. You are welcome to come to more than one event but it’s not required.

    For more information about Stoke Your Woke go to stokeyourwoke.com
    Questions or for more information about “Community Questions” email Carol at cae.delmonico@gmail.com

    Carol Delmonico is a curious "truth" seeker, visionary coach, and a mama who has an innate belief in humanity. She is a Cultural Change Agent for these transformative times. She coaches and mentors humans who are open to engaging in fresh perspectives. Get in touch with her at www.caroldelmonico.com

    Casey Davis is a mother, a designer, and a community advocate. She enjoys working collaboratively with creative thinkers to envision and create a world where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive. Check out her design work at www.caseydavisdesign.com and her community building efforts at http://www.bendlivinghood.com

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  • Apr 2
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Apr 3
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 3
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers. Spanish interpreters are available the first Wednesday of the month.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

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    Consultas gratis 30 minutos con un abogado. Un Interprete del Español estará disponible el primer Miércoles de cada mes.

    Registración por adelantado para una cita se abren 13 días antes de la fecha. Al registrarse sabrán la hora de su cita cuando.

    Hay citas disponibles el mismo día se darán por lotería a las 5:15 p.m.


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  • Apr 4
    East Bend Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 4
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 4
    A Novel Idea Inspired Art Reception at Central Oregon Community College

    5:00 PM - Thursday - COCC - Barber Library

    Celebrate student art work inspired by Rocket Men on display in the Barber Library rotunda on the COCC campus.

    Refreshments and live music. *ani*

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  • Apr 5
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 5
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 6
    Sisters: Breaking Barriers-Women's Achievements in the Era of Apollo 8

    11:00 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Explore how women in the 1960s contributed to NASA and broke barriers along the way.

    As NASA reached for the Moon in the late 1960s, women in the U.S. contributed to that effort and broke barriers in many other areas of American life. From the STEM fields to the corporate boardroom and from the university to the streets, women challenged their exclusion from positions of power and fought for the opportunity to contribute to the ground-breaking advancements of the era.

    Jamie Bufalino is an instructor in the Departments of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon. She has a doctorate in History specializing in the histories of gender, race, and sexuality in the United States with special emphasis on social movements and consumer culture. She has taught extensively and conducted research in the areas of representations of race, gender, and sexuality in U.S. beauty culture, specifically advertising, as well as on the history of feminist movements in the U.S. *ani*

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  • Apr 6
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Apr 6
    La Pine: Meet Astronaut and Author Jim Wetherbee

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Astronaut Jim Wetherbee shares space stories.

    Former NASA astronaut, Jim Wetherbee, the only American astronaut to have commanded five space missions, shares stories of Apollo 8 and what it took to get the first astronauts around the moon and back.

    In 1968, for the first time in Earth's four and a half billion year history, three men got up one morning - and left. Who was responsible for the decision to send men to the Moon on that first flight? How do people make such decisions? Astronauts eagerly climb onto a rocket and live or die as a consequence of their own decisions. But what does it take to live with the decisions made in the Mission Control Center when other people live or die as a result?

    Since the beginning of the space program, astronauts have developed techniques based on the principles of operating excellence to make effective decisions and execute missions while staying alive in unforgiving environments. Hear how these principles-based techniques can help each of us optimize performance in hazardous operations, business, and everyday life to help us accomplish much more in our dangerous world - or out of this world!

    With thirty-five years of experience in high-hazard operational environments, Jim is passionate about helping leaders and operators in dangerous endeavors with critical mission objectives.
    Jim began his career as a Naval Aviator aboard the USS John F Kennedy, flying the A-7 Corsair. In his second tour, he was a test pilot in the F/A-18 Hornet.

    In 1984, Jim was selected to join NASA in its tenth group of astronauts. Over his twenty-year career, he flew six times on the Space Shuttle. The five-time commander flew two missions to the Russian Space Station, Mir, and two missions to the International Space Station. In 1998, he was appointed as the director, Flight Crew Operations, specifically selected to improve the flight and ground safety in the astronaut corps.

    Bringing his experience from the aerospace industry as a former NASA executive and astronaut, Jim joined the Oil and Gas Industry as a Safety and Operations Auditor for BP, America. As the VP, Operating Leadership, Jim helped to improve operating results consistently over the long-term, by emphasizing effective leadership behaviors to inspire people to perform with operating excellence.

    His book "Controlling Risk - In A Dangerous World" was published in 2017. Learn more about Jim at www.JimWetherbee.com *ani*

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  • Apr 6
    East Bend: Breaking Barriers-Women's Achievements in the Era of Apollo 8

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Explore how women in the 1960s contributed to NASA and broke barriers along the way.

    As NASA reached for the Moon in the late 1960s, women in the U.S. contributed to that effort and broke barriers in many other areas of American life. From the STEM fields to the corporate boardroom and from the university to the streets, women challenged their exclusion from positions of power and fought for the opportunity to contribute to the ground-breaking advancements of the era.

    Jamie Bufalino is an instructor in the Departments of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon. She has a doctorate in History specializing in the histories of gender, race, and sexuality in the United States with special emphasis on social movements and consumer culture. She has taught extensively and conducted research in the areas of representations of race, gender, and sexuality in U.S. beauty culture, specifically advertising, as well as on the history of feminist movements in the U.S. *ani*

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  • Apr 7
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Apr 8
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Apr 8
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 8
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 8
    Downtown Bend: Spacetime - The Fabric of the Cosmos

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    What is spacetime, and how does it hold the universe together?

    Spacetime is the mysterious way physicists model the fabric of the universe, but what is it and how do we know it exists? In this talk, Dr. Wendi Wampler will introduce the concept of spacetime, discuss its role in Einstein’s general theory of relativity, and outline the recent evidence of its existence through the observations of gravitational waves made at LIGO.

    Dr. Wendi Wampler is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering at Central Oregon Community College. She graduated from Purdue with a degree in chemical engineering in 2004. Dr. Wampler returned to Purdue to get her bachelors and then doctorate in physics, with a focus in both astrophysics and physics education in 2013. Since then, she has been teaching algebra and calculus-based physics courses at the community college level, where she enjoys the instructional freedom, small class sizes, and working with non-traditional students.
    *ani*

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  • Apr 9
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Apr 9
    Sunriver: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel.

    "One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it"--Provided by publisher.

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  • Apr 9
    Downtown Bend: Central Oregon Writers Guild

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Guest speaker Sarah Cyr presents Mindful Writing.

    The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities.

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  • Apr 10
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 10
    Sisters: Meet Astronaut and Author Jim Wetherbee

    3:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Astronaut Jim Wetherbee shares space stories.

    Former NASA astronaut, Jim Wetherbee, the only American astronaut to have commanded five space missions, shares stories of Apollo 8 and what it took to get the first astronauts around the Moon and back.

    In 1968, for the first time in Earth’s four and a half billion year history, three men got up one morning - and left. Who was responsible for the decision to send men to the moon on that first flight? How do people make such decisions? Astronauts eagerly climb onto a rocket and live or die as a consequence of their own decisions. But what does it take to live with the decisions made in the Mission Control Center when other people live or die as a result?

    Since the beginning of the space program, astronauts have developed techniques based on the principles of operating excellence to make effective decisions and execute missions while staying alive in unforgiving environments. Hear how these principles-based techniques can help each of us optimize performance in hazardous operations, business, and everyday life to help us accomplish much more in our dangerous world - or out of this world!

    With thirty-five years of experience in high-hazard operational environments, Jim is passionate about helping leaders and operators in dangerous endeavors with critical mission objectives.
    Jim began his career as a Naval Aviator aboard the USS John F Kennedy, flying the A-7 Corsair. In his second tour, he was a test pilot in the F/A-18 Hornet.

    In 1984, Jim was selected to join NASA in its tenth group of astronauts. Over his twenty-year career, he flew six times on the Space Shuttle. The five-time commander flew two missions to the Russian Space Station, Mir, and two missions to the International Space Station. In 1998, he was appointed as the director, Flight Crew Operations, specifically selected to improve the flight and ground safety in the astronaut corps.

    Bringing his experience from the aerospace industry as a former NASA executive and astronaut, Jim joined the Oil and Gas Industry as a Safety and Operations Auditor for BP, America. As the VP, Operating Leadership, Jim helped to improve operating results consistently over the long-term, by emphasizing effective leadership behaviors to inspire people to perform with operating excellence.

    His book "Controlling Risk - In A Dangerous World" was published in 2017. Learn more about Jim at www.JimWetherbee.com *ani*

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  • Apr 10
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

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  • Apr 10
    Downtown Bend: Moon Country-Oregon and the Space Race

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Central Oregon played host to astronauts preparing for the first lunar landing in the 1960s.

    During the 1960s, Oregon played an important role in the Space Race as a training ground for astronauts preparing for the first lunar landing. Many geologists thought that Central Oregon’s landscape and rocks resembled that of the Moon, making it an ideal training spot for astronauts to test gear and develop skills navigating challenging terrain.

    In this talk, Laura Ferguson, the Curator of Western History at the High Desert Museum, explores the role Central Oregon played in the space program, as well as highlights what life was like for those living in Bend at the time. *ani*

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  • Apr 11
    East Bend Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 11
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Read and discuss "Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon" with friends and neighbors. "Rocket Men" byt Robert Kurson shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission. In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare, the agency would send the first humans in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord - the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots - the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, Rocket Men is a vivid account of the epic danger involved, and the bravery it took to leave Earth for the first time.

    Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School. His professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published “My Favorite Teacher,” his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. His other books include "Shadow Divers," "Pirate Hunters," and "Crashing Through."

    Kurson will be speaking at Bend High on Sunday, April 28. Tickets are free but required and become available on Saturday, April 6 at www.dplfoundation.org and at all branch libraries. *ani*

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  • Apr 11
    Redmond: The Library Bookclub

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Read and discuss "Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon" with friends and neighbors.

    "Rocket Men" byt Robert Kurson shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission. In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare, the agency would send the first humans in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord - the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots - the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, Rocket Men is a vivid account of the epic danger involved, and the bravery it took to leave Earth for the first time.

    Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School. His professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published “My Favorite Teacher,” his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. His other books include "Shadow Divers," "Pirate Hunters," and "Crashing Through."

    Kurson will be speaking at Bend High on Sunday, April 28. Tickets are free but required and become available on Saturday, April 6 at www.dplfoundation.org and at all branch libraries.
    *ani*

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  • Apr 11
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 11
    Write Here: Writers Reading - Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford reads.

    Kim Stafford has shaped his works around the notion of poetry as a luxury that could save your life--perhaps a little at a time--by making your days more buoyant, filled with curiosity and insight, and emotionally rich.

    Stafford will read from individual poems that seek connection with the self, other people, and the Earth.

    Kim Stafford, the son of poet William Stafford, received his Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of Oregon. Since 1979, he has taught writing at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. In July 2018, he was appointed Oregon's Poet Laureate.

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  • Apr 12
    Writers Writing: The World Needs Your Secrets - A Daily Writing Practice

    9:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Discover the poet within you and let them take flight.

    Kim Stafford has shaped his works around the notion of poetry as a luxury that could save your life--perhaps a little at a time--by making your days more buoyant, filled with curiosity and insight, and emotionally rich. Learn how to make poetry and writing a daily practice with Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford.

    Kim Stafford, the son of poet William Stafford, Kim Stafford received his Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of Oregon. Since 1979, he has taught writing at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. He has also taught courses at Willamette University in Salem, at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, at the Fishtrap writers' gathering, and private workshops in Scotland, Italy, and Bhutan.

    In July 2018, he was appointed Oregon's Poet Laureate.
    He is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute and is the literary executor of the Estate of William Stafford.

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  • Apr 12
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 12
    A Novel Idea Book Discussion at Roundabout Books

    1:00 PM - Friday - Roundabout Books

    Read and discuss "Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon" with friends and neighbors.

    "Rocket Men" byt Robert Kurson shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission. In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare, the agency would send the first humans in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord - the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots - the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, Rocket Men is a vivid account of the epic danger involved, and the bravery it took to leave Earth for the first time.

    Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School. His professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published “My Favorite Teacher,” his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. His other books include "Shadow Divers," "Pirate Hunters," and "Crashing Through."

    Kurson will be speaking at Bend High on Sunday, April 28. Tickets are free but required and become available on Saturday, April 6 at www.dplfoundation.org and at all branch libraries. *ani*

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  • Apr 12
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 12
    A Novel Idea: Lunar Origins at Worthy Brewing

    6:00 PM - Friday - Worthy Brewing * Registration Required

    Learn the origin of the Moon at Worthy Brewing.

    Learn the origin of the Moon from Astronomical Interpreter Tim Merrill. Merrill will discuss the most accepted scientific theory of the formation of our moon: the Giant Impact Theory.

    Hear how a solar system might be formed the general solar system based on "accretion disc theory," where swirling gas and dust chaotically coalesces into planetary bodies via planetary collisions.

    Explore lunar features and discover why our moon looks the way it does.

    Tim Merrill has been working for the Oregon Observatory as an Astronomical Interpreter for five years, where he practices armature astronomy and shares with the public his love of space.

    The Worthy Garden Club is co-hosting this event and allowing library patrons the use of the Hopservatory after the lecture.
    The Hopservatory is operated by the Worthy Garden Club, a 501©(3) non profit foundation, in conjunction with the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver, also a non-profit foundation. All proceeds from tours go to the WGC to support science literacy programs and initiatives.

    https://worthybrewing.com/hopservatory/


    *ani*

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  • Apr 13
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Apr 13
    Redmond: Jubilee - Recovering the Story of Apollo 8

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Unravel the historical threads, hidden in plain sight, of the Apollo 8 mission.

    A Jubilee is a special anniversary of an event, especially one celebrating twenty-five or fifty year milestones. As we mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 we have the opportunity to recover histories that have been lost to the more popular historical account of the mission and the tumultuous events 1968.

    The discussion, led by Dr. Robert D Thompson, Jr. from Oregon State, will note how the, "historical threads, hidden in plain sight," are linked to current movements of today including #Black Lives Matter, Say Her Name, Moral Monday, and Standing Rock.Thompson will highlight historical threads in the tapestry of the story of Rocket Men - exemplified in the presence of the Radical Martin Luther King, Jr., the revelations of the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, and the computational and engineering genius of the four sable "computers" whose hard work and tremendous perseverance against historically entrenched social forces facilitated the success of the US space program. *ani*

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  • Apr 14
    Downtown Bend: Tax Prep Sessions

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. No appointments after 4:00 p.m. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Apr 14
    Downtown Bend: Jubilee - Recovering the Story of Apollo 8

    1:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Unravel the historical threads, hidden in plain sight, of the Apollo 8 mission.

    A Jubilee is a special anniversary of an event, especially one celebrating twenty-five or fifty year milestones. As we mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 we have the opportunity to recover histories that have been lost to the more popular historical account of the mission and the tumultuous events 1968.

    The discussion, led by Dr. Robert D Thompson, Jr. from Oregon State, will note how the, "historical threads, hidden in plain sight," are linked to current movements of today including #Black Lives Matter, Say Her Name, Moral Monday, and Standing Rock. Thompson will highlight historical threads in the tapestry of the story of Rocket Men - exemplified in the presence of the Radical Martin Luther King, Jr., the revelations of the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, and the computational and engineering genius of the four sable "computers" whose hard work and tremendous perseverance against historically entrenched social forces facilitated the success of the US space program. *ani*

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  • Apr 15
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Apr 15
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 15
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 16
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time.

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  • Apr 16
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Read and discuss "Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon" with friends and neighbors.

    "Rocket Men" byt Robert Kurson shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission. In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare, the agency would send the first humans in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord - the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots - the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, Rocket Men is a vivid account of the epic danger involved, and the bravery it took to leave Earth for the first time.

    Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School. His professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published “My Favorite Teacher,” his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. His other books include "Shadow Divers," "Pirate Hunters," and "Crashing Through."

    Kurson will be speaking at Bend High on Sunday, April 28. Tickets are free but required and become available on Saturday, April 6 at www.dplfoundation.org and at all branch libraries. *ani*

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  • Apr 16
    Downtown Bend: Meet Astronaut and Author Jim Wetherbee

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Astronaut Jim Wetherbee shares space stories.

    Former NASA astronaut, Jim Wetherbee, the only American astronaut to have commanded five space missions, shares stories of Apollo 8 and what it took to get the first astronauts around the Moon and back.

    In 1968, for the first time in Earth’s four and a half billion year history, three men got up one morning - and left. Who was responsible for the decision to send men to the moon on that first flight? How do people make such decisions? Astronauts eagerly climb onto a rocket and live or die as a consequence of their own decisions. But what does it take to live with the decisions made in the Mission Control Center when other people live or die as a result?

    Since the beginning of the space program, astronauts have developed techniques based on the principles of operating excellence to make effective decisions and execute missions while staying alive in unforgiving environments. Hear how these principles-based techniques can help each of us optimize performance in hazardous operations, business, and everyday life to help us accomplish much more in our dangerous world - or out of this world!

    With thirty-five years of experience in high-hazard operational environments, Jim is passionate about helping leaders and operators in dangerous endeavors with critical mission objectives.
    Jim began his career as a Naval Aviator aboard the USS John F Kennedy, flying the A-7 Corsair. In his second tour, he was a test pilot in the F/A-18 Hornet.

    In 1984, Jim was selected to join NASA in its tenth group of astronauts. Over his twenty-year career, he flew six times on the Space Shuttle. The five-time commander flew two missions to the Russian Space Station, Mir, and two missions to the International Space Station. In 1998, he was appointed as the director, Flight Crew Operations, specifically selected to improve the flight and ground safety in the astronaut corps.

    Bringing his experience from the aerospace industry as a former NASA executive and astronaut, Jim joined the Oil and Gas Industry as a Safety and Operations Auditor for BP, America. As the VP, Operating Leadership, Jim helped to improve operating results consistently over the long-term, by emphasizing effective leadership behaviors to inspire people to perform with operating excellence.

    His book "Controlling Risk - In A Dangerous World" was published in 2017. Learn more about Jim at www.JimWetherbee.com *ani*

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  • Apr 17
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 17
    A Novel Idea Book Discussion at Herringbone Books

    1:00 PM - Wednesday - Herringbone Books

    Read and discuss "Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon" with friends and neighbors.

    "Rocket Men" byt Robert Kurson shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission. In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare, the agency would send the first humans in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord - the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots - the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, Rocket Men is a vivid account of the epic danger involved, and the bravery it took to leave Earth for the first time.

    Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School. His professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published “My Favorite Teacher,” his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. His other books include "Shadow Divers," "Pirate Hunters," and "Crashing Through."

    Kurson will be speaking at Bend High on Sunday, April 28. Tickets are free but required and become available on Saturday, April 6 at www.dplfoundation.org and at all branch libraries. *ani*

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  • Apr 17
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

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  • Apr 17
    A Novel Idea: Bottle Rockets at Bend Science Station

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Bend Science Station * Registration Required

    Build and launch old-fashioned bottle rockets.

    Build and launch old-fashioned bottle rockets at Bend Science Station. The Bend Science Station provides high-quality, laboratory-based science education for more than 7,000 students and their teachers a year in Central Oregon. Bend Science Station: open minds and open doors, empowering young scientists to change lives, including their own. Try your own hand at classic science fair experiments.
    *ani*

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  • Apr 18
    East Bend Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 18
    Poet-Tea! at Suttle Tea

    11:30 AM - Thursday -

    Celebrate National Poetry Month at Suttle Tea.

    Do you have a favorite poem? Share poems, write acrostic and concrete poems while sipping tea.


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  • Apr 18
    La Pine: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Discuss The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

    Join other community members for a lively discussion murder and mayhem. Building tension with every page, “The Perfect Nanny” is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhood—and the American debut of an immensely talented writer.

    When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau.

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  • Apr 18
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 18
    1968 - The Year in Song with Public (ROCK) Choir at Wild Ride Brewing

    6:30 PM - Thursday - Wild Ride Brew

    Sing the songs of 1968 as part of A Novel Idea.

    Music played a large role in the American culture of 1968. Iconic songs from "Hey Jude" to "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" were in constant rotation on the radio and shaped the consciousness of music lovers across the country. Join Sing Bend's Public (ROCK) Choir Sing-along, led by Deena Kamm, for a deep dive into the music of 1968 (with a few space-themed songs thrown in for fun) and belt out songs without feeling self-conscious or worried about who can hear you and who's watching. It's not about being a great singer, it's about joining our collective voices and singing our faces off because it's good for you and it feels good too..

    *ani*

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  • Apr 19
    La Pine: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 19
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Apr 20
    East Bend: 1968 - America's Year of Crisis

    10:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Americans in 1968 endured one of the most tumultuous years in American history.

    1968 is remembered as the year that the United States nearly had a collective nervous breakdown. The year began with the Tet Offensive, during which North Vietnamese troops invaded the heavily guarded US Embassy in Saigon and ended with the election of Richard Nixon in November. Americans were exhausted. Dr. William Rorabaugh from the University of Washington unpacks one of the most contentious years in American history.

    Professor William Rorabaugh teaches American History at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of seven books, including "The Alcoholic Republic (Oxford, 1979)," "Berkeley at War: The 1960s (Oxford, 1989)," "American Hippies
    (Cambridge, 2015)," and "Prohibition: A Concise
    History (Oxford, 2018)."

    *ani*

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  • Apr 20
    La Pine: Open Lab

    11:00 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

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  • Apr 20
    Redmond: 1968 - America's Year of Crisis

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Americans in 1968 endured one of the most tumultuous years in American history.

    1968 is remembered as the year that the United States nearly had a collective nervous breakdown. The year began with the Tet Offensive, during which North Vietnamese troops invaded the heavily guarded US Embassy in Saigon and ended with the election of Richard Nixon in November. Americans were exhausted. Dr. William Rorabaugh from the University of Washington unpacks one of the most contentious years in American history.

    Professor William Rorabaugh teaches American History at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of seven books, including "The Alcoholic Republic (Oxford, 1979)," "Berkeley at War: The 1960s (Oxford, 1989)," "American Hippies
    (Cambridge, 2015)," and "Prohibition: A Concise
    History (Oxford, 2018)." *ani*

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