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  • Oct 1
    ONLINE ONLY: Learning Circle: Speed Spanish

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    Registration for this event is closed.

    Speak Spanish in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Speed Spanish class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures, share insights and to practice speaking Spanish with the group.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Thursdays, September 10 through October 22. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Oct 1
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - Magical History Tour

    5:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning Thursday, October 1st at 5:00 p.m.

    Go on a lively tour of historical traditions of magic with University of Oregon Professor and medievalist, Martha Bayless, Ph.D.

    This lively presentation will cover historical traditions of magic, including some that may be familiar from Harry Potter and some that are still with us in modern life. Among these is the surprising history of Hallowe’en— almost certainly not what you’ve heard in the media! — as well as answers to questions like why cats and not dogs were supposed to conspire with witches, why shoes are associated with weddings, and why we throw coins in fountains.

    Martha Bayless is a medievalist who specializes in the popular culture of the Middle Ages. She has a PhD from Cambridge University and is Professor of English and Director of Folklore and Public Culture at the University of Oregon.

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  • Oct 1
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Deschutes County Commissioner Position 2

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Deschutes County Commissioner Postion 2 candidates Phil Chang and Phil Henderson.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 5
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    3:00 PM - Monday - 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.org

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  • Oct 5
    ONLINE ONLY: Landlord-tenant Law Eviction Moratorium Update

    5:30 PM - Monday -

    Join lawyers from Legal Aid Services of Central Oregon online through Zoom as they discuss Oregon's latest landlord-tenant law eviction moratorium.

    The presentation will be delivered in both English and Spanish.

    This is a general presentation, presenters are unable to answer questions about specific cases.

    Register in advance for this webinar:
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dGOWeo-ORmWwuQ-b5eihsw

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is a statewide non-profit organization that provides access to legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. LASO's mission is to achieve justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services.

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  • Oct 6
    Job Search Essentials

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - * Registration Required

    Discover library and community resources that will help you find and land a job.

    It's been a tough year for employment in Central Oregon and there are a lot people looking for work right now. The good news is there are jobs out there and resources to help you find and get them.

    In this presentation, we'll share library and community resources that:
    -help you upgrade your skills for the current job market
    -list open positions
    -write your resume and cover letter
    -nail the interview
    -get the job

    If you've been struggling to find a job, let us connect you with the resources that can help make the difference.

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  • Oct 6
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - State Senate District 27

    7:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from State Senate District 27 candidates Eileen Kiely and Tim Knopp.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 7
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Get an online 30-minute consultation with a local lawyer through Zoom conference.

    Lawyers are able to help with general civil-law questions including family law, employment, housing, estate planning and more. We are unable to help with criminal law questions.

    Advance registration is required and appointment times run from 5:30-7:30pm.

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-617-7089.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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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 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a rodrigog@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Oct 8
    ONLINE ONLY: Learning Circle: Speed Spanish

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    Registration for this event is closed.

    Speak Spanish in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Speed Spanish class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures, share insights and to practice speaking Spanish with the group.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Thursdays, September 10 through October 22. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Oct 8
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at Redmond

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Discuss Upstream by Mary Oliver. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97696011875

    Feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club.

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  • Oct 8
    ONLINE ONLY Sisters: The Non-Fiction Library Book Club

    1:00 PM - Thursday -

    Discuss "Vesper Flights" by Helen Macdonald online via Zoom. Available to check-out on Hoopla.

    Presents a collection of essays about humanity's relationship with nature, exploring subjects ranging from captivity and immigration to ostrich farming and the migrations of songbirds from the Empire State Building.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/99702851882*zm*

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  • Oct 8
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - The Power of Conspiracies in U.S. History

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be avaialable beginning October 8 at 6:00 p.m.

    Conspiracy theories are part of our past and our present. What can we learn from history that applies today?

    Historian Kathryn Olmsted will discuss the power of conspiracy theories in U.S. history and the role they play in American politics today.

    Kathryn Olmsted is a professor of history at the University of California, Davis, and the author of Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11 (Oxford University Press). She has researched and written extensively about conspiracy theories in U.S. history. *oo*

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  • Oct 8
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - House District 53

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from House District 53 candidates Emerson Levy and Jack Zika.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 9
    ONLINE ONLY Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Friday -

    Discuss "Calypso" by David Sedaris. Click the link above or join at https://zoom.us/j/157999301 or with Meeting ID 157 999 301

    Physical copies are available first-come first-serve at the Downtown Bend Customer Service Desk. Additional formats can be placed on hold: https://dpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1700809094

    When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, David Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. Sedaris sets his powers of observation toward middle age and mortality, that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

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  • Oct 10
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - Fall Flower Crowns

    3:00 PM - Saturday - * Registration Required

    Style your own fall inspired floral crown. Materials provided.

    This is a live, interactive workshop with materials provided and delivered to your local library of choice. Registration for this event closes Saturday, October 3rd. Limit one kit per person. Registration required for supply kit and Zoom link.

    Learn how to create a flower crown from dried flowers. We’ll talk about the meaning behind flowers and the journey of the flower crown while we craft our own. By the end you’ll be ready to sport your crown on your next Zoom call, social distancing party or even a future festival (the flowers are dried after all).

    Sami Kerzel is a Community Librarian with Deschutes Public Library serving all ages through story times, book clubs and more. When she isn’t reading a new book, usually historical fiction, she is probably enjoying an adventure, big and small. She especially loves any outdoor adventure which includes wildflowers. Spontaneous flower crowns are something she has enjoyed making for quite some time.

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  • Oct 11
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - Mermaids Among Us

    3:00 PM - Sunday -

    A link to view this program will be available beginning October 11 at 3:00 p.m.

    Explore mermaids past and present.

    Mythic mermaids have preoccupied visual art and literature for millennia in many cultural contexts but when, in the 19th century, they took physical form in operas certain problems about their form and locomotion needed to be solved so they could be embodied. Stage designers settled on a special "look" which still preoccupies our conception of mermaids in the 21st century. Now, the burgeoning industry of “mermaiding” has countless amateur practitioners. Among professional mermaids, entrepreneurialism in the gig economy utilizes the recognizability of this form and has developed set of skills that goes along with the “look” to constitute enactment of the thoroughly modern mermaid.

    Tracy C. Davis is Barber Professor of Performing Arts at Northwestern University and a specialist in theatre history and historiography.Mermaid resource list https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/files/uploads/Mermaids%20resource%20list.pdf
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  • Oct 12
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    3:00 PM - Monday - 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.org

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  • Oct 12
    ONLINE ONLY: Persona Playshop - Who (or What) Will You Be?

    5:30 PM - Monday - * Registration Required

    This is a live, interactive workshop. Registration for this event closes the day prior to the program. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link at that time.

    Inhabit a new identity during this stellar playshop.

    Use of persona liberates us from the dictum to write only what we know. An entree to imagination, the form allows us to inhabit identities or voices other than our own. During this small-group Playshop, writing prompts will serve as springboards for vivid exploration. Cultural appropriation in use of persona will be addressed. Excellent for fledglings and long-time lovers of creative writing and poetry!

    Krayna Castelbaum, Poetry Instigator, offers monthly Poetry Playshops, publishes Poem of the Month, and collaborates with other poets/artists in the Central Oregon community and beyond. Krayna's Playshops free people up to invest energy in spirited, spontaneous play and creative self-expression.

    Learn more: www.clearlenscoaching.com *zm*

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  • Oct 13
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - The Making of Star Trek II

    5:30 PM - Tuesday -

    "Thriving on Limitations: The Making of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"

    Celebrate the actors and amazing behind the scene artists who worked on Nicholas Meyer's “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” in this live virtual presentation with Star Trek experts, John and Maria Jose Tenuto.

    This live webinar will be held via Zoom.
    Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qCLEPWGpQVy2y-w1foWgTg

    Celebrate the actors and amazing behind the scene artists who worked on Nicholas Meyer's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan with this multimedia virtual presentation. More than 100 rare, and many "never-before-seen," newly discovered photographs paint the incredible picture of a company of actors and artists whose talents combined to create one of science fiction's most critically acclaimed films. In addition to the photographs, the presentation will share trivia and little known facts about the making of the film how it was made despite limitations of budget, time, and technology. A special thank you to writer/director Nicholas Meyer for his permission to share these photographs and the University of Iowa Library

    John and Maria Jose Tenuto have been professors of sociology for 23 years at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. John was named the 2020 United States Central Region Faculty of the Year by the Association of Community College Trustees and has been nominated more than 20 times for Outstanding Faculty of the Year at the College of Lake County, winning the award 4 times. Maria Jose was honored as the 2019 State of Illinois Adjunct Faculty of the Year by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association and was named the 2019 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year at the College of Lake County.

    The couple appears in episodes of the Netflix TV series The Toys that Made Us and were featured subjects of the Decades Network documentary Star Wars: Through the Decades. The Tenuto’s research of Star Trek and Star Wars fans and history has been featured on WGN News, CBS News, BBC Radio, and Canada’s Global News Radio, and in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, SFX, USA Today, and WIRED Magazine. They have contributed to the Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Expanded Music Soundtrack by James Horner.

    The couple have presented their research at the Disney/Lucasfilm Star Wars Celebration, The Official Star Trek Convention, The Saint Louis Science Center, and were invited by the towns of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, and Riverside, Iowa, to speak about the history and making of Star Trek. John and Maria Jose have been married 21 years and have an 18 year old son named Nicholas Jose. *zm*

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  • Oct 13
    ONLINE ONLY: COWG Winners Showcase Event

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    This live reading will be held via Zoom. Use this URL to join the program https://zoom.us/j/94720637761 or click "Join Program Here."

    Hear the winners of the Central Oregon Writers Guild Annual Contest.Adult Fiction
    1st place: Chris Hannas "Johnny Pucks"
    2nd Place: Lynda Sather "Maddie's Journey"
    3rd Place: Patsy Stagner "The Hole in My Glove"
    Honorable Mentions: Susan Frank "Glitter Path", Tamara Marnell "The Richest Woman in the World"

    Adult Nonfiction
    1st Place: Daniel Murphy "Listing to the Right"
    2nd Place:​ Lori Greenstone "Carpet Ride"
    3rd Place: Judy Dugan "The Banana Republic Game"
    ​Honorable Mention: Pat Kruis-Tellinghusen "To Our Neighbors in Burns, Oregon"

    Adult Poetry
    1st Place: Patty Palmer-Baker "Eyebrow Bear"
    2nd Place: Carolyn Tate "Me, Jungle"
    3rd Place: Tess Marino "And Then, White Pelicans"
    ​Honorable Mention: Randy Workman "We'll Be Right Back After These Messages"

    Youth Fiction
    1st Place: Mckenzie Leary "When Fate Aligns"
    2nd Place: Darcy Hays "Bloodsport"
    3rd Place: Nicole Morgen "Shatter"
    ​Honorable Mention: Reed Luppens "Seven-Minute Mile"

    Youth Poetry
    1st Place: Sophie App Singer "Why It's Hard To Love A Poet"
    2nd Place: Nicole Morgen "My Darling Husband Sam"
    3rd Place: Darcy Hays "Skin Deep"

    Children's Literature
    1st Place: Denice Lewis "Her Eyes"
    2nd Place: Minda DeBudge "The Mystery of the Basement Boogies"
    3rd Place: Cameron Prow "Elmer's Miracles"
    ​Honorable Mention: Megan Hoffman "Ziggy Moves"

    To read the pieces, go to centraloregonwritersguild.com or click on the link below.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. *zm*

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  • Oct 13
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - House District 54

    7:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from House District 54 candidates Cheri Helt and Jason Kropf.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 14
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at Sunriver

    10:00 AM - Wednesday - Wild Wood Coffee House

    Discuss 99 Nights in Logar by Jamil Jan Kochai online via Zoom.

    To join, click the link above, use this link https://zoom.us/j/272320347, or by phone at +1-669-900-6833 with Meeting ID 272 320 347.

    From the publisher, "A coming-of-age story about one boy's journey across contemporary Afghanistan to find and bring home the family dog, blending the grit and immediacy of voice-driven fiction like We Need New Names with the mythmaking of One Thousand and One Nights. Twelve-year-old Marwand's memories from his previous visit to Afghanistan six years ago center on his contentious relationship with Budabash, the terrifying but beloved dog who guards his extended family's compound in Logar. Eager to find an ally in this place that's meant to be "home," Marwand approaches Budabash the way he would any dog on his American suburban block--and the results are disastrous: Marwand loses a finger and Budabash escapes. The resulting search for the family dog is an expertly told adventure, a ninety-nine-night quest that sends Marwand and his cousins across the landscape of Logar. Moving between celebrations and tragedies, deeply humorous and surprisingly tender, 99 Nights in Logar is a vibrant exploration of the power of stories--the ones we tell each other, and the ones we find ourselves in."

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  • Oct 14
    ONLINE ONLY: Raise a Reader

    4:00 PM - Wednesday -

    When young children develop the skills and motivations they need to learn to read, they are more likely to succeed in school and beyond. Here are engaging ways parents, teachers, and caregivers can help raise a reader.

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  • Oct 14
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Get an online 30-minute consultation with a local lawyer through Zoom conference.

    Lawyers are able to help with general civil-law questions including family law, employment, housing, estate planning and more. We are unable to help with criminal law questions.

    Advance registration is required and appointment times run from 5:30-7:30pm.

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-617-7089.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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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 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a rodrigog@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Oct 15
    ONLINE ONLY: Learning Circle: Speed Spanish

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    Registration for this event is closed.

    Speak Spanish in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Speed Spanish class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures, share insights and to practice speaking Spanish with the group.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Thursdays, September 10 through October 22. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Oct 15
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Deschutes County Sheriff

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Deschutes County Sheriff candidates L. Shane Nelson and Scott Schaier.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 17
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - The Hero's Journey

    2:00 PM - Saturday -

    This is a live webinar event. It will be recorded. Use this url https://zoom.us/j/93592632224?pwd=a2IrcjFXT2RSTm5UdHEzalpKZm1hQT09 to register, or click "Join Program Here."

    Explore one of the archetypal plot devices in science fiction and fantasy: the Hero's Journey.

    Some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy stories encapsulate the Hero's Journey: The Matrix, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings. But what makes a Hero? What's the point of all that struggling...and why can't we stop watching? COCC and OSU Cascades writing instructor and local author Mike Cooper leads us on an exploration into Joseph Campbell's "Monomyth," or "The Hero's Journey."

    Hear examples of The Hero's Journey, learn about different kinds of heroes, mythic elements and archetypes, and discover how the monomyth plot template can inform one's own writing.

    Mike Cooper is a graduate of the OSU-Cascades MFA Writing Program and has led several writing workshops for Deschutes Public Library, Caldera Arts, OSU Cascades, and The Workhouse in Bend. *zm*

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  • Oct 19
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    3:00 PM - Monday - 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.org

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  • Oct 19
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi &Fantasy: Virtual Think & Drink with Walidah Imarisha

    6:00 PM - Monday -

    A link to view this live presentation will be available on October 19 at 5:00 p.m.

    Walidah Imarisha explores Octavia E. Butler and the connection between visionary fiction and social justice movements.

    Writer and educator Walidah Imarisha will explore the idea of "visionary fiction," fantastical art that aids in imagining and building new just futures. She will do so engaging with the work of Octavia E. Butler, renowned Black feminist science fiction writer and public intellectual. Connecting science fiction to social change, Imarisha will show the necessity of imagination to change the world.

    This program is made possible with support from Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

    A historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, rebel by reason, Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar and spoken word artist. She edited two anthologies, Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements and Another World is Possible. Imarisha’s nonfiction book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption won a 2017 Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of the poetry collection Scars/Stars, and in 2015, she received a Tiptree Fellowship for her science fiction writing.

    Imarisha has taught in Stanford University’s Program of Writing and Rhetoric, Pacific Northwest College of the Art's Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Master in Critical Studies Program, Portland State University's Black Studies Department, and Oregon State University's Women Gender Sexuality Studies Department.

    For six years, she presented statewide as a public scholar with Oregon Humanities' Conversation Project on topics such as Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration, and the history of hip hop. She was one of the founders and first editor of the political hip hop magazine AWOL.

    She has toured the country several times performing, lecturing and challenging, and has shared the stage with folks as different as Angela Davis, Cornel West, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Kenny Muhammad of the Roots, Chuck D, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Robin D.G. Kelley, Umar bin Hassan from The Last Poets, Boots Riley, Saul Williams, Ani DiFranco, John Irving, dead prez, Rebecca Solnit, and Yuri Kochiyama.

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  • Oct 20
    ONLINE ONLY East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Discuss "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid online using Zoom. Also available as an ebook and digital audiobook on Overdrive.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link:
    https://zoom.us/j/93258467394

    About the book:
    From Taylor Jenkins Reid, "a genius when it comes to stories about life and love" (Redbook), comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress's relentless rise to the top, the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn's Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn's life unfolds, revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love, Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn's story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways.*zm*

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  • Oct 20
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Bend City Council Position 3 and 4

    7:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Bend City Council position 3 candidates Chris Piper, Megan Perkins and Rondo Boozell and Bend City Council position 4 candidates Rita Schenkelberg, Michael Hughes and Anon Bubba Walters.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 21
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Get an online 30-minute consultation with a local lawyer through Zoom conference.

    Lawyers are able to help with general civil-law questions including family law, employment, housing, estate planning and more. We are unable to help with criminal law questions.

    Advance registration is required and appointment times run from 5:30-7:30pm.

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-617-7089.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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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 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a rodrigog@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    *zm*
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  • Oct 21
    ONLINE ONLY Talk Freedom

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Join this LIVE program at the time of the event via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/91397829651 or by phone at +1-408-638-0968 using meeting ID 913 9782 9651.

    Engage in civil discourse through the lens of the First Amendment.

    Join in an open discussion of the First Amendment and Freedom of Speech. Please watch the Tedx Talk "The Freedom of Speech: a Call for Civil Dialogue" with Katia Campbell on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xD6_Ma5vutw. Together we’ll explore and discuss what is protected under the First Amendment, how to engage in civil dialogue and what Freedom of Speech means to us.Here are a few additional resources, if you’d like to explore Free Speech and the First Amendment further:
    - "6 Tales of Censorship in the Golden Age of Free Speech" (Wired, 2018): https://bit.ly/TalesofCensorship
    - "The Most Perfect Album: Episode 1" (More Perfect, 2018): https://bit.ly/MorePerfect1
    - "It Ain't Right" (MC Ragtop, 2020): https://bit.ly/MCRagtop
    - "Should Hate Speech Be Protected as Free Speech?" (Above The Noise, 2018): https://bit.ly/HateSpeechProtected
    - Black Power Collection (National Museum of African American History & Culture): https://bit.ly/BlackPowerNMAAHC
    These resources were chosen to stimulate discussion, and represent the view of the author and/or publisher.

    *zm*

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  • Oct 22
    ONLINE ONLY: Learning Circle: Speed Spanish

    12:00 PM - Thursday -

    Registration for this event is closed.

    Speak Spanish in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Speed Spanish class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures, share insights and to practice speaking Spanish with the group.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Thursdays, September 10 through October 22. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Oct 22
    ONLINE ONLY Know Sci Fi & Fantasy: Spirits of the World

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Get ready for a fun and frightening journey with Ghost Hunters Dustin Pari.

    This is a live, interactive webinar. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link to join the presentation. Use this URL https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UDpiFwmJROqZLWpnJCK0Tg to register or click on Register Here above.

    Dustin Pari has had the good fortune to have been a part of investigations in 26 countries across the globe, conducting research upon 6 of the 7 continents. In this special lecture he shares some of his favorite stories from investigations in Irish castles, French chateaus, Australian prisons, and more! Grab your passport and prepare for a fun and frightening journey!

    With over 25 years of experience researching the unknown, Dustin Pari brings exciting and positive lectures about the paranormal all across the country, As a part of SyFy television's Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, and appearances on Destination Truth and Ghost Nation, Dustin has traveled the world over looking for answers and expanding his understanding of the unseen realm.

    Dustin's fascination with the paranormal began with an encounter he had with a spirit in his childhood home. In his efforts to better understand what had happened, and why, he has traveled across the United States to 27 countries upon 6 different continents, learning a little more with each step of his journey.

    Throughout the year he travels as an invited guest lecturer at the largest paranormal and spiritual conferences and conventions in the country. He has been interviewed by television's Anderson Cooper, and has done radio shows and podcasts all around the globe. He has written two books based upon his findings and his unique approach to the paranormal.

    Dustin is known for his wacky and slightly offbeat sense of humor, which helps to balance the light and dark material that can make up the paranormal world. In addition to conducting his paranormal research, Dustin also does a lot of work as a motivational speaker, suicide awareness advocate, and Christian lecturer.

    When not touring the lecture circuit, Dustin is the COO of a surgical practice based in New England. In his limited free time he enjoys being with his family, watching NASCAR, listening to music, and taking in a good slice of pie from a greasy late-night diner. *zm*

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  • Oct 22
    ONLINE ONLY: Candidate Forum - Bend City Council Position 1 and 2

    7:00 PM - Thursday -

    Stream this live forum here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBZlX_sr3OK0hQSSvNwW6Q or click on the View Program link above.

    Hear from Bend City Council postion 1 candidates Justin Livingston and Melanie Kebler and Bend City Council postion 2 candidates Anthony Broadman and August Paul Johnson.

    Submit questions in advance to https://lwvdeschutes.org/2020-primary-audience-questions/ or https://lwvdeschutes.org/ask-your-candidate/

    Forums are in partnership with the City Club of of Central Oregon and Deschutes County League of Women Voters. *yt*

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  • Oct 23
    ONLINE ONLY:Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination

    12:00 PM - Friday -

    This is a live, interactive webinar. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link to join the presentation. Use this URL https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1YUZ7g1hQri8V9FnvXyo4w or click "Register Here" above.

    Examine BIPOC representation in fantasy through worlds like those of The Hunger Games and Harry Potter with Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas.

    Stories provide portals into other worlds, both real and imagined. The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction, but when people of color seek passageways into the fantastic, the doors are often barred. This problem lies not only with children’s publishing, but also with the television and film executives tasked with adapting these stories into a visual world. When characters of color do appear, they are often marginalized or subjected to violence, reinforcing for audiences that not all lives matter.

    The Dark Fantastic is an engaging and provocative exploration of race in popular youth and young adult speculative fiction. Grounded in her experiences as YA novelist, fanfiction writer, and scholar of education, Thomas considers four black girl protagonists from some of the most popular stories of the early 21st century: Bonnie Bennett from the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, Rue from Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, Gwen from the BBC’s Merlin, and Angelina Johnson from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Analyzing their narratives and audience reactions to them reveals how these characters mirror the violence against black and brown people in our own world.

    In response, Thomas uncovers and builds upon a tradition of fantasy and radical imagination in Black feminism and Afrofuturism to reveal new possibilities. Through fanfiction and other modes of counter-storytelling, young people of color have reinvisioned fantastic worlds that reflect their own experiences, their own lives. As Thomas powerfully asserts, “we dark girls deserve more, because we are more.”

    Ebony Elizabeth Thomas is Associate Professor in the Literacy, Culture, and International Educational Division at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. A former Detroit Public Schools teacher and National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, she was a member of the NCTE Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color’s 2008-2010 cohort, served on the NCTE Conference on English Education's Executive Committee from 2013 until 2017, and is the immediate past chair of the NCTE Standing Committee on Research. Currently, she serves as co-editor of Research of the Teaching of English, and her most recent book is The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games (NYU Press, 2019).

    The Dark Fantastic:
    https://dpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1790426094

    Pick up a copy of The Dark Fantastic at your local bookstore:
    https://www.roundaboutbookshop.com/book/9781479806072
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  • Oct 23
    ONLINE ONLY: Songs, Stories, and Poetry with Beth Wood

    5:00 PM - Friday -

    A link to view this program online will be available beginning Friday, October 23rd at 5:00 p.m.

    An intimate virtual performance to remind us of the connecting power of word and song.

    Beth Wood will weave together songs, stories, and poetry for an offering that reminds us of the connecting power of word and song. Wood is a modern-day troubadour, poet, and believer in the power of word and song. Beth has been writing, creating, recording, and touring full-time twenty-three years — delighting and inspiring audiences with her exceptional musicianship, intelligent songwriting, powerhouse voice, and warm and commanding stage presence. Beth has released twelve solo albums, one duo project album, three books of poetry, and a collection of funny stories from the road. Beth’s poetry book Ladder To The Light (Mezcalita Press) is the winner of the 2019 Oregon Book Awards People’s Choice Award. Beth’s work has expanded to include teaching and song coaching as well as leading workshops at festivals, songwriting retreats and beyond. Beth lives in Sisters, OR with her loyal dog Bailey and is continuously writing and rewriting her artist’s manifesto.

    Beth has immersed herself in the northwest music community through her work on staff with the Sisters Folk Festival Americana Song Academy and as long-time host of the Sisters Folk Festival Sunday Community Celebration. Beth’s dream is move something with her art, whether it’s a swirling emotion or a curious mind or tapping feet. Her mission is to communicate the joy she feels when she opens her mouth and sings. Beth’s musical philosophy is that there are no wrong notes.

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  • Oct 26
    East Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    3:00 PM - Monday - 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.org

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  • Oct 27
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Sci-Fi & Fantasy - Fantastic Libraries Tour

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Join the Zoom meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/99785343189

    Learn about amazing and fantastic libraries from around (and outside) our world.

    Join a visual online trip with Librarians Graham Fox and Rya Fennewald to virtually explore the world's greatest library creations, architecture, and secrets that make them so special.

    Rya Fennewald is a Community Librarian and fell in love with library spaces as a girl. One of her personal favorites is the Law Library at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

    Graham Fox has worked at Deschutes Public Library for 5 years and has spent time working and exploring fantastic libraries around the United States. *zm*

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  • Oct 27
    Online Only: Basics of Estate Planning & Probate

    6:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Everyone can benefit from having a will and advanced health directive. Attorney Rich Miller shares why these legal documents are important and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones in Oregon.

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  • Oct 28
    ONLINE ONLY: Book Club Central

    1:00 PM - Wednesday - * Registration Required

    Discover new books, library resources, and virtual author events.

    This month, we'll be spotlighting six new titles and why they make excellent book club choices. We'll talk about all the opportunities to join a book club at Deschutes Public Library and will share resources that you can use in hosting your own book club. Lastly we'll spotlight upcoming virtual events including the Portland Book Festival set to take place virtually on Saturday, November 7.

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  • Oct 28
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at Sisters

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Discuss "Queenie" by Candice Carty-Williams.

    Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she's constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places . . . including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth. As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, 'What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?' -- all of the questions today's woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.

    Discuss online via Zoom (link coming soon.)

    *zm*

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  • Oct 28
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Get an online 30-minute consultation with a local lawyer through Zoom conference.

    Lawyers are able to help with general civil-law questions including family law, employment, housing, estate planning and more. We are unable to help with criminal law questions.

    Advance registration is required and appointment times run from 5:30-7:30pm.

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-617-7089.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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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 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a rodrigog@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Oct 29
    Job Search Essentials

    12:00 PM - Thursday - * Registration Required

    Discover library and community resources that will help you find and land a job.

    It's been a tough year for employment in Central Oregon and there are a lot people looking for work right now. The good news is there are jobs out there and resources to help you find and get them.

    In this presentation, we'll share library and community resources that:
    -help you upgrade your skills for the current job market
    -list open positions
    -write your resume and cover letter
    -nail the interview
    -get the job

    If you've been struggling to find a job, let us connect you with the resources that can help make the difference.

    *zm*

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  • Oct 29
    Online Only: Read What You Want: Books and Trivia

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Discuss any book you’d like and compete in online literary trivia.

    A Read What You Want event is a fun hour where you share ANY book that you’ve enjoyed lately. I’ll ask short questions that let you share snippets of your reading journey. Learn about great reads from the Central Oregon library community!

    Read What You Want also features 3 rounds of literary trivia (5 easy, 5 medium, and 5 hard questions). Answer the questions from your smartphone and see who can top the leaderboard. Winner gets glory, library swag, and a 5$ gift certificate to the local coffee place of your choice.Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92161285335

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