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  • Sep 23
    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.org

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  • Sep 23
    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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  • Sep 23
    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. This month we are reading "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn.

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  • Sep 23
    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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  • Sep 24
    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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  • Sep 24
    East Bend: Know Government - Should We Reform the Electoral College?

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    What is the electoral college, and does it need reform?

    In two of the last five presidential elections, the candidate with the most votes lost the election (Al Gore in 2000 and Hilary Clinton in 2016). This is because the electoral college - and not the national popular vote - determines which candidate is elected president.

    Will we see a repeat in 2020? This interactive workshop will explore what the electoral college is, what it is intended to accomplish, and what the movement to reform it hopes to achieve.

    Ariel Méndez is an instructor of political science at OSU-Cascades. His PhD in political science is from Stanford University. You might catch him or his wife riding around town with their three kids on a big orange box bike. He was elected to the board of the Bend Parks and Recreation District in May 2019.

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  • Sep 24
    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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  • Sep 24
    Downtown Bend: Cultura y Lectura

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Hutchinson Room

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

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  • Sep 24
    Redmond: Know Government - Should We Reform the Electoral College?

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Silent Reading Room

    What is the electoral college, and does it need reform?

    In two of the last five presidential elections, the candidate with the most votes lost the election (Al Gore in 2000 and Hilary Clinton in 2016). This is because the electoral college - and not the national popular vote - determines which candidate is elected president.

    Will we see a repeat in 2020? This interactive workshop will explore what the electoral college is, what it is intended to accomplish, and what the movement to reform it hopes to achieve.

    Ariel Méndez is an instructor of political science at OSU-Cascades. His PhD in political science is from Stanford University. You might catch him or his wife riding around town with their three kids on a big orange box bike. He was elected to the board of the Bend Parks and Recreation District in May 2019.

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  • Sep 25
    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.org

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  • Sep 25
    East Bend: History Pub - Robert Sawyer, Conservation, & the Making of Central OR

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Explore the history and legacy of Robert Sawyer.

    When thirty-two year-old Harvard Law School graduate Robert Sawyer came to Bend in 1912, the town was just beginning its rise as a metropolis in Central Oregon. The railroad had arrived in 1911 and by 1916 there were two large sawmills ready to turn the region's pine forest into a bonanza. Sawyer recognized the economic potential and soon found himself the editor/owner of the Bend Bulletin, where he boosted the town and its prospects from a conservative and pro-development point of view. But what also caught his interest was the overwhelming power of the area's natural beauty, especially its forests and rivers, and is where the story of Sawyer and Bend gets interesting, because without Sawyer this place would likely not be a recreational paradise.

    William L. Lang is a professor of history at Portland State University, where he teaches environmental and public history. He is author or editor of seven books on Pacific Northwest history, including "Great River of the West: Essays on the Columbia River" and "Two Centuries of Lewis and Clark: Reflections on the Journey of Discovery." *asl*

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  • Sep 25
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 9 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, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. 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.

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

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Sep 25
    Downtown Bend: Know Government - A History of Anarchy

    7:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Examine anarchism through history and pop culture.

    Current political discourse often focuses on what function the state should serve, and how to make it better. The question most overlooked is, "Do we need the state at all?" Rejecting the usual State of Nature and Leviathan arguments, anarchists have answered with a resounding, "NO!"

    In this discussion, we'll look at the history of modern anarchism, and some of the tendencies under the black flag that have attempted to answer, "What do we need instead?"

    Aadrial Phillips studied political science at Portland State University. She made it out with a degree, a healthy suspicion of institutional authority, and a belief that the state causes more harm than good. Before moving to Bend, she spent most of her time organizing with the Portland IWW and various anarchist affinity groups, and continuing her political education by reading everything she could.

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  • Sep 26
    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.org

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  • Sep 26
    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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  • Sep 26
    Downtown Bend: See Vaux's Swifts - Bend's Best Aerial Acrobats

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Don't miss these small, winged acrobats!

    Every spring and fall, tens of thousands of small birds called Vaux’s Swifts fly through Bend. Many of them roost each night at the Bend Boys & Girls Club, across the street from the library.

    At this event, we’ll first introduce you to these amazing birds and then walk over to the Boys & Girls Club for a chance to see hundreds or even thousands of them spiral like winged cyclones into the old chimney. It’s one of Bend’s most spectacular nature experiences!

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  • Sep 27
    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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  • Sep 27
    Downtown Bend: Know Government - What Democracy Is (And Isn't)

    12:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Most people believe they know what democracy is. But do we?

    Democracy has broad appeal, and is widely misunderstood. Democracy is celebrated--and confusing.

    Let's converse about democracy:
    How would you define "democracy"?
    What isn't democracy?
    What does democracy require?
    How does democracy fail?
    By sharing ideas within a civil space, we can enrich our appreciation of democratic theory and practice.

    James Foster is a founding faculty member of OSU-Cascades, moving to Bend from Corvallis in 2002. He taught courses on constitutional law, administrative law, gender and law, and American political thought. He has published articles on legal education, book chapters on affirmative action and equality debates, as well as on the Oregon Judicial Branch.

    He is co-editor of the book "Governing Through Courts" and co-author of the two-volume "Constitutional Law: Cases in Context." Foster has taught twice in London and in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was book review editor of Legal Studies Forum for ten years, and has served as president of the Pacific Coast Association of pre-law studies and the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association. Since leaving full-time teaching in December 2016, Foster is OSU Professor Emeritus.

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  • Sep 27
    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.org

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  • Sep 27
    La Pine: Foraging in the Fall - A Look at Central Oregon Mushrooms

    4:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Hear about hunting for mushrooms and other edibles in fall.

    Join us to hear about how and where to find edible mushrooms in Central Oregon. Linda Gilpin, a local amateur mycologist with over 30 years of experience studying fungi, will talk about the variety of mushrooms fruiting in the fall in Central Oregon.

    Linda Gilpin is a local amateur mycologist who has been studying fungi since 1980. She has taught mushroom identification for COCC community education for over 25 and is one of the main founders of Central Oregon Mushroom Club (COMC.) She has taken hundreds of people into the woods to share her fascination with fungi, teaching others how to hunt for edibles and avoid toxic species. By attending workshops and mushroom shows throughout Oregon and neighboring states, she stays current on fungi research and the ever-evolving science of mycology.

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  • Sep 28
    Redmond: Adult Coloring Club

    10:00 AM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Relax your mind and get cozy coloring with other adults. The library will provide all coloring supplies including crayons, markers, pencils, and a variety of coloring books and topics. Coffee is available for free!

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  • Sep 28
    East Bend - Writers Writing: The Autobiographical Eye with Beth Alvarado

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Memoir writing workshop with Beth Alvarado.

    "Personal history," according to Patricia Hampl, "logged in memory, is a sort of slide projector flashing images on the wall of the mind. And there’s precious little order to the slides in the rotating carousel. Beyond that confusion, who knows who is running the projector?"

    This is an apt description of our class: we will generate some pieces of memory, we will discuss ways of shaping them into a larger whole, and we may, finally, come to some understanding of who is running the projector. Bring paper and pens or a laptop, your memory, your imagination and, if you are so inclined, you might read Hampl’s essay, "Memory and Imagination" before we meet. Beth Alvarado will link it to her website www.bethalvarado.com under "Calendar" or you can find it here: https://core1section11.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/hampl-memory-imagination.pdfBeth Alvarado is the author of four books, Anthropologies: A Family Memoir and Anxious Attachments (essays), and the story collections Not a Matter of Love and Jillian in the Borderlands (forthcoming). She lived in Tucson, Arizona for most of her life, but has relocated to Bend, where she teaches for OSU-Cascades Low Residency MFA program.

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  • Sep 28
    Redmond: Music in Public Places

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Main Lobby

    Enjoy a musical performance by members of Central Oregon Symphony.

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  • Sep 28
    CANCELLED La Pine: Music in Public Places

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Enjoy a musical performance by members of Central Oregon Symphony.

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  • Sep 29
    RAPRD Aviation Day at Deschutes County Fairgrounds

    11:00 AM - Sunday - Deschutes County Fairgrounds

    DPL joins RAPRD for Aviation Day!

    This free community event will include exciting demonstrations and activities for all ages. Volunteers from the aviation program at COCC will be on hand to show off their drones, and to teach basic operation and safety. Redmond’s own Field of Dreams RC club will display their radio controlled aircraft and show off some of their moves in live demos. Redmond’s Aircraft Fire and Rescue team will show off their big green aircraft rescue fire truck for kids to climb on and ask questions. We will have live drone demonstrations, flight simulators for kids to try, and the Young Eagles will talk about their program offering free flights for local kids. There will be aviation-related arts and crafts, including building and painting models, and tons of prizes.

    The event will also feature educational and career-oriented booths manned by local non-profit organizations and aviation businesses.
    Run by passionate locals, these educational and industry booths will encourage kids’ curiosity about aviation and STEM careers and recreational activities in Central Oregon.


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  • Sep 30
    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.org

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  • Sep 30
    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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  • Sep 30
    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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  • Sep 30
    Downtown Bend: Know Government - China's Happy Ice-Snow Dream

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    How the Communist Party created a winter sports frenzy.

    With little natural snow, scruffy mountains and virtually no tradition of playing snow and ice sports, China seems like an unlikely place to host the next Winter Olympics. Yet something remarkable is afoot in the Middle Kingdom. By the time the Games roll around in 2022 the Chinese government hopes to have created hundreds of millions of skiers and snowboarders among other winter sports enthusiasts. That's more than the population of Switzerland, Germany and Austria combined. To make it happen, multibillion dollar resorts are popping out of the hills north of Beijing. Schools are organizing free on-snow lessons for students. The propaganda machine is in full gear and it all seems to be working. Today, China hosts the largest group of beginners the world has ever seen, while American and European resorts, including our very own Mount Bachelor, are all jockeying to woo them westward.

    Tim Neville, a correspondent for Outside and a contributor to the New York Times, has made six trips to the world’s most populous country to explore this phenomenon. What he found is a wildly fun, mind-boggling adventure and a new way to span the cultural divide.

    Tim Neville is a freelance writer and correspondent for Outside magazine who has spent the past 17 years reporting on adventure travel and sports from around the world. His work has appeared in GQ (Germany), Men’s Journal, The New York Times and USA Today, and has been included in anthologies like Best American Sports Writing, Best American Travel Writing and Best Food Writing. He lives in Bend’s Orchard District with his wife and daughter and last spoke about being one of the first westerners ever to ski in North Korea. *asl* *fbl*

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  • Oct 1
    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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  • Oct 2
    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.org

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  • Oct 2
    East Bend: Foraging in the Fall - A Look at Central Oregon Mushrooms

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Hear about hunting for mushrooms and other edibles in fall.

    Join us to hear about how and where to find edible mushrooms in Central Oregon. Linda Gilpin, a local amateur mycologist with over 30 years of experience studying fungi, will talk about the variety of mushrooms fruiting in the fall in Central Oregon.

    Linda Gilpin is a local amateur mycologist who has been studying fungi since 1980. She has taught mushroom identification for COCC community education for over 25 and is one of the main founders of Central Oregon Mushroom Club (COMC.) She has taken hundreds of people into the woods to share her fascination with fungi, teaching others how to hunt for edibles and avoid toxic species. By attending workshops and mushroom shows throughout Oregon and neighboring states, she stays current on fungi research and the ever-evolving science of mycology.

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  • Oct 2
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 9 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, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. 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.

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

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Oct 2
    Downtown Bend: Cosmic Conversations - Jupiter Exploration

    6:00 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    All hail King Jupiter!

    Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, and is known for its many moons, its dangerous radiation belt and its iconic Great Red Spot. We will look at a update from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. In addition, a look back at the previous missions and the plans for the future *fbl*

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  • Oct 3
    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.org

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  • Oct 3
    Redmond: Taiko Empowerment - Telling Your Story Through the Drum

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Feel firsthand the power of the drum.

    Taiko (Japanese drumming) is an energetic fusion of sound, movement and spirit, and has been a loud and proud voice to express stories of identity and cultural heritage. This workshop intersperses background information with taiko demonstrations and dynamic hands-on participation. Through a rhythmic journey, we will also share stories through body and rhythm exercises to discover your unique identity story through the empowering beats of taiko.

    Stories generated in this workshop will inform and inspire the development of Unit Souzou’s new performance project, “Constant State of Otherness,” that will debut in May 2020 at Caldera Arts in Sisters, Oregon. This project seeks to build empathy and empower identity through community engagement and innovative artistic exploration, rooted in the art forms of Japanese folk dance, taiko and theatre.

    Unit Souzou was founded in 2014 by Co-directors Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe, relentless innovators at the forefront of a growing artistic movement within the taiko community. 'Souzou' can be written in three ways meaning 'creation' (創造), 'imagination' (想像), or 'noisy' (騒々), alluding to a force by which new ideas are born and take shape in the world. Inspired by these words, the mission of Unit Souzou is to build creative, imaginative works while honoring the history and roots of the taiko art form. The core of Unit Souzou’s artistic voice is personal and authentic, sound shaped and inspired by form and by movement. The essence of Unit Souzou is an expressive blend of taiko and Japanese folk dance, forging new traditions for evolving communities. In addition to creating groundbreaking professional theatrical works, Unit Souzou is deeply committed to share taiko through community performances and collaborations, public classes for adults and youth, and school-based education programs. www.unitsouzou.com

    This workshop is designed with beginners in mind, no previous taiko experience necessary, but students must be 14 years of age and older. Participants can expect to be physical and make noise, and to share stories and listen. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

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  • Oct 3
    Downtown Bend: Taiko Empowerment - Telling Your Story Through the Drum

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Feel firsthand the power of the drum.

    Taiko (Japanese drumming) is an energetic fusion of sound, movement and spirit, and has been a loud and proud voice to express stories of identity and cultural heritage. This workshop intersperses background information with taiko demonstrations and dynamic hands-on participation. Through a rhythmic journey, we will also share stories through body and rhythm exercises to discover your unique identity story through the empowering beats of taiko.

    Stories generated in this workshop will inform and inspire the development of Unit Souzou’s new performance project, “Constant State of Otherness,” that will debut in May 2020 at Caldera Arts in Sisters, Oregon. This project seeks to build empathy and empower identity through community engagement and innovative artistic exploration, rooted in the art forms of Japanese folk dance, taiko and theatre.

    Unit Souzou was founded in 2014 by Co-directors Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe, relentless innovators at the forefront of a growing artistic movement within the taiko community. 'Souzou' can be written in three ways meaning 'creation' (創造), 'imagination' (想像), or 'noisy' (騒々), alluding to a force by which new ideas are born and take shape in the world. Inspired by these words, the mission of Unit Souzou is to build creative, imaginative works while honoring the history and roots of the taiko art form. The core of Unit Souzou’s artistic voice is personal and authentic, sound shaped and inspired by form and by movement. The essence of Unit Souzou is an expressive blend of taiko and Japanese folk dance, forging new traditions for evolving communities. In addition to creating groundbreaking professional theatrical works, Unit Souzou is deeply committed to share taiko through community performances and collaborations, public classes for adults and youth, and school-based education programs. www.unitsouzou.com

    This workshop is designed with beginners in mind, no previous taiko experience necessary, but students must be 14 years of age and older. Participants can expect to be physical and make noise, and to share stories and listen. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

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  • Oct 3
    East Bend: Haunted High Escape Room

    6:30 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    A spooky Halloween themed escape room for adults.

    In 1953, Haunted High School was forced to close its doors due to odd occurrences around the school. Upon later investigation, all of these events were linked to a strange box that randomly appeared in the homeroom of Eunice Lugosi. A similar box has appeared in your room today...can you open the box to break the curse of Haunted High School before it’s too late?

    Join us for a spooky haunted good time with this Halloween themed escape room! This program is for adults only.

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  • Oct 4
    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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  • Oct 4
    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.org

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  • Oct 5
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - From Character to Story with Kim Fu

    11:00 AM - Saturday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Explore a character-first model of fiction writing.

    Join author Kim Fu for a generative writing workshop that explores a character-first model of fiction writing. Through examples, prompts, and discussion, participants will leave with new writing and methods to make the leap from character to story. Fiction writers of all levels are welcome.

    Kim Fu is the author of two novels and a collection of poetry, most recently "The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore," which was called "propulsive" and "skillful" by the New York Times. Her debut "For Today I Am a Boy" won the Edmund White Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, among others. Her writing has appeared in Granta, the Atlantic, Hazlitt, and the Times Literary Supplement. Fu lives in Seattle, Washington and is an instructor-advisor at the Humber School for Writers.

    Kim Fu will read from her latest work, "The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore" at 2 PM in the Brooks Room. Reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Books available for purchase.

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  • Oct 5
    Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - Kim Fu,"The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore"

    2:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room

    Kim Fu reads from "The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore."

    Award-winning author Kim Fu reads from her most recent novel, "The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore," about five young girls who become stranded on a kayaking trip in the Pacific Northwest, and the haunted and complex women they grow up to become.

    Reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Books available for purchase.

    Kim Fu will be hosting a writing workshop on the character-first model of fiction in the Brooks Room prior to the reading, from 11 AM-12:30 PM on Saturday, October 5.

    Kim Fu is the author of two novels and a collection of poetry, most recently "The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore," which was called "propulsive" and "skillful" by the New York Times. Her debut "For Today I Am a Boy" won the Edmund White Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, among others. Her writing has appeared in Granta, the Atlantic, Hazlitt, and the Times Literary Supplement. Fu lives in Seattle, Washington and is an instructor-advisor at the Humber School for Writers. *fbl*

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  • Oct 7
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

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  • Oct 7
    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.org

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  • Oct 7
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:30 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.org

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  • Oct 7
    Star Party at Wild Ride Brewing

    7:30 PM - Monday - Wild Ride Brew

    Take a tour of the night sky with an Oregon Observatory Galaxy Guide.

    October is a great month for night sky viewing (weather permitting)! Come check out Venus, Jupiter and Saturn with the help of our friends from the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver and their telescopes.

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  • Oct 8
    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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  • Oct 8
    Downtown Bend: Central OR Writers Guild - How to Get Paid for Writing From Home

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Join local writers for networking and skill building.

    Following the monthly business meeting Don Sturgill will discuss who pays for writing and how to give them the work they’re looking for.

    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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  • Oct 8
    Redmond: Read What You Want Book Club at Wild Ride Brewing

    6:30 PM - Tuesday - Wild Ride Brew

    Read any book you'd like and speed date the book with other participants at this special bookclub held just in September and October in Wild Ride's Barrell Room. Wild Ride brews are on tap. Read any book you'd like and then come and chat with other participants about your read during the hour the bookclub will meet. Fun games and library prizes included!

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  • Oct 9
    The Library Book Club at Wild Wood Coffee House

    10:00 AM - Wednesday - Wild Wood Coffee House

    Discuss "Washington Black" by Esi Edugyan at Wild Wood Coffee House.

    Wild Wood Coffee House is located across the street from the Sunriver Library at 56870 Venture Ln Suite 106.

    From the publisher, "Unexpectedly chosen to be a family manservant, an eleven-year-old Barbados sugar-plantation slave is initiated into a world of scientific inquiry and dignity before a devastating betrayal propels him throughout the world in search of his true self."

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  • Oct 9
    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.org

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  • Oct 9
    Wordsmith Wednesdays at The Commons

    5:00 PM - Wednesday - The Commons * Registration Required

    A monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday.

    Join us at The Commons, formerly known as Crows Feet Commons Cafe, for a monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday of the month. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read.

    Jason Graham of MOWO has graciously agreed to help facilitate and host this event, though guest presenters may step in from time to time. Poetry, storytelling, jokes, and everything in between are all welcome. Please be mindful of the audience, as this is an all-ages venue.

    Schedule each month looks like this:

    5pm sign ups begin. Each reader is allowed five minutes at the mic. If a readers needs more than five minutes to read or perform a piece, readers may sign up for multiple slots back to back.

    5pm - 6pm "Word Shop Time" meet with others, work your pieces, compare notes. Occasional guest speakers will take over the mic at the end of the night.

    Check out the Facebook page for details. Register in advance if you'd like to secure your spot, or just show up and step up.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/428898124593551/
    https://www.thecommonsbend.com/events

    The Commons Cafe and Taproom
    875 NW Brooks St
    Bend, OR 97703

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  • Oct 9
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 9 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, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. 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.

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

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Oct 10
    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.org

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  • Oct 10
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Discuss "When the English Fall" by David Williams

    From Booklist: "The title of Williams' first novel may conjure thoughts of England and WWII, but this book is about a different sort of invasion. In the Pennsylvania countryside, Sadie, a young Amish girl, suffers spells and visions that prefigure a solar storm. The storm interferes with electrical connections and effectively stalls society overnight. Planes fall out of the sky, and cities burn. The Amish, meanwhile, go about their normal fall routines, staying busy harvesting and preparing for winter. News of what is happening to the English reaches them, and they offer assistance, but it soon becomes clear that the need is too great. Desperate English begin ransacking farms and killing neighbors, leaving the Amish to consider their fate. Told via Sadie's father Jacob's diary, in the quiet, simple prose of a quiet, pious man, this is an intriguing take on the dystopian novel: an army memo on the book's first page makes clear that this and Jacob's other diaries, found long after the event, are vital historical documents."

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  • Oct 10
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club.

    The book club is reading "French Exit" by Patrick deWitt.

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  • Oct 10
    The Nonfiction Library Book Club at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Discuss "This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind" by Ivan Doig

    A haunting, magnificently written memoir by Ivan Doig about growing up in the American West.
    Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his past with piercing clarity is not only a raw sense of land and how it shapes us but also of the ties to our mothers and fathers, to those who love us, and our inextricable connection to those who shaped our values in our search for intimacy, independence, love, and family. A powerfully told story, This House of Sky is at once especially American and universal in its ability to awaken a longing for an explicable past.

    Fika Sisters Coffeehouse
    201 E Sun Rand Drive

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  • Oct 10
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:30 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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  • Oct 10
    Downtown Bend: Know Horror - Oregon Ghost Stories

    7:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Hear stories of Oregon's most haunted places.

    Join Historian and Paranormal Investigator Rocky Smith for a presentation of history, folklore and the paranormal. Rocky will share some unbelievable ghost stories from his years of experience investigating haunted places, his knowledge of Oregon history and his constant interest in researching the past. Over the years Rocky has managed to compiled hundreds of chilling tales from all over the Northwest and from his home town of Oregon City, Oregon’s first incorporated City and the End of the Oregon Trail. Rocky will share some of his own unique experiences and will talk about some of most haunted places from around the state including Deschutes County.

    Rocky Smith was born and raised in Oregon City. Today, he teaches art at Oregon City High School, where he has been for the last 18 years. He is also well known in the community as a local historian and paranormal investigator. In college Rocky worked for three years in the historic Ermatinger House, the oldest house in Oregon City and the third oldest house in the state of Oregon. He has had many paranormal experiences over the past 20 years in the Ermatinger House including his first experience, which was featured in Susan Smitten's book, Ghost Stories of Oregon. Smith has spent 20 years working to preserve the historic home which has finally been restored and is now open to the public.

    Smith started researching the paranormal activity in Oregon City in 1995 and has documented close to 100 haunted places within the city. In 2006, he combined his love for history and knowledge of the paranormal, founded Northwest Ghost Tours and now leads the Haunted Oregon City tours in Oregon City. Smith has been featured on local radio and TV and has been asked to speak at several paranormal conferences on the west coast. In 2006 and 2007, he was awarded Teacher of the Year at Oregon City High School. Rocky currently hosts the monthly Spirits of Stumptown History Pub at the haunted McMenamins White Eagle in Portland and is the director of the quickly growing Oregon Ghost Conference in Seaside, Oregon. *asl*

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  • Oct 11
    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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  • Oct 11
    Sisters: Know Horror - Oregon Ghost Stories

    12:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Hear stories of Oregon's most haunted places.

    Join Historian and Paranormal Investigator Rocky Smith for a presentation of history, folklore and the paranormal. Rocky will share some unbelievable ghost stories from his years of experience investigating haunted places, his knowledge of Oregon history and his constant interest in researching the past. Over the years Rocky has managed to compiled hundreds of chilling tales from all over the Northwest and from his home town of Oregon City, Oregon’s first incorporated City and the End of the Oregon Trail. Rocky will share some of his own unique experiences and will talk about some of most haunted places from around the state including Deschutes County.

    Rocky Smith was born and raised in Oregon City. Today, he teaches art at Oregon City High School, where he has been for the last 18 years. He is also well known in the community as a local historian and paranormal investigator. In college Rocky worked for three years in the historic Ermatinger House, the oldest house in Oregon City and the third oldest house in the state of Oregon. He has had many paranormal experiences over the past 20 years in the Ermatinger House including his first experience, which was featured in Susan Smitten's book, Ghost Stories of Oregon. Smith has spent 20 years working to preserve the historic home which has finally been restored and is now open to the public.

    Smith started researching the paranormal activity in Oregon City in 1995 and has documented close to 100 haunted places within the city. In 2006, he combined his love for history and knowledge of the paranormal, founded Northwest Ghost Tours and now leads the Haunted Oregon City tours in Oregon City. Smith has been featured on local radio and TV and has been asked to speak at several paranormal conferences on the west coast. In 2006 and 2007, he was awarded Teacher of the Year at Oregon City High School. Rocky currently hosts the monthly Spirits of Stumptown History Pub at the haunted McMenamins White Eagle in Portland and is the director of the quickly growing Oregon Ghost Conference in Seaside, Oregon. *fbl*

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  • Oct 11
    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.org

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  • Oct 12
    East Bend: Know Horror - Origins and Cultural Significance of Vampires

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Explore vampire folklore in American culture.

    Why have vampire stories been a popular form of entertainment in American culture? How did folklore about vampires develop, and what connections can we draw between past folklore and contemporary popular culture in the U.S.? In this talk, we will explore historical and geographical influences on vampire folklore as well as the significance of vampire stories, specifically "The Vampire Diaries," in the U.S.

    Stephanie André earned her Bachelor's degree in English Literature at the University of Notre Dame and her Master's degree in English Literature at Rutgers University. She has been teaching academic writing since 2004 and has been teaching at Central Oregon Community College since 2011. She has also taught creative nonfiction, travel literature, technical writing, introduction to fiction, and a class on folklore and U.S. popular culture.

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  • Oct 12
    La Pine: Open Hub Singing Club

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

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

    Group singing is one of the most ancient technologies of belonging. Community songleader Ian Carrick loves to help people remember that singing is our birthright by teaching accessible, beautiful aural tradition songs.

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

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  • Oct 12
    Redmond: Know Horror - "Evil Dead - the Musical" Sneak Peak

    4:00 PM - Saturday - Main Lobby

    Join us for sneak peak of this wildly popular and darkly funny musical.

    "Evil Dead: the Musical" is back and packed with your favorite things including death, dismemberment, and dance numbers! The tale is the same, five college students go off to an old abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them into hilarious, blood soaked zombies. Our hero Ash, must save the day, armed with a chainsaw for a hand and a shotgun.

    Stage Right Productions is a nonprofit theater company, founded in 2011. The 2019 production of "Evil Dead: The Musical" marks the 7th time resurrecting this whacky show. Other production credits include "Avenue Q" at the Tower Theatre, and "Disaster!" at their former home, 2nd Street Theater.

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  • Oct 13
    Downtown Bend: Know Horror - "Evil Dead: the Musical" Sneak Peak

    3:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Join us for sneak peak of this wildly popular and darkly funny musical.

    "Evil Dead: the Musical" is back and packed with your favorite things including death, dismemberment, and dance numbers! The tale is the same, five college students go off to an old abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them into hilarious, blood soaked zombies. Our hero Ash, must save the day, armed with a chainsaw for a hand and a shotgun.

    Stage Right Productions is a nonprofit theater company, founded in 2011. The 2019 production of "Evil Dead: the Musical" marks the 7th time resurrecting this whacky show. Other production credits include "Avenue Q" at the Tower Theatre, and "Disaster!" at their former home, 2nd Street Theater.

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  • Oct 14
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

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  • Oct 14
    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.org

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  • Oct 14
    Redmond: Know Horror - Murder As History

    12:00 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    What does violent crime tell us about our past and present?

    Author and criminal historian JD Chandler will discuss the study of murder and history. He will emphasize the historic role of murder in Oregon's past, including famous murders in Portland and Central Oregon.

    JD Chandler is a writer living and working in Portland, Oregon. He has published four books of Portland history and written several novels and short stories. His non-fiction titles include "Murder and Mayhem in Portland, OR," "Hidden History of Portland," "Portland on the Take," and "Murder and Scandal in Portland, OR." His latest fiction, "The Werewolf of Portland," can be read on-line at www.werewolfofportland.blogspot.com. A new book, "JD Chandler’s Portland Rogues Gallery: A Baker’s Dozen Arresting Criminals from Portland’s Past" is due out in 2020.

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  • Oct 14
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:30 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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  • Oct 14
    Downtown Bend: Know Horror - Murder as History

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    What does violent crime tell us about our past and present?

    Author and criminal historian JD Chandler will discuss the study of murder and history. He will emphasize the historic role of murder in Oregon's past, including famous murders in Portland and Central Oregon.

    JD Chandler is a writer living and working in Portland, Oregon. He has published four books of Portland history and written several novels and short stories. His non-fiction titles include "Murder and Mayhem in Portland, OR," "Hidden History of Portland," "Portland on the Take," and "Murder and Scandal in Portland, OR." His latest fiction, "The Werewolf of Portland," can be read on-line at www.werewolfofportland.blogspot.com. A new book, "JD Chandler’s Portland Rogues Gallery: A Baker’s Dozen Arresting Criminals from Portland’s Past" is due out in 2020. *asl* *fbl*

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  • Oct 15
    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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  • Oct 15
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Feed your mind at this monthly lunch-hour book club. All are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public.

    Discuss "She Would Be King" by Wayetu Moore.

    About the book:
    A novel of exhilarating range, magical realism, and historya dazzling retelling of Liberias formation Wayétu Moores powerful debut novel, She Would Be King , reimagines the dramatic story of Liberias early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond. Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. Norman Aragon, the child of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave from Jamaica, can fade from sight when the earth calls him. When the three meet in the settlement of Monrovia, their gifts help them salvage the tense relationship between the African American settlers and the indigenous tribes, as a new nation forms around them. Moores intermingling of history and magical realism finds voice not just in these three characters but also in the fleeting spirit of the wind, who embodies an ancient wisdom. zIf she was not a woman,y the wind says of Gbessa, zshe would be king.y In this vibrant story of the African diaspora, Moore, a talented storyteller and a daring writer, illuminates with radiant and exacting prose the tumultuous roots of a country inextricably bound to the United States. She Would Be King is a novel of profound depth set against a vast canvas and a transcendent debut from a major new author.

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  • Oct 16
    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.org

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  • Oct 16
    East Bend: Know Horror - The Allure of Terror

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Community Librarian Chandra vanEijnsbergen delves into our love of horror.

    Do you love horror stories? Have you ever wondered why? Do people look at you oddly when you tell them your favorite book is "The Shining" or "Feed"? Well, you're not alone. And you're not weird. There are good reasons we are drawn to the monstrous and terrifying. When Stephen King was asked why he would want to make up horrible things when there is so much real horror in the world, he said "we make up horror to help us cope with the real ones". (Danse Macabre, 1987). Reading horror may not just be normal, it may actually be beneficial. Join us for a talk about the meaning and importance of horror books and come away with a list of terrifyingly wonderful books to read.

    Chandra vanEijnsbergen has worked for Deschutes Public Library for eighteen years and is currently the Community Librarian at the East Bend Library. She has loved horror books and movies for as long as she can remember. Chandra blames her love of the terrifying on her father, who read her the original Grimm's Fairy tales as a child.
    https://www.npr.org/2018/08/16/632779706/click-if-you-dare-100-favorite-horror-stories

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  • Oct 16
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 9 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, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. 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.

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

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Oct 16
    Downtown Bend: The Downtown Sewing Study

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Bring your fresh or unfinished project to work alongside others at DPL's monthly sewing circle.

    The crafty community of Central Oregon is invited to bring both their fresh and unfinished projects to work on alongside others, as well as a skilled professional to help answer questions if needed. All participants must be fairly self-sufficient with the skills needed to work on their chosen project, whether machine or hand sewing.

    Everyone must bring all needed tools and materials for their projects (sewing machines, fabric, scissors, etc.). Irons and ironing boards will be provided.

    Allison Murphy has been sewing for 30 years, 10 of which have been in Bend for her business utilitu sewing + design, which focuses on creating custom and original designs, alterations and repairs, and teaching sewing classes to all ages of learners. She is a founding organizer of the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show (a yearly fundraiser for REALMS Schools since 2010), and helped create the High Fiber Arts Symposium (with Scalehouse in 2016). Allison lives with her husband and two children, along with cats and pigs, with dreams of being off grid in the future (yes, she has a treadle sewing machine for when that time comes).

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  • Oct 17
    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.org

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  • Oct 17
    La Pine: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "The Lost Girls of Paris" by Pam Jenoff.

    From the author of the runaway bestseller "The Orphan's Tale" comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.

    Join other community readers for a lively discussion of this book.

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  • Oct 17
    Redmond: Thrive Social Services

    1:30 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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  • Oct 17
    Know Horror: "The Canterville Ghost" Preview at CTC

    6:30 PM - Thursday - Cascades Theatrical

    Find out what happens when an American family meets the ghost of Sir Simon in the play by Tim Kelly, directed by Molly Choate.

    An average American family acquires historic old Canterville Chase - complete with a ghost! Sir Simon, the sporting spirit, succeeds in making life miserable. Then the Americans strike back. Pam and Wendy, daughters of the new owners, attack the poor ghost with cans of hairspray and deodorant! Sir Simon feels this is hardly fair, so he enlists the help of some friends: Hester the Horrid, Lady Joan the Graveless, the Vampire Duchess, and other things that go bump in the night. Life is hectic and fantastically funny around Canterville Chase until the real solution to the problem of the galloping ghost is discovered.

    Cascades Theatrical's All Aspects Teen Theatre provides theatre opportunities to local teens in the areas of acting, directing, designing, writing, and technical applications for the stage. The program appeals to those students who express an interest in the craft. It also aims to develop participants' skills in "all aspects" of the theatre rather than simply the on-stage elements to broaden awareness and understanding of the discipline, while encouraging their creativity and fun. Thanks to patron support, sponsorship and donations the All Aspects Teen Theatre is completely tuition free.

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  • Oct 18
    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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  • Oct 18
    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.org

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  • Oct 19
    East Bend: Adult Coloring Fun

    1:30 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Color along with the monthly Know theme! Coffee and coloring supplies provided.

    Relax your mind and get cozy coloring with other adults. The library will provide all coloring supplies including crayons, markers, pencils, and a variety of coloring books and topics. You can color along with the monthly "Know" theme or choose from a wide variety of coloring books. Coffee is available for free!

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  • Oct 19
    Redmond: Open Hub Singing Club

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    Group singing is one of the most ancient technologies of belonging. Community songleader Ian Carrick loves to help people remember that singing is our birthright by teaching accessible, beautiful aural tradition songs.

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

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  • Oct 20
    Downtown Bend: Allyship In Action - Disrupting Racism Workshop

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

    Develop skills to advance equity and social justice through active allyship.

    During the workshop, participants will examine the history of oppression and racism in Oregon while developing a better understanding of relationships to diverse communities. There will plenty of opportunities to reflect and practice interrupting racist and oppressive remarks.

    Allyship in Action is a collaborative of Central Oregon consultants committed to engaging individuals, organizations, and communities to advance equity and social justice through customized assessment, education, and long-range planning and support.

    Because their collaborators are rooted in Central Oregon, they bring an intimate understanding of local needs and resources as well as the unique dynamics of rural Oregon. Our team includes people of diverse identities and lived experiences, enabling Allyship in Action to bring authentic perspectives to issues of equity and social justice.

    Allyship in Action emerged out of the recognition that Central Oregon businesses, nonprofits, schools, and communities are ready to engage in meaningful equity work, but are often unaware of the rich resources available locally.

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  • Oct 21
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

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

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  • Oct 21
    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.org

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  • Oct 21
    What's Race Got to Do with It with Author Rich Benjamin at OSU-Cascades

    12:00 PM - Monday - OSU-Cascades Tykeson Hall

    Join us for a conversation with Rich Benjamin, author of "In Search of Whitopia."

    Chances are, you've heard someone say matter-of-fact "Bend doesn't have any diversity." The numbers tell us that isn't true, but it makes it easier for some to dismiss these communities' experiences.

    What larger trends are behind the national news? How are Oregon's communities both a powerful example -- and exception -- to what is going on across the country? During the last presidency, Rich Benjamin packed his bags and embarked a 2-year, 27,000-mile journey to the fastest-growing, whitest communities in America. Join him at this lunch-time discussion about our current society, polarization, and politics.

    This program is in partnership with OSU-Cascades Diversity Committee and Oregon Humanities.

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  • Oct 21
    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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  • Oct 21
    Redmond: Repair Cafe

    5:30 PM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Not sure if it's a broken item we can fix? Bring it!

    Volunteers from the Environmental Center's Rethink Waste Project will be on-hand to help you fix that burnt-out toaster, that broken clasp on your favorite necklace, or even repair the ripped hem of those great jeans.

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  • Oct 21
    Think & Drink with Rich Benjamin at 10 Barrel Eastside Pub

    6:30 PM - Monday - 10 Barrel Eastside Pub

    Join a lively conversation on Bend, OR, community, belonging, social values, and the state of whiteness in America.

    What's it like to live in a magnificent place--that's also a White utopia? Join a lively conversation on Bend, OR, community, belonging, social values, and the state of whiteness in America. Rich Benjamin will offer lessons on what this “Whitopia” can teach us about the rest of the country today.

    A journalist-adventurer, Rich Benjamin is the author of "Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America," which was selected as an Editor’s Choice by Booklist and The American Library Association. Benjamin is one of few analysts to have correctly predicted in advance the passage of Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump. Benjamin’s cultural and political analysis appear regularly in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX Business. Please follow him on Twitter @IamRichBenjamin

    Light snacks provided. Beverages available for purchase. Books available for sale.

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