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  • May 19
    Downtown Bend: Know Machines - Typewriter History and Empowering Clerks

    2:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Explore the history and spend time with some local typewriters of note. Empowering Clerks will be on hand to issue Joy Permits and other Playful Paperwork.

    First commercially produced in 1874, typewriters did not be become common until the mid-1880s. Typewriters have since been replaced by computers but in their heyday they were indispensable tools in homes, offices, and classrooms for almost all written communication.

    During the presentation Kelly Cannon-Miller will highlight the history of typewriters while showcasing typewriters of local historic significance. A selection of typewriters will be on display and two Empowering Clerks will be on hand to use the typewriters to issue a variety of Playful Paperwork including Joy Permits and the Forgiver's License. If you have a special typewriter in your life, please feel free to bring it along for the event.

    Kelly Cannon-Miller is the Executive Director for the Deschutes Historical Museum located in Historic Reid School.

    Heather has passionately intertwined herself in the Central Oregon community for the last 16 years. She lives by a DIY ethic and has a thousand hobbies including chicken-keeping, skateboarding, zine-making, spelunking and pondering the purpose of life. She loves all things analogue, and was born in that unique era where she can both change the ribbon in a typewriter and manage multiple electronic devices.

    Teafly Peterson is a multi-faceted artist living and working in Central Oregon. Her illustrative and written work has been featured in a variety of local publications. She often creates interactive, community-based art pieces that allow people to engage with what she is creating. In the past, she has created a number of special community based projects including large 8-foot tall puppets for The Environmental Center, a traveling photo exhibition for the Human Dignity Coalition and spoken word pieces for the World Muse Conference. She is also a collaborator in Ori Alon’s social practice art piece The Center For Supportive Bureaucracy where they create satirical and reflective paper work that is shared via a live, interactive performance. She has lived in Bend for 1/3 of her life and she says it that way, because it makes her feel both young and old at the same time.

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  • May 20
    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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  • May 20
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

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

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  • May 20
    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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  • May 20
    Downtown Bend: Know Machines - What Computers Know (and Don't Know)

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Examine the history of AI and how machine learning works.

    Smart machines have been a part of science, and science fiction, for decades. As modern headlines announce the resurgence of artificial intelligence (AI) and the promise of "smart assistants," how might we separate fact from fiction? Learn how software engineers enable "dumb" computers to perform seemingly smart tasks, and the truth behind algorithms and big data. This presentation examines the history of AI, how machine learning works, and enables attendees to make informed decisions about what computing machines know (and don't know).

    Yong Joseph Bakos is the Seven Peaks Faculty Scholar for Computer Science Innovation for at OSU Cascades, where he leads the computer science program. With a background in both the arts and software engineering, Yong pushes the boundaries of cross-disciplinary research and teaching. An Ohio native, Bakos previously served as the assistant department head of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at Colorado School of Mines, where he taught for six years. Prior to OSU-Cascades, Bakos helped cultivate the Center of Creative Computation at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

    A professional software engineer by trade, Bakos’ education is in art theory and practice (B.A., Northwestern University), and software engineering (M.S., Regis University); and he is completing his PhD in Computer Science from Southern Methodist University. His research interests include information-centric networks, software engineering, graphical user interfaces, operating systems, computer science education, and generative art. With over twenty years of experience, Bakos has worked with companies ranging from small startups to Apple. His musicianship has led him through collaborations as an artist and technologist in Chicago, Denver and Dallas, combining live code and music performance.

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  • May 21
    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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  • May 21
    East Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

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

    About the Book:
    Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd has made a fairly comfortable living in northern Texas. He travels from town to town, reading current news of ratified amendments and polar expeditions to (mostly) attentive audiences. When he's asked to deliver a 10-year-old German girl back to her relatives in San Antonio in exchange for $50 in gold, he agrees. Johanna's parents had been killed by the Kiowa, but she was spared and was raised as one of their own for four years. Captain Kidd finds that Johanna, now in his care, has lost nearly all memory of her language, comportment, and upbringing. Facing a 400-mile journey filled with threats of ambush and an uncooperative charge, Captain Kidd wonders if his choice to deliver the girl was the right one. Jiles' background as a poet is particularly evident when the captain and Johanna learn how to communicate, bantering bits of their respective languages back and forth. Jiles' lyrical style and minimal punctuation allow the reader to become immersed in the dusty Texan landscape, witnessing the anguish, fear, compassion, and joy in the unlikely pair's journey.

    About the author:
    Paulette Jiles is a poet and memoirist. She is the author of Cousins, a memoir, and the bestselling novels Enemy Women and Stormy Weather. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • May 21
    Redmond: TimeSlips - Creative Storytelling for People with Memory Loss

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

    TimeSlips replaces the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.

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  • May 21
    Downtown Bend: Know Machines - Machines as the Measure of Men?

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    The centrality of industrialization as a Western phenomenon.

    *Sign language interpreting will be provided at this program.

    Industry and machines were used as a justification for colonization, racial sciences, and a general sense of superiority in Europe’s 20th century.

    Dr. Jessica Hammerman teaches world history at COCC. She has published scholarly articles about Jewish history in French Algeria. She holds a doctorate in modern European history and Jewish history.

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  • May 22
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

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

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  • May 22
    Sisters: Know Machines - Machines as the Measure of Men?

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    The centrality of industrialization as a Western phenomenon.

    Industry and machines were used as a justification for colonization, racial sciences, and a general sense of superiority in Europe’s 20th century.

    Dr. Jessica Hammerman teaches world history at COCC. She has published scholarly articles about Jewish history in French Algeria. She holds a doctorate in modern European history and Jewish history.

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  • May 22
    Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

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

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

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

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  • May 23
    East Bend Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

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

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  • May 23
    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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  • May 23
    The Nonfiction Library Book Club at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Discuss The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman.

    The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital.
    Fika Sisters Coffeehouse
    201 E Sun Ranch Drive

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  • May 24
    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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  • May 24
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

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

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  • May 25
    Redmond: Adult Coloring Club

    10:00 AM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Relax your mind and get cozy coloring. The library will provide coffee and coloring supplies.

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  • May 27
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

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

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  • May 28
    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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  • May 28
    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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  • May 28
    Downtown Bend: Writers Working - Onramps & Greased Pigs: The Art of Titling

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Learn new strategies for maximizing the chemistry between text and title with Dr. Emily Carr.

    *Sign language interpreting will be provided at this program.

    Paul Cézanne said that titles are “escape valves.” Marcel du Champ called titles “invisible colors.” Walter Benjamin thinks of titles as “a point of light in the universe of magic encyclopedias.” More recently, John Ashbery referred to titles as keyholes and Matthea Harvey said that “titles are the first thing. They are the bugle at the beginning of the ball.”

    In this workshop, you will learn new strategies for maximizing the chemistry between text and title. Using Matthea Harvey’s titling taxonomy as our guide, we will explore titles that act as onramps, spotlights, license plates, greased pigs, and helium balloons, as well as titles that don’t wear ties. It is often easier to see potential power of title in visual arts because the relation of the title to the artwork is emphasized by their being in different mediums, so we will start with paintings and sculptures that exemplify these types of titles, then move into short pieces by contemporary authors, and end with applying our new knowledge of titling to our own work.

    This workshop is open to writers at all levels and of all genres.

    Please bring 1-2 short pieces that need titles.

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  • May 28
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Page to Stage: Share your Writing with Confidence

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    How a piece is read has just as much impact as what is being said.

    When it comes to sharing written work with an audience, how a piece is read has just as much impact as what is being said. Elements such as our tone, speed, volume, and posture, all affect the way our work is received. In this clinic we will discuss writing for the stage, with a focus on tactics that we can use to effectively deliver our poetry or prose. We will examine the nature of stage-fright, and explore the voice as an instrument. Above all, we will focus on the idea of connection -- the connection between our hearts and our heads, the connection between ourselves and our audience, the connection between the page and the stage. Although Jorah is a poet this clinic can benefit any writer, at any level of all genres.

    Jorah LaFleur is a writer/performer who enjoys wearing many different hats. She finds herself on stage as a spoken word poet, actor, and event emcee. She also loves working with youth as a spoken word educator and teaching artist. She is currently serving as the Writers in the Schools Director for the nonprofit organization Wordcrafters In Eugene. Jorah has spent the last 20 years exploring the joys and terrors of showing up on stage. Running and hosting a monthly poetry slam in Eugene, (Eugene Poetry Slam) for over a decade has left her comfortably harboring the belief that live performance is, literally, magical. She is committed to helping others experience the transformative power of being heard, and to promoting the arts as tools of social change and community building. Jorah loves words, courage, and really dark chocolate. Her favorite color is zebra.

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  • May 29
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

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

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  • May 29
    Sunriver: Sunriver Friends of the Library Board Meeting

    1:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Sunriver Friends of the Library Board Meeting held in the Sunriver Library meeting room.
    Free and Open to all.

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  • May 29
    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 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, 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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  • May 29
    Sisters: The Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan

    When eccentric novelist Robert Eady abruptly vanishes, he leaves behind his wife, Leah, their daughters, and, hidden in an unexpected spot, plane tickets to Paris.

    Explore Liam Callanan's Paris book recommendations, books that Leah mentions and websites.
    https://dpl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/350640561_dplpaigeone/1146855377_paris_by_the_book_by_liam_callanan

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  • May 29
    Downtown Bend: Know Machines - Intro to Denim Mending

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

    Local seamstress shows you how to use library resources to fix your stuff!

    We will explore a variety of ways to mend denim both by hand and by machine in this class. Local seamstress Allison Murphy, owner and designer of utilitu sewing + design, will lead students through brief hands on exploration of ways to patch denim.

    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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  • May 30
    East Bend Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

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

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  • May 30
    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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  • May 31
    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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  • May 31
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    3:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

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

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  • Jun 1
    Downtown Bend: Heather "Anish" Anderson, Triple Crown Backpacker

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room

    Triple Crown backpacker details her incredible journeys on the trail.

    Named "National Geographic Adventurer of the Year," Anish Heather Anderson boasts many titles, including:
    Endurance Adventurer, Trail Runner, Thru-Hiker, Author, Speaker
    and Ultimate Direction Fastest Known Time of the Year.

    Heather, known as "Anish" on trails, became the second female to complete the “Double Triple Crown of Backpacking” in 2017. This entails completing the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide National Scenic Trails each twice. In 2018 she simultaneously became the first female Triple Triple Crowner and the first female Calendar Year Triple Crowner when she hiked all three of those trails in one March-November season.

    She also holds the overall self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013)–hiking it in 60 days, 17 hours, 12 min, which broke the previous men's record by four days and established the first female record. She holds the female self-supported FKT on the Appalachian Trail (2015) in a time of 54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes, and the Arizona Trail (2016) which she completed in 19 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes.

    She has hiked nearly 30,000 miles since 2003 including 13 thru-hikes:
    ● Appalachian Trail in 2003, 2015, and 2018
    ● Pacific Crest Trail in 2005, 2013, and 2018
    ● Continental Divide Trail in 2006, 2017, and 2018
    ● John Muir Trail in 2005
    ● Wonderland Trail in 2010
    ● Arizona Trail in 2016
    ● Oregon Desert Trail in 2017

    She is an ultra-marathon runner and has completed six 100 mile races since August 2011 as well as dozens of 50k and 50 mile events. She has attempted the infamous Barkley Marathons four times, starting a third loop once. She is also an avid mountaineer and peakbagger working on several ascent lists in the US and abroad.

    Anish speaks regularly about her adventures and her first book "Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home" (chronicling her Pacific Crest Trail record, published by the non-profit publisher Mountaineers Books, is available everywhere books are sold. Books will be available at the event, with a signing to follow.

    As a professional speaker, her talks are sought after for their adventure stories, humor, and the applications of trail lessons to life off the trail.

    In this talk, Anish will discuss her new book, "Thirst: 2,600 Miles to Home." Q & A and book signing to follow.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/2019/02/national-geographic-2019-adventurers-of-the-year/heather-anderson-hiker/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgDeh2XDNY4

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  • Jun 2
    Downtown Bend: Astrology and Your Connection to the Cosmos

    2:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Learn the history and influence of astrology.

    In this lecture we'll look at the vibrant history of astrology to consider how and why it was developed, and why it continues to enthrall us thousands of years later. We'll talk about how astrology is used today to deepen our feeling of connection with the cosmos and provide guidance for personal empowerment.

    Tony Howard is the founder of AstrologyUniversity.com, which provides high quality online education with some of the best astrology teachers available. Tony's writing has been featured in The Mountain Astrologer in addition to the Flare anthologies: Astrology, the Next Generation and The Book of Music Horoscopes.

    Tony is passionate about astrology that empowers people to conscious co-creative engagement with life, which he shares through his coaching practice at www.theastrologycoach.com.

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  • Jun 3
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

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

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  • Jun 3
    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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  • Jun 3
    Redmond: Thrilling Mysteries Book Club

    11:30 AM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

    We will be reading The Room by Emma Donoghue. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. Each month we will discuss a different Thrilling Mystery.

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  • Jun 3
    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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  • Jun 3
    Downtown Bend: Community Questions

    6:00 PM - Monday - Brooks Room

    We live in times of great change.

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

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

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

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

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

    Here’s what past participants have said:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Jun 4
    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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  • Jun 5
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

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

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

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, 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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  • Jun 6
    East Bend Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

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

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  • Jun 6
    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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  • Jun 7
    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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  • Jun 7
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

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

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  • Jun 9
    Downtown Bend: Himalaya Bound - A Journey with Nomads in North India

    3:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Author Michael Benanav reads and shares photos of his journey.

    Author and photographer Michael Benanav presents a slide show / reading based on his award-winning book, "Himalaya Bound: One Family’s Quest to Save Their Animals and an Ancient Way of Life." Featuring remarkable images of nomadic life in the jungles and mountains of north India, Michael will take you on a visual journey with the Van Gujjars - a tribe of forest-dwelling nomads - as they trek with their herds of water buffaloes into the Himalayas on their annual spring migration. This compelling true story offers an intimate glimpse into a rarely seen world and the modern forces that threaten it, exploring the complicated tensions between environmental conservation and indigenous rights while sharing the daily dramas of life on the trail with a family who sacrifices their own comfort for the well-being of their animals. Himalaya Bound is a great adventure and an incisive work of literary journalism. For more about the book, please visit www.himalayabound.com.

    Michael Benanav is a writer and photographer for The New York Times, Sierra Magazine, Geographical Magazine, Lonely Planet, and more. His photos have been exhibited at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi, as well as at Lincoln Center and, soon, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Himalaya Bound is his third book.

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  • Jun 10
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

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

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  • Jun 10
    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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  • Jun 10
    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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  • Jun 11
    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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  • Jun 11
    Downtown Bend: Central Oregon Writers Guild - Character Sketch

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Learn how to create a well-rounded character (real and imagined) with presenter Mike Cooper.

    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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  • Jun 11
    Redmond: Meteorites - Leftovers from the Early Solar System

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Meteorites provide keys to the past.

    Learn about the origin, and composition of meteorites. We will have a collection of samples to pass around so participants can hold and touch rocks from space!

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  • Jun 12
    The Library Book Club at Wild Wood Coffee House

    10:00 AM - Wednesday - Wild Wood Coffee House

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

    The location of our book club has changed to Wild Wood Coffee House, across the street from the Sunriver Library. Their address is 56870 Venture Ln Suite 106.

    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.1946, ManhattanOne morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs--each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.-- Publisher's description.

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  • Jun 12
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

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

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  • Jun 12
    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 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, 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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  • Jun 13
    East Bend Thrive Social Services

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

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

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  • Jun 13
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

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

    Discussing Beauty in the Broken Places by Allison Pataki. From Publisher's Weekly: In this powerful and immersive memoir, Pataki relives the harrowing year that followed her husband's stroke in June 2015. "Does my right eye look weird?" 30-year-old Dave Levy asked his pregnant wife, novelist Pataki (The Accidental Empress), during a flight to Hawaii. Levy soon fell into a coma; he awakened the next day outwardly unchanged, but a part of his brain that coordinated mental activity had been severely damaged. Suffering from amnesia, he seemed like a different person to Pataki. "It was scary to see my brilliant husband's body and mind kidnapped by this new, helpless, disoriented foreigner." She began writing him daily letters to her husband "so that if Dave ever came back to me, he could read them." With a faith embodied in the proverb "Through hottest fire is forged the strongest steel," Pataki cared for her husband while raising their newborn daughter and often wondered, "How is it possible for my heart to hold such overwhelming feelings of joy and grief at the same time?" Interspersing details of Levy's ongoing progress toward recovery, Pataki delivers an insightful look at how two people faced a life-altering test as a team "fighting to make the dreams of our future possible."

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  • Jun 13
    Redmond: The Library Bookclub

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    We will be reading The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club.

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  • Jun 13
    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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  • Jun 14
    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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  • Jun 14
    Sisters: Gaining a Cosmic Perspective - Our New Place in the Universe

    12:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Explore the wonders of the universe including the recent discoveries of exoplanets.

    In this public-level talk that contains pictures and videos from observatories like the Hubble Space Telescope and our own Pine Mountain Observatory, Dr. Fisher will reveal the wonders of the universe through a lecture on what he calls "The Cosmic Perspective." The main goal of the lecture will be to connect us to the Universe we inhabit using an easy-to-grasp scale that relates the actual size of the Universe to the audience. Once we have our new perspective in mind, Dr. Fisher will move into a discussion of one of the most exciting recent discoveries in all of astronomy - the existence of exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets that are known to orbit stars other than the sun, as of late 2017 we have confirmed that over 3500 planets live outside our solar system.

    Along the way our speaker will be very open to questions from the audience and is up for a round of "stump the astronomer" with anyone that attends the event!

    Dr. Scott Fisher is a faculty member in the University of Oregon Department of Physics where he teaches introductory-level astronomy courses and serves as the Director for Undergraduate Studies for the department. Scott previously worked at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC where he was responsible for selecting and funding astronomy programs across the United States. Before his time in Washington, Scott was based in Hilo, Hawaii where he worked as a staff scientist of the Gemini Observatory. At Gemini, he worked as an instrument scientist and as a member of the Gemini Outreach team. Scott's main area of research is searching for and studying planet-forming disks around young stars.

    In addition to his love of astronomy, Scott is an amateur photographer and a Geocacher. When he is not observing, he can often be found in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or anywhere with nightlife full of bright neon lights, poker cards, and casino chips!

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  • Jun 14
    Sunriver: Breaking News from the Universe

    12:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Hear about recent cosmic discoveries in the solar system and beyond.

    Dr. Paul Bellaire, retired Program Director for Solar Physics at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and former Physics Instructor in the Energy Systems Engineering Program at OSU-Cascades, will offer a multimedia discussion of recent cosmic discoveries in the solar system and beyond, featuring images and video from astronomers and space agencies from around the world. Covering new observations from Earth's orbit, to the discovery of multiple oceans in our solar system, to the detection of planets around other stars, and to the controversies concerning the expanding Universe itself, this talk should be educational for the entire family.

    Dr. Bellaire served as a Program Director in the Geosciences Directorate of the NSF in Arlington, Virginia, from May 2004 until Dec 2012, when he retired from the federal government. He moved to Bend in Sep 2014 and later taught at OSU-Cascades in Bend during the 2016-17 academic year. Dr. Bellaire earned his PhD in Atmospheric Physics at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Bellaire's other degrees include his MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, his MS in Meteorology from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, and his BS in Physics from the University of California (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Jun 14
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

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

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  • Jun 14
    Redmond: Coding Workshop: Beyond Block-Based Coding

    2:00 PM - Friday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Learn the basics of text-based coding by practicing with PencilCode.

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  • Jun 15
    La Pine: Friends of the La Pine Library - Book Nook Sidewalk Sale

    10:00 AM - Saturday - Book Nook

    Fantastic deals on gently-used books, movies and music.

    Travel the world through books, or pick up your next beach read! The Friends of the La Pine Library have a little something for everyone. 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

    Book Nook
    South end of the La Pine Library
    16425 1st Street
    La Pine, OR 97739

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  • Jun 15
    Redmond: Breaking News from the Universe

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Hear about recent cosmic discoveries in the solar system and beyond.

    Dr. Paul Bellaire, retired Program Director for Solar Physics at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and former Physics Instructor in the Energy Systems Engineering Program at OSU-Cascades, will offer a multimedia discussion of recent cosmic discoveries in the solar system and beyond, featuring images and video from astronomers and space agencies from around the world. Covering new observations from Earth's orbit, to the discovery of multiple oceans in our solar system, to the detection of planets around other stars, and to the controversies concerning the expanding Universe itself, this talk should be educational for the entire family.

    Dr. Bellaire served as a Program Director in the Geosciences Directorate of the NSF in Arlington, Virginia, from May 2004 until Dec 2012, when he retired from the federal government. He moved to Bend in Sep 2014 and later taught at OSU-Cascades in Bend during the 2016-17 academic year. Dr. Bellaire earned his PhD in Atmospheric Physics at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Bellaire's other degrees include his MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, his MS in Meteorology from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, and his BS in Physics from the University of California (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California

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  • Jun 15
    Downtown Bend: Gaining a Cosmic Perspective - Our New Place in the Universe

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room

    Explore the wonders of the universe including the recent discoveries of exoplanets.

    In this public-level talk that contains pictures and videos from observatories like the Hubble Space Telescope and our own Pine Mountain Observatory, Dr. Fisher will reveal the wonders of the universe through a lecture on what he calls "The Cosmic Perspective." The main goal of the lecture will be to connect us to the Universe we inhabit using an easy-to-grasp scale that relates the actual size of the Universe to the audience. Once we have our new perspective in mind, Dr. Fisher will move into a discussion of one of the most exciting recent discoveries in all of astronomy - the existence of exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets that are known to orbit stars other than the sun, as of late 2017 we have confirmed that over 3500 planets live outside our solar system.

    Along the way our speaker will be very open to questions from the audience and is up for a round of "stump the astronomer" with anyone that attends the event!

    Dr. Scott Fisher is a faculty member in the University of Oregon Department of Physics where he teaches introductory-level astronomy courses and serves as the Director for Undergraduate Studies for the department. Scott previously worked at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC where he was responsible for selecting and funding astronomy programs across the United States. Before his time in Washington, Scott was based in Hilo, Hawaii where he worked as a staff scientist of the Gemini Observatory. At Gemini, he worked as an instrument scientist and as a member of the Gemini Outreach team. Scott's main area of research is searching for and studying planet-forming disks around young stars.

    In addition to his love of astronomy, Scott is an amateur photographer and a Geocacher. When he is not observing, he can often be found in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or anywhere with nightlife full of bright neon lights, poker cards, and casino chips!

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  • Jun 16
    Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - Writer in Residence Christopher Boucher

    1:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    DPLS welcomes Writer in Residence Christopher Boucher.

    Christopher Boucher is thrilled to be serving as Writer-in-Residence at Deschutes Public Library just two days before the publication of his third novel, "Big Giant Floating Head" (out June 18 from Melville House). Chris’ afternoon reading will feature selections from the new novel, which tells the story of a character named Christopher Boucher who is navigating the end of a marriage and the mysteries of the fictional town of Coolidge, Massachusetts. Big Giant Floating Head features the same heartfelt, imaginative adventures that drew readers to Boucher’s first two novels, How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive (2011) and Golden Delicious (2016), and that have earned praise from actor Patton Oswalt and writers George Saunders, Roxane Gay and Emily St. John Mandel. Oscillating back and forth in time, "Big Giant Floating Head" contains strange surprises at every turn: Christopher briefly dates a woman with an invisible dog, contracts a strange illness that divides him in half, participates in a failure competition, and joins a community called The Unloveables. In the face of these trials and others, Christopher struggles to regain his bearings, make sense of a new reality, and chart a course forward.

    Boucher serves as part of the OSU-Cascades Low Residency Creative Writing MFA faculty.

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  • Jun 16
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Not Knowing with Christopher Boucher

    3:00 PM - Sunday - Admin Conference Room * Registration Required

    Embrace the phenomenon of "not knowing" in this workshop led by Christopher Boucher.

    Writer in Resident Christopher Boucher leads a workshop at the library called “Not Knowing.” Inspired by Donald Barthelme’s essay on the topic. Boucher will draw on his experiences as a writer, editor and teacher to lead a workshop that reframes the creative process. Writers at all levels of experience, from the published poet to the aspiring memoirist or novelist, are encouraged to attend. The conversation and exercises will equip writers with new strategies for embracing the phenomenon of “not knowing” and sidestepping the challenge of the blank page.

    Boucher serves as part of the OSU-Cascades Low Residency Creative Writing MFA faculty.

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  • Jun 17
    Downtown Bend: Writers Working - Office Hours with Christopher Boucher

    10:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room * Registration Required

    Get one on one coaching with Writer in Residence Christopher Boucher. Boucher serves as part of the OSU-Cascades Low Residency Creative Writing MFA faculty.

    Participants will spend 30 minutes reviewing a previously submitted work sample.

    Sign ups are required. Reserve a spot by calling 541-312-1032 or emailing lizg@deschuteslibrary.org

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  • Jun 17
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Social Services

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

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

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  • Jun 17
    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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  • Jun 17
    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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