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  • Nov 17
    Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - The Ideal Viking

    2:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Join author and historian C.J. Adrien to discuss "the ideal Viking."

    A stanza from the saga of Egill Skallagrímsson describes the Viking spirit - bold, restless, and with a burning desire for adventures far from home:

    My mother promised me,
    To soon purchase for me
    A ship and good oars,
    To go away with the Vikings,
    To stand Proudly at the Prow,
    To steer a beautiful ship,
    Linger in the ports,
    And to strike and fight.

    For nearly three centuries, the sea raiders we today call the Vikings terrorized coastlines and river systems across Europe. They sailed as far as west as Newfoundland and as far east as Baghdad. Many Viking sea captains' names have survived to today, but none embodied the Viking spirit more than a man named Hasting.

    A supposed son of Ragnar Lodbrok (of History Channel fame), and referred to in the Gesta Normanorum as the Scourge of the Somme and Loire, his life exemplified the qualities of the ideal Viking.

    Join author and historian C.J. Adrien for a discussion on Hasting's life and legacy.

    C.J. Adrien is a bestselling author of Viking historical fiction novels with a passion for Viking history. His Kindred of the Sea series was inspired by research conducted in preparation for a doctoral program in early medieval history as well as his admiration for historical fiction writers such as Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett. He is also a published historian on the subject of Vikings, with articles featured in historical journals such as L’Association des Amis de Noirmoutier, in France. His novels and expertise have earned him invitations to speak at several international events, including the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), conferences on Viking history in France, among others. C.J. Adrien earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oregon, a Master’s degree from Oregon State University, and is currently searching for the right university to complete his doctoral thesis.

    To find out more, visit: https://cjadrien.com/

    Books available for sale, Q&A to follow. *fbl*

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  • Nov 18
    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. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 18
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Nov 18
    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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  • Nov 19
    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 at the Library. Every Tuesday from 10 AM-1 PM. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 19
    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 "The Lost Girls of camp Forevermore" by Kim Fu.

    About the book:
    From the author of "For Today I Am a Boy", a gripping and deeply felt novel about a group of young girls at a remote camp--and the night that changes everything and will shape their lives for decades to come. A group of young girls descend on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and camp songs by the fire. Filled with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. But before the night is over, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home. The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore traces these five girls--Nita, Kayla, Isabel, Dina, and Siobhan--through and beyond this fateful trip. We see them through successes and failures, loving relationships and heartbreaks; we see what it means to find, and define, oneself, and the ways in which the same experience is refracted through different people. In diamond-sharp prose, Kim Fu gives us a portrait of friendship and of the families we build for ourselves...and the pasts we can't escape.

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  • Nov 19
    La Pine: Friends of the Library meeting

    1:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Join the Friends at their monthly planning meeting. This is the annual meeting and election of officers.

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  • Nov 20
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Nov 20
    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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  • Nov 20
    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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  • Nov 20
    Sisters: The Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "Friday Black" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.

    An excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny...The wildly talented Adjei-Brenyah has made these edgy tales immensely charming, via his resolute, heartful, immensely likeable narrators, capable of seeing the world as blessed and cursed at once." -- George Saunders "This book is dark and captivating and essential...A call to arms and a condemnation. Adjei-Brenyah offers powerful prose as parable. The writing in this outstanding collection will make you hurt and demand your hope. Read this book." -- Roxane Gay A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in America. From the start of this extraordinary debut, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's writing will grab you, haunt you, enrage and invigorate you. By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day in this country. These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world.

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  • Nov 21
    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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  • Nov 21
    La Pine: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Discuss "The Gown" by Jennifer Robson.

    London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation's recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth's wedding gown.

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

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  • Nov 21
    Sisters: Know News - Representations of Animals in Media

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Discuss the impact and obligation of using animals in media.

    Animals are everywhere. They inhabit our forests, our fields, our imaginations, our dreams, and our stories. Making appearances in advertisements, television programs, movies, books, internet memes, and art, symbolic animals do tremendous work for us selling goods, services, and ideas, as well as acting as stand-ins for our interests and ideas. Yet, does knowing animals only symbolically impact their lived experiences?

    Debra Merskin, PhD is Professor of Media Studies in the School of Journalism & Communication. Her research focuses on how marginalized groups and individuals are re-presented in media and popular culture. This includes animals. Her third, and most recent book is Seeing Species: Re-presentations of Animals in Media & Popular Culture. Her web site Animalsandmedia.org is a style guide for professional journalists, documentary filmmakers, artists, and those interested in creating accurate and respectful re-presentations of animals.

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  • Nov 21
    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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  • Nov 21
    La Pine: Know News - The Ethics of Journalism in the Digital Age

    3:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Analyze the ethics of media in today's digital world.

    When fourteen instructors and administrators from across the disciplines gathered to shape curriculum for Oregon State University’s new Applied Journalism Program, one concern emerged across the board: how do we best educate our students on the interplay of law and ethics in an intensely digitized and globalized world? How to account for political and cultural difference while encouraging time-honored principles? What tools might we use to help students develop their own critical stance concerning media law and media ethics...which by nature will always be subjective until they become legally mandated? In this multimedia presentation, Applied Journalism coordinator Jillian St. Jacques analyzes the arduous and rewarding task of building a course in media law and ethics for today’s rapidly digitizing world, where “traditional” stances on accuracy and truth are not only being placed in question, but sometimes thrown completely out the window in the bid for increased hits, likes, laughs and revenue.

    Jillian St. Jacques is a senior instructor and coordinator of Applied Journalism at Oregon State University. His research interests and publications include essays and articles on media studies and adaptation in literature and the arts. Central to Jillian’s teaching and research is the ongoing university-wide commitment to fostering community debate on issues of difference, power and discrimination. His recent publications include "Adaptation Theories," a collection of scholarly works on contemporary adaptation theory, essays and articles in Literature/Film Quarterly, The Journal of Visual Culture, and Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism. His journalism has appeared in the Durango Herald, Canandaigua’s Daily Messenger and The Greece Post. He is currently working on a novel that examines his experiences hunting in Oregon and his life as a transsexual performance artist in San Francisco.

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  • Nov 21
    Redmond: Know News - Fake News and Information Literacy

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Learn how to sort real from false information online.

    The Internet has become the wild west of information where anyone can say anything online and they do! How can you ensure you're finding and sharing real and reliable information? We will discuss why fake news has become so prevalent online and share tips from research experts on how to separate the good, the bad and the ugly of online information using real examples.

    Jenny Pedersen has worked for Deschutes Public Library in a variety of roles since 2008. She is currently a Community Librarian with a focus on adult services at Downtown Bend Library. Prior to working in libraries, she worked at newspapers and television news stations in Canada, England and the US. She can’t believe she waited so long to make the transition to from newsrooms to libraries, where she is able to help people one-on-one with their information needs and challenges as well as talk endlessly about books.

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  • Nov 21
    Downtown Bend: Know News - The Ethics of Journalism in the Digital Age

    7:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Analyze the ethics of media in today's digital world.

    When fourteen instructors and administrators from across the disciplines gathered to shape curriculum for Oregon State University’s new Applied Journalism Program, one concern emerged across the board: how do we best educate our students on the interplay of law and ethics in an intensely digitized and globalized world? How to account for political and cultural difference while encouraging time-honored principles? What tools might we use to help students develop their own critical stance concerning media law and media ethics...which by nature will always be subjective until they become legally mandated? In this multimedia presentation, Applied Journalism coordinator Jillian St. Jacques analyzes the arduous and rewarding task of building a course in media law and ethics for today’s rapidly digitizing world, where “traditional” stances on accuracy and truth are not only being placed in question, but sometimes thrown completely out the window in the bid for increased hits, likes, laughs and revenue.

    Jillian St. Jacques is a senior instructor and coordinator of Applied Journalism at Oregon State University. His research interests and publications include essays and articles on media studies and adaptation in literature and the arts. Central to Jillian’s teaching and research is the ongoing university-wide commitment to fostering community debate on issues of difference, power and discrimination. His recent publications include "Adaptation Theories," a collection of scholarly works on contemporary adaptation theory, essays and articles in Literature/Film Quarterly, The Journal of Visual Culture, and Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism. His journalism has appeared in the Durango Herald, Canandaigua’s Daily Messenger and The Greece Post. He is currently working on a novel that examines his experiences hunting in Oregon and his life as a transsexual performance artist in San Francisco.

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  • Nov 22
    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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  • Nov 22
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    2:00 PM - Friday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Nov 23
    East Bend: Know News - Representations of Animals in Media

    12:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Discuss the impact and obligation of using animals in media.

    Animals are everywhere. They inhabit our forests, our fields, our imaginations, our dreams, and our stories. Making appearances in advertisements, television programs, movies, books, internet memes, and art, symbolic animals do tremendous work for us selling goods, services, and ideas, as well as acting as stand-ins for our interests and ideas. Yet, does knowing animals only symbolically impact their lived experiences?

    Debra Merskin, PhD is Professor of Media Studies in the School of Journalism & Communication. Her research focuses on how marginalized groups and individuals are re-presented in media and popular culture. This includes animals. Her third, and most recent book is Seeing Species: Re-presentations of Animals in Media & Popular Culture. Her web site Animalsandmedia.org is a style guide for professional journalists, documentary filmmakers, artists, and those interested in creating accurate and respectful re-presentations of animals.

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  • Nov 24
    Downtown Bend: The Source Poetry Winners Read

    2:00 PM - Sunday - Brooks Room

    Hear the winners of The Source’s Annual Poetry Contest read.

    The Source Weekly’s annual poetry issue hits stands Nov. 21, featuring the winners from the Source poetry contest! On Nov. 24, winners from the contest, along with faculty and judges from OSU-Cascades will read from their works.

    Judges for the 2019 Contest are:

    Jenna Goldsmith, PhD is Interim Director of the OSU Cascades MFA Program.

    Irene Cooper is a poet living in Bend, Oregon.

    Brigitte Lewis is Founding Editor/Executive Editor of Utterance Press, an online literary journal. She is an Alum of OSU Cascades.

    This event is a partnership between OSU-Cascades, the Deschutes Public Library and the Source Weekly newspaper. Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of OSU Cascades.

    To enter the contest: Find the complete rules at bendsource.com, and then submit your poems between Oct. 3 and Nov. 1 to: editor@bendsource.com. Questions? Email editor@bendsource.com.

    A cash prize* will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners.
    *cash prize in form of Visa Gift Cards

    Honorable mentions for fourth and fifth place will also be invited to read their works.

    Find out more information here: https://www.bendsource.com/bend/source-poetry-contest-2019/Content?oid=11277295 *fbl*

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

    9:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 25
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Nov 25
    Redmond: Thrilling Mysteries Book Club

    11:30 AM - Monday - Multi-Purpose Room

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

    This month we are reading "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley.

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  • Nov 25
    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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  • Nov 26
    Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    10:00 AM - Tuesday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Every Tuesday from 10 AM-1 PM. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Nov 26
    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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  • Nov 27
    East Bend: History Pub Encore - Lost Oregon Ski Areas

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Steve Stenkamp gives a brief history of ski areas lost to history.

    Explore the history of organized ski hill/areas in Oregon that are no longer, including places like the Little Alps, Tomahawk Ski Bowl, High Desert, Taft Mountain. During the presentation Stenkamp will highlight a collection of more than 30 forgotten ski hills.

    Retired from Bend Fire Department, former high school teacher, former city councilor and mayor of Bend. Skier for over 50 years, avid outdoor wanderer and amateur archaeologist-history buff. *fbl*

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  • Nov 27
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Nov 27
    CANCELLED Downtown Bend: Lawyer in the Library

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor

    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.

    ------

    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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  • Nov 27
    Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly Preview at Cascades Theatrical Company

    7:30 PM - Wednesday - Cascades Theatrical

    Enjoy a holiday comedy full of warmth and charm. A must-see for Jane Austen fans.

    A sequel to Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice" set two years after the novel ends, this play continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.

    Play by Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon. Directed by Wilma Keller. Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists' Play Service.

    Preview Night tickets are sponsored by Deschutes Public Library. No registration necessary. First come, first served for seats. Doors open at 7 PM.

    Cascades Theatrical Company:
    148 NW Greenwood Avenue
    Bend, OR 97701


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  • Nov 30
    Redmond: Adult Coloring Fun

    9:00 AM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose 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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  • Dec 2
    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. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Dec 2
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Dec 2
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    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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  • Dec 3
    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 at the Library. Every Tuesday from 10 AM-1 PM. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Dec 4
    Sunriver: Know Festive - Carol of the Bells

    11:00 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    The Bells of Sunriver perform holiday favorites.

    The Bells of Sunriver perform holiday favorites including an audience participation Chime-a-Long. No musical ability needed. Bring your reading glasses.

    The Bells of Sunriver is an ecumenical group of 15 ringers created by Sunriver Christian Fellowship out of its music ministry. The Bells of Sunriver is very active in the community, presenting programs at schools, retirement homes, and community events as well as providing music at least twice a month for the SCF congregation. The ringers performing today are: Mary Fister, Sallie Hennessy, Sharon Krueger, Jan Tuckerman & Alison Weatherhead.

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  • Dec 4
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Dec 4
    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.

    ------

    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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  • Dec 5
    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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  • Dec 5
    Downtown Bend: Meet the Architects - Envisioning the Library's Future

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Central Oregon experienced immense growth in the first 20 years of the 21st century. It's estimated the county will swell to nearly 215,000 people in 2020--a nearly 85-percent increase in the population from 2000. To prepare for a dynamic next chapter, we invite you to take part in interactive discussions with the library's architects to learn more about the renovation, expansion, and enhancement plans for libraries throughout the county. Free, no registration required.

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  • Dec 5
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    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.org

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  • Dec 5
    La Pine: Meet the Architects - Envisioning the Library's Future

    4:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Central Oregon experienced immense growth in the first 20 years of the 21st century. It's estimated the county will swell to nearly 215,000 people in 2020--a nearly 85-percent increase in the population from 2000. To prepare for a dynamic next chapter, we invite you to take part in interactive discussions with the library's architects to learn more about the renovation, expansion, and enhancement plans for libraries throughout the county. Free, no registration required.

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  • Dec 5
    Sunriver: Meet the Architects - Envisioning the Library's Future

    4:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Central Oregon experienced immense growth in the first 20 years of the 21st century. It's estimated the county will swell to nearly 215,000 people in 2020--a nearly 85-percent increase in the population from 2000. To prepare for a dynamic next chapter, we invite you to take part in interactive discussions with the library's architects to learn more about the renovation, expansion, and enhancement plans for libraries throughout the county. Free, no registration required.

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  • Dec 5
    Downtown Bend: Cultura y Lectura

    5:30 PM - Thursday - Meyer Classroom

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

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  • Dec 6
    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.org

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  • Dec 6
    Sisters: Meet the Architects - Envisioning the Library's Future

    12:00 PM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Central Oregon experienced immense growth in the first 20 years of the 21st century. It's estimated the county will swell to nearly 215,000 people in 2020--a nearly 85-percent increase in the population from 2000. To prepare for a dynamic next chapter, we invite you to take part in interactive discussions with the library's architects to learn more about the renovation, expansion, and enhancement plans for libraries throughout the county. Free, no registration required.

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  • Dec 6
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    2:00 PM - Friday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Dec 6
    Downtown Bend: A Novel Idea Unveiled 2020

    6:00 PM - Friday - Brooks Room

    Deschutes Public Library reveals A Novel Idea 2020.

    Be among the first to know the book selected for A Novel Idea 2020. Enjoy light appetizers and no host beer and wine as we unveil the 2020 Novel Idea selection. Play Novel Idea trivia and enter the silent auction for a chance to win books and prizes, all while supporting the Deschutes Public Library Foundation.

    Books will be available for purchase and for check out after the unveiling. *fbl*

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  • Dec 7
    Redmond: Know Festive - Create a Beautiful Bubble Wreath

    10:00 AM - Saturday - Multi-Purpose Room * Registration Required

    Make a beautiful wreath to give or keep.

    Learn to create beautiful, budget friendly bubble wreaths. Great gift idea!

    Kathryn Osborne has lived in Redmond for over 10 years. She is a loud and lively character who loves creating quick and affordable crafts that spark the imagination of her two young children.


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  • Dec 7
    Sisters: Know Festive - Sisters Jazz Choir

    12:30 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Enjoy the harmonies of the holidays.

    The Sisters Jazz Choir is an elite choir of 15 high school students auditioned out of the Sisters School District Choral Program. The district choral program has over 100 participants. The members of the Jazz Choir have earned their spots in the Jazz Choir by demonstrating leadership in the district choral program and by successfully completing a difficult vocal audition. They are directed by Rick Johnson with the assistance of piano player Julie Cash.



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  • Dec 7
    Downtown Bend: Know Festive - Carol of the Bells

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room

    The Bells of Sunriver perform holiday favorites.

    The Bells of Sunriver perform holiday favorites including an audience participation Chime-a-Long. No musical ability needed. Bring your reading glasses.

    The Bells of Sunriver is an ecumenical group of 15 ringers created by Sunriver Christian Fellowship out of its music ministry. The Bells of Sunriver is very active in the community, presenting programs at schools, retirement homes, and community events as well as providing music at least twice a month for the SCF congregation. The ringers performing today are: Mary Fister, Sallie Hennessy, Sharon Krueger, Jan Tuckerman & Alison Weatherhead.

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  • Dec 7
    La Pine: Winterfest - Soapmaking

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

    Learn together and explore the melt & pour soap-making process.

    Beginners wanted! Learn a new skill, connect, and have a bit of fun at this introductory workshop led by Community Librarian, Roxanne M. Renteria. In this hands-on workshop, DIY enthusiasts will explore an accelerated soap making technique called "melt & pour". Pick your colors, add fragrance, glitter or bits of dried flora. Discussions will include a brief overview of the history of soap making, various soap making methods, and library resources to encourage future exploration. No skill required.

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  • Dec 7
    Redmond: Know Festive - The Victorian Carolers

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Main Lobby

    Experience an 1870s quartet of fine musicians in authentic garb.

    The Victorian Carolers offer fine entertainment for any holiday event. Dressed in Victorian-era garb, they look and sound like you would expect from an 1870s quartet of fine musicians (only they are a lot younger!). Made up of four highly trained singers, they bring clarity and beauty to a large selection of both sacred and secular Christmas music. Founded in Central Oregon over 12 years ago, the Victorian Carolers have entertained thousands at tree lightings, holiday parties, concert events, corporate events, private banquets, and strolling all over.

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  • Dec 7
    East Bend: Know Festive - Sisters Jazz Choir

    2:30 PM - Saturday - Lobby

    Enjoy the harmonies of the holidays.

    The Sisters Jazz Choir is an elite choir of 15 high school students auditioned out of the Sisters School District Choral Program. The district choral program has over 100 participants. The members of the Jazz Choir have earned their spots in the Jazz Choir by demonstrating leadership in the district choral program and by successfully completing a difficult vocal audition. They are directed by Rick Johnson with the assistance of piano player Julie Cash.


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  • Dec 7
    La Pine: Know Festive - Mele Kalikimaka Holiday Ukulele Performance

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Common Area (in front of service desk)

    Enjoy holiday hits and ukulele classics by local musicians.

    Hear the fun harmonies of ukulele with songs performed by the High Country Ukulele Players and the Bend Ukulele Group, also known as "HICUPS and BUGs." Take in the day's events at La Pine Winterfest, or come to just sit and enjoy traditional ukulele songs, holiday carols, and fun classics.

    HICUPS invites players of all skill levels to jam at the Sunriver library twice a month.

    BUGs is a collection of Central Oregonians who share an interest in Ukulele - songs, music, and the Aloha spirit.

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  • Dec 8
    Downtown Bend: Know Festive - The Victorian Carolers

    12:00 PM - Sunday - Lobby

    Experience an 1870s quartet of fine musicians in authentic garb.

    The Victorian Carolers offer fine entertainment for any holiday event. Dressed in Victorian-era garb, they look and sound like you would expect from an 1870s quartet of fine musicians (only they are a lot younger!). Made up of four highly trained singers, they bring clarity and beauty to a large selection of both sacred and secular Christmas music. Founded in Central Oregon over 12 years ago, the Victorian Carolers have entertained thousands at tree lightings, holiday parties, concert events, corporate events, private banquets, and strolling all over.

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  • Dec 8
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Prose and Memoir as Poetry

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

    Learn the intricacies of prose poems, and write your own.

    This writing workshop will open with an introduction to the prose poem format and a brief history of the genre, with its current acceptance by many literary magazines. The potential fit between the prose poem and true vignettes drawn from lived experience will be highlighted, and examples shared. Attendees will discuss several poems in small groups, considering the elements of story-telling, vivid details and images, and the use of humor and variations in voice.

    In the second part of the workshop, participants will write drafts of two prose poems, one derived from a childhood event, and one from an adult perspective. Participants will be invited to share their emerging vignettes, and to consider how their experience as poets, fiction or nonfiction writers may nourish their approach. The workshop will conclude with a handout, including resources for further study of the prose poem.

    Carol Barrett holds doctorates in both clinical psychology and creative writing. She coordinates the Creative Writing Certificate Program at Union Institute & University, and teaches in the Creativity Studies Program at Saybrook University. Her books include "Calling in the Bones" (Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press), "Drawing Lessons" (Finishing Line Press), and "Pansies" (creative nonfiction, Sonder Press.)

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  • Dec 9
    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. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Dec 9
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Dec 9
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    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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  • Dec 10
    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 at the Library. Every Tuesday from 10 AM-1 PM. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Dec 10
    Downtown Bend: Central Oregon Writers Guild - Holiday Potluck

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Join local writers for networking at this holiday potluck.

    Bring finger food to share and get better acquainted with your fellow writers! Then, hear Guild members read their work.

    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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  • Dec 11
    The Library Book Club Wild Wood Coffee House

    10:00 AM - Wednesday - Wild Wood Coffee House

    Book Party; share your favorite reads of the year.

    For our end of the year discussion we will discuss our favorite books of the year and all time, as well as books we could have skipped. Hosted at Wild Wood Coffee House.

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  • Dec 11
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Dec 11
    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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  • Dec 11
    Wordsmith Wednesdays at The Commons

    6:00 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:

    6-6:30 PM sign ups: 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.

    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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  • Dec 12
    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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  • Dec 12
    Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Book party! Share your favorite read of the year.

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  • Dec 12
    La Pine: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Book Party; share your favorite reads of the year.

    Join other attendees for a seasonal celebration of the year's best reads, and enjoy sweet treats and warm beverages. Bring your own favorites to share.

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  • Dec 12
    Redmond: The Library Book Club

    12:00 PM - Thursday - Multi-Purpose Room

    Book party! Share your favorite read of the year.

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

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  • Dec 12
    The Nonfiction Book Club at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Discuss "Astoria" by Peter Stark.

    Documents the 1810 to 1813 expedition, financed by millionaire John Jacob Astor and encouraged by Thomas Jefferson, to establish Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.

    Fika Sisters Coffeehouse
    201 E Sun Ranch Drive

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  • Dec 12
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    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.org

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  • Dec 12
    Redmond: Know Festive - The Twelve Bells of Christmas

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Main Lobby

    Enjoy the sounds of the Zion Redeemed Ringers handbell choir.

    Zion Redeemed Ringers perform their program, The Twelve Bells of Christmas, with twelve bells.

    Zion Redeemed Ringers, a three octave Chime group, got its start in 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond. One year later they were able to buy three octaves of handbells, and at this time began incorporating both bells and chimes in their songs. Directed by Gloria McLeod, the ringers for this performance include: Carolyn Allen, Anne Bohac, Eric Burtness, Diane Evans, Steve Prazak and Vicki Prazak. Zion Redeemed Ringers play mostly secular music, including classical, jazz, African, and special holiday music.

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  • Dec 13
    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.org

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  • Dec 13
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    2:00 PM - Friday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Dec 14
    East Bend: Writers Reading - The Hummingbards Poets

    1:00 PM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Hear the Hummingbards, five local poets read their works.

    Like a more famous bard, Carol Barrett has lived in England, as well as nine states. She is a descendant of both Lewis and Clark. Annual migrations take her to Ohio and California, to work with doctoral candidates in interdisciplinary and creativity studies. "Pansies" is her most recent book.

    Krayna Castelbaum, Poetry Instigator, migrated to Oregon from New Jersey in 2003. T’was a long flight and a rough landing, but she acclimated quickly to her new nest. The rich habitat in Bend has welcomed her poetry instigations: she publishes the Poem of the Month and facilitates monthly Poetry Playshops and other events. Every Wednesday afternoon, she can be sighted in downtown Bend handing out short poems to nourish passersby.

    Sarah Sennott Cyr approaches writing as a practice. Her writing is a collection of wakeful moments - hiking among sagebrush and junipers, standing before a painting, observing her two young children, and, of course, listening to the whistling buzz of a hummingbird dashing from bloom to bloom. These "captured moments" evolve into essays and poems. (www.sarahcyr.com, Instagram: @sarahcyr)

    Sarah McLaughlin, lifelong writer and lover of flight, coined the word Hummingbards to celebrate the remarkable tiny aviators who enliven her yard each summer, and the equally remarkable wordsmiths who enliven her writing year-round.

    Jamie Shanahan has migrated throughout the US, but made her nest in Bend in 2007. Poetry has taught her how to survive off nectar, and how to time travel between flowers. Her poetry chapbook, “Burn Site in Bloom,” was released in 2017 by Musehick Publications, and her collection, “Hero,” is forthcoming in 2020. Her website is jamierosehoughton.com.

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  • Dec 14
    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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  • Dec 14
    Redmond: RavenSong

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Main Lobby

    Enjoy holiday tunes and harmonies with RavenSong.

    Singers from Ridgeview High School's premier singing group RavenSong perform.

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  • Dec 16
    Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time with WCCO

    9:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room

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

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Dec 16
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon

    10:00 AM - Monday - Second Floor North Tutor 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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  • Dec 16
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon

    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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