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  • Sep 27
    CANCELLED: Downtown Bend: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Monday - CANCELLED

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.
    Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Sep 27
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Sep 27
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Sep 28
    CANCELLED: Redmond: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday - CANCELLED

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.
    Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Sep 28
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Des(s)erts - A Snapshot in Time: Oregon's Ghost Towns

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Tuesday -

    A link to view this program online will be available here beginning Tuesday, September 28 at 4:00 pm.

    Look at photos and hear tales from an urban explorer capturing a few of the many ghost towns in Oregon.

    According to some historians, Oregon has the most ghost towns of any state at about 200 sites. Since some of those former communities are described as "remnants," I think it would be pretty difficult if not impossible to visit them all. But as an urban explorer, I am certainly trying. About 50% of the hobby is photography, so in this program, I will be sharing some of my favorite shots as well as a little info about the locations, without actually giving the locations. That's because the other 50% of the hobby is gatekeeping. Not with the express goal of keeping people from exploring all together, but just to keep the numbers down to people who actually want to put in the literal footwork of finding these "bandos". Too many people = "No Trespassing" signs, and we're not fans of those. So if you don't want to drive aimlessly for hours in the hopes of spotting something you read about in a private group on Facebook but would still like to peek into an abandoned homestead from the 1860's, join me.

    Ash Knotts started her career in B&E (breaking and entering) at the tender age of 16, when her dad helped her break into a cemetery at midnight in the pursuit of a local secret society. From there, she pursued abandoned farmsteads in her native Ohio and, eventually, entire ghost towns when she relocated to Oregon. Ash was asked by Fonthill Media to write a novella/photography book about her experiences exploring ghost towns in 2019. With an excuse to travel and a lot of creative license, she penned Abandoned Oregon: Ghost Towns of the Painted Hills and Beyond. She currently lives in Portland, Or, where she divides her time between restoring vintage furniture and clothes, building terrariums, writing scripts for horror movies with friends, and exploring the wild west with her elderly dog, Sooki.

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  • Sep 29
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday -

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

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

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

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-614-6060.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-388-3187.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-388-3187.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-388-3187.

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  • Sep 29
    ONLINE ONLY Sisters: The Library Book Club

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Wednesday -

    Discuss My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff. Join via Zoom.
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  • Sep 29
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Des(s)erts - Dessert at Home with Ahja King

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Wednesday -

    A link to view this program online will be available Wednesday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m.

    Learn how to make your own delectable dessert – at home!

    These Fruit Pie Crumble Bars are a mix between a cookie bar and a pie--the perfect transition from summer to fall.

    For this video, apple filling was used. You can substitute basically any fruit pie filling to satisfy your sweet-tooth.

    Ingredients:

    1 Cup All Purpose Flour
    1 1/3 Cup Rolled Oats
    3/4 Cup Sugar
    1 tsp Cinnamon
    1/4 tsp. Salt
    2/3 Cup Melted Butter - Cooled
    1 Can Fruit Pie Filling

    Instructions:

    *Melt the butter and let cool.

    *Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    *Line a 8x8 square ovenproof pan with parchment paper.

    *Mix flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.

    *Pour melted and cooled butter over the dry oat mixture and stir till evenly mixed, but still crumbly.

    *Pour 2/3 of the mixture into the prepared ovenproof pan, using the bottom of a flat bottom glass, press the mixture flat and even.

    *Cover the flattened oat mix with the fruit pie filling, spreading evenly to the edges.

    *Crumble the remaining oat mix evenly over the top.

    *Bake 35-40 minutes or until the top begins to brown slightly.

    *Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

    *Enjoy! Ahja King is an educator, entrepreneur, gardener, reader, wife and mother of three amazing women. Growing up near the Salinas Valley in California, her mom taught her how to grow, glean, harvest and preserve as much food as possible. *oo*

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  • Oct 2
    Fall Colors Hike at Metolius Preserve

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Saturday - Metolius Preserve – Deschutes Land Trust * Registration Required

    Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jane Meissner for a fall colors hike at the Metolius Preserve. Registration is required. Registered participants will receive meet-up instructions prior to the event. Registration closes Wednesday, September 29.

    Per Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines, all participants (regardless of vaccination status) must bring and wear a face mask during the walk or hike (as soon as you exit your vehicle). Face masks must fit tight to the face, be worn over the nose and mouth, and must be secure enough to stay on during your entire walk or hike. Per OHA guidelines, face shields are not considered a face mask. The Land Trust will have extra face masks for use as needed.

    This is an easy ~3 mile hike on dirt trails. From ponderosa pine forest to lush creek-side corridors, the Metolius basin boasts a unique combination of wetter plants from the west side of the Cascades along with the drier eastern Cascade vegetation. We'll explore this fascinating transition zone while enjoying golden bracken fern and larch and searching for scarlet vine maple.

    The Deschutes Land Trust a local non-profit organization dedicated to conserving land in Central Oregon. Since 1995 the Land Trust has been working to conserve and care for the lands and waters that sustain our region. They envision a future of strong and healthy natural and human communities—where we work together to conserve and care for the lands that make Central Oregon an incredible place to live, work, and grow. The Land Trust protects more than 17,523 acres in our region for today and tomorrow.

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  • Oct 2
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Mystery - Solving the Mystery of School at Home

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Saturday - Brooks Room

    This is a live webinar. Register here for the link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N8-Q4GBZTmWqmE9PbS4P-A or click on Join Program above

    Explore school at home with an expert.

    Author and education expert, Anne Crossman, offers a timely session on the four main types of school at home and how parents can make education work with their work schedules during the pandemic while still providing a quality education. Anne will demystify education at home by discussing:
    The five steps you must take BEFORE you shop for curriculum
    How to school at home with maximum independence, full financial support from the state, or a hybrid of the two
    How to homeschool with special needs
    How to transition back into mainstream education


    During the presentation, Anne will give away copies of her book and video series, “Homeschool Like an Expert” and will provide time for Q&A at the end.

    Anne Crossman is the author of Homeschool Like an Expert (2020), Getting the Best out of College (2008, 2012), Study Smart, Study Less (2011), and Trying to Remember (2011).

    She attended Stanford and Duke Universities and has taught for twenty years in high school and college classrooms, military barracks, and around kitchen tables, publishing work in The Washington Post and being featured in USA Weekend and the Chicago Tribune, among others.

    Anne offers a unique perspective on education as a former professional educator who was homeschooled as a child and has been homeschooling her children for the last fourteen years. Visit her current project at HomeschoolExpert.com.

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  • Oct 4
    CANCELLED: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Monday - CANCELLED

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.
    Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Oct 4
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Oct 4
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Oct 5
    CANCELLED: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday - CANCELLED

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.
    Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Oct 6
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday -

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

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

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

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-614-6060.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-388-3187.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-388-3187.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-388-3187.

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  • Oct 6
    ONLINE ONLY: Writers Writing - Something Borrowed - The Hermit Crab Technique

    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday -

    This is a live, interactive meeting. Click here https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvceuvqDMqHNK-T5zvuSNEkoM5Xbin1UUb to register for this event, or click "Register Here" above.

    Hermit Crab essays borrow their forms from other kinds of communication (think personal ads, medical charts, syllabi, album liner notes). While this has become a popular form in creative nonfiction, the technique has applications for poetry and fiction as well. This workshop will feature some examples of Hermit Crab writing, provide some prompts to promote it, and will offer ideas for incorporating it into fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writing projects. We will do several writing "sprints" inspired by Hermit Crab prompts throughout the workshop.

    Kristin Dorsey is a Professor in the Humanities Department at Central Oregon Community College. She's a generalist, which means that she teaches a variety of academic and creative writing classes, along with literature classes from Early American literature to Children's literature. She used to read and write a lot. And then she had twins. Now she hangs out at parks and sings a lot of silly songs. Teaching creative writing workshops in the community keeps her excited about her own writing and that of others. *zm*

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  • Oct 7
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Mystery - Get Cozy with Mysteries

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Thursday - * Registration Required

    This is a live interactive meeting. Registered participants will be sent a Zoom link the day prior to the meeting.

    What is a cozy mystery and why is the genre so popular? Join community librarian Jenny Pedersen to find out.

    There's a mystery afoot at the library: what is a cozy mystery and why are they so popular? Join community librarian Jenny Pedersen to find the clues of what makes up a cozy mystery, untangle the puzzle of what makes them so popular and develop a list of classic, popular and upcoming suspects (er...authors). Participants will help solve the mystery and share favorites of their own.

    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. *zm*

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  • Oct 9
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Mystery - The Genius of Aztec Hieroglyphs

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Saturday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here for the link https://zoom.us/j/97651234518 or click Join Program above.

    Explore recent discoveries and remaining mysteries of Aztec hieroglyphs.

    The independent development of strikingly unique writing systems in human history can be found in three regions of the world: the Near East, China, and Mesoamerica. Stephanie Wood (University of Oregon) is a specialist in Mesoamerican ethnohistory. She has been studying Aztec manuscripts ("codices") and the Aztec language since 1978, and she edits an online Nahuatl dictionary that has 100,000+ users around the globe. In 2017, she teamed up with colleagues in Germany, Spain, and Mexico to create an online, annotated collection of Aztec hieroglyphs. These glyphs open a wonderful window onto culture. Some are humorous, some are wonderfully complex, and some are still a mystery. Dr. Wood's slide presentation will share recent discoveries and remaining puzzles imbedded in this unique graphic communication system.

    Dr. Stephanie Wood is the director of the Wired Humanities Projects at University of Oregon. She earned both her Ph.D. and M.A. at UCLA. *zm*

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  • Oct 9
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Mystery - So You Want to Be a Forensic Scientist

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Saturday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here for the link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FSwG4DDvRe-ReIqoanBxuQ or click on Join Program above.

    A real life forensic scientist dispels myths and misconceptions about the real work vs. television portrayals.

    This presentation will highlight the differences between Forensic Scientists on television versus reality and also provide an overview of the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division.

    Brian Medlock was born and raised in Sweet Home, Oregon. After he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Whitman college, he moved to Washington DC and worked as a Forensic Chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Brian moved back home to Oregon in 2005 and began his career with the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division in the Bend Forensic Laboratory. As a Forensic Scientist with OSP, Brian worked in the Serology, Trace, Drug Chemistry and Crime Scene sections and has been the Laboratory Director since 2015. He is happily married to an amazing wife and currently has his hands full raising two teenagers and a crazy Aussiedoodle. *zm*

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  • Oct 10
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Mystery - Taking the Mystery Out of Going Vegan

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Sunday -

    Click here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J5iJFmKmT3e4gEynzbtTSg to register for this program, or click "Register Here" above.

    A link to view this recording will be available following the program.

    Explore fun and affordable ways to prepare simple plant-based meals -- minus the mystery!

    Tempeh. Nutritional yeast. Miso paste. Going plant-based has never been more complicated...or is it? Join Robin and Jules, co-authors of BEEFLESS CAKES: Easy Plant-Based Recipes featuring Beefless Cakes for a dynamic presentation on fun and affordable ways to prepare simple plant-based meals -- minus the mystery.

    Jules's life forever changed in May 2016. After innocently hitting play on a documentary, Forks Over Knives, she suddenly saw the impact our every day food choices had on everything: the planet, non-human animals, and our health. She went vegan overnight and never looked back. In fact, this change was so transformative that she eventually quit her corporate job, moved across the country with nothing but her car and her dog, and put her money where her mouth was by starting Plant-Based Point.

    Along with a masters in humane education, Jules holds a BA in creative writing from The New School and has been project management professional (PMP) certified since 2011. When she's not busy telling her dog how cute he is, she's usually scouting new vegan products (she considers her taste-testing videos a public service), trail running, blogging, or learning French. (Je suis très mauvais.)

    Early in life, Robin made the decision to not eat meat. As she experienced more and more, got married, and had children, she transitioned to eating a plant-based/vegan diet and raising her children the same way. While ironing out her food and health choices, Robin worked professionally in the family services field, helping families during end-of-life care and support.

    What began as a hobby -cooking and talking about healthy foods- evolved into a deep passion to educate families on the importance (and more importantly, the fun!) of eating plant-based/vegan foods.

    Along with a masters in humane education, Robin also holds an MA in thanatology, a BS in psychology, a BS in gerontology, and wait there’s more – a certificate in plant-based nutrition through eCornell. When she's not in the kitchen or out running trails, you'll find her with her two sons and husband.
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  • Oct 11
    CANCELLED: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Monday - CANCELLED

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.
    Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Oct 11
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Oct 11
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Oct 12
    CANCELLED: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday - CANCELLED

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.
    Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Oct 12
    ONLINE ONLY: Writers Working - What's It All About

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Tuesday -

    This is a live, interactive meeting. Click here https://zoom.us/j/93390219463?pwd=Tm9iQ0NEUE9veCtpNnNMRjh5K0ZhUT09 to join the meeting.

    Recording available after the program.

    Create your own 150-blurb with help from writer Ellen Santasiero.

    Whether we are writing a poem, an essay, a short story, or a book-length manuscript, at some point we need to figure out what our piece is truly about. In this presentation, Ellen Santasiero will guide writers through the process of creating a concise 150-word blurb that can help them sharpen or shift the focus of their work. For a book-length manuscript, this short piece can become the book’s back cover blurb. Bring a partially completed piece or just an idea for a future piece.

    The only thing Ellen Santasiero likes better than making essays, memoirs, collages, plays, fictions, and safe spaces for learning is making them with others. Her work has appeared in The Stay Project, The Sun, 7x7la, and High Desert Journal, among others. She teaches literature and writing at OSU-Cascades in Bend. Find her at ellensantasiero.com

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

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  • Oct 13
    Sunriver: The Library Book Club at Sunriver

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Wednesday -

    Discuss The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune online via Zoom.

    To join, click the link above, use this link https://zoom.us/j/92544980243, or by phone at +1-669-900-6833 with Meeting ID 925 4498 0243.

    "A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they're likely to bring about the end of days. But the children aren't the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn. An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place--and realizing that family is yours"--Provided by publisher.

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  • Oct 13
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday -

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

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

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

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-614-6060.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-388-3187.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-388-3187.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-388-3187.

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  • Oct 14
    ONLINE ONLY Redmond: The Library Book Club

    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM | Thursday -

    Discuss Crooked Hallelujah by Keli Jo Ford on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 at 11:45 AM. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95909648828Feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun online book club. New members always welcome. Pick-up a physical copy at the Redmond Library.

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  • Oct 14
    ONLINE ONLY: The Nonfiction Library Book Club

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Thursday -

    Discuss The Irish Assassins Conspiracy, Revenge and the Phoenix Park Murders That Stunned Victorian England by Julie Kavanagh. Available on Hoopla. https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14423778 Join via Zoom: (link coming soon) *zm*

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  • Oct 14
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Mystery - Bigfoot: Best Evidence

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Thursday -

    A link to view this program online will be available here beginning Thursday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m.

    Hear the best evidence available for the existence of sasquatch as a real species with bigfoot specialist and cryptozoologist, Cliff Barackman. The evidence will feature Indigenous artifacts, footprint casts, film and photo evidence, and more. If bigfoot isn't a real species, skeptics will have a lot of explaining to do!

    Cliff Barackman has been doing bigfoot field research since 1994. His expeditions have taken him to 46 states and five continents in search of evidence supporting the existence of undiscovered hominoids worldwide.

    As the evidence analyst on Animal Planet’s hit television show, "Finding Bigfoot", Cliff has applied his skill and expertise to a variety of photographic, video, film, and sound evidence. He has appeared on many other television shows and documentaries as a bigfoot specialist and cryptozoologist.

    Cliff is especially familiar with the footprint and handprint evidence for sasquatches, and he is the curator for one of the largest collections of cast evidence in the world. His collection includes impressions from North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Cliff and his wife, Melissa own and curate the North American Bigfoot Center in Boring, Oregon which features the largest public collection of bigfoot evidence in the Pacific Northwest.
    Besides his bigfoot interests, Cliff also is an accomplished guitarist. You can often find him quietly strumming on the porch of his rural property on the western slopes of Mount Hood, deep in the heart of sasquatch country. *oo*

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  • Oct 14
    ONLINE ONLY: Darkness to Light©

    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Thursday -

    This is live training. To register visit kidscenter.org/events or call (541) 383-5958 or click on Register Here above.

    Learn steps to better protect children from sexual abuse and develop tools for recognizing the signs of sexual abuse.

    Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® is a 2.5-hour interactive training program providing participants with 5 steps to better protect children from sexual abuse. It gives adults tools for recognizing the signs of sexual abuse, responding to suspicions, and gives simple ways to minimize opportunities for abuse in organizations and in our community. This training is ideal for any adult in our community who has interactions with children.

    KIDS Center is a medical model Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) providing child abuse evaluations that include a head-to-toe medical exam, child-friendly forensic interview, family advocacy, and mental health services to children and families impacted by abuse. In addition, our services include prevention programs to help teach adults in our community how to better protect children from abuse.

    Children are referred for a KIDS Center evaluation by one of four community partners including law enforcement, DHS Child Welfare, medical providers, and licensed mental health professionals. Children and families can engage in KIDS Center advocacy and mental health services without participating in an evaluation. All of KIDS Center services are provided at no cost.

    To register visit kidscenter.org/events or call (541) 383-5958 *zm*

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  • Oct 16
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Mystery - Mystery Craft Box

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Saturday - * Registration Required

    Get into the spooky spirit with some surprise crafts.

    Registration required to reserve a program kit which will be available for scheduled pick-up at your preferred library prior to the event. Limit one kit per customer. Registration closes October 14th at 8:00 a.m.

    Spooky season only lasts so long, register now for your own Mystery Craft Box featuring creepy crafts. These crafts will add a touch of the uncanny to your Halloween décor, which may just need to stick around all year long! Each Mystery Craft Box will include multiple festive crafts with the needed supplies, instructions and a link to a short informational video.

    Sami Kerzel is a Community Librarian with Deschutes Public Library serving all ages through story times, book clubs and more. When she isn't reading a new book, usually historical fiction, she is probably enjoying an adventure, big and small.

    *oo*

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  • Oct 17
    ONLINE ONLY: Community Conversations - Call Out, Call In, Call On

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Sunday - * Registration Required

    A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to participants the day before the event. Space is limited and registration is required.

    How do we talk to people we disagree with? We will discuss Loretta Ross’s criticism of call-out culture. This community conversation will be about seeking understanding by approaching people with love and compassion.

    Please view this Ted Talk prior to the event https://www.ted.com/talks/loretta_j_ross_don_t_call_people_out_call_them_in

    We offer Community Conversation events for community members of all backgrounds to share stories and discuss issues that matter. There's an open feeling of trust and a bubbling up of ideas that break down the silos that are dividing communities across the country.

    The goal of Community Conversations is to expand our sense of neighborhood - across all economic, political, cultural, and racial boundaries. We believe in the power of connections and friendships to bridge any divides. All of our conversations stem from a strong commitment to curiosity, compassion, and community. *zm* *asl*

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  • Oct 18
    CANCELLED: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Monday - CANCELLED

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.
    Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Oct 18
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Oct 18
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Oct 19
    CANCELLED: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tuesday - CANCELLED

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.
    Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Oct 19
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at La Pine

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Tuesday -

    Discuss "Darling Rose Gold" by Stephanie Wrobel online using Zoom.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link:About the Book: In her compulsive, sharply-drawn debut, Stephanie Wrobel peels back the layers of the most complicated of mother-daughter relationships. For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold. Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar. After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes. Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she's forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score. Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling... And she's waited such a long time for her mother to come home.*zm*

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  • Oct 19
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at East Bend

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Tuesday -

    Discuss "Darling Rose Gold" by Stephanie Wrobel online using Zoom.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link: https://zoom.us/j/95608581767About the Book: In her compulsive, sharply-drawn debut, Stephanie Wrobel peels back the layers of the most complicated of mother-daughter relationships. For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold. Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar. After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes. Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she's forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score. Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling... And she's waited such a long time for her mother to come home.*zm*

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  • Oct 19
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Mystery - Microbes in Seeds

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Tuesday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here for the link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S56Uzg8ZT2eLuUB2Dx1aKA or click the Register Here link above.

    A recording of this program will be available beginning October 22.

    Explore how microbes end up inside seeds, how their communities impact plant health, and future directions for ecological research on seed microbes.

    Plant-associated microbiota (e.g. fungi, bacteria, archaea, viruses etc.) are found across all plant species and tissues, and can influence various plant functions, including responses to pathogens and pests, responses to abiotic stressors and growth. Given the ecological and agricultural importance of these impacts on plants, there is great interest in understanding how plant-associated microbial communities form, change and function. However, these communities vary widely across plant tissues, individual plant hosts, plant populations and plant communities. This variation makes it hard to predict how plant microbial communities will be structured, and thus how they affect plant health. This is especially true for seeds, which have been historically understudied and are known to vary across environments, plant species and plant genotypes. Since seeds are agents of plant reproduction and face a higher risk of mortality, their microbes may play a significant role in young plant survival and fitness. This webinar will explore how microbes end up inside seeds, how their communities impact plant health, and future directions for ecological research on seed microbes.

    Gillian Bergmann is a 2nd year Ecology Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Johan Leveau at the University of California-Davis. For her graduate work, Gillian Bergmann is interested the processes driving microbial transmission from flowers to seeds. Additionally, she is broadly interested in the impacts of seed microbes on plant health, using metacommunity ecology concepts to understand plant microbiota and incorporating environmental justice into ecological research. Gillian is a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship and the UC Davis Dean’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. She received her Honors Bachelor of Science in BioResource Research at Oregon State University. For her honors undergraduate thesis, she worked with Dr. Posy Busby to survey the seed fungi of coastal Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii) across the Pacific Northwest and in New Zealand. Outside of her research, she acts as the Media and Tech Chair for the UC Davis Ecology Graduate Student Association (EGSA), and as the President and Gravel Coordinator of the UC Davis Cycling Club. *zm*

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  • Oct 20
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Mystery - The Power of Conspiracy Theories

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Wednesday -

    This is a live webinar. Register here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o9QYPV_OQJOm8LsySg3NmQ to receive a Zoom link to join the program.

    This talk will examine the current psychology research on the topic of conspiracy theories.

    We want to hear from you! After viewing this program, please fill out this brief survey: https://dpl.pub/survey2122

    Have famous people died and been replaced by look-alikes? Is there a group of international elites that control all aspects of modern life to maintain world domination? Were past human races actually blood-drinking, shape-shifting alien reptiles? Was HIV created by the CIA? This talk will examine the current psychology research on the topic of conspiracy theories. Dr. Andria Woodell will discuss some of the popular themes of conspiracy, why and when are people more likely to believe them, and how can we can better protect ourselves from falling into the misinformation trap. Dr. Andria Woodell is a Professor of Psychology at Central Oregon Community College. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Burlington COCC Faculty Achievement Award which recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated significant achievements in classroom teaching, leadership, and professional excellence. She is passionate about serving as a translator of psychological science to the general public. Her presentations, publications, and trainings often focus on how to apply psychological topics to empower allies to take action against hate, educate people on psychology topics that are misrepresented to the public, and how to implement positive psychology tactics to create healthier workplace cultures. Some of her more colorful presentations have been for the DPL Know Series where she had the opportunity to share current research on infamous psychology research scandals, why people are interested in life after death, and exploring why there is a fascination with serial murder.
    *zm*

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  • Oct 20
    ONLINE ONLY: Lawyer in the Library

    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Wednesday -

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

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

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

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-614-6060.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-388-3187.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-388-3187.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-388-3187.

    *zm*
    *ls*

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  • Oct 21
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at La Pine

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Thursday -

    Discuss "Darling Rose Gold" by Stephanie Wrobel online using Zoom.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link:
    https://zoom.us/j/98546828484

    About the Book: In her compulsive, sharply-drawn debut, Stephanie Wrobel peels back the layers of the most complicated of mother-daughter relationships. For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold. Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar. After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes. Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she's forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score. Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling... And she's waited such a long time for her mother to come home.*zm*

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  • Oct 21
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Mystery - Glacial Mysteries of the Oregon Cascades

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Thursday -

    This is a live webinar. Click here to https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j2paSfMkTHywWPK92AtDBA to receive the Zoom link, or click "Register Here" above.

    Recording available after the program.

    Learn how a new glacier was discovered on South Sister, and hear the importance of glaciers to our High Desert world.

    The glaciers of the Oregon Cascades are crucial for downstream life, supplying much needed water during the late summer for irrigation, drinking and fish survival. We look at the U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps and believe we know where Oregon’s glaciers are and how many exist. But this is not the case. Dr. Anders Carlson will discuss new findings by the Oregon Glaciers Institute’s first comprehensive census of glaciers in Oregon. Much mystery remains in the high Cascades that arises from a near complete lack of study since the 1930s. Many glaciers are now gone. Others existed and vanished in our lifetime without any mention on a map or report. And even a new glacier was discovered. Dr. Carlson will show how these mysteries actually make sense and the true mystery was their apparent absence.

    Dr. Anders Carlson fell in love with glaciers as an undergraduate student while conducting research at Matanuska Glacier in Alaska. After receiving his B.A. in Geology and German from Augustana College, IL, he earned a M.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. at Oregon State University in glacial geology. Following a postdoc at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, he was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then Oregon State University before co-founding the Oregon Glaciers Institute. Anders has studied glacier-climate change for 20+ years in the United States, Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, Scandinavia, Patagonia and Antarctica, with a new focus on the glaciers of the Pacific Northwest. *zm*

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  • Oct 22
    ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club at Downtown Bend

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Friday -

    Read and Discuss "Blacktop Wasteland" by S.A. Cosby.

    Click the link above or join at https://zoom.us/j/93316346029 or with Meeting ID 933 1634 6029

    "A gritty, voice-driven thriller about a former getaway driver who thought he had escaped the criminal life who is pulled back in by race, poverty, and his own former life of crime. Beauregard "Bug" Montage is a man with many different titles: husband, father, friend, honest car mechanic. But before he gave it up, Bug used to be known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best Wheel Man on the East Coast. After a series of financial calamities, Bug feels he has no choice but to take one final job as the getaway driver for a daring diamond heist that could solve all his money troubles and allow him to go straight once and for all. Like "Ocean's Eleven" meets "Drive" (but with a mostly black cast of characters), Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of sons living up (or down) to their fathers; of a heist gone sideways; of a man ground down by economic desperation; of fast cars and daring chases and identity and love"

    Book club kit copies are available at the Downtown Bend Customer Service Desk. First-come, first-serve.
    *zm*

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  • Oct 24
    ONLINE ONLY: Know Mystery - Death Café

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Sunday - * Registration Required

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

    Discuss death with a friendly group to increase awareness of death and help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Registration Required. Ages 16+

    Death Cafés are a growing international movement of people gathering together in a relaxed and safe setting to eat tasty treats, drink tea, and discuss death. Free of agenda or ideology, the aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Not a grief support group, it is no more and no less than a friendly group discussing death. Facilitated by Cheryl Adcox RN, an End of Life Doula and experienced Death Café facilitator.

    Cheryl Adcox has been a Registered Nurse since 2003 with a background in Oncology and Hospice care. She received her certification as an End of Life Doula through Quality of Life Care in 2019. She is a graduate of the two year Anamcara Program offered through Sacred Art of Living in Bend, OR and is also a certified facilitator of the Institute of Noetic Science's Conscious Aging Workshops. Along with her service as an End of Life Doula, Cheryl works as a Geriatric Case Manager with Bend Senior Care Management. Furthering her work in the community, Cheryl has offered Death Café's in Bend since October 2018 and also facilitates Living Funeral Ceremonies. Cheryl is committed to quality end of life care and offers compassionate, nonjudgmental support, calming presence, education and advocacy.

    *zm*

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  • Oct 25
    CANCELLED: Writers Writing - Quiet Writing Time

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Monday - CANCELLED

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Masks are required at all indoor in-person events.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.
    Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Oct 25
    Downtown Bend: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Monday - Lobby Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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  • Oct 25
    Redmond: Thrive Central Oregon Walk-In Consultations

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday - Tutor Room

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

    You can also email info@thrivecentraloregon.org or call 541-728-1022 to setup phone consolations.

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