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  • May 29

    2:00 PM -

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • May 29

    3:00 PM - Meeting Room

    Pick your favorite herb to transplant and take home!

    Learn about herbs, and transplant your own. You could take basil for a pizza garden, catnip to drive your cat crazy, flowers to support local bees, or many others. This program is intended for middle school aged people.

    If you have or work with a child or adult that is neurodivergent and attending in-person programming is difficult or causes discomfort, please reach out to Josie at josieh@deschuteslibrary.org to request a take-home kit with instructions and materials. We will have a limited number of kits for neurodivergent children as well as autistic or neurodivergent adults that are interested in this program.

  • May 30

    4:00 PM - Community Room

    Pick your favorite herb to transplant and take home!

    Learn about herbs, and transplant your own. You could take basil for a pizza garden, catnip to drive your cat crazy, flowers to support local bees, or many others. This program is intended for middle school aged people.

    If you have or work with a child or adult that is neurodivergent and attending in-person programming is difficult or causes discomfort, please reach out to Josie at josieh@deschuteslibrary.org to request a take-home kit with instructions and materials. We will have a limited number of kits for neurodivergent children as well as autistic or neurodivergent adults that are interested in this program.

  • May 31

    4:00 PM - Community Room

    Learn basic sewing skills and create a felt shark or dolphin.

    *ani*

  • Jun 1

    All Day -

    Celebrate Pride all summer long with our FREE book box!

    The Rainbow Book Box is a chance to discover great new middle grade and YA lgbtqia+ reads in a fun, subscription-style book box without the price tag!

    Fill out the survey to let us know what kind of books you love and we will prepare a box with at least one new LGBTQIA+ book (that you get to keep!) and other fun goodies.

    Registration is required. Registration opens June 1st and closes June 14th. June boxes will be available to pick up at your chosen library on Monday, June 17th.

  • Jun 4

    4:00 PM - Environmental Center

    Make cute garden starts in eggshells and explore a garden!

    Stop by the Environmental Center's Happy Hour in the Garden to plant some eggshell starts, and feel free to volunteer in the Environmental Center's learning garden afterwards (optional). This is a family friendly event - no experience or tools necessary. Beer and bubbly will be provided!

    In 1989, The Environmental Center was born to inspire locals to live lighter on the planet. Their work began with a handful of people and a building in the center of Bend. Today, they've grown to become a regional leader in environmental education, engagement, and action. Their team works alongside people of all ages, local businesses, and elected officials to create and advocate for meaningful, lasting change.

    Through unique programs and partnerships, the Environmental Center engages as many people as possible in their mission: To embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon.

    16 NW Kansas Ave, Bend, OR 97703

    *Elsa* *Cr*

  • Jun 5

    2:00 PM -

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • Jun 5

    6:00 PM - Brooks Room

    Explore fun, new games with Modern Games!

    This program is for all ages! All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

    Come learn some new board games with your friends from Modern Games! We will bring a selection of our favorites and staff ready to teach you how to dive into your next favorite game. We’ll have games for all ages and a selection of snacks!

    Modern Games has been Bend's premier destination for all things table top gaming since 2015. Located in the historic Box Factory, we offer a safe and welcoming space for gamers of all ages. Our store includes: a game library stocked with 200+ new and old favorites, large tables and terrain for war gaming, and space to host your MTG and D&D needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always excited to help you find the perfect game for you. *Elsa*

  • Jun 12

    4:00 PM - Meeting Room

    Discuss Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

    In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted... and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family... and be truly himself.

  • Jun 15

    10:30 AM - Community Room

    Join the High Desert Museum for a trail camera workshop!

    This event is intended for families, but open to all.

    The Library of Things at the La Pine Library now contains several trail cameras, donated by the High Desert Museum, which help our community discover and track wildlife. Discover how you and your family can use a trail camera to find out what wildlife lives around you and your neighborhood! You will be able to learn how to set up and use a trail camera, borrow a camera from the library, and start exploring the natural world around you.

    About the High Desert Museum:
    Discover the natural world and cultural history of the High Desert through artful exhibits, alluring animals, engaging programs and meaningful history. The High Desert Museum has been inspiring families since 1982 and is consistently rated as the top Central Oregon attraction by Trip Advisor. With 135 acres and more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space in the Museum, it’s a “must see” for anyone travelling through - or living in - the region.

    *Elsa*

  • Jun 20

    11:30 AM - Community Room

    Build a game controller using Makey Makey.

    Are you a gamer? Do you like playing games? Do you like to build creative inventions? Explore the world of electric circuits to build exciting game controllers to play a variety of games. This is your chance to innovate!

    Led by Josi Rogers and the Central Oregon STEM Hub. This program is designed for ages 8-14; older students are welcome, and younger may be able to participate with a grown up's help. Supplies available for 20 participants, but siblings and families can share.

  • Jun 21

    10:30 AM - Meeting Room

    Build a game controller using Makey Makey.

    Are you a gamer? Do you like playing games? Do you like to build creative inventions? Explore the world of electric circuits to build exciting game controllers to play a variety of games. This is your chance to innovate!

    Led by Josi Rogers and the Central Oregon STEM Hub. This program is designed for ages 8-14; older students are welcome, and younger may be able to participate with a grown up's help. Supplies available for 20 participants, but siblings and families can share.

  • Jun 21

    11:30 AM - Community Room

    Do you love free food and care about mental health? Join your favorite librarians, Erin and Meagan, for this multi-week good time!

    Deschutes Public Library, in partnership with the University of Washington and the Seattle Public Library, is beginning a series called “Nourishing Minds.” This program, designed for ages 14 to 18, is a way for teens to co-design library programs through games and activities which foster a positive mental health environment. This 5 session series will begin on June 21st and will meet on select Fridays from 11:30am - 2:00pm. Attendees will receive lunch, snacks, and transportation/gas gift cards. Additional gift cards will be gifted to teens who attend all sessions. Email Meagan Hopkins Looney at meaganl@deschuteslibrary.org for any questions. Registration is required for this program.

  • Jun 24

    11:30 AM - Brooks Room

    Build a game controller using Makey Makey.

    Are you a gamer? Do you like playing games? Do you like to build creative inventions? Explore the world of electric circuits to build exciting game controllers to play a variety of games. This is your chance to innovate!

    Led by Josi Rogers and the Central Oregon STEM Hub. This program is designed for ages 8-14; older students are welcome, and younger may be able to participate with a grown up's help. Supplies available for 20 participants, but siblings and families can share.

  • Jun 24

    1:00 PM - Meeting Room

    Celebrate all things anime with DPL this summer!

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  • May 29

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM |

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • May 29

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Meeting Room

    Pick your favorite herb to transplant and take home!

    Learn about herbs, and transplant your own. You could take basil for a pizza garden, catnip to drive your cat crazy, flowers to support local bees, or many others. This program is intended for middle school aged people.

    If you have or work with a child or adult that is neurodivergent and attending in-person programming is difficult or causes discomfort, please reach out to Josie at josieh@deschuteslibrary.org to request a take-home kit with instructions and materials. We will have a limited number of kits for neurodivergent children as well as autistic or neurodivergent adults that are interested in this program.

  • May 30

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Community Room

    Pick your favorite herb to transplant and take home!

    Learn about herbs, and transplant your own. You could take basil for a pizza garden, catnip to drive your cat crazy, flowers to support local bees, or many others. This program is intended for middle school aged people.

    If you have or work with a child or adult that is neurodivergent and attending in-person programming is difficult or causes discomfort, please reach out to Josie at josieh@deschuteslibrary.org to request a take-home kit with instructions and materials. We will have a limited number of kits for neurodivergent children as well as autistic or neurodivergent adults that are interested in this program.

  • May 31

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Community Room

    Learn basic sewing skills and create a felt shark or dolphin.

    *ani*

  • Jun 1

    All Day - All Day |

    Celebrate Pride all summer long with our FREE book box!

    The Rainbow Book Box is a chance to discover great new middle grade and YA lgbtqia+ reads in a fun, subscription-style book box without the price tag!

    Fill out the survey to let us know what kind of books you love and we will prepare a box with at least one new LGBTQIA+ book (that you get to keep!) and other fun goodies.

    Registration is required. Registration opens June 1st and closes June 14th. June boxes will be available to pick up at your chosen library on Monday, June 17th.

  • Jun 4

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Environmental Center

    Make cute garden starts in eggshells and explore a garden!

    Stop by the Environmental Center's Happy Hour in the Garden to plant some eggshell starts, and feel free to volunteer in the Environmental Center's learning garden afterwards (optional). This is a family friendly event - no experience or tools necessary. Beer and bubbly will be provided!

    In 1989, The Environmental Center was born to inspire locals to live lighter on the planet. Their work began with a handful of people and a building in the center of Bend. Today, they've grown to become a regional leader in environmental education, engagement, and action. Their team works alongside people of all ages, local businesses, and elected officials to create and advocate for meaningful, lasting change.

    Through unique programs and partnerships, the Environmental Center engages as many people as possible in their mission: To embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon.

    16 NW Kansas Ave, Bend, OR 97703

    *Elsa* *Cr*

  • Jun 5

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM |

    A safe afterschool drop-in program for teens.

    Every Wednesday, librarians will host Wednesday Teen Hangout hours at our La Pine library. We will have different crafts and activities every week. This will be a safe space for young folks to hang out with each other after school.

  • Jun 5

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Brooks Room

    Explore fun, new games with Modern Games!

    This program is for all ages! All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

    Come learn some new board games with your friends from Modern Games! We will bring a selection of our favorites and staff ready to teach you how to dive into your next favorite game. We’ll have games for all ages and a selection of snacks!

    Modern Games has been Bend's premier destination for all things table top gaming since 2015. Located in the historic Box Factory, we offer a safe and welcoming space for gamers of all ages. Our store includes: a game library stocked with 200+ new and old favorites, large tables and terrain for war gaming, and space to host your MTG and D&D needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always excited to help you find the perfect game for you. *Elsa*

  • Jun 12

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Meeting Room

    Discuss Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

    In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted... and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family... and be truly himself.

  • Jun 15

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Community Room

    Join the High Desert Museum for a trail camera workshop!

    This event is intended for families, but open to all.

    The Library of Things at the La Pine Library now contains several trail cameras, donated by the High Desert Museum, which help our community discover and track wildlife. Discover how you and your family can use a trail camera to find out what wildlife lives around you and your neighborhood! You will be able to learn how to set up and use a trail camera, borrow a camera from the library, and start exploring the natural world around you.

    About the High Desert Museum:
    Discover the natural world and cultural history of the High Desert through artful exhibits, alluring animals, engaging programs and meaningful history. The High Desert Museum has been inspiring families since 1982 and is consistently rated as the top Central Oregon attraction by Trip Advisor. With 135 acres and more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space in the Museum, it’s a “must see” for anyone travelling through - or living in - the region.

    *Elsa*

  • Jun 20

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Community Room

    Build a game controller using Makey Makey.

    Are you a gamer? Do you like playing games? Do you like to build creative inventions? Explore the world of electric circuits to build exciting game controllers to play a variety of games. This is your chance to innovate!

    Led by Josi Rogers and the Central Oregon STEM Hub. This program is designed for ages 8-14; older students are welcome, and younger may be able to participate with a grown up's help. Supplies available for 20 participants, but siblings and families can share.

  • Jun 21

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Meeting Room

    Build a game controller using Makey Makey.

    Are you a gamer? Do you like playing games? Do you like to build creative inventions? Explore the world of electric circuits to build exciting game controllers to play a variety of games. This is your chance to innovate!

    Led by Josi Rogers and the Central Oregon STEM Hub. This program is designed for ages 8-14; older students are welcome, and younger may be able to participate with a grown up's help. Supplies available for 20 participants, but siblings and families can share.

  • Jun 21

    11:30 AM - 2:00 PM | Community Room

    Do you love free food and care about mental health? Join your favorite librarians, Erin and Meagan, for this multi-week good time!

    Deschutes Public Library, in partnership with the University of Washington and the Seattle Public Library, is beginning a series called “Nourishing Minds.” This program, designed for ages 14 to 18, is a way for teens to co-design library programs through games and activities which foster a positive mental health environment. This 5 session series will begin on June 21st and will meet on select Fridays from 11:30am - 2:00pm. Attendees will receive lunch, snacks, and transportation/gas gift cards. Additional gift cards will be gifted to teens who attend all sessions. Email Meagan Hopkins Looney at meaganl@deschuteslibrary.org for any questions. Registration is required for this program.

  • Jun 24

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Brooks Room

    Build a game controller using Makey Makey.

    Are you a gamer? Do you like playing games? Do you like to build creative inventions? Explore the world of electric circuits to build exciting game controllers to play a variety of games. This is your chance to innovate!

    Led by Josi Rogers and the Central Oregon STEM Hub. This program is designed for ages 8-14; older students are welcome, and younger may be able to participate with a grown up's help. Supplies available for 20 participants, but siblings and families can share.

  • Jun 24

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Meeting Room

    Celebrate all things anime with DPL this summer!


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