Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
February 22, 2017
Let Your Voice Be Heard at Your Library
Deschutes Public Library is a forum for information and ideas and serves as a gathering space for people of all origin, age, background and views. We encourage you to discover your voice and to listen to the voices of others within your community, and beyond, as they share ideas, concerns and aspirations. Visit our new Voices page, which is dedicated to helping you discover materials and information presenting varied points of view on current and historical issues. Find a video introducing the new Voices page, featuring the words of MOsely WOtta, here
Join Us as We Welcome Anthony Doerr this Friday for Author! Author!
Join us on Friday when we share an evening with Anthony Doerr, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See. Money raised from ticket sales for this and other Author! Author! events support library programs and services not funded by taxes. Also coming up in the series: Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, on April 10. Tickets on sale now.
Small Business Help at Your Library
Are you starting a new business, or perhaps expanding one? Your library has a wealth of free resources that  will help you stay on top of opportunities and trends. We also offer regular SCORE small business counseling sessions as well as workshops, such as the upcoming  Effective Selling Techniques workshop (3/9, Redmond; 3/15, D. Bend). Check the Event Spotlight column to the right for a list of upcoming small business counseling sessions with SCORE
Don't Toss It-- Recycle Your e-Waste!
Do you have an old phone or computer that you don't use, but don't know what to do with? Recycle your electronics in a safe way that benefits our community! Join us at the Redmond Library on March 11 from 1:00 to 4:00, where you can drop off your: 
- Cell phones and their cords, attachments, etc.
- Covered electronic devices, such as: computer monitors, CPUs (towers and desktops), laptops, printers, mice, keyboards
- Ink and ink cartridges
Cell phones will be donated to Saving Grace, ink cartridges will be recycled locally, all other items will be donated to the Community Foundation for refurbishment or recycling. Check this link for details about items that we cannot take.
Story Time is Fun Time; Join Us!
Our libraries offer dozens of early literacy story times every month. Why is this important? Children who enter kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books and a familiarity with playing words have an advantage. Join us for Baby Steps, Animal Adventures, Toddlin' Tales, Pajama Party, Science Story Time and so much more! Find the full schedule of story times and children's programs here. And while you're at the library, be sure to pick up a big stack of books to take home so you can continue to read, play and grow with your child.
Coming in March: Know Backyard
We don't need population growth to confirm what we already know: Central Oregon is a pretty amazing place to live. From awe-inspiring views to abundant and diverse flora and fauna, our High Desert backyard is full of surprises. Join us throughout March as we explore some of the amazing things to do and to be found in our Central Oregon region.  
- The Inner Solar System ( 3/6 @Worthy Hopservatory)
- Backyard Birding & the Woodpeckers of Central Oregon ( 3/7 D.Bend; 3/8 La Pine)
- Cold Climate Gardening ( 3/9 E. Bend)
- The Nature of Central Oregon ( 3/11 D.Bend; 3/15 Sisters)
- Second Sunday: High Desert Poetry Cell ( 3/12 D. Bend)
- Central Oregon Daycations ( 3/14 Redmond)
- Backyard Vegetable Gardening ( 3/18 Redmond)

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DPL Events
Pick up your copy of the Deschutes Public Library Events guide at your library or download here.
Event Spotlight
"The Craft of Writing" with Anthony Doerr
A limited-seating discussion with Doerr about precision and clichés in writing, what it means to live meaningfully, and how art can help us all pay better attention to the world around us. Just a few tickets are left for this exclusive event, which takes place in the afternoon before Doerr's Author! Author! presentation. More info and tickets are available here.
Screen "On Paper Wings" - 2/25 (D. Bend)
SCORE Small Business Counseling - 2/28, 3/7, 3/14 ( D. Bend)
eBook Downloads - 2/28 (E. Bend); 3/8 (Sisters); 3/14 (D. Bend)
Coding Camp: Build a Webpage - 2/25 (Redmond)
Excel Budgets - 3/7 (D. Bend); 3/17 (Redmond)
Non-profits: Finding Grants - 3/7 (D. Bend)
Magazine & Video Downloads - 3/21 (D. Bend)
Genealogy 101 - 3/21 (Redmond)
LEGO Block Party - 3/4 (D. Bend); 3/11 (Redmond); 3/18 (La Pine); 3/18 (Sunriver); 3/22 (E. Bend); 3/31 (Sisters)  
Story Time & Lunch - 3/16 (Juniper Elementary)
Teen Advisory Board  - 3/1 (Redmond )
STEAM Team: Crime Scene Analysis - 3/11 (E. Bend)
Make: Upcycle Tech - 3/8 (Redmond)
Teen Tech Week: Create/Explore with Google Street View - 3/9 (D. Bend)
Teen Writing Group - 3/15 ( Redmond);  3/17 (Dudley's Bend)  
Spanish story times and computer classes now at the Redmond and East Bend Libraries.
Listos Para el Kinder - los Viernes (de E. Bend)
Cultura y Lectura en Español - 3/4 (de Redmond)
Adventuras de la Galaxia - 3/6 (de Redmond); 3/8 (de E. Bend)
Leer, Crear, Jugar - 3/7 (de Redmond)
D. Bend -"The Portrait of a Lady" (2/28); "The Laws of Medicine" & "Being Mortal" (3/9)
E. Bend - "The Emperor of All Maladies" ( 3/21)
La Pine - "The Emperor of All Maladies" ( 3/16)
Redmond - "The Emperor of All Maladies" ( 3/9)
Sisters - "Homegoing" ( 3/22
Library Fun
Even super heroes need a break sometimes. This little Batman stopped by the Sunriver Library last week to check out some DVDs. 
Library Locations
We have six locations throughout Deschutes County to serve you.  Click here  for locations and hours. 
507 NW Wall Street (Administration) |  Bend, OR 97703