Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
March 15, 2017
Tax Season is Here; Free Help is Available!
April 15 is just a month away. Doing taxes is rarely anyone's favorite thing, but we can offer some help! AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation sessions for all Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Library. Stop in to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some of your tax questions. Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. and run through April 9th. Find more info here.
Fake News? Learn to Spot It with Tips and Resources from Your Library
The ability to evaluate news sources is a critically important skill. Learn how to separate fact from fiction, and fact check like a pro using the tools curated by the Deschutes Public Library.
According to the Pew Research Center, a majority of Americans get their news from social media sites, which can make it difficult to determine the credibility of sources. We've compiled a list of tips and resources that will help you become a savvy news consumer. Find our Evaluating News Sources page here.
Get Your Tickets Now for Siddhartha Mukherjee!
Author Anthony Doerr spoke to a sold-out crowd as part of the Deschutes Public Library Foundation's Author! Author! literary series. Don't miss your chance to hear the final speaker in the series, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, who speaks at Bend High on April 10. Mukherjee is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" and, most recently, "The Gene: An Intimate History." Buy your ticket now to ensure your seat!   
Calling All Artists! Show Us How "A Novel Idea" Has Inspired Your Art
Calling all artists! The Downtown Bend Library is seeking artists to create and submit original art inspired by our Novel Idea selection "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. Artists may submit one or two entries, in any medium. Art submissions will remain on display at the Downtown Bend Library from April 12 through July 11. Click here for more information.
Library Book Clubs: A Place to Connect
We host a number of public book clubs every month. These book clubs are a welcoming place for people to gather and connect over stories and ideas---and, sometimes, to make new friends. All library-hosted book clubs are open to everyone; all you need to do is show up! See the list of book clubs in the column at right to discover what we're reading. If you have your own book club already, we can provide your club with books! Click here for more information about our book clubs as well as our book club kits, which offer you more than 200 titles to choose from, and click here to hear from some members of the Downtown Bend Library book club.
Download & Keep Five Songs and Stream Music All Month Long for Free with Freegal 
You can download and keep up to five songs a week and listen to unlimited, commercial-free streaming music---all you need is your library card and FreegalFreegal offers access to about 11 million songs and over 15,000 music videos. You can listen using a browser, or download the Freegal app for music on the go, anytime, anywhere. Learn more about Freegal on our website, and start listening today.
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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
SCORE Workshop: Effective Selling Techniques - 3/15 (D. Bend)
Pollinator-friendly Native Plants - 3/15 (Sisters)
Excel Budgets - 3/17 (Redmond)
Backyard Vegetable Gardening in C. Oregon - 3/18 (Redmond)
SCORE Small Business Counseling - 3/21, 3/28, 4/4 ( D. Bend)
Genealogy 101 - 3/21 (Redmond)
Tinker Tuesday: Kites - 3/21 (COCC Redmond)
Magazine & Video Downloads - 3/21 (D. Bend)
Daycations in Our Own Backyard - 3/23 (E. Bend)
Coding Camp: Build a Webpage II - 3/25 (Redmond)
Facebook for Beginners - 3/28 (D. Bend)
eBook Downloads - 3/28 (E. Bend)
LinkedIn for Beginners - 4/4 (D. Bend)
Resume Workshop - 4/5 (D. Bend)
LEGO Block Party - 3/18 (La Pine); 3/18 (Sunriver); 3/22 (E. Bend); 3/31 (Sisters); 4/1 (D. Bend)
Story Time & Lunch - 3/16 (Juniper Elementary)
Royal Tea Party - 3/28 (E. Bend)
Teen Writing Group - 3/15 ( Redmond);  3/17 (Dudley's Bend)
Teen Advisory Board - 4/5 (Redmond) 
Spanish story times and computer classes now at the Redmond and East Bend Libraries.
Decoremos Piñatas - 3/29 (de Redmond); 3/31 (de E. Bend)
D. Bend -"Ahead of All Parting" (3/28); "Homegoing" (4/13)
E. Bend - "The Emperor of All Maladies" ( 3/21); "Homegoing" ( 4/18)
La Pine - "The Emperor of All Maladies" ( 3/16); "Homegoing" ( 4/20)
Redmond - "Homegoing" ( 4/13)
Sisters - "Homegoing" ( 3/22
Library Fun
Our thanks to Anthony Doerr for an unforgettable evening of ideas and literature as part of the Author! Author! series. 
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