Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
May 17, 2017
A Novel Idea Wraps Up Another Successful Year
A Novel Idea 2017 wrapped up on May 7 with a visit to Bend from award-winning author Yaa Gyasi. Her book " Homegoing" was our 2017 community read selection. More than 6,500 people took part in this year's events, from lectures and workshops to book clubs and the final event with Gyasi. A Novel Idea is the largest community read program in the state, and it's made possible by generous donations from businesses and individuals. No tax dollars are used for A Novel Idea, which makes your help so important. We're raising $10,000 for next year's events, and we are doing it with the help of people like you. If 1,000 people donate $10 each, we're well on our way for 2018! Make your donation here. Thank you for your support of this popular community program! 
Check Out a Museum Pass at Your Library
Did you know that you can use your Deschutes Public Library card to check out a museum pass? We've partnered with four Central Oregon museums to give you free access to: 
- High Desert Museum
- Sunriver Nature Center
- Deschutes Historical
- Oregon Observatory at Sunriver

To check out a pass, stop by any Deschutes Public Library and ask at the main desk to see if a museum pass is available for checkout, as the number of passes available at any given time is limited. Museum passes can be checked out for one week and are good for free admission for up to four individuals regardless of age. Click here for more information about our Museum Pass program!
Ready to Write? Check Out Our Workshops!
Deschutes Public Library sponsors and hosts a variety of workshops and events designed to support local writers. In June you can listen in on author Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield (6/10) and hear from students in OSU's MFA program (6/11). You can also take part in a number of writing workshops:

Poetry Playshop:  Build a poem from the ground up with Krayna Castelbaum. Play  with words, listen and share. No experience with poetry or writing necessary. ( June 12 / D. Bend)

Build a Better Writer Workshops:  Ellen Santasiero will help you build your writing skills in the series of classes: Build a Better Metaphor, Build Better Sentences and Paragraphs, and Build a Better Literary Style. ( June 15, 22 and 29 / D. Bend / register for each session individually)

Film School: Screenwriting: In this three-part course you'll get an Introduction to Screenwriting, learn about Story Building and Screenwriting Structure, and discover how to Polish and Sell Your Screenplay.  (June 15, 22 and 29 / Redmond / register for each session individually)
Build a Better Understanding of Civics
Civics is the study of the theoretical, political and practical aspects of citizenship, as well as its rights and duties. You may remember a few things from a middle school civics class, but how about a refresher? Brush up your civics education with a three-part series led by local educator Trevor Tusow. The "Build a Better Understanding of Civics" series will focus on  the rights and responsibilities of citizens as well as impart information regarding how our local, state, and federal governments work. These series are free, but space is limited and registration is required.
Redmond Civics Series: June 6, 13, 20 (register here)
Downtown Bend Series: July 10, 17, 24 (register here)
Ready to Hit the Trails? Start Here!
The weather is warming up and the trails are calling. Whether you like to explore by foot or by bike, you'll get a jump start on the running and biking season when authors and outdoor enthusiasts Lucas Alberg and Katy Bryce join us at the Downtown Bend Library to talk about their books as well as some of their favorite trails in Central Oregon. Alberg's  "Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon" is an extensive guide to the best trail running in an area known for its trails. Bryce's  "Mountain Bike Bend" explores 46 different trails throughout the area. They'll be at the Downtown Bend Library on Sunday, May 21, at 2:00 p.m. 
Small Business Resources & Help
Starting a new business? Expanding one? Your library gives you access to dozens of resources to help you stay on top of trends and opportunities. You can research demographic information, find legal forms, attend a small business counseling session, take part in helpful workshops, and more. Our Business Resources page is your gateway to a wealth of information and resources.  
Now Hiring: eServices Content Developer and Adult Services Manager
We're hiring! We have an two job openings, one for an eServices Content Developer and the other for an Adult Services Manager. The deadline to apply for either position is May 30. Click here for more info about both positions. 
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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: Financing for Small Business - 5/17 (D. Bend)
Beginning Genealogy - 5/17 (La Pine)
Viking Legacy - 5/18 (E. Bend)
Meet with a Genealogy Mentor - 5/20 (E. Bend)
My Own Personal Roots - 5/20 (D. Bend)
Second Sunday (on the 3rd Sunday): Lucas Alberg - 5/21 (D. Bend)
John Muir Trail & Roots of Backpacking - 5/23 (D. Bend)
SCORE Small Business Counseling  -  5/23  (D. Bend)
Historic Trees - 5/24 (D. Bend)
Delicious Root Recipes - 5/24 (Sisters)
Build a Better Ecology with Reptiles - 6/3 (La Pine); 6/10 (D. Bend)
Jobs & Resumes - 6/7 (D. Bend) ; 6/7 (Sisters)
Author Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield - 6/10 (D. Bend)
Second Sunday: Murder at the Speakeasy/An Interactive Whodunit - 6/11 (D. Bend)
Bend Elks Baseball/Library Night - 6/13 (Genna Stadium)
LEGO Block Party - 5/20 (La Pine); 5/20 (Sunriver); 5/20 (Sisters); 5/24 (E. Bend); 6/3 (D. Bend); 6/10 (Redmond)
School Story Time & Lunch - 5/18 (Juniper Elem.)
School Story Time - 5/26 (Buckingham Elem.)
Make: Vases - 5/17 (Redmond)
STEAM Team: Slime Surprise - 5/23 (D. Bend)
STEAM Team: 3D Printing - 5/23 (Redmond)
Tween Art Camp: Paint Blast! - 6/6 (Sisters)
Spanish story times and computer classes now at the Redmond and East Bend Libraries.
Cultura y Lectura - 6/3
Leer, Crear, Jugar - 6/6 (Redmond)
D. Bend - "The Manuscript Found in Saragossa" (5/23); "The Signature of All Things" (6/8)
E. Bend - "The Buried Giant" ( 6/20)
La Pine - "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" (6/15)
Redmond - "The Wright Brothers" ( 6/8)
Sisters - "The Rainbow Comes and Goes" ( 5/24); Britt-Marie Was Here" ( 6/28)
We Want Your Opinion
Why do you support culture in Oregon? We're asking people to share their opinion in a short survey about cultural nonprofits in Oregon. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete and your responses will help nonprofits better understand, serve and appreciate their communities. We are partnering with several other nonprofits for this research, and you may receive additional invitations from other organizations. You only need to complete the survey once for your responses to be counted. The survey will be available through May 24. Take the survey here.
Library Fun
Yaa Gyasi's May 7 presentation was preceded by a performance by the Obo Addy Legacy Project, which offers authentic experiences with the music and dance of Ghana, West Africa. Find a photo album that includes their performance here
Library Locations
We have six locations throughout Deschutes County to serve you.  Click here  for locations and hours. All libraries will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day; online library services will still be available.
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