Deschutes Public Library
eNewsletter June 2020
Next Steps in Our Phased Reopening
Thank you for your patience during the first day of library materials drop-off! With your help, we took in more than 12,000 books, DVDs, and other materials. We will do it again on Saturday, May 30, at all library locations from noon until 6:00 p.m. (or until bins are full). Our return to operations is happening in steps, or as we call them, Chapters. Click here for more information about what reopening looks like. Pickup of existing holds (made before the closure) begins on June 2, at which time library materials can also be returned. New holds can be placed online starting June 10. Be sure to check the FAQ document for answers to the most common questions, including a phone number you can use to call or text us if you don't see an answer you're looking for in the FAQ.
June Is Filled with Online Events
Be sure to check out the online edition of our June Events guide , which is packed with dozens of online lectures, story times, book clubs, learning circles, and more! As we continue our Centennial Celebration, we're learning about all things 1970s , from doing The Hustle to exploring punk rock. Our story times continue, and we're even adding more family programs--be sure to check out our YouTube channel for the full range of story times and activities. Also for kids, a three-part series centered on the book The Night Fairy , including a reading, crafts, and a book discussion.
Reminder: Summer Reading Moves Online in July and August
We are setting up our account with the popular app Beanstack as a fun and interactive way to keep everyone reading and active all summer long. To get updates on Summer with the Library, including enrollment information as soon as it's available, be sure to subscribe to our special mailing list here . It will only be used to send out updates about the summer reading program. Summer with the Library is open to all ages, and everyone gets a prize at the end! It all takes place in July and August.
Hundreds of Magazines, Free Online with Your Library Card
You may have downloaded eBooks during the closure, or streamed movies. But did you know that your library card also gives you free access to more than 100 digital magazines through RBdigital ? The Economist , The New Yorker , Cook's Illustrated , Rolling Stone , Wired , Woodcraft , Discover , Field & Stream , House Beautiful , and so many more. There's something for all interests, so be sure to check it out here . And be sure to stay tuned: we're adding more than a thousand magazines in July!
Love Podcasts? Try an Audio Book!
If you love podcasts, but haven't tried audio books yet, welcome to your new obsession! Your library card gives you access to thousands of audio books, many of which you can download now without any wait. From fiction read by renowned actors to non-fiction that will expand your knowledge on limitless subjects, audio books are great when you're on the go--whether in the car, working around your home, or going for a walk. Explore the possibilities on Hoopla as well as Libby or OverDrive .
Follow the links for more info on how to access these programs:
The Night Fairy Reading - 6/1
Pandemic 1918: When Flu Hit Deschutes County - 6/1
Open Computer Lab - 6/2 , 6/9 , 6/16 , 6/20 , 6/23 , 6/30
Matt Gwinup Guitar Performance - 6/3
Your Next Book - 6/3 , 6/10 , 6/17 , 6/24
Lawyer in the Library - 6/3 , 6/10 , 6/17 , 6/24
Artist Paul Bennett - 6/3
Hidden Gems of SE Oregon - 6/6
Know '70s: Do the Hustle - 6/7
The Night Fairy Crafts - 6/8
Travel Writing: With Joshua Savage - 6/9
Library Book Club/Sunriver - 6/10
Library Book Club/Redmond - 6/11
Nonfiction Book Club - 6/11
Trivia with the Librarians - 6/11
Library Book Club/D.Bend - 6/12
Spotted Bat Citizen Project - 6/12
Know '70s: Macram é - 6/13
Learning Circle: Writing Effective Grant Proposals - starts 6/15
The Night Fairy Book Club Discussion - 6/ 15
Library Book Club/E.Bend - 6/16
Know '70s: Punk to the Future - 6/16
Library Book Club/La Pine - 6/18
Deschutes by the Decade: The '70s - 6/18
Thrilling Mysteries Book Club - 6/22
Know '70s: Who Is the Liberated Woman? - 6/23
Landlord-Tenant Law - 6/23
Library Book Club/Sisters - 6/24
Know '70s: Watergate & the '70s - 6/24
Know '70s: The Peace Movement and Social Justice - 6/26
Know '70s: Groovy Books of the '70s - 6/28

Story Time Online:
New story times every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday on our website