Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
April 18, 2018
"A Novel Idea" 2018 is in Full Swing!
A Novel Idea 2018 kicked off this weekend with some great programming! We got an overview of the book from Professor of English Stacey Donohue; Jaspreet Arora taught us about the history of Bollywood films and the dance workout BollyX; we studied Hinduism 101 with Reed College professor Kristin Scheible; and learned about traditional Indian cooking with Runi Srikantaiah at Mantra Indian Kitchen. And there's much more to come! Be sure to pick up a Readers Guide at your library, or visit our website  to learn about all of the upcoming A Novel Idea programs. Free tickets to author Rakesh Satyal's May 6 talk at Bend High will be available online and in libraries beginning on April 21 at 10:00 a.m.
Join us at the Redmond and Downtown Bend Libraries for El Día de los Niños 
Join us for El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). Commonly known as Día, this annual nation-wide celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. You'll find fun booths offering games and crafts promoting cultural experiences as well as snacks, books, prizes, and cotton candy. Mark your calendars:
- Redmond Library | April 24, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
- Downtown Bend Library | April 30, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Picture Book Reorganization Now Complete
Our reorganization of children's picture books is now complete in all libraries! It was a big undertaking, but the result is picture book sections that are more child-friendly than ever. Books are now  grouped by topic (pets, dinosaurs, things that go, make believe, etc.), which makes them easier for our young friends to find. The response has been great. One customer said, "I went to the East Bend library today and was able to use the new system. It is amazing!! It was so easy to find books my two three year olds will love. It was also a bit easier to engage them in the process. Thank you for doing this!"
Speaking of Picture Books...
Did you know that a  child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage?You can help develop those skills! Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with young children will prepare them for learning how to read. We offer dozens of fun, free storytimes and children's programs each month that will help you raise a reader. Find the full schedule here. We'll see you at storytime!
Rajneeshpuram Revisited
Revisit the history and controversy of Rajneeshpuram and Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.  In October 1985, a four-year effort to construct a utopia in Wasco County collapsed in a flurry of criminal charges and arrests of its leaders, including Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Rajneeshpuram once housed or hosted as many as 15,000 followers of the Bhagwan. What ended the city so soon? Hostility from other Oregonians? Legal entanglements? A flawed business model? The failures of its leaders and residents? This April 25 presentation at the East Bend Library from Carl Abbot seeks to understand how an effort that was positive for thousands of individuals failed so spectacularly as a community.
Teens: Join Us and Get Crafty!
We have a number of fun programs for teens coming up in the next few weeks. From a photo collage workshop to upcycled sweater felting, and even a Star Wars-themed celebration of May the 4th (be with you), teens and tweens will find something to spark their interest at their library. Click on the links below for more information about these upcoming programs:

- STEAM Team Haiku Tunnel Books | April 18 | E. Bend
- Photo Collage Workshop | April 23 | D. Bend 
- Upcycled Sweater Felting | April 25 | Redmond Library
- STEAM Team Rubik's Cube Challenge | May 2 | Redmond Library
- May the 4th (be with you) | May 4 | Downtown Bend Library
- STEAM Team | May 12 | East Bend Library
Write Here with Us!
Have you checked out our ongoing series of programs for writers? Write Here gives Central Oregon writers a chance to hone their craft. From writing to publishing, Write Here brings a series of monthly workshops, lectures and writing groups that are geared to writers of all levels. We even have a few spaces left in our writing workshop with No One Can Pronounce My Name author Rakesh Satyal on Saturday, May 5. All of our Write Here sessions are free, but some offer limited seating and require registration. Be sure to check out all of the offerings on our website.
Library Locations & Hours
We have six locations throughout Deschutes County to serve you.  Click here  for locations and hours.
DPL Events
Pick up your copy of the April/May Events guide at your library or download here
Event Spotlight
All About the Small Business Administration - 3/28 (D. Bend)
Handmade Book of Secrets -  4/20 (D. Bend); 4/21 Sisters
S. Asians in the Pacific NW - 4/21 (E. Bend); 4/21 (Redmond)
Vampires: A History of the Creatures of the Night - 4/25 (La Pine)
SCORE Small Business Counseling  - 4/24, 5/1, 5/8  (D. Bend)
Rajneeshpuram Revisited - 4/25 (E. Bend)
League of Women Voters Forum, State 53rd District - 4/26 (E. Bend)
Genealogy with FamilySearch* - 4/28 (Redmond) *note this class takes place in Redmond, not La Pine; we regret the error in our Events guide
The Partition of British India - 4/28 (Sisters); 4/29 (D. Bend)
SCORE Small Business Workshop: Digital Mktg. - 5/2 (D. Bend)
Women & Gender in India - 5/5 (E. Bend); 5/5 (Redmond)
Grantmakers Panel - 5/7 (D. Bend)
Page to Screen: The Circle - 5/7 (Tin Pan Theater)
Quackery: The Heritage of Medicine - 5/7 (D. Bend)
Oregon Folklife Network - 5/9 (D. Bend)
Terpsichorean Dance Studio Co. - 5/12 (D. Bend)
Quiet Writing Time with WCCO - 4/23, 4/30, 5/7  (D. Bend)
Workshop: More Together than Alone - 5/5 (D. Bend)
Screenwriting Development Course, Pt. 1 - 5/10 (Redmond)
Author Philip Margolin - 5/13 (D. Bend)
The Art of the Artist Statement - 5/14 (D. Bend)
LEGO Block Party - 4/25 (E. Bend); 5/12 (Sisters)
It's never too early to read, rhyme, and romp with your child!  Visit our website for a complete calendar of storytime locations, dates and times.  
Paws to Read - Build reading confidence with a dog; visit website for details (4/19, 5/10,  E. Bend)
Storytime@Buckingham Elementary - 4/20, 5/4 (Buckingham Elem)
Storytime@Roslund Elementary - 4/20, 5/4 (Roslund Elem)
Animal Adventures - 4/23, 5/7 (Redmond); 4/24, 5/8 (Sisters); 4/24, 5/8 (E. Bend); 5/1 (La Pine); 5/1 (Sunriver); 5/2 (D. Bend)
Storytime@Juniper Elementary - 4/27, 5/4 (Juniper Elem)
STEAM Team: Haiku Tunnel Book - 4/18 (E. Bend)
Teen Art Workshop: Photo Collages - 4/23 (D. Bend)
Make: Upcycled Sweater Felting - 4/25 (Redmond)
STEAM Team: Rubik's Cube Challenge - 5/2 (Redmond)
May the 4th (be with you) - 5/4 (D. Bend)
Tiempos de cuentos en español y clases / Spanish storytimes and computer classes.
El día de los niños - 4/24 (Redmond); 4/30 (D. Bend)
Derechos de inmigración con abogados de inmigración - 5/15 (Redmond)
D. Bend - "Pere Goriot" (4/24); "Angle of Repose" (5/10)
E. Bend - "This House of Sky" (5/15)
La Pine - "No One Can Pronounce My Name" (4/19)
Redmond - "Call the Nurse" (5/10)
Sisters - "No One Can Pronounce My Name" (4/25)
Roundabout Books  - "No One Can Pronounce Name" (5/2)
eBook Downloads - 4/24 (E. Bend); 5/8 (D. Bend); 5/9 (Sisters)
Craigslist for Beginners - 4/24 (D. Bend)
Coding Camp II: Style a Webpage - 4/20 (Redmond)
Coding Camp III: Engage a Webpage - 4/27 (Redmond)
Magazine & Video Downloads - 5/1 (D. Bend)
Windows 10 for Beginners - 5/11 (Redmond)
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