January 29 - February 19, 2020
Celebrate the 1930s with Us in February
Our centennial birthday celebration continues as we delve into a different decade of our history for the first 10 months of 2020. In February we'll look back on the 1930s, which was a pivotal decade for the library. We finally had a permanent home in the spring of 1939 with the completion of the building at 507 NW Wall Street in Bend (pictured here). The original library building now serves as the administration building for the library district and is listed with the National Register of Historic Places. Join us throughout 2020 as we look back on a century of community. Find more information on our website , and look for special displays in your libraries.
Don't Miss Author Susan Orlean on February 19
 Get your tickets now for best-selling author Susan Orlean 's February 19 Author! Author! presentation. Orlean's most recent release is the  New York Times  bestseller  The Library Book , which was named a Top 10 Book of the Year and a Notable Book of 2018. She is the author of seven books in total, including  Rin Tin Tin  and  The Orchid Thief , and is also a staff writer at  The New Yorker . You can purchase tickets on the Deschutes Public Library Foundation's website .
Hands-on Writing Workshop with Susan Orlean
As the author of eight books and a staff writer at The New Yorker , Susan Orlean is a writer at the top of her game. She'll discuss craft and process when she joins us in Bend for a small-group workshop on February 19 at noon. There are limited tickets available for this special event. Purchase tickets online here . ~ " Writing a book, just like building a library, is an act of sheer defiance. It is a declaration that you believe in the persistence of memory. " Susan Orlean
What Will the Next 100 Years Bring?
Central Oregon is one of the country's fastest-growing regions. What does this growth mean for the future of the library? Join us on Thursday, 1/30, for two sessions with architects to discuss realistic and fiscally responsible ways in which the library can meet the needs of our expanding population . Everyone is invited to attend and meet the architects and provide feedback on preliminary ideas and designs: D.Bend Library (noon) ; 10 Barrel East (6:00 p.m.)
Where Will Your Library Take You Next? Japan!
Join us in February as we get to Know Japan. We’ll hear from experts on everything from ikebana to manga, learn about the influence of Japanese art on European culture, and explore the difference between haibun and haiku. We will also commemorate the Day of Remembrance that marks the signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the removal and incarceration of Americans of Japanese ancestry during WWII. Find the full calendar of events here .
Hands-on Fun for Teens All February
When schoolwork ramps up for teens, the library can be more than a valuable homework resource--it's also a place for teens to connect and try new hands-on projects. Be sure to check out all of the fun programs happening for teens in February. From making a motor to crafting a cute taco-inspired earbud holder, these sessions are a great way for teens and pre-teens to take a break from homework and blow off some steam. See the program listings below or visit our teens page for upcoming events.
Every year, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Library. Last year more than 350 county residents filed their taxes with the help of Tax-Aide—and they received more than $385,000 in tax refunds. Come to the library on Saturdays starting February 8 to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-certified volunteer prepare your taxes. Certified tax volunteers are also be available to answer some of your tax questions. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers these free, walk-in tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians of all ages at the Downtown Bend Library every Saturday through April 11.
Our Law Library Office Hours are expanding throughout all cities in our library district. Deschutes Public Library hosts the law library for Deschutes County, and a print collection and robust legal databases are housed at the Downtown Bend Library. To make resources more accessible to people throughout the county, we're bringing the law library to your communities. Library staff are available to assist with legal information questions from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on various Thursdays through the month. Click here for locations and dates .
We offer an average of 25 children's storytimes each week.  Visit our website for a complete calendar  of storytime locations, dates, and times. Here are some upcoming highlights:
High Desert Stories - 2/3 (D.Bend); 2/4 (Sisters); 2/6 (Sunriver); 2/19 (La Pine); 2/21 (Redmond)
Paws to Read - 2/6 , 2/13 (E.Bend)
Giant Origami - 2/8 (Sunriver)
I'm Game! - 2/8 ( E.Bend and Sunriver )
Storytime at Buckingham Elementary - 2/11
Valentines: Nailed It! - 2/12 (D.Bend)
LEGO Block Party - 2/15 (Sisters)
DIY Bouncy Balls - 2/19 (La Pine)
Picture Book Party - 2/22 (La Pine)

Craft a Motor - 2/1 (E.Bend)
Anti-Valentine Treats - 2/5 (La Pine); 2/12 (Redmond); 2/13 (Sisters)
DIY Valentine Howlers - 2/12 (Sunriver)
Intro to Crochet - 2/19 (Redmond)

Abogado en la Biblioteca - miercoles (D.Bend)
Diviértete con Libros  - 2/5 , 2/12 , 2/19 (Sisters); 2/6 , 2/13 , 2/20 (D.Bend); 2/3 , 2/10 , 2/17 (Redmond); 2/4 , 2/11 , 2/18 (E.Bend)
Cultura y Lectura  - 2/6 (D.Bend)

Downtown Bend - The Orchid Thief ( 2/13 )
East Bend - The Library Book ( 2/18 )
La Pine - The Library Book ( 2/20 )
Redmond - The Library Book ( 2/13 ); A Spark of Light ( 2/24 )
Sisters - The Library Book ( 2/13 and 2/26 )
Sunriver - Rin Tin Tin: The Life & the Legend ( 2/12 )
Democracy: We've Got Issues - 2/19 (D.Bend)
History Pub Encore: From Frontier Newspapering to the Digital Age - 1/29 (E.Bend)
Carving Rubber Stamps - 1/29 (Sunriver); 2/8 (La Pine)
Meet the Architects: Envisioning the Library's Future - 1/30 ( D.Bend and 10 Barrel East )
Find Your Next Read - 1/31 (Redmond)
Taiko Drum Open Studios - 2/1 (D.Bend)
Community Conversations: Civility - 2/3 (D.Bend)
Android Basics - 2/4 (D.Bend)
SCORE Small Business Counseling - 2/4 , 2/11 , 2/18 (D.Bend)
Traditional Origami Workshop - 2/4 (Redmond); 2/5 (La Pine); 2/8 (D.Bend)
Ukiyo-e, Japonisme & the Modern Art World - 2/5 (D.Bend); 2/8 (Redmond)
How to Read Japanese Culture through Manga - 2/6 (E.Bend); 2/7 (La Pine)
Intro to File Management - 2/7 (La Pine)
Free Tax-Prep Sessions - 2/8 , 2/15 , 2/22 (D.Bend)
Tiempo: Cycles Poetry & Music Performance - 2/8 (Redmond)
An Overview of Haibun & Haiku - 2/8 (D.Bend)
Excel Basics - 2/11 (D.Bend)
eBook Downloads - 2/12 (Fika Sisters)
Mystery Valentine Escape Room - 2/12 (Sunriver)
Beyond the Barbed Wire - 2/12 (D.Bend); 2/13 (Sisters)
Adult Coloring Fun - 2/15 (E.Bend); 2/22 (Redmond)
Open Hub Singing Club - 2/15 (Redmond)
Excel Budgets & Formulas - 2/18 (D.Bend)
Downtown Bend Sewing Study - 2/19 (D.Bend)
Writing an Effective Business Plan - 2/19 (D.Bend)
The Depression & Deschutes Co. - 2/20 (D.Bend)
Landlord-Tenant Law - 2/20 (Redmond)
The Art of Ikebana - 2/22 ( Sunriver and E.Bend )
Soapmaking for Beginners - 2/22 (Redmond)

Quiet Writing Time with WCCO - 2/3 , 2/10 , (D.Bend); 2/4 , 2/11 , 2/18 (Redmond)
The Art of Passion: Romance Novels Panel - 2/9 (D.Bend)
From Manuscript to Published Book - 2/11 (D.Bend)
Wordsmith Wednesdays - 2/12 (The Commons)
Romance for Dummies Smarties - 2/15 (Redmond)
Library Locations & Hours
You'll find us at six locations in Deschutes County;  click here  for locations and hours.  Please note all libraries are closed on Monday, February 17. All digital resources  (such as eBooks, downloadable audio books, streaming movies and music, etc.) are available anytime, from anywhere you happen to be with an internet connection.