Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
July 24-August 14, 2019
Expanded Library Hours Coming August 1
Starting August 1, Deschutes Public Library customers will have 34 additional hours each month during which time they can access library buildings and services. The increased hours--which include earlier opening and/or later closing times at various libraries in the district--will allow customers of all ages to use the library at a wider variety of times, something asked for by people in the Central Oregon community. Find the full list of new hours online here.
Summer Reading Continues through August
Have you picked up your free book and reading log yet? If not, don't worry; there's still time! Just stop by any Deschutes Public Library now through the end of August. When you pick up a reading log you get to pick out a FREE book, and we have books available for all ages, from children through adults! Return your reading log by August 31 and you're entered to win some fantastic prizes. Learn more about the Summer Reading Program and the prizes, and download extra reading logs, here.
Space Camp! Let's Rocket to the Stars
Calling all stargazers--rocket into space exploration at your library! Bring children ages 6-11 and discover the stories behind the stars that map the night sky. Constellations are groups of stars that form a picture and are located close together in the night sky. Explore the origin of stars, learn the myths of our night sky, map constellations, and more! 
  - August 6, East Bend and La Pine Libraries
  - August 7, Redmond and Sisters Libraries
  - August 8, Downtown Bend and Sunriver Libraries
Spoken Word Happenings in August
Spoken word poetry has its roots in oral traditions and performance, and its power can leave an audience transfixed. This August we'll be joined by Desmond Spann, whose work has been featured on OPB's Oregon Art Beat, for two spoken-word focused events. Spann will lead a workshop on August 10 on taking poetry from the page to the stage. He'll then perform his work on August 11 (both events at the Downtown Bend Library). The artistry continues on August 14 when we join MOsley WOtta at the Commons Cafe for Wordsmith's Wednesdays. Find a full schedule of "Write Here!" events on our website here
Calling All Teens & Tweens!
There's so much happening for teens and tweens this summer at your library. From breakout rooms and spa days to robots and art workshops, there are free hands-on activities all summer long. Be sure to check out the events on our website here and in the next column over. Also be sure to browse the Teens page on our website or check in with a librarian for great summer reading recommendations!
Library Book Club Picks for August
Join us for great discussions every month at our library book clubs. If you already have your own club, be sure to explore the hundreds of book club kits we have available for clubs to check out! 
Downtown Bend Library:
Washington Black, 8/8
East Bend Library:
Every Note Played, 8/20
La Pine Library:
Night of Miracles, 8/15
Redmond Library Good Omens , 8/8 And Then There Were None , 8/26
Sisters Library West with the Night , 8/15 The Lost Girls of Paris , 8/28
Sunriver Library: The Huntress , 8/14
An Update on and the Library
Due to privacy concerns, Deschutes Public Library no longer provides access to as of August 1, 2019. was purchased by social media platform LinkedIn in 2015, and LinkedIn recently rebranded to LinkedIn Learning. Part of the transition includes requiring library customers to create a LinkedIn account and profile before being able to access the learning platform; in the past, only a library card number was necessary and no personal information was required. A fundamental right to privacy is a foundational tenant of Deschutes Public Library and all public libraries, as noted in Article VII of the American Library Association's Bill of Rights We regret the change but are committed to maintaining our customers' privacy at all times and in all situations. We will continue to search for a learning platform that honors that commitment.
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DPL Events
Pick up your copy of the June/July Events guide at your library or download here. Pick up your August/September Events guide at libraries beginning July 29.
Adult Event Spotlight
Solar Viewing - 7/24 (Redmond)
The Beginning & End of the Universe - 7/26 (Sisters)
Coding Workshop: Beyond Block-Based Coding with Python - 7/26 (Redmond)
Adult Coloring Club - 7/27 (Redmond)
eBook Downloads at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse - 7/30 (Sisters)
Latin Harpist Nicolas Carter - 8/6 (D.Bend)
Handmade Cards - 8/6 (Sisters); 8/7 (Sunriver); 8/8 (E.Bend)
How to Achieve Your Dreams - 8/8 (D.Bend); 8/28 (La Pine)
Pressure by the Numbers - 8/13 (Redmond)
Bridging the Divide: Politics, Race, & Income - 8/14 (D.Bend)
Write It Away - 8/15 (D.Bend)
Friends of the Redmond Library Half-off Book Sale - 8/16 - 17
Yoga Nidra Workshop & Meditation - 8/16 (Sisters); 8/17 (D.Bend)
Android Basics - 8/16 (Redmond)
Quiet Writing Time with WCCO - 7/29, 8/5, 8/12  (D.Bend); 7/30, 8/6, 8/13  (Redmond)
Performance with Poetry Workshop - 8/10 (D.Bend)
Spoken Word Poet Desmond Spann - 8/11 (D.Bend)
C.O. Writers Guild: Fun with Memoir - 8/13 (D.Bend)
Wordsmith's Wednesday at the Commons Cafe - 8/14
Nebula Sweets - 7/24 (La Pine)
Galaxy Spa Day - 7/27 (La Pine); 8/7 (D.Bend); 8/14 (Sunriver)
Interstellar Mixed-Media Workshop - 7/29 (Redmond)
Dungeons & Dragons Character Workshop - 7/29 (D.Bend)
Galaxy Slime - 7/30 (Sisters)
Solar Robots - 7/31 (D.Bend); 8/10 (E.Bend)
Journey through the Stars Breakout Room - 8/14 (D.Bend)
Children & Families
We offer an average of 25 children's storytimes every week.  Visit our website for a complete calendar of storytime locations, dates, and times.  
To the Moon! - 7/24 (Redmond, Sisters); 7/25 (Sunriver)
A Universe of Stories - 7/24 (D.Bend); 8/1 (Sunriver)
A Universe of Crafts - 7/27 (E.Bend)
Glow in the Dark Storytime - 7/25 (La Pine)
Stuffed Animal Sleepover - 7/27 (Sisters); 8/1 (La Pine)
Paws to Read - 8/1, 8/7 (E.Bend)
Library Sleepover - 8/3 (E.Bend)
Music Together - 8/6 (E.Bend)
How to Draw a Star - 8/10 (Sisters)
Lego Block Party - 8/10 (Redmond)
En Espa ñol
Abogado en la Biblioteca - miércoles  (D.Bend)
Diviértete con Libros - 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14 (Redmond); 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15 (D.Bend); 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16 (E.Bend)
Biblioteca en Camino en Country Sunset Mobile Homes - 7/26 (Bend)
Biblioteca en Camino en Pine Mill Apartments - 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23 (Bend)
Library Locations & Hours
You'll find us at six locations in Deschutes county;  click here  for locations and hours. Be sure to note our new expanded hours that begin on August 1.  All  digital resources (eBooks , audio books, streaming music and movies, databases,  etc.) are available anytime, from anywhere you happen to be with an internet connection. 
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