Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
February 6-27, 2019
Don't Miss Award-winning Author Colum McCann on February 21!
Colum McCann, the author of the National Book Award-winning novel  Let the Great World Spin, joins us on February 21 as part of the Author! Author! literary series. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, his body of work includes six novels and three short-story collections. With this presentation, Author! Author! moves to  The Riverhouse on the Deschutes, which will also host the private author reception for people with preferred seating tickets. Enjoy a fun evening out for this great event, which includes a no-host bar and engaging literary discussion. Purchase general admission or preferred tickets online here. Author! Author! is an initiative of the Deschutes Public Library Foundation, which funds library programs and services not paid for through tax dollars.
Discover How Much Money Your Library Saves You
"I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is a library card." (Laura Bush) Just HOW valuable? If you'd like to discover just how much your library saves you, be sure to check out our new online library value calculatorEnter your library usage (how many and what types of items you check out, reference help, etc.) and see a dollar figure of how much your library usage would cost you if you had to pay for it at retail price. We'd love to hear your results! Email us at with your story of how the library saved you money. We'll select up to 10 entries at random; those people will receive a free library book bag--which you can fill with books OR all the money you've saved!
Free Help Preparing and Filing Your Taxes
The 2018 tax reform bill means that for some people, filing taxes this year isn't status quo. From tax brackets to standard deductions, the changes that took effect in 2018 reflect the largest piece of tax reform legislation in more than 30 years. People wondering how they are affected can get help through AARP Foundation Tax-Aide at the Downtown Bend LibraryAARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, walk-in tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Library every weekend through April 14. Help is available for people of all ages. Find more information here.
Doing More with Less: Free Programs in February
From techniques on budgeting and reducing food and plastic waste, to how to transition to green and solar energy, we're finding insightful and inspiring ways to make the most of what we have this February at your library. We'll even hear from local experts on how to declutter your head space as well as your physical space with meditation and minimalism. Find program dates and times here, or browse your Events guide
Storytime Spotlight: Music, Movement & Stories
Movement and literacy skills are linked. Long-established research shows that movement is a child's preferred mode of learning; in fact, children learn best through active involvement (Olds, 1994). So let's move and learn! Our Music, Movement & Stories sessions (for ages 3-5) give kids the chance to dance, play musical instruments and build motor skills. Upcoming Music, Movement & Stories sessions: 2/14 La Pine; 2/15 Redmond; 2/19 Sunriver; 2/21 D.Bend.
Work with Us: Two Job Opportunities in Bend
We have two new job openings based out of Bend. We're looking for a Collection Development Librarian, who will work out of the Downtown Bend Library, and a Learning & Development Program Manager, who will work out of our administrative offices in downtown Bend. Visit our employment page on our website here for more information about both jobs, including application information and deadlines. 
Resource Spotlight:
Yet another way your library saves you money: free access to While a monthly subscription to Lynda is $25, Deschutes County residents with a Deschutes Public Library card have free access!  Learn from industry experts in business, technology, and creative fields.  Select from more than 13,000 courses--from mastering Photoshop to developing marketable project management skills, features self-paced learning paths that will help you  master new skills. Use your library card and PIN to log in today!
Library Locations & Hours
You'll find us at six locations in Deschutes county; click here for locations and hours.  Please note the following upcoming partial closures: La Pine/Feb. 8 open at 1:00 p.m. | D. Bend/Feb. 12 open at 1:00 p.m. | Sisters/Feb. 15 open at 1:00 p.m.  All libraries are closed on Feb. 18 for the Presidents' Day holiday. All  digital resources (eBooks, audio books, streaming music and movies, databases , etc.) will still be available from anywhere you happen to be with an internet connection. 
DPL Events
Pick up your copy of the all-new February/March Events guide at your library or download here
Adult Event Spotlight
Free Tax Help - weekends (D. Bend)
Less is Best2/6 (Redmond)
MS Word Business Basics - 2/8 (Redmond)
Waste: Why Less Matters - 2/7 (E. Bend); 2/8 (Sunriver); 2/20 (Sisters)
Microsoft Word Basics - 2/8 (Redmond)
Intro to the (Google) Cloud - 2/12 (D. Bend)
SCORE Small Business Counseling - 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 (D. Bend)
Intro to Finding Grants - 2/15 (Redmond)
Solar Energy Today - 2/16 (E. Bend)
Intro to Facebook - 2/19 (D. Bend)
Obtaining a Small Business Loan - 2/19 (Redmond); 2/20 (D. Bend)
Adult Coloring Fun - 2/23 (Redmond)
Fake News & Info Literacy - 2/26 (D. Bend)
eBook Downloads - 2/26 (E. Bend)
History Pub Encore: History & Climate Change in the PNW - 2/27 (E. Bend)
Heads Up 7 Up! Playwriting Workshop - 2/9 (D. Bend)
Poets Janice Rubin & Jack Lorts - 2/10 (D. Bend)
Quiet Writing Time with WCCO - 2/11, 2/25 (D. Bend); 2/12, 2/19, 2/26  (Redmond)
Central Oregon Writers Guild - 2/12 (D. Bend)
Family as Fodder: Philosophy into Practice - 2/16 (D. Bend)
Scenes from Plays - 2/17 (D. Bend)
Encuentre una lista completa de eventos en español aqui­

Diviértete con Libros - 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28  (D. Bend); 2/8, 2/15, 2/22  (E. Bend); 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 (Redmond)
Sala Abierta de Computacion - 2/6, 2/20 (D. Bend)
Abogado en la Biblioteca - 2/6 (D. Bend)
Leer, Crear, Jugar - 2/14 (E. Bend)
Tween Breakout Room - 2/8 (D. Bend); 2/9 (E. Bend)
Oh Ick!: Love Bug Treats - 2/13 (La Pine, Sunriver)
Write Here Teen Writing Group - 2/15 (D. Bend)
Soldering: Getting Started - 2/20 (Redmond)
Children's Storytimes
We offer an average of 25 children's storytimes every week.  Visit our website for a complete calendar of storytime locations, dates, and times.  
Animal Adventures - 2/12 (La Pine, Sunriver); 2/13 (D. Bend); 2/19 (E. Bend, Sisters); 2/26 (La Pine, Sunriver  
Storytime at Buckingham Elem. - 2/14 (Buckingham)
Celebrate Wolf in the Snow - 2/16 (Sisters)
LEGO Block Party - 2/9 (Redmond); 2/27 (E. Bend)
I Heart Books Party - 2/13 (D. Bend)
D. Bend - "Empire Falls" (2/14); "Astoria" (3/14)
E. Bend - "Empire Falls" (2/19); "Before the Fall" (3/19)
La Pine - "Straight Man" (2/21); "Rocket Men" (3/21)
Redmond - "Everybody's Fool" (2/14); "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" (3/14)
Sisters - "Empire Falls" (2/27); "Rocket Men" (3/27
Sunriver - "Straight Man" (2/12); "Rocket Men" (3/12)
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