Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
May 9, 2018
Wrapping Up the 15th Annual "A Novel Idea" 
A Novel Idea 2018 wrapped up on Sunday, May 6, with a fantastic presentation by Rakesh Satyal, author of the community read selection No One Can Pronounce My Name . Satyal spoke about his book, his writing process, and his experiences as an editor. His presentation was preceded by a performance from dancers with the Kalabharathi School of Dance. The group performed a beautifully choreographed dance, Dashavatharam. A full album of Sunday's presentation and performance can be found online here. The Deschutes Public Library Foundation is grateful to the generous donors and sponsors who make A Novel Idea free to the public every year. If you'd like to support these types of programs, you can donate to the Foundation here
All In This Together: A Conversation with Author and Activist Rinku Sen 
Deschutes Public Library, Oregon Humanities, and OSU-Cascades Diversity Committee present a Think & Drink conversation on racial justice and democracy in the 21st century with author Rinku Sen. This free event is open to the public and will take place at  McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend  on  May 14 . Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; the event starts at 6:30 p.m. Sen is the author of two books: Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization. She also serves as president and executive director of the racial justice organization Race Forward.
Library of Things Now in Sisters
Would you like to try your hand at knitting? Or see what this whole InstantPot thing is about? Maybe you'd like to give a GoPro a whirl. With our new Library of Things, you can check out more than books! We're starting out by using the SISTERS LIBRARY as a test site for this pilot program. All of the kits below can be checked out (and must be returned to) the Sisters Library during this evaluation phase:
Nature & Bird-watching Kit  - Crochet Kit  - GoPro Kit
Instant Pot Kit  Knitting Kit  - Ukulele Kit
Library of Things kits are currently located ONLY at the Sisters Library and have a one-week loan period (7 days), at which time they must be returned to the Sisters Library. Please note that there are no holds and no renewals and a late fee will apply.
Paws to Read with a Pooch!
Your struggling reader can build their reading confidence by reading to a dog!  Paws to Read gives reluctant readers a chance to read one-on-one with a dog and her trainer. Kids can read with Callie (seen at right), a Pet Partners certified therapy dog, for 15 minutes.  You can bring your own book, or choose one of ours. We will have a selection of books in a variety of reading levels to choose from. PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited and it is recommended that you sign up in advance for a 15-minute time slot. We will have room for four (4) readers each session; please make sure you are on time. Upcoming dates: May 10, May 24, June 5, June 20.
Help for Gardens Big and Small
Central Oregon springs are anything but consistent, but steadily warming weather means many of us are ready to get our hands back in the dirt!  Whether you have a single square foot in your yard or an acre of land, whether you want to help save the bees or eat for a year, Deschutes Public Library has a gardening book for you. Be sure to check out this list of titles curated from our collection. We also have a robust Pinterest board focused on tips and ideas for gardening in Central Oregon's high desert.
What Do You Want to Learn Today?
Would you like to learn a new language? Or maybe discover how to fix a leaky faucet? Maybe you'd like to explore your family tree, or learn how to use Photoshop. Your library card gives you FREE access to hundreds of learning resources, including Mango Languages,, Ancestry Library Edition, and more. Be sure to check out our full listing of online resources here, and don't miss out on our full slate of in-library classes here
Part-time Job Opening at Redmond Library
Do you love books and working with people in your community? We have a job you might be interested in! The Redmond Library is looking for a part-time Public Services Specialist to join their team. The right candidate will p rovide high-level customer service to the public while promoting all the programs and services we have to offer. Find a job description online here. Application deadline: May 22.
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DPL Events
Pick up your copy of the April/May Events guide at your library or download here
Event Spotlight
Terpsichorean Dance Studio Co. - 5/12 (D. Bend)
Introduction to Finding Grants - 5/14 (Redmond)
Jobs & Resumes - 5/14 (D. Bend)
Think & Drink: All in This Together - 5/14 (McMenamins)
SCORE Small Business Counseling - 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 (D. Bend)
Know Your DACA Rights - 5/15 (Redmond)
Savages in My Family Tree - 5/15 (D. Bend); 5/18 (Sunriver)
Queens of the Roleo - 5/16 (D. Bend)
In Search of Japanese Gardens - 5/19 (E. Bend)
Camp Abbot - 5/21 (D. Bend)
Redmond City Hall Project - 5/22 (Redmond)
Author Gregory Nokes - 5/24 ( Redmond and E. Bend)
Pioneer Day at Tetherow Homestead - 5/26 (Tetherow Homestead)
Screenwriting Development Course, Pt. 1  - 5/10  (Redmond)
Author Philip Margolin - 5/13 (D. Bend)
Quiet Writing Time with WCCO - 5/14, 5/21, 6/4 (D. Bend)
The Art of the Artist Statement - 5/14 (D. Bend)
Memoir Workshop - 5/19 (D. Bend)
Zine Workshop - 6/2 (Redmond)
LEGO Block Party - 5/12 (Sisters); 5/23 (E. Bend); 6/2 (D. Bend)
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 - 5/10, 5/24 ( E. Bend)
Music, Movement & Stories - 5/10 (La Pine); 5/17 (D. Bend); 5/18 (Redmond)  
Storytime@Roslund Elementary -  5/18 (Roslund Elem)
Kids Camp: Comics - 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 (Sisters)
Storytime@Juniper Elementary - 5/25 (Juniper Elem)
Table Top Gaming - 5/16 (Redmond) 
3Doodler - 5/23 (Redmond); 5/26 (Sisters)
Escape Room - 5/29 (D. Bend)
Puzzle Day - 5/30 (Redmond)
Tiempos de cuentos en español y clases / Spanish storytimes and computer classes.
Derechos de inmigración con abogados de inmigración - 5/15 (Redmond)
D. Bend - "Angle of Repose" (5/10); "Radetzky March" (5/22)
E. Bend - "This House of Sky" (5/15)
La Pine - "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" (5/17)
Redmond - "Call the Nurse" (5/10)
Sisters - "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" (5/23)
Windows 10 for Beginners - 5/11 (Redmond)
Google Drive for Beginners - 5/15 (D. Bend)
Craigslist for Beginners - 5/18 (Redmond)
eBay for Beginners - 5/22 (D. Bend)
eBook Downloads - 5/22 (E. Bend)
Facebook for Beginners - 5/25 (Redmond)
Library Locations & Hours
We have six locations throughout Deschutes County to serve you.  Click here  for locations and hours. Please note that all libraries will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
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