March 11-April 1, 2020
Celebrating the 1940s through March
Deschutes County started the 1940s with 18,631 residents, and the region entered the decade with a brand-new library on Wall Street in Bend—a building that now serves as Deschutes Public Library’s administrative offices. New libraries were also in place in Redmond and Sisters. Find more information about 100 years of library service on our website , and look for special displays in your libraries. Do you have library memories you'd like to share? We'd love to hear them; email us at
Michael Pollan Wraps Up Author! Author! 2020
Best-selling author Michael Pollan spoke to a sold-out crowd on March 4 in Bend. He talked about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. Pollan was the last author in a great Author! Author! literary series season, which also featured Barry Lopez and Susan Orlean.  Author! Author! is an initiative of and fundraiser for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation .
A Novel Idea: Book Club Support
A Novel Idea is the largest community read program in Oregon thanks to committed readers who take part year after year. We're excited to offer free Book Club Packets to book clubs reading When All Is Said . Packets include reader's guides and bookmarks, as well as a couple of our limited-edition A Novel Idea magnets; email to reserve a packet. If you're looking to join a book club discussion, be sure to check out the full listing of A Novel Idea events here .
All Eyes on the Future through March at Your Library
They say the future is now, but what does this mean for us? Explore the future with in-depth looks at what makes Central Oregon tick from the economy and transportation to employment and health concerns. You can even learn about what Central Oregon's charismatic little creatures known as pikas may be telling us about climate change. You'll find a full listing of programs and times here . All programs are free and open to all.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Royal Tea Party Approacheth!
 From perfectly pristine princesses to stoic superheroes, the annual Royal Tea Party is a favorite with the younger set. Kids ages 2 to 11 are encouraged to wear their finest as they meet and have "tea" with the queen and her court. There will be dancing and stories, and ample sillliness. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve a spot now for the royalty in your household. March 13, 10:30am, East Bend .
Staying Healthy: Focus on Prevention & Information
A viral outbreak is always a public health concern, and your library—like other public agencies and health care providers in Deschutes County—is monitoring recent cases of coronavirus in Oregon. Every library location has alcohol-based hand sanitizer available for use, and restrooms provide warm water and soap for hand washing. It's recommended that customers wash or sanitize their hands before using public computers, check-out kiosks or restrooms, as well as before handling materials and other public surfaces such as door knobs. The library also recommends that people wash or sanitize their hands again  after  all such interactions. You'll find more information about the coronavirus and safety measures here .
Senior Services
This spring is the perfect time to brush up on the workshops, events, classes, and services your library provides to older adults in our community. For creative types, check out CreativeClub. For book groups, we’ve created a series for training book club leaders. Do you know anyone who's downsizing or just needs to get rid of extra stuff? Then don’t miss ou r computer class series on buying and selling online. Learn more about these resources and programs here .
National Nutrition Month
All March, focus on new ways to make healthy improvements in your life with resources from your library and key messaging from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. From documentaries about food and workout videos, to cookbooks that focus on healthy eating, your library is here to support you on your journey. Be sure to check out this guide as a helpful resource as you make March your most nutritious month yet!
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:
Rocket Flingers - 3/11 (La Pine)
Noche de Cuentos - 3/11 (D.Bend); 3/12 (Redmond)
Royal Tea Party - 3/13 (E.Bend)
Science Story Time - 3/13 (Redmond)
LEGO Block Party - 3/14 (Redmond); 3/25 (E.Bend)
Computer Part Mandalas - 3/18 (Sunriver)
Paws to Read - 3/19 (E.Bend)
Picture Book Party - 3/21 (La Pine)
River Art Workshop - 3/25 (Redmond)
Kids Camp - 4/1 (D.Bend)
EGG-tastic Baskets! - 4/4 (La Pine)

Tiny Terrariums - 3/11 (Sunriver)
CreativeBug: Embroider a Constellation - 3/14 (Redmond)
Slime Lab - 3/18 (La Pine)
Button Bonanza - 3/18 (Redmond)
Book Club - 3/27 (Redmond)
Magnetic Poetry Kit - 4/4 (E.Bend)

Abogado en la Biblioteca - miercoles (D.Bend)
Diviértete con Libros  - 3/11 , 3/18 , 3/25 , 4/1 (Sisters); 3/12 , 3/19 , 3/26 , 4/2 (D.Bend); 3/16 , 3/23 , 3/30 (Redmond); 3/17 , 3/24 , 3/31 (E.Bend)
Noche de Cuentos - 3/11 (D.Bend); 3/12 (Redmond)
Cultura y Lectura - 3/26 (Redmond); 4/2 (D.Bend)

Downtown Bend - The Omnivore's Dilemma ( 3/12 ); When All Is Said ( 4/9 )
East Bend - How to Change Your Mind ( 3/17 ); When All Is Said ( 4/21 )
La Pine - The Botany of Desire ( 3/19 ); When All Is Said ( 4/16 )
Redmond - Cooked ( 3/12 ); Nine Perfect Strangers ( 3/23 ); When All Is Said ( 4/9 )
Sisters - The Feather Thief ( 3/12 ); The Omnivore's Dilemma ( 3/25 ); Inheritance ( 4/9 ); When All Is Said ( 4/22 )
Sunriver - Food Rules ( 3/11 ); When All Is Said ( 4/8 )

Android Basics - 3/13 (Redmond); 3/31 (D.Bend)
Intro to Facebook Marketplace - 3/17 (D.Bend)
Gmail Management - 3/20 (Redmond)
Writing Effective Emails - 3/27 (Redmond)
I'm Game! - 3/11 (Redmond); 3/25 (Redmond)
The Electric Future of Cars, Bikes, and Transit - 3/11 (Sisters)
Pikas of Local Lava Flows - 3/12 (D.Bend)
Central Oregon's Employment Future - 3/13 (Redmond); 3/30 (D.Bend)
Android Basics - 3/13 (Redmond)
CreativeClub: Art Journaling with Cut Paper Collage - 3/14 (Sisters)
Free Tax-Prep Sessions - 3/14 , 3/21 , 3/28 (D.Bend)
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's - 3/15 (D.Bend)
The Future of Waste in Deschutes County - 3/16 (D.Bend)
SCORE Small Business Counseling - 3/17 , 3/24 , 3/31 (D.Bend)
Democracy/We Have Issues: War Memorials & Monuments - 3/18 (D.Bend)
CreativeClub: Paper Crafts - 3/18 (Sunriver)
Downtown Sewing Study - 3/18 (D.Bend)
Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia - 3/18 (Redmond)
SCORE Workshop: Small Business Finances - 3/18 (D.Bend)
Deschutes by the Decade: WWII & the 1940s - 3/19 (D.Bend)
Adult Coloring Fun - 3/21 (E.Bend); 3/28 (Redmond)
Open Hub Singing Club - 3/21 (Redmond)
CreativeClub: Art Journaling with Gelatos - 3/28 (Redmond)
Fashion of the Future - 3/31 (Redmond)
History of Mountaineering & Mazamas - 4/1 (E.Bend)
Changing the Way We See Native America with Matika Wilbur - 4/2 (High Desert Museum)

Wordsmith Wednesdays - 3/11 (The Commons)
Quiet Writing Time - 3/16 , 3/23 , 3/30 (D.Bend); 3/17 , 3/24 , 3/31 (Redmond)

Job Opening: Youth Services Manager
The Youth Services Manager position is an exciting leadership role responsible for managing library services and creative, cultural programming for young residents age 0 to 17, their caregivers and families, as well as services and programming for all ages of the Library’s Latinx communities.  Click here to learn more and apply online .  
Library Locations & Hours
You'll find us at six locations in Deschutes County;  click here  for locations and hours.  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.