Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
September 4-25, 2019
Author! Author! Line-Up to Be Announced
The Deschutes Public Library Foundation will soon announce the line-up for the 2020 Author! Author! Literary Series. But they're ready to give us a sneak peek at one of the authors: New York Times bestselling author and journalist Michael Pollan, who will join us on March 4, 2020, at Bend High School. Pollan writes books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. His New York Times bestsellers include The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and In Defense of Food. His most recent book is How to Change Your Mind. Mark your calendars for March 4, and stay tuned to the Foundation website and our Facebook page for the full line-up and for ticket sales, which begin in late September. You'll find Pollan's books at your library, as well as the PBS series based on In Defense of Food available for streaming for free on Hoopla and on Kanopy.
Explore Your Government in September
This September we're taking a look at our government--from freedom of speech to voting rights, and from the right to assemble to democracy itself. Pick up your Events guide, link to the full program listing here, or follow the date links in the right column for more information about these programs:

 - Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels 

 - The Life & Death of Democracies

 - A History of Anarchy

 - What Democracy Is (and Isn't)

 - China's Happy Ice-Snow Dream

 - Oregon & the Votes for Women Movement

 - Should We Reform the Electoral College?

A Book Club for People Who Aren't Sure About Book Clubs
Do you like books, but aren't sure that book clubs are your thing? We have a new way to commune around books! The directions are simple: Read any book you'd like and then get excited to share the book with your friends old and new. Join us at Wild Ride Brewing in Redmond on Sept. 10 for the Read-What-You-Want Book Club. Library staff will provide prompts and games as well as help everyone circulate so you can learn about the books people are loving or hating. Enjoy a Wild Ride brew while we play a game or two for this fun hour of books. You might even win a prize! (This book club meets again on October 8.) Looking to join a more traditional book club? Click here to check out the options available from your library.
All-New Learning Circle: Genealogy Basics
Join Deschutes Public Library's first learning circle and discover your family's history.  Genealogy is one of the more difficult types of research you can undertake, but it is also the most fascinating because it's all about you. If you're considering researching your own family tree, but don't know where to begin, join this fun and casual learning circle to get started. This six-week course begins on September 10; follow this link to learn more and to register.
Looking for Art? Check Us Out!
Each month a number of our libraries host art exhibits that feature the work of local and regional artists. From fiber art to oil painting and everything in between, talented artists help enliven our spaces with their creations. Stop by these libraries in September to take in the work on display. Some art works are even available for purchase: 

Downtown Bend: Farms-themed exhibit featuring the work of a variety of artists
Redmond: Fiber Art Quilts by Undercover Quilters Book Club and the High Desert Quilt Guild of Redmond; photographs and watercolors by Yancy Lael
Sisters: Photography by Linda Ziegenhagen; watercolors by Terri Dill-Simpson 
Sunriver: Mixed media by Patricia Freeman-Martin; ceramics and mixed media by Janet Akers
How Can We Help You?
Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions at any of our Open Lab sessions. You can find answers to your eReader questions and problem-solve with library staff when you take part in any of these free drop-in sessions. You can use a library computer, or bring your own. Need a different time? Just stop by the service desk at your library, or try  our Book-a-Librarian service.
East Bend Library: Looking for Volunteers
Our East Bend Library has room for few Saturday volunteers. If you're an early riser, we need someone from 8-10 a.m. for shelving materials and organizing and cleaning the children's area before the library opens. Other shifts for shelving materials on Saturdays are also available. Click here for more information about volunteering and to apply.
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. All digital resources (such as eBooks, downloadable audio books, streaming movies and music, databases, etc.) are available anytime, from anywhere you happen to be with an internet connection.
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DPL Events
Pick up your copy of the August/ September Events guide at your library or download here
Adult Event Spotlight
Cosmic Conversations: The Next Great Leap - 9/4 (D.Bend)
Find Your Next Read - 9/5 (Redmond)
Oregon & the Votes for Women Movement - 9/6 (Sunriver); 9/7 (E.Bend)
Learning Circle: Genealogy Basics - begins 9/10 (D.Bend)
Read What You Want Book Club - 9/10 (Wild Ride Brewing)
SCORE Small Business Counseling - 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 (D.Bend)
Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels - 9/14 (Sisters); 9/15 (D.Bend)
Let's Taco 'bout Organics - 9/17 (Natural Grocers)
Excel: Basics - 9/17 (D.Bend)
Android Basics - 9/17 (Sisters)
The Downtown Sewing Study - 9/18 - (D.Bend)
Writing an Effective Business Plan: Workshop - 9/18 (D.Bend)
The Life & Death of Democracies - 9/19 (D.Bend); 9/21 (Redmond)
Introduction to Finding Grants - 9/19 (D.Bend)
Adult Coloring Club - 9/21 (E.Bend); 9/28 (Redmond)
Should We Reform the Electoral College? - 9/24 ( E.Bend, Redmond)
eBook Downloads - 9/24 (E.Bend); 9/25 (Fika Sisters Coffee)
Excel: Budgets & Formulas - 9/24 (D.Bend)
A History of Anarchy - 9/25 (D.Bend)
History Pub Encore: Robert Sawyer, Conservation, & the Making of Central Oregon - 9/25 (E.Bend)
See Vaux's Swifts: Bend's Best Aerial Acrobats - 9/26 (D.Bend)
Beyond Block-Based Coding with Pencil Code - 9/26 (Redmond)
Foraging in the Fall: Central OR Mushrooms - 9/27 (La Pine)
What Democracy Is (and Isn't ) - 9/27 (D.Bend)
Music in Public Places: Central Oregon Symphony Musicians - 9/28 ( Redmond and La Pine)
China's Happy Ice-Snow Dream - 9/30 (D.Bend)
Quiet Writing Time with WCCO 9/9, 9/16, 9/23  (D.Bend); 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 (Redmond)   
High Desert Poetry Cell - 9/8 (D.Bend)
Data Poetics w/ Jenna Goldsmith - 9/10 (D.Bend)
Wordsmith Wednesdays - 9/11 (The Commons)
The Autobiographical Eye w/ Beth Alvarado - 9/28 (E.Bend)
Flashback Friday: Retro Board Games - 9/13 (Sisters)
Teen Lab9/18, 9/25 (D.Bend)
Hey Look Ma, I Made It! - 9/18 (Sunriver)
DIY Squishies - 9/25 (La Pine)
Taco Earbud Holders - 9/25 (Redmond)
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.  
Paws to Read - 9/5, 9/19 (E.Bend)
Picture Book Party - 9/14 (La Pine)
LEGO Block Party - 9/14 (Sisters); 9/25 (E.Bend)
Tallest Tower Challenge - 9/14 (Sunriver)
Build It!: Rain Gauges - 9/18 (La Pine)
Pajama Party - 9/24 (D.Bend)
En Espa ñol
Abogado en la Biblioteca - miércoles  (D.Bend)
Diviértete con Libros - 9/9, 9/16, 9/23 (Redmond); 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 (E.Bend); 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 (D.Bend)
Leer Crear Jugar - 9/11 (D.Bend)
Cultura y lectura - 9/24  (D.Bend)
Library Book Clubs
Downtown Bend: "Little Fires Everywhere" (9/12)
East Bend: "Small Country" (9/17)
La Pine: "Finding Dorothy" (9/19)
Redmond: "There There" (9/12); "The Alice Network" (9/23)
Sisters: "City of Light, City of Poison" (9/12); "The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore" (9/18)
Sunriver: "American Wolf" (9/11)
New Law Library Newsletter
 Deschutes Public Library is contracted by Deschutes County to serve as the county law library. The law library provides access to statutes, rules, cases, and other legal information through printed materials and electronic access. If you want to stay up-to-date with what's offered through the law library, be sure to sign up here for our new Law Library Briefs eNewsletter, which will be sent quarterly starting this fall.
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