Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
August 1, 2018
Summer Reading Finale with Red Yarn in Concert
Bring your picnic and a blanket and listen to Red Yarn weave folk song and puppetry into a high-energy show for all ages. Bicycle giveaway and other prizes! This August 14 concert wraps up the  Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program. Red Yarn's concert encourages audiences to sing, dance, stomp, clap, and celebrate the multicultural musical heritage of the USA. Andy Furgeson, a.k.a. Red Yarn, has taught music and puppetry to thousands of students, and touched the lives of countless families with his songs, puppets, and positive messages. This fun and free family show begins at 6:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Bend-La Pine Schools administration building (across from the Downtown Bend Library). We hope to see you there!
Play with Poetry for a Chance to Win $300
Join us for Words on a Mic with MOsley WOtta on August 3 at Bright Place Gallery in Bend, when we'll spend an evening celebrating spoken word poetry. You can listen in, or take part in the open mic poetry competition for a chance to win the $300 cash prize! All forms and genres of written and spoken word are welcome.  Hosted by Jason McNeal Graham, known professionally as  MOsley WOtta All ages, though some poetry may contain adult subject matter. Starts at 6:00 p.m.; free.
We Want to Hear from You
The library is focused on creating dynamic, relevant and innovative services, resources, and spaces to serve Deschutes County residents for decades to come. We are gathering feedback and would love to hear from YOU! We hope you will attend an upcoming one-hour Community Conversation in August. We need your ideas and feedback to create a vision for the future of our communities and the library. Please join the conversation on the following days:
  - Downtown Bend Library, August 15, 6:00 p.m.
  - La Pine Library, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
  - East Bend Library, August 23, 6:00 p.m. 
  - Sunriver Library, August 28, 6:00 p.m. 
  - Sisters Library, August 29, 6:00 p.m.
  - Redmond Library, August 30, 6:00 p.m.
Get Kids Ready for Kindergarten with Storytime
Starting kindergarten can be an exciting time--but it can also be a little frightening. Join us at your library for a special storytime just for those children entering kindergarten in September. We'll focus on the positive through silly stories and songs. There will be plenty of fun, including a craft, and children will leave with something special for their backpack. 
  - August 22: Redmond Library, D. Bend Library
  - August 23: La Pine Library
Know Pot(s) throughout August at Your Library
From container gardening to a friendly but fierce Crock-Pot cook off to understanding the past, present and future of Deschutes County marijuana grow policy, we're exploring all things pot(s) this August. Let's stir it up! All programs are free and open to the public; follow links below for more information:

  - Medical Cannabis (8/1, D. Bend)
  - Tour Tumalo Lavender Farm (8/10, Tumalo)
  - Crock Pot Throw Down (8/17, La Pine)
  - Mata Ortiz Pottery (8/18, Sunriver; 8/26, D. Bend)
  - Medical Uses of CBD & Hemp ( 8/20, D. Bend)
  - Deschutes County's Marijuana Program & Pending Changes      ( 8/21, Redmond; 8/22, Sisters; 8/22, D. Bend)
  - Constitutionality of Marijuana ( 8/27, D. Bend)
  - Container Gardening ( 8/28, Redmond; 8/29, D. Bend)
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DPL Events
Pick up your copy of the all-new August/September Events guide at your library or download here
Event Spotlight
History Pub Encore: Billy the Kid - 8/1 (E. Bend)
Page to Screen: "Room" - 8/6 (Tin Pan Theater)
eBook Downloads - 8/8 (Sisters)
Celtic Harpist David Helfand & Violinist Justin Lader - 8/25 ( Sisters and Sunriver); 8/26 (D. Bend)

See left column for "Know Pot(s)" programs in August.
Words on a Mic with MOWO - 8/3 (Bright Place Gallery, Bend)
Quiet Writing Time with WCCO - 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 (D. Bend)
Screenwriting Pt. 4 - 8/9 (Redmond)
Haiku Workshop - 8/11 (E. Bend)
One Breath Haiku - 8/12 (D. Bend)
Get Yourself to a Residency - 8/13 (D. Bend)
Anansi the Rocking Spider  - 8/1 (Sisters and Redmond); 8/2 (D. Bend)
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo - 8/1 (Sunriver)
Sing Me a Story - 8/3 (E. Bend)
LEGO Block Party - 8/11 (Redmond)
Lip Sync Battle & Karaoke Party  - 8/1 (D. Bend)
Rockin' Bracelets & Keychains - 8/7 (Sisters)
STEAM Team: DIY Operation Game - 8/8 (D. Bend)
Moon Rocks & Geodes - 8/18 (E. 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; 8/10, 8/16 (E. Bend)
D. Bend - "Sometimes a Great Notion" (8/9); "The Yearling" (8/28)
E. Bend - "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend" (8/21)
La Pine - "Elizabeth and Hazel" (8/16)
Redmond - "Martin Marten" (8/9
Sisters - "The Girls of Atomic City" (8/9); "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" (8/22)
Sunriver - "Crazy Rich Asians" (8/14)
Library Locations & Hours
We have six locations throughout Deschutes County to serve you.  Click here  for locations and hours. 
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