Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
February 27-March 20, 2019
All libraries will open at noon on Wednesday, February 27, and close at 6:00 p.m.
For the latest on weather-related closures, be sure to visit our website and social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).
Get Your Tickets Now for Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Richard Russo on March 14!
The seventh annual Author! Author! literary series wraps up on March 14 when award-winning author Richard Russo takes the stage. Russo is the author of eight novels, most recently  Everybody's Fool  and  That Old Cape Magic . He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for his novel  Empire Falls Enjoy a fun, literary evening out at this culminating event, which includes a no-host bar at  The Riverhouse on the Deschutes. 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.
A Plethora of Write Here Programs in March
If you're a writer, or have dreams of taking the first steps toward publishing your own work, be sure to check out the workshops and events available through the library's Write Here! series of monthly programs. These free sessions and readings are a great way to hone your craft while engaging in the local writing community. Click here for a full look at what's coming up in March, including:  

 - Workshop: Selling the Story or How to Write a Book Proposal

 - Reading: Ellen Waterston

 - Workshop: Flash Fiction

 - Local Authors' Fair

 - Workshop: Spring Into Poetry

 - Quiet Writing Time with the WCCO

 - Central Oregon Writers Guild

Writing Programs for Teens and Tweens
"The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words." (William H. Gass) It's been said that authors don't write because they want to; they write because they have to. Teens and tweens with the need to write have a home at the library! This March we host a number of free writing programs just for teens and tweens. Follow the links below to learn more about each session.

 - Write Here Teen Writing Group: March 1, 15 (D. Bend)

 - Tween Writing Camp: March 5, 12, 19 (Sisters)

 - River Writing Workshop: March 9 (E. Bend)

Save the Date! Youth Lit Fest is April 6
Whether you're interested in writing for children and young adults, or simply enjoy youth literature, the Youth Lit Fest is the place to be on April 6! Join in on a full day of engaging workshops and presentations by authors and illustrators, as well as a publishing representative of books for children and teens. The day is free, but registration for the Youth Lit Fest is required. Register online here.  
Not Your Average Jo(e)!
We have plenty of Jo(e) to go around: Joe Stalin, G.I. Joe, and Jo March are only some of the anything-but-ordinary characters we will get to know this March at Deschutes Public Library. Join in on these free programs, where you can also try your hand at painting with some good ol' Joe (coffee) and even take cues from an expert mushroom hunter with more than 30 years' experience teaching Average Joes to forage in Central Oregon. Click here for a full event listing
Your Business is Our Business: We're Here to Help
Whether you're thinking about starting a small business or have owned one for years, a good business plan is an important strategic tool. Businesses in the planning stages can use a good plan to help secure funding or investment, and established businesses can use a new or revised plan to focus on areas of potential growth and risk. Begin or refine your business plan with the help of SCORE mentors and your library. Register now for a SCORE business plan workshop: March 20 at the Downtown Bend Library, and March 26 at the Redmond Library.
Storytime Spotlight: Perfect for Babies & Toddlers
Children are never too young to develop a love of books and skills that will prepare them for reading. You can help foster this important step in early literacy by exposing your child to the stories, songs, and movements you'll find at our Baby Steps, Mother Goose & More, and Toddlin' Tales storytimes. While we host a variety of fun and engaging storytimes for young children, these sessions in particular are perfect for children from birth to age three. Check page two of your Events guide or visit our website here for storytime locations, dates, and times.
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: Redmond Library/Mar. 22 open at 1:00 p.m. | East Bend/Mar. 15 open at 1:00 p.m.  All  digital resources (eBooks, audio books, streaming music and movies, databases , etc.) are available anytime, from anywhere you happen to be with an internet connection. 
DPL Events
Pick up your copy of the February/ March Events guide at your library or download here
Adult Event Spotlight
Free Tax Help - weekends (D. Bend)
Dove String Quartet - 3/2 (Redmond)
String Quartet - 3/2 (Sisters)
Classical Guitar/Matthew Gwinup - 3/3 (D.Bend)
Community Questions - 3/4 (D.Bend)
Savvy Online Search Skills - 3/5 (D. Bend)
SCORE Small Bus. Counseling - 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 (D. Bend)
How Did Stalin Become Stalin? - 3/7 (E.Bend); 3/19 (Redmond)
Mushroom Hunting - 3/8 (Sunriver); 3/9 (D.Bend)
Gmail Management - 3/8 (Redmond); 3/15 (E.Bend); 3/29 (Sisters)
Kayaking the Inside Passage - 3/12 (Sisters)
Online Privacy - 3/12 (D. Bend)
Intro to Finding Grants - 3/14 (D. Bend)
G.I. Joe - 3/16 (Redmond); 3/18 (D.Bend)
Jo March Was Not a Little Woman - 3/17 (D.Bend)
Intro to eBay - 3/19 (D. Bend)
Workshop: Writing an Effective Business Plan - 3/20 (D.Bend); 3/26 (Redmond)
Excel Business Basics - 3/22 (Redmond)
Adult Coloring Fun - 3/23 (Redmond)
Quiet Writing Time with WCCO - 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 (D. Bend); 3/5, 3/12, 3/19  (Redmond)
Ellen Waterston - 3/10 (D. Bend)
Central Oregon Writers Guild - 3/12 (D. Bend)
Local Authors' Fair - 3/16 (D. Bend)
Spring Into Poetry Workshop - 3/16 (Redmond)
How to Write a Book Proposal - 3/19 (D. Bend)
Flash Fiction Workshop - 3/24 (D. Bend)
Eventos en Espanol
Encuentre una lista completa de eventos en español aqui­

Diviértete con Libros - 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21   (D.Bend); 3/6, 3/13, 3/20  (Redmond); 3/1, 3/8, 3/22 (E.Bend)
Cultura y Lectura - 3/2 (Redmond); 3/26 (D.Bend)
Leer, Crear, Jugar - 3/5 (Redmond); 3/13 (D.Bend)
Sala Abierta de Computacion - 3/6, 3/20 (D. Bend)
Abogado en la Biblioteca - 3/6 (D. Bend)
Write Here: Teen Writing Group  - 3/1, 3/15 (D.Bend)
Teen Writing Camp - 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 (Sisters)
Tween Breakout Room - 3/8 (D.Bend)
River Writing Workshop - 3/9 (E.Bend)
Intro to Dungeons & Dragons - 3/9 (Redmond)
Slime Lab - 3/13 ( La Pine & Sunriver)
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 - 2/27, 3/13 (D.Bend); 3/4, 3/18 (Redmond); 3/5, 3/19 (E.Bend); 3/5, 3/19 (Sisters); 3/12 (La Pine); 3/12 (Sunriver)
Storytime at Buckingham Elem. - 3/14 (Buckingham)
Celebrate Wolf in the Snow - 3/23 (E. Bend)
LEGO Block Party2/27 (E. Bend); 3/29 (Redmond)
Rippin' Reptiles - 3/9 (Redmond)
Royal Tea Party - 3/9 (Sisters)
D. Bend - "Astoria" (3/14)
E. Bend - "Before the Fall" (3/19)
La Pine - "Rocket Men" (3/21)
Redmond - "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" (3/14)
Sisters - "Rocket Men" (3/27
Sunriver - "Rocket Men" (3/12)
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