Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
October 24, 2018
Author! Author! Presents: Sarah Vowell
After a great evening with Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Author! Author! turns its sights to Sarah Vowell, who joins us at Bend High on Thursday, November 15, as the second author in the literary series. Whether you know her from her books about American culture and history, from her work on This American Life, as the voice of Violet in The Incredibles, or through one of her many other projects, you're sure to enjoy the evening. Tickets are available at the door and online at the Deschutes Public Library Foundation's website.
It's Voting Time ... for Pumpkins!
The entries are in, and the Second Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest is now open for public voting! We received more than 50 creative entries and can't wait for you to see them. Pumpkins are decorated as book characters, and it's clear that our community's creativity knows no bounds. See them all here and vote for your favorite. One vote per person, please! The winners will be announced on our Facebook and Instagram pages on October 31.
Día de los Muertos at Your Library
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), is celebrated in Mexico on November 1 and 2---All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. It is a tradition that's been embraced by a growing number of people in the United States. Join us to celebrate and learn more about Day of the Dead with these free events:
Ready, Get Set, Write! NaNoWriMo is Here
November can mean football, Thanksgiving and pumpkin spice everything. But it also means writing: Nearly half a million people around the world set aside time every November to write their stories as part of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, which aims to get people of all ages to write 50,000 words by the end of the month. We're hosting weekly meetings at the East Bend Library to encourage writers to check in, cheer each other on, discuss technique and do some writing together. It all kicks off Oct. 27, and all events are free and open to people of all ages and skill levels. Find the full schedule of events here.
Book Clubs Here, Book Clubs There ... We Have Everything You Need! 
From classic to contemporary, and fiction to non-fiction, we host a variety of book clubs at all six of our library locations. If you have your own book club, we can help! We offer more than 200 kits of popular books for book clubs to check out. Each kit comes in a blue tote bag and contains 12 copies of the selected book and a reader's guide to help you with topics for discussion. Each kit can be checked out for up to two months. Find more information and a full list of available books here, and learn more about library-hosted book clubs here. Happy reading!
Coming Up in November: Know Water
Water is not only all around us---more than 70% of Earth's surface is water-covered---it makes up 60% of our bodies. Learn about all things water throughout November at your library; find a full listing of free events on our website here. Don't forget---the " Know Monsters" series of programs runs through October.
Friends of the Redmond Library's Book Sale
Great books at even better prices can be yours when you shop the Friends of the Redmond Library's half-off book sale, coming up Nov. 2 and 3 inside the Friends shop at the Redmond Library. All books are half-off for this sale, and Friends of the Redmond Library members receive a fourth book free of equal or lesser value.
  - 11/2: 10:00-noon, members only;  noon-4:30, public
  - 11/3: 10:00-noon, members only;  noon-4:30 public
You can become a member for as little as $5 for students and seniors, and $7 for individuals.
Library Locations & Hours
From Sisters and Redmond in northern Deschutes Country, to La Pine and Sunriver to the south, we have six libraries to serve your needs, including two in Bend. We had more than 830,000 visits to our six libraries in the 2017/2018 fiscal year. Thank you for making the library a part of your life!   Click here for complete list of locations and hours. 
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DPL Events
Pick up your copy of the new October/November Events guide at your library or download here.
Event Spotlight
Monsters of Death & Desire - 10/24 (D. Bend)
Introduction to Finding Grants - 10/25 (D. Bend)
History's Real Monsters - 10/27 (E. Bend); 10/30 (Redmond)
Modern Monsters - 10/29 (D. Bend)
Coding Camp I - 10/30 (D. Bend)
Repair Cafe - 10/30 (Redmond)
SCORE Small Business Counseling - 10/30, 11/6 , 11/13 (D. Bend)
History Pub Encore: History of the Ouija Board - 10/31 (E. Bend)
Music in Public Places: String Quartet - 11/3 (La Pine)
Music in Public Places: Brass Quintet - 11/3 (Redmond)
Beginning Watercolor Techniques - 11/4 (D. Bend); 11/8 (Sisters)
Page to Screen: Ready Player One - 11/5 (Tin Pan Theater)
Coding Camp II - 11/6 (D. Bend)
Mirror Pond & the Water Pageant - 11/6 (D. Bend); 11/15 (Sunriver)
Coding Camp III - 11/13 (D. Bend)
Volcano Veggies: Taste the Difference - 11/13 (Sisters & D. Bend)
Whychus: The Reimagining & Rebirth of a Forgotten Creek - 11/14 (Redmond)
Save the Date:
A Novel Idea... Unveiled | Dec. 1
Join us for a great evening and be among the first to know the book selected for A Novel Idea 2019. It's a fun event with light appetizers, trivia, prizes, a silent auction, and more.
NaNoWriMo Kick Off - 10/27 (D. Bend)
Author Nicole Meier - 10/28 (D. Bend)
NaNoWriMo Week 2 - 11/8 (E. Bend)
The Lifespan of Mentorship - 11/11 (D. Bend)
Poetry for Prose Writers, Pt.2 - 11/12 (D. Bend)
NaNoWriMo Week 3 - 11/15 (E. Bend)
Write Here: Teen Writing Group - 10/26 (D. Bend)
Monster Cupcake Wars - 10/26 (E. Bend)
Worthy Hopservatory for Teens - 11/8 (Worthy Observatory)
Upcycle This: Book Hedgehogs - 11/9 (D. Bend)
Animal Crafts - 11/10 (Redmond)
Monsterific Beasts - 11/10 (E. Bend); 11/13 (Sunriver); 11/14 (La Pine)
No-bake Holiday Treats - 11/14 (Redmond) 
Pumpkin Spice Party - 11/16 (D. Bend)
LEGO Block Party - 10/24 (E. Bend); 11/10 (Redmond)
Pumpkin Party - 10/27 (Sisters)
Day of the Dead Activities - 11/1 (Redmond)
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.  
Storytime @Rosland Elem. - For pre-K children to get used to being at an elementary school; all are welcome; 11/2, 11/16
Paws to Read - Build reading confidence with a dog; 10/31, 11/20  (E. Bend)
Animal Adventures - 10/24 & 11/14 (D. Bend); 11/5 (Redmond); 11/6 (E. Bend); 11/6 (Sisters); 11/13 (La Pine); 11/13 (Sunriver)
Actividades del Dia de los Muertos - 11/1 (Redmond)
Cultura y Lectura - 11/3 (Redmond)
Leer, Crear, Jugar - 11/6 (Redmond)
D. Bend - "Assassination Vacation" (11/8); "The Essays" (11/13)
E. Bend - "Assassination Vacation" (11/20)
La Pine - "The Wordy Shipmates" (11/15)
Redmond - "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States" (11/8)
Sisters - "Educated" (11/8); "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States" (11/28)
Sunriver - "The Wordy Shipmates" (11/13)
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