Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
October 16-November 6, 2019
Spooky Staff Picks for October
We love fall! It's a great time to curl up with a good book (or five), and some of our favorite books during this time of year are the ones that turn up the chill factor. We asked staff to give us their favorite recommendations for spooky books and movies; you'll find the full list here. East Bend librarian Chandra is our go-to person for the scary and spooktacular; you'll also find a big list of her recommendations here. And remember--it's okay to leave the lights on.
Think & Drink with Author Rich Benjamin
What's it like to live in a magnificent place--that's also a White utopia? Join a lively conversation about Bend, community, belonging, social values, and the state of whiteness in America when author Rich Benjamin joins us for a Think & Drink conversation on 10/21 at 10 Barrel EastsideBetween 2007 and 2009, Benjamin embarked on a 26,909-mile journey through some of the whitest and least racially diverse--and fastest growing--communities in the United States, including Bend. His travels resulted in the book Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America, which was selected as an Editor's Choice by Booklist and The American Library Association. If you cannot make it to the conversation, you can follow along via our Facebook livestream beginning at 7:00pm on 10/21. Benjamin will also take part in a conversation on "What's Race Got to Do with It?" on 10/21 at noon at OSU-Cascades.
Author! Author! Season Tickets on Sale Now
Season tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Author! Author! Literary Series. This season the Library Foundation focuses on three authors, who will all visit in the first three months of the year. This line-up of bestselling authors includes Barry Lopez (Arctic Dreams), Susan Orlean (The Library Book), and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma). Series tickets are $75 for general admission, or $210 for premiere seating and invitations to the author receptions. Tickets for individual presentations are on sale starting October 22 (subject to availability) for $25 per author. The Author! Author! Literary Series is a fundraiser for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation, which raises funds to support library programs and services that are not paid for with tax dollars. 
Learn About & Celebrate Día de los Muertos
Join us on 11/3 at the Downtown Bend Library and explore the rich folk traditions of Mexico with performances by Renee Sanchez and Lili Ana Cabrera, students from Bear Creek Folk Ballet Group, and musical performance by Miguel de Alonso, Billy Mickleson, and Yolanda Alicia. E xplore the ofrenda created by Renee Sanchez and her students, hear how it was constructed, and what key elements make this event so unique. Join us afterwards for sugar skull decorating.
El 3 de noviembre:  Venga a disfrutar las ricas tradiciones folclóricas de México con presentaciones por Renee Sanchez y Lili Ana Cabrera, los estudiantes del Grupo de Ballet Folclórico de Bear Creek e interpretaciones musicales por Miguel Alonso; Billy Mickleson; y Yolanda Alicia.  Explore la ofrenda creada por Renee Sanchez y sus estudiantes; escuche sobre cómo fue construida y cuales elementos claves hacen que este evento sea tan especial. Después únase con nosotros para decorar calaveras de azúcar.
El 1 de noviembre  en Redmond, también tendremos una celebración la tradición de Día de los Muertos. El evento incluye la decoración de calaveritas de azúcar, familia, bocadillos y más.
Halloween Fun at Your Library
No tricks, just treats for the Halloween season at your library! Be sure to stop by your library and check out all of the pumpkins entered in our annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest (you can vote online for your favorite starting 10/20; find the voting link on our Facebook page on 10/20). In addition, we have Halloween fun happening all over the district! 
Spooktacular Tricks & Treats: 10/19 (La Pine)
Pumpkin Party: 10/26 (Sisters and Sunriver); 10/29 (D.Bend); 10/30 (E.Bend)
And be sure to check out these programs for adults:
Stories to Rattle Your Bones: 10/30 (Sunriver & D.Bend)
The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe: 10/30 (E.Bend)
Haunted High Escape Room: 10/30 (Sunriver)
Friends of the Libraries Week
October 20-26 is National Friends of the Library Week. Deschutes Public Library is grateful for the support we receive from all of the Friends organizations affiliated with the library; you can learn more about them here. And be sure to check our some upcoming book sales hosted by the Friends:
11/1, 11/2: Half-off Book Sale (Redmond Friends)
11/9, 11/10: Fall and Holiday Book Sale (Bend Friends)
New Newsletter for Small Businesses
We have a new eNewsletter just for small business owners and people interested in starting their own businesses. Sign up here to receive emails that highlight all of the free resources, workshops, and services available to small businesses through the library. Emails will be sent no more than four times a year and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Redmond Library: Growing for the Future
Redmond is one of Central Oregon's fastest-growing communities. What does this growth mean for the future of the library? Join us at the Redmond Library on 11/7 at 6:30 p.m. and meet architects who will discuss realistic and fiscally responsible ways in which the current library can meet the needs of the community's expanding population. Everyone is invited to attend and meet the architects and provide feedback on preliminary ideas and designs.
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, databases, etc.) are available anytime, from anywhere you happen to be with an internet connection.
DPL Events
Pick up your copy of the new October/November Events guide at your library, or download here
Adult Event Spotlight
SCORE Workshop: Choosing a Business Structure - 10/16 (D.Bend)
Downtown  Bend Sewing Study - 10/16 (D.Bend)
The Allure of Terror - 10/16 (E.Bend)
The Canterville Ghost Preview - 10/17 (Cascades Theatrical Co.)
Adult Coloring Fun - 10/19 (E.Bend); 10/26 (Redmond)
Open Hub Singing Club - 10/19 (Redmond)
Allyship in Action: Disrupting Racism Workshop - 10/20 (D.Bend)
What's Race Got to Do with It? - 10/21 (OSU-Cascades)
Repair Cafe - 10/21 (Redmond)
Think & Drink w/ Rich Benjamin - 11/21 (10 Barrel East)
Intro to eBay - 10/22 (D.Bend)
eBook Downloads - 10/22 (E.Bend); 10/30 (Fika Sisters)
SCORE Small Business Counseling - 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 (D.Bend)
Timeslips: Creative Storytelling for People w/ Memory Loss - 10/24 (Redmond)
Health Literacy: Drug Disposal and Healthy Communities - 10/25 (D.Bend)
Android Camera Basics - 10/25 (Redmond)
Community Questions: On Cultural Norms - 10/26 (E.Bend)
Intro to Craigslist - 10/29 (D.Bend)
Stories to Rattle Your Bones - 10/30 ( Sunriver and D.Bend)
Haunted High Escape Room - 10/30 (Sunriver)
History Pub Encore: The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe - 10/30 (E.Bend)
Dia de los muertos - 11/3 (D.Bend)
Community Conversations: Homelessness in Our Community - 11/4 (D.Bend)
Coding Camp I - 11/5 (D.Bend)
Cosmic Conversations: 2019 Space Exploration Review - 11/6 (D.Bend)
DIY Newspaper Crafts - 11/6 (Sunriver); 11/16 (DIY Cave)
Famous Journalists of Our Times - 11/6 (Redmond); 11/11 (D.Bend
What's Killing America's Newspapers? - 11/7 (D.Bend)
The Printing Press & American Broadsides - 11/8 (Sisters); 11/13 (E.Bend)
Intro to Finding Grants - 11/8 (Redmond)
Quiet Writing Time with WCCO - 10/21, 10/2811/4  (D.Bend); 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 (Redmond)   
How to Make the Most of NaNoWriMo - 10/28 (D.Bend)
Writing for Youth: Voice, Pace, and Respecting Your Audience - 11/2 (D.Bend)
Teen Lab 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6  (D.Bend)
Pumpkin Palooza - 10/16 (La Pine)
Sugar & Spice - 10/30 (Redmond)
The Haunting Escape Room - 10/30 (Sunriver)
Hey Look Ma, I Made It - 11/2 (E.Bend)
Teen Robot Lab - 11/6 (Redmond)
Kerbal Space Program - 11/9 (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.  
Kids Camp - 10/16 (D.Bend)
Paws to Read - 10/17 (E.Bend)
Spooktacular Tricks & Treats - 10/19 (La Pine)
Celebrate American Folk Music w/ Terrence Smith  - 10/22 (D.Bend) 
DIY Mini-Piñatas - 10/23 (La Pine)
Pumpkin Party - 10/26 (Sisters & Sunriver); 10/29 (D.Bend); 10/30 (E.Bend)
Stories & Stretches - 10/28 (D.Bend)
Science Storytime - 11/1 (Redmond)
High Desert Stories - 11/4 (D.Bend); 11/7 (Sunriver); 11/12 (Sisters); 11/18 (E.Bend); 11/20 (La Pine); 11/22 (Redmond)
En Espa ñol
Abogado en la Biblioteca - miércoles  (D.Bend)
Diviértete con Libros - 10/16, 10/30, 11/6 (Sisters); 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7 (D.Bend); 10/21, 10/28, 11/4 (Redmond); 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 (E.Bend)
Cultura y lectura - 10/24 (Redmond); 10/29 (D.Bend)
Día de los Muertos - 11/1 (Redmond); 11/3 (D.Bend)
Library Book Clubs
Downtown Bend: "The Library Book" (11/14)
East Bend: "The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore" (11/19)
La Pine: "The Gown" (11/21)
Redmond: "Transcription" (10/28); "American Wolf" (11/14)
Sisters: "The Wife" (10/23); "The Boys in the Boat" (11/14)
Sunriver: "The Feather Thief" (11/13)
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