Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
May 22-June 12, 2019
Our Summer Recommendations--Including Books on Our "Want to Read" Lists
It's just a few more weeks until the official start of summer, which means it's time to get your summer reading queued up! We recently asked library staff to give us some book ideas. We asked for a recommendation AND a book that they're looking forward to reading (or listening to) this summer. It's a great list! Be sure to check it out here. You can add holds for up to 15 print items and 15 digital items, so now is the time to build your own stack of books to read and listen to this summer!
Summertime = Library Fun Time! 
Summer also means it's almost time for our annual Summer Reading Program! This year's theme is A Universe of Stories, and there's something for all ages and interests, including fun trivia, great programs, free books, awesome prizes, and more. Keep an eye out for your June/July events guide, or head over to our online calendar now to browse through all the amazing things happening this summer! All library programs are ALWAYS free, but some require advance registration due to space limitations, so be sure to check out the calendar (programs that require advance registration include a red asterisk).  
Fuel Your Wanderlust with These Programs
As the weather warms up, many people begin planning for their upcoming summer adventures. If you're looking for inspiration, or just want to go along for the ride, be sure to check out these upcoming programs. Then lace up your boots and get ready to hit the trail!
Heather "Anish" Anderson: Triple Crown Backpacker - 6/1Named "National Geographic Adventurer of the Year," Anderson boasts many titles, including  Endurance Adventurer, Trail Runner, Thru-Hiker, Author, Speaker  and Ultimate Direction Fastest Known Time of the Year.
Himalaya Bound: A Journey with Nomads in North India - 6/9Author and photographer Michael Benanav's award-winning book, "Himalaya Bound: One Family's Quest to Save Their Animals and an Ancient Way of Life," includes remarkable images of nomadic life in the jungles and mountains of north India. 
Grantmakers Panel for Nonprofits
Do you work for a nonprofit, or are you interested in starting your own? Be sure to join us on June 4 at the Downtown Bend Library when funders discuss their grants for nonprofits. Deschutes Public Library, in partnership with the Nonprofit Assoc. of Oregon, hosts this Grantmakers Panel, which is a great opportunity to get an inside look at some of our local foundations--including The Oregon Community Foundation and Meyer Memorial Trust--and their grant processes. Space is limited and registration is required; register early to secure your spot.
Introducing Our First Writer in Residence
We're excited to host author Christopher Boucher for three programs in June, including a day as a Writer in Residence! Writers can make appointments for one-on-one coaching with Boucher during his in-library office hours on June 17. Register here, then follow the instructions to reserve your time slot. In addition, Boucher will host a writing workshop on June 16 (registration required), as well as do a reading from his third novel, "Big Giant Floating Head." Boucher serves as part of the OSU-Cascades Low Residency Creative Writing MFA faculty.
Print. Digital. Audio. Read Any Way You Like!
If you're planning summer adventures, remember your library can go with you! Whether you check out books to take on the road, stream audiobooks to listen to on the way, or download eBooks to save precious packing space, we have the format to suit your preferences. Browse the catalog anytime, from anywhere you have internet access, and use the Libby or OverDrive apps for quick and easy downloading and streaming. If you need help learning how to download or stream digital books and audiobooks, we're here for you! You can attend a free class or open lab at your library, or ask for a free appointment for one-on-one help (541-617-7050).
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DPL Events
Pick up your copy of the April/May Events guide at your library or download here. Look for the June/July Events guide--filled with Summer Reading Programs--in libraries in the last week of May.
Adult Event Spotlight
Machines as the Measure of Men? - 5/22 (Sisters)
Android Basics - 5/24 (Redmond)
Word Basics - 5/31 (Redmond)
Adult Coloring Club - 5/25 (Redmond)
SCORE Small Business Counseling5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18 (D.Bend)
eBook Downloads - 5/28 (E.Bend)
Intro to Denim Mending - 5/29 (D. Bend)
Friends of the Redmond Library Book Sale - 5/31 & 6/1 (Redmond)
Astrology & Your Connection to the Cosmos - 6/2 (D. Bend)
Community Questions - 6/3 (D. Bend)
Grantmakers Panel - 6/4 (D. Bend)
Himalaya Bound - 6/9 (D. Bend)
Meteorites - 6/11 (Redmond)
Our New Place in the Universe - 6/14 (Sisters); 6/15 (D. Bend)
Breaking News from the Universe - 6/14 (Sunriver); 6/15 (Redmond)
Friends of the La Pine Library Sidewalk Sale - 6/15 (La Pine)
Quiet Writing Time with WCCO - 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 (D.Bend); 5/28, 6/4, 6/11 (Redmond) 
Central Oregon Writers Guild: Character Sketch - 6/11 (D. Bend)
Not Knowing with Christopher Boucher - 6/16 (D.Bend)
Christopher Boucher Reads - 6/16 (D. Bend)
Office Hours with Christopher Boucher - 6/17 (D. Bend)
En Espa ñol
Abogado en la Biblioteca - miércoles  (D.Bend)
Action Figure Terrariums - 5/23 (D. Bend)
Easy DIY Bulletin Boards - 5/29 (Redmond)
Write Here Teen Writing Group - 5/31 (D. Bend)
Galaxy Slime - 6/15 (E. Bend)
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.  NOTE: Storytimes resume June 10.
LEGO BLock Party - 5/22 (E.Bend)
Paws to Read - 5/23 (E.Bend)
Animal Adventures - 5/28 (La Pine & Sunriver); 5/29 (D. Bend);  
Music, Movement & Stories - 6/12 (D. Bend)
Family Fun - 6/11 (Sunriver); 6/13 (La Pine)
D. Bend - "Beauty in the Broken Places" ( 6/13)
E. Bend - "Grandma Gatewood's Walk" (6/18)
La Pine - "The Whistling Season" (6/20)
Redmond  - "Room" (6/3); "The Music Shop" (6/13); "In a Dark, Dark Wood" (6/24)
Sisters - "The Zookeeper's Wife" (5/23); "Paris by the Book" (5/29); "The Huntress" (6/26
Sunriver - "The Lost Girls of Paris" (6/12)
Library Locations & Hours
You'll find us at six locations in Deschutes county; click here for locations and hours. NOTE all libraries will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  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. 
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