Deschutes Public Library "In the Know" Newsletter
January 16 -February 6, 2019
Do You Resolve to Help Others in 2019?
The difference volunteering makes in the lives of others has been well documented, but did you know that helping others also helps the actual volunteers themselves? If you're  looking to benefit others while also improving your own life, you'll find new ways to help your community with the upcoming Volunteer Expo at the Downtown Bend Library on January 27. Stop in anytime between noon and 3:00 p.m. to meet with representatives from a variety of organizations including the Bethlehem Inn, Healing Reins, the Assistance League of Bend, St. Charles Health System and many more. Click here for more information.
New Computer Series Helps Beginners Build Skills
Technology can help people connect with family and friends, explore learning interests, and even open up personal and professional opportunities. But the fast-moving nature of technology can also create barriers. That's where we come in! Our robust offering of free computer classes will have even the most hesitant computer user up and running in no time. The Downtown Bend Library is grouping its computer classes into sets of series that provide clear paths for learning and improvement. You can take one session or a full series. Click here to learn more about these classes and how to register for the one that's right for you! 
  • Computer Starter Pack - Intro to Windows 10; Intro to the Cloud; Intro to Facebook
  • Online Smarts - Fake News & Information Literacy; Savvy Search Skills; Online Privacy
  • Buying & Selling Online - Intro to eBay; Intro to Facebook Marketplace; Intro to Craigslist
  • Spreadsheet Starter Pack - Excel: Basics; Excel: Budgets & Formulas; Excel: Charts & Graphs
  • Coding Camp: Build a Webpage - Structure with HTML; Design with CSS; Interact with Javascript
Mark Your Calendars: Colum McCann on Feb. 21
Author! Author! continues on Feb. 21 with award-winning author Colum McCann. He is  the author of six novels and three collections of stories. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, McCann is the recipient of many international honors, including the National Book Award for his novel  Let the Great World Spin . Buy your tickets now at  (NOTE: Author! Author! presentations move to The Riverhouse on the Deschutes for Colum McCann and Richard Russo.) 
Write Here! Expands Locations and Offerings
Happy one year birthday to our successful Write Here series of programs! Write Here supports Central Oregon writers of all levels and genres--and the program is growing! In February we add Quiet Writing Time at the Redmond Library, and the Central Oregon Writers Guild begins hosting their monthly meetings at the Downtown Bend Library. Click here for a full listing of upcoming workshops, readings, and more. 
Let Us Help You on Your Job Search
Are you looking for a job? Is your resume up-to-date? Would you like to have an expert review your current resume and provide suggestions for changes? Learn how you can update your resume to get the job you want during this free interactive workshop on January 24 at the Downtown Bend Library. Learn about career resources, get pointers about best practices for the job search and creating resumes, and have your resume reviewed by professionals. Class size is limited, so registration is recommended; register online here
We're Looking for Preschool Storytime Volunteers
A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words has a definite advantage. Deschutes Public Library trains volunteers to go into area preschools and do weekly story times that help the library in its mission to develop critical early literacy skills in our county's children. If you'd like to join our Read Rhyme Romp Storytime volunteers in the Bend area, be sure to attend this mandatory training on February 1. If you have questions before attending, be sure to contact Julie via the contact information here. Find a video about volunteering here.
Friends of the Bend Libraries Winter Book Sale
Great books at even better prices can be yours when you shop the Friends of the Bend Libraries half-off book sale, coming up Jan. 26 and 27. You'll find amazing deals on thousands of used books in all genres, from fiction to non-fiction and children to adults. 
  • 1/26: 9-10:30, members only; 10:30-4:00 public
  • 1/27: 1-4:00; 50% off all books (except orange sticker books)
Want to get first crack at the sale? You can  become a member  for as little as $5 for students and seniors, and $10 for individuals. Find more information here.
Resource Spotlight: Mango Languages
Research shows that the cognitive benefits of learning a new language are vast--from improved memory and enhanced comprehension to better listening skills. Whether you're traveling abroad in 2019 or simply want to reap the rewards of learning a new language, your Library is here to help! Check out Mango Languages, our free language learning resource. Mango features c onversation and film-based digital resources to help you learn more than 70 languages (including English) from just about anywhere. Get started today; all you need is your library card number and PIN!
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DPL Events
Pick up your copy of the December/ January Events guide at your library or download here. Look for the new February/March Events guide the last week of January.
Coming in February: Know Less
Click here or the image below for a full list of programs and times.
Event Spotlight
The Evolution of Russian Iconography - 1/16 (Redmond)
SCORE Workshop: How to Write a Business Plan - 1/16 (D. Bend)
eBook Downloads - 1/18 (Redmond); 1/22 ( D. Bend, E. Bend)
SCORE Small Business Counseling - 1/22, 1/29, 2/5  (D. Bend)
Artist Reception - 1/25 (Sisters)
Russian Folktale's World - 1/25 (La Pine); 1/26 (E. Bend)
Downloading Digital Movies & Magazines - 1/25 (Redmond); 1/29 (D. Bend)
Music in Public Places w/ C.O. Symphony - 1/26 (Redmond/ StringQuartet, Sisters/Flute & Guitar)
Ra-Ra-Rasputin -  1/30 (D. Bend)
Less is Best - 2/1 (La Pine); 2/5 (D. Bend); 2/6 (Redmond)
The Continuum of Meditation - 2/2 (D. Bend)
Free Tax Prep Sessions - 2/2, 2/32/9 (D. Bend)
Page to Screen: Black Panther - 2/4 (Tin Pan Theater)
Community Questions - 2/4 (D. Bend)
Intro to Windows 10 - 2/5 (D. Bend)
Diversity in Our Community: Telling Our Stories - 2/6 (D. Bend)
Waste: Why Less Matters - 2/7 (E. Bend); 2/8 (Sunriver)
Microsoft Word Basics - 2/8 (Redmond)
Open Mic - 1/20 (D. Bend)
Art of the Query Letter - 1/22 (D. Bend)
Quiet Writing Time with WCCO - 1/28, 2/4 (D. Bend);  2/5 (Redmond)
Heads Up 7 Up! Playwriting Workshop - 2/9 (D. Bend)
Poets Janice Rubin & Jack Lorts - 2/10 (D. Bend)
Mixed Media Winter Art Workshop - 1/19 (Sisters)
Write Here Teen Writing Group - 1/18, 2/1 (D. Bend)
3Doodler - 1/22 (Sunriver)
Upcycle This: Book Hedgehogs1/23 (La Pine)
Kamishibai Workshop - 1/23 & 1/30 (D. Bend)
Tween Breakout Room - 2/8 (D. Bend); 2/9 (E. Bend)
LEGO Block Party - 1/23 (E. Bend); 2/9  (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.  
Paws to Read - Build reading confidence with a dog; 1/16 (E. Bend)
Animal Adventures - 1/16, 1/30 (D. Bend); 1/22 (E. Bend, Sisters); 1/29 (La Pine, Sunriver); 2/4 (Redmond); 2/5 (E. Bend, Sisters
Storytime at Rosland Elem. - 1/18 (Rosland)
Science Storytime -   1/28 (D. Bend); 2/1 (Redmond)
Celebrate Wolf in the Snow - 2/16 (Sisters)
Solve mysteries and puzzles; bring your sleuthing hats! For kids ages 6-9. Wednesdays in February beginning 2/6; register online.  
Diviértete con Libros - 1/17 , 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 (D. Bend); 1/18 , 1/25, 2/1 (E. Bend); 1/23, 1/30 (Redmond)
Cultura y Lectura - 1/29 (D. Bend), 2/2 (Redmond)
Leer, Crear, Jugar - 2/5 (Redmond)
Sala Abierta de Computación - 2/6 (D. Bend)
D. Bend - "Empire Falls" (2/14)
E. Bend - "Empire Falls" (2/19)
La Pine - "Let the Great World Spin" (1/17); "Straight Man" (2/21)
Redmond - "Everybody's Fool" (2/14)
Sisters - "TransAtlantic" (1/23); "Empire Falls" (2/27
Sunriver - "Straight Man" (2/12)
Library Locations & Hours
You'll find us at six locations in Deschutes county; click here for locations and hours. Please note that all libraries are closed on Monday, January 21, but all digital resources (eBooks, audio books, streaming music and movies, databases, etc.) will still be available from anywhere you happen to be with an internet connection. 
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