Deschutes Public Library
eNewsletter July 2020
Opening Chapters: Lobbies Open for Pick-Ups
As of June 22, the lobbies in our buildings are open for you to pick up and check out your holds. We are limiting the number of people in the buildings at any one time and are maintaining safe social distancing measures; curbside pickup is still available during this time. In addition, all staff members are wearing face masks and we encourage customers to do the same. You can visit our website to explore some Frequently Asked Questions , which we continually update as we move into each new stage of reopening. Our hours during this time are:

  • Downtown Bend, East Bend, and Redmond Libraries: Monday–Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. for immunocompromised individuals and those aged 60+)
  • La Pine, Sisters, and Sunriver Libraries: Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • All libraries are closed on Saturday, July 4
Summer with the Library Starts July 1
The weather is heating up, and that means it's time to celebrate Summer with the Library ! During July and August we're using the popular Beanstack app to take our summer reading program online for the first time ever. We invite library customers of all ages to track reading milestones and take part in fun activities for a chance to win great prizes. Sign-up begins on Wednesday, July 1 . To take part, download the Beanstack app through the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android), or access the Beanstack website from your computer’s browser. Summer with the Library (Verano con la Biblioteca) is also available in Spanish.
Listening to Voices in Our Community
We have a new page up on our website that gathers a vast selection of materials and resources to help you explore and engage with current and historical issues. We encourage you to discover your voice and to listen to the voices of others within your community, and beyond, as they share ideas, concerns, and aspirations. From anti-racist reading lists to books and documentaries on our country's history, as well as historical databases and virtual programming, these resources are freely available to all Deschutes County residents. We will continually update and add to this page's resources. See below to view some of our book lists and learn about upcoming programs.
Let's Talk About Race: Books and More from Your Library
Build empathy as well as understanding with materials curated by Deschutes Public Library librarians. Click here for a book list geared toward older teens and adults, which includes resources related to structural racism, anti-racism, implicit bias, and equity, diversity & inclusion (EDI). We also have a book list created just for kids: It's Never Too Early to Talk About Race .
Documentaries on Racism and America's History of Slavery
Your library card gives you free access to hundreds of films and documentaries that you can stream from anywhere you are with an internet connection. Follow the links below to explore these films and more on Hoopla Digital and on Kanopy :
Upcoming Programs to Encourage Discussion
Click on the links for each program for more information
Follow the links for more details on how to access these programs, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for notifications of new programs

New story times every Tuesday and Thursday (in English) and Saturday (in Spanish) on our website

Magical Mayhem - 7/1
Create Tunnel Books - 7/8
A Wolf Called Wander: Reading - 7/9; Crafts - 7/23; Book Discussion - 7/30
Good Knight Story Time - 7/14
The Science of Sound - 7/15
Daisy Chains & More - 7/20
Epic Origami - 7/22
Marvelous Math, Möbius Strips - 7/29
Glow-in-the-Dark Story Time - 7/31

Nature Scavenger Hunt - 7/3 , 7/10 , 7/17 , 7/24 , 7/31
Flower Mandala Prints - 7/6
Missing-Half Nature Art - 7/27

Musical Poems - 7/10
Create a Tangram Puzzle - 7/24

Creando con Cuentos - 7/9 , 7/23
Bibliobaladas con tu Bibliotecario - 7/16
Noche de Cuentos - 7/30

Sunriver Book Club - 7/8
Redmond Book Club - 7/9
Sisters Book Club - 7/9 , 7/22
Downtown Bend Book Club - 7/10
La Pine Book Club - 7/16
East Bend Book Club - 7/21
Thrilling Mysteries Book Club - 7/27

Click on the cover image for a PDF of the July Events guide

Your Next Book - 7/1 , 7/8 , 7/15 , 7/22 , 7/29
Lawyer in the Library - 7/8 , 7/15 , 7/22 , 7/29
Trivia with the Librarians - 7/2 , 7/16 , 7/30
Boots, Bikes, & Books in Easter Oregon - 7/5
Uke Can Do It: Basic Ukelele 7/5 ; Ukelele Made Easy 7/12 ; Playalong 7/19
Civil War Monuments & the Legacy of the Lost Cause - 7/8
The Many Faces of Alice: Alice in Wonderland Illustration Over Time - 7/9
Imagining Your Way through Crisis: Story-telling and the Tarot - 7/12
Central Oregon Writers Guild - 7/14
Central Oregon Pollinators - 7/14
Talk Freedom: The First Amendment & Freedom of Speech - 7/15
Shireen Amini: World Soul Pop Musical Performanc e - 7/16
Microgreens for Beginners - 7/18
How to Hack a Budget - 7/21 , 7/22
Community Conversations: Speaking of Race - 7/21
Lipbone Redding Musical Performance - 7/23
Trail Talk: Moon Pacific NW Hiking - 7/28
Lunch and Learn for Digital Book Club Leaders - 7/29
DIY Freezer Jam - 7/30
What's with the Weather? - 7/30