In the Know eNewsletter | July 2021 | Libraries are OPEN
Come on In, We're Happy to See You!
All Deschutes Public Library locations are openand air conditioned! Beat the heat and find a great book or movie while you're at it. All six libraries are open for browsing and computer/Wi-Fi use, and and there are no time limits on visits. We will also open up the system for tutoring room reservations again on July 5. We're even hosting in-person outdoor events (weather permitting). Visit our Summer with the Library page for a list of places where you'll find us, and the online calendar for a look at outdoor programs, such as a river walk and a birding field trip. Thrive Central Oregon also returns to the libraries for one-on-one sessions to connect individuals and families to housing, food, and other resources (see web calendar for dates and locations).
Hit the Trail with the Library Wilderness Pass
In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the Deschutes National Forest, Deschutes Public Library now offers a Library Wilderness Pass for hikers looking to use the wilderness areas and trails that now require a reservation. A limited number of these free passes are available to Deschutes Public Library card holders on a first-come, first-served basis. The pass is library specific, meaning you must be physically present at the library to check out a pass, and each pass covers four people for up to seven days. So grab your hiking gear and some companions and hit the trail! Find availability and learn more on our website here.
Free Books and Bookmarks? Yes, Please!
Have you signed up for Summer with the Library yet? It's quick and easy, and you get a free gift just for signing up: kids and teens can pick out a book, and adults can choose a beautiful handcrafted bookmark made locally by Green Bird Press. You can sign up online and track your reading and activities with the Beanstack app, or you can go analog and pick up a paper reading log at any library (or download one online). Once you've signed up, just stop by any library and pick out your reward! Then keep track of your reading and activities for a chance to win some fantastic grand prizes. Learn more about Summer with the Library and all the places you will find us this summer by visiting our website. (Note, some outdoor "Library on the Go/Biblioteca en Camino" visits may be canceled if temperatures rise to dangerous levels or smoke affects air quality; be sure to check our website for up-to-date locations and dates.)
School's Out for Summer, Let's Play! Grab-and-go Kits, STEAM Activities, and More
Our youth services team has a summer full of fun planned for Deschutes County kids. Stop by your library every week for a new story time activity kit; they change weekly and are great for preschool-age children (find the pick-up schedule on page 3 of our Events guide and on the web calendar). In July we also have fun camping-themed Grab & Go Kits for kids 6–11 years old: charcoal art on July 11 and wood-slice decorating on July 24. We're also posting monthly book recommendations just for kids on our YouTube channel.
Summer Cooking Inspiration
If long sunny days and the promise of once again gathering with friends puts you in the mood for food, we have great news for you: your library card gives you free, instant access to dozens of cooking magazines online, including Cook’s Illustrated, Bon Appétit, Clean Eating, Food Network Magazine, Cook’s Country, and more. Accessible through Libby and OverDrive, there’s something here for everyone, from vegan to BBQ and salads to desserts. You can download as many magazines as you like, and you never have to worry about returns. Visit our website or browse the collection with your Libby app.
Resource Spotlight:
Mango Languages
Who's ready to travel again? After more than a year of hunkering down, people are planning for trips long put on hold. Whether you're traveling next month or next year, you can start learning a new language now with Mango, an interactive language learning platform that offers more than 70 languagesand it's free with your library card. With intelligent algorithms and native-speaker audio, Mango’s adaptive learning process evolves as you progress. Start today and you can learn from just about anywhere using your web browser or the mobile app.
Follow the links below to learn how to access these programs.
New story times are posted every week on our website. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for even more, including STEAM programs and scavenger hunts.

Story Time Activity Pick-Up - Pick up a weekly craft kit for kids from your library; visit our web calendar for locations and days
Family STEAM: Camping Science - 7/14
Camping Activities Grab-and-Go Kits - 7/10, 7/24
Your Next Book: Kids Edition - 7/28
Tune in each month to find great new kids books, suggested by DPL Librarians. Age ranges of books may vary.

Write On! Travel Writing - 7/20
Paper Circuits Grab-and-Go Kits - 7/24
Learn the basics of circuits while creating interactive artwork. 

Abogado en la Biblioteca - 7/14, 7/21, 7/28
Corinne Sharlet Original Music - 7/2
Finding Grants from Home - 7/8
Discovery of a Masterpiece - 7/8
Outdoor Hike at South Canyon Loop - 7/11
Thrive Central Oregon Walk-in Consultations - various dates and locations; check web calendar
Birding Field Trip at Hatfield Lakes - 7/13
Lawyer in the Library - 7/14, 7/21, 7/28
Green Burial: The "Greenest" Way to Go - 7/14
Parsing the Second Amendment - 7/20
Yoga Nidra - 7/21
Social Crises: Homelessness, Addiction, and Mental Health in Deschutes County - 7/22
Microwave Candle Craft - 7/24

Pulling In to Branch Out - 7/13
Poetry Slam: "Express Yourself" at The Commons - 7/26

Redmond: My Salinger Year - 7/8
Sunriver: The Book of Eels - 7/14
East Bend: How Much of These Hills Is Gold - 7/20
La Pine: How Much of These Hills Is Gold - 7/20
Sisters: Interior Chinatown - 7/21
Downtown Bend: Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss - 7/23
Deschutes Public Library's six locations are here to serve you now and into the future. Learn more about what's planned to create a library system for the 21st century.