High Desert Poetry Cell

Downtown Bend Library 601 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR, United States

After a seven-year hiatus The High Desert Poetry Cell returns to DPL! The High Desert Poetry Cell is comprised of five Central Oregon poets: Larry Jacobs, Don Kunz, John Kvapil, Peter Lovering and John Martin. This group is always a crowd-pleaser. They all write and perform poems that are approachable, entertaining--and sometimes funny. The five …

Know Gardens – Color & Light in Monet’s Gardens

Downtown Bend Library 601 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR, United States

Explore Monet's gardens with Jason Lamb, art history professor at COCC. Perhaps the most important leader of the Impressionist movement, Claude Monet was one of the first artists to create paintings almost entirely outside, in the open air. His fascination with the optical effects of color and light led to some of the most innovative …

Eggshell Garden Starts

Downtown Bend Library 601 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR, United States

Stop by to start your own garden in an eggshell! Supplies are provided, but available on a first come first serve basis. Denise Rowcroft, Garden for Every School Program Manager at The Environmental Center, will have everything you need to start some plants to take home and transplant into your home garden or windowsill pot! …

Ukraine vs. Russia – The Return of History with OLLI-UO

Downtown Bend Library 601 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR, United States

Learn the history behind current events. At the end of the Cold War, many around the world felt that aggressive territorial conquests between advanced states and great power rivalry were things of the past. Yet Russia shocked the world in February 2022 with its brazen and brutal invasion of Ukraine, sparking the largest general war …

Downtown Bend Library: Struggles into Superpowers with Cindy Baldwin

Downtown Bend Library 601 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR, United States

A presentation from No Matter the Distance author Cindy Baldwin! Tickets are not required for this event. In this engaging presentation, author Cindy Baldwin will share how growing up with cystic fibrosis …