An Update to Water Resources of Central Oregon

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Develop a better understanding of water conditions and trends in the Deschutes Basin. You can attend this program online or in person. To take part online, register at https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/69594. Masks are optional at all in-person library events. Kyle Gorman, Region Manager of the Oregon Water Resources Department, provides an update to water conditions for this …

Know Justice – Restorative Justice in Practice

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Learn more about the practice of Restorative Justice. This is an in-person program. Registration is required. Masks are optional at all in-person library events. Restorative Justice provides a framework for being in right relationship with self and others to build trust in communities with the goal of belonging for each person. RJ&E will provide a …

Know Justice – Supreme Justice

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Learn more about the impact of the Supreme Court. This is an in-person program. Masks are optional at all in-person library events. The Supreme Court of the United States has had a profound influence on American life throughout its history. COCC history professor Murray Godfrey will discuss the evolution of the Court and its changing …

Know Justice – The Future of Water in Oregon

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

How can we balance competing needs to have water for all? This is an in-person program. Wearing a face covering is optional at all library events. Access to safe, sufficient water is designated as a fundamental human right by the United Nations, yet thousands of Oregonians do not meet that standard right now. Oregon's identity is …

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Downtown Bend: Death Café

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Eat tasty treats, drink tea and discuss death. Free of agenda or ideology, the aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Facilitated by End of Life Doula, Cheryl Adcox. Ages 16+ Death Cafés are a growing international movement of people gathering together in a relaxed …

Food is Culture

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Soul Food played a major role in shaping American cuisine. This is an in-person program. Registration is required. Masks are optional at all in-person library events. Come hear stories and personal experiences about the importance of Soul food in relation to black culture. Culturally, food points to pertinent historical information about people; where they came …

Landscape Painting & the Conservation Movement

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Explore the connection between art, conservation and National Parks. This is an in-person program. Masks are optional at all in-person library events. This presentation examines the long association between art, conservation, and National Parks, focusing on a group of landscape painters led by a young English immigrant named Thomas Cole that came to be known …

Know Underwater – What Can Algae Tell Us?

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Explore the future of aquatic ecosystems with algae research. This is an in-person program. Masks are optional at all in-person library events. Algae come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from single spherical microscopic cells to forests of giant kelp that can extend up to 60 m. Collectively, this diverse array of aquatic plants fuel …

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Downtown Bend: Death Café

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Eat tasty treats, drink tea and discuss death. Free of agenda or ideology, the aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Facilitated by End of Life Doula, Cheryl Adcox. Ages 16+ Death Cafés are a growing international movement of people gathering together in a relaxed …