Por amor al arte

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Explorando el artista que llevamos dentro. Se requiere registro previo. Dale rienda suelta a tu creatividad diseñando, modelando y pintando tu propio corazón o milagrito de hojalata para decorar tu casa. Cristina (Barcelona, España) lleva en Bend desde el 2018. Desde niña le ha gustado entretenerse haciendo manualidades, pintando y disfrutando del arte en sus …

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Open Hub Singing

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Join the anciently familiar practice of singing together! All voices welcome. - 100% FREE non-performance, non-audition group singing event - No previous singing experience required. Singing is just slow talking! - All songs taught call-and-echo, like the (really) old days - Expect beautiful, joyous harmonies, rounds, layer songs and more - All voices (including yours) …

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Death Café

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Discuss death, free of agenda or ideology, with a friendly group. Ages 16+ No late admittance: entry is closed at 6:10pm. Death Cafés are a growing international movement of people gathering together in a relaxed and safe setting to eat tasty treats, drink tea, and discuss death. Free of agenda or ideology, the aim is …

Songs & Sonnets with Larry Beckett

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Join us for a live performance and Q&A. Larry Beckett's songs, sonnets, and madrigals center on marriage in our time; these poems trace love day-to-day, with music and intensity. The performance will be followed by a Q&A. Bio: Larry Beckett's poetry has been published in Zyzzyva, Field, Salamander, the anthology Portland Lights from Nine Lights Press, and his …

From Chicken to Eagle: Seven Women Paddling Whitewater and Navigating Life

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Listen to the story of seven women who took a wilderness adventure. This presentation will describe the story of seven women who took a wilderness adventure at a time - 1979 - when women were starting to test their mettle in society and the wilderness. At their 40th reunion, they decided to write a book …

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Open Hub Singing

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Join the anciently familiar practice of singing together! All voices welcome. - 100% FREE non-performance, non-audition group singing event - No previous singing experience required. Singing is just slow talking! - All songs taught call-and-echo, like the (really) old days - Expect beautiful, joyous harmonies, rounds, layer songs and more - All voices (including yours) …

Free

“Shark Heart” in Real Life: The Science of Studying Sharks

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Learn about sharks and current research with Dr. Alexandra McInturf. Sharks play a critical role in maintaining vibrant ecosystems in Oregon and around the world. Yet, considered "dangerous" by popular media and threatened by human activity worldwide, these organisms have faced global population declines. Dr. Alexandra McInturf has been studying shark species worldwide for the …

Myth and Magic in Everyday Life – Understanding Magical Realism

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Explore magical realism and the genre's influence on literature. Join us for an engaging presentation on the literary genre of magical realism. We will explore the key characteristics of this unique style of storytelling that blends realistic settings and characters with elements of fantasy and myth. Magical realism arose in Latin American literature in the …

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Open Hub Singing Club

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Join the anciently familiar practice of singing together! All voices welcome. - This is a non-performance, non-audition group singing event - All voices (including yours) are welcome and wanted exactly as they are - No previous singing experience required. Singing is just slooooow talking! - All songs are taught in a call-and-echo, aural tradition process …

Free

Reader’s Theatre: Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” Part 1

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Have you ever wanted to dip a toe in the theatre world?  Join us as we read Thorton Wilder's Our Town, a three-act play set in the 1930s town of Grover's Corners with scripts in hand. We'll take on characters from the play and read the script together. Beginners welcome in this low-stress theatre environment. …

City Nature Challenge – BioBlitz Identification Party with Think Wild

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Join Think Wild staff for this free workshop in the Meyer Classroom at the Downtown Bend Library. We'll get to know the built-in iNaturalist tools for species identification, as well as the rich online and print resources available for the East Cascades and Sagebrush Steppe (trailside field guides and species ID tools). Some guides are …

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Downtown Bend: Death Café

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Discuss death, free of agenda or ideology, with a friendly group. Ages 16+ No late admittance: entry is closed at 6:10pm. Death Cafés are a growing international movement of people gathering together in a relaxed and safe setting to eat tasty treats, drink tea, and discuss death. Free of agenda or ideology, the aim is …

España – A Land of Many Faces

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Take a photographic journey through Spain with Hilloah Rorh. Let's explore Spain! First, we will travel south to Andalucía, full of the many lovely artistic gifts left by the Moors; this area is rich in history. We begin along the Mediterranean coastline, and then we venture up to lovely Ronda and its surrounding mountains. Lastly, …

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Open Hub Singing Club

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Join the anciently familiar practice of singing together! All voices welcome. - This is a non-performance, non-audition group singing event - All voices (including yours) are welcome and wanted exactly as they are - No previous singing experience required. Singing is just slooooow talking! - All songs are taught in a call-and-echo, aural tradition process …

Free

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Downtown Bend: Death Café

Downtown Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall St, Bend

Discuss death, free of agenda or ideology, with a friendly group. Ages 16+ No late admittance: entry is closed at 6:10pm. Death Cafés are a growing international movement of people gathering together in a relaxed and safe setting to eat tasty treats, drink tea, and discuss death. Free of agenda or ideology, the aim is …