Música e Instrumentos Tradicionales de Latinoamérica

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

Aprende sobre las tradiciones musicales e instrumentos de Latinoamérica. El músico chileno y profesor de Lewis & Clark College, Freddy O. Vilches, PhD, hablará acerca de las ricas tradiciones e instrumentos musicales de Latinoamérica. En su charla mostrará y tocará varios instrumentos tradicionales latinoamericanos, incluyendo la quena, las zampoñas, el charango, el cuatro venezolano, las …

The Basics of Fire Ecology

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

Learn about the role of fire in our ecosystem and management methods. Did you know that the pine forests of Central Oregon depend on fire to be healthy and resilient? In this presentation, join Discover Your Forest and the Deschutes National Forest in examining the role of fire in this ecosystem, what influences spread and …

“No Perfect Mothers” by Karen Spears Zacharias

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

A new, historical fiction presentation by a local High Desert author. No Perfect Mothers explores characters, historical and imagined, who over the late 1800s to the 1920s were parties to the infamous Buck v. Bell U.S. Supreme Court case of 1927. Here, Carrie is given back what was denied her by the Court and by society …

Herbs and Spices – Creating Flavor in Your Cooking

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

Learn how to incorporate herbs and spices for maximum flavor. Registration is required. This Herb and Spice Primer will cover: - Flavor families from different cuisines - The 5 flavors our tongue recognizes - How to buy, store and substitute fresh for dried herbs and spices - Guidelines when using a pinch vs. a teaspoon …

Create a Customized Gratitude Journal

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

Create a gratitude journal using notebooks, art papers, stamps, and inks! Registration is required.  Register here. Using beautiful papers, stamps, and inks, you'll design and assemble your gratitude journal with Kristin Darnell. A gratitude journal is a tool to record what you are thankful for throughout your day and/or life. Science shows gratitude helps people …

Reader’s Theatre – Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” Part 2

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

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. …

Diving for the Solution to Pollution

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

Central Oregon Diving shares the ecological impacts of water pollution. As trash and debris from our local water sources makes its way to the ocean, Central Oregon Diving is making local efforts to clean these water ways, in conjunction with Upper Deschutes Watershed Council. Learn how other organizations work globally on plastic and debris removal …

Know Gardens – Tea Making with Metolius Artisan Tea

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

Create your own special tea blend with Metolius Tea. See, smell, taste, and play with herbs and spices to make your own unique tea and bring home your very own tea blend. You'll also get to name your tea and decorate your own tea jar label. This workshop is led by 13-year-old Sevi Stahl, the …

Bunny Therapy and Coloring with Parsley the Therapy Rabbit

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

Join therapy rabbit Parsley for some coloring fun! All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Hop into the library and spend your day coloring and cuddling everyone's favorite garden animal: a rabbit! Both kids and adults can experience the stress relieving benefits and fun. Parsley is a three-year-old lionhead rabbit. Ever since he was …

Learn iNaturalist for Nature Appreciation and Citizen Science with Think Wild

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

Unlock the wonders of nature with iNaturalist! Join Think Wild at East Bend Public Library on April 5th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, to discover the app's power in citizen science. Learn to identify and record local flora/fauna, fostering a global effort to map wildlife. Bring your device and be part of the City Nature Challenge!

Know Coast – Soul of the Skagit

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

Stories of climate change, conservation and connection from the Skagit River. Local photographer and author Christian Murillo takes us on an immersive journey through the Skagit River. The Skagit is one of America's great rivers, yet not many people outside of Northern Washington know much about it. In this presentation, Murillo will share stories from …

Returning Home from Prison

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

Frank Patka, founder of Changing Patterns Inc., and author of The Returning Citizen's Survival Guide will share what helped him successfully return to the community after serving almost six years in prison, and answer questions for family members who want to prepare for the upcoming release of a loved one. Refreshements will be served.

Leather Cuff Bracelets

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

This is an in-person program. Registration is required. Materials provided. Get ready to have fun being creative while making a leather cuff bracelet for yourself or as a gift! Elise Michaels has the leather and tools you will need to stamp, carve, design, and paint it. Whatever you can think to create, you can with leather, and …

Know Coast – Oysters 101

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

In this workshop, we will explore the impact of oysters in our world - environmentally, economically, and at a culinary level - including a beginner's shucking lesson. Karen McRae grew up in Oregon, fishing local rivers, crabbing, and clam digging on the Oregon Coast. She has 20+ years in the food and beverage industry, including …

Death Café

East Bend Library 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend, OR, United States

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 …