(Image / Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) Thrills and chills are headed this way as we delve into everything horror in October at Deschutes Public Library. Hear tales of gruesome murders and ghostly hauntings right here in Oregon. Get goosebumps with performances of The Evil Dead and The Canterville Ghost by local thespians. This month-long…

(Royal Nebeker, No Consolation oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″) The Royal Nebeker exhibition, The Night Window, on Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30-8:30pm sets the stage for an evening of spirited play. Nebeker engages universal themes in his paintings: beauty, revelation, loss, rebirth, dreams and memory.  His work is a springboard par excellance for the stories, dialogues and poems we will write. All…

(Image | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) Starting August 1, Deschutes Public Library customers will have 34 additional hours each month during which time they can access library buildings and services. The increased hours — which include earlier opening and/or later closing times at various libraries in the district — will allow customers of all…

(Image | Courtesy of Deschutes River Conservancy) The Deschutes River Conservancy is hosting an event at Dudley’s Bookshop Café at Downtown Bend’s First Friday Art Walk on August 2 to launch the beginning of a book project they are calling, Homewaters. The limited-edition coffee-style book will celebrate the Deschutes Basin through photography, poetry, fiction and…

(The Last Jews in Berlin Just Released as an Audiobook) If you haven’t yet read my father Leonard Gross’s riveting The Last Jews in Berlin, you can now listen to the just-published audio version. This critically acclaimed account of twelve Jews who went underground in Nazi Berlin—and survived—became a New York Times bestseller when it was first published and was called “consummately suspenseful”…

For anyone who enjoys mysteries and the Pacific Northwest, this is a great story—four murders, none by a serial killer but all linked to a beautiful pond in the heart of Bend, and to Sarah Chatham, a successful Portland attorney who thought she was coming to Bend to retire. Are the killers long gone or…