The Deschutes Public Library invites the public to bring their sense of adventure and desire for intrigue this November as they go exploring. From westward expansion to deadly ascents, they will look at our fascination with discovery throughout the month of November with a series of Know Exploring events and programs. All programs are free and open to all, and no registration is required.
Women of Discovery
Get to know extraordinary women with COCC instructor Chris Rubio. From aviators to primatologists to environmentalists, these women will excite and amaze you with their curiosity and heart—not to mention their extraordinary achievements.
• Thursday, November 13 • 6pm • East Bend Library
Mount Hood: Exploring Oregon’s Perilous Peak
Mt. Hood has shaped the very land of the Northwest. It helps create the notorious Oregon rains and deep alpine snows, and it draws millions to its textbook beauty every year. But its snowy peak also captures the attention of the nation almost every time it wreaks fatal havoc upon climbers seeking the summit.
• Wednesday, November 5 • 6pm • Downtown Bend Library
• Thursday, November 6 • 12pm • La Pine Library
Early Maps of the American Hemisphere
Stephanie Wood, director, Wired Humanities Projects, University of Oregon explores what we can learn from the earliest map makers.
• Saturday, November 8 • 2pm • Downtown Bend Library
Lewis and Clark Across Two Centuries
Mark Spence, author and historian for the National Park Service, examines the Lewis and Clark expedition and the ways it has been remembered and forgotten over two centuries.
• Saturday, November 15 • 2pm • Redmond Library
• Sunday, November 16 • 2pm • Downtown Bend Library
Explorers and Their Expeditions
Community librarians Nate and Chandra highlight the adventures of the explorers who changed the world by being bold. From the North Pole to the South Pole, Nate and Chandra delve into the triumphs and tragedies of well-known expeditions as well as highlight some lesser-known treks.
• Thursday, November 20 • 2:30pm • Aspen Ridge
• Thursday, November 20 • 6pm • East Bend Library