Deschutes Public Library announced its selection of an owner’s representative to help guide the organization through its upcoming expansion and renovation of libraries throughout Deschutes County. After evaluating several proposals, the Library Board awarded deChase Miksis and GH Consulting, in partnership, the contract. Both are based in Oregon. “Selecting an owner’s representative is a crucial…

“Medalists Explore Change, Chaos and Reinvention” The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down, changing the way we live, work, shop, dine and seek entertainment. Online shopping, video conferencing, virtual events, and myriad changes to healthcare and sanitation have complicated basic human interaction — could the old-fashioned handshake become obsolete? This is the kind…

(Anis Mojgani | Photo courtesy of Central Oregon Community College) Anis Mojgani, a two-time National Poetry Slam champion, winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam and Oregon’s current poet laureate, is headlining Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) National Poetry Month celebration. From 6:30-8pm on Wednesday, April 7, Mojgani will give a virtual reading of…

(Book Cover Images | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) This April, Deschutes Public Library kicks off a month-long slate of programs as part of the 18th annual A Novel Idea community read project. This year we have two books, one for adults and one for young readers: Laila Lalami’s The Other Americans and Kelly Yang’s…

Greetings from the High Desert Museum! We hope you are well and looking forward to a well-deserved spring break. (Flyer | Courtesy of High Desert Museum) The submission deadline for the Waterston Student Essay Competition is fast-approaching on May 1. The Student Prize comes with a cash prize and interaction with an amazing writing community….

(Indian Ford Meadow Preserve | Photo by Tyler Roemer) While this week is reminding us that winter is still here, spring is just around the corner! We’ve even begun to spot the very earliest of the spring wildflowers in our high desert home. Staff have shared their collective delight in spotting goldfields and phlox, while…

(Graphic | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) Take a walk on the wild side as Deschutes Public Library explores the wonderful, natural world around us. Understand how to help wildlife in need and pollinators, like native bees. Participate in a virtual wildflower journey and discover local plants and their medicinal properties. Think globally with what…