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Upcoming Events
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Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Explore your job readiness, develop job search skills and connect with businesses in a group setting. This club is for young adults with few family or community connections.
Location
Hutchinson Room
Library
Downtown Bend Public Library

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Ages 9-17. Bring your own dark-colored shirt and learn some cool art techniques to create a galaxy effect on your clothes. We’ll also create glittery star accessories.
Location
Multi-Purpose Room
Library
Redmond Public Library

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Friday, August 01, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Beat the heat, come inside for strategy games like Catan and Risk, plus traditional games like Scrabble and chess. We’ll also have the Wii and laptops set up for digital fun!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
La Pine Public Library

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Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Explore your job readiness, develop job search skills and connect with businesses in a group setting. This club is for young adults with few family or community connections.
Location
Hutchinson Room
Library
Downtown Bend Public Library

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Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Explore your job readiness, develop job search skills and connect with businesses in a group setting. This club is for young adults with few family or community connections.
Location
Hutchinson Room
Library
Downtown Bend Public Library

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Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Explore your job readiness, develop job search skills and connect with businesses in a group setting. This club is for young adults with few family or community connections.
Location
Hutchinson Room
Library
Downtown Bend Public Library

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Reviews
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The Hunger Games
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Book 5 of Harry Potter (again)
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Rereading the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series again...so amazing! Can't wait for Blood of Olympus to come out! Anyone who has not read these series should DEFINITELY do so. TEAM LEO!!!
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The hunger games
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Hunger games
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I read Looking for Alaska by John Green. Woah. Is it fair for me to say that Alaska's death was perfect from a literary standpoint. It was. Agggh. I thought that the whole question on whether or not it was suicide or not was so interesting to read. The controversial conversations between Colonel, Pudge, and Takumi were so much fun to see how they uncovered small pieces of the mystery that is Alaska Young. One thing I hands down loved, LOVED about this novel was some specific points in the book where it what talk about religion. Some things Pudge as well as Pudge's World Religions teacher said were very true and beautiful. My personal favorite excerpt is about a woman saint of Sufism "Basra, carrying a torch in one hand and a bucket of water in the other. When someone asked her what she was doing, she answered, 'I am going to take this bucket of water and pour it on the flames of hell, and then I am going to use this torch to burn down the gates of paradise so that people will not love God for want of heaven or fear of hell, but because He is God.' " This raises a lot of questions for me about religion that I found Pudge's thoughts on very interesting. Very glad to have finally read this book. 4/5 Stars
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I read Moonrise Kingdom (screenplay) today. My friend and I read it together and already discussed it and my main thoughts of this book were
1.) As a screenplay it feels a bit dry. It lacks in emotion and good description. However, where it lacks in emotion in the script it makes up for in the film.
2.) Don't sell it as a screenplay to read - make it into a great book. This book would be quirky, fun, and overall a much better solution than a published screenplay .
3.) Knowing this is a screenplay it would be such a joy to adapt to film. The descriptions for set and costumes are spot on, and the plot is truly original.

I loved that this book was a love story between two misfit twelve year olds. Sam and Suzy were adorable. 3/5 Stars
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I read the Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel. I liked the concept of this book, and thought it was executed very well. I definitely thought this book would end with Becca changing her cynical opinions on love and end up falling in love herself. I think she definitely had more faith in relationships and love by the end of the book, but I don't think she became a head-over-heels romantic. I actually would have liked to have seen her have a boy who changed her opinion on love in the picture, but that didn't happen. I really admired how carefully the author planned to write her "schemes". The schemes were very thought out and realistic. Overall the ending wasn't quite what I was envisioning but still a good read. 4/5 Stars (P.S.-Can we all just hate Ezra together?)
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I read Landline by Rainbow Rowell. I am a huge Rainbow Rowell fan. I have to put that put there now. But, one thing you should know is that I am partial to her young adult novels. I do not have anything against adult novels whatsoever, in fact I have loved some of the adult novels I have read thus far, but neither of Rainbow Rowell's adult novels have met up to her writing standard in my opinion. That being said this was still a very good book. Georgie's struggles were real and she dealt with her problems more or less like a normal human being would. However, I had a very hard time connecting with her character due to her poor choices. I absolutely hated that Georgie let her husband and two younger daughters go without her to Omaha to celebrate Christmas, because her career was demanding at the time. I felt like Georgie was very flawed when it came to parenting - which may make her more life like - but just mad me mad at her. On the flip side, I loved how Georgie handled her marriage. It was unique and genius for Rowell to put the time travel aspect into the book because no one would have seen it coming. Neal was not my favorite husband character, but a great father role. The ending made sense and was overall a good conclusion to the story. 4/5 Stars
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I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Well, more like re-read. I actually read the first two Harry Potter books ages ago when I was 11 or so, but I decided that this year I am going to read the entire series. Eek! That's a lot of books. Okay back to the review-I loved this book! I had no idea I would feel so happy when I finished this book. The thing that I love about this book, as well as the first movie, is that I feel like they both really encompass the magic and delight all the student experience at Hogwarts. The book really just gives you a warm wonderful feeling throughout reading it, that can only be described as magic. I'm hoping that the plot will pick up the pace as the books go on (I imagine they will). 5/5 Stars.
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Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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And Then There Were None
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I just read cinder. Immediately I was addicted. A mix of futuristic sci-fi based off of Cinderella. Awesome!
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reading beautiful redemption
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Pretty Little Liars And Yikes Magazine
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Looking for Alaska: I spent the better part of my day listening to this tape. It is amazing and I was so sad when it was over. I loved the story and how Alaska's friends gave her a final prank, one that she had planned. It was a great book even though I was heartbroken when Alaska died. She was my favorite character and I loved her personality and how different she was. When I realized she wouldn't live I was sad but I figured out that that had made the book so much better. I think it was more moving because I was listening to it and could hear "pudge's" emotions in his voice. I really loved this book and I suggest it to everyone and anyone. :)
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The Raft
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The Maze Runner series books 1-3
Just Listen
Perfect Chemistry series books 1-2
Gone Girl
Snowblind
Paper Towns
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read read read
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The Giver:
I just finished the book. It has three really good twists throughout the book but ends as totally expected. It is also nothing like the movie trailer.
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I'm reading chains- I don't want to give any spoilers!!!
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The fault in our stars (again)
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Never girls #1-4
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I love the Hunger Games!
Everything happens so fast, which to say better. "The book is not slow to start and does not slow down at all, it always stays at the same speed.
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City of a Thousand Dolls