How American music became both a reflection, instrument of change

“Songs of America: ­Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation” By Jon Meacham … Read more

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Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “A Big Mooncake for Little Star” by Grace Lin Enchanting illustrations in this … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “Where the Crawdads Sing,” Delia Owens 2. “City of Girls,” Elizabeth Gilbert … Read more

Open mic contest provides a stage to poets, writers and spoken word artists

Open mic contest boosts poets, writers, spoken word artists

The Deschutes Public Library’s Words on a Mic contest Saturday aims to bring poets and … Read more

National Bestsellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, June 22, compiled from data … Read more

Bend’s Mirror Pond becomes murder central in local author’s latest novel

Ted Haynes pens a series of murder mysteries set in Central Oregon

Local author Ted Haynes shares his love of Central Oregon through his writing with four … Read more

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Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden Ollie is dealing with the death of her … Read more

National Bestsellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, June 15, compiled from data … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “Where the Crawdads Sing,” Delia Owens 2. “City of Girls,” Elizabeth Gilbert … Read more

OSU-Cascades expands literary festival in second year

Event in Bend offers workshops, lectures, discussions, art and more over three days

The Bend literary festival launched in 2018 by the Oregon State University-Cascades Master of Fine … Read more

In Shreve’s ‘More News Tomorrow,’ a woman takes her family on a harrowing adventure

More News Tomorrow By Susan Richards Shreve W.W. Norton. 208 pp. $25.95

Susan Richards Shreve … Read more

Author reveals a threatened, nomadic way of life in the Himalayas

Michael Benanav will discuss true story of “Himalaya Bound” in Bend

New Mexico-based author, photographer and travel writer Michael Benanav has been fascinated with nomadic people … Read more

National Bestsellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, June 8, compiled from data … Read more

national Bestsellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, June 1, compiled from data … Read more

National Bestsellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 25, compiled from data … Read more

Record-breaking hiker goes the extra mile(s)

Heather “Anish” Anderson will discuss her memoir “Thirst: 2,600 Miles to Home” in Bend and Sisters

Seattle’s Heather “Anish” Anderson has blazed many trails in the hiking world, completing the Pacific … Read more

National Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 18, compiled from data … Read more

Loving tribute also explores Bears Ears National Monument debate

Rebecca Robinson and Stephen Strom’s books show beauty, divisions and common ground within Bears Ears

Journalist Rebecca Robinson and photographer Stephen Strom didn’t set out to take a deep dive … Read more

National Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 11, compiled from data … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “The Undefeated” by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson This is the most … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “Where the Crawdads Sing,” Delia Owens 2. “Circe,” Madeline Miller 3. “Normal … Read more

National best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 4, compiled from data … Read more

Harvard professor and best-selling author to speak in Bend

Robert D. Putnam will discuss impact of growing opportunity gap on American youth

Respected author and scholar Robert D. Putnam uses empirical data and poignant testimonies to explore … Read more

Q&A with author Nathaniel Brodie

Who: Portland-based author Nathaniel Brodie was announced this week as the winner of the 2019 … Read more

Oregon on fire

Sean Davis examines Oregon’s wilderness fires and the people who fight them

As summer approaches, Central Oregonians’ thoughts turn to camping, hiking, mountain biking, paddling and the … Read more

National Best-sellers

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, April 20, compiled from data … Read more

A Novel Idea heads to outer space

Author Robert Kurson to discuss “Rocket Men” and man’s first journey to the moon

The Deschutes Public Library’s popular community reading program, A Novel Idea … Read Together, explored … Read more

National best-sellers for week ending April 13

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, April 13, compiled from data … Read more

Author’s personal trauma adds emotional depth to her fiction

Diane Les Becquets to discuss her latest thriller April 27 in Sunriver

Diane Les Becquets’ career was in high gear in early 2016. She was a professor … Read more

Best-sellers for the week ending April 6

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, April 6, compiled from data … Read more

Book review: As Paris was liberated, another invasion began

“Dateline — Liberated Paris: The Hotel Scribe and the Invasion of the Press” by Ronald Weber

“Dateline — Liberated Paris: The Hotel Scribe and the Invasion of the Press” By Ronald … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Hello, I’m Here!” by Helen Frost, photography by Rick Lieder The collaborative mastery … Read more

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