dogartCall to Artists for The Novel Idea

Friends of Sisters Library Art Committee and Deschutes Public Library Art Committees are joiningEuphoria with the “A Novel Idea” project to host art shows inspired by the 2016 selection, “Euphoria” by Lily King. This exhibition is open to all artists, photographers and artisans residing in Central Oregon.

The exhibition will hang at Sisters Library from April 1 to 30. Intake of artwork is March 31 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The Sisters, Sunriver and Downtown Bend Libraries will feature art that was created with King’s novel in mind.

The setting for ‘Euphoria’ is New Guinea in the 1930s. King’s novel is inspired by the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead. Euphoria is the story of three young, gifted anthropologists caught up in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and ultimately, their lives. The three participants interact on a variety of levels: emotional, intellectual, romantic, and sexual. Complicated, multi-level interactions of power, desire and intention lead to violence, with themes of gender relations, female sexuality, obsession, and the discovery of personal truth and inner light (the Euphoria).

Anthropologist Mead studied indigenous tribes. Through this show, there are lots of opportunities for artists to explore nature, indigenous art, family, passion and grief.

You can visit the above libraries in April to view art inspired by “Euphoria.” “A Novel Idea” 2016 kicks off on April 9; a complete reader’s guide, which includes program times and locations, will be available in mid-March. Lily King will be speaking in Bend on May 1, and free tickets to her talk will be available online and in libraries on April 16.

For more information, contact Zeta Seiple, 541-549-6157.

It’s “App-propo” For You!
DPL Mobil App

APPWant to renew a book or place one on hold? There’s an app for that. Library hours or locations? There’s an app for that. Download an ebook? There’s an app for that, too.
The Deschutes Public Library has a new mobile app to put the library at your fingertips. From any smart phone you can instantly tap into library resources, anytime, anywhere. You can search the library catalog, check your account, access eBooks and audio books, and more.

To download and install the library’s mobile app, search for Deschutes Public Library in your phone’s app store. Don’t forget to set your preferred pickup location to Sisters in the app’s settings once it is installed.

Searching the catalog with the mobile app is especially easy. Type your search yourself or use the “Scan ISBN” feature to use your phone’s camera to scan the ISBN of any book and see if the library owns a copy.

Explore – check out recently reviewed titles, new and on order items, and bestsellers
Search – search the entire library catalog in real time
My DPL – see what you have checked out or on hold, renew items
Locations – find your nearest library, see open hours and holiday closures
The app will save your library card number and PIN/password so that you don’t have to enter it every time you want to place a hold or check your account.

Don’t have your library card with you when you visit the library to check something out? No problem. Use your phone as your library card and scan your library barcode from your screen at any library express checkout.

Volunteers Needed

Do you love books? Are you one of those people who love to hold books, take them from a shelf, put them onto a shelf, just admire their beauty? Then we have the volunteer opportunity for you. The Friends of Sisters Library Book Corner could use some more volunteers. We’re not asking for much-just a few fun-filled hours per month spending your time with—-BOOKS!!

The Sisters Library Book Corner is open on Tuesday and Saturday from1-3 pm.

Our Mission

The purpose of the Friends of the Sisters Library shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries; to stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services; to receive and encourage gifts and endowments and bequests to the library; to support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community; to encourage partnerships between the library and the community in educational endeavors; and to support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association’s Bill of Rights.