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March 2019

ReDiscovered Book Club | A Confederacy of Dunces

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

First time hearing about this iconic tragicomedy of a novel? Do not fret! -- ReDiscovered Book Club is here to remind you of the amazing titles that you may have missed or simply wish to revisit. Join us in March to read and discuss A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole.

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Thump Coffee Live Music

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live music by Bill Powers on March 28 from 6-8pm. Head over to Thump Coffee and enjoy beer, wine, coffee drinks and select savory snacks. Visit Thump Coffee to see the full lineup for March-April 2019.

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April 2019

Current Fiction BC | A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

From the author of the Boy in the Striped Pajamas and the Heart's Invisible Furies, comes a mind-boggling psycho-drama: A Ladder to the Sky. Fascinating characters and clever prose -- if you have yet to read the magic that is John Boyne's writing...now's your chance!

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Thump Coffee Live Music

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live music by Jeshua Marshall on April 4 from 6-8pm. Head over to Thump Coffee and enjoy beer, wine, coffee drinks and select savory snacks. Visit Thump Coffee to see the full lineup for March-April 2019.

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Author Talk | Kathy Valenti: As Directed

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The newest of the Maggie O'Mallie mysteries! We can't wait for local author Kathy Valenty's third book to arrive. Join us for her author talk and book launch this April.

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Event: Oregon Wine Country Stories by Kenneth Friedenreich

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Curious about our local wine industry? Ken Friedenreich helps us decode the grape in his new book "Oregon Wine Country Stories". Pair this author event with a tasting of author recommended wines that will be available throughout the night!

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Temperance Creek: A Conversation with Pamela Royes

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We love this lyrical and moving Eastern Oregon memoir and hope you will join us in welcoming it's talented author for her upcoming Q + A at Roundabout Books!

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Not Your Average Book Club | The Power

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

How would the world order be different if women could electrocute others with a simple touch of their fingertip? Our inter-generational book club is about to find out with their next read: The Power, a 2016 speculative feminist and sci-fi work by British author Naomi Alderman.

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Classics BC | The Tale of Genji

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Many people think of the Tale of Genji as the world's first "novel". This Japanese classic, written by a noblewoman in the 11th century, is full of historical fiction-esque seduction, poetry and courtly intrigue.

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Thump Coffee Live Music

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live music by Grace Caston on April 11 from 6-8pm. Head over to Thump Coffee and enjoy beer, wine, coffee drinks and select savory snacks. Visit Thump Coffee to see the full lineup for March-April 2019.

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Non-Fiction Book Club | Rocket Men

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Your local library's Novel Idea pick and our Non-Fiction Book Club's next read! Join us in discussing this epic of a historical tale about apollo 8 and the first men on the moon.

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Story-Time Saturday | The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us each Saturday for a read-aloud from our current favorite children's books!

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Author Event: Phillip Margolin | The Perfect Alibi

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Phillip Margolin, the master of the legal thriller, returns in one of his twistiest, most compelling crime books yet." -Good Reads Join us for PNW author and compelling legal speaker, Phillip Margolin's second visit to Roundabout Books!

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Humor Book Club | The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Looking for a bit of lightness during these last dark snowy months? Try our new Humor Book Club for a good laugh! April's pick is The Greatest Love Story Ever Told. Those of you familiar with the tv series Parks and Recreation will understand why a book co-authored by Nick Offerman is worth your time. Those of you not familiar -- snap to it! We promise you won't be disappointed.

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Mystery Book Club | The Bee Keeper’s Apprentice

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The first book in the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King, the Bee Keeper's Apprentice won the Agatha best novel award and was deemed a Notable Young Adult book by the American Library Association. Join our Mystery Book Club in their discussion of this thrilling meeting between fifteen-year-old Mary Russell, the books young Jewish-American protagonist, and Sherlock Holmes.

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Thump Coffee Live Music

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live music by Casey Parnell on April 18 from 6-8pm. Head over to Thump Coffee and enjoy beer, wine, coffee drinks and select savory snacks. Visit Thump Coffee to see the full lineup for March-April 2019.

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Sports Book Club | The Longest Silence

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A selection of breath-taking essays written from the invaluable experience of a life-time spent fishing.

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Root Adorned: Woven with Intention Event

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Create a unique earth-inspired plant hanging while weaving in the intention symbolized by the air plant: Endurance. Costs is $55/person and includes all materials, air plant, cocktails and bites on April 19 from 5:00-6:30pm. Space is limited! Sign up in advance by contacting Erin at 541-241-8014 or stop in and visit Erin by April 12.

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ReDiscovered Book Club | Confederacy of Dunces

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A brilliant episodic romp of a novel with one of American literature's more iconic characters. Join us next month for our discussion of A Confederacy of Dunces.

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller at Summit High School

April 25 - April 28

Evening performances at 7pm on: April 25 - 27. Matinee performance at 2pm on: April 28. The Crucible by Arthur Miller. In every community torn by suspicion, the most dangerous threat may be the community itself. In the insular, Puritan community of 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, a group of young girls are found dancing in the woods, and immediately fall ill. When no earthly cause can be determined, the citizens of Salem suspect that some more sinister force may be at hand.…

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Towards a Theory of Self | Beth Alvarado

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a local author conversation between Beth Alvarado (author of forthcoming Anxious Attachments) and Arianne Zwartjes.

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Bend Bike Swap at Thump Coffee

April 27 - April 28

The sixth annual Bend Bike Swap is Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28 at Thump Coffee at 549 SW York Street. Items for sale will include mountain bikes, road bikes, tandems, dirt jumpers, cyclocross bikes, BMX bikes, wheels tire, bike parts, shoes and clothing. Professional bike mechanics from Hutch's Cyclery, the Gear Fix, Pine Mountain Sports and Web Cyclery will be on hand throughout the weekend to help and advise. Bike Swap on Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 9:30am-3pm. Those who want…

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Indie Bookstore Day 2019!

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Create and display Blackout Poetry, discounts on books from indie publishers, children activities, and more! We can't wait for Indie Bookstore Day, our favorite day of the year. Show some love for independent media in all it's forms, books in particular!

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Author Talk with Les Joslin | US Forest Service Ranger Stations

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you a history nerd? New to the area and curious about our local history? Join us for local author, Les Joslin's talk about his book on US Forest Service Ranger Stations of the West!

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May 2019

Current Fiction | Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Barbara Kingsolver's newest work of fiction and an NPR pick for Best Books of 2018. Join the Current Fiction Book Club in discussing this compulsively readable novel about two family's in two different centuries, both in Vineland New Jersey.

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Meet the Maker Event

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet Elegant Elephant Baking Co. and Josie's Best Gluten Free on Thursday, May 2 from 5-7pm. Enjoy samples and find out more about these great GF options. Plus try a taste of Groundbreaker GF beer. West Coast Provisions is also working closely with Elegant Elephant Baking Co. in Eugene to bring weekly deliveries of bread and sweet treats made in their gluten-free facility to Bend. Call WCP to reserve your special orders by Monday at noon and we’ll have them…

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Humor Book Club | Calypso

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Roundabout Books' Humor Book Club next month for a reading and discussion of David Sedaris' most recent book Calypso!

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Author Event with Sean Davis | Oregon Wildland Firefighting

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As our climate continues to change, fire becomes an increasingly present and familiar aspect of our landscape. Join us in welcoming Sean Davis, author of the forthcoming book: Oregon Wildland Firefighting - A History, as he explore's Oregon's unique place in the story of wildland superfires.

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Tread Lightly Talk and Community Discussion

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are so excited to have The Environmental Center and Cascade Disposal share ideas on how to #treadlightly! In January, Roundabout Books began their #treadlightly campaign and removed single use products such as paper cups, plastic cups, straws, and bags. The Rethink Waste Project (a program of the Environmental Center who works to imbed sustainability into daily lives in Central Oregonians) partners with Deschutes County and the garbage hauling companies in town to help households reduce waste. Today, we will…

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Moms and Margs Trunk Show

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Margaritas and Navone Jewelry at Cosa Cura on Saturday, May 4 from 3-6pm. Be sure to stop by on Saturday afternoon! Get ready now as Mother's Day is May 12. Lots of new items for spring and summer. Summer consignment is now in full swing.

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Book Riot | White Fragility

May 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a conversation about this thought-provoking piece in May!

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BEAT Children’s Theatre presents Oliver!

May 10 - May 19

BEAT Children's Theatre presents Lionel Bart's Oliver! Performances at Summit High School on select days May 10-19. Adults $15 and Students $10.

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Non-Fiction Book Club | Bad Blood.

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Winner of the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award! Join us reading this piece about the little big lie that was Silicon Valley's Theranos Start-Up and it's implications for our understanding of corporate operations in the United States.

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Author Event | Bill Sullivan’s 100 Hikes Travel Guides

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A fifth-generation Oregonian, Bill Sullivan began hiking at the age of five and has been exploring new trails ever since. Now the author of several outstanding guide books including 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & SW Washington, 100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades, 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon, 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon, and 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range, we are excited to welcome Bill for the second time to our shop!

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Mystery Book Club | The Current

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"An apt title that functions as a beautiful metaphor for all the secrets and emotions roiling beneath the surface of every human life." -Kirkus Review Friendship, mystery and tragedy all wrapped up into one great book! Join the Roundabout Mystery Book Club next month in reading and discussing Tim Johnston's The Current.

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Author Talk | Jack Nisbet + The Dreamer and the Doctor

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Forest Lover and a Physician on the Edge of the Frontier". Join us in welcoming Pacific Northwest author Jack Nisbet for a talk about his books The Dreamer and the Doctor. In this most recent of his works, he traces the unlikely saga of the physician Carrie Leiberg and her naturalist husband John, through the Inland Northwest and around the world. The Leiberg story opens a window into the human and natural landscape of a century past that reflects…

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FitWell Open House

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Come meet your new neighbors in NWX. FitWell will be holding periodic open houses on Saturdays 9:00am - 11:00am. Their upcoming open house is this Saturday, May 18. Please check FitWell for updates. FitWell will be offering Intro to GYROKINESIS® small group class starting June 1, Saturday from 9:00am - 9:30am. Your first class is complimentary and $10 thereafter. FitWell is your friendly neighborhood fitness and wellness studio offering personal Pilates, GYROTONIC®, and Functional-Strength Training in NWX.…

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Out of This World | The Invisible Library

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A book about a professional spy who works for a mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. Doesn't get much better than this!

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ReDiscovered Book Club | Prodigal Summer

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Loss, love and webs of both social and ecological connections draw us into Barbara Kingsolver's fifth novel set in Virginia. Join us in re-discovering this moving novel and Barbara Kingsolver's timeless world-view.

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Author Event | On Call in the Arctic by Thomas J. Sims

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A captivating account of practicing medicine in the furthest reaches of the U.S. Join us for a discussion and author talk with Thomas J. Sims, who practiced medicine in the remote arctic town of Nome for several years!

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