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March 2019

Current Fiction | The Traveling Cat Chronicles

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

Friendship, loss and life on the road...sounds a bit like Vonnegut? This book is about joy and narrated by a cat, it's a perfect way to escape reality from the comfort of your couch. Join the Current Fiction Book Club this march in reading and discussing The Traveling Cat Chronicles.

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Ha! Humor Book Club | Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

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

It's healthy to have a sense of humor when it comes to serious things like mental health and mid-life crisis. Join this humorful decompress sesh with our discussion of Furiously Happy -- an outrageous and honest book that will make you laugh out loud in public.

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Thump Coffee Live Music

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

Live music by Grace Caston on March 7 from 6-8pm. Grab your snow boots or snowshoes and 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 | The Field of Blood

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Timely! A dark humor take on the legacy of political posturing in government throughout U.S. history. Join us in March for this entertaining and terrifying read.

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Art in Seattle’s Public Spaces with Miguel Edwards

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

James Rupp interviewed and corresponded with more than ninety artists, also drawing from newspaper reviews, books, catalogs, and artist statements. Photographs by Miguel Edwards, all new to this book, showcase the pieces’ street-level presentation and help the reader understand the larger impact of each work in its neighborhood context. This comprehensive guide offers detailed information about the individual works of art, organized by downtown neighborhood. Sculptor Miguel Edwards has been a commercial and fine-art photographer in Seattle since 1992. His…

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Thump Coffee Live Music

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live music by Jeshua Marshall on March 14 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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Young Adult Authors: Q&A and Book Signing

March 16 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

You won’t want to miss this festival featuring some of the most exciting YA stars in the Pacific Northwest! Join us for a celebration of books and writing, we'll have free snacks all day, and free pizza 12:30pm. Five authors will be presenting a reading at set times (Jeremiah Franklin at 11:30 am, Elliot Reed at 12:15 pm, Will Ritter at 1pm, Connie King Leonard at 1:45pm, and Kristina Bak at 2:30pm). All authors will be available from 12-3pm to…

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NWX Community Garden Raised Beds Lottery

March 18 - April 15

The NorthWest Crossing Community Garden has raised bed garden plots available for rent for the 2019 Season! The lottery is now open with a deadline of April 15. The Garden is located on Discovery Park Drive, near the dog park and is managed by OSU Master Gardener Volunteers with support from Bend Parks & Recreation District. Cost of a raised bed (4' x 10') is $30 ($25 for seniors age 65+). Each bed has micro sprayers controlled automatically and adjusted continually…

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page." -- Goodreads Join our mystery book club on this fascinating literary journey (basically a 'choose your own adventure' for adults).

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Author Event: Halfway to Halfway and Back by Dick Linford

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Have you heard river raft guide stories before? They're awe inspiring and often-time hilarious. Join us for an author talk with Dick Linford, author, legendary raft guide and co-owner of ECHO.

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Thump Coffee Live Music

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live music by Casey Parnell on March 21 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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Sunday Sushi Making Class

March 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Sushi Making Classes at Poke Row. First class on March 24 at 4:30pm. Sushi classes happening most Sundays with a minimum of 10 people so be sure to email and reserve your spot. Cost is $45 for adults/teens (includes one pour of sake/or one drink) and $23 for kids 6-12 (includes one drink). Enjoy your sushi roll at Poke Row or take home for dinner. Class will last about 1.5 hours +. Get your friends/family together for a fun afternoon of…

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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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World Pilates Day

May 4

We look forward to celebrating World Pilates Day with Peach Pilates on May 4, 2019. We will be hosting some fun activities and classes celebrating Joseph Pilates and the exercise modality he created. Look for more information on the event page of our website for 2019.

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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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Gardening: Get Good At It

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Want to learn more about gardening? Join Master Gardeners and OSU Staff at these upcoming gardening events. All speakers will share researched-based gardening information specific to Central Oregon. May 30: Choosing Short Season Veggies from 6:30-8:30pm at the NWX Community Garden. July 6: Kids in the Garden from 10am-12 noon at the NWX Community Garden. August 3: Garden Tours & Fall Crops from 10am-12 noon at the NWX Community Garden. September 7: Garlic & Get Ready for Fall from 10am-12…

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Author Talk | Rebecca Robinson: Voices from Bears Ears

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An exciting and important read! Through twenty individual stories, Voices from Bears Ears captures the passions of the debate that led to the creation of Bears Ears National Monument, a land of unsurpassed natural beauty and deep historical significance. The story of this place reflects the cultural crosscurrents that roil our times: maintaining tradition and culture in the face of change; healing the pain of past injustices; creating shared futures; and protecting and preserving lands for future generations.

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June 2019

Meet the Makers – Ice Cream Social

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

West Coast Provison is hosting their next Meet the Makers event with an Ice Cream Social for kids and adults on Thursday, June 6. Vendors include Wild Ride Brewing, Holm Made Toffee, Bonta Gelato and Jonas Sodas.  Creative ice cream floats for all that attend.

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Classics Book Club | The Good Earth

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

One of Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author, Pearl S. Buck's best-selling novels. Join Roundabout's Classics Book Club for a reading and discussion of The Good Earth, a piece which explores the lives of a farmer and his family as they face the challenges of living in the feudalist structure of old agrarian Chinese society.

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Pride Month Book Discussion

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in June for a Pride Month celebration of Central Oregon's LGBTQ community and history! In collaboration with Out Central Oregon, we will be hosting and facilitating a community discussion of one of our favorite LGBTQ titles and stories: "A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue" -- a light-hearted historical fiction that follows Monty, his sister Felicity, and long-time friend/crush Percy as they're chased across Europe, followed by the consequences of Monty's fun-loving bad habits.

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Author Talk | David Wolman and Julian Smith: Aloha Rodeo

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join is in welcoming David Wolman and Julian Smith for an author talk about their new work: Aloha Rodeo. An unforgettable human drama set against the rough-knuckled frontier, David Wolman and Julian Smith’s Aloha Rodeo unspools the fascinating and little-known true story of the Hawaiian cowboys, or paniolo, whose 1908 adventure upended the conventional history of the American West.

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NWX Farmers Market

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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Author Event | Megan Griswold + The Book of Help

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Book of Help traces one woman's life-long quest for love, connection and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies, Megan Griswold's narrative spans four decades and six continents — from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy league, & the study of Eastern medicine.

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Author Event | Fall Back Down by Joe Wilkins

June 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Brought to life with rich and vivid brushstrokes, Wilkins’s characters will win you over from the moment you meet them. Wendell, a young ranch hand, is living in a state of chronic despair. He’s recently lost his mother, leaving him an orphan. His father met a violent end more than a decade earlier. The list of Wendell’s woes goes on—his bank account holds less than a hundred dollars, and he owes back taxes on what remains of the land his…

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Author Talk | Kim Cooper Findling + Libby Findling

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us in welcoming local award-winning co-authors Kim Cooper Findling and her daughter Libby Findling for discussion of their newest publication: The Sixth Storm. A teen mystery, this piece is inspired by the unpredictable Coastal Oregon weather, and is riddled with Oregon-centric themes and familiar landscapes where the main character Skye takes readers on a thrilling journey.

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Story-Time Wednesday | How to Find an Elephant

June 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

What to do on a dull gray day? Head into the wilds and look for an elephant. You will need a pair of binoculars, a blanket, a flute, some food, a little imagination, and a lot of curiosity. Look and listen closely, because elephants can be anywhere. And watch out, because if you're not careful, the elephant may find you first!

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Mystery Book Club | The Ruin

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An unsettling detective mystery which takes place over the span of twenty years. Join Roundabout's Mystery Book-Club in June for a discussion of The Ruin.

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NWX Farmers Market

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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Author Talk | Paul Alan Bennett + Night Skies

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an Author Talk and discussion with acclaimed local painter Paul Alan Bennett! His most recent publication, Night Skies, is a hardbound 48-page children’s book featuring 44 of Paul’s paintings. A line of poetic text accompanies each picture with the focus on the wonder and mystery of the stars. Paul will also sing a few songs on his ukulele to accompany the book. Paul has a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.A. in…

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Author Event | Ted Haynes – Mirror Pond Murders

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an author talk by Ted Haynes about his newest book: The Mirror Pond Murders, an exciting sequel to Suspects!

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NWX Farmers Market

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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July 2019

Story-Time Wednesday | All Are Welcome

July 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Story-Time coming right up! Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yarmulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other’s traditions and the whole community gathers to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

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Current Fiction Book Club | The Paragon Hotel

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

Join us for a discussion of this prohibition era thriller which takes place between both Harlem and Portland, Oregon!

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NWX Farmers Market

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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Gardening: Get Good At It

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Want to learn more about gardening? Join Master Gardeners and OSU Staff at these upcoming gardening events. All speakers will share researched-based gardening information specific to Central Oregon. July 6: Kids in the Garden from 10am-12 noon at the NWX Community Garden. August 3: Garden Tours & Fall Crops from 10am-12 noon at the NWX Community Garden. September 7: Garlic & Get Ready for Fall from 10am-12 noon at the NWX Community Garden.

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Not Your Average Book Club | Dry

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Can't wait to read and discuss! When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman.

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Out of This World Book Club | Black Leopard Red Wolf

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

The epic novel, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings . In the stunning first novel in Marlon James’s Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: “He has a nose,” people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared…

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Non-Fiction Book Club | Save Me the Plums

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

Are you ready for the best food descriptions of the most iconic gourmet recipes? Join us for a reading and discussion of Save Me the Plums by acclaimed New York Times food critic and writer, Ruth Reichl.

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NWX Farmers Market

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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Author Event | Southern Oregon Beer

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

The origin of brewing in southern Oregon is a lively tale of mid-nineteenth-century gold rushes, brawling German immigrants, irrepressible women and hometown pride. Join us next month for a discussion of this history with author Phil Busse!

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Mystery Book Club | The Long Goodbye

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

The sixth in the Philip Marlowe series, The Long Goodbye is significant not only as the last book Raymond Chandler wrote but as a personal consummation of craft that brought his detective novels into the realm of distinguished fiction. Join us in a reading and discussion of this American classic.

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NWX Farmers Market

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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Author Talk | An Environmental History of the Willamette Valley

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Western Oregon's Willamette Basin, once a vast wilderness, became a thriving community almost overnight. When Oregon territory was opened for homesteading in the early 1800s, most of the intrepid pioneers settled in the valley, spurring rapid changes in the landscape. Join us for this fascinating Author Talk with Elizabeth and William Orr about our very own (semi) local landscape.

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Author Talk | Oregon’s Ancient Forests

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dripping coastal forests of giant Douglas-firs, high desert groves of massive ponderosa pines, and lush mixed conifer forests surrounding jagged Cascade peaks--Oregon’s ancient forests are one of the region’s most precious treasures, providing not only vital habitat for fish and wildlife but also some of the most amazing hiking experiences in the state. Join us in furthering our knowledge of these amazing places with an Author Talk by Chandra LeGue and a presentation of her new publication, Oregon's Ancient Forests.…

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NWX Farmers Market

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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August 2019

Humor Book Club | We Are Never Meeting in Real LIfe

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

Join Roundabout Books' Humor Book Club for a reading and discussion of Samantha Irby's most recent bad-ass an hilarious work. This essay collection from the “bitches gotta eat” blogger, writer on Hulu’s Shrill, and “one of our country’s most fierce and foulmouthed authors” (Amber Tamblyn, Vulture) is sure to make you alternately cackle with glee and cry real tears. Whether Irby is talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making “adult” budgets; explaining why she…

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Gardening: Get Good At It

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Want to learn more about gardening? Join Master Gardeners and OSU Staff at these upcoming gardening events. All speakers will share researched-based gardening information specific to Central Oregon. August 3: Garden Tours & Fall Crops from 10am-12 noon at the NWX Community Garden. September 7: Garlic & Get Ready for Fall from 10am-12 noon at the NWX Community Garden.

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NWX Farmers Market

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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Current Fiction | The Night Tiger

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother’s Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for.

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Non-Fiction Book Club | Absolutely on Music

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In Absolutely on Music, internationally Haruki Murakami sits down with his friend Seiji Ozawa, the revered former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for a series of conversations on their shared passion: music.

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NWX Farmers Market

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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Classics Book Club | The House of Mirth

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

Set among the glittering salons of Gilded Age New York, Edith Wharton’s most popular novel is a moving indictment of a society whose soul-crushing limitations destroy a woman too spirited to be contained by them.

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End of Summer Book Sale

August 16 - August 18

It's time for our Summer Sale! As a small bookstore it's important for us to keep our inventory fresh and rotating, so we like to move out the old at the end of every summer to make room for all the great new books that come out in the Fall. This is a great chance to score swell deals on fabulous books and gifts for everyone, including you. Select books and merchandise will be marked 30% OFF! { Free book…

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NWX Farmers Market

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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12th Annual NWX Kids Crit

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register at NWX Umpqua Bank Store or Hutch's Bicycles Eastside beginning Monday, July 29 - August 16 at noon. Must pre-register. This year's course will be around Compass Park, which is approximately 1/3 of a mile. Ages 3 - 11 only. This is a FREE community event made possible by the NWX Crossing Farmer's Market, Hutch's Bicycles, Umpqua Bank and COPA.

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Mystery Book Club | The Widows of Malabar Hill

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn toward the murderous. The author of the Agatha and Macavity Award–winning Rei Shimura novels brings us an atmospheric new historical mystery with a captivating heroine.

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NWX Farmers Market

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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NWX Farmers Market

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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September 2019

Meet the Maker: Breakfast for Dinner

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

West Coast Provisions is hosting their next Meet-the-Maker event: Breakfast for Dinner on Thursday, September 5 from 5-7pm. Vendors include De Faveri, JEM and Bird Seed. Enjoy mimosas using De Faveru Prosecco, waffle bites with JEM topper and locally made granola. Ashley Chase, company founder of Bird Seed and Liza Cannon of JEM will be in attendance.  John Ayleward of Oregon Brand Management (wine distributor) will be pouring the Mimosas. Enjoy 10% off all products being tasted during the event.

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Current Fiction | Trinity

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

In this stunning, elliptical novel, Louisa Hall has crafted a breathtaking and explosive story about the ability of the human mind to believe what it wants, about public and private tragedy, and about power and guilt. Blending science with literature and fiction with biography, Trinity asks searing questions about what it means to truly know someone, and about the secrets we keep from the world and from ourselves.

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Gardening: Get Good At It

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Want to learn more about gardening? Join Master Gardeners and OSU Staff at these upcoming gardening events. All speakers will share researched-based gardening information specific to Central Oregon. September 7: Garlic & Get Ready for Fall from 10am-12 noon at the NWX Community Garden.

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NWX Farmers Market

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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Out of This World Sci-Fi : Stranger in this Strange Land

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Winner of the 1962 Hugo Award and Sci-Fi classic, Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land provides much to discuss! Join Roundabout Books' Out of this World Book Club this fall for reading and discussion of this fascinating social experiment of a fable.

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Non-Fiction Book Club | The Pioneers

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country. Join us for a reading and discussion of the most relevant Pacific Northwest History!

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Author Event | Street Journalist by Lisa Loving

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portland author, Lisa Loving, is joining us to talk about what it means to share information in this new digital age. After the talk, Lisa will be available to sign purchased books. "Empowering, inspiring, inclusive and saavy. For anyone with a smartphone (so, everyone), curiosity, and the will to make a difference in their lives and the world. A joyous, generous call to action!" - Karen Karbo, In Praise of Difficult Women A corrupt politician. A local business in trouble.…

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NWX Farmers Market

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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Wednesday Story Time | Should I Share My Ice Cream

September 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Anastacia for Mo Willems' "Should I Share My Ice Cream," plus songs and crafts. All ages welcome!

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Mystery Book Club | The Scholar

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

Please join us of Mystery Book Club. We will discuss The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan.

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Educator Happy Hour

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you a Teacher,  Librarian, Tutor, Principal,  Superintendent  or Volunteer? Join us for: 20% off all purchases at the event! Coupons for future purchases! Half-price beer, wine, coffee, and tea! Connecting with fellow educators! Information about how Roundabout Books can support your school, your classroom, and our community!

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NWX Farmers Market

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and farmers. Commune with neighbors and friends.  Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week! We’re thrilled to celebrate our 11th season with what has quickly become the one of the largest and most popular markets in Central…

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Author Event | Unforseen: Collected Stories of Molly Gloss

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From bestselling and award-winning author Molly Gloss comes her first complete collection of short stories—including three never-before-published original tales! Molly will read from her book and sign purchased copies. Molly Gloss is a fourth-generation Oregonian who now lives in Portland on the west side of the Tualatin Hills. She is the author of five novels: The Jump-Off Creek, The Dazzle of Day, Wild Life, The Hearts of Horses, and Falling from Horses, and one collection of stories, Unforseen. Her awards…

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Rediscovered Reads Book Club | News of the World

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for Rediscovered Reads Book Club. We will discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles. NY Times review by Janet Maslin: Paulette Jiles was a poet before she became a novelist. And it certainly shows. Her new novel, the 2016 National Book Award nominee “News of the World,” has invited comparisons with both Charles Portis’s “True Grit” (because it involves a girl on a long journey with an older man) and John Ford’s film “The Searchers” (because…

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Author Event | Tracing the Desire Line by Melissa Matthewson

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

Join Southern Oregon author Melissa Matthewson in conversation with OSU-Cascades professor Ellen Santasiero, as they explore Melissa's new book, Tracing the Desire Line. The book, as memoir-in-essays, follows the narrator’s journey as a pirate radio DJ, writer, mother, and organic farmer exploring identity, sexuality, and feminine desire through opening her marriage with her husband. The book looks closely at what happens when the narrator runs the edges of desire by questioning the nature of monogamy and freedom within a conventional…

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Author Event | A Road Called Down on Both Sides

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Coming of age in 1950s Ethiopia, American Caroline Kurtz returns as an adult with spouse and family, searching for "home.” Learn more about Caroline's life, ask questions, and have a copy of the book signed. From the age of five, Caroline Kurtz grew up in Ethiopia, the child of Presbyterian church missionaries. The family lived in the church's most remote mission station in the mountainous regions of southwestern Ethiopia near the town of Maji. Beginning at the age of ten,…

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October 2019

Current Fiction Book Club | The Paragon Hotel

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

Please join us for Current Fiction Book Club. We will discuss The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye. A Kirkus Review: A young white woman named Alice James flees Prohibition-era Harlem by rail with an oozing bullet wound and a satchel containing $50,000 in cash. She makes it cross-country to Portland, Oregon, where Max, a kindly, strapping black Pullman porter and World War I veteran, whisks her away to the novel’s eponymous hotel, populated mostly with African-Americans besieged by threats from…

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Meet the Maker: Women Owned!

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet-the-Maker: Women Owned! Join West Coast Provisions to celebrate Bend's incredible community of women makers while tasting wine, food and other treats from some of our favorite women owned and operated businesses. Featured Makers: Day Wines Metolius Tea Pirate Ringo's Salsa Gather Nutrition Nuts

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Humor Book Club | Hyperbole and a Half

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

Please join us for Humor Book Club. We will be discussing Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh.

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One More River to Cross

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bend Bulletin Review: The Stephens-Murphy-Townsend wagon train with 50 men, women and children became stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1844, two years before the infamous Donner Party became trapped by early snowfall. The former incident was largely forgotten until New York Times bestselling novelist Jane Kirkpatrick stumbled across the story and decided to make it the focus of her latest novel, “One More River to Cross.” The seeds for Kirkpatrick’s latest novel were planted when she was researching…

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Wednesday Storytime: Maple by Lori Nicols

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Anastacia for storytime, songs, and crafts!

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Classics Book Club: One of Ours by Willa Cather

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for Classics Book Club. We will be discussing One of Ours by Willa Cather.

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Non-Fiction Book Club | Our Man Richard Holbrooke

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“Portrays Holbrooke in all of his endearing and exasperating self-willed glory…Both a sweeping diplomatic history and a Shakespearean tragicomedy… If you could read one book to comprehend American’s foreign policy and its quixotic forays into quicksands over the past 50 years, this would be it.”– The New York Times Book Review. Join us for a reading and discussion of this new insightful and thought provoking political work!

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Mystery Book Club: Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for Mystery Book Club. We will discuss Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

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