Know South America at Your Library


The Deschutes Public Library has organized a month long series of programs in September about South America. The diversity of culture, wildlife, natural beauty and adventure of South America is captivating. This continent is home to the world’s biggest rainforest and largest waterfall, the Amazon River, the highest mountain range outside of Asia, beaches, wide deserts and icy landscapes, and the ruins of ancient civilizations as well as modern, vibrant cities. All programs are free and open to the public.

Know South America: Fly Fishing in the Patagonia

Jeff Perin, local guide and owner of The Fly Fisher’s Place in Sisters takes you on fly fishing journey through the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 6:30pm

Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room

Know South America: The Intersection of Literature and Music in South American Culture

Lewis & Clark Hispanic Studies professor Freddy Vilches gives a discussion highlighting the intersection of literature and music in South American culture.

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 3pm

Redmond Public Library

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 2pm (Second Sunday)

Brooks Room, Downtown Bend Public Library

Know South America: Touring the Galapagos Islands with Naturalist Jim Anderson

Local writer and naturalist Jim Anderson discusses the unique geography and animals of the Galapagos Islands.

Thursday, September 15, 6:30pm

East Bend Public Library

Saturday, September 17, 1pm

Sunriver Area Public Library

Know South America: Natural Environments of South America

COCC Geography Instructor Mick McCann gives an overview of the scenic wonders of South America, highlighting the landforms, biomes, and climate.

Sunday, September 18, 1pm

La Pine Public Library

Know South America: Argentina 1950-1980: From Evita to Los Desaparecidos

Take a look at the dramatic time period in Argentina’s history with COCC professor Robin Martinez.

Sunday, September 18, 2011 2pm

Sisters Public Library

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 6:30pm

Downtown Bend Library

For questions about this or other library programs, or ADA concerns, please contact Lisa McGean at 541/312-1034 or visit the library at


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