A Long Walk to a Little Library in Nepal with OLLI-UO

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Join Bend resident Larry Weinberg on a transformative expedition among the soaring peaks of the Himalayas.

This is an in-person program. A link to view a recording of the presentation will be posted by November 24th.

Experience some of the most magical mountain panoramas in Nepal as Larry makes his way along the illustrious Makalu Base Camp Trail to the village of Khokatak and eventually to the town of Langmale Kharka at a breathtaking altitude of 14,600 feet. Along the way there are spectacular views of mountains like Everest- the highest in the world, Makalu, Lhotse, Kutumsang, and Baruntse.

In 2022 Larry embraced the cause of Ten Friends in Sisters, Oregon, a nonprofit organization on a mission to enhance the lives of the Nepalese people by building small village libraries in the remote areas of the Himalayas. Larry envisioned a little library in Khokatak at the Balsudha Basic School to honor the memory of his parents and brother. His remarkable trek to the Himalayas takes Larry to that little library he helped to create that would become a symbol of his unique commitment to the people of Nepal.

Larry Weinberg moved to Bend in 2005 following his retirement from Boeing in Seattle. He has taught mathematics at Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University Cascades campus. Larry is on the Board of Directors of Ten Friends (a Sisters-based nonprofit) and the Deschutes Land Trust’s Fundraising Committee. Larry has shared tales of his past travels in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe in several entertaining presentations to OLLI and REI in Bend.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon (OLLI-UO) in Central Oregon invites community members to participate in our Friday Talks in partnership with the Deschutes Public Library. OLLI-UO is an intellectual and social community of engaged adult learners, connecting members to university faculty and professionals in respective fields. A six-month or yearlong membership allows participation in a variety of lectures, courses, peer-led study and discussion groups, educational tours, field trips, and social events.

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