Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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Speaker: Tasha Harmon

Self-judgment can paralyze you and keep you from stepping into the person you want to be. Befriend your inner critic so that you can move through fear into action.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: January 14, 2016

Direct download: Brownbag_ToolsForTrainingYourInnerCritic_20160114.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:14am PST

Speaker: Jennifer Anderson

Learn ways to create a thriving career that's personally meaningful, financially rewarding, and rooted in your deep interests and passions.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 22, 2015


Speaker: Philip Mandel

The Holidays provide a great time to get together with family and friends, but they can also be stressful. Learn six stress-busting skills that will help you sail through the Holidays almost stress-free!

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 15, 2015 

Direct download: Brownbag_PreventingHolidayStress_Mandel_20151015.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Speaker: Christopher D Sheesley

 

It only takes a millisecond to anger in tense communication situations. Learn how to apply the brakes on defensiveness while accelerating collaboration and problem solving. Gain a powerful and simple tool to help fix nearly any conflict.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 8, 2015 

Direct download: Brownbag_BreakingTheSpiralOfBlame_Sheesley_20151008.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:59am PST

Authors/Speakers: Stacey Lee, Isabel Quintero, Tess Sharpe, and Swati Avasthi

A recent analysis of the top 100 banned books from 2000-2009 revealed that most challenged books involved characters and issues reflecting narratives outside of the dominant culture. However, books that reflect diverse narratives represent only a tiny fraction of published books. Are certain stories censored even before they are published, or not published at all? What does diversity mean in literature? Why should you read “diverse books"? Join authors Stacey Lee, Isabel Quintero, Tess Sharpe, and Swati Avasthi, for an exciting panel discussion on the importance of diverse narratives, their current books, and more.

Presented by Multnomah County Library Intellectual Freedom Committee for MCL Banned Books Week.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 3, 2015

Direct download: 20151003_MCLBannedBooksWeek.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 7:58am PST

Speakers: Michael Wieber & Tim Cook 

Learn the basics of how to install a seismic retrofit, whether it's something you think you'd like to do yourself, or you just want to understand the basic principles. Topics covered will include the goal of a seismic retrofit, basic load calculations, earthquake insurance, what features to avoid in your next home purchase, permits, assessing foundation quality, tools and hardware.

Recorded Live at Central Library: August 22, 2015

Direct download: Seismic_Retrofitting_20150822.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:26am PST

Speaker: Dr. Andy Swanson

 

Discover how what you eat affects the brain. Learn natural strategies that support the health of the nervous system, enhance neurological performance and prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, MS and other conditions 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

 

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 30, 2015

Direct download: Brownbag_BrainHealth_Swanson_20150430.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:50am PST

Speaker: Judith Sugg

This program offers experiences of mindfulness and an explanation of why it can truly shift our life and work. It is a key ingredient in managing stress and conflict both in our personal lives and professional settings. 

What do we mean by mindfulness? What are the benefits to bringing this awareness into our lives? Both traditional approaches to mindfulness and the research developed in the last 30 years will be incorporated into this program. The program is a combination of experiential exercises, presentation, and discussion. Judith Sugg has practiced and taught mindful techniques for 30 years. She is a business consultant and licensed counselor.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

 

Direct download: Brownbag_MindfulnessWorking_Sugg_20150423.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:28am PST

Speaker: Tsipora Dimant

Emotional intelligence (EQ) grows as we develop the ability and skills to recognize, understand and use emotions successfully when managing day-to-day interactions with others. Develop the four basic core competencies of Emotional Intelligence which are self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, and relationship management. 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

 

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 9, 2015

Direct download: Brownbag_BuildingEmotionalIntelligence_Dimont_20150409.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am PST

Celebrate Women’s History Month with prose writers and poets whose new work fills the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. The featured readers include Cathy Cain, Jennifer Kemnitz, Margie Lee, Gypsy Martin, Elizabeth Moscoso, Meghana Mysore, and Jennifer Pratt-Walter. VoiceCatcher is a nonprofit community that connects, inspires and empowers women writers and artists in greater Portland/Vancouver.

Recorded Live at Central Library: March 28, 2015

Direct download: CEN_Program_VoiceCatcher_20150328.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:18am PST

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