Multnomah County Library Podcasts

Listen to library events, as well as information about books and other library resources.

How do I listen to a podcast?

One Boy (Booktalk)

 

One Boy by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

A boy creates ten paintings in this counting book that also explores the relationship of words within words. Turn the page, peep through the window, and the word changes! This book was a 2009 Geisel Award Honor Book.

Target audience: Children

Direct download: 20091228_MCLOneBoyBTCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:31pm PST

Perspectives on Positive Aging: Living More Authentically As We Age with Guadalupe Guajardo

Aging is an opportunity to reclaim our own unique and eccentric qualities.  Hear Guadalupe Guajardo discuss how aging frees us to move out of our socialized consciousness and conditioning, so that we can reclaim our authentic selves.

Recommended reading: From Age-Ing to Sage-Ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.

Guadalupe Guajardo is a senior associate with TACS, an organization that serves and supports nonprofit organizations. She is also a co-founder of Tools for Diversity, a multi-cultural team that addresses problems caused by discrimination and prejudice and helps build culturally competent organizations. She is bilingual and bicultural, has advanced degrees in theology and organizational development and is a member of the Sisters of the Holy Names.  

Perspectives on Positive Aging is a monthly series sponsored by Multnomah County Library, partners with Life by Design NW www.lifebydesignnw.org. This program is made possible, in part, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Direct download: 20091203_MCLPPAGuajardo.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:38am PST

Perspectives on Positive Aging: Creating a Portfolio Life with Jay Bloom

Learn how to create a richer, more fulfilling life, with new meaning and purpose.  Consider preparing a portfolio for your life after 50 and refocus your energies on meaningful pursuits.  Couples can prepare together for what may be 20 or 30 years of healthy living.  Hear Jay Bloom speak about the opportunities and challenges of this new age of life and the need for developing a "Portfolio Life”.

Recommended reading: Portfolio Life: The New Path to Work, Purpose and Passion After 50 by David Corbett.

Jay Bloom coaches leaders, managers and individuals in the private, philanthropic and government sectors through his consulting business, Bloom Anew. He also does leadership and management consulting for nonprofit and private organizations. He has been an interim President and CEO of United Way of Columbia-Willamette and President and CEO of Morrison Child and Family Services.

Direct download: 20091104_MCLPPABloom.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 12:14pm PST

In this economy, we need all the help we can get to support our healing and maintain our good health. Often referred to as “acupuncture without needles,” Energy Healing is a no-touch healing technique that offers specific, tested, step-by-step procedures for treating ailments and preventing illness.

In this program, you will hear about your energy anatomy and how to treat common first aid issues such as cuts, scrapes and burns. Energy healing is easy to learn, easy to apply, totally portable -- and best of all -- you don’t need any special tools! Presented October 4, 2009 by PNW Pranic.

Direct download: 20091004_MCLIntrotoEnergyHealing.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 11:32am PST

Celebrate Oregon Through Poetry with Liz Nakazawa and Rosemary Lombard

How would you describe Oregon through poetry? Do you have a favorite Oregon poet? Have you written a nature poem about Oregon?  Liz Nakazawa, editor of the anthology "Deer Drink the Moon," read from her book, which features the works of 33 esteemed poets of Oregon. She also invited audience members to share their favorite Oregon nature poems. 

 

 

Direct download: 20091004_MCLDeerDrinktheMoon.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 4:41pm PST

Architecture, Power and Justice in Ragtime-era Portland with Randy Gragg, Jan Dilg, Chet Orloff and Philip Niles

A community discussion moderated by architectural writer/Portland Monthly editor Randy Gragg, featuring historian Jan Dilg and Chet Orloff (director of the Museum of the City) and Philip Niles, author of Beauty of the City: A.E. Doyle, Portland's Architect, exploring the intersections of architecture, wealth and  power and social justice in turn-of-the-last-century Portland.

 

Cosponsored by AIA Center for Architecture, in conjunction with the Portland Architecture and Design Festival and Portland Center Stage.

Direct download: 20091025_MCLArchitectureRagtimePCS.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 4:54pm PST

Title Raves: Assigned Reading with Vailey Oehlke, Martha Gies, Robert Brock, Craig Johnson and Jayne Freshour

Remember junior high and high school required reading? Did you sleep through The Scarlet Letter? Read the CliffsNotes for The Canterbury Tales? Adults are rediscovering - and enjoying - the classics that bewildered them as students. Listen to Library Director Vailey Oehlke; Martha Gies, writer, teacher and author of Up All Night; Robert Brock, Professor Emeritus, University of Montana, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Craig Johnson, who taught Language Arts and Foreign Languages at the Metropolitan Learning Center, as they talk about the highlights - and lowlights - of those classic novels.

Date recorded: October 6, 2009

Direct download: 20091006_MCLTitleRavesAssignedReading.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:53am PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Helping Your Aging Parent: Life-Enriching Activities for People with Alzheimer’s

In a touching and compassionate presentation, part of Multnomah County Library's Helping Your Aging Parent series, Nelson shares his thoughts on working with people with Alzheimer"s. Learn better communication approaches and new ways to engage mind, body and spirit, while compensating for age-related losses.

Chris Nelson is the Life Enrichment Director at Emerson House, an Alzheimer’s residence in Portland. He has worked with the senior population for the last seventeen years.

Direct download: 20091109_MCLHAPNelson.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:29pm PST

Mastering Change and Loss with Kerry Walls Come explore a different way to approach change, loss and trasition to become stronger and gain access to creater creativity.
Direct download: 20091112_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:51am PST

Go ahead, Make My Day, Criticize Me! with Philip Mandel One of the toughest things to deal with is criticism. Learn to easily defuse any comment, including critical self-talk, so that you can hear the value in the criticism without being drawn into unpleasant feelings.
Direct download: 20091105_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:09am PST

Historic Zinesters Talking -  with Leanne Grabel and Kevin Sampsell

Leanne Grabel, poet, performer, teacher and co-founder of the legendary poetry hub Cafe Lena, and Kevin Sampsell, of Future Tense Books and Powell's City of Books discuss the development of chapbooks, poetry and zines in Portland, along with much audience participation. Re-live some of the writing and music scene of the 1980s and 90s that put Portland on the map!

Audience: Adult

Recorded November 3, 2009 at Central Library

Direct download: 20091103_MCLZTChapbooksCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 10:44am PST

Explore emotional terrain with A.M. O'Malley in The Empire Builder, a zine about her train ride from Minneapolis, Minn., to Portland, Ore., including reflections on a life left behind and and hopes for a future no longer separated from her long-distance love interest.

Find out what's in Free Box the Magazine with Bece Kidder. Learn about epic scores, things to avoid, the etiquette of giving away and the fun to be had hunting for priceless treasures.

Target audience: Adult

Date of event: October 27, 2009

Direct download: 20091027_Zinesters_Talking_OMalley__Kidder.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 5:14pm PST

Get up close and personal with Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg as she shares work from I Cut My Hair, a mini-comic journal about her creative process, working in education, pet ownership and more.

Mini-comics come alive when Julia Gfrörer and partner perform Ariadne auf Naxos, comics about time and death, gods and saints, knights and spies, babysitting, the apocalypse, courtesy phones and the benefits of being a ghost.

Target audience: Adult

Date of event: October 20, 2009

Direct download: 20091020_Zinesters_Talking_Eisenberg__Gfrorer.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 12:26pm PST

Glamorize your life Golden Girls-style with Scott and Zach, the editors of Miami, You've Got Style, a detailed Golden Girls fanzine with an episode guide and a map of the house where characters Dorothy Zbornak, Rose Nylund, Blanche Devereaux and Sophia Petrillo lived. Scott and Zach also provide in-depth wardrobe analysis and funky fashion tips.

Take a hilarious trip with Dr. Danny Q. Swank and his Tales from the Bus, a compendium of bizarre, bawdy, bumpy, and occasionally brutal happenings witnessed on public transportation, torn from the pages of the strangely true and truly strange zine Manuscripts Don't Burn.

Target audience: Adult

Date of event: October 13, 2009

Direct download: 20091013_Zinesters_Talking_Swank__Style.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 7:52pm PST

Becky Morton takes you way back to The Oregon Trail, her zine containing excerpts from the journal of Frances Henderson, who traveled from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail in 1846, illustrated with images from the educational computer game "The Oregon Trail."

Artist, activist and filmmaker Marc Moscato showcases WPA artworks in Portland in Art for the Millions, an audio CD and 28-page guided tour of local public works projects of the Works Progress Administration, a federally funded program that provided relief to millions of idle workers during the height of the Great Depression.

Target audience: Adult

Date of event: October 6, 2009

Direct download: 20091006_Zinesters_Talking_Moscato__Morton.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 3:16pm PST

Are You Bully Proof? with Berry Kruijning Discover how to recognize a workplace bully. Find out why bullies bully and learn three tools to stop the bullying.
Direct download: 20091029_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:48am PST

An Interview with Will Hornyak: Tapestry of Tales 2009 Will Hornyak returns to the Tapestry of Tales in November 2009 for its 10th anniversary.  In this interview Will talks about his transformation from journalist to carpenter to storyteller, the importance of storytelling for everyone from incarcerated youth to corporate employees, and much more. 
Direct download: 20091015_MCLTapestryInterviewWillHornyak.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 9:07am PST

Historic Zinesters Talking - Craphound Zine and Reading Frenzy Bookstore

Sean Tejaratchi, creator of the zine Craphound, an internationally known zine of clip art, and Chloe Eudaly, founder of Reading Frenzy, an independent press emporium in Portland,Oregon, discuss the creative scene in Portland during the 1990s that lead to the creation of their zine and bookstore.

You can also watch and listen to a streaming slidecast of this presentation. When you get to the link, scroll down to get to the presentation labeled "Zinesters Talking."

Target Audience: Adult

Date of Event: October 24, 2009

Direct download: 20091024_MCLCraphoundintroutrCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 1:37pm PST

Title Raves: Summer Reads with Ellen Heltzel, Joss Antonio Milian, Lloyd Cohn and Sara Ryan

Leading off the discussion was a panel of people known around town for their love of reading and books. Sharing their insights about books, writers and writing are Ellen Heltzel, former book editor and coauthor of Between the Covers: The Book Babes' Guide to a Woman's Reading Pleasures; Joss Antonio Milian, independent filmmaker currently promoting a documentary feature about the environment; Lloyd Cohn, owner of Watch This! DVD store in downtown Portland; and Sara Ryan, novelist, comics writer and librarian.

Direct download: 20090505_MCLTitleRaves.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 1:29pm PST

Issues, Interests & Icebergs with Chris Sheesley Explore the fundamental keys to effective conflict resolution. Identify your core concerns, interpret others' demands and create collaborative agreements. Discover the essential art of turning negative statements into positive outcomes.
Direct download: 20091015-MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:20pm PST

2009 Teen Author Lecture

M.T. Anderson is perhaps best known for his National Book Award and Printz Honor-winning duet, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation. (Volume 1: The Pox Party and Volume 2: The Kingdom on the Waves.) Feed, his satire on consumerism and the decline of language, is both critically acclaimed and controversial, and has been challenged in many schools, including some here in the Pacific Northwest. He is also the author of several picture books; a vampire novel, Thirsty, published before the current craze; and a series for younger readers, Pals in Peril, (Whales on Stilts, The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen, and Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware), which satirizes classic children's adventure books.

Youth Services Director Ellen Fader welcomes the audience, Hillsdale Library Teen Council member Ulysses Duckler introduces Mr. Anderson. Among other topics, Anderson's wide-ranging talk touches on writing as a way to travel through time, how the incessant marketing messages directed at teens attempt to convince them that unless they continue buying, they will always be found wanting, and how a writer's dark vision can be a spur for readers to change a broken world.

Date of Event: October 12, 2009

Target Audience: Teens and Adults

Direct download: 20091012_MCL_MTANDERSONCC.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 2:24pm PST

Enjoy some highlights from Woodstock Library's October 6th celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Listen to clips of beautiful Chinese music performed by the Orchids and Bamboo Ensemble as well as lively bilingual songs sung by children who participated in the bilingual sing a long. Learn more about some of the special programs Multnomah County Library offers via interviews of library staff and the special guests invited to participate in the festivities.
Direct download: 20091006_WODMidAutumnFestival.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 12:07pm PST

听赏穆鲁玛郡Woodstock图书馆在10月6日晚间举办中秋节特别庆祝活动的精彩片断。透过图书馆职员与特别来宾的访问更深了解某些图书馆所推动的特别节目与课程,同时享受兰竹中乐团当晚所演奏的优雅曲目以及参加双语歌唱活动儿童可爱又活泼的歌声。

Direct download: 20091006_WOD_Chinese_Language_MidAutumnFestival.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 9:16am PST

Bog Child (Booktalk)

Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd. 18-year-old Fergus runs high in the Irish hills to escape. His brother, an IRA sympathizer, is on a hunger strike in prison, and might die soon. Fergus needs to succeed in school to get to continue his studies. And now even his running is no escape, because he's been asked to be a courier for strange packets he suspects are drugs. When Fergus finds a bog mummy from the year AD 80 he's amazed at how her story parallels his own.

Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Bog_Child_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 2:31pm PST

Facts of Life; Stories (Booktalk)

Facts of Life; Stories by Gary Soto. What do you do when you find out your new friend  is secretly robbing people's houses? What would you do if you found out you weren't a legal citizen - and your parents never told you? Ten short stories about Latino kids who all have to make an important choice. The decision is up to them!

Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Facts_of_Life_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 1:30pm PST

Brothers Torres (Booktalk)

Like the book The Outsiders? Check out Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees. Right when Frankie gets up the nerve to ask Julianne to Homecoming, it all blows up with his older brother Steve, who's been staying out all night with local Cholos and picking fights in their small New Mexican town.

Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Brothers_Torres_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 1:16pm PST

Three local crafter-writers discuss their writing in the context of the followng questions:  1. How did each of you become crafty authors?  2. What is your best advice for someone who aspires to write a craft book?  3. Name a favorite craft book and/or a local resource for craft supplies.  4. How do you go about searching for interesting craft materials?

Susan Beal is a non-stop crafter and writes the blog, West Coast Crafty. She is the author of Button it Up : 80 Amazing Vintage Button Projects for Necklaces, Bracelets, Embellishments, Housewares & More; Beadsimple : 150 Designs for Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets, Embellishments, and More :  Essential Techniques for Making Jewelry Just the Way you Want It; and Super Crafty : Over 75 Amazing How-to Projects.  Diane Gilleland is the author of Kanzashi in Bloom : 20 Simple Fold-and-Sew Projects to Wear and Give, and the blog, CraftyPod.  Alicia Paulson is the author of Stitched in Time : Memory-Keeping Projects to Sew and Share and the blog, Posie Gets Cozy.  The audience question and answer period is included.

Direct download: 20090920_MCLWriters_HwdCrafters.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 3:12pm PST

An Interview with Anne Rutherford: Tapestry of Tales 2009 Anne Rutherford returns to Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival in 2009 for its 10th Anniversary.  In this interview Anne talks about how she became a storyteller, where she finds her inspiration, and more. 

Learn more about Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival. 
Direct download: 20090922_MCLTapestryInterviewAnneRutherford.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 4:19pm PST

To get you excited for the fifth annual Zinesters Talking series of events in October and November 2009, Christopher Cuttone, library assistant at North Portland Library and member of the Zine Library Group, reads zine reviews and teasers.

Direct download: 20090225_Christophers_zine_reviews.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 12:15pm PST

Hey Kids!  Listen to an interview with Amy Sachs of the Pixie Project, and learn all about adopting and taking care of cats and dogs.  Then check out these great books on cats and dogs, which you can find at the Multnomah County Library:

Shelter Dogs

The Bravest Cat

Everything cat : what kids really want to know about cats

Everything dog : what kids really want to know about dogs

How to talk to your cat

How to talk to your dog
Direct download: 20090917_MCL_Pets.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:57pm PST

Welsh Month @ Central Library: Welsh Poetry with John Good Welsh language poetry with John Good.  John was born in South Wales, into a house where the Welsh language was spoken.  Over the past twenty years, he has given bilingual presentations on Welsh culture, sharing poetry, music and literature.  This program was presented to celebrate Left Coast Eisteddfod, Portland

Direct download: 20090819_MCLWelshPoetry.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:56pm PST

Claudette Colvin (Booktalk) In March 1955, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a mostly white bus...months before Rosa Parks made the news for doing the same thing.
Direct download: 20090821_MCLClaudette_Colvin_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:58pm PST

Return to Sender (Booktalk) Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez. After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.
Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Return_to_Sender_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:55pm PST

Masterpiece (Booktalk) Masterpiece by Elise Broach. After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Masterpiece_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:51pm PST

Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Booktalk) Mostly True Adventures of Homer P Figg by Rodman Philbrick. Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.
Direct download: 20090821_MCLMostly_True_Adven_of_HomerLC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:44pm PST

 Book Crafts

Groan! Fall's here and it's back to school. But in your spare time, check out these books about book crafts: things involved with writing, making and publishing your own books. Books reviewed include:

Indie Publishing; How to Design and Produce your Own Book ed. by Ellen Lupton

In Print! 40 Cool Publishing Projects for Kids by Joe Rhatigan

Cool Calligraphy by Anders Hanson

Making Books that Fly, Fold, Wrap, Hide, Pop Up, Twist and Turn by Gwen Diehn

Direct download: 20090821_MCLbookcraftsCCRF.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:07pm PST

Reconstruct a Tee! T-shirt reconstruction is the new knitting!  Listen to some great book and online resources for turning your t-shirts into fabulous things to wear, including T-Shirt Makeovers, Generation T, Tease, and threadbanger.com. 
Direct download: 20090713_MCLReconstruct_a_Tee.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:09pm PST

Elfriede Wuckert walked up the steps of the Albina Library (now Titlewave) in the late 1920's holding her mother's hand.  Her family emigrated in 1925 from Germany and quickly became library "regulars.”  Listen to her stories of the citizenship classes her mother attended along with the memories of what it was like to be new in town and find friends in the books she carried home by the “armfuls.”  Hear what is different, but also what remains stable and familiar in the library for people new to the country.
Direct download: 20090530_MCLelfriede.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:20am PST

Zine readings by Shawn Granton, Editor of The Zinesters Guide to Portland and the author of Temporary Relocation Project and Ten -foot-rule and Erica Schreiner, author of The Way Things Used to Be and Argyle. Adult program Zinesters Talking, recorded live at Central Library August 26, 2008.

Direct download: 20080826_ZinestersTalkingCentral.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 9:49am PST

Insomnia Solutions with Dr. Greg Nigh Always tired, but can't sleep? Is your productivity suffering? Come explore the causes and learn about natural simple therapies to help you snooze through the night to improve your efficiency and mood during the day.
Direct download: 20090514_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:56pm PST

Social Media 101 and the New Marketing with Bret Bernhoft

FaceBook, MySpace; what are they and why would I be interested if I'm over 25? Learn why social media sites are THE way to connect with your target audience.

Date of Event: Thursday May 7, 2009

Direct download: 20090507_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:33pm PST

Carolyn Main is a freelance cartoonist from Portland, Oregon, and a featured speaker of Stumptown Comics Fest 2009. She specializes in the cute, gross and bawdy world of animation, comics and graphic novels. Here she discusses her work, webcomics and the differences between publishing on the web vs. paper. Adult programming recorded live at Central Library April 16, 2009.
Direct download: 20090416_MCLCarolynMainZT.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 12:38pm PST

Mini-comics artist Dunja Jankovic reads from her work Department of Art, accompanying herself on keyboards, followed by Hellen Jo reading from Jin and Jam #1 and other works, ending with questions and answers for both artists from the audience. Both are Sparkplug Comics artists, and featured speakers of Stumptown Comics Fest 2009. Adult programming recorded live at Central Library, April 17, 2009.

Direct download: 20090417_MCLHJoDJankovicZT.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 10:11am PST

Tools for Getting Unstuck with Tasha Harmon Discover tools for getting out of stuck spots, making decisions you will feel good about and creating the forward motion you need to make changes happen.
Direct download: 20090430_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:01pm PST

Manuel Arellano from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Manuel Arellano is a library staff member who is missed at Central because he is now located at Midland Library. Manuel hails from Peru

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-11-Manuel_Arellano.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 5:01pm PST

Nemesio Guzman from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Nemesio Guzman has been in radio for 14 years and is now producing and hosting tv shows for the Spanish speaking community.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-10-Guzman.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 4:57pm PST

Martin Gonzalez from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Martin Gonzalez, is TriMet LEP outreach coordinator.  He is also a member of Portland Public Schools Board of Directors and president of the Board of Latino Network.  He resides in Oregon since 1987.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-09-Martin_Gonzalez.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 3:39pm PST

Laura O. Foster from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience

During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Laura O. Foster explores urban neighborhoods and tells their stories in her books, Portland Hill Walks and Portland City Walks, both published by Timber Press. She is also the editor of Metro's  Walk There! guidebook of 50 walks, and is working on a book about Lake Oswego, due out in 2010. She leads walks for Metro, the City of Portland, the Forest Park Conservancy and other groups.

Target Audience: Adults

Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-08-Laura_Foster.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 2:53pm PST

Deborah Hopkinson from Oregon Reads 2009: Meet the Authors Oregon Reads 2009 is a community reading program that took place in nearly every public library and in every county in Oregon during the state's sesquicentennial, January through April of 2009. Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson was selected as a title for younger readers for the Oregon Sesquicentennial. In this talk, Hopkinson talks about Oregon's state symbols and what makes a writer. She also shares the stories from her books Apples to Oregon, Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, and the forthcoming Stagecoach Sal.
Direct download: 20090427_MCLOregonReads_Hopkinson.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 2:36pm PST

Janet Irwin from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Janet Irwin is a native Oregonian and a native Washingtonian – her parents lived in Milwaukie Oregon, but she was born in Vancouver Washington.  She has a life long love of both states, especially the areas along the Columbia River. Janet is a reference librarian at the Central Library.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-05-Janet_Irwin.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 2:32pm PST

Helen Raptis from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Currently Co-Host of AM Northwest, Helen Raptis has lived in the great state of Oregon since the early nineties, when she was a news reporter and anchor for KVAL-TV in Eugene.  Originally from Seattle, Helen now lives in East Vancouver with her husband David and two cats, and a return to the Rose City is in the works for the very near future.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-07-Helen_Raptis.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 2:10pm PST

Virginia Euwer Wolff from Oregon Reads 2009: Meet the Authors Oregon Reads 2009 is a community reading program that took place in nearly every public library and in every county in Oregon during the state's sesquicentennial, January through April of 2009. Bat 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff was selected as a title for younger readers for the Oregon Sesquicentennial. In this talk, Wolff shares some of her inspirations for the book and illuminates her writing process. At the beginning of this event, a group of sixth grade girls from Metropolitan Learning Center act out a reader's theater presentation excerpted from Bat 6.
Direct download: 20090427_MCLOregonReads_Wolff.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 1:03pm PST

Gabriel Boehmer from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Gabriel Boehmer is a third-generation Oregonian and author of "City of Readers: The Book Lover's Guide to Portland." His essay "Trapped in America's Most Livable City" was recently published The Grove Review: A Literary Journal. He has lived in Portland, with brief escapes, since 1964.


Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-06-Gabriel_Boehmer.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 12:29pm PST

David Schmitke from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Formerly of KPTV's Good Day Oregon Home and Garden, David Schmitke has lived in Oregon since he started going to school at the University of Portland in 1983.  He was a news reporter at KOIN TV for several years, and met his wife, Helen, at KVAL TV in Eugene where he worked as a reporter and news anchor for eight years.  David currently lives in Vancouver, but can't wait to move back to Portland.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-04-David_Schmitke.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 12:20pm PST

Ross Huffman-Kerr  from This   Oregon Life: Stories   About Your Oregon   Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Ross Huffman-Kerr has been a professional actor in Portland for over 30 years.  Besides film, television and commercial work, he was an actor, writer and director for Storefront Theatre and a member of Tygre's Heart Shakespeare Company.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-03-Ross_Huffman-Kerr.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 12:09pm PST

Barbara Drake from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Barbara Drake is eternally grateful to her parents for moving from Kansas to Oregon in 1941. She is the author of several books of poetry, of Writing Poetry, a college creative writing textbook widely used and in print for the past 24 years, and of Peace at Heart: an Oregon Country Life.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-02-Barbara_Drake.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 11:59am PST

April Henry from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

April Henry is a native Oregonian who writes thrillers for adults and teens.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-01-April_Henry.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 11:22am PST

The William Stafford Commemorative Birthday Event at Central Library: Readings & Presentations Central Library hosted readings and presentations commemorating Oregon's late poet laureate on Sunday, January 25, 2009.

Featured participants included:

Jim Scheppke presents “William Stafford and the Oregon Poetry Collection.” Mr. Scheppke has been State Librarian of Oregon since 1991.
Ellen Louise Hart and Holly Springfield present “Where the Right Word Again Begins Time”: William Stafford and Emily Dickinson. Ms. Hart writes about Emily Dickinson's manuscripts, and about prosody and the visual line in Dickinson's poetry and correspondences. Ms. Springfield is a meditation teacher, storyteller and independent student and teacher of Emily Dickinson’s poetry and founder of the Portland Chapter of the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS).
Don Colburn is a health reporter for The Oregonian.
Kirsten Rian was recently nominated for inclusion in the 2008 Best New Poets anthology.
Joseph A. Soldati, host for the program, has published numerous poems and essays in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, including most recently The Litchfield Review, The Enigmatist, and Writers Dojo. His poem, “Elegy” will appear in the forthcoming (April 2009) anthology Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090125_MCLWilliamStafford.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 10:26am PST

Controlling Desk Rage: Courage Under Fire with Sharon Sayler Learn what to do (and not do), non-verbally, to save yourself when working with volatile people and situations.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090423_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:13pm PST

 

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Todd Hewitt has spent his life listening to the Noise -- the thoughts of every living thing on the New World. But it's the day he hears nothing that changes everything.

 

 

 

Direct download: 20090424_MCLKnifeofNeverCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 2:48pm PST

2009 Children's Author Lecture Jon Scieszka’s many books have won awards and sold over 11 million copies. Scieszka is also the founder of Guys Read, a nonprofit literacy organization. In 2008 the Library of Congress chose Jon Scieszka to be the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a two-year position in which Scieszka’s mission is to get kids excited about reading. In his lecture, Scieszka talks about the cool stuff he has acquired since becoming an Ambassador, tells stories about his books and his childhood growing up as the second oldest of six brothers, and answers questions from kids in the audience.

Date of Event: Monday, April 20, 2009
Target Audience: Everybody
Direct download: 20090420_MCLJonScieszka.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 1:08pm PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Perspectives on Positive Aging with Dr. Fritz Fraunfelder

Dr. Frederick T. "Fritz” Fraunfelder, ophthalmologist, founding member of the Casey Eye Institute and author of Retirement Rx discusses the four phases of retirement and eight key traits for aging and retiring well.

Consider taking Dr. Fraunfelder's “Retirement Docs" Quiz,” a self-assessment tool to predict how well you will do in retirement http://www.theretirementdocs.com/Quiz.htm.

Direct download: 20090325_MCLFraunfelder.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 11:42am PST

Multnomah County Library Director Finalists Public Forum - Part 3 of 3
Director candidates:  Vailey Oehlke

Listen to a presentation by Vailey Oehlke, a candidate for the position of Director of Libraries for Multnomah County.    Recorded on April 14, 2009 and moderated by Jana McClellan on behalf of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler, the session includes a short presentation as well as a question and answer session with the audience.
Direct download: 20090414MCLDirectorFinalistsPublicForum_VaileyOehlke.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 11:31am PST

Multnomah County Library Director Finalists Public Forum - Part 2 of 3
Director candidates:  Christian Kruse

Listen to a presentation by Christian Kruse, a candidate for the position of Director of Libraries for Multnomah County.    Recorded on April 14, 2009 and moderated by Jana McClellan on behalf of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler, the session includes a short presentation as well as a question and answer session with the audience.
Direct download: 20090414MCLDirectorFinalistsPublicForum_ChristianKruse.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 11:09am PST

Multnomah County Library Director Finalists Public Forum - Part 1 of 3
Director candidates:  Holly Carroll

Listen to a presentation by Holly Carroll, a candidate for the position of Director of Libraries for Multnomah County.    Recorded on April 14, 2009 and moderated by Jana McClellan on behalf of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler, the session includes a short presentation as well as a question and answer session with the audience.
Direct download: 20090414MCLDirectorFinalistsPublicForum_HollyCarroll.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:08am PST

City of Readers: A Book Lover's Guide to Portland with Gabriel Boehmer Portland has a love affair with books. Take an entertaining and informative "tour" of area bookstores, libraries, literary landmarks and authors led by popular local author Gabriel Boehmer.
Direct download: 20090409_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:06pm PST

Feng Shui Made Easy with Kirsten Havnaer


Find out more about the foundations and history of Feng Shui, Chi flow and how to arrange your environment to enhance your life with speaker, Kirsten Havnaer.  Presented at Hollywood Library on October 7, 2007.


Direct download: 20081008_MCLHwdBrownBag_FengShui_.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:59pm PST

An evening with Randy Shaw, author of the new book Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century . In "Beyond the Fields," Shaw reveals the untold story of how the spirit of "Sí Se Puede" that began with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers in the 1960s still sets the course for today’s social justice movements. Shaw finds that the influence of Chavez and the UFW has ranged far and wide: in labor campaigns like Justice for Janitors, in the building of Latino political power, in the fight for environmental justice, in the growing national movement for immigrant rights, and even in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. SEIU Executive Vice-President Eliseo Medina praises Shaw’s book as a "stirring account of how the UFW transformed people’s lives," and LeRoy Chatfield of the Farmworkers Documentation Project says it is a "must read" for former UFW volunteers.

Direct download: 20090304writers_RandyShawCentral.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 12:16pm PST

Helen and Alison read a poem from the book Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
Direct download: 20090411_MCLBook_Lice.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:39am PST

Writers Talking:  Jean Johnson

Jean Johnson reads and presents no-fuss recipes from her book, Cooking Beyond Measure: How to Eat Well without Formal Recipes.

Demonstrations included simple no-cook recipes — like sliced pears dipped in flax meal laced with cardamom, cottage cream and raspberries with homemade whole grain muesli, or roasted garlic on whole-grain bread.

Direct download: 20090315_MCL_writers_JeanHwd.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 4:21pm PST

Plan for Success with Jenny Gallagher A good plan provides clarity, increases motivation and includes an action strategy. Learn the key ingredients for creating a plan that will guide you toward success.
Direct download: 20090219_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:06pm PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Move On: Helping Your Aging Parents Manage Their Possessions

 Are you helping your parents downsize or move? The task of sorting through a lifetime's possessions can be physically and emotionally challenging. Explore new options, including senior move management and charitable giving.

Bill Smith created a senior move management company, called Take Care Move Assistance, to serve the needs of the Portland senior community. Lorca Harrison is the owner of DoughNation, a service that helps clients donate and dispose of their possessions in an organized and sensitive way.

Direct download: 20090211_MCLMoveOn.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:01am PST

LeAnn Locher writes the popular Portland blog, LeLo in NoPo. She'll talk and share photos of her 3-year experience of creating and growing her blog, how it began as a personal journey and self exploration, and what she found along the way. Blogging creates connections to people, issues, cultures, and even social change, and has led to real-world connections, clients, and friends. She'll share a case study of blogging a topic that grew into a quick community action, with a flurry of news throughout the blogosphere and local media outlets. With writers now blogging and bloggers now writing, is there a place for the two to meet?

Direct download: 20080518_MCLWritersTalking_LeAnnLocher.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 1:34pm PST

Kristian Williams, a journalist and a member of Rose City Copwatch, is the author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America and American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination. Jules Boykoff teaches political science at Pacific University in Forest Grove and is the author of Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the United States. The authors discuss their books and answer questions from the audience.

Direct download: 20080406_MCLWritersTalkingKristianWilliams.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 12:26pm PST

Interview with Portland Children's Author Dale E. Basye Librarian Cathy Camper interviews children's author Dale E. Basye about his book Heck Where the Bad Kids Go, writing and future projects. Hear the Heck theme song too!
Direct download: 20090213_MCLDaleBasyeCC.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 2:45pm PST

Coaching for Leaders with James Warrick Leaders are most effective when they help others take action. Learn some coaching skills to help people find the clarity to move forward.
Direct download: 20090212_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:29pm PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: You and Your Aging Parents: Practical Tools to Address Their Changing Needs

 Are you finding it difficult to talk to your parents about their care needs? Learn about community resources, websites and checklists that can help you help them. For this presentation, please download or link to Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families, a handbook published by AARP: http://www.aarp.org/makeadifference/gettinghelp/articles/prepare_to_care.html

Loriann McNeill is the Family Caregiver Support Program coordinator for Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services, and has extensive personal and professional experience in family caregiving. Questions? Contact Loriann McNeill at 503-988-3646 x26263

Direct download: 20090128_MCLMcNeill.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 7:50am PST

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with John Patterson Hear a local solar energy expert give an overview of energy conservation with reduction tips that you can use today.
Direct download: 20090205_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:45pm PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Taking Care of You: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

 Few things are more stressful than what you've taken on as a caregiver. Learn about  the impact that caregiving can have on your health and well-being, and get tools and resources to help.

Kathy Shannon manages Legacy Caregiver Services, an array of programs designed to assist the family caregiver. Leslie Congleton has worked in the field of aging/caregiving since 1985 and is program coordinator/trainer for Legacy Caregiver Services.

Direct download: 20090121_MCLLegacyCare.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:35pm PST

Most traditional library services were designed when information was relatively scarce and library users had to adapt to the ways of the library if they wanted to get their hands on these resources. Now that information is everywhere, libraries need to "futureproof" themselves by updating their services to match changing community expectations. This lively and interactive session focuses on the real world trends that are shaping the future of public libraries.

Access to this podcast is provided by the presenters and by Multnomah County Library as a public service, and its use is limited to noncommercial purposes.

Direct download: 013009-Futureproof-PM-Part2of2-EditedByDC.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:13am PST

Most traditional library services were designed when information was relatively scarce and library users had to adapt to the ways of the library if they wanted to get their hands on these resources. Now that information is everywhere, libraries need to "futureproof" themselves by updating their services to match changing community expectations. This lively and interactive session focuses on the real world trends that are shaping the future of public libraries.

Access to this podcast is provided by the presenters and by Multnomah County Library as a public service, and its use is limited to noncommercial purposes.

Direct download: 013009-Futureproof-PM-Part1of2-EditedByDC.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:00am PST

Seven Practices for the Chronically Nice with Craig English and James Rapson Chronic niceness can cause severe anxiety and undermine careers. Craig English and James Rapson will explore seven powerful practices from their book Anxious to Please. Discover how to transform niceness anxiety into strength and compassion.
Direct download: 20090129_MCLEnglish.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:30am PST

The Bulls-eye Resume: Hitting the Mark with Dawn Rasmussen Attract the attention of prospective employers and compete in a crowded marketplace by creating a targeted, well-designed and strategic resume. Discover key tips that will make you stand out and shine.
Direct download: 20090122_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:27am PST

It's All About People - Really! with Steven Fulmer Business is personal because it depends upon humans; and what odd creatures we can be! Come explore five key human strategies for increasing leadership, communication and decision making skills.
Direct download: 20090115_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:56am PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Combining Work and Care for an Aging Parent: Effects on Health,

 Learn about the stresses and rewards of combining work and elder care, develop effective coping strategies, and get helpful resources.

Margaret B. Neal, Ph.D., is the director of the Institute on Aging at Portland State University and a well-known scholar in the areas of aging, work and family. She has written several books, most recently Working Couples Caring for Children and Aging Parents with Dr. Leslie Hammer.

Direct download: 20090114_MCLNeal.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 12:30pm PST

Heck Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye. Everybody screws up a little right? You might not end up in H - E- double hockey stick, but would you still screw up if you knew you'd end up in Heck?
Direct download: 20090123_MCLHeckWheretheBadKidsGo.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 10:17am PST

1