Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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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 PDT

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 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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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