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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

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