Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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Life by Design @yourlibrary: Perspectives on Positive Aging with David Rozell

Hear David Rozell facilitate a discussion on the importance of community as we age. What are the qualities of a community that will allow us to age positively?


David Rozell is a certified retirement workshop facilitator leading life planning workshops and classes in California and Oregon since 2004. He is an adjunct instructor in gerontology at Marylhurst University where he teaches Creative Aging classes and he also teaches courses through Life by Design NW at PCC.


Recommended reading for this presentation is Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose by Richard Leider and David Shapiro.


Perspectives on Positive Aging is a monthly speaker series at Central Library and is made possible through the library’s partnership with Life by Design NW and, in part, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Direct download: 20090730_MCLPPARozell.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:00pm PST

Whether you are in yours 30s, 40s or 50s, this presentation uses a variety of tools (personality inventories, success factor self analysis, etc.) to help you discover the perfect career position ofr this time of your life. This class is offered in partnership with PCC ommunity Education.

Recorded January 17, 2010

Direct download: 20100117_MCL_HwdPCCJenniferAnderson.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 12:16pm PST

Creating Beloved Community

Dr. Martin Luther King had the dream of creating beloved community, one that is grounded in love and that encourages people to care for one another. Explore in this session how we can create beloved community in our personal lives and in our community.


Roslyn Farrington currently serves as faculty member in Portland State University’s Women’s Studies Department. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and served as the Executive Director of the Oregon Commission for Women from 2000-2005. 



Recommended reading: Search for the Beloved Community: The Thinking of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kenneth L. Smith


This program was part of a series entitled, Creating Connection and Community, that was sponsored by Multnomah County Library, partners with Life by Design NW, and offered in May 2009.

Direct download: 20090512_MCLFarrington.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 9:47am PST

Global Concerns, Grassroots Solutions with Toby Dittrich and Richard Brenne The creators of the groundbreaking Global Climate Change online PCC course will share stories from the trenches.
Direct download: 20100121_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:10am PST

Dream It, Plan It, Do It! with Frank Mungeam

Learn where to get the courage to dream, how to take that first step and what achievers do to overcome obstacles that stop others.

Recorded January 14, 2010

Direct download: 20100114_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:14pm PST

Stinky: A Toon Book (Booktalk)


Stinky: A Toon Book by Eleanor Davis

Stinky, a monster who lives in a swamp, gets upset when a boy named Nick starts hanging around his swamp, and so he tries to scare Nick away. A 2009 Geisel Award honor book.

Direct download: 20091228_MCLStinkyBT_JP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:09pm PST

Chicken Said, "Cluck!" (Booktalk


Chicken Said, "Cluck!" by Judyann Grant

Earl and Pearl do not want Chicken's help in the garden, until a swarm of grasshoppers arrives and her true talent shines.

Direct download: 20091228_MCLChickenBT_JP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:41pm PST

Being Teddy Roosevelt (Booktalk)


Being Teddy Roosevelt by Claudia Mills

When he is assigned Teddy Roosevelt as his biography project in school, fourth-grader Riley finds himself inspired by Roosevelt's tenacity and perseverance and resolves to find a way to get what he most wants--a saxophone and music lessons. A 2010 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award nominee.

Direct download: 20091228_MCLTeddyRooseveltBT_JP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:57pm PST