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Examining Portland's Forgotten History Through Zines.

The Dill Pickle Club, a civic organization that organizes educational projects on local history, culture and civics, talks about Oregon History comics, Lone Fir Cemetery, with author and Portland Mercury reporter Sarah Mirk. Board members of the Club present a slide lecture on their "Forgotten Histories" programs, while Sarah discusses the process of researching, writing and working with 10 artists in illustrating under-acknowledged facts of Oregon history.

Recorded October 12, 2010 at Central Library

Direct download: 20101012_MCLZT_KnowYourCity.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 9:53am PST

Beloved novelist Tamora Pierce discusses where her ideas come from, where she gets names for her characters, and what books are in store for her readers.

Recorded October 18, 2010

Direct download: 20101018_MCL_TAMORAPIERCE.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 4:49pm PST

Extreme Time Management for a 26/7 World with Brenda Buratti

Are you overwhelmed with job and family demands? Speaker Brenda Buratti will help you to identify your priorities and your time-wasters. Walk away with strategies to make the most of your valuable time.

Recorded October 14, 2010

Direct download: 20101014_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:05pm PST

All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

While spending the summer at their grandmother's Vermont inn, two prankster siblings awaken young ghosts from the inn's distant past who refuse to "rest in peace."

Audience: Kids and Teens

 

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_All_the_Lovely_Bad_Ones.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 9:39am PST

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes by Peggy Elizabeth Gifford

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes by Peggy Elizabeth Gifford

Moxy Maxwell thinks of a better, faster way to complete her Christmas thank-you notes.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Moxy_Maxwell_Does_Not_Love_Writing.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 9:21am PST

Math Rashes and Other Classroom Tales by Douglas Evans

Math Rashes and Other Classroom Tales by Douglas Evans

Nine short stories that present episodes of education gone crazy.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Math_Rashes_and_Other.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 9:09am PST

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

This is a story in which a bulletin board falls on Stanley while he is sleeping. After being squished, he finds that being flat has its advantages.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Flat_Stanley.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 8:57am PST

Any Small Goodness by Tony Johnston


Any Small Goodness: a Novel of the Barrio
 by Tony Johnston

Arturo and his family and friends share all kinds of experiences living in the barrio of East Los Angeles--reclaiming their names, playing basketball, championing the school librarian and even starting their own gang.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Any_Small_Goodness.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 8:44am PST

Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis

Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis

Julian joins a secret society devoted to the love of science and the creation of super-cool, technologically advanced inventions.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Secret_Science_Alliance.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 8:29am PST

Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell

Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell

Sahara doesn't do any homework or any classwork after her father leaves and consequently, she must repeat the fifth grade.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Sahara_Special.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 8:21am PST

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett Krosoczka

Lunch Lady serves up French fries and justice.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Lunch_Lady__the_Cyborg_Substitute.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 5:15pm PST

Portland author Jesse Harrington reads from his Brains series about zombies passing as humans and the punks who recognize and resist them.

Local artist Daniel Duford discusses his comics and public art installations exploring the urban legend of the The Green Man of Portland.

Recorded at North Portland Library on October 5, 2010.

Direct download: 20100105_Zinesters_Talking_P-town_Paranormal.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 3:11pm PST

Marvin Redpost: Is He a Girl? by Louis Sachar

Marvin Redpost: Is He a Girl? by Louis Sachar

If you really could kiss your elbow, would your gender change?

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20101008_MCL_Marvin_Redpost_Is_He_a_Girl.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:06pm PST

Workin' It with Gabby Holden and PRWA

Zinesters talk about earning a living.  

Gabby Holden shares insights and lowlights from My Time at Fabric Depot.

Portland Restaurant Workers Association volunteers urge food service employees to Know Your Rights! a Restaurant Worker's Survival Guide

Recorded at Hollywood Library September 28, 2010

Direct download: 20100928_MCLZTWorkinIt2.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 11:49am PST

Join Wordstock founder Larry Colton and friends for new nonfiction readings by Portland's finest writers of the craft.

Larry Colton, No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in War and Love and Life (Crown, 2010)

Wendy Burden, Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir (Gotham, 2010)

Kevin Sampsell, A Common Pornography: A Memoir (Harper Perennial, 2010)

Recorded October 6, 2010

Direct download: 20101006_MCLAuthor_Talks.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 10:43am PST

Interview with Tonya Jones - Women of Color Zines and Workshops

Tonya Jones has been instrumental in introducing women of color in Portland to zines and zine culture through her workshops, her zine writings and her talks. In this interview with librarian Cathy Camper, she talks about how she discovered zines, how zines can impower women of color and how women can participate in her workshops. 

 Tonya was the speaker for the Zinesters Talking Women of Color at North Portland Library September 14, 2010. The podcast of that meeting didn't record, so we're posting this instead. 

Connect with Tonya Jones on Facebook at: WOC Zine Workshops (Club) 

Zines discussed in the podcast:  Shotgun Seamstress #2 by Osa Atoe  Cocoa Puss #1 by Lamesha Melton

Target Audience: Adult

Direct download: 20101004_MCLTonyaJonesWOCcc.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 12:45pm PST

Zinesters Talking - Zines Go To School

Educators Bobi Blue of Fir Ridge High School, Julie Hoffer of Open Meadow High School, and Leanne Grabel of the Rosemont school share tips about how they integrate zines into their classrooms. Learn how making, reading and sharing zines can change students lives!

For information about booking a zine workshop with Multnomah County Library School Corps for your classroom, click here.

Recorded live at Belmont Library, September 21, 2010

Target Audience: Adults

 

Direct download: 20100920_MCLZTZines_Schools_CC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

How to Follow Your Passion with Suzanne Jauchius

How to follow your passion when everyone tells you to get a Real Job. Author Suzanne Jauchius tells how she overcame a lifetime of criticism and skepticism from those closest to her. She describes her journey to success in a profession far from the norm.

Recorded September 30, 2010

Direct download: 20100930_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:34am PST

Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace with Shane Sasnow

Explore how creativity and innovation interact with the people, processes and products in business and organizational development. Discuss examples from history and find practical applications.

Recorded September 23, 2010

Direct download: 20100923_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:56am PST

Creative Problem Solving with Tasha Harmon

Creativity is always most important when you are searching for an answer. Learn to tap into your creative self when tackling any problem.

Recorded September 16, 2010

Direct download: 20100916_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:46am PST

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