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In this special presentation, the Venerable Geshe Tenphel from the Drepung Loseling Phukhang Monastery will describe the history and meaning of the sand mandala within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The six monks creating the mandala are on their first visit to the western world, and Geshela will share what they hope to accomplish by creating this ancient and unique piece of artwork. He will speak about how a healthy attitude about everyday living can lead to a contented and happy life. As more people experience love and compassion, we will create peaceful communities, and ultimately a peaceful world. This event is part of the week-long creation of the sand mandala in the Collins Gallery in December 2012.

Recorded at Central Library: December 14, 2012

Most of the Tibetan words spoken by the Venerable Geshe Tenphel have been removed. The English translation remains.

Direct download: 20121214_MCLMandala.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:48pm PST

Go Ahead, Make My Day! Criticize Me! with Philip Mandel

Speaker: Philip Mandel

Go Ahead, Make My Day! Criticize Me! with Philip Mandel. One of the toughest things we deal with is criticism from others. Learn how to easily de-escalate any comment or critical self-talk in order to hear something of value in the criticism.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 25, 2012

Direct download: 20121025_BrownBag_Criticize_Me.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:15pm PST

Conflict Ain’t So Bad: A New Way at Looking at Discord with Chris Sheesley

Speaker: Chris Sheesley

Conflict Ain’t So Bad: A New Way at Looking at Discord with Chris Sheesley. Examine any part of your life and you will find conflict. This presentation will help you develop a more constructive outlook on this phenomenon.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 18, 2012

Direct download: 20121018_BrownBag_Conflict_Aint_So_Bad.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:35pm PST

Feeling Stuck in Your Job? with Kirsten Meneghello

Feeling Stuck in Your Job? Learn Three Keys to Freedom with Kirsten Meneghello. Discover what may be blocking you from finding fulfillment in your job or career: not knowing what you want, an identity that is wrapped up in your job, and/or some beliefs that may be holding you back.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 11, 2012

Direct download: 20121011_BrownBag_Feeling_Stuck_in_Your_Job.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:30am PST

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? with Jennifer Anderson

Speaker: Jennifer Anderson

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? with Jennifer Anderson. It’s never too late to start again. Whether you’re looking for a new challenge or a new purpose, you’ll find tools to help you find the perfect career position for this time of your life.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 4, 2012

Direct download: 20121004_BrownBag_When_You_Grow_Up.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:43pm PST

Wordstock at the Library

Join Wordstock and the Multnomah County Library for a festival “sneak-peek” event at the Central Library.  Portland-based festival authors will read climactic scenes from their newest books; featuring Evan P. Schneider, Jerry McGill and Alexis Smith.

Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me by Jerry McGill

A Simple Machine, Like the Lever: A Novel by Evan P. Schneider

Glaciers: A Novel by Alexis Smith

Recorded live at Central Library: October 10, 2012

Direct download: 20121009_Wordstock2012_writers.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 4:20pm PST

Cafe Banned: Accessing e-books through your library

Speakers: Vailey Oehlke, Molly Raphael, Greg Williams and Brandon Barnett (moderator)

Electronic books are changing the world in unexpected and disconcerting ways for authors, publishers, libraries and readers.  In the last several years, libraries have experienced significant barriers that make it hard or even impossible to provide e-books to library users -- including barriers that have been purposely erected to shut libraries and library patrons out.  Our panel of experts will explain the barriers to e-book access in libraries that exist today, and tell you what we're doing to make sure that you'll have access to e-books from your library now and in the future.

 

Panelists:  Vailey Oehlke, Multnomah County Director of Libraries, member of ALA E-Content Working Group; Molly Raphael, Immediate Past President, American Library Association (ALA) and former Multnomah County Library Director; Greg Williams, Librarian, West Linn Public Library and Vice-chair, Oregon Digital Library Consortium (Library 2Go); Bart King, local author of An Architectural Guide to Portland, The Big Book of Boy Stuff and several other non-fiction works.

Recorded live at Central Library: September 30, 2012

 

Direct download: 20120930_CafeBanned2012.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 12:03pm PST

The Science of Being Happy and Productive, with Scott Crabtree

Speaker: Scott Crabtree

Everyone can act on these steps -- grounded in solid scientific data -- to be happier on the job. Studies show that happier people are healthier and more productive, creative, insightful, engaged and resilient!

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: September 27, 2012

Direct download: 20120927_BrownBag__Crabtree.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:20pm PST

We'll Never Have Paris; Zinesters Talking 2012

The Eigth Annual Zinesters TalkingFeatured the release of the print-only, small press literary journal We'll Never Have Paris. Speakers included Gabby Holden (My Time at Fabric Depot), editor Andria Alefhi, Jaime Borschuk, Bob Soper, Seth Kaplan and Martha Grover (One More for the People)

Recorded live at Central Library U.S. Bankroom, September 4, 2012

Audience: Adult Programming

Direct download: 20120904_MCLWellNeverhaveParisCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 1:32pm PST

While public schools cannot require devotional use of the Bible, academic study of the book is allowed. However, political and legal considerations often make discussions of the Bible either impossible or uncomfortable. Dr. Marie Wachlin, nationally recognized for her biblical literacy research, looks at the Bible as a piece of classroom literature.

Recorded at Central library: July 31, 2012

Direct download: 20120831_MCLManifoldGreatness.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:54pm PST

Troutdale Teen Council on KBOO: The Scariest Book You Ever Read

Troutdale Library's Teen Council interviews people of all ages about the scariest book they ever read. 

October 2011

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 2:08pm PST

Troutdale Teen Council on KBOO: The Letter C

Troutdale Library's Teen Council interviews youth librarian Deborah Gitlitz about the letter C's appearance in her favorite storytime books. They find plenty of other "C's" in the library, too: in the Collection, the Catalog, the events Calendar, book Chapters... 

December 2011

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 1:56pm PST

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War Session 4

Session 4:The Shape of War

Speaker: Dr Richard Etulain

Multnomah County Library presents a free five-part reading and discussion series with project scholar Richard Etulain to discuss the legacy of the Civil War.

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Local support provided by The Library Foundation. 

Recorded live at Central Library: May 19, 2012

Direct download: 20120519_CivilWar4.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:33am PST

Brain Health with Andy Swanson, N.D., L.Ac.

Discover how what you eat affects the brain. Learn natural strategies to support nervous-system health, enhance neurological performance and prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, MS and other conditions.

Recorded live at Central Library: May 10, 2012

Direct download: 20120510_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War Session 3

Session 3:Making Sense of Shiloh

Speaker: Dr Richard Etulain

Multnomah County Library presents a free five-part reading and discussion series with project scholar Richard Etulain to discuss the legacy of the Civil War.

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Local support provided by The Library Foundation. 

Recorded live at Central Library: April 25, 2012

 

Direct download: 20120425_CivilWar3.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

Life Scripts with Cat Wilson

Almost everyone has a life event, challenge or issue where they feel stuck. A collection of ideas will help widen perspective and encourage you to move forward both personally and professionally.

Recorded live at Central Library: May 3, 2012

Direct download: 20120503_MCL_BrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:21am PST

Zinesters Talking - Stumptown Comics Fest 2012 with Vera Brosgol and T. Edward Bak

Vera Brosgol is Russian-American and has recently published Anya's Ghost, a young adult graphic novel about how a high school friendship with a ghost turns creepy. She is also a storyboard artist at Laika, where she worked on the films Coraline and the upcoming ParaNorman.

T. Edward Bak's natural history-oriented graphic novel biography, Wild Man - The Strange Journey and Fantastic Account of the naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller, was serialized in the Fantagraphics comics anthology MOME. The aritst has conducted his own researhc in Southeast Alaskaand the Aleutian archipelago as well as the St.Petersburg (Russian Federation) where he recently delivered presentations of his work for this ongoing project.

This program was presented live at Central Library April 24, 2012.

Audience: Adult Programming

 

Direct download: 20120424_MCLBrosgolBakCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

Telling Secrets: Mary Bowser, Black Civil War Spy

Speaker: Lois Leveen

Do you ever wonder how authors weave facts into fiction? To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Lois Leveen discusses the inspirational true story behind her forthcoming novel The Secrets of Mary Bowser, about the African American woman who became a Union spy by posing as a slave in the Confederate White House.

Recorded live at Central Library: April 29, 2012

Direct download: 20120429_TellingSecrets.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 4:11pm PST

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

Speaker: 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.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: April 26, 2012

Direct download: 20120426_MCL_BrownBag_Mungeam.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the Civil War Session 2

Session 2: Choosing Sides

Speaker: Dr Richard Etulain

Multnomah County Library presents a free five-part reading and discussion series with project scholar Richard Etulain to discuss the legacy of the Civil War.

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Local support provided by The Library Foundation. 

Recorded live at Central Library: April 10, 2012

Direct download: 20120410_CivilWar2.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:02pm PST

Resolving Conflicts in Your Life, with Tsipora Dimant

Speaker: Tsipora Dimant

Discover the roots of conflict and the mediation skills needed to find effective solutions, at work and in your personal life. Learn how to have discussions that are balanced, direct and fair.

Recorded live at Central Library: April 19, 2012

Direct download: 20120419_MCL_BrownBag_Dimant.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:48am PST

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

Are you overwhelmed with job and family demands in an increasingly stressful world? Identify your priorities as well as time-wasters. Walk away with strategies to make the most of your valuable time.

Recorded at Central Library: April 12, 2012

Direct download: 20120412_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

VoiceCatcher Author Readings

Featured Speakers: Lisa Maier, Sue Parman, Victoria Wyttenberg, Pat West, Kristin Berger, Willa Schneberg, Mary Kibbe, and Wendy Willis

 

Celebrating new work by seven VoiceCatcher 6 authors; VoiceCatcher Co-editor Kristin Berger emcees this lively reading of prose and poetry.

VoiceCatcher is an all-volunteer nonprofit that supports and nurtures women writers and artists in the Portland Metro area.

 

Recorded live at Central Library: March 31, 2012

Direct download: 20120331_VoiceCatchers.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 10:12am PST

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War Session 1

Session 1: Imagining War.

A scholar lecture by Dr. Richard Etulain.

Dr Etulain provides an overview of Civil War history and literature for a discussion of "March," by Geraldine Brooks and part one of the "America's War" anthology. 

Recorded live at Central Library: March 25, 2012

Direct download: 20120325_CivilWar1.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 4:37pm PST

Science and The Doctor (Who)

Speaker:Dr. John Freeouf

For all you Doctor Who fans out there: how does The Doctor do what he does? Could time travel really work? How can something be bigger on the inside? And who looks at a screwdriver and thinks, "Ooh, this could be a little more sonic"? Join Portland State University physicist Dr. John Freeouf as we explore these questions and more!

Recorded live at Central Library: March 7, 2012.

Direct download: 20120307_MCL_Dr._WhoScience.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 9:25am PST

Informational Interviews with Elizabeth Hayes

One effective strategy for getting your dream job is to conduct informational interviews. Learn how to connect with key managers and develop techniques that put you on the inside track to the job!

Recorded live at Central Library: March 1, 2012

Direct download: 20120301_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:55am PST

Sheconomics with Grace Antares

Understand the emotional forces and barriers that influence women's success with money. Using a clinical study from the University of Hertfordshire, speaker Grace Antares shares solutions to better spending.

Recorded live at Central Library: February 23, 2012

Direct download: 20120223_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:58pm PST

Writers Talking: Joe Sacco

Portland cartoonist-journalist Joe Sacco talks about his work. Sacco is author of Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde: The war in Eastern Bosnia, But I Like It, Footnotes in Gaza and other works. In 1996 he won the American Book Award, and Footnotes in Gaza is a 2012 Oregon Book Award Finalist.

This podcast was recorded live at the Central Library U.S. Bank Room, February 18, 2012.

Audience: Adult

 

Direct download: 20120218_MCLJoeSaccoCC.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 9:40am PST

HUMAN Strategies: It's All About the People 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 improving leadership, communication and decision-making skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: February 16, 2012

Direct download: 20120216_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:54am PST

Speaker: Tasha Harmon

Learn simple, effective ways to shift your approach from a dynamic of complaint to a dynamic of cooperation

 

Recorded live at Central Library: February 9, 2012

Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm PST

Speaker: Tasha Harmon

Learn simple, effective ways to shift your approach from a dynamic of complaint to a dynamic of cooperation.

Recorded live at Central Library: February 9, 2012

Direct download: 20120209_MCLBrownBag_Harmon.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:17pm PST

Central Library presents readings and presentations commemorating Oregon's late poet laureate William Stafford.

Hosted by Joseph A. Soldati.

Featuring: Jane Glazer, David Rutiezer, Kirsten Rian, Mark Thalman, Diane Holland and Bob Balmer.

Recorded live at the Central Library: January 29, 2012

Direct download: 20120129_MCLWilliamStafford.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 5:23pm PST

Selling Without "Selling" with Philip Mandel

Whether you are trying to sell a product, an idea or a point of view, the traditional hard sell may not be the most effective approach. Discover a method that encourages people to WANT what you're offering.

Recorded live at the Central Library: February 2, 2012

Direct download: 20120202_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:21pm PST

Anna Hibiscus (Booktalk)

Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, amazing Africa! Read how Anna uses secret cell phone conversations to save the day for her visiting auntie, plus two more tales of adventure.

Audience: kids and teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_Anna_Hibiscus_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:14pm PST

Trash (Booktalk)

Trash by Andy Mulligan

Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country's dump.

Audience: Teen

Direct download: 20111220_Trash_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 4:10pm PST

Me and Rolly Maloo (booktalk)

Me and Rolly Maloo by Janet S. Wong

An unpopular girl cheats on a math test when the most popular girl in school asks her to give her answers.

 

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_Me_and_Rolly_Maloo_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:04pm PST

White Crow (booktalk)

White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick

Sixteen-year-old Rebecca moves from London to a small, desolate village crumbling into the sea, when her policeman father is involved in a scandal at his job.  She becomes friends with Ferelith, a Goth girl who likes "things that are frightening." They spend the summer together exploring the village's sinister history. Back in 1798, the town's local priest was involved in a devilish experiment, one that suddenly also involves the two girls. Warning: you will have to finish this book, if you want to be able to sleep without nighmares!

Audience: Teen

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_White_Crow_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 2:19pm PST

A Tale Dark and Grimm (Booktalk)

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_Tale_Dark__Grimm_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:07pm PST

I am J (booktalk)

I am J by Chris

J, who feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl, runs away from his best friend who has rejected him and the parents he thinks do not understand him when he finally decides that it is time to be who he really is.

Audience: Teen

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_I_Am_J_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 2:03pm PST

Poop Happened (book talk)

Poop Happens  by Sarah Albee

Throughout the ages, the most successful civilizations were the ones who realized that everyone poops and they'd better figure out how to get rid of it! From the very first flushing toilet (invented way earlier than you would think) to the efficient Roman aqueducts (possibly inspired by the goddess of sewers!) to castles in the Middle Ages whose moats used more than just water to repel enemies, Poop happened! traces human civilization through this revolting yet fascinating subject.

Audience: Kids and Teens

 

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_Poop_Happ_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:31pm PST

No Passengers Beyond this Point (book talk)

No Passengers Beyond this Point by Gennifer Choldenko

With their house in foreclosure, sisters India and Mouse and brother Finn are sent to stay with an uncle in Colorado until their mother can join them, but when the plane lands, the children are welcomed by cheering crowds to a strange place where each of them has a perfect house and a clock that is ticking down the time.

Audience: kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_No_Passng_beyond_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:14pm PST

Grand Plan to Fix Everything(booktalk)

Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami

Eleven-year-old Dini loves movies, and so when she learns that her family is moving to India for two years, her devastation over leaving her best friend in Maryland is tempered by the possibility of meeting her favorite actress, Dolly Singh.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_Grand_Plan_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:54pm PST

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