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Join us for a special preview of Portland Opera's upcoming production of Puccini's La Bohème. The preview is hosted by Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox with musical highlights performed by Portland Opera's Resident Artists.

For more information, visit Portland Opera.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 30, 2017

Direct download: 20170430_Opera_LaBoheme.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Why are so many diverse books banned? Every year the library celebrates Banned Books Week and the freedom to read. Banned Books Week is an opportunity to call attention to the books most frequently targeted for censorship. Increasingly, books by diverse authors or about diverse communities wind up on the list of most challenged titles. Comic book authors Jonathan Hill (Americus), Anina Bennett (Boilerplate), and Tristan Tarwater (The Marauders' Island) will discuss this trend and express a vision for how greater inclusion means a stronger future for intellectual freedom. This panel discussion is presented and moderated by Charles Brownstein of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

Recorded Live at Central Library: September 26, 2016

Direct download: 20160926_MCLBannedBooksWeek.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:06am PDT

A Celebration of National Poetry Month with five remarkable local poets!

Carl Adamshick, author of Saint Friend

Emily Kendal Frey, author of Sorrow Arrow

Endi Bogue Hartigan, author of Pool: 5 Choruses

Jessica Johnson, author of In Absolutes We Seek Each Other

and Dao Strom, author of We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People

Each poet reads from their recent work. Poetry is alive and well!

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 30, 2016

Speakers: Michael Wieber & Tim Cook 

Learn the basics of how to install a seismic retrofit, whether it's something you think you'd like to do yourself, or you just want to understand the basic principles. Topics covered will include the goal of a seismic retrofit, basic load calculations, earthquake insurance, what features to avoid in your next home purchase, permits, assessing foundation quality, tools and hardware.

Recorded Live at Central Library: August 22, 2015

Direct download: Seismic_Retrofitting_20150822.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:26am PDT

Celebrate Women’s History Month with prose writers and poets whose new work fills the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. The featured readers include Cathy Cain, Jennifer Kemnitz, Margie Lee, Gypsy Martin, Elizabeth Moscoso, Meghana Mysore, and Jennifer Pratt-Walter. VoiceCatcher is a nonprofit community that connects, inspires and empowers women writers and artists in greater Portland/Vancouver.

Recorded Live at Central Library: March 28, 2015

Direct download: CEN_Program_VoiceCatcher_20150328.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:18am PDT

Not ready to retire? Turn your professional experience or hobby into an encore career, by starting your own business. Join us to learn about free resources and tools to get you started!

Presented by the Small Business Administration's Portland District Office and Portland Community College's Small Business Development Center.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 21, 2014

Direct download: Program_Encore_Entrepreneurship_20141021.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 4:15pm PDT

Are you looking for financing to start or grow your small business? Local experts give tips and strategies to gain more financing options.

Presented by MercyCorps Northwest, Small Business Administration’s Portland District Office, Portland Community College’s Small Business Development Center

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 7, 2014

Direct download: Program_Access_to_Capital_20141007.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:44am PDT

Curious about starting your own business? Learn more about what to consider before taking the leap, as well as some tips for getting started writing your business plan. 

Presented in partnership by SCORE, Portland Community College's Small Business Development Center and Multnomah County Library.

Recorded Live at Central Library: September 23, 2014

Direct download: Program_StartingYourOwnBusiness_20140923.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:41pm PDT

Why Jane?

Speaker: William J. Boyd

Hundreds of books and many movies inspired by Jane Austen's six novels have been released over the years. Literary societies devoted to her works exist all over the world. Why is Jane Austen so popular today?

Recorded live at Central Library: June 6, 2014 

Direct download: Program_WhyJane_20140608.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:46am PDT

William Stafford Birthday Celebration 2014: Stafford Around the World

Speakers: F.P. Alder; M. Bolsey; J. Donath; A. Hollander; J.McClellan; A. Molotkov; C. Nair; L. Nordstrom; G.B. Olds; C. Reyes & others


Central Library and the Friends of William Stafford present Stafford Around the World, a compilation of Stafford poems read in English and in 13 other languages.


Recorded Live at Central Library: January 26, 2014

Direct download: Program_StaffordAroundtheWorld_20140126.mp3.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 11:49am PDT

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