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Speaker: Philip Mandel

This is the fourth session in a four-week series co-sponsored by Portland Community College and Multnomah County Library to develop and increase your professional skills. Learn skills that will help you sail through the holidays almost stress-free. Philip Mandel has taught several stress-management workshops for PCC over the past several years. He notes that the holidays provide a great time to get together with family and friends, but they can also be stressful.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 25, 2018

Direct download: Brownbag_HolidayStress_20181025.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Speaker: Brenda Buratti

This is the third session in a four-week series co-sponsored by Portland Community College and Multnomah County Library to develop and increase your professional skills. Brenda Buratti helps you identify your priorities as well as time-wasters, and gives you strategies to make the most of your valuable time.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 18, 2018.

 

Direct download: Brownbag_ExtremeTimeMgmt_Buratti_20181018.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Speaker: Tsipora Dimant

This is the second session in a four-week series co-sponsored by Portland Community College and Multnomah County Library to develop and increase your professional skills. Discover the roots of conflict and the mediation skills needed to find effective solutions. Learn how to have discussions that are balanced, direct, and fair.

Ms. Dimant authors a monthly column for the Oregonian newspaper on Mediation and Conflict Resolution. She is in the process of writing a chapter on Mediation for the Oregon Bar Association.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 11, 2018

Direct download: Brownbag__Conflict_Resolution_Dimant_20181011.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Speaker: Tasha Harmon

This is the first session in a four-week series co-sponsored by Portland Community College and Multnomah County Library to develop and increase your professional skills. Discover tools for getting out of stuck spots, making decisions you’ll feel good about and creating the forward motion you need to make changes happen. These techniques are applicable on a personal level and in organizations.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 04, 2018,

Direct download: Brownbag_GettingUnstuck_Harmon_20181004.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:26am PST

Portland Opera's Manager of Education and Outreach, Alexis Hamilton, delivers a spellbinding presentation on Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella). She is joined by Portland Opera's new rehearsal pianist, Joel Ayau, and additionally the singing talents of mezzo-soprano Kate Farrar, tenor Alasdair Kent and baritone Ryan Thorn.

Description of the opera from the Portland Opera website,

"A storybook tale that is sure to charm audience members who are young, and young at heart, this new production of Rossini’s classic opera will glitter as brightly as Cinderella’s royal ball gown."

Recorded Live at Central Library: July 8, 2018.

Direct download: Opera-Preview-Cinderella-7-8-2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm PST

Portland opera previews their production of Charles Gounod's opera "Faust" with the sets designed by John Frame. This 50-minute program is hosted by Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox with musical highlights by singers Thomas Cilluffo, Kate Farrar and Shi Li.

Description the opera from the Portland Opera website,

"Lyricism and legend converge in Gounod’s unforgettable masterpiece. When the devil appears and offers Faust a second chance at youth in exchange for his soul, he makes the pact, and then uses his newfound powers to seduce the youthful and innocent Marguerite—with tragic consequences."

Recorded Live at Central Library: June 3, 2018

 

Direct download: Opera-Preview-Faust-6-3-2018.mp3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52am PST

Join us for a special preview of Portland Opera’s upcoming production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. This 50-minute program is hosted by Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox with musical highlights performed by Thomas Cilluffo, Helen Huang, Shi Li and Kate Farrar.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 29, 2018

For more information, visit Portland Opera.

Direct download: 20180429_Opera_Rigoletto.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am PST

Speaker: Tracee Wells-Bryant

Branding is not just for organizations and products anymore!  Explore how to authentically foster what people associate with you when they hear your name. Boost your self-confidence and networking power. 

Co-sponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 19, 2018

Direct download: Brownbag_PersonalBranding_20180419.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:53am PST

Speaker: Lisa Regan Vienop

Wish you could break up with stress? Instead, learn new ways to appreciate the challenges and opportunities that stress can bring to your life. Relaxation and coping skills will be discussed and demonstrated.

Co-sponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 12, 2018


Speaker: Jennifer Anderson

Inspired to find a new professional direction, but worried about the possible negative effects of making a big change? Learn how to overcome the top seven challenges every re-careerist faces.

Co-sponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: February 8, 2018

Direct download: Brownbag_PlantYourselfWhereYouWillBloom_20180208.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:25am PST

Speaker: Steven Fullmer

For many people, it’s not fame or fortune that they seek but knowing they’re significant and have contributed to the world in some meaningful way that matters. They become paralyzed by the thought: “If I only knew how.” In this session, we explore how to move forward.

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: February 1, 2018

Direct download: Brownbag_Howtobesignificant_20180101.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:22am PST

Speaker: Michele Mather

No need to quit your day job to have a passion project on the side. Want to tap your creativity, create more connection, or identify a volunteer gig? Kickstart the process with Michele Mather, CPC, and walk away with an outline to guide you.

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: January 25, 2018

Direct download: Brownbag_FindYourPassionProject_20180125.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:50pm PST

Speaker: Berry Kruijning

Are you going through a major life transition (career change, divorce, new relationship, empty nest) and feeling lost? Gain awareness about the core path to follow to life’s new destination and learn to face change with ease and confidence. 

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: January 18, 2018

Direct download: Brownbag_LostinTransitionFindYourWayHome_20180118mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:04am PST

Join us for a special preview of Portland Opera's upcoming production of Cosi Fan Tutte.

The preview is hosted by Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox with musical highlights performed by singers Antonia Tamer, Kate Farrar, Aaron Short and Ryan Thorn --in a total of seven arias from the opera.

For more information, visit Portland Opera.

Recorded Live at Central Library: July 9, 2017

 

Direct download: opera-preview-cosi-fan-tutte-20170709.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am PST

Speaker: Dr. Andy Swanson

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

Co-sponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: May 18, 2017

Direct download: Brownbag_BrainHealth_20170518.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Speaker: Paul Iarrobino

Discover the power of storytelling in your communication and how to deliver your business and personal messages in a more compelling way.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: May 11, 2017

Direct download: BrownBag_ButImNotAStoryteller_Iarrobino_20170511.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Speaker: Judith Sugg

This program offers experiences of mindfulness and an explanation of why it can truly shift our life and work. It is a key ingredient in managing stress and conflict both in our personal lives and professional settings. 

What do we mean by mindfulness? What are the benefits to bringing this awareness into our lives? Both traditional approaches to mindfulness and the research developed in the last 30 years will be incorporated into this program. The program is a combination of experiential exercises, presentation, and discussion. Judith Sugg has practiced and taught mindful techniques for 30 years. She is a business consultant and licensed counselor.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: May 4, 2017

Direct download: BrownBag_MindfulnessWorking_Sugg_20170504.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:39am PST

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 PST

Speaker: Jennifer Anderson

Learn ways to create a thriving career that's personally meaningful, financially rewarding, and rooted in your deep interests and passions.

 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 27, 2017


Speaker: Tasha Harmon

Creativity is never more important than when you're searching for an answer. See how you can tap into your most creative self when tackling any problem.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: February 2, 2017

Direct download: Brownbag_CreativeProblemSolving_20170202.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:00am PST

Speaker: Steven Fulmer

Steven Fulmer brings leadership to life with a dynamic 3D model that allows you to be an effective leader of yourself and others. His road map will guide you forward, focused and engaged, ready to turn impossible into possible.

 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: January 26, 2017


Speaker: Philip Mandel

The holidays provide a great time to get together with family and friends, but they can also be stressful. Learn six stress-busting skills that will help you sail through the holidays almost stress free!

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 27, 2016

 


Speaker: Brenda Burattti

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

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 20, 2016

Direct download: Brownbag_TimeManagementforTodaysWorld_20161020.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:00pm PST

Speaker: Michele Mather

No need to quit your day job to have a Passion Project on the side. Want to tap your creativity, create more connection or identify a volunteer gig? Kickstart the process with Michele Mather and walk away with an outline to guide you.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 13, 2016


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 PST

Speaker: Dr. Cohen Tal

A healthier brain leads to a happier person. We will discuss the latest research on supplements, food, and lifestyle to improve the function of your brain. After this lecture, you will know how to boost your memory, your ability to relax, to concentrate and to be happy.

 

Recorded Live at Central Library: September 7, 2016

Direct download: BoostYourBrainPowerNaturally_20160907.mp3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am PST

Speaker: Dr. Andy Swanson

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

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 28, 2016

Direct download: BrownBag_Brain_Health_Swanson_20160428.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Speaker: Richard Stephens

How are drones currently being used in the private and public sectors? What are the federal, state and local regulations regarding safety, privacy and property rights? What will be the future of this transforming technology?

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 21, 2016

Direct download: BrownBag_Drones_Stephens_20160421.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PST

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


Speaker: Vivian Fiallo

Interested in finding out about your personality type? If so, please join Vivian Fiallo for a seminar where we look into a variety of personality types. Discover how to type others as well as the best ways to communicate with them.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 14, 2016

 

Direct download: BrownBag_PersonalityTypes_Fiallo_20160414.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Speaker: Jennifer Anderson

Branding is not just for organizations and products anymore! Join Jennifer Anderson to explore how to authentically foster what people associate with you when they hear your name. Boost your self-confidence and networking power. 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 7, 2016

 

Direct download: BrownBag_PersonalBranding_Anderson_20160407.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:55am PST

Speaker: Elizabeth Hayes

Seventy percent of the best jobs are obtained through networking! It is who you know that gets you through the door. Get tips and tools to develop the resources to move you forward in your job search.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills. Recorded live at Central Library:

Recorded Live at  Central Library:February 4, 2016

Direct download: Brownbag_BuildingYourJobSearchNetwork_20160204.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Speaker: Steven Fulmer

If you are one of those people that knows deep inside that you are so much bigger, so much stronger, so much more than you are currently being and you are longing to call that version of yourself forward, then this hour is exactly for you. 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded Live at Central Library: January 28, 2016


Speaker: Sam Imperati

Making correct decisions is essential to individual and group success. Decision making is the art and science of removing uncertainty in what to do or believe. Optimum resolution requires courage, creativity, objectivity and good judgment.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: January 21, 2016


Speaker: Tasha Harmon

Self-judgment can paralyze you and keep you from stepping into the person you want to be. Befriend your inner critic so that you can move through fear into action.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: January 14, 2016

Direct download: Brownbag_ToolsForTrainingYourInnerCritic_20160114.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:14am PST

Speaker: Jennifer Anderson

Learn ways to create a thriving career that's personally meaningful, financially rewarding, and rooted in your deep interests and passions.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: October 22, 2015


Speaker: Philip Mandel

The Holidays provide a great time to get together with family and friends, but they can also be stressful. Learn six stress-busting skills that will help you sail through the Holidays almost stress-free!

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 15, 2015 

Direct download: Brownbag_PreventingHolidayStress_Mandel_20151015.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:00am PST

Speaker: Christopher D Sheesley

 

It only takes a millisecond to anger in tense communication situations. Learn how to apply the brakes on defensiveness while accelerating collaboration and problem solving. Gain a powerful and simple tool to help fix nearly any conflict.

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 8, 2015 

Direct download: Brownbag_BreakingTheSpiralOfBlame_Sheesley_20151008.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:59am PST

Authors/Speakers: Stacey Lee, Isabel Quintero, Tess Sharpe, and Swati Avasthi

A recent analysis of the top 100 banned books from 2000-2009 revealed that most challenged books involved characters and issues reflecting narratives outside of the dominant culture. However, books that reflect diverse narratives represent only a tiny fraction of published books. Are certain stories censored even before they are published, or not published at all? What does diversity mean in literature? Why should you read “diverse books"? Join authors Stacey Lee, Isabel Quintero, Tess Sharpe, and Swati Avasthi, for an exciting panel discussion on the importance of diverse narratives, their current books, and more.

Presented by Multnomah County Library Intellectual Freedom Committee for MCL Banned Books Week.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 3, 2015

Direct download: 20151003_MCLBannedBooksWeek.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 7:58am PST

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 PST

Speaker: Dr. Andy Swanson

 

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

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

 

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 30, 2015

Direct download: Brownbag_BrainHealth_Swanson_20150430.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:50am PST

Speaker: Judith Sugg

This program offers experiences of mindfulness and an explanation of why it can truly shift our life and work. It is a key ingredient in managing stress and conflict both in our personal lives and professional settings. 

What do we mean by mindfulness? What are the benefits to bringing this awareness into our lives? Both traditional approaches to mindfulness and the research developed in the last 30 years will be incorporated into this program. The program is a combination of experiential exercises, presentation, and discussion. Judith Sugg has practiced and taught mindful techniques for 30 years. She is a business consultant and licensed counselor.

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

 

Direct download: Brownbag_MindfulnessWorking_Sugg_20150423.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:28am PST

Speaker: Tsipora Dimant

Emotional intelligence (EQ) grows as we develop the ability and skills to recognize, understand and use emotions successfully when managing day-to-day interactions with others. Develop the four basic core competencies of Emotional Intelligence which are self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, and relationship management. 

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

 

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 9, 2015

Direct download: Brownbag_BuildingEmotionalIntelligence_Dimont_20150409.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am PST

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 PST

Join us for our 15th annual celebration of the work of Oregon's most famous and beloved poet, William Stafford. Born in 1914, Stafford was a celebrated poet, teacher, mentor, and champion of free speech and thought. He was a professor at Lewis and Clark College, received the National Book Award for Traveling Through the Dark in 1963, was poetry consultant to the Library of Congress (1970-71), and served as Oregon’s Poet Laureate in 1975.  A conscientious objector during World War II, Stafford died in 1993.

 

The program is hosted by Joseph A. Soldati, poet, long-time member of Friends of William Stafford and former chair of its board of trustees.  He is the author of four poetry books, including most recently the chapbook, On Account of Darkness.

Speakers:  Martha Gatchell, Paulann Petersen, Ingrid Wendt, Shelley Reece, Ralph Salisbury, Ann Staley, Patty Wixon, and Vince Wixon

Recorded Live at Central Library: January 25, 2015

Direct download: William_Stafford_Birthday_Celebration_20150125.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm PST

Speaker: Sam Imperati

 

Making correct decisions is essential to individual and group success. Decision-making is the art and science of removing uncertainty in what to do or believe. Optimum resolution requires courage, creativity, objectivity, and good judgment.

 

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: February 5, 2015

 

Direct download: Brownbag_DecisionMaking_Imperati_20150205.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:22pm PST

Speaker: Tasha Harmon

 

We want to live in and cultivate environments of mutual respect and trust. However, we often find ourselves judging or feeling judged by others, usually without much real evidence. Learn simple tools for creating successful relationships.

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

 

Recorded live at Central Library: January 22, 2015

Direct download: Brownbag_BuildingMutualTrust_Harmon_20150122.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:11am PST

Zinesters Talking: From Zines to Publishing

Portland is home to many authors who started out by self-publishing

their work in zines, and went on to have work published by bigger

publishers, or by becoming publishers themselves. This program will

bring together some of these authors, as well as other creators,

entrepreneurs, and connectors in the local zine community, to discuss

how Portland’s economy and culture enable innovation and access

in publishing. Recorded live at Multnomah County Library US Bank Room, February 7, 2015. 

Audience: Adult Programming

Featuring:

Chloe Eudaly, Reading Frenzy bookstore proprietor

Nicole J. Georges, writer, illustrator, comics instructor at California College of the Arts, and

advice columnist at Bitch magazine

Tonya Jones, organizer and editor of the Portland Women of Color Zine

A.M. O'Malley, writer, Program Director & Certificate Program Director at the Independent

Publishing Resource Center (IPRC)

Kevin Sampsell, writer, publisher of Future Tense Books and curator of the small press

section at Powell’s Books

François Vigneault, artist and writer, cofounder and organizer of Linework NW comics

festival

Direct download: 20150208_MCLZT_FromZinestoPublishCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 10:45am PST

Speaker: Brenda Buratti

Use free social media platforms to gain visibility in your field or look for a new job. Maximize the power of LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and decide which outlets are best for your goals.

 

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

 

Recorded Live at Central Library: January 15, 2015

Direct download: Brownbag_BoostYourCareer_Buratti_20150115.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:36am PST

Speaker: Tracee Wells

Explore the leveraging and power of personal branding. Use your new-found knowledge to gain a marketing edge, develop networks and meaningful connections, grow professionally, boost self-confidence and esteem.

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 30, 2014 

Direct download: Brownbag_PersonalBranding_Wells_20141030.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:47am PST

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 PST

Exploring Empathy: Understanding and Being Understood

Speaker: Lesley Harper

Employing empathy as a communication tool can strengthen and improve working relationships and connections. It will decrease stress in your work environment and minimize misunderstandings, creating a safe place to effectively communicate.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: October 16, 2014

Direct download: Brownbag_Exploring_Empathy_20141016.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:09pm PST

Criticize Me! with Philip Mandel

Speaker: 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 9, 2014

Direct download: Brownbag_Criticize_Me_20141009.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:21am PST

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 PST

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 PST

Author Talk with Lindsay Hill

Lindsay Hill reads from his novel, Sea of Hooks. Sea of Hooks was named as The Oregonian's #1 Northwest Book of 2013, one of New York Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2013, one of Publishers Weekly’s Top 5 Fiction titles of 2013, and a finalist for the 2014 Chautauqua Prize.

Recorded Live at Central Library: September 14, 2014

Direct download: Authortalk_LindsayHill_20140914.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 4:39pm PST

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 PST

Brain Health, with Dr. Andy Swanson

Speaker: Dr Andy Swanson

Learn natural strategies that support brain health; discover how good nutrition supports healthy brain function and overall wellness. 

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: May 5, 2014

Direct download: Brownbag__BrainHealth_Swanson_20140508.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:27pm PST

LinkedIn For Career Development, with Greg Turcotte

Speaker: Greg Turcotte

A lively and informative discussion on using LinkedIn as a tool in your career development. Explore ways to connect with others and build a strong network.

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: May, 1 2014


Building Your Job Search Network, with Elizabeth Hayes

Speaker: Elizabeth Hayes

Tips and tools to develop resources to move you forward in your job search.

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 24, 2014


Direct download: BrownBag_Buildingyourjobsearchnetwork-20130418.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:02pm PST

Tools for Getting Unstuck (2014), with Tasha Harmon

Speaker: Tasha Harmon

Discover tools for getting out of stuck spot: making decisions you'll feel good about and creating the forward motion you need to make changes happen.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: April 17, 2014

Direct download: Brownbag__ToolsForGettingUnstuck_Harmon_20140417.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:41pm PST

Resolving Conflicts in Your Life, with Tsipora Dimant

Speaker: Tsipora Dimant

Discover the roots of conflict and learn the mediation skills needed to find effective solutions.

Recorded Live at Central Library: April 3, 2014


Rev Up Your New Year's Resolutions with Phil Mandel

Speaker: Phil Mandel

Learn how to set goals that will work for you, stay motivated, and rev up your resolutions!

Recorded Live at Central Library: February 6, 2014


You're A Leader, Whether You Know It Or Not with Steven Fulmer

Speaker: Steven Fulmer

Leadership isn't a position or title, it's a behavior -- and it's personal! Steven Fulmer leads a discussion on positive leadership attributes and how to apply these skills in your own life. 


Recorded Live at Central Library: February 27, 2014

Direct download: Brownbag_YouLeaderKnowItOrNot_Fulmer_20140227.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:19pm PST

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 PST

Plant Yourself Where You Will Bloom with Jennifer G Anderson

Speaker: Jennifer G Anderson

 

Learn ways to create a thriving career that's personally meaningful, financially rewarding, and rooted in your deep interests and passions.

 

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

Recorded live at Central Library: November 7, 2013

Direct download: Brownbag_PlantWhereBloom__20131107.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:19pm PST

15 Steps to Confidence with Phil Mandel

Speaker: Phil Mandel

 

Tips on gaining confidence, self esteem and building a more positive self image.

 

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

 

Recorded live at Central Library: October 31, 2013

Direct download: BrownBag_15stepsConfidence_20131031.mp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:51pm PST

A Woman of Color's Journey: Authenticity in the Workplace with Brenda Ivelisse

Speaker: Brenda Ivelisse

 

A candid discussion of the challenges women of color face in the workforce, and sharing strategies on how to navigate those challenges while maintaining authenticity.

 

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

Recorded live at Central Library: October 24, 2013


Direct download: Brownbag_WomanofColorsJourney_20131024.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:31am PST

Celebrating 100 Years of Central Library: Tour of Central Library, hosted by Local Authors

Join local authors for a tour of Central Library.

Speakers: Kerry Cohen, Bart King, Paulann Petersen, and Phil Stanford

Take a historical tour of the Central Library with this podcast. This tour was commissioned as part of Central Library’s 100th birthday celebration in September of 2013, and is designed to be listened to while walking through the building, as Library features and facts are highlighted by a group of local author narrators.

Recorded live at Central Library: Summer of 2013

Direct download: 20130928_Centennial_Central_Library_Tour_Podcast.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:09am PST

Revive Your Resolutions with Phil Mandel

Speaker: Phil Mandel

Remember those NYR's resolutions? If you're like most people, they've slipped onto the back burner by now. Learn how to bring them back to life using the tools of NLP.

 

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

 

Recorded live at Central Library: May 2, 2013

Direct download: BrownBag_ReviveYourResolutions_20130502.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:52pm PST

Brain Health with Andy Swanson

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

Recorded at Central Library: May 9, 2013

Direct download: 20130509_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:29pm PST

Building Your Job Search Network with Elizabeth Hayes

Seventy percent of the best jobs are obtained through networking. It is who you know that gets you through the door. You'll learn tips and tools to develop the resources to move you forward in your job search.

Recorded at Central Library: April 18, 2013

Direct download: 20130418_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:28pm PST

Job Coaching with Jennifer Anderson

Speaker: Jennifer Anderson

Learn ways to frame and focus your job search, and find a career rooted in your deep interests and passions.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: April 11, 2013

Direct download: BrownBag_JenniferAndersonJobCoach_20130411.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:23pm PST

Everyday Conflict Resolution with Mary Forst & Molly Keating

Speakers: Mary Forst & Molly Keating

 

Conflict is a natural part of life. The question isn't whether you'll experience it, but how to find effective solutions, both at work and home.

 

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

Recorded live at Central Library: April 4, 2013

Direct download: BrownBag_EverydayConflictResolut_20130404.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:42pm PST

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War Session 5

Session 5: War and Freedom

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 30, 2012

Direct download: LetsTalkMakingSenseoftheCivilWarSession5_May302012.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:16am PST

Managing Conflict

Speaker: Sam Imperati

Disagree without being disagreeable; fix problems without fixing blame. Discover the conflict resolution and communication tools necessary to reach resolution, not just settlement.

Recorded live at the Central Library: February 28, 2013

Direct download: 20130228_MCLBrownBag_ManagingConflict.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:25pm PST

Tools for Getting Unstuck with Natasha Harmon

Speaker: Natasha Harmon

Tools for Getting Unstuck:Discover tools for getting out of stuck spots -- in your personal and work lives -- making decisions you'll feel good about and creating the forward motion that makes change happen.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: February 21, 2013

Direct download: 20130221MCL_BrownBag_Harmon.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:20am PST

We May Be Getting Older, But We Don't Have to Act It with Flora Novarra

Speaker:Flora Novarra

We May Be Getting Older, But Don't Have to Act It with Flora Novarra

Three key lifestyle choices keep us younger and more energized. You know the first two: exercise and nutrition. Learn why social interaction/engagement is the crucial third task for living your life with gusto.

Recorded live at Central Library: February 14, 2013

Direct download: 20130214MCL_BrownBag_Novarra.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:36am PST

How to Get What you Mean, Not What You Say with Steven Fulmer

Speaker: Steven Fulmer

How to Get What you Mean, Not What You Say with Steven Fulmer.

Building a life is like building a house, and the right tools make all the difference. Add a few more skills to your tool belt to achieve craftsmanship-quality, success and happiness in your life.

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

Recorded live at Central Library: January 30, 2013

Direct download: 20130130_MCLBrown_Bag_Fulmer.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:36am PST

William Stafford Birthday Celebration 2013

Join us for our 13th annual celebration of the work of Oregon's most famous and beloved poet, William Stafford. Born in 1914, Stafford was a celebrated poet, teacher, mentor, and champion of free speech and thought. He was a professor at Lewis and Clark College, received the National Book Award for Traveling Through the Dark in 1963, was poetry consultant to the Library of Congress (1970-71), and served as Oregon’s Poet Laureate in 1975.  A conscientious objector during World War II, Stafford died in 1993.

The program is hosted by Joseph A. Soldati, poet, long-time member of Friends of William Stafford and former chair of its board of trustees.  He is the author of four poetry books, including most recently the chapbook, On Account of Darkness. 

Recorded live at Central Library: January 27, 2013

Participants in this year's celebration include:

Greta Blalock is the Port of Portland Art Program Coordinator, working with local and regional visual artists and musicians to create pockets of serenity within the bustling airport environment.

A. Molotkov is a writer, composer, filmmaker and visual artist who emigrated to the U.S in 1990. His award-winning work includes the 2011 Boone’s Dock Press poetry chapbook contest for his True Stories from the Future.

Penelope Scambly Schott is a poet whose verse biography A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth received an Oregon Book Award for Poetry. She teaches an annual poetry workshop in Dufur, Oregon, and her new chapbook Lovesong for Dufur is forthcoming from Windfall Press. 

Scot Siegel, a town-planning consultant from Lake Oswego, is a former Friends of William Stafford board member. His most recent book isThousands Flee California Wildflowers.

Laura D. Weeks is an editor, translator, consecutive interpreter, and the founder of Weeks’ Wunderkinder Piano Studio. She is the author of two chapbooks, Deaf Man Talking and The Mad Woman.

Wendy Willis is the Executive Director of the Policy Consensus Initiative, a national organization devoted to improving democratic governance. Her first book of poems, Blood Sisters of the Republic, was recently published.

Direct download: Wm_Stafford_Birthday_Celebration_20130127.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:39pm PST

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

Listen


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