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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

Listen

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

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

Ruth and the Green Book (booktalk)

Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey

When Ruth and her parents take a motor trip from Chicago to Alabama to visit her grandma, they rely on a pamphlet called "The Negro Motorist Green Book" to find places that will serve them. Includes facts about "The Green Book.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLRuthandtheGreenBookJP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:06pm PST

Janis Joplin (booktalk)

Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel

Spreading her wings -- Out of Port Arthur -- Looking for love -- Call on me -- Monterey Pop's poster child -- Cheap thrills, drugs, and self-destruction -- Kozmic Blues -- To love somebody -- Pearl -- Love, Janis.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLJanisJoplinKH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:02pm PST

Tell Us We're Home (booktalk)

Tell Us We're Home by Marina Tamar Budhos

Three immigrant girls from different parts of the world meet and become close friends in a small New Jersey town where their mothers have found domestic work, but their relationships are tested when one girl's mother is accused of stealing a precious heirloom.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLTellUsWereHomeCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:57pm PST

Energy Island (booktalk)

Energy Island by Allan Drummond

It's windy on the Danish island of Samsø. Meet the environmentally friendly folks who, in a few short years, worked together for energy independence, and who now proudly call their home Energy Island.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLEnergyIslandJP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:53pm PST

Joe and Sparky, Superstars! (booktalk)

Joe and Sparky, Superstars! by Jamie Michalak

When Joe the giraffe and his friend Sparky, a turtle, see a television talent show, Joe tries to find Sparky's talent so that they can compete.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLJoeandSparkyGS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:47pm PST

The Big Book of Spy Stuff (booktalk)

The Big Book of Spy Stuff by Bart King

The secret to success? Know all the secrets! Learn how to escape tricycle-riding assassins. Find out why you can trust women more than men. Discover how squirrels can deliver top-secret messages. Learn the keys to tricking enemy agents. Create a disguise that renders you invisible in a crowd of two.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLBigBookofSpyStuffCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:39pm PST

The Unforgettable Season (booktalk)

The Unforgettable Season: the Story of Joe Dimaggio, Ted Williams and the Record-setting Summer of '41 by Phil Bildner

Tells the story of baseball greatest heroes Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams and how during the summer of 1941 they each set records that still stand.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLTheUnforgettableSeasonKH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:38pm PST

Super Chicken Nugget Boy vs. Dr Ned-Grant and His Eggplant Army (booktalk)

Super Chicken Nugget Boy vs. Dr Ned-Grant and His Eggplant Army by Josh Lewis

When school bully Dirk Hamstone pushes him to the dark side, Dr. Myron Ned-Grant develops an army of evil eggplants bent on world domination and it falls to Fern Goldberg's alter ego to save the world.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLChickenNuggetGS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:33pm PST

Amelia Lost (booktalk)

Amelia Lost: the Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming

Tells the story of Amelia Earhart's life--as a child, a woman, and a pilot--and describes the search for her missing plane.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLAmeliaLostJP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:28pm PST

Little Pink Pup (booktalk)

Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby

Pink, a piglet who is the runt of the litter, is adopted by Tink, a dachshund who is nursing a litter of her own, and Pink is raised in the house along with the puppies.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLLittlePinkPupGS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:17pm PST

I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat (booktalk)

I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat by Carolyn Beccia

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLIFeelBetterWithaFrogInMyThroatJP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:09pm PST

Orangutans are Ticklish (booktalk)

Orangutans are Ticklish by Steve Grubman

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLOrangatansAreTicklishJP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:06pm PST

The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh

In 1347, when fourteen-year-old orphan William Paynel, an impoverished servant at Crowfield Abbey, goes into the forest to gather wood and finds a magical creature caught in a trap, he discovers he has the ability to see fays and becomes embroiled in a strange mystery involving Old Magic, a bitter feud, and ancient secrets.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLCrowfieldCurseCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:27pm PST

Clink (booktalk)

Clink by Kelly DiPucchio

While newer, fancier robots are quickly purchased, Clink, an old-fashioned robot who can only make toast and music, gathers dust and feels downhearted until a young boy enters the shop looking for something special.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLClinkGS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:11pm PST

Anya's Ghost (Booktalk)

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brogol

In this graphic novel, Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, feels like she'll never fit in with kids at school. Then she falls down a well, where she stumbles onto a skeleton. And meets a ghost. The ghost needs her help, and offers in return, to help Anya survive in school. At first, having a ghost for a friend is great. Until the ghost starts taking over...

Audience: Teens

 

Direct download: 20111220_Anyas_Ghost_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 9:13am PST

Bink and Gollie (Booktalk)

Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220__MCL_Bink_and_Golly_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:12pm PST

I Spy Fly Guy (Booktalk)

I Spy Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

While playing hide-and-seek with Buzz, Fly Guy is taken away by a garbage man.

2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_Fly_Guy_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:06pm PST

We Are in a Book (Booktalk)

We Are in a Book by Mo Willems

Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?

2010 Theodore Seuss Geisel Award

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_We_Are_in_a_Bk_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 12:41pm PST

How Oliver Olson Changed the World (Booktalk)

How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills

Afraid he will always be an outsider like ex-planet Pluto, nine-year-old Oliver finally shows his extremely overprotective parents that he is capable of doing great things without their help while his class is studying the solar system.

A 2012 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_How_Oliver_Olson_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 12:22pm PST

Flight of the Phoenix; Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist Book One (Booktalk)

Flight of the Phoenix; Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist Book One By R.L.LaEvers

In 1928, when timid ten-year-old Nate learns that his parents have been lost at sea, he joins his father's cousin on a flight to Arabia where they must oversee the death and rebirth of the phoenix, thus beginning his training as a "beastologist."

A 2012 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_Nathaniel_Flood_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 12:13pm PST

Judy Moody and Stink; The Mad Mad Mad Treasure Hunt (Booktalk)

Judy Moody and Stink; The Mad Mad Mad Treasure Hunt by Megan McDonald

During a weekend trip to Ocracoke Island, siblings Judy and Stink Moody take part in a pirate treasure-hunting game, in which various clues lead them to silver coins, or "pieces of eight," hidden across the island.

A 2012 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_Judy_Moody_Pirates_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 12:07pm PST

Magical Ms. Plum (Booktalk)

Magical Ms. Plum by Bonnie Becker

The students in Ms. Plum's third grade class soon learn that there is something very special about their teacher and her classroom's mysterious supply closet.

A 2012 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCLMag_Ms_Plum_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 11:51am PST

Calvin Coconut; Trouble Magnet (Booktalk)

Calvin Coconut; Trouble Magnet by Graham Salisbury

Nine-year-old Calvin catches the attention of the school bully on the day before he starts fourth grade, while at home, the unfriendly, fifteen-year-old daughter of his mother's best friend has taken over his room.

A 2012 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 2011220_MCL_Calvin_Coconut_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 11:40am PST

Nubs; The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle (Booktalk)

Nubs; The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle  by Brian Dennis

The story of a wild dog who befriended Marine Major Brian Dennis in Iraq, and, when they were separated, trekked seventy miles through the desert winter to rejoin his friend.

A 2012 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20111220_MCL_Nubs_Mutt_Marine_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:11pm PST

Baseball is one of America's central institutions, and it has long reflected the complicated and painful history of race in the United States. Pride and Passion is an exhibition that tells the story of black baseball players over the past century and a half. Dr. Thabiti Lewis, Associate Professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver and author of the book Ballers of the New School: Race and Sports in America offers an engaging look at the content of this exhibition.

Exhibition open: December 3, 2011 - January 22, 2012

Direct download: 20111203_Pride_and_Passion.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:24pm PST

Stress Less This Holiday Season with Sarai St. Julien

Author and life-coach Sarai St. Julien helps you cope with holidays and crazy days, year-round. Experience a quick and simple relaxation technique you can do anywhere, anytime.

Recorded live at Central Library: November 3, 2011

Direct download: 20111103_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:52pm PST

Three Keys to Difficult Conversations with Berry Kruijning

We often avoid difficult conversations out of fear of conflict, being misunderstood or that the issue won't be resolved. Join Berry Kruijning to learn the three keys to starting and having these difficult conversations.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 27, 2011

Direct download: 20111027_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:23pm PST

Matt de la Peña talks about growing up in National City, poverty, Mexican and White, going to college and becoming a famous author.  Absolutely hilarious!

Direct download: 20111017_MCL_MATTDELAPENA.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 2:12pm PST

Conflict Ain't So Bad 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.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 20, 2011

(Parts of the audience group discussions deleted)

Direct download: 20111020_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:09am PST

Zinesters Talking: Martha Grover and Nicoles Georges

Night of Sharing. Martha Grover (Somnambulist) will discuss her hilarious zine about family meetings. Families are downsizing and sharing households, and this phenomenon is reflected in her zine.

and. . .

Nicole Georges will present her work Tell It Like It Tiz, a zine that shares anecdotes and stories of the elders at the Marie Smith senior center in Portland. Georges will also discuss her upcoming graphic novel Calling Doctor Laura.

Recorded Live October 11, 2011 at Hollywood Library

Target Audience: Adult

Direct download: 20111011_MCLNGeorgesMGroverCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 5:05pm PST

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

It's never too late to start again. Speaker Jennifer Anderson will identify tools to help you find the perfect career for this time of your life.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 13, 2011

Direct download: 20111013_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:46am PST

Leaks, Tweets & Deletes: Intellectual Freedom in a Digital World

Join us for a discussion of the notion of freedom of information in a rapidly changing digital landscape. Panelists will discuss the Wikileaks disclosures, the uprisings in the Arab world spurred by Facebook and Twitter, media censorship and freedom of the press in places like China, Turkey and elsewhere.

Moderator: Tim DuRoche, Director of Programs at the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

Panelist: David Wolman, author of Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling.

Panelist: Jeff Golden, political activist, radio personality, politician and author.

Panelist: Peter Laufer, author and the James Wallace Chair in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 1, 2011

Direct download: 20111001_MCLLeaksTweetsDeletes.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:36am PST

Zinesters Talking Ebin Lee and Aron Nels Steinke

Comics and Art Coming Together. Ebin Lee, cartoonist and student at Pacific Northwest College of Art, talks about getting started in comics. Does going to art school improve your art? Which school is the right one? And how do you make your way as a person of color in the mainly white world of comics and art?

and. . .

Aron Nels Steinke, cartoonist and teacher, talks about his comics. How does writing for kids, adults and oneself fit together? How important is it to maintain a life outside of art and where does inspiration ultimately come from? What is the difference between self-publishing and working with a larger book publisher? Steinke will also discuss his two new comics Super-Duper Dog Park and Big Plans, No. 5.

Recorded live at Central Library, U.S. Bank Room, October 18.2011

Target Audience: Adult

Direct download: 20111018_MCLEboneeLeeAronSteinkeCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 12:52pm PST

Zinesters Talking - Gay Genius and Asian Pacific Islander Pride Zine

 

Annie Murphy, editor of Gay Genius, a comics anthology, explores just what it means to be exceptional and LBGT in the past, present and future,

and...

 Asian Pacific Islander Pride Zine presenter Sally Moon Lee shares the diversity of Asian gay culture in Portland through this compilation zine.

Recorded live at North Portland Library, October 4, 2011.

Target Audience: Adult

Direct download: 20111004_MCLGayGeniusCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 3:33pm PST

Glee-mail: Writing Emails That Sing! with Gabriel Boehmer

Put humor into your messages without jeopardizing your career. Gabriel Boehmer will include real-life examples from his career as a Fortune 500 communications consultant and local author.

Recorded live at the Central Library: October 6, 2011

Direct download: 20111006_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:10pm PST

Besides snakes, spiders and heights, a fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias. Join author and presenter Donn Rocklin as he addresses the cause of this human fear and poses creative solutions that apply in all public speaking situations. In this program, participants will learn how to: capture and hold the attention of the audience, prepare for improvisation, and interact with and involve the audience.

Presented at Hollywood Library on September 26.

This program was presented as a workshop and has been edited for listening.

 

Direct download: 20110926_MCLFearlessPublicSpeakingHollywoodDonnRochlin.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 5:32pm PST

Face to Face: The Original Social Networking with Hannes Geiger

Grow your business successfully and enhance your interactions by building better relationships. Discover the real value of networking through the art of conversation.

Recorded at Central Library: September 29, 2011

Direct download: 20110929_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:25am PST

This Zine will Rock You!

Zines rock! PORTLAND rocks! ...and on August 3, your library rocked! Zinesters present their rock'n' roll publications for your enjoyment, edification and rock-ification. Featuring:

Music from Growler

Roz Ballard - Rozine

John Isaacson Ride the Lightning and Feedback

Jen Sbragia Diary of a Metal Girl

Kevin Cross Radio and Truly Crucial Rock n Roll

Recorded live at Central Library, U.S. Bank Room, August 3, 2011

Target Audience: Adult

Direct download: 20110803_MCLRockZinesCC2.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 9:22am PST

About 300,000 youths are trafficked for sex each year nationwide, according to the U.S. Justice Department. When Jessica Richardson was 17 years old she became a victim of this illegal industry and was trafficked throughout the west by her pimp. She's since escaped the life and is a Gresham businesswoman, teaching people how to save money on groceries.

Moderated by Emily Harris, host of Think Out Loud, OPB's daily public affairs talk show.

Recorded at Central Library: June 5, 2011

Direct download: 20110605_MCLRichardson.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 8:34am PST

Zora and Me (Booktalk)

Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R.Simon

A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and information about Eatonville, Florida.

Audience: Kids and teens

Direct download: 20110524_MCLZoraMeCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 12:23pm PST

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.

Audience: Kids and teens

Direct download: 20110524_MCLOrigamiYodaJP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 12:12pm PST

The search for WondLa (Booktalk)

The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi.

Living in isolation with a robot on what appears to be an alien world populated with bizarre life forms, a twelve-year-old human girl called Eva Nine sets out on a journey to find others like her. Features "augmented reality" pages, in which readers with a webcam can access additional information about Eva Nine's world.

Audience: kids and teens

Direct download: 20110524_MCLSearchforWondLaLC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 12:07pm PST

Where the Streets Had a Name (Booktalk)

Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Thirteen-year-old Hayaat of Bethlehem faces check points, curfews, and the travel permit system designed to keep people on the West Bank when she attempts to go to her grandmother's ancestral home in Jerusalem with her best friend.

Audience: Teen

Direct download: 20110524_MCLWheretheStreethadaNameCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 11:56am PST

Smile

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.

Audience: Kids and teens.

Direct download: 20110524_MCLSmileJP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 11:46am PST

The Secret Life of Ms. Finkelman (Booktalk)

The Secret Life of Ms. Finkelman by Ben H. Winters

Spurred by a special project from her social studies teacher, seventh-grader Bethesda Fielding uncovers the secret identity of her music teacher, which leads to a most unusual concert performance and a tutoring assignment.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20110524_MCLSecretLife_MsFinkelmanLC2.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 11:38am PST

You know you can borrow all sorts of things from the library, but how about borrowing someone else's shoes? We invite you to check out a fresh perspective and get the answer to the question, "what's it like to be someone else?"

This session's speaker is Terris Harned, 32 years old, bipolar, and a student of life. He has been experiencing houselessness off and on for 9 years.

Moderated by Emily Harris, host of Think Out Loud, OPB's daily public affairs talk show.

Recorded at Central Library: May 21, 2011

Direct download: 20010521_MCLHumanLibrary.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 3:04pm PST

Parenting from the Inside Out

Join Deborah Kass-Ray, MS, LCSW, parent educator and psychotherapist in a workshop that explores building self-esteem in children. Learn about your child’s unique temperament, strengths and challenges, and how to promote a strong parent-child relationship. Explore your own temperament and identify specific parenting strategies to help your child better manage the daily ups and downs.

Direct download: 20110130_MCL_KidsFeelSmartDeborahKass-Ray.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 5:56pm PST

Ethical Conversations with Tsipora Dimant

The roots of conflict are in the ways that we talk with and respond to each other. Learn ways to have ethical conversations to resolve conflict.

Recorded at Central library: May 12, 2011

Direct download: 20110512_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:17pm PST

Explore life from a different perspective in this series that allows you to hear "what it's like to be..." In this podcast you'll hear Emily Harris speaking with Muna Abshir Mohamud. Muna settled in the west 11 years ago as a refugee of her war-torn homeland of Somalia. Since then, she has worked on refugee rights and resettlement issues; post 9/11 education and advocacy work. A passionate educator, Muna believes that education through honest and respectful dialogue is an effective way to counter prejudicial and intolerant attitudes in our communities.

Recorded: May 7, 2011

Direct download: 20110507_MCLMuslim.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:17pm PST

Leading Through Service with Kate Dins

Explore ways to build leadership and collaboration skills that develop more effective teams.

Recorded May 5, 2011

Direct download: 20110505_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:14pm PST

The Secrets of Writing Well with Brent Walth

Author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Brent Walth talks about lessons learned as a writer and teacher. Learn skills he wishes he had 30 years ago.

Recorded April 28, 2011

Direct download: 20110428_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:00am PST

Srsly Big Deal: Making & Being Comics in Portland

From self-published mini-comic zines to traditional comic books, manga and graphic novels, comics are a seriously big deal in our community, home to big-time publishers, small presses and independent artists. Speakers Dylan Williams, of Sparkplug Comics, Dark Horse Executive Editor Diana Schutz, PSU Special Collections Librarian and Archivist Cris Paschild, and independent comics creator Julia Gfrorer discuss the cultural and economic significance of comics. The panel discussion was followed by Julia Gfrorer reading her comics Too Dark to See and Ariadne auf Naxos, with the assistance of Jesse Reklaw.

Recorded live at Central Library, U.S. Bank Room, April 14, 2011.

Target Audience: Adult

 

 

Direct download: 20110414_MCLSrslyBigDealCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 10:27am PST

Listen Up! with Berry Kruijning

Speaker Berry Kruijning leads an exploration of internal barriers to listening. Gain practical tips to improve your listening skills, equipping you to build authentic and dynamic relationships.

Recorded April 14, 2011

Direct download: 20110414_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:33pm PST

On Sunday, April 10, 2011, an enthusiastic crowd of Devon Monk fans came to hear the author read from her upcoming book and talk about her writing. She started by reading from her soon to be published "Dead Iron: the age of steam", the first book in her new steam punk fantasy series. She then took questions from the audience which included many questions about her ongoing Allie Beckstrom urban fantasy series which takes place in Portland. Her latest book in that series, "Magic on the Hunt", just came out on April 5. (about 72 minutes)

Direct download: monk.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 6:44pm PST

VoiceCatcher Authors Reading

VoiceCatcher presents prose and poetry from its fifth women writers anthology. The work of several contributing authors will be highlighted. VoiceCatcher's mission is to publish an anthology of Portland-area women's writing reflecting a diversity of voice and genre. They offer a local publishing opportunity that respects, nurtures and promotes local artists.

Web site:                http://www.multcolib.org/events/writers.html

Direct download: 20110326_MCLVoiceCatcherAuthorsReading.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 4:42pm PST

Baba Wagué Diakité

Baba Wagué Diakité is a well known artist and storyteller from Mali, West Africa. Before Mali was a country, it was a great empire whose deeds are still passed down from generation to generation. Baba will tell the 13th century epic story of the creation of the Mali Empire from Sogolon the Hunchback Woman--the spirit of the Buffalo and Maghan the Handsome—the spirit of the Lion. Their invalid son, the great Sundiata Keita grows up to unite the twelve kingdoms of Mali and create one of the greatest empires of Africa.

Direct download: 20110320_MCLBabaWagueDiakite.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

My Rotten Life by David Lubar (Booktalk)

My Rotten Life by David Lubar

Tired of continually having his feelings hurt by popular students and bullies, fifth-grader Nathan agrees to try an experimental formula, Hurt-Be-Gone, and becomes a half-dead zombie, a condition which, he soon discovers, has some real advantages.

Speaker: Joaquin Sampson

 

Direct download: 20110322_MCL_My_Rotten_Life.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 9:30am PST

My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen (Booktalk)

My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen

The author describes some of the dogs that have had special places in his life, including his first dog, Snowball, in the Philippines; Dirk, who protected him from bullies; and Cookie, who saved his life.

Speaker: Joaquin Sampson

Direct download: 20110322_MCL_My_Life_in_Dog_Years.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 9:05am PST

The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy

The only boy in Superopolis with no superpower, Ordinary Boy discovers there are some talents even better than superpowers.


The Big One-Oh

Charley makes new friends, meets his neighbor, and scares his new friends.

Direct download: 20110310_MCL.Big_One-Oh.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 5:36pm PST

Allie Finkel's Rules for Girls

Allie Finkel tries to sabotage her family's planned move.

Direct download: 20110310_MCL.Allie_Finkels_Rules_for_Girls.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 5:26pm PST

Babymouse Burns Rubber

Babymouse enters the Downhill Derby with the help of her friend, Wilson.

Direct download: 20110310_MCL.Babymouse_Burns_Rubber.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 5:17pm PST

Clementine

No one appreciates one little girl's sincere help.

Direct download: 20110310_MCL.Clementine.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:43pm PST

The Dodgeball Chronicles by Frank Cammuso (Booktalk)

The Dodgeball Chronicles by Frank Cammuso

Artie King's hopes for easing into life at Camelot Middle School are dashed when he opens a mysterious locker filled with useful, wonderful items and is pulled into a do-or-die dodgeball game that pits Artie and his friends against the school's toughest kids.

Speaker: Joaquin Sampson

 

 

Direct download: 20110322_MCL_Dodgeball_Chronicles.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:20pm PST

How to Draw 101 Things that Go by Dan Green

Learn how to draw 101 things that go! It’s easy! Follow the simple step-by-step drawings and you will soon be amazing all your friends with your newfound art skills!

Speaker: Joaquin Sampson

Direct download: 20110322_MCL.How_to_Draw_101_Things_that_Go.JS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:01pm PST

Miss Daisy is Crazy

When A.J. tells his teacher that he hates school, his teacher tells him that she hates school, too.

Direct download: 20110310_MCL.Miss_Daisy_is_Crazy.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:58pm PST

Broken Bike Boy & the Queen of 33rd Street

Queen learns not to be so bossy from a new and surprising friend.

Direct download: 20110310_MCL.Broken_Bike_Boy.EB.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:51pm PST

Half Brother (Book Talk)

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel

In 1973, when a renowned Canadian behavioral psychologist pursues his latest research project-- an experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills-- he brings home a baby chimp named Zan and asks his thirteen-year-old son to treat Zan like a little brother.

Audience: Teen

Direct download: 20110322_MCLHalfBrotherLC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 1:32pm PST

Stolen

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Sixteen-year-old Gemma, a British city-dweller, is abducted while on vacation with her parents and taken to the Australian outback, where she soon realizes that escape attempts are futile, and in time she learns that her captor is not as despicable as she first believed.

2011 Prinze Honor Award

Audience: Teen

Direct download: 20110322_MCLStolenJP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 1:27pm PST

Revolver (Book Talk)

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

Finland, 1910: Fifteen-year-old Sig is shocked to see a hole in the frozen lake outside his family's cabin and to find his father's corpse nearby. Why did Einar steer his dog sled across the lake instead of taking the safer land route? Sig's sister and stepmother go for help, leaving Sig alone with Einar's body in the cabin. Soon after, an armed stranger barges in, demanding a share of Einar's stolen gold.

2011 Prinze Honor Award.

Audience: Teen

Direct download: 20110322_MCLRevolverJP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 1:19pm PST

Ship Breaker (Book Talk)

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

2011 Prinze Award Winner

Audience: Teens

Direct download: 20110322_MCLShipbreakerCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 1:14pm PST

Moon Over Manifest (Booktalk)

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past. She discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. These mysterious letters send Abilene and her new friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest-to-goodness spy hunt. The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history.

2011 Newbery Award winner.

Audience: Teens and Kids

Direct download: 20110322_MCLMoonOverManifestCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:05pm PST

A Sick Day for Amos McGee (Booktalk)

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests.

 

2011 Caldecott Award Winner

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20110322_MCLSickDayAmosMcGeeLC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 11:30am PST

Central Library hosts readings and presentations commemorating Oregon's late poet laureate.

Host: Joseph Soldati
Featured Speakers: Greg Simon,
Donna Henderson, Elizabeth S. Johnson, Willa Schneberg, Don Colburn

Recorded January 30, 2011

Direct download: 20110130_MCL_WilliamStafford.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:33pm PST

Reference Training: Financial Literacy

Multnomah County is excited to have a two year grant to promote financial literacy among at-risk families and seniors. Over the past six months, we have been busy enhancing our collection, building a web site, and offering workshops. In December, we started distributing promotional materials about the Smart Saving program. This presentation talks about the Smart Saving program and also includes short talks from representatives from non-profit and community organizations that are providing financial services to the public. Given by Joanne Kahn and guest speakers

Direct download: 20110126_MCLFinancial_Literacy.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:22am PST

Stress Rescue with Karl Starkweather

Stress is an inevitable byproduct of life. Speaker Karl Starkweather will introduce you to techniques to recognize stress triggers, let go of no-productive patterns, release tension and improve concentration.

Recorded February 24, 2011

Direct download: 20110224_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:02pm PST

Presented by Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners on February 17, 2011.

Direct download: 20110217LibraryFundingBriefing.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:08am PST

Leadership, Courage and Heresy with Steven Fulmer

Too often we seek a magical wizard to show the way to success when we have the power within us the whole time. Discover the keys to unlocking a whole new level of success.

Recorded February 10, 2011

Direct download: 20110210_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:52am PST

Taking the Stairs with Laura Foster

Portland’s walking expert Laura Foster has recently released her latest book, "The Portland Stairs Book: Walks, Views, Stories." Join the author as she shares with you the best and most interesting staircases in Portland. Covering 207 staircases (and 10,155 steps), Foster’s journey combines geology, architecture, history and horticulture to tell the amazing stories of twenty outdoor staircases.  The stairs include the Willamette River Bridge Stairs, The Westover Terraces Steps and Rocky Butte’s Grand Staircase.  Presented at Hollywood Library January 23, 2011.
More information about Laura Foster can be found on her website at:
http://www.portlandhillwalks.com/

Direct download: 20110123MCL_Writers_LauraFosterHwd.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 11:32am PST

Mediating Conflicts in Your Life with Tsipora Dimant

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.

Recorded: February 3, 2011

Direct download: 20110203_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:07pm PST

Strategies for Embracing Change with Cheryl Hinerman

Change isn't always about completely letting go of the old. The best changes blend your history and core values with a new focus to move forward. Explore strategies to help you plan for change.

Recorded: January 27, 2011

Direct download: 20110127_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:26pm PST

Le Cheap, C'est Chic

Budget living without feeling the pinch: Chelsea Baker (Olympia) presents Cheap Cookin': A Beginners Guide to Affordable Cooking and Raleigh Briggs (Seattle) shows how to Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills.

Recorded: September 7, 2010

Direct download: 20100907_MCLZT_LeCheapCestChic.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 9:02am PST

Taking Your Retirement Distributions

Are you ready to start dipping into your retirement funds?  You worked a long time to build that nest egg, so you'll want to minimize the tax impact and know the rules to consider.  A certified public accountant from the Oregon Society of CPAs will walk you through different scenarios for taking distributions from 401k and IRA accounts, and will also touch on social security benefits and pension and annuity income.

 

Speaker: Selene Peterson, Oregon Society of CPA's

 

Recorded: January 12, 2011

Direct download: 20110112_MCL_FinancialLiteracyPeterson.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 9:23am PST

Seeking Better Interactions with Sally Rhys

Want the secret to getting along better with people very different from you? Join speaker Sally Rhys for a short survey and short lecture, followed by tips to have more satifying interactions with others.

Recorded at Central Library: January 20, 2011.

 

Direct download: 20110120_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:20pm PST

Shug by Jenny Han (Booktalk)

Shug by Jenny Han

Annemarie Wilcox - known to her family as Shug - knows that being twelve is not so easy, especially when your best friend is acting strange, your parents are fighting and your mother is drinking too much.

Audience: Grades 6-8

Direct download: 20101008_MCL.Shug.CS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 5:19pm PST

Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park (Booktalk)

Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park

Mick Harte was the coolest brother anyone could ever have, but he's dead now. Dead and gone, and his sister Phoebe still can't believe it really happened.

Direct download: 20101008_MCL.Mick_Harte_Was_Here.CS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 5:11pm PST

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Booktalk)

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is about to learn a lot more about his family history. Boring old family photos? No, action-packed adventure with enough twists and turns to kill a mere mortal. What happens when the gods of Ancient Greece turn up in Manhattan?
This is the first book in the series Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

 

Direct download: 20101008_MCL.Lightning_Thief.CS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

The Ghost's Grave by Peg Kehret (Booktalk)

The Ghost's Grave by Peg Kehret

Author Peg Kehret is known for writing action-packed mysteries set in Oregon and Washington. Elementary and middle school students will want to see what happens when Josh digs up an old grave.

Audience: Elementary and middle school students

 

Direct download: 20101008_MCL.Ghosts_Grave.CS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:46pm PST

The Amazing Life of Birds by Gary Paulsen (Booktalk)

The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leach by Gary Paulsen

Duane is twelve years old. He has a zit right in the middle of his forehead. And he's not sure he'll survive puberty.

Audience: Grades 6-8

Direct download: 20101008_MCL.Amazing_Life_of_Birds.CS.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:54pm PST

Join Deborah Kass-Ray, MS, LCSW, parent educator and psychotherapist as she explores building self-esteem in children. Learn about your child’s unique temperament, strengths and challenges, and how to promote a strong parent-child relationship. Explore your own temperament and identify specific parenting strategies to help your child better manage the daily ups and downs.

Recorded October 2010.

 

Direct download: 20101026_MCLKidsFeelSmartHWD.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 5:21pm PST

Alvin Ho, Allergic to Girls, School and other Scary Things (Booktalk)

Alvin Ho, Allergic to Girls, School and other Scary Things  by Lenore Look

A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

A Beverly Cleary Award Nominee 2011

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20101105_MCL_Alvin_Ho_Allergic_to_Girls_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:41pm PST

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (Booktalk)

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel

If you're going to give Bad Kitty a bath, you better have a suit of armor, an ambulance, and lots and lots of bandages around. Why? Bad Kitty HATES to take a bath! Read this graphic novel to find out who succeeds in getting this bad cat into the bath!

A Beverly Cleary Award Nominee 2011

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20101105_MCL_Bad_Kitty_Gets_a_Bath_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:31pm PST

Puppy Power (Booktalk)

Puppy Power by Judy Cox

Boisterous third-grader Fran has trouble controlling herself, but learning how to train her gigantic Newfoundland puppy helps her gain enough self-control to win the part of princess in the class play. Includes instructions on puppy training.

A Beverly Cleary Award Nominee 2011

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20101105_MCL_Puppy_Power_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:23pm PST

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Whether you are looking for a new challenge or a new purpose, it's not too late to start again. Speaker Jennifer Anderson will identify tools to help you find the perfect career for this time of your life.

Recorded at the Central Library: October 28, 2010

Direct download: 20101028_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:03am PST

Vailey Oehlke on Exceptional Women NW

Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke was recently profiled on Exceptional Women NW, a program that explores the achievement of local women leaders. Learn more about Vailey, the challenges facing public libraries, her takes on lifelong learning, the evolution of technology and libraries, the importance of reading for children and her vision for Multnomah County Library.

Direct download: Vailey_Oehlke_Interview_-_EWNW.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:05pm PST

Nic Bishop Frogs

Nic Bishop Frogs

Nic Bishop's photographs show all different kinds of frogs, big ones, very tiny ones, frogs with beautiful colors of skin, and one frog you can see inside of.

A Beverly Cleary Award Nominee 2011

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20101105_MCL_Nic_Bishop_Frogs_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:13pm PST

The Home-Run King (booktalk)

The Home-Run King by Patricia McKissack

During the Depression in Nashville, Tennessee, two baseball-loving brothers host Josh Gibson, a star of the Negro Leagues, in their home, and are motivated to get their own team started as well.

Beverly Cleary Award Nominee 2011

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20101105_MCL_Home_Run_King_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:04pm PST

Bed Bats and Beyond

Bed Bats and Beyond by Joan Holub

It's dawn and time for bats to go to bed, but Fang's brother Fink can't sleep. Soon the whole family tries different bedtime stories to lull Fink to sleep.

A Beverly Cleary Award Nominee 2011

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20101105_MCL_Beds_Bats_and_Beyond_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:55pm PST

With passage of the new health care reform laws, you might be confused about what it can mean for your family.   Rachael Oh, Jeremy Van der Hey, and Jerry Cohen discuss how the bill impacts us here in Oregon.  The program includes a special section for people 50 and over.

 

Speakers: Rachel Oh, Consumer Liaison-Oregon Insurance Division

Jeremy Van der Hey, Community Engagement Coordinator-Oregon Health Authority

Jerry Cohen, State Director- AARP

 

Recorded: October 12, 2010

Direct download: 20101012_MCLHealthCareandYouCentral2.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 4:33pm PST

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

Denied Detained Deported; Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration

Denied Detained Deported; Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration by Ann Bausum

An award-winning author examines the history of American immigration--a critical topic in 21st century America--particularly those lesser-known stories of immigrants who were denied entrance into the States or detained for security reasons.

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Denied_Detained_Deported_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:16pm PST

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Learn how four friends invented the sit-in; a form of non-violent protest that helped end segregation in the American South.

Audience: Kids and Teens

 

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Sit_In_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:06pm PST

Survivors Club; The Secrets and Science that could Save your Life

Survivors Club; The Secrets and Science that could Save your Life by Ben Sherwood

From award-winning journalist Sherwood comes a fascinating exploration of survival that can help prepare you for life's inevitable struggles, from cancer and crime to car accidents and airplane crashes.

Audience: Teen and Adult

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Survivors_Club_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 3:40pm PST

Leviathan (booktalk)

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Leviathan_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:33pm PST

Saving the Ghost of the Mountain; an Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia

Saving the Ghost of the Mountain; an Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia by Sy Montgomery

A pale, spotted, almost cloud-like coat makes the snow leopard uncannily invisible in its rocky mountain habitat. Author Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop accompany conservationist Tom McCarthy and his team as they travel to Mongolia's Altai Mountains to gather data about snow leopard populations in an attempt to save this endangered species.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Saving_the_Ghost_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:27pm PST

Cosmic (Booktalk)

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

 12-year old Liam looks like he's thirty. Sometimes it's not bad; for example on the first day of school the principal mistakes Liam for a teacher or when he convinces a car dealer to let him test drive a Porsche. So feeling like he's stuck between two worlds, Liam cons his way into being the adult chaperone on the first space ship to take civilians into space. But when the ship is stuck 230,000 miles from home, being mistaken for an adult is not good.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20100917_MCLCosmicLC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:17pm PST

Trickster's Choice

Teen Librarian, Sara Ryan, gives an enticing preview of the popular book, Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce.

Direct download: 20100901_MCLTricksters_Choice.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 11:48am PST

Before Columbus; The Americas of 1491

Before Columbus; The Americas of 1491 by Charles C. Mann

Did you know a pyramid larger than the ones in Egypt was built in the Americas...near St. Louis?
And one of the world's greatest genetic feats of engineering was done by Native Americans...the invention of corn!

Relearn American history, and find out how the civilizations of the Americas were as sophisticated as those in Western Europe.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_Before_Columbus_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:06pm PST

Tumtum and Nutmeg; Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall

Tum Tum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn

Wealthy, married mice Tumtum and Nutmeg find adventure when they secretly try to help two human siblings who live in a tumbledown cottage with their absent-minded inventor father.

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_Tumtum_and_Nutmeg_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:51pm PST

Tapestry of Tales Tellabration Finale 2009

 

Communities around the world gather on the same day to listen and share stories in Tellabration. This podcast of Multnomah County Library’s 10th Tapestry of Tales Festival Tellebration and Finale celebrates a world of stories with Antonio Sacre, Eth-No-Tec, and Donald Davis. Storytellers introduced by Oregon storyteller Will Hornyak.

 

Recorded November 21, 2009

 

Direct download: 20090921_MCLTapestryTellabrationFinale_.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 4:05pm PST

Every day in the Peace Corps brings a new experience, adventure or lesson. Come listen to journal entries directly from the Peace Corps volunteers who wrote them and pick up your free copy of “A Life Inspired,” a collection of stories written by volunteers (while supplies last). A Peace Corps volunteer who served in Bulgaria will also share her personal experience, answer your questions, and provide tips to guide you through the application process.

About the Panel:
Jenny Ferro
Lesotho, Africa 2002-2006
Primary Education Resource Teacher
Reading: "Peace, Rain, Prosperity"

Vicki Crumpacker
Turkmenistan, Central Asia 2000-2001
Business Advising

Erik Vidstrand
Mauritania, West Africa 1982-1984
Health Extension

http://www.peacecorps.gov

Direct download: 20090714_MCLPeaceCorps.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 1:32pm PST

Central Library hosts readings and presentations commemorating Oregon's late poet .

Featured Participants:


  • Joel Nightingale Berning presents William Stafford as a Minister. Mr. Berning is a third-year Master of Divinity student at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
  • Kate Gray published her first full-length book of poems, Another Sunset We Survive, in 2007, and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.
  • Carlos Reyes is a noted poet, writer and translator whose latest book of poetry, The Book of Shadows; New and Selected Poems, was published in 2009.
  • Penelope Scambly Schott has published several books, including A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth, which won the 2008 Oregon Book Award for Poetry.
  • Joseph A. Soldati, host for the program, has published poems and essays. Recent among his published books is Apocalypse Clam.
Direct download: 20100131_MCLWilliamStafford.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 5:42pm PST

What is your Oregon story? Whether you are new here or your family has lived here for generations, come and share stories about your Oregon experience. Five-minute maximum, no reading or performing (think “beginning, middle, end”). Featuring the Portland Storytellers Guild with Penny Walter, Sarah Hauser, Ken Iverson, Lori King, Pearl Steinberg, Anne Rutherford, Julie Strozyk.

Direct download: 20091108_MCLThisoregonLifePSG.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

For most of us, our homes are the single largest investment we'll ever make. Because the tax code heavily favors homeowners, this class will help attendees understand the importance of home ownership, and provide a step-by-step map of how the purchase process works. Because complex home-financing terms can be easily misunderstood, we will also uncover common myths associated with buying a home. Harlan Mayer and Julie Dalton present the information

Direct download: 20090927_MCLHomeOwnershipandFinancing02.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 5:07pm PST

TransitionPDX is a diverse group of Portland area residents working to build sustainable communities equipped to meet a reduced carbon future. In this presentation with Meg Bowman, TransitionPDX will examine peak oil and climate change and their predicted impact on an already strained economy. The audience will learn practical steps for easing the strain of rising food and utilities costs with Harriet Fasenfest from Preserve and Lani from the Community Energy Project. And they’ll hear how Portland neighborhoods are gearing up for transition to a resilient future.

Direct download: 20090521_MCLStayingWarmandWellFed.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:04pm PST

Raves about reading Faves @your library. Title Raves: The Great Northwest was an event where people could celebrate their love of reading and local writers. Listen in here for a discussion about who favorite Northwest authors are, what book(s) were read lately and why people liked it.

Leading off the discussion will be a panel of people known around town for their love of reading and books. Sharing their insights about books, writers and writing are:


  • Lono Waiwaiole, whose Wiley crime noir series takes place in Portland
  • Dennis Stovall and Karen Brattain, publishers at PSU’s student-run Ooligan Press
  • Jeff Baker, book editor, The Oregonian


Shared faves with the group -- and the world. Title Raves recommendations are posted on the library’s website.

Direct download: 20090407_MCLTitleRavesGreatNorthwest0.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 5:25pm PST

Sisters of the Road lead a discussion and information exchange concerning homelessness in Portland and the resources available to help those who are homeless, as well as how others can assist the homeless.

Direct download: 20090225_MCLHomelessInPortland.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:18pm PST

VoiceCatcher presents prose and poetry from its fourth women writers anthology. The work of six contributing authors will be highlighted. VoiceCatcher's mission is to publish an anthology of Portland-area women's writing reflecting a diversity of voice and genre. They offer a local publishing opportunity that respects, nurtures and promotes local artists.

Web site: http://voicecatcher.org/

Direct download: 20100327_MCLVoiceCatcherAuthorsReading.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 4:48pm PST

Bonnie Jo Campbell’s energy and biting wit make her work both brutal and laugh out-loud funny. All is weird, immediate and raw in Campbell’s stories and poems. Bonnie Jo Campbell’s new story collection, American Salvage, was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. She is also the author of the novel Q Road, and the story collection Women & Other Animals. She has won the AWP award for short fiction, the 2008 Eudora Welty fiction prize, and a Pushcart prize, and she was named a Barnes & Noble Great New Writer. The New York Times has called her stories "Bitter but sweetened by humor," and Publisher’s Weekly said Campbell details, "domestic worlds where Martha Stewart would fear to tread."

Presented in partnership with Pacific University's Master of Fine Arts in Writing program.

Direct download: 20100217_MCLWritersTalkingBonnieJoCampbell.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 5:04pm PST

Children of the Sea Volume 1

Children of the Sea Volume 1 by Daisuke Igarashi

When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea that she does.

Audience: Teens

 

Direct download: 20100716_MCLChildren_of_the_Sea_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 4:06pm PST

Biblioburro

Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter

What if your library came to you on the back of a burro?

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_Biblioburro_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Countdown

Countdown by Debora Wiles

 

Franny Chapman just wants some peace. But that's hard to get when her best friend is feuding with her, her sister has disappeared, and her uncle is fighting an old war in his head. Her saintly younger brother is no help, and the cute boy across the street only complicates things. Worst of all, everyone is walking around just waiting for a bomb to fall. It's 1962, and it seems the whole country is living in fear...

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20100716__MCL_Countdown_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:18pm PST

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

Direct download: 20100307_MCLPCCWhatDoYouWantToBeWhenYouGrowUp.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:47pm PST

Gift People: Living on Purpose - June Fleming

“I like to live my life purposefully,” says June Fleming, who at 74 is a poster child for healthy and engaged living and who nonchalantly describes her rigorous snowcamping and hiking trips. For 15 years she has been reading weekly to residents at two local care facilities, as a volunteer for the library’s Visiting Voices program. She has always loved libraries, calling them “the great equalizers” and she has a gift for reading aloud, noting that her husband and children always loved to hear her read. June has spent a lifetime cultivating relationships with elders through conversation, letters and visits and her work with Visiting Voices has deepened her respect for the wisdom of elders. June describes wisdom as the ability to adapt to change and not be diminished by loss, illness and death.  Hear a short recording of one of her reading sessions.

June is an author, too: check out copies of June’s books, The Well-fed Backpacker and Staying Found: The Complete Map and Compass Handbook.

Gift People is a program of  recorded conversations with civically engaged older adults, sponsored by Library Outreach Services, Life by Design NW and the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Direct download: 20100331_MCLGiftPeopleFleming.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:29pm PST

Gift People: Living on Purpose - June Fleming Reads

Volunteers with the library’s Visiting Voices program recognize that the joy of reading never diminishes with age. Armed with a stimulating variety of reading material from poems to novels, volunteers read to a group of elders at Portland area assisted care facilities. Reading sessions are weekly and typically range from 30-45 minutes. Hear a short passage from a reading session conducted by June Fleming, a 15-year veteran volunteer.

Gift People is a program of  recorded conversations with civically engaged older adults, sponsored by Library Outreach Services, Life by Design NW and the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Direct download: 20100420_MCLFlemingReading.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:22pm PST

Yellowstone Moran; Painting the American West

Yellowstone Moran;painting the American West  By Lita Judge

Tom Moran had never ridden a horse or slept under the stars before, but the paintings he created on his journey from city boy to seasoned explorer would lead to the founding of America's first national park.

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20100716_MCLYellwstone_Moran_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:07pm PST

Trickster; Native American Tales A Graphic Collection

Trickster Native American tales a Graphic Collection Compiled and Edited by Matt Dembicki

 

Meet the trickster, a crafty creature or being who disrupts the order of things, often humiliating others and sometimes himself in the process. Whether a coyote or rabbit, raccoon or raven, tricksters use cunning to get food, steal precious possessions, or simply cause mischief.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20100716_MCLTrickster_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 2:52pm PST

Nothing

Nothing by Janne Teller 

When thirteen-year-old Pierre Anthon leaves school to sit in a plum tree and train for becoming part of nothing, his seventh grade classmates set out on a desperate quest for the meaning of life. If you had to sacrifice something meaningful to you to prove life had meaning, what would you give up? Your pet? Your little finger? What might your friends make you sacrifice?

Like The Lord of the Flies or The Lottery, this book questions what happens when control goes out of control.  

Target Audience: Teen

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_Nothing_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 4:11pm PST

Bad news for outlaws: the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshall

Bad News for Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall by Vanda Micheaux Nelson

This biography profiles the life of Bass Reeves, a former slave who was recruited as a deputy United States Marshal in the area that was to become Oklahoma.

Target audience: Children

Direct download: 20100716_MCLBad_News_for_Outlaws_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis

Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O'Connor

In Fayette, South Carolina, the highlight of Popeye's summer is learning vocabulary words with his grandmother until a motor home gets stuck nearby and Elvis, the oldest boy living inside, joins Popeye in finding the source of strange boats floating down the creek.

Target Audience: Children

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_Small_Adv_of_Popeye_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:53pm PST

One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

Target Audience: Children

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_OneCrazy_Summer_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:43pm PST

John Adams Unbound Exhibit: Opening Remarks

Steph Miller, Central librarian and coordinator of the John Adams Unbound exhibit, and William C. Stack, educator and historian, share opening remarks about John Adams and the exhibit.

More information about the exhibit and additional resources can be found at www.multcolib.org/events/collins/adams.html.

Direct download: 20100627_MCLJohnAdamsOpeningRemarks.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:49pm PST

Every student knows that Americans fought with the British in the War of Independence in 1776 and again in 1812. What few realize is that the United States almost went to war with Britain over Oregon. Oregon was a hot topic during the nineteenth century because of its seemingly endless riches, vastness, beauty, and potential for exploitation. In this program, Robert Hamm will share primary sources - newspapers, woodcuts, accurate and inaccurate maps, and early photographs - from the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Lewis and Clark Exposition. In the U.S. Bank Room

Direct download: 20090426_MCLBecomingOregon.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 10:53am PST

The Cup is Always Half Full with Tonya Booker

Change a challenging work environment to one that is more positive. Speaker Tonya Booker shows you how!

Recorded May 13, 2010

Direct download: 20100513_MCLBrownBagmp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:28pm PST

Managing Conflict: Tips, Tricks, Traps, Tools with Sam Imperati

Investigate how to disagree without being disagreeable and fix problems without fixing blame. Discover techniques to reach resolution, not just settlement.

Recorded May 6, 2010

Direct download: 20100506_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:53pm PST

Zinesters Talking Dino Night

In celebration of Stumptown Comics Fest 2010, and of dinosaurs in general, speakers Rio Safari and James Williams show-and-tell their awesomest dinosaur minicomics, plus some sweet online cartoons.

Check out Rio's and Jame's  comics in our collection too.  

Audience: Adult

Recorded: April 20, 2010 Central Library's U.S. Bank Room

Direct download: 20100420_MCLZT_DinoNiteCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 11:22am PST

Three Ways to Enhance Brain Health with Dr. Greg Nigh

Learn how your lifestyle can enhance your neurological performance, reduce stress and prevent Alzheimer's and other degenerative conditions.

Recorded April 29, 2010

Direct download: 20100429_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:45pm PST

Building Self-Esteem with Kathy Edwards

Even the most confident have doubts from time to time, and for many these doubts lead to an inability to move forward. Learn how to break the cycle to achieve your dreams.

Recorded April 22, 2010

Direct download: 20100422_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:08pm PST

Taming Your Inner Critic with Tasha Harmon

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

Recorded April 15, 2010

Email: Tasha@LifeWorkChanges.Com

Direct download: 20100415_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:56pm PST

Using Humor in the Workplace with Gabriel Boehmer

Humor brightens any workplace when used appropriately. Gabriel Boehmer will demonstrate how to add joy to your day while keeping the fun professional.

Recorded April 8, 2010

Direct download: 20100408_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:42pm PST

Gift People: Volunteering as Self-discovery

Jim Wygant planned ahead to be useful in retirement. So, five years before retiring, he started volunteering for the Title Wave Used Bookstore. Thirteen years later and now retired, he thinks that volunteering at Title Wave is “close enough” to his dream of owning a bookstore. His passion for books, reading and libraries dates back to his grade school days when he volunteered at his school library. With over 3,000 hours given to Multnomah County Library, Jim’s service includes seven years teaching basic computer skills to older adults in the Cyber Seniors program. Cyber Seniors suits him well because it combines his love for teaching and his knack for reducing complex concepts to fundamentals. Asked what he gets from volunteering, Jim mentioned self-discovery and the opportunity to present himself in a fresh role, different from the familiar one that he played in his paid work career.

 

Gift People is a program of  recorded conversations with civically engaged older adults, sponsored by Library Outreach Services, Life by Design NW and the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Direct download: 20100304_MCLGiftPeopleWygant.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 5:43am PST

Thanks to the advocacy of journalists, lawyers and politicos, Oregon Attorney General John Kroger recently announced changes aimed at improving government openness. What does this mean for concerned citizens? Join the Society of Professional Journalists as we discuss the meaning of open, transparent government.

Direct download: 20100320_MCLsunshine.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 1:28pm PST

Best and Most Bizarre Dinosaurs

Love dinosaurs? Listen in as zinester Rio Safari and librarian Cathy Camper discuss some of the best and most bizarre dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are related to birds, but were they colored like parakeets? What's the deal with T. rex's teeny tiny arms? And what dinos had more spikes than a punk's leather jacket? Listen in and explore the books below, for more info:

Bizarre Dinosaurs;Some Very Strange Creatures and Why We Think they Got that Way by Christopher Sloan

Chased By Sea Monsters; Prehistoric Predators of the Deep  Nigel Marven and Jasper James

Extreme Dinosaurs Steve Parker and Leslie Mertz

A Field Guide to Dinosaurs; The Essential Handbook for Travelers in the Mesozoic  by Henry Gee and Luis V. Rey

Rio Safari and James Williams speak about dinosaur mini-comics at Zinesters Talking Dino Night, Tuesday April 20, 2010, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in Central Library's U.S. Bank Room.

Audience: Adult

Direct download: 20100305_MCLDinobooksCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 1:31pm PST

Making a Difference with Philip Mandel

Philip Mandel will show you how to make a difference in your life by setting and achieving your goals.

Direct download: 20100218_MCLBrownBagl.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:31pm PST

Gift People: Embarking on a Second Career

At 62, Bill Brandt-Gasuen has a rich history of volunteering in Portland including 16 years with Multnomah County Library, 15 with Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers and 10 with Race for the Cure. When he retired in 2002, the issues that concern him deeply—literacy, homelessness and poverty—motivated him to pursue a second career as a full-time volunteer for these organizations. Having recently reached 14,000 hours of service to the  library, Bill credits his civic engagement to his upbringing, an innate desire to serve and, in the words of President Obama,”... a mandate to assist others”.

 

Gift People are recorded conversations with civically engaged older adults, sponsored by Library Outreach Services, Life by Design NW and the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library

Direct download: 20100128_MCLVolProBrandt.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:29am PST

How to Tell Your Story with Nancy McDonald

Start with improv, add a dash of pathos, a pinch of standup, a bit of character and you have the path to shaping and communicating your story. Actor nancy McDonald provides the tools in this fun and informative lecture.

Recorded February 11, 2010

Direct download: 20100211_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:31pm PST

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. Discover tools to achieve craftsmanship-quality success and happiness in your life.

Recorded February 4, 2010

Direct download: 20100204_MCLFulmer.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:03am PST

Interview with children's author Matt Holm

Calling All Babymouse Fans!

Do you love Babymouse as much as I do? Then listen to this interview with Matt Holm, who, with his sister Jenni, creates the Babymouse graphic novels! Learn all about how Matt became an artist, and how you can become an artist too. Tune in to find out: Does Matt like pink? What's his favorite animal? And what's the next adventure for Babymouse? Then, head on over to the Multnomah County Library and check out the latest Babymouse graphic novel, Babymouse Burns Rubber.

Direct download: 20100122_MCLBabymouseRF.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 9:31am PST

Conversation and Conflict with Tsipora Dimant

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.

Recorded January 28, 2010

Direct download: 20100128_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:18pm PST

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Recorded January 17, 2010

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

Creating Beloved Community

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Recorded January 14, 2010

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

Stinky: A Toon Book (Booktalk)

 

Stinky: A Toon Book by Eleanor Davis

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

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

Chicken Said, "Cluck!" (Booktalk

 

Chicken Said, "Cluck!" by Judyann Grant

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

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

Being Teddy Roosevelt (Booktalk)

 

Being Teddy Roosevelt by Claudia Mills

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

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

One Boy (Booktalk)

 

One Boy by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

A boy creates ten paintings in this counting book that also explores the relationship of words within words. Turn the page, peep through the window, and the word changes! This book was a 2009 Geisel Award Honor Book.

Target audience: Children

Direct download: 20091228_MCLOneBoyBTCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:31pm PST

Perspectives on Positive Aging: Living More Authentically As We Age with Guadalupe Guajardo

Aging is an opportunity to reclaim our own unique and eccentric qualities.  Hear Guadalupe Guajardo discuss how aging frees us to move out of our socialized consciousness and conditioning, so that we can reclaim our authentic selves.

Recommended reading: From Age-Ing to Sage-Ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.

Guadalupe Guajardo is a senior associate with TACS, an organization that serves and supports nonprofit organizations. She is also a co-founder of Tools for Diversity, a multi-cultural team that addresses problems caused by discrimination and prejudice and helps build culturally competent organizations. She is bilingual and bicultural, has advanced degrees in theology and organizational development and is a member of the Sisters of the Holy Names.  

Perspectives on Positive Aging is a monthly series sponsored by Multnomah County Library, partners with Life by Design NW www.lifebydesignnw.org. This program is made possible, in part, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Direct download: 20091203_MCLPPAGuajardo.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:38am PST

Perspectives on Positive Aging: Creating a Portfolio Life with Jay Bloom

Learn how to create a richer, more fulfilling life, with new meaning and purpose.  Consider preparing a portfolio for your life after 50 and refocus your energies on meaningful pursuits.  Couples can prepare together for what may be 20 or 30 years of healthy living.  Hear Jay Bloom speak about the opportunities and challenges of this new age of life and the need for developing a "Portfolio Life”.

Recommended reading: Portfolio Life: The New Path to Work, Purpose and Passion After 50 by David Corbett.

Jay Bloom coaches leaders, managers and individuals in the private, philanthropic and government sectors through his consulting business, Bloom Anew. He also does leadership and management consulting for nonprofit and private organizations. He has been an interim President and CEO of United Way of Columbia-Willamette and President and CEO of Morrison Child and Family Services.

Direct download: 20091104_MCLPPABloom.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 12:14pm PST

In this economy, we need all the help we can get to support our healing and maintain our good health. Often referred to as “acupuncture without needles,” Energy Healing is a no-touch healing technique that offers specific, tested, step-by-step procedures for treating ailments and preventing illness.

In this program, you will hear about your energy anatomy and how to treat common first aid issues such as cuts, scrapes and burns. Energy healing is easy to learn, easy to apply, totally portable -- and best of all -- you don’t need any special tools! Presented October 4, 2009 by PNW Pranic.

Direct download: 20091004_MCLIntrotoEnergyHealing.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 11:32am PST

Celebrate Oregon Through Poetry with Liz Nakazawa and Rosemary Lombard

How would you describe Oregon through poetry? Do you have a favorite Oregon poet? Have you written a nature poem about Oregon?  Liz Nakazawa, editor of the anthology "Deer Drink the Moon," read from her book, which features the works of 33 esteemed poets of Oregon. She also invited audience members to share their favorite Oregon nature poems. 

 

 

Direct download: 20091004_MCLDeerDrinktheMoon.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 4:41pm PST

Architecture, Power and Justice in Ragtime-era Portland with Randy Gragg, Jan Dilg, Chet Orloff and Philip Niles

A community discussion moderated by architectural writer/Portland Monthly editor Randy Gragg, featuring historian Jan Dilg and Chet Orloff (director of the Museum of the City) and Philip Niles, author of Beauty of the City: A.E. Doyle, Portland's Architect, exploring the intersections of architecture, wealth and  power and social justice in turn-of-the-last-century Portland.

 

Cosponsored by AIA Center for Architecture, in conjunction with the Portland Architecture and Design Festival and Portland Center Stage.

Direct download: 20091025_MCLArchitectureRagtimePCS.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 4:54pm PST

Title Raves: Assigned Reading with Vailey Oehlke, Martha Gies, Robert Brock, Craig Johnson and Jayne Freshour

Remember junior high and high school required reading? Did you sleep through The Scarlet Letter? Read the CliffsNotes for The Canterbury Tales? Adults are rediscovering - and enjoying - the classics that bewildered them as students. Listen to Library Director Vailey Oehlke; Martha Gies, writer, teacher and author of Up All Night; Robert Brock, Professor Emeritus, University of Montana, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Craig Johnson, who taught Language Arts and Foreign Languages at the Metropolitan Learning Center, as they talk about the highlights - and lowlights - of those classic novels.

Date recorded: October 6, 2009

Direct download: 20091006_MCLTitleRavesAssignedReading.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:53am PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Helping Your Aging Parent: Life-Enriching Activities for People with Alzheimer’s

In a touching and compassionate presentation, part of Multnomah County Library's Helping Your Aging Parent series, Nelson shares his thoughts on working with people with Alzheimer"s. Learn better communication approaches and new ways to engage mind, body and spirit, while compensating for age-related losses.

Chris Nelson is the Life Enrichment Director at Emerson House, an Alzheimer’s residence in Portland. He has worked with the senior population for the last seventeen years.

Direct download: 20091109_MCLHAPNelson.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:29pm PST

Mastering Change and Loss with Kerry Walls Come explore a different way to approach change, loss and trasition to become stronger and gain access to creater creativity.
Direct download: 20091112_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:51am PST

Go ahead, Make My Day, Criticize Me! with Philip Mandel One of the toughest things to deal with is criticism. Learn to easily defuse any comment, including critical self-talk, so that you can hear the value in the criticism without being drawn into unpleasant feelings.
Direct download: 20091105_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:09am PST

Historic Zinesters Talking -  with Leanne Grabel and Kevin Sampsell

Leanne Grabel, poet, performer, teacher and co-founder of the legendary poetry hub Cafe Lena, and Kevin Sampsell, of Future Tense Books and Powell's City of Books discuss the development of chapbooks, poetry and zines in Portland, along with much audience participation. Re-live some of the writing and music scene of the 1980s and 90s that put Portland on the map!

Audience: Adult

Recorded November 3, 2009 at Central Library

Direct download: 20091103_MCLZTChapbooksCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 10:44am PST

Explore emotional terrain with A.M. O'Malley in The Empire Builder, a zine about her train ride from Minneapolis, Minn., to Portland, Ore., including reflections on a life left behind and and hopes for a future no longer separated from her long-distance love interest.

Find out what's in Free Box the Magazine with Bece Kidder. Learn about epic scores, things to avoid, the etiquette of giving away and the fun to be had hunting for priceless treasures.

Target audience: Adult

Date of event: October 27, 2009

Direct download: 20091027_Zinesters_Talking_OMalley__Kidder.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 5:14pm PST

Get up close and personal with Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg as she shares work from I Cut My Hair, a mini-comic journal about her creative process, working in education, pet ownership and more.

Mini-comics come alive when Julia Gfrörer and partner perform Ariadne auf Naxos, comics about time and death, gods and saints, knights and spies, babysitting, the apocalypse, courtesy phones and the benefits of being a ghost.

Target audience: Adult

Date of event: October 20, 2009

Direct download: 20091020_Zinesters_Talking_Eisenberg__Gfrorer.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 12:26pm PST

Glamorize your life Golden Girls-style with Scott and Zach, the editors of Miami, You've Got Style, a detailed Golden Girls fanzine with an episode guide and a map of the house where characters Dorothy Zbornak, Rose Nylund, Blanche Devereaux and Sophia Petrillo lived. Scott and Zach also provide in-depth wardrobe analysis and funky fashion tips.

Take a hilarious trip with Dr. Danny Q. Swank and his Tales from the Bus, a compendium of bizarre, bawdy, bumpy, and occasionally brutal happenings witnessed on public transportation, torn from the pages of the strangely true and truly strange zine Manuscripts Don't Burn.

Target audience: Adult

Date of event: October 13, 2009

Direct download: 20091013_Zinesters_Talking_Swank__Style.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 7:52pm PST

Becky Morton takes you way back to The Oregon Trail, her zine containing excerpts from the journal of Frances Henderson, who traveled from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail in 1846, illustrated with images from the educational computer game "The Oregon Trail."

Artist, activist and filmmaker Marc Moscato showcases WPA artworks in Portland in Art for the Millions, an audio CD and 28-page guided tour of local public works projects of the Works Progress Administration, a federally funded program that provided relief to millions of idle workers during the height of the Great Depression.

Target audience: Adult

Date of event: October 6, 2009

Direct download: 20091006_Zinesters_Talking_Moscato__Morton.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 3:16pm PST

Are You Bully Proof? with Berry Kruijning Discover how to recognize a workplace bully. Find out why bullies bully and learn three tools to stop the bullying.
Direct download: 20091029_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:48am PST

An Interview with Will Hornyak: Tapestry of Tales 2009 Will Hornyak returns to the Tapestry of Tales in November 2009 for its 10th anniversary.  In this interview Will talks about his transformation from journalist to carpenter to storyteller, the importance of storytelling for everyone from incarcerated youth to corporate employees, and much more. 
Direct download: 20091015_MCLTapestryInterviewWillHornyak.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 9:07am PST

Historic Zinesters Talking - Craphound Zine and Reading Frenzy Bookstore

Sean Tejaratchi, creator of the zine Craphound, an internationally known zine of clip art, and Chloe Eudaly, founder of Reading Frenzy, an independent press emporium in Portland,Oregon, discuss the creative scene in Portland during the 1990s that lead to the creation of their zine and bookstore.

You can also watch and listen to a streaming slidecast of this presentation. When you get to the link, scroll down to get to the presentation labeled "Zinesters Talking."

Target Audience: Adult

Date of Event: October 24, 2009

Direct download: 20091024_MCLCraphoundintroutrCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 1:37pm PST

Title Raves: Summer Reads with Ellen Heltzel, Joss Antonio Milian, Lloyd Cohn and Sara Ryan

Leading off the discussion was a panel of people known around town for their love of reading and books. Sharing their insights about books, writers and writing are Ellen Heltzel, former book editor and coauthor of Between the Covers: The Book Babes' Guide to a Woman's Reading Pleasures; Joss Antonio Milian, independent filmmaker currently promoting a documentary feature about the environment; Lloyd Cohn, owner of Watch This! DVD store in downtown Portland; and Sara Ryan, novelist, comics writer and librarian.

Direct download: 20090505_MCLTitleRaves.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 1:29pm PST

Issues, Interests & Icebergs with Chris Sheesley Explore the fundamental keys to effective conflict resolution. Identify your core concerns, interpret others' demands and create collaborative agreements. Discover the essential art of turning negative statements into positive outcomes.
Direct download: 20091015-MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:20pm PST

2009 Teen Author Lecture

M.T. Anderson is perhaps best known for his National Book Award and Printz Honor-winning duet, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation. (Volume 1: The Pox Party and Volume 2: The Kingdom on the Waves.) Feed, his satire on consumerism and the decline of language, is both critically acclaimed and controversial, and has been challenged in many schools, including some here in the Pacific Northwest. He is also the author of several picture books; a vampire novel, Thirsty, published before the current craze; and a series for younger readers, Pals in Peril, (Whales on Stilts, The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen, and Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware), which satirizes classic children's adventure books.

Youth Services Director Ellen Fader welcomes the audience, Hillsdale Library Teen Council member Ulysses Duckler introduces Mr. Anderson. Among other topics, Anderson's wide-ranging talk touches on writing as a way to travel through time, how the incessant marketing messages directed at teens attempt to convince them that unless they continue buying, they will always be found wanting, and how a writer's dark vision can be a spur for readers to change a broken world.

Date of Event: October 12, 2009

Target Audience: Teens and Adults

Direct download: 20091012_MCL_MTANDERSONCC.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 2:24pm PST

Enjoy some highlights from Woodstock Library's October 6th celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Listen to clips of beautiful Chinese music performed by the Orchids and Bamboo Ensemble as well as lively bilingual songs sung by children who participated in the bilingual sing a long. Learn more about some of the special programs Multnomah County Library offers via interviews of library staff and the special guests invited to participate in the festivities.
Direct download: 20091006_WODMidAutumnFestival.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 12:07pm PST

听赏穆鲁玛郡Woodstock图书馆在10月6日晚间举办中秋节特别庆祝活动的精彩片断。透过图书馆职员与特别来宾的访问更深了解某些图书馆所推动的特别节目与课程,同时享受兰竹中乐团当晚所演奏的优雅曲目以及参加双语歌唱活动儿童可爱又活泼的歌声。

Direct download: 20091006_WOD_Chinese_Language_MidAutumnFestival.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 9:16am PST

Bog Child (Booktalk)

Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd. 18-year-old Fergus runs high in the Irish hills to escape. His brother, an IRA sympathizer, is on a hunger strike in prison, and might die soon. Fergus needs to succeed in school to get to continue his studies. And now even his running is no escape, because he's been asked to be a courier for strange packets he suspects are drugs. When Fergus finds a bog mummy from the year AD 80 he's amazed at how her story parallels his own.

Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Bog_Child_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 2:31pm PST

Facts of Life; Stories (Booktalk)

Facts of Life; Stories by Gary Soto. What do you do when you find out your new friend  is secretly robbing people's houses? What would you do if you found out you weren't a legal citizen - and your parents never told you? Ten short stories about Latino kids who all have to make an important choice. The decision is up to them!

Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Facts_of_Life_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 1:30pm PST

Brothers Torres (Booktalk)

Like the book The Outsiders? Check out Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees. Right when Frankie gets up the nerve to ask Julianne to Homecoming, it all blows up with his older brother Steve, who's been staying out all night with local Cholos and picking fights in their small New Mexican town.

Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Brothers_Torres_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 1:16pm PST

Three local crafter-writers discuss their writing in the context of the followng questions:  1. How did each of you become crafty authors?  2. What is your best advice for someone who aspires to write a craft book?  3. Name a favorite craft book and/or a local resource for craft supplies.  4. How do you go about searching for interesting craft materials?

Susan Beal is a non-stop crafter and writes the blog, West Coast Crafty. She is the author of Button it Up : 80 Amazing Vintage Button Projects for Necklaces, Bracelets, Embellishments, Housewares & More; Beadsimple : 150 Designs for Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets, Embellishments, and More :  Essential Techniques for Making Jewelry Just the Way you Want It; and Super Crafty : Over 75 Amazing How-to Projects.  Diane Gilleland is the author of Kanzashi in Bloom : 20 Simple Fold-and-Sew Projects to Wear and Give, and the blog, CraftyPod.  Alicia Paulson is the author of Stitched in Time : Memory-Keeping Projects to Sew and Share and the blog, Posie Gets Cozy.  The audience question and answer period is included.

Direct download: 20090920_MCLWriters_HwdCrafters.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 3:12pm PST

An Interview with Anne Rutherford: Tapestry of Tales 2009 Anne Rutherford returns to Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival in 2009 for its 10th Anniversary.  In this interview Anne talks about how she became a storyteller, where she finds her inspiration, and more. 

Learn more about Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival. 
Direct download: 20090922_MCLTapestryInterviewAnneRutherford.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 4:19pm PST

To get you excited for the fifth annual Zinesters Talking series of events in October and November 2009, Christopher Cuttone, library assistant at North Portland Library and member of the Zine Library Group, reads zine reviews and teasers.

Direct download: 20090225_Christophers_zine_reviews.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 12:15pm PST

Hey Kids!  Listen to an interview with Amy Sachs of the Pixie Project, and learn all about adopting and taking care of cats and dogs.  Then check out these great books on cats and dogs, which you can find at the Multnomah County Library:

Shelter Dogs

The Bravest Cat

Everything cat : what kids really want to know about cats

Everything dog : what kids really want to know about dogs

How to talk to your cat

How to talk to your dog
Direct download: 20090917_MCL_Pets.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:57pm PST

Welsh Month @ Central Library: Welsh Poetry with John Good Welsh language poetry with John Good.  John was born in South Wales, into a house where the Welsh language was spoken.  Over the past twenty years, he has given bilingual presentations on Welsh culture, sharing poetry, music and literature.  This program was presented to celebrate Left Coast Eisteddfod, Portland

Direct download: 20090819_MCLWelshPoetry.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:56pm PST

Claudette Colvin (Booktalk) In March 1955, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a mostly white bus...months before Rosa Parks made the news for doing the same thing.
Direct download: 20090821_MCLClaudette_Colvin_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:58pm PST

Return to Sender (Booktalk) Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez. After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.
Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Return_to_Sender_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:55pm PST

Masterpiece (Booktalk) Masterpiece by Elise Broach. After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Masterpiece_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:51pm PST

Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Booktalk) Mostly True Adventures of Homer P Figg by Rodman Philbrick. Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.
Direct download: 20090821_MCLMostly_True_Adven_of_HomerLC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:44pm PST

 Book Crafts

Groan! Fall's here and it's back to school. But in your spare time, check out these books about book crafts: things involved with writing, making and publishing your own books. Books reviewed include:

Indie Publishing; How to Design and Produce your Own Book ed. by Ellen Lupton

In Print! 40 Cool Publishing Projects for Kids by Joe Rhatigan

Cool Calligraphy by Anders Hanson

Making Books that Fly, Fold, Wrap, Hide, Pop Up, Twist and Turn by Gwen Diehn

Direct download: 20090821_MCLbookcraftsCCRF.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:07pm PST

Reconstruct a Tee! T-shirt reconstruction is the new knitting!  Listen to some great book and online resources for turning your t-shirts into fabulous things to wear, including T-Shirt Makeovers, Generation T, Tease, and threadbanger.com. 
Direct download: 20090713_MCLReconstruct_a_Tee.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:09pm PST

Elfriede Wuckert walked up the steps of the Albina Library (now Titlewave) in the late 1920's holding her mother's hand.  Her family emigrated in 1925 from Germany and quickly became library "regulars.”  Listen to her stories of the citizenship classes her mother attended along with the memories of what it was like to be new in town and find friends in the books she carried home by the “armfuls.”  Hear what is different, but also what remains stable and familiar in the library for people new to the country.
Direct download: 20090530_MCLelfriede.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:20am PST

Zine readings by Shawn Granton, Editor of The Zinesters Guide to Portland and the author of Temporary Relocation Project and Ten -foot-rule and Erica Schreiner, author of The Way Things Used to Be and Argyle. Adult program Zinesters Talking, recorded live at Central Library August 26, 2008.

Direct download: 20080826_ZinestersTalkingCentral.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 9:49am PST

Insomnia Solutions with Dr. Greg Nigh Always tired, but can't sleep? Is your productivity suffering? Come explore the causes and learn about natural simple therapies to help you snooze through the night to improve your efficiency and mood during the day.
Direct download: 20090514_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:56pm PST

Social Media 101 and the New Marketing with Bret Bernhoft

FaceBook, MySpace; what are they and why would I be interested if I'm over 25? Learn why social media sites are THE way to connect with your target audience.

Date of Event: Thursday May 7, 2009

Direct download: 20090507_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:33pm PST

Carolyn Main is a freelance cartoonist from Portland, Oregon, and a featured speaker of Stumptown Comics Fest 2009. She specializes in the cute, gross and bawdy world of animation, comics and graphic novels. Here she discusses her work, webcomics and the differences between publishing on the web vs. paper. Adult programming recorded live at Central Library April 16, 2009.
Direct download: 20090416_MCLCarolynMainZT.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 12:38pm PST

Mini-comics artist Dunja Jankovic reads from her work Department of Art, accompanying herself on keyboards, followed by Hellen Jo reading from Jin and Jam #1 and other works, ending with questions and answers for both artists from the audience. Both are Sparkplug Comics artists, and featured speakers of Stumptown Comics Fest 2009. Adult programming recorded live at Central Library, April 17, 2009.

Direct download: 20090417_MCLHJoDJankovicZT.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 10:11am PST

Tools for Getting Unstuck with Tasha Harmon Discover tools for getting out of stuck spots, making decisions you will feel good about and creating the forward motion you need to make changes happen.
Direct download: 20090430_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:01pm PST

Manuel Arellano from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Manuel Arellano is a library staff member who is missed at Central because he is now located at Midland Library. Manuel hails from Peru

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-11-Manuel_Arellano.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 5:01pm PST

Nemesio Guzman from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Nemesio Guzman has been in radio for 14 years and is now producing and hosting tv shows for the Spanish speaking community.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-10-Guzman.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 4:57pm PST

Martin Gonzalez from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Martin Gonzalez, is TriMet LEP outreach coordinator.  He is also a member of Portland Public Schools Board of Directors and president of the Board of Latino Network.  He resides in Oregon since 1987.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-09-Martin_Gonzalez.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 3:39pm PST

Laura O. Foster from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience

During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Laura O. Foster explores urban neighborhoods and tells their stories in her books, Portland Hill Walks and Portland City Walks, both published by Timber Press. She is also the editor of Metro's  Walk There! guidebook of 50 walks, and is working on a book about Lake Oswego, due out in 2010. She leads walks for Metro, the City of Portland, the Forest Park Conservancy and other groups.

Target Audience: Adults

Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-08-Laura_Foster.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 2:53pm PST

Deborah Hopkinson from Oregon Reads 2009: Meet the Authors Oregon Reads 2009 is a community reading program that took place in nearly every public library and in every county in Oregon during the state's sesquicentennial, January through April of 2009. Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson was selected as a title for younger readers for the Oregon Sesquicentennial. In this talk, Hopkinson talks about Oregon's state symbols and what makes a writer. She also shares the stories from her books Apples to Oregon, Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, and the forthcoming Stagecoach Sal.
Direct download: 20090427_MCLOregonReads_Hopkinson.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 2:36pm PST

Janet Irwin from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Janet Irwin is a native Oregonian and a native Washingtonian – her parents lived in Milwaukie Oregon, but she was born in Vancouver Washington.  She has a life long love of both states, especially the areas along the Columbia River. Janet is a reference librarian at the Central Library.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-05-Janet_Irwin.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 2:32pm PST

Helen Raptis from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Currently Co-Host of AM Northwest, Helen Raptis has lived in the great state of Oregon since the early nineties, when she was a news reporter and anchor for KVAL-TV in Eugene.  Originally from Seattle, Helen now lives in East Vancouver with her husband David and two cats, and a return to the Rose City is in the works for the very near future.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-07-Helen_Raptis.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 2:10pm PST

Virginia Euwer Wolff from Oregon Reads 2009: Meet the Authors Oregon Reads 2009 is a community reading program that took place in nearly every public library and in every county in Oregon during the state's sesquicentennial, January through April of 2009. Bat 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff was selected as a title for younger readers for the Oregon Sesquicentennial. In this talk, Wolff shares some of her inspirations for the book and illuminates her writing process. At the beginning of this event, a group of sixth grade girls from Metropolitan Learning Center act out a reader's theater presentation excerpted from Bat 6.
Direct download: 20090427_MCLOregonReads_Wolff.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 1:03pm PST

Gabriel Boehmer from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Gabriel Boehmer is a third-generation Oregonian and author of "City of Readers: The Book Lover's Guide to Portland." His essay "Trapped in America's Most Livable City" was recently published The Grove Review: A Literary Journal. He has lived in Portland, with brief escapes, since 1964.


Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-06-Gabriel_Boehmer.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 12:29pm PST

David Schmitke from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Formerly of KPTV's Good Day Oregon Home and Garden, David Schmitke has lived in Oregon since he started going to school at the University of Portland in 1983.  He was a news reporter at KOIN TV for several years, and met his wife, Helen, at KVAL TV in Eugene where he worked as a reporter and news anchor for eight years.  David currently lives in Vancouver, but can't wait to move back to Portland.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-04-David_Schmitke.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 12:20pm PST

Ross Huffman-Kerr  from This   Oregon Life: Stories   About Your Oregon   Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Ross Huffman-Kerr has been a professional actor in Portland for over 30 years.  Besides film, television and commercial work, he was an actor, writer and director for Storefront Theatre and a member of Tygre's Heart Shakespeare Company.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-03-Ross_Huffman-Kerr.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 12:09pm PST

Barbara Drake from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Barbara Drake is eternally grateful to her parents for moving from Kansas to Oregon in 1941. She is the author of several books of poetry, of Writing Poetry, a college creative writing textbook widely used and in print for the past 24 years, and of Peace at Heart: an Oregon Country Life.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-02-Barbara_Drake.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 11:59am PST

April Henry from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

April Henry is a native Oregonian who writes thrillers for adults and teens.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-01-April_Henry.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 11:22am PST

The William Stafford Commemorative Birthday Event at Central Library: Readings & Presentations Central Library hosted readings and presentations commemorating Oregon's late poet laureate on Sunday, January 25, 2009.

Featured participants included:

Jim Scheppke presents “William Stafford and the Oregon Poetry Collection.” Mr. Scheppke has been State Librarian of Oregon since 1991.
Ellen Louise Hart and Holly Springfield present “Where the Right Word Again Begins Time”: William Stafford and Emily Dickinson. Ms. Hart writes about Emily Dickinson's manuscripts, and about prosody and the visual line in Dickinson's poetry and correspondences. Ms. Springfield is a meditation teacher, storyteller and independent student and teacher of Emily Dickinson’s poetry and founder of the Portland Chapter of the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS).
Don Colburn is a health reporter for The Oregonian.
Kirsten Rian was recently nominated for inclusion in the 2008 Best New Poets anthology.
Joseph A. Soldati, host for the program, has published numerous poems and essays in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, including most recently The Litchfield Review, The Enigmatist, and Writers Dojo. His poem, “Elegy” will appear in the forthcoming (April 2009) anthology Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090125_MCLWilliamStafford.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 10:26am PST

Controlling Desk Rage: Courage Under Fire with Sharon Sayler Learn what to do (and not do), non-verbally, to save yourself when working with volatile people and situations.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090423_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:13pm PST

 

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Todd Hewitt has spent his life listening to the Noise -- the thoughts of every living thing on the New World. But it's the day he hears nothing that changes everything.

 

 

 

Direct download: 20090424_MCLKnifeofNeverCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 2:48pm PST

2009 Children's Author Lecture Jon Scieszka’s many books have won awards and sold over 11 million copies. Scieszka is also the founder of Guys Read, a nonprofit literacy organization. In 2008 the Library of Congress chose Jon Scieszka to be the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a two-year position in which Scieszka’s mission is to get kids excited about reading. In his lecture, Scieszka talks about the cool stuff he has acquired since becoming an Ambassador, tells stories about his books and his childhood growing up as the second oldest of six brothers, and answers questions from kids in the audience.

Date of Event: Monday, April 20, 2009
Target Audience: Everybody
Direct download: 20090420_MCLJonScieszka.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 1:08pm PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Perspectives on Positive Aging with Dr. Fritz Fraunfelder

Dr. Frederick T. "Fritz” Fraunfelder, ophthalmologist, founding member of the Casey Eye Institute and author of Retirement Rx discusses the four phases of retirement and eight key traits for aging and retiring well.

Consider taking Dr. Fraunfelder's “Retirement Docs" Quiz,” a self-assessment tool to predict how well you will do in retirement http://www.theretirementdocs.com/Quiz.htm.

Direct download: 20090325_MCLFraunfelder.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 11:42am PST

Multnomah County Library Director Finalists Public Forum - Part 3 of 3
Director candidates:  Vailey Oehlke

Listen to a presentation by Vailey Oehlke, a candidate for the position of Director of Libraries for Multnomah County.    Recorded on April 14, 2009 and moderated by Jana McClellan on behalf of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler, the session includes a short presentation as well as a question and answer session with the audience.
Direct download: 20090414MCLDirectorFinalistsPublicForum_VaileyOehlke.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 11:31am PST

Multnomah County Library Director Finalists Public Forum - Part 2 of 3
Director candidates:  Christian Kruse

Listen to a presentation by Christian Kruse, a candidate for the position of Director of Libraries for Multnomah County.    Recorded on April 14, 2009 and moderated by Jana McClellan on behalf of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler, the session includes a short presentation as well as a question and answer session with the audience.
Direct download: 20090414MCLDirectorFinalistsPublicForum_ChristianKruse.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 11:09am PST

Multnomah County Library Director Finalists Public Forum - Part 1 of 3
Director candidates:  Holly Carroll

Listen to a presentation by Holly Carroll, a candidate for the position of Director of Libraries for Multnomah County.    Recorded on April 14, 2009 and moderated by Jana McClellan on behalf of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler, the session includes a short presentation as well as a question and answer session with the audience.
Direct download: 20090414MCLDirectorFinalistsPublicForum_HollyCarroll.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:08am PST

City of Readers: A Book Lover's Guide to Portland with Gabriel Boehmer Portland has a love affair with books. Take an entertaining and informative "tour" of area bookstores, libraries, literary landmarks and authors led by popular local author Gabriel Boehmer.
Direct download: 20090409_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:06pm PST

Feng Shui Made Easy with Kirsten Havnaer


Find out more about the foundations and history of Feng Shui, Chi flow and how to arrange your environment to enhance your life with speaker, Kirsten Havnaer.  Presented at Hollywood Library on October 7, 2007.


Direct download: 20081008_MCLHwdBrownBag_FengShui_.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:59pm PST

An evening with Randy Shaw, author of the new book Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century . In "Beyond the Fields," Shaw reveals the untold story of how the spirit of "Sí Se Puede" that began with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers in the 1960s still sets the course for today’s social justice movements. Shaw finds that the influence of Chavez and the UFW has ranged far and wide: in labor campaigns like Justice for Janitors, in the building of Latino political power, in the fight for environmental justice, in the growing national movement for immigrant rights, and even in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. SEIU Executive Vice-President Eliseo Medina praises Shaw’s book as a "stirring account of how the UFW transformed people’s lives," and LeRoy Chatfield of the Farmworkers Documentation Project says it is a "must read" for former UFW volunteers.

Direct download: 20090304writers_RandyShawCentral.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 12:16pm PST

Helen and Alison read a poem from the book Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
Direct download: 20090411_MCLBook_Lice.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:39am PST

Writers Talking:  Jean Johnson

Jean Johnson reads and presents no-fuss recipes from her book, Cooking Beyond Measure: How to Eat Well without Formal Recipes.

Demonstrations included simple no-cook recipes — like sliced pears dipped in flax meal laced with cardamom, cottage cream and raspberries with homemade whole grain muesli, or roasted garlic on whole-grain bread.

Direct download: 20090315_MCL_writers_JeanHwd.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 4:21pm PST

Plan for Success with Jenny Gallagher A good plan provides clarity, increases motivation and includes an action strategy. Learn the key ingredients for creating a plan that will guide you toward success.
Direct download: 20090219_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:06pm PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Move On: Helping Your Aging Parents Manage Their Possessions

 Are you helping your parents downsize or move? The task of sorting through a lifetime's possessions can be physically and emotionally challenging. Explore new options, including senior move management and charitable giving.

Bill Smith created a senior move management company, called Take Care Move Assistance, to serve the needs of the Portland senior community. Lorca Harrison is the owner of DoughNation, a service that helps clients donate and dispose of their possessions in an organized and sensitive way.

Direct download: 20090211_MCLMoveOn.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:01am PST

LeAnn Locher writes the popular Portland blog, LeLo in NoPo. She'll talk and share photos of her 3-year experience of creating and growing her blog, how it began as a personal journey and self exploration, and what she found along the way. Blogging creates connections to people, issues, cultures, and even social change, and has led to real-world connections, clients, and friends. She'll share a case study of blogging a topic that grew into a quick community action, with a flurry of news throughout the blogosphere and local media outlets. With writers now blogging and bloggers now writing, is there a place for the two to meet?

Direct download: 20080518_MCLWritersTalking_LeAnnLocher.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 1:34pm PST

Kristian Williams, a journalist and a member of Rose City Copwatch, is the author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America and American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination. Jules Boykoff teaches political science at Pacific University in Forest Grove and is the author of Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the United States. The authors discuss their books and answer questions from the audience.

Direct download: 20080406_MCLWritersTalkingKristianWilliams.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 12:26pm PST

Interview with Portland Children's Author Dale E. Basye Librarian Cathy Camper interviews children's author Dale E. Basye about his book Heck Where the Bad Kids Go, writing and future projects. Hear the Heck theme song too!
Direct download: 20090213_MCLDaleBasyeCC.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 2:45pm PST

Coaching for Leaders with James Warrick Leaders are most effective when they help others take action. Learn some coaching skills to help people find the clarity to move forward.
Direct download: 20090212_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:29pm PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: You and Your Aging Parents: Practical Tools to Address Their Changing Needs

 Are you finding it difficult to talk to your parents about their care needs? Learn about community resources, websites and checklists that can help you help them. For this presentation, please download or link to Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families, a handbook published by AARP: http://www.aarp.org/makeadifference/gettinghelp/articles/prepare_to_care.html

Loriann McNeill is the Family Caregiver Support Program coordinator for Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services, and has extensive personal and professional experience in family caregiving. Questions? Contact Loriann McNeill at 503-988-3646 x26263

Direct download: 20090128_MCLMcNeill.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 7:50am PST

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with John Patterson Hear a local solar energy expert give an overview of energy conservation with reduction tips that you can use today.
Direct download: 20090205_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:45pm PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Taking Care of You: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

 Few things are more stressful than what you've taken on as a caregiver. Learn about  the impact that caregiving can have on your health and well-being, and get tools and resources to help.

Kathy Shannon manages Legacy Caregiver Services, an array of programs designed to assist the family caregiver. Leslie Congleton has worked in the field of aging/caregiving since 1985 and is program coordinator/trainer for Legacy Caregiver Services.

Direct download: 20090121_MCLLegacyCare.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:35pm PST

Most traditional library services were designed when information was relatively scarce and library users had to adapt to the ways of the library if they wanted to get their hands on these resources. Now that information is everywhere, libraries need to "futureproof" themselves by updating their services to match changing community expectations. This lively and interactive session focuses on the real world trends that are shaping the future of public libraries.

Access to this podcast is provided by the presenters and by Multnomah County Library as a public service, and its use is limited to noncommercial purposes.

Direct download: 013009-Futureproof-PM-Part2of2-EditedByDC.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:13am PST

Most traditional library services were designed when information was relatively scarce and library users had to adapt to the ways of the library if they wanted to get their hands on these resources. Now that information is everywhere, libraries need to "futureproof" themselves by updating their services to match changing community expectations. This lively and interactive session focuses on the real world trends that are shaping the future of public libraries.

Access to this podcast is provided by the presenters and by Multnomah County Library as a public service, and its use is limited to noncommercial purposes.

Direct download: 013009-Futureproof-PM-Part1of2-EditedByDC.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:00am PST

Seven Practices for the Chronically Nice with Craig English and James Rapson Chronic niceness can cause severe anxiety and undermine careers. Craig English and James Rapson will explore seven powerful practices from their book Anxious to Please. Discover how to transform niceness anxiety into strength and compassion.
Direct download: 20090129_MCLEnglish.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:30am PST

The Bulls-eye Resume: Hitting the Mark with Dawn Rasmussen Attract the attention of prospective employers and compete in a crowded marketplace by creating a targeted, well-designed and strategic resume. Discover key tips that will make you stand out and shine.
Direct download: 20090122_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:27am PST

It's All About People - Really! 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 increasing leadership, communication and decision making skills.
Direct download: 20090115_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:56am PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Combining Work and Care for an Aging Parent: Effects on Health,

 Learn about the stresses and rewards of combining work and elder care, develop effective coping strategies, and get helpful resources.

Margaret B. Neal, Ph.D., is the director of the Institute on Aging at Portland State University and a well-known scholar in the areas of aging, work and family. She has written several books, most recently Working Couples Caring for Children and Aging Parents with Dr. Leslie Hammer.

Direct download: 20090114_MCLNeal.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 12:30pm PST

Heck Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye. Everybody screws up a little right? You might not end up in H - E- double hockey stick, but would you still screw up if you knew you'd end up in Heck?
Direct download: 20090123_MCLHeckWheretheBadKidsGo.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 10:17am PST

Brain Health: A Naturopathic Approach with Dr. Andy Swanson What you eat affects your brain. Learn natural strategies that support the health of the nervous system, enhance neurological performance and prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease, MS and other conditions.
Direct download: 20081106_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:33am PST

Hear stories of transportation, both public and private, from zinesters Kate Lopresti of Constant Rider and Karen Giezyng of Bumpstart. Adult program Zinesters Talking, recorded live at Central Library September 16, 2008.
Direct download: 20080916_MCL_ZinestersTalkingTransport.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 11:07am PST

Librarian Cathy Camper interviews 2008 Oregon Book Award Winner for Young Adult Literature Linda Zuckerman about her book A Taste for Rabbit. 
Direct download: 20081125_MCLLindaZuckermanOBA.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 10:59am PST

Librarian Laural Winter interviews 2008 Oregon Book Award Winner for Young Adult Literature Sara Ryan about her book The Rules for Hearts.
Direct download: 20081125_MCLSaraRyanOBA.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 10:48am PST

DIY Stories: Following the Oregon Tale You moved here from California because you heard about the nice weather. Perhaps you left the east coast to discover the laid-back, west coast lifestyle. Maybe you were born here. Come and share stories about what brought you to Oregon and what keeps you here. DIY (Do It Yourself) Stories was an open storytelling forum.

Host David Vanadia is an interdisciplinary artist who works with narrative in its many forms. He has performed internationally and acts as a consultant for companies of all sizes.

This was a Tapestry of Tale Kick-Off Event.
Direct download: 20081116_MCLDIYStories.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 6:06pm PST

Cringe Down Memory Lane

Listen and cringe as speakers exploit their younger selves for entertainment and share embarrassing memories from their teens and 20s!  Library patrons have dug up their agonizing old love letters, angst-ridden diary entries, school essays, yearbooks and more to read aloud.  Presenters include:  Sharon Eldridge, Janice Campbell, Julia strozyk, Natasha Forrester, Jenna Thompson, Ellen Fader, Joaquin Sampson, Laurie Heilman and Ben Collins.  Be prepared to laugh out loud!

This program is affiliated with the 2008 Tapestry of Tales 9th annual storytelling festival.

Direct download: 20081110_MCLCringe.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:16pm PST

Office Politics in the Multi-Generational Workplace with Steven Pascal Joyner

We now have four generations under the same roof for the first time in workplace history. Each has different perspectives, communication styles and expectations adding spice to old adages about office politics.

Presentation in PDF format

Direct download: 20081030_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:14pm PST

In the book, The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett, the Queen is trying to wrangle her corgis. She follows them out the back of the palace, where she discovers that the bookmobile is making its weekly visit. Afraid of offending the librarian, the Queen determines to borrow a book. Here is an excerpt describing that encounter.  Read more about this on the Embarrassment of Riches blog.
Direct download: uncommonlygood.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:44pm PST

Cultivating Creativity with Bob Lieberman Creativity comes naturally to all of us when we let it. Learn how to use a simple model of the creative process to identify and remove obstacles to creativity in your career and personal life.
Direct download: 20081023_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:01pm PST

Global Giveback: The Gift Felt Around the World with Karen Shimada Portland is home to organizations making a global difference. They respond to crises and plan sustainable solutions to pressing problems. Explore new options for being part of these solutions.
Direct download: 20081016_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:03am PST

Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People, by Dav Pilkey. George and Harold break all the rules by using the time machine two days in a row - which catapults them into an alternative universe.
Direct download: 20081008PPPbooktalk.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 11:40am PST

The Boy Who Dared, by Susan Bartoletti. A thrilling adventure of a 17-year-old boy, who dared to oppose the Nazis.

Direct download: 20081008boywhodaredbt.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 10:40am PST

Local filmaker Curt Ellis shares the environmental story left untold in his award-winning feature documentary.  Ellis' new film, The Greening of Southie, tells the story of Boston's first residential "green" building, through the eyes of the steel-toes construction crew that sets out to build it.
Direct download: 20080512_MCLKingCorn.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:43am PST

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Conflict Resolution Skills for Better Relationships with Tsipora Dimant Discover the roots of conflict and the mediation skills needed to find effective solutions.
Direct download: 20081002_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:54am PST

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Strategies for Embracing Change with Cheryl Hinerman Change isn't always about completely letting go of the old. The best changes blend your history and core values with a new focus to move forward. Explore strategies to help you plan a change.
Direct download: 20081009_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:09am PST

Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy, M.D.: Changing the Face of Medicine in Oregon and Across the World Learn about Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy, M.D., an 1894 graduate from the University of Oregon Medical School and a key figure in Progressive era Oregon public health and suffrage campaigns. Kimberly Jensen, professor of history at Western Oregon University and author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War, traces Lovejoy's accomplishments, from medical service in World War I to directing and expanding the American Women's Hospitals, an international medical relief service for civilians and refugees. As organizer and first president of the Medical Women's International Association, Lovejoy developed an international vision for cooperation among medical women, which continued throughout her life.
Direct download: 20080722_EstherClaysonPohlLovejoyM.D.Lecture.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 4:18pm PST

Keynote Lecture: A Brief History of Women in Medicine The mark of the woman physician through history has been one of hardship, distinction and accomplishment. Sima Desai, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, highlights the challenges and successes of both the women and the institutions that made a difference for and in medicine. Historically, women held important positions in medicine, and their wisdom and healing were widely sought. When societal norms changed in the 17th and 18th centuries, however, they were driven out of the profession. Hear how they rose to prominence in preventative medicine during the late 1800s, and about the larger inroads made by women in the profession during the 20th century.
Direct download: 20080621_WomeninMedicineKeynote.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:51am PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Understanding the Adult Brain with John Olmstead Find out about recent developments in brain research and how to use your brain power to its fullest.
Direct download: 20080515_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:15pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Moving Through Transitions with Jill Nelson-Debord Explore the stages of transition -- in your career, your relationships and your life. Clarify the tasks that need to be addressed and the obstacles that can get in the way.
Direct download: 20080508_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:55pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Reduce Your Stress Through Nutrition with Lee Ann Petrie Stress affects our physical, mental and emotional health. Learn how nutrition and stress are related and how to eat well to deal with unavoidable stressors.
Direct download: 20080424_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:38pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Rapport...Who Need It? with Philip Mandel

Learn how to establish rapport quickly and respectfully using the proven techniques of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Enhance both verbal and nonverbal communication and make a positive, lasting, first impression.

Direct download: 20080417_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:38pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: How to Get Along with Almost Anyone with Judy Pearson Explore the top five personality styles and learn how to quickly and easily get along with almost anyone.
Direct download: 20080214_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:11pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Fitness Break: On the Job Energy Boost with Kristin Jackson Discover how to get out of that work day energy slump and feel revived and refocused. Learn workspace exercises to tone and stretch.
Direct download: 20080207_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:54am PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Understanding Business Relationships with Donald Booth Gain insight into the key elements of successful business interactions including customer complaints, coworker conflicts, supervisor relationships and real partnerships. Master the skills now to prevent problems later.
Direct download: 20080131_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:13am PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Negotiating Conflict with Tsipora Dimant Discover the roots of conflict and learn mediation skills. Learn how to have discussions that are balanced, direct and fair.
Direct download: 20071025_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:42am PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Surviving and Thriving with Karl Pister Learn to recognize and capitalize on your survival instincts to thrive in even the most stressful situations.
Direct download: 20071004_MCLBrown_Bag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:04pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Success Strategies for the Ambivalent with Jan Carothers Many of us have areas where we feel stalled. Inner conflicts and mixed emotions need not stop you! Discover how to use these conflicts to help make choices and take action to propel you forward to the life you want.
Direct download: 20071101_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:58pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Avoid Burnout and Build Resilience with Gail Rutherford

Explore the symptoms and stages of stress and burnout. Learn how to use coping skills to build resilience.

 

 

Direct download: 20080110_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:26pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Courage to Confront with Carolyn Waterfall Is something bothering you? Find out why it's important to speak up. Explore how to make others aware of your thoughts and feelings in a constructive way.
Direct download: 20071018_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:55pm PST