Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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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