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

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 21, 2014

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

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 PDT

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 PDT

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

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: October 7, 2014

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

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

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

Recorded Live at Central Library: September 23, 2014

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

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 PDT

Why Jane?

Speaker: William J. Boyd

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

Recorded live at Central Library: June 6, 2014 

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

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 PDT

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 PDT