Multnomah County Library Podcasts
Listen to library events, as well as information about books and other library resources.
Fri, 6 November 2015
Speaker: Jennifer Anderson
Learn ways to create a thriving career that's personally meaningful, financially rewarding, and rooted in your deep interests and passions.
Recorded live at Central Library: October 22, 2015
Direct download: Brownbag_SevenSecretsOfCareerChangeSuccess_Anderson_20151022.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 7:30am PDT
Mon, 2 November 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!
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 PDT
Tue, 27 October 2015
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.
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 PDT
Tue, 6 October 2015
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
Thu, 27 August 2015
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
Mon, 11 May 2015
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
Recorded Live at Central Library: April 30, 2015
Mon, 4 May 2015
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.
Mon, 27 April 2015
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.
Recorded Live at Central Library: April 9, 2015
Direct download: Brownbag_BuildingEmotionalIntelligence_Dimont_20150409.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am PDT
Mon, 30 March 2015
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
Thu, 5 March 2015
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 PDT