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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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT