Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT