Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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What is your Oregon story? Whether you are new here or your family has lived here for generations, come and share stories about your Oregon experience. Five-minute maximum, no reading or performing (think “beginning, middle, end”). Featuring the Portland Storytellers Guild with Penny Walter, Sarah Hauser, Ken Iverson, Lori King, Pearl Steinberg, Anne Rutherford, Julie Strozyk.

Direct download: 20091108_MCLThisoregonLifePSG.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

For most of us, our homes are the single largest investment we'll ever make. Because the tax code heavily favors homeowners, this class will help attendees understand the importance of home ownership, and provide a step-by-step map of how the purchase process works. Because complex home-financing terms can be easily misunderstood, we will also uncover common myths associated with buying a home. Harlan Mayer and Julie Dalton present the information

Direct download: 20090927_MCLHomeOwnershipandFinancing02.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 5:07pm PST

TransitionPDX is a diverse group of Portland area residents working to build sustainable communities equipped to meet a reduced carbon future. In this presentation with Meg Bowman, TransitionPDX will examine peak oil and climate change and their predicted impact on an already strained economy. The audience will learn practical steps for easing the strain of rising food and utilities costs with Harriet Fasenfest from Preserve and Lani from the Community Energy Project. And they’ll hear how Portland neighborhoods are gearing up for transition to a resilient future.

Direct download: 20090521_MCLStayingWarmandWellFed.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:04pm PST

Raves about reading Faves @your library. Title Raves: The Great Northwest was an event where people could celebrate their love of reading and local writers. Listen in here for a discussion about who favorite Northwest authors are, what book(s) were read lately and why people liked it.

Leading off the discussion will be a panel of people known around town for their love of reading and books. Sharing their insights about books, writers and writing are:


  • Lono Waiwaiole, whose Wiley crime noir series takes place in Portland
  • Dennis Stovall and Karen Brattain, publishers at PSU’s student-run Ooligan Press
  • Jeff Baker, book editor, The Oregonian


Shared faves with the group -- and the world. Title Raves recommendations are posted on the library’s website.

Direct download: 20090407_MCLTitleRavesGreatNorthwest0.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 5:25pm PST

Sisters of the Road lead a discussion and information exchange concerning homelessness in Portland and the resources available to help those who are homeless, as well as how others can assist the homeless.

Direct download: 20090225_MCLHomelessInPortland.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:18pm PST

VoiceCatcher presents prose and poetry from its fourth women writers anthology. The work of six contributing authors will be highlighted. VoiceCatcher's mission is to publish an anthology of Portland-area women's writing reflecting a diversity of voice and genre. They offer a local publishing opportunity that respects, nurtures and promotes local artists.

Web site: http://voicecatcher.org/

Direct download: 20100327_MCLVoiceCatcherAuthorsReading.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 4:48pm PST

Bonnie Jo Campbell’s energy and biting wit make her work both brutal and laugh out-loud funny. All is weird, immediate and raw in Campbell’s stories and poems. Bonnie Jo Campbell’s new story collection, American Salvage, was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. She is also the author of the novel Q Road, and the story collection Women & Other Animals. She has won the AWP award for short fiction, the 2008 Eudora Welty fiction prize, and a Pushcart prize, and she was named a Barnes & Noble Great New Writer. The New York Times has called her stories "Bitter but sweetened by humor," and Publisher’s Weekly said Campbell details, "domestic worlds where Martha Stewart would fear to tread."

Presented in partnership with Pacific University's Master of Fine Arts in Writing program.

Direct download: 20100217_MCLWritersTalkingBonnieJoCampbell.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 5:04pm PST

Children of the Sea Volume 1

Children of the Sea Volume 1 by Daisuke Igarashi

When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea that she does.

Audience: Teens

 

Direct download: 20100716_MCLChildren_of_the_Sea_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 4:06pm PST

Biblioburro

Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter

What if your library came to you on the back of a burro?

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_Biblioburro_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Countdown

Countdown by Debora Wiles

 

Franny Chapman just wants some peace. But that's hard to get when her best friend is feuding with her, her sister has disappeared, and her uncle is fighting an old war in his head. Her saintly younger brother is no help, and the cute boy across the street only complicates things. Worst of all, everyone is walking around just waiting for a bomb to fall. It's 1962, and it seems the whole country is living in fear...

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20100716__MCL_Countdown_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:18pm PST