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Every student knows that Americans fought with the British in the War of Independence in 1776 and again in 1812. What few realize is that the United States almost went to war with Britain over Oregon. Oregon was a hot topic during the nineteenth century because of its seemingly endless riches, vastness, beauty, and potential for exploitation. In this program, Robert Hamm will share primary sources - newspapers, woodcuts, accurate and inaccurate maps, and early photographs - from the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Lewis and Clark Exposition. In the U.S. Bank Room

Direct download: 20090426_MCLBecomingOregon.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 10:53am PST

The Cup is Always Half Full with Tonya Booker

Change a challenging work environment to one that is more positive. Speaker Tonya Booker shows you how!

Recorded May 13, 2010

Direct download: 20100513_MCLBrownBagmp3.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:28pm PST

Managing Conflict: Tips, Tricks, Traps, Tools with Sam Imperati

Investigate how to disagree without being disagreeable and fix problems without fixing blame. Discover techniques to reach resolution, not just settlement.

Recorded May 6, 2010

Direct download: 20100506_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:53pm PST

Zinesters Talking Dino Night

In celebration of Stumptown Comics Fest 2010, and of dinosaurs in general, speakers Rio Safari and James Williams show-and-tell their awesomest dinosaur minicomics, plus some sweet online cartoons.

Check out Rio's and Jame's  comics in our collection too.  

Audience: Adult

Recorded: April 20, 2010 Central Library's U.S. Bank Room

Direct download: 20100420_MCLZT_DinoNiteCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 11:22am PST

Three Ways to Enhance Brain Health with Dr. Greg Nigh

Learn how your lifestyle can enhance your neurological performance, reduce stress and prevent Alzheimer's and other degenerative conditions.

Recorded April 29, 2010

Direct download: 20100429_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:45pm PST

Building Self-Esteem with Kathy Edwards

Even the most confident have doubts from time to time, and for many these doubts lead to an inability to move forward. Learn how to break the cycle to achieve your dreams.

Recorded April 22, 2010

Direct download: 20100422_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:08pm PST

Taming Your Inner Critic with Tasha Harmon

Self-judgment can paralyze you and keep you from stepping into who you want to be. Befriend your inner critic so that you can move through fear into action.

Recorded April 15, 2010

Email: Tasha@LifeWorkChanges.Com

Direct download: 20100415_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:56pm PST

Using Humor in the Workplace with Gabriel Boehmer

Humor brightens any workplace when used appropriately. Gabriel Boehmer will demonstrate how to add joy to your day while keeping the fun professional.

Recorded April 8, 2010

Direct download: 20100408_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:42pm PST

Gift People: Volunteering as Self-discovery

Jim Wygant planned ahead to be useful in retirement. So, five years before retiring, he started volunteering for the Title Wave Used Bookstore. Thirteen years later and now retired, he thinks that volunteering at Title Wave is “close enough” to his dream of owning a bookstore. His passion for books, reading and libraries dates back to his grade school days when he volunteered at his school library. With over 3,000 hours given to Multnomah County Library, Jim’s service includes seven years teaching basic computer skills to older adults in the Cyber Seniors program. Cyber Seniors suits him well because it combines his love for teaching and his knack for reducing complex concepts to fundamentals. Asked what he gets from volunteering, Jim mentioned self-discovery and the opportunity to present himself in a fresh role, different from the familiar one that he played in his paid work career.

 

Gift People is a program of  recorded conversations with civically engaged older adults, sponsored by Library Outreach Services, Life by Design NW and the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Direct download: 20100304_MCLGiftPeopleWygant.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 5:43am PST

Thanks to the advocacy of journalists, lawyers and politicos, Oregon Attorney General John Kroger recently announced changes aimed at improving government openness. What does this mean for concerned citizens? Join the Society of Professional Journalists as we discuss the meaning of open, transparent government.

Direct download: 20100320_MCLsunshine.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 1:28pm PST