Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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Explore emotional terrain with A.M. O'Malley in The Empire Builder, a zine about her train ride from Minneapolis, Minn., to Portland, Ore., including reflections on a life left behind and and hopes for a future no longer separated from her long-distance love interest.

Find out what's in Free Box the Magazine with Bece Kidder. Learn about epic scores, things to avoid, the etiquette of giving away and the fun to be had hunting for priceless treasures.

Target audience: Adult

Date of event: October 27, 2009

Direct download: 20091027_Zinesters_Talking_OMalley__Kidder.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 5:14pm PST

Get up close and personal with Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg as she shares work from I Cut My Hair, a mini-comic journal about her creative process, working in education, pet ownership and more.

Mini-comics come alive when Julia Gfrörer and partner perform Ariadne auf Naxos, comics about time and death, gods and saints, knights and spies, babysitting, the apocalypse, courtesy phones and the benefits of being a ghost.

Target audience: Adult

Date of event: October 20, 2009

Direct download: 20091020_Zinesters_Talking_Eisenberg__Gfrorer.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 12:26pm PST

Glamorize your life Golden Girls-style with Scott and Zach, the editors of Miami, You've Got Style, a detailed Golden Girls fanzine with an episode guide and a map of the house where characters Dorothy Zbornak, Rose Nylund, Blanche Devereaux and Sophia Petrillo lived. Scott and Zach also provide in-depth wardrobe analysis and funky fashion tips.

Take a hilarious trip with Dr. Danny Q. Swank and his Tales from the Bus, a compendium of bizarre, bawdy, bumpy, and occasionally brutal happenings witnessed on public transportation, torn from the pages of the strangely true and truly strange zine Manuscripts Don't Burn.

Target audience: Adult

Date of event: October 13, 2009

Direct download: 20091013_Zinesters_Talking_Swank__Style.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 7:52pm PST

Becky Morton takes you way back to The Oregon Trail, her zine containing excerpts from the journal of Frances Henderson, who traveled from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail in 1846, illustrated with images from the educational computer game "The Oregon Trail."

Artist, activist and filmmaker Marc Moscato showcases WPA artworks in Portland in Art for the Millions, an audio CD and 28-page guided tour of local public works projects of the Works Progress Administration, a federally funded program that provided relief to millions of idle workers during the height of the Great Depression.

Target audience: Adult

Date of event: October 6, 2009

Direct download: 20091006_Zinesters_Talking_Moscato__Morton.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 3:16pm PST

Are You Bully Proof? with Berry Kruijning Discover how to recognize a workplace bully. Find out why bullies bully and learn three tools to stop the bullying.
Direct download: 20091029_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:48am PST

An Interview with Will Hornyak: Tapestry of Tales 2009 Will Hornyak returns to the Tapestry of Tales in November 2009 for its 10th anniversary.  In this interview Will talks about his transformation from journalist to carpenter to storyteller, the importance of storytelling for everyone from incarcerated youth to corporate employees, and much more. 
Direct download: 20091015_MCLTapestryInterviewWillHornyak.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 9:07am PST

Historic Zinesters Talking - Craphound Zine and Reading Frenzy Bookstore

Sean Tejaratchi, creator of the zine Craphound, an internationally known zine of clip art, and Chloe Eudaly, founder of Reading Frenzy, an independent press emporium in Portland,Oregon, discuss the creative scene in Portland during the 1990s that lead to the creation of their zine and bookstore.

You can also watch and listen to a streaming slidecast of this presentation. When you get to the link, scroll down to get to the presentation labeled "Zinesters Talking."

Target Audience: Adult

Date of Event: October 24, 2009

Direct download: 20091024_MCLCraphoundintroutrCC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 1:37pm PST

Title Raves: Summer Reads with Ellen Heltzel, Joss Antonio Milian, Lloyd Cohn and Sara Ryan

Leading off the discussion was a panel of people known around town for their love of reading and books. Sharing their insights about books, writers and writing are Ellen Heltzel, former book editor and coauthor of Between the Covers: The Book Babes' Guide to a Woman's Reading Pleasures; Joss Antonio Milian, independent filmmaker currently promoting a documentary feature about the environment; Lloyd Cohn, owner of Watch This! DVD store in downtown Portland; and Sara Ryan, novelist, comics writer and librarian.

Direct download: 20090505_MCLTitleRaves.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 1:29pm PST

Issues, Interests & Icebergs with Chris Sheesley Explore the fundamental keys to effective conflict resolution. Identify your core concerns, interpret others' demands and create collaborative agreements. Discover the essential art of turning negative statements into positive outcomes.
Direct download: 20091015-MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:20pm PST

2009 Teen Author Lecture

M.T. Anderson is perhaps best known for his National Book Award and Printz Honor-winning duet, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation. (Volume 1: The Pox Party and Volume 2: The Kingdom on the Waves.) Feed, his satire on consumerism and the decline of language, is both critically acclaimed and controversial, and has been challenged in many schools, including some here in the Pacific Northwest. He is also the author of several picture books; a vampire novel, Thirsty, published before the current craze; and a series for younger readers, Pals in Peril, (Whales on Stilts, The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen, and Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware), which satirizes classic children's adventure books.

Youth Services Director Ellen Fader welcomes the audience, Hillsdale Library Teen Council member Ulysses Duckler introduces Mr. Anderson. Among other topics, Anderson's wide-ranging talk touches on writing as a way to travel through time, how the incessant marketing messages directed at teens attempt to convince them that unless they continue buying, they will always be found wanting, and how a writer's dark vision can be a spur for readers to change a broken world.

Date of Event: October 12, 2009

Target Audience: Teens and Adults

Direct download: 20091012_MCL_MTANDERSONCC.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 2:24pm PST