Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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Brothers Torres (Booktalk)

Like the book The Outsiders? Check out Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees. Right when Frankie gets up the nerve to ask Julianne to Homecoming, it all blows up with his older brother Steve, who's been staying out all night with local Cholos and picking fights in their small New Mexican town.

Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Brothers_Torres_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 1:16pm PST

Three local crafter-writers discuss their writing in the context of the followng questions:  1. How did each of you become crafty authors?  2. What is your best advice for someone who aspires to write a craft book?  3. Name a favorite craft book and/or a local resource for craft supplies.  4. How do you go about searching for interesting craft materials?

Susan Beal is a non-stop crafter and writes the blog, West Coast Crafty. She is the author of Button it Up : 80 Amazing Vintage Button Projects for Necklaces, Bracelets, Embellishments, Housewares & More; Beadsimple : 150 Designs for Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets, Embellishments, and More :  Essential Techniques for Making Jewelry Just the Way you Want It; and Super Crafty : Over 75 Amazing How-to Projects.  Diane Gilleland is the author of Kanzashi in Bloom : 20 Simple Fold-and-Sew Projects to Wear and Give, and the blog, CraftyPod.  Alicia Paulson is the author of Stitched in Time : Memory-Keeping Projects to Sew and Share and the blog, Posie Gets Cozy.  The audience question and answer period is included.

Direct download: 20090920_MCLWriters_HwdCrafters.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 3:12pm PST

An Interview with Anne Rutherford: Tapestry of Tales 2009 Anne Rutherford returns to Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival in 2009 for its 10th Anniversary.  In this interview Anne talks about how she became a storyteller, where she finds her inspiration, and more. 

Learn more about Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival. 
Direct download: 20090922_MCLTapestryInterviewAnneRutherford.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 4:19pm PST

To get you excited for the fifth annual Zinesters Talking series of events in October and November 2009, Christopher Cuttone, library assistant at North Portland Library and member of the Zine Library Group, reads zine reviews and teasers.

Direct download: 20090225_Christophers_zine_reviews.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 12:15pm PST

Hey Kids!  Listen to an interview with Amy Sachs of the Pixie Project, and learn all about adopting and taking care of cats and dogs.  Then check out these great books on cats and dogs, which you can find at the Multnomah County Library:

Shelter Dogs

The Bravest Cat

Everything cat : what kids really want to know about cats

Everything dog : what kids really want to know about dogs

How to talk to your cat

How to talk to your dog
Direct download: 20090917_MCL_Pets.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:57pm PST

Welsh Month @ Central Library: Welsh Poetry with John Good Welsh language poetry with John Good.  John was born in South Wales, into a house where the Welsh language was spoken.  Over the past twenty years, he has given bilingual presentations on Welsh culture, sharing poetry, music and literature.  This program was presented to celebrate Left Coast Eisteddfod, Portland

Direct download: 20090819_MCLWelshPoetry.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:56pm PST

Claudette Colvin (Booktalk) In March 1955, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a mostly white bus...months before Rosa Parks made the news for doing the same thing.
Direct download: 20090821_MCLClaudette_Colvin_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:58pm PST

Return to Sender (Booktalk) Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez. After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.
Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Return_to_Sender_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:55pm PST

Masterpiece (Booktalk) Masterpiece by Elise Broach. After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Direct download: 20090821_MCL_Masterpiece_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:51pm PST

Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Booktalk) Mostly True Adventures of Homer P Figg by Rodman Philbrick. Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.
Direct download: 20090821_MCLMostly_True_Adven_of_HomerLC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:44pm PST