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 Book Crafts

Groan! Fall's here and it's back to school. But in your spare time, check out these books about book crafts: things involved with writing, making and publishing your own books. Books reviewed include:

Indie Publishing; How to Design and Produce your Own Book ed. by Ellen Lupton

In Print! 40 Cool Publishing Projects for Kids by Joe Rhatigan

Cool Calligraphy by Anders Hanson

Making Books that Fly, Fold, Wrap, Hide, Pop Up, Twist and Turn by Gwen Diehn

Direct download: 20090821_MCLbookcraftsCCRF.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:07pm PST

Reconstruct a Tee! T-shirt reconstruction is the new knitting!  Listen to some great book and online resources for turning your t-shirts into fabulous things to wear, including T-Shirt Makeovers, Generation T, Tease, and threadbanger.com. 
Direct download: 20090713_MCLReconstruct_a_Tee.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 2:09pm PST

Elfriede Wuckert walked up the steps of the Albina Library (now Titlewave) in the late 1920's holding her mother's hand.  Her family emigrated in 1925 from Germany and quickly became library "regulars.”  Listen to her stories of the citizenship classes her mother attended along with the memories of what it was like to be new in town and find friends in the books she carried home by the “armfuls.”  Hear what is different, but also what remains stable and familiar in the library for people new to the country.
Direct download: 20090530_MCLelfriede.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:20am PST

Zine readings by Shawn Granton, Editor of The Zinesters Guide to Portland and the author of Temporary Relocation Project and Ten -foot-rule and Erica Schreiner, author of The Way Things Used to Be and Argyle. Adult program Zinesters Talking, recorded live at Central Library August 26, 2008.

Direct download: 20080826_ZinestersTalkingCentral.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 9:49am PST

Insomnia Solutions with Dr. Greg Nigh Always tired, but can't sleep? Is your productivity suffering? Come explore the causes and learn about natural simple therapies to help you snooze through the night to improve your efficiency and mood during the day.
Direct download: 20090514_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:56pm PST

Social Media 101 and the New Marketing with Bret Bernhoft

FaceBook, MySpace; what are they and why would I be interested if I'm over 25? Learn why social media sites are THE way to connect with your target audience.

Date of Event: Thursday May 7, 2009

Direct download: 20090507_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:33pm PST

Carolyn Main is a freelance cartoonist from Portland, Oregon, and a featured speaker of Stumptown Comics Fest 2009. She specializes in the cute, gross and bawdy world of animation, comics and graphic novels. Here she discusses her work, webcomics and the differences between publishing on the web vs. paper. Adult programming recorded live at Central Library April 16, 2009.
Direct download: 20090416_MCLCarolynMainZT.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 12:38pm PST

Mini-comics artist Dunja Jankovic reads from her work Department of Art, accompanying herself on keyboards, followed by Hellen Jo reading from Jin and Jam #1 and other works, ending with questions and answers for both artists from the audience. Both are Sparkplug Comics artists, and featured speakers of Stumptown Comics Fest 2009. Adult programming recorded live at Central Library, April 17, 2009.

Direct download: 20090417_MCLHJoDJankovicZT.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 10:11am PST

Tools for Getting Unstuck with Tasha Harmon Discover tools for getting out of stuck spots, making decisions you will feel good about and creating the forward motion you need to make changes happen.
Direct download: 20090430_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:01pm PST

Manuel Arellano from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Manuel Arellano is a library staff member who is missed at Central because he is now located at Midland Library. Manuel hails from Peru

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-11-Manuel_Arellano.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 5:01pm PST