Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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City of Readers: A Book Lover's Guide to Portland with Gabriel Boehmer Portland has a love affair with books. Take an entertaining and informative "tour" of area bookstores, libraries, literary landmarks and authors led by popular local author Gabriel Boehmer.
Direct download: 20090409_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:06pm PST

Feng Shui Made Easy with Kirsten Havnaer


Find out more about the foundations and history of Feng Shui, Chi flow and how to arrange your environment to enhance your life with speaker, Kirsten Havnaer.  Presented at Hollywood Library on October 7, 2007.


Direct download: 20081008_MCLHwdBrownBag_FengShui_.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:59pm PST

An evening with Randy Shaw, author of the new book Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century . In "Beyond the Fields," Shaw reveals the untold story of how the spirit of "Sí Se Puede" that began with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers in the 1960s still sets the course for today’s social justice movements. Shaw finds that the influence of Chavez and the UFW has ranged far and wide: in labor campaigns like Justice for Janitors, in the building of Latino political power, in the fight for environmental justice, in the growing national movement for immigrant rights, and even in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. SEIU Executive Vice-President Eliseo Medina praises Shaw’s book as a "stirring account of how the UFW transformed people’s lives," and LeRoy Chatfield of the Farmworkers Documentation Project says it is a "must read" for former UFW volunteers.

Direct download: 20090304writers_RandyShawCentral.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 12:16pm PST

Helen and Alison read a poem from the book Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
Direct download: 20090411_MCLBook_Lice.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:39am PST

Writers Talking:  Jean Johnson

Jean Johnson reads and presents no-fuss recipes from her book, Cooking Beyond Measure: How to Eat Well without Formal Recipes.

Demonstrations included simple no-cook recipes — like sliced pears dipped in flax meal laced with cardamom, cottage cream and raspberries with homemade whole grain muesli, or roasted garlic on whole-grain bread.

Direct download: 20090315_MCL_writers_JeanHwd.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 4:21pm PST

Plan for Success with Jenny Gallagher A good plan provides clarity, increases motivation and includes an action strategy. Learn the key ingredients for creating a plan that will guide you toward success.
Direct download: 20090219_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:06pm PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Move On: Helping Your Aging Parents Manage Their Possessions

 Are you helping your parents downsize or move? The task of sorting through a lifetime's possessions can be physically and emotionally challenging. Explore new options, including senior move management and charitable giving.

Bill Smith created a senior move management company, called Take Care Move Assistance, to serve the needs of the Portland senior community. Lorca Harrison is the owner of DoughNation, a service that helps clients donate and dispose of their possessions in an organized and sensitive way.

Direct download: 20090211_MCLMoveOn.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:01am PST

LeAnn Locher writes the popular Portland blog, LeLo in NoPo. She'll talk and share photos of her 3-year experience of creating and growing her blog, how it began as a personal journey and self exploration, and what she found along the way. Blogging creates connections to people, issues, cultures, and even social change, and has led to real-world connections, clients, and friends. She'll share a case study of blogging a topic that grew into a quick community action, with a flurry of news throughout the blogosphere and local media outlets. With writers now blogging and bloggers now writing, is there a place for the two to meet?

Direct download: 20080518_MCLWritersTalking_LeAnnLocher.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 1:34pm PST

Kristian Williams, a journalist and a member of Rose City Copwatch, is the author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America and American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination. Jules Boykoff teaches political science at Pacific University in Forest Grove and is the author of Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the United States. The authors discuss their books and answer questions from the audience.

Direct download: 20080406_MCLWritersTalkingKristianWilliams.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 12:26pm PST

Interview with Portland Children's Author Dale E. Basye Librarian Cathy Camper interviews children's author Dale E. Basye about his book Heck Where the Bad Kids Go, writing and future projects. Hear the Heck theme song too!
Direct download: 20090213_MCLDaleBasyeCC.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 2:45pm PST