Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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Everyday Conflict Resolution with Mary Forst & Molly Keating

Speakers: Mary Forst & Molly Keating

 

Conflict is a natural part of life. The question isn't whether you'll experience it, but how to find effective solutions, both at work and home.

 

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: April 4, 2013

Direct download: BrownBag_EverydayConflictResolut_20130404.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:42pm PDT

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War Session 5

Session 5: War and Freedom

Speaker: Dr Richard Etulain

Multnomah County Library presents a free five-part reading and discussion series with project scholar Richard Etulain to discuss the legacy of the Civil War.

 

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Local support provided by The Library Foundation. 

 

Recorded live at Central Library: May 30, 2012

Direct download: LetsTalkMakingSenseoftheCivilWarSession5_May302012.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:16am PDT

Managing Conflict

Speaker: Sam Imperati

Disagree without being disagreeable; fix problems without fixing blame. Discover the conflict resolution and communication tools necessary to reach resolution, not just settlement.

Recorded live at the Central Library: February 28, 2013

Direct download: 20130228_MCLBrownBag_ManagingConflict.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:25pm PDT

Tools for Getting Unstuck with Natasha Harmon

Speaker: Natasha Harmon

Tools for Getting Unstuck:Discover tools for getting out of stuck spots -- in your personal and work lives -- making decisions you'll feel good about and creating the forward motion that makes change happen.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: February 21, 2013

Direct download: 20130221MCL_BrownBag_Harmon.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:20am PDT

We May Be Getting Older, But We Don't Have to Act It with Flora Novarra

Speaker:Flora Novarra

We May Be Getting Older, But Don't Have to Act It with Flora Novarra

Three key lifestyle choices keep us younger and more energized. You know the first two: exercise and nutrition. Learn why social interaction/engagement is the crucial third task for living your life with gusto.

Recorded live at Central Library: February 14, 2013

Direct download: 20130214MCL_BrownBag_Novarra.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:36am PDT

How to Get What you Mean, Not What You Say with Steven Fulmer

Speaker: Steven Fulmer

How to Get What you Mean, Not What You Say with Steven Fulmer.

Building a life is like building a house, and the right tools make all the difference. Add a few more skills to your tool belt to achieve craftsmanship-quality, success and happiness in your life.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: January 30, 2013

Direct download: 20130130_MCLBrown_Bag_Fulmer.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:36am PDT

William Stafford Birthday Celebration 2013

Join us for our 13th annual celebration of the work of Oregon's most famous and beloved poet, William Stafford. Born in 1914, Stafford was a celebrated poet, teacher, mentor, and champion of free speech and thought. He was a professor at Lewis and Clark College, received the National Book Award for Traveling Through the Dark in 1963, was poetry consultant to the Library of Congress (1970-71), and served as Oregon’s Poet Laureate in 1975.  A conscientious objector during World War II, Stafford died in 1993.

The program is hosted by Joseph A. Soldati, poet, long-time member of Friends of William Stafford and former chair of its board of trustees.  He is the author of four poetry books, including most recently the chapbook, On Account of Darkness. 

Recorded live at Central Library: January 27, 2013

Participants in this year's celebration include:

Greta Blalock is the Port of Portland Art Program Coordinator, working with local and regional visual artists and musicians to create pockets of serenity within the bustling airport environment.

A. Molotkov is a writer, composer, filmmaker and visual artist who emigrated to the U.S in 1990. His award-winning work includes the 2011 Boone’s Dock Press poetry chapbook contest for his True Stories from the Future.

Penelope Scambly Schott is a poet whose verse biography A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth received an Oregon Book Award for Poetry. She teaches an annual poetry workshop in Dufur, Oregon, and her new chapbook Lovesong for Dufur is forthcoming from Windfall Press. 

Scot Siegel, a town-planning consultant from Lake Oswego, is a former Friends of William Stafford board member. His most recent book isThousands Flee California Wildflowers.

Laura D. Weeks is an editor, translator, consecutive interpreter, and the founder of Weeks’ Wunderkinder Piano Studio. She is the author of two chapbooks, Deaf Man Talking and The Mad Woman.

Wendy Willis is the Executive Director of the Policy Consensus Initiative, a national organization devoted to improving democratic governance. Her first book of poems, Blood Sisters of the Republic, was recently published.

Direct download: Wm_Stafford_Birthday_Celebration_20130127.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:39pm PDT

In this special presentation, the Venerable Geshe Tenphel from the Drepung Loseling Phukhang Monastery will describe the history and meaning of the sand mandala within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The six monks creating the mandala are on their first visit to the western world, and Geshela will share what they hope to accomplish by creating this ancient and unique piece of artwork. He will speak about how a healthy attitude about everyday living can lead to a contented and happy life. As more people experience love and compassion, we will create peaceful communities, and ultimately a peaceful world. This event is part of the week-long creation of the sand mandala in the Collins Gallery in December 2012.

Recorded at Central Library: December 14, 2012

Most of the Tibetan words spoken by the Venerable Geshe Tenphel have been removed. The English translation remains.

Direct download: 20121214_MCLMandala.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:48pm PDT

Go Ahead, Make My Day! Criticize Me! with Philip Mandel

Speaker: Philip Mandel

Go Ahead, Make My Day! Criticize Me! with Philip Mandel. One of the toughest things we deal with is criticism from others. Learn how to easily de-escalate any comment or critical self-talk in order to hear something of value in the criticism.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 25, 2012

Direct download: 20121025_BrownBag_Criticize_Me.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:15pm PDT

Conflict Ain’t So Bad: A New Way at Looking at Discord with Chris Sheesley

Speaker: Chris Sheesley

Conflict Ain’t So Bad: A New Way at Looking at Discord with Chris Sheesley. Examine any part of your life and you will find conflict. This presentation will help you develop a more constructive outlook on this phenomenon.

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 18, 2012

Direct download: 20121018_BrownBag_Conflict_Aint_So_Bad.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:35pm PDT