Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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How to Tell Your Story with Nancy McDonald

Start with improv, add a dash of pathos, a pinch of standup, a bit of character and you have the path to shaping and communicating your story. Actor nancy McDonald provides the tools in this fun and informative lecture.

Recorded February 11, 2010

Direct download: 20100211_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:31pm PDT

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. Discover tools to achieve craftsmanship-quality success and happiness in your life.

Recorded February 4, 2010

Direct download: 20100204_MCLFulmer.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:03am PDT

Interview with children's author Matt Holm

Calling All Babymouse Fans!

Do you love Babymouse as much as I do? Then listen to this interview with Matt Holm, who, with his sister Jenni, creates the Babymouse graphic novels! Learn all about how Matt became an artist, and how you can become an artist too. Tune in to find out: Does Matt like pink? What's his favorite animal? And what's the next adventure for Babymouse? Then, head on over to the Multnomah County Library and check out the latest Babymouse graphic novel, Babymouse Burns Rubber.

Direct download: 20100122_MCLBabymouseRF.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 9:31am PDT

Conversation and Conflict with Tsipora Dimant

Discover the roots of conflict and the mediation skills needed to find effective solutions. Learn how to have discussions that are balanced, direct and fair.

Recorded January 28, 2010

Direct download: 20100128_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:18pm PDT

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Perspectives on Positive Aging with David Rozell

Hear David Rozell facilitate a discussion on the importance of community as we age. What are the qualities of a community that will allow us to age positively?


David Rozell is a certified retirement workshop facilitator leading life planning workshops and classes in California and Oregon since 2004. He is an adjunct instructor in gerontology at Marylhurst University where he teaches Creative Aging classes and he also teaches courses through Life by Design NW at PCC.


Recommended reading for this presentation is Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose by Richard Leider and David Shapiro.


Perspectives on Positive Aging is a monthly speaker series at Central Library and is made possible through the library’s partnership with Life by Design NW and, in part, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Direct download: 20090730_MCLPPARozell.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

Whether you are in yours 30s, 40s or 50s, this presentation uses a variety of tools (personality inventories, success factor self analysis, etc.) to help you discover the perfect career position ofr this time of your life. This class is offered in partnership with PCC ommunity Education.

Recorded January 17, 2010

Direct download: 20100117_MCL_HwdPCCJenniferAnderson.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 12:16pm PDT

Creating Beloved Community

Dr. Martin Luther King had the dream of creating beloved community, one that is grounded in love and that encourages people to care for one another. Explore in this session how we can create beloved community in our personal lives and in our community.


Roslyn Farrington currently serves as faculty member in Portland State University’s Women’s Studies Department. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and served as the Executive Director of the Oregon Commission for Women from 2000-2005. 



Recommended reading: Search for the Beloved Community: The Thinking of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kenneth L. Smith


This program was part of a series entitled, Creating Connection and Community, that was sponsored by Multnomah County Library, partners with Life by Design NW, and offered in May 2009.

Direct download: 20090512_MCLFarrington.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 9:47am PDT

Global Concerns, Grassroots Solutions with Toby Dittrich and Richard Brenne The creators of the groundbreaking Global Climate Change online PCC course will share stories from the trenches.
Direct download: 20100121_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:10am PDT

Dream It, Plan It, Do It! with Frank Mungeam

Learn where to get the courage to dream, how to take that first step and what achievers do to overcome obstacles that stop others.

Recorded January 14, 2010

Direct download: 20100114_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:14pm PDT

Stinky: A Toon Book (Booktalk)


Stinky: A Toon Book by Eleanor Davis

Stinky, a monster who lives in a swamp, gets upset when a boy named Nick starts hanging around his swamp, and so he tries to scare Nick away. A 2009 Geisel Award honor book.

Direct download: 20091228_MCLStinkyBT_JP.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 1:09pm PDT