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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Brain Health

Presenter: Dr. Andy Swanson Discover how what you eat affects the brain. Learn natural strategies that support the health of the nervous system, enhance neurological performance and prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, MS and other conditions. Co-sponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills. Recorded Live at Central Library on October 3, 2019

1hr 3mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Plant Yourself Where You Will Bloom

Speaker: Jennifer Anderson This is the first session in a four-week series co-sponsored by Portland Community College and Multnomah County Library to develop and increase your professional skills. Learn how to turn your skills and interests into a meaningful and rewarding career. Recorded live at Central Library: January 17, 2019.

53mins

18 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Mindfulness Working

Speaker: Judith Sugg This is the second session in a four-week series co-sponsored by Portland Community College and Multnomah County Library to develop and increase your professional skills. This program offers experiences of mindfulness and an explanation of why it can truly shift our life and work. It is a key ingredient in managing stress and conflict both in our personal lives and professional settings. Recorded live at Central Library: January 24, 2019.

55mins

15 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Conflict Resolution Skills for Better Relationships

Speaker: Tsipora Dimant This is the second session in a four-week series co-sponsored by Portland Community College and Multnomah County Library to develop and increase your professional skills. 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. Ms. Dimant authors a monthly column for the Oregonian newspaper on Mediation and Conflict Resolution. She is in the process of writing a chapter on Mediation for the Oregon Bar Association. Recorded Live at Central Library: October 11, 2018

52mins

25 Oct 2018

Rank #4

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Portland Opera Preview: Cinderella (La Cenerentola)

Portland Opera's Manager of Education and Outreach, Alexis Hamilton, delivers a spellbinding presentation on Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella). She is joined by Portland Opera's new rehearsal pianist, Joel Ayau, and additionally the singing talents of mezzo-soprano Kate Farrar, tenor Alasdair Kent and baritone Ryan Thorn. Description of the opera from the Portland Opera website, "A storybook tale that is sure to charm audience members who are young, and young at heart, this new production of Rossini’s classic opera will glitter as brightly as Cinderella’s royal ball gown." Recorded Live at Central Library: July 8, 2018.

59mins

19 Jul 2018

Rank #5

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Portland Opera Preview: Faust

Portland opera previews their production of Charles Gounod's opera "Faust" with the sets designed by John Frame. This 50-minute program is hosted by Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox with musical highlights by singers Thomas Cilluffo, Kate Farrar and Shi Li. Description the opera from the Portland Opera website, "Lyricism and legend converge in Gounod’s unforgettable masterpiece. When the devil appears and offers Faust a second chance at youth in exchange for his soul, he makes the pact, and then uses his newfound powers to seduce the youthful and innocent Marguerite—with tragic consequences." Recorded Live at Central Library: June 3, 2018

40mins

8 Jun 2018

Rank #6

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Personal Branding

Speaker: Tracee Wells-Bryant Branding is not just for organizations and products anymore!  Explore how to authentically foster what people associate with you when they hear your name. Boost your self-confidence and networking power.  Co-sponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills. Recorded Live at Central Library: April 19, 2018

56mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: How to Be Significant

Speaker: Steven Fullmer For many people, it’s not fame or fortune that they seek but knowing they’re significant and have contributed to the world in some meaningful way that matters. They become paralyzed by the thought: “If I only knew how.” In this session, we explore how to move forward. Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills. Recorded Live at Central Library: February 1, 2018

55mins

6 Feb 2018

Rank #8

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Creative Problem Solving

Speaker: Tasha Harmon Creativity is never more important than when you're searching for an answer. See how you can tap into your most creative self when tackling any problem. Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills. Recorded Live at Central Library: February 2, 2017

58mins

13 Feb 2017

Rank #9

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: The 10-Point Leadership Triangle

Speaker: Steven Fulmer Steven Fulmer brings leadership to life with a dynamic 3D model that allows you to be an effective leader of yourself and others. His road map will guide you forward, focused and engaged, ready to turn impossible into possible. Cosponsored by Portland Community College, Brown Bag Lunch and Learn programs help you develop and increase your professional skills. Recorded Live at Central Library: January 26, 2017

1hr 5mins

31 Jan 2017

Rank #10

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Portland Poets: Carl Adamshick, Emily Kendal Frey, Endi Bogue Hartigan, Jessica Johnson and Dao Strom

A Celebration of National Poetry Month with five remarkable local poets! Carl Adamshick, author of Saint Friend Emily Kendal Frey, author of Sorrow Arrow Endi Bogue Hartigan, author of Pool: 5 Choruses Jessica Johnson, author of In Absolutes We Seek Each Other and Dao Strom, author of We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People Each poet reads from their recent work. Poetry is alive and well! Recorded Live at Central Library: April 30, 2016

1hr 18mins

12 May 2016

Rank #11

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Brain Health, with Dr. Andy Swanson

Speaker: Dr. Andy Swanson Discover how what you eat affects the brain. Learn natural strategies that support the health of the nervous system, enhance neurological performance and prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, MS and other conditions  Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills. Recorded Live at Central Library: April 30, 2015

1hr 13mins

11 May 2015

Rank #12

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William Stafford Birthday Celebration 2015

Join us for our 15th 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. Speakers:  Martha Gatchell, Paulann Petersen, Ingrid Wendt, Shelley Reece, Ralph Salisbury, Ann Staley, Patty Wixon, and Vince Wixon Recorded Live at Central Library: January 25, 2015

1hr 53mins

6 Mar 2015

Rank #13

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Starting Your Own Business: Feasibility & Business Plans

Curious about starting your own business? Learn more about what to consider before taking the leap, as well as some tips for getting started writing your business plan.  Presented in partnership by SCORE, Portland Community College's Small Business Development Center and Multnomah County Library. Recorded Live at Central Library: September 23, 2014

1hr 55mins

2 Oct 2014

Rank #14

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Author Talk with Lindsay Hill

Lindsay Hill reads from his novel, Sea of Hooks. Sea of Hooks was named as The Oregonian's #1 Northwest Book of 2013, one of New York Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2013, one of Publishers Weekly’s Top 5 Fiction titles of 2013, and a finalist for the 2014 Chautauqua Prize. Recorded Live at Central Library: September 14, 2014

54mins

24 Sep 2014

Rank #15

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A Woman of Color's Journey: Authenticity in the Workplace with Brenda Ivelisse

Speaker: Brenda Ivelisse A candid discussion of the challenges women of color face in the workforce, and sharing strategies on how to navigate those challenges while maintaining authenticity. Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills. Recorded live at Central Library: October 24, 2013

38mins

25 Nov 2013

Rank #16

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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

56mins

24 Mar 2013

Rank #17

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Feeling Stuck in Your Job? with Kirsten Meneghello

Feeling Stuck in Your Job? Learn Three Keys to Freedom with Kirsten Meneghello. Discover what may be blocking you from finding fulfillment in your job or career: not knowing what you want, an identity that is wrapped up in your job, and/or some beliefs that may be holding you back. Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills. Recorded live at Central Library: October 11, 2012

47mins

5 Nov 2012

Rank #18

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The Science of Being Happy and Productive, with Scott Crabtree

Speaker: Scott Crabtree Everyone can act on these steps -- grounded in solid scientific data -- to be happier on the job. Studies show that happier people are healthier and more productive, creative, insightful, engaged and resilient! Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills. Recorded live at Central Library: September 27, 2012

1hr 2mins

2 Oct 2012

Rank #19

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The Bible and Education: Not an Oxymoron

While public schools cannot require devotional use of the Bible, academic study of the book is allowed. However, political and legal considerations often make discussions of the Bible either impossible or uncomfortable. Dr. Marie Wachlin, nationally recognized for her biblical literacy research, looks at the Bible as a piece of classroom literature. Recorded at Central library: July 31, 2012

30mins

7 Aug 2012

Rank #20