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Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries Podcasts

Listen to teen book discussions, library performances, oral histories from local immigrants and the history of the library from some of its founders. 

  • The Chowder Chat with the Teen Library Council, where they share their views on pop culture, literary news and more! 

  • Founders' Oral History - Travel back in time to the early days of the library's founding. Listen as these community activists share their memories of the grassroots movement that resulted in today's Cedar Mill Community Library.
  • Community Oral History - In 2009, in honor of Oregon's sesquicentennial, we recorded 14 interviews with local immigrants and descendents of immigrants to illustrate the importance of immigration on our community. More interviews were added in 2011. This Oral History Project was done with the help of Matt Hiefield and his history students at Sunset High School. More information...

Nov 16, 2018

Teen council members discuss their different Thanksgiving traditions, what pies they like and what they do for fun on rainy days. It's a wide ranging conversations that covers the Clue board game, NaMoWriMo, rock climbing and much more. Recorded on Nov. 5, 2018.


Oct 16, 2018

Members of the Cedar Mill Library Teen Council share their views on pop culture, literary news and anything else they want to talk about it on Chowder Chat. The first episode delves into the scariest books or movies they have experienced, from the Nun to Coraline and many things in between. Intro and outro music...


Aug 27, 2014

As part of the Cedar Mill Library's 40th anniversary celebration in 2014, librarians Mark Richardson and Lynne Erlandson sat down with Vi and Bob Metzler, two early advocates and volunteers at the library who were instrumental in laying the foundations for the thriving library we have today.  Vi and Bob talk about the...


May 15, 2014

Lori Buffington recalls how she and her mother, Marvel Noyes, got involved with the founding of the Cedar Mill Library back in the mid-70s.  Lori remembers the earliest incarnation of the library when it was the Book Van, before there was even a building. She remained involved in a variety of volunteer positions over...


May 8, 2014

Our Teen Library Council met in March to describe young adult titles that were recently published.  Find out what you should be reading next here!  The titles they talked about were:

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han
  • The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkoski
  • Tales from my Closet - Jennifer Anne Moses
  • Rise of the...