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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! 
  • Parent Information Series - This annual workshop series explores parenting issues with experts in their fields. When we record one of these workshops, it will appear here. 
  • 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...

Feb 23, 2019

Megan Barella helps parents to understand their toddler's world and to transform tantrums, hitting, biting, and screaming through positive talk and discipline.

This workshop was recorded on February 20, 2019 at the Cedar Mill Library. For more events in this series see:


Jan 28, 2019

The Cedar Mill Teen Library Council talks about the movies and TV shows they are most looking forward to in 2019 with lots of humorous commentary included. There might even be thoughts on what they are least looking forward to. 


Dec 19, 2018

In this Chowder Chat, the Cedar Mill Teen council discusses their favorite books, music and movies from 2018 with a heavy focus on the merits of ABBA. Find out what these local teens discovered over the past year that they enjoyed.


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...