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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 23, 2011

Members of the Cedar Mill Library's Teen Library Council discuss recently published and soon to be published books in November of 2011.  Books discussed are The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey, Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg, Tilt by Alan Cumyn, Vanished by Sheela Chari...


Sep 16, 2011

This recording took place at Sunset High School in May 2011 as part of the Cedar Mill Library's ongoing oral history project to record local immigration stories.  Sunset High School teacher Matt Hiefield interviewed Eduardo Corona about the differences between Mexico and living in Oregon.


Aug 22, 2011

This interview is a part of our continuing set of Oral History interviews with local immigrants. Dolores immigrated to the United States from Argentina with her family in 2001, settling first in Southern California then moving to Oregon after significant social and financial upheavals in Argentina.  The interview...


Aug 16, 2011

This interview is a part of our continuing set of Oral History interviews with local immigrants.  Veronica shares with us what life is like for an immigrant not only in the US, but also in Southeast Asia.  She discusses the differences between Argentina and the US, particularly in regards to her children and their...


Jul 25, 2011

This interview is a part of our continuing set of Oral History interviews with local immigrants.  Luis discusses with a Sunset high school student what it is like to be an immigrant in Oregon from Mexico, what the differences are, what he misses and doesn't miss and how he and his family ended up in Oregon. This...