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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...

Feb 25, 2011

Alice Kern grew up in a Romanian Jewish community. She survived the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen during the War, and later settled in Portland, Oregon after her recovery.  As part of Oregon's sesquicentennial, Cedar Mill Community Library recorded interviews with local immigrants to learn about...


Feb 25, 2011

Reinhart discusses his work in the high tech fields and being a professor.  He also talks about life during and after World War II in Germany.  Wilhelma discusses what life in the U.S. was like for a mother raising her children in a foreign country with limited English language skills.  As part of...