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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...

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...


Jan 29, 2014

The Cedar Mill Teen Library Council has a new batch of recent or about-to-be published books to talk about.  They met in January and recorded this new book roundup to give you the inside scoop on these new titles.  Give it a listen and enjoy!  Books discussed are as follows:

  • Inhuman by Kat Falls
  • The Hit by Melvin...


Nov 21, 2013

Our Teen Library Council has been reading new books all summer and fall and they have the inside scoop on what you should read and what to skip.  Listen and find out what's worth your time in teen novels today.  Books reviewed are as follows:

  • Torn by David Massey
  • A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron
  • Sorrow's Knot by Erin...


Jun 7, 2013

Our Teen Library Council has been in a reading frenzy lately.  They've got the scoop on several recently published teen books, just in time for summer reading.  Listen and find out which ones are worth your time.  Books on the discussion list this month are:

  • The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
  • The Beautiful and the...


May 30, 2013

Local teens from our Teen Library Council read a bunch of newly published books and they've got the scoop on whether they are worth your time or not.  The books discussed in March were:

  • Darwin Arklight and the Insidious Bleck by AJ Hartley
  • Always October by Bruce Coville
  • The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman
  • Money Run by...