Podcasts at Cedar Mill

Cedar Mill Community Library is excited to provide audio podcasts for and about our community. Subscribe via RSS to hear when new episodes are available. We have a variety of audio programs that you can access through this website:

  • 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...

Young Adult New Book Roundup April 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 Arcane Fire - Kristin Bailey
  • Will in Scarlet - Matthew Cody
  • This Side of Salvation - Jeri Smith-Ready
Direct download: TLC_March_14_book_disc.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 9:15am PDT

Young Adult New Book Roundup Jan 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 Burgess
  • Neverwas by Kelly Moore, Larkin Reed and Tucker Reed
  • Manor of Secrets by Katherine Longshore
  • Save the Enemy by Arin Greenwood
  • Defy by Sara B. Larson
  • Landry Park by Bethany Hagen
Direct download: TLC_Jan_2014_book_disc_fin.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 2:36pm PDT

Young Adult New Book Roundup Nov 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 Bow
  • Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel
  • How to Catch a Boggle by Catherine Jinks
  • Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender
  • Forevermore by Cindy Miles
  • Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
  • Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine
  • If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
Direct download: Oct_2013_TLC_Book_Discussion_fin.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 1:24pm PDT

Young Adult New Book Roundup May 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 Cursed by Page Morgan
  • Romeo Blue by Phoebe Stone
  • The Outlaws of Sherwood Street: Giving to the Poor by Peter Abrahms
  • Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
  • Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
  • Twerp by Mark Goldblatt
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Direct download: TLC_May_book_disc_fin.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 6:35pm PDT

Young Adult New Book Roundup April 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 Jack Heath
  • Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
Direct download: YA_Book_Roundup_Mar_2013_fin.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 9:55pm PDT

Young Adult New Book Roundup for February 2013

Members of the Teen Library Council discussed a new round of recently published YA novels in February of 2013.  Get details about basic plot points, character info and whether they liked the book or not.  The following titles were discussed:

  • The Innocents by Lili Peloquin
  • The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  • Anything But Ordinary by Lara Avery
  • A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff
  • The Cloak Society by Jeramey Kraatz
  • Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
Direct download: YA_Book_Roundup_Feb_2013_fin.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 2:58pm PDT

Young Adult New Book Roundup Fall 2012

This recording from September 2012 has members of our teen library council discussing several early Fall releases of Young Adult books. They give brief descriptions and opinions on the following:

  • Starling by Lesley Livingston
  • Hidden by Sophie Jordan
  • Spookygirl by Jill Baguchinsky
Direct download: Teen_book_discussion_fall_2012.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 3:03pm PDT

Young Adult New Book Roundup for November 2012

Members of the Cedar Mill Teen Library Council met in November 2012 to discuss several books published around that time.  Expect a recap of basic plot points, character descriptions, what they thought of the books and who the book is published for to be discussed.  The titles discussed are:

  • Anything But Ordinary by Lara Avery
  • Secret Prophecy by Herbie Brennan
  • False Memory by Dan Krokos
  • Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs 
Direct download: 2012NovemberBookDiscussion.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 2:02pm PDT

Young Adult New Book Roundup for June 2012

Members of the Cedar Mill Library Teen Council met in May 2012 to discuss upcoming Young Adult novels they they had a chance to read.  The talked about the books, what audience the book is aimed at, the age range, the book cover and what they liked or disliked about the novel.  The titles they discussed are listed below:

  • Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
  • Immortal City by Scott Speer
  • Alice in Time by Penelope Bush
  • Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
  • A Want so Wicked by Suzanne Young
  • Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennant
  • Zombie by J. R. Angelella

Direct download: 2012_6_New_YA_book_roundup.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 4:05pm PDT

Young Adult New Book Roundup for April 2012

Members of the Cedar Mill Teen Library Council met in March 2012 to discuss recently published and soon to be published Young Adult novels.  They discussed what they liked of what they read, who the books were meant for, and which titles they wanted to read next.  The books that they read are listed below:

  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
  • Revived by Cat Patrick
  • Dreamsleeves by Coleen Paratore
  • The Wicked and the Just by Jillian Coats
  • A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink
  • The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George
  • Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe
  • Dark Eyes by William Richter
  • Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell
Direct download: 2012_4_New_YA_Book_Roundup_fin.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 11:22pm PDT

Young Adult New Book Roundup for January 2012

Members of the Cedar Mill Community Teen Library Council met in January of 2012 to discuss several soon to be published books (and some already published).  The teens discuss what worked, what didn't, who might like the book and whether the covers helped or hurt the book.  The list of books discussed are as follows:

  • My Rotten Life by David Lubar
  • Eona by Alison Goodman
  • The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
  • The Waking: Spirits of the Noh by Thomas Randall
  • Girls of No Return by Erin Saldin
  • Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey
  • Truth by Julia Karr
  • Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony
  • Awkward by Marnie Bates
  • Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
  • Trafficked by Kim Purcell
  • Ditched: a love story by Robin Mellum
Direct download: 2012_Jan_YA_Book_Roundup.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 9:34pm PDT

Young Adult New Book Roundup for Nov 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 and Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton.

Direct download: 2011_11_YA_New_book_Roundup.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 4:14pm PDT

CMCL Mockingjay Book Discussion

Members of our teen library council met in January 2011 with other local teens to discuss the third book of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay.  Listen to the discussion here, but beware... there will be spoilers.

Direct download: Mocking_Jay_fin.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 12:19pm PDT

CMCL Book Discussion Dairy Queen

This book discussion features Catherine Gilbert Murdock's book, Dairy Queen.  Stoller Middle School students discuss their thoughts on the character of DJ Schwenk, a Wisconsin tomboy forced to take over her family's farm when her father gets injured.

Direct download: dairy_queen.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 5:04pm PDT

CMCL Book Discussion Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Stoller Middle School students discuss the harrowing tale of friendship set in and around Auschwitz during World War 2.

Direct download: podcast_striped_pajamas.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 4:57pm PDT

CMCL Book Discussion Uglies

What is it worth to be "Pretty"?  What are the costs to become one. These questions and others are considered by Stoller Middle School students while discussing the modern scifi classic Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. 

Direct download: Uglies_book_discussion.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 4:46pm PDT

CMCL Book Discussion Eldest

Dragons and quests are the topics in this book discussion with Stoller Middle School students.  The students discuss the second book of Christopher Paolini's Inheritance trilogy, Eldest.

Direct download: eldest_book_talk.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 4:30pm PDT

Book Discussion Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Sherman Alexie's book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian is discussed by several Stoller Middle School students and Mark Richardson, the young adult librarian at the Cedar Mill Community Library.  The students talk about the characters in the book, how they identify with Arnold (as well as which ways they don't) and whether they liked the book.  This was recorded at Stoller Middle School with the help of technology teacher, John Wickham.

Direct download: Book_Discussion_True_Diaries_fin.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 2:29pm PDT