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...

Stories Through Indian Eyes by Tim Tingle

Tim Tingle is a well known storyteller and author from Texas who is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.  He visited the Cedar Mill Library on April 13th, 2012 to relate stories about growing up with his family.  Learn what "Salty Pie" means to Tim and his family along with other humorous and poignant vignettes about his grandma, his aunt, his father and other members of his family. He spends a few minutes at the start discussing the controversial novel, The Education of Little Tree.  If you want to jump straight to the storytelling, go to the 7:35 mark. Tim's performance was part of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services' 2012 Hearing Voices Festival.

Direct download: Tim_Tingle_fin.mp3
Category:Performances -- posted at: 4:58pm PDT

Honey Dewdrops Live Performance

Listen to the bluegrass duo, the Honey Dewdrops from their live musical performance at the Cedar Mill Library on April 5th, 2012.  The Honey Dewdrops are Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish and they hail from Charlottesville, VA. They have written and sung folk and old country music together for the past several years.  Their third folk album, Silver Lining, is due to be released in late spring, 2012. In this recording, there is an introduction describing the library and then a little about their background before the music gets started around the 1:50 minute mark.  To learn more about the duo, visit their website at www.thehoneydewdrops.com . Photo is by Jack Looney from the Honey Dewdrops website.

Direct download: Honey_Dewdrops.mp3
Category:Performances -- posted at: 4:26pm PDT

A Cacophony of Classics by Kelly Hoffman

Storyteller Kelly Hoffman performed "A Cacophony of Classics" at the library on April 11, 2011 as part of the countywide Hearing Voices storytelling festival.  Kelly delivered a vibrant, evocative evening of tales from a variety of sources in front of a packed audience.  Kelly described her performance this way, "Classic tales taken from legends and great literature meet in this performance sure to take you on the adventure ride of your life. Conflict scenes may be too intense for non-school age children."  We are pleased to offer the audio for everyone.  Enjoy!

Direct download: Kelly_Hoffman_HV2011.mp3
Category:Performances -- posted at: 4:08pm PDT