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Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries Podcasts

Listen to staff picks, teen book discussions, library performances, oral histories from local immigrants and the history of the library from some of its founders. 

  • Words of Wiser - Various members of our staff gather to discuss what we are reading, watching or listening to. Get great recommendations from our friendly staff.
  • The Chowder Chat with the Teen Library Council, where they share their views on pop culture, literary news and more! 
  • Parent Information Series - This annual workshop series explores parenting issues with experts in their fields. When we record one of these workshops, it will appear here. 
  • 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 descendants 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...

Jun 25, 2021

The teen council dives deep into the history of junk food, the new Loki tv shows and what movies they are eager to see.  Summer Break is upon us as season 3 concludes.  Looking forward to Season 4 in the Fall.


May 27, 2021

The teen council goes over the Cedar Mill & Bethany Teen summer reading program in this episode. They share a great set of fantasy books to dig into along with some popular TV shows for teens, fun facts, dad jokes and more.


Apr 23, 2021

In this Chowder Chat, our teen council delves into their favorite Young Adult mysteries, we get a fun fact about book publishing in Norway, we hear about a Netflix horror show called Locke and Key and we get the monthly Marvel report on Falcon and the Winter Soldier.


Mar 18, 2021

On this Chowder Chat, we discuss some of the best dystopian series for teens. In our book spotlights, Your Inner Fish and Hero Next Door are highlighted.  And in our musical feature - we look at Julian Lage as an acoustic guitarist.  Of course, we have dad jokes and the Marvel report as usual.


Feb 19, 2021

This month, each teen council member talks about something that they are passionate about, from WandaVision to great historical fiction to good/bad Dad Jokes with some music suggestions thrown in for good measure. It's an eclectic mix, so tune in to find out what's on their radar this month.