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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...

Sep 18, 2020

Our teen council is back with another podcast episode from their pandemic lives. Plans spoiled, older books read and more origami along with what the first day of online school was like in this new school year. 

The song used for the intro is "Traveling horse by Lobo Loco" courtesy of a creative commons license.


Sep 5, 2020

Oregon librarians from Tigard, Beaverton, Aloha and Cedar Mill discuss comics and graphic novels: what we like, what got us interested in comics and what library users are asking for these days. Aloha Library services: https://alohalibrary.org/ Beaverton City Library...


Jul 14, 2020

Independent College Counselors, Eric Delehoy and Devon Simpson, share what to think about when you are writing a college application essay. They include lots of practical advice as well as how to approach this writing activity.  Recorded on July 8, 2020.


Jun 17, 2020

Our teen council discusses what they've been doing during the pandemic from home besides school. Books were read and shows were watched. Someone even created a massive origami project. One show discussed is for mature audiences.


Jun 3, 2020

Several staff members gather to talk about what it means to read about food.  We cover a lot of ground in talking about food in adult fiction, literature for kids and depictions of food in graphic novels.  Maybe we'll talk about one of your favorites.