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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...

Apr 30, 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...

Apr 9, 2012

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...

Apr 3, 2012

Janette Gill got involved with the Cedar Mill Library around 1975 and quickly became a popular storyteller. In this interview, Janette discusses her transformation into a storyteller, volunteer, fundraiser and ultimately, Board President of the Cedar Mill Library in the 70s and 80s.  This interview is part of a larger...