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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...

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 4, 2020

Listen to a recording of Megan Barella's Toddler Talk workshop- Learn how to understand your toddler's world and make raising a toddler more enjoyable using brain science, tools, modeling and more! Follow along with the Toddler Talk slides from her...

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.

May 18, 2020

Cedar Mill & Bethany Library staff recommend some favorite or recent audiobooks available to download through our Overdrive and Libby service.  We throw in a few podcast favorites as well as we discuss what to listen to right now.