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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...

Dec 29, 2020

Our teen council reviews some of the Young Adult books that they are looking forward to and they share some of their holiday traditions that may look a little different in this year of COVID. 

Nov 20, 2020

The teen council picks the new book releases that are exciting them this month from the latest from Marissa Meyer to a new post apocalyptic adventure. They also share their Thanksgiving tradition and debate what the best Thanksgiving food is.

Oct 20, 2020

The teen council members look at a list of the best Horror books out there and select a few that they might actually read. Most of them shy away from scary tales, but these 'jumped' out at them. These are not the typical choices either. 

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.

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.