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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...

May 9, 2022

The Teen Council discussed their current reads and presented dueling book facts in this episode recorded in April 2022.


Mar 11, 2022

Local writer Afton Nelson is interviewed by the Teen Council about what it takes to write as a profession. She talks about how to be a freelance writer, what it's like to be a ghostwriter, how she approaches writing for publications and writing her own novel.


Feb 12, 2022

The Teen council discusses some recent gothic horror books, Spiderman No Way Home and the Book of Boba Fett Star Wars show.


Dec 29, 2021

The teen council discusses fun winter picks and then recaps how 2021 went and what some of their favorites from the whole year were. Yes, Marvel and Disney Plus are prominently represented.


Nov 16, 2021

The Teen Council interviews author Jenny Jiang about her self published picture book, Just Like Flowers. Why did she decide to write and  her own picture book? What tools did she use to write it? What's the reception been like?  All of these questions and more are asked and answered in this episode of Chowder Chat.