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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...

Jun 15, 2023

The teen council discusses books for Pride, what they are looking forward to this summer, and what they've been reading lately.  This is the last episode for this school year.

Titles and events discussed:

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Across the Spiderverse and the soundtrack

Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning


Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Song: Best Day of My Life by American Authors

Singer Lizzie McAlpine

Her song Ceilings

Freedom Festival in Portland
Kesha Ajose Fisher
Kim Johnson

What we're reading:

Verify by Joelle Charbonneau
Fahrenheit 541 by Ray Bradbury
Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi