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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...

Nov 22, 2023

Teen council dives into all things Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes as we eagerly await the movie to come out.  We also discuss books with many narrators and how these can be somewhat confusing unless handled well.  There are many things we are thankful for this year, which we discuss as well.

Don't miss our tips for students studying for AP and IB tests (Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate).

Books and websites discussed:

Winter Reading

Poet X - Elizabeth Acevedo

RevisionDojo IB (help with IB testing)

Guest List - Lucy Foley

A Game of Thrones - George Martin

Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo

Kahn Academy 

Dry - Neil Shusterman

Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds

Infernal Devices - Cassandra Clare

Cat Farris presentation

Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes - Suzanne Collins