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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 15, 2014

Lori Buffington recalls how she and her mother, Marvel Noyes, got involved with the founding of the Cedar Mill Library back in the mid-70s.  Lori remembers the earliest incarnation of the library when it was the Book Van, before there was even a building. She remained involved in a variety of volunteer positions over the years and gives us a good picture of how the library has grown since those early days.  To celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2014, we're looking back at how CML began with these interviews.  Be sure to look at our earlier Founder Histories with Georgia & Jack Thurber, Muriel and Allen Van Veen, Mary Packer and Janette Gill.