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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, 2012

Tim Tingle is a well known storyteller and author from Texas who is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.  He visited the Cedar Mill Library on April 13th, 2012 to relate stories about growing up with his family.  Learn what "Salty Pie" means to Tim and his family along with other humorous and poignant vignettes about his grandma, his aunt, his father and other members of his family. He spends a few minutes at the start discussing the controversial novel, The Education of Little Tree.  If you want to jump straight to the storytelling, go to the 7:35 mark. Tim's performance was part of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services' 2012 Hearing Voices Festival.