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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 12, 2024

Three recent college graduates talked about their college experiences on June 6th, 2024.  They answered questions and shared their thoughts on how to handle homework, managing your own schedule, how to make friends, what to bring and what to leave at home among other things.

Jun 4, 2024

The Teen Council discusses what they have planned for the summer along with books they think are good summer reads and books that they are looking forward to reading.

Don't forget to participate in our summer reading challenge too! 

Books mentioned in this episode.

Apr 25, 2024

The teen council discusses the book, We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez, which is one of the books in our Mark Oshiro reading challenge this month. Hear their reactions to this intense story about young Guatamalan immigrants in this recording.

Other books discussed were:

Lessons in Chemistry

Lord of the Flies

Mar 28, 2024

The teen council met on March 11th to talk about what they've been reading and watching lately. Find out what they recommend this month and get ready for the Mark Oshiro reading challenge next month.


Teen Art Contest ends on March 30th
The Mark Oshiro Reading Challenge starts on April 1st

Recommended reads:


Feb 26, 2024

The teen council met in February 2024 to discuss their favorite recent reads by Black authors.  Books discussed are:

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Dangerous Ones by Lauren Blackwood (publishes in May 2024)
Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms by Jamar...