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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...

May 19, 2023

This month, we talk about study tips and mental health, two closely related subjects for many teens, particularly this time of year (Spring). We also talk about our recent reads.

Books discussed are:

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Educated by Tara Westover
The Likeness by Tana French

Apr 12, 2023

New York Times bestselling Young Adult author Ellie Marney joins the Teen Council via Zoom from Australia to discuss her books and the writing process. This interview took place on April 10, 2023.

Ellie Marney is a crime writer and author of None Shall Sleep, The Killing Code, and many other series and standalones....

Mar 20, 2023

The council discusses graphic novels that they have enjoyed this month in honor of the library's Crosshatch reading challenge which runs through May 6, 2023. Titles discusses are:

  • Archie comics vs. the Riverdale TV show
  • Amulet
  • Darth Vader comics
  • American Born Chinese
  • Persepolis
  • X-men
  • Hawkeye
  • Excalibur
  • Big...

Feb 20, 2023

The teen council discusses romance books in Young Adult  and when adding romance to an adventure story elevates both genres.  They also discuss what they are currently reading. Books discussed are as follows:

In the Woods by Tana French
As Long as the Lemon Tree Grows by Zoulfa Katouh
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch