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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...

Jul 29, 2010

Rhonda Lynne Erlandson shares with Sunset high school students stories about her great grandfather immigrating to the US from Sweden in 1902 and then her grandparents and father, Rolf, following in the late 40s.  This interview is a part of a larger oral history project by the Cedar Mill Community Library devoted to...

Jul 20, 2010

Lisette Sage tells us her story in this interview with Sunset High School students.  Lisette talks about her early years in Holland, moving to South Africa as a child, then moving to America when she was ten.  Learing about the differences between these three places gives the listener some insight into all three...

Jul 2, 2010

Sherman Alexie's book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian is discussed by several Stoller Middle School students and Mark Richardson, the young adult librarian at the Cedar Mill Community Library.  The students talk about the characters in the book, how they identify with Arnold (as well as which ways...