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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...

Mar 8, 2011

Members of our teen library council met in January 2011 with other local teens to discuss the third book of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay.  Listen to the discussion here, but beware... there will be spoilers.

Mar 7, 2011

This book discussion features Catherine Gilbert Murdock's book, Dairy Queen.  Stoller Middle School students discuss their thoughts on the character of DJ Schwenk, a Wisconsin tomboy forced to take over her family's farm when her father gets injured.

Mar 7, 2011

Stoller Middle School students discuss the harrowing tale of friendship set in and around Auschwitz during World War 2.

Mar 7, 2011

What is it worth to be "Pretty"?  What are the costs to become one. These questions and others are considered by Stoller Middle School students while discussing the modern scifi classic Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. 

Mar 7, 2011

Dragons and quests are the topics in this book discussion with Stoller Middle School students.  The students discuss the second book of Christopher Paolini's Inheritance trilogy, Eldest.