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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...

Nov 21, 2013

Our Teen Library Council has been reading new books all summer and fall and they have the inside scoop on what you should read and what to skip.  Listen and find out what's worth your time in teen novels today.  Books reviewed are as follows:

  • Torn by David Massey
  • A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron
  • Sorrow's Knot by Erin...

Jun 7, 2013

Our Teen Library Council has been in a reading frenzy lately.  They've got the scoop on several recently published teen books, just in time for summer reading.  Listen and find out which ones are worth your time.  Books on the discussion list this month are:

  • The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
  • The Beautiful and the...

May 30, 2013

Local teens from our Teen Library Council read a bunch of newly published books and they've got the scoop on whether they are worth your time or not.  The books discussed in March were:

  • Darwin Arklight and the Insidious Bleck by AJ Hartley
  • Always October by Bruce Coville
  • The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman
  • Money Run by...

Mar 19, 2013

Members of the Teen Library Council discussed a new round of recently published YA novels in February of 2013.  Get details about basic plot points, character info and whether they liked the book or not.  The following titles were discussed:

  • The Innocents by Lili Peloquin
  • The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist
  • Just One...

Jan 26, 2013

Traveling from Hong Kong to New York for college was quite a culture shock for Cleo Leigh.  Listen to her story as she shares how she came to Oregon and other challenges as an immigrant.  Cleo met with Sunset high students in May of 2012 to tell her story.

0:16 Cleo:
My name is Cleo Leigh and I am at Sunset High School...