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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...

Aug 27, 2014

As part of the Cedar Mill Library's 40th anniversary celebration in 2014, librarians Mark Richardson and Lynne Erlandson sat down with Vi and Bob Metzler, two early advocates and volunteers at the library who were instrumental in laying the foundations for the thriving library we have today.  Vi and Bob talk about the...

May 15, 2014

Lori Buffington recalls how she and her mother, Marvel Noyes, got involved with the founding of the Cedar Mill Library back in the mid-70s.  Lori remembers the earliest incarnation of the library when it was the Book Van, before there was even a building. She remained involved in a variety of volunteer positions over...

May 8, 2014

Our Teen Library Council met in March to describe young adult titles that were recently published.  Find out what you should be reading next here!  The titles they talked about were:

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han
  • The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkoski
  • Tales from my Closet - Jennifer Anne Moses
  • Rise of the...

Jan 29, 2014

The Cedar Mill Teen Library Council has a new batch of recent or about-to-be published books to talk about.  They met in January and recorded this new book roundup to give you the inside scoop on these new titles.  Give it a listen and enjoy!  Books discussed are as follows:

  • Inhuman by Kat Falls
  • The Hit by Melvin...