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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...

Dec 27, 2019

The Cedar Mill and Bethany Teen Council looks back at their favorite things from 2019 including movies, tv shows, books and events from school. A small character from Star Wars even gets a mention.

Nov 7, 2019

The teen council recalls a few stories from Halloween and life in general. The difficulties of being on the shorter side are discussed.

Oct 22, 2019

Our new teen council delves into all things Halloween in this Chowder Chat episode. From reading It by Stephen King to what fun costume ideas they have this year, the teens are all about things that go bump in the night.

Jul 30, 2019

The teen council records their final episode of this school year. They say goodbye to some team members who are going to college and talk about what favorite books they want to reread this summer. They are also looking for fresh ideas for new content in the Fall.  Share your ideas!

Jun 12, 2019

The Cedar Mill & Bethany Library Teen council weighs in on what their favorite summer reads are and which books remind them most of summer. Finally, it wouldn't be Teen council without a rundown on the latest Marvel movie as the teens share their thoughts on Avengers Endgame.