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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 29, 2022

The Teen Council met on Dec. 12, 2022 to discuss their favorite books, movies and music of the year. Some of the titles mention are as follows:


  • The Good Girl's Guide to Murder - Holly Jackson
  • Touching the Void - Joe Simpson
  • Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs - Steve Brusatte
  • Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas
  • City of...

Dec 24, 2022

Staff from the Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries gather in December 2022 to discuss our favorite books, movies, TV, games, music and more from 2022. You can place holds on these titles on our website.

Topics discussed are:

1:12 Our favorites:

  • Tomorrow, Tomorrow & Tomorrow – Mark 
  • Nona the Ninth – Christine
  • The Monk...

Nov 23, 2022

The teen council discusses book facts, news and their favorite YA historical fiction and nonfiction in this month's episode of Chowder Chat.  Books discussed include A Brief History of Time, Meemaw, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Cellar, The Diviners, Light in Hidden Places, Bamboo People, Night, I Survived..., and the...

Oct 21, 2022

Our teen council recommends their favorite scary reads and spooky films in this month's 5th season kick off podcast. Find a new favorite like Sawkill Girls. Maybe one of their favs will lead you to a new favorite as well.

Jun 9, 2022

The teen council talks about summer reading and how you can participate along with some of their favorite series to read in the summer like Sarah Maas.