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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 26, 2023

The Cedar Mill & Bethany Teen Council discusses some of their favorite winter reads and holiday movies as they prepare for Winter Break 2023. 

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Books discussed are:

Monster Orphan Spy by Matt Killeen
Night Circus by Erin Morgensten (book for adults)
Love in Winter Wonderland by A...

Nov 22, 2023

Teen council dives into all things Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes as we eagerly await the movie to come out.  We also discuss books with many narrators and how these can be somewhat confusing unless handled well.  There are many things we are thankful for this year, which we discuss as well.

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Nov 15, 2023

Find out more about your child’s literacy development and their progress towards becoming an independent reader. Learn how the Science of Reading can help you support your child’s literacy development in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Presented by Rachell Keys.

Rachell Keys is a School Psychologist currently...

Oct 20, 2023

Chowder Chat is back with an episode about some favorite spooky shows along with a few books.

We'll cover Stranger Things, Locke & Key, Sawkill Girls, Percy Jackson and more.  Hear about some upcoming events and some of our favorite things to do in October.

Jun 15, 2023

The teen council discusses books for Pride, what they are looking forward to this summer, and what they've been reading lately.  This is the last episode for this school year.

Titles and events discussed:

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Across the Spiderverse and the...