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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 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...

Dec 18, 2020

Four staff members at our libraries discuss their favorite reads and media from 2020. We also share some favorites from other staff members who couldn't join us. Add some great choices to your 'to read' pile after listening to this conversation.

Oct 3, 2020

Librarians from around Oregon met in early September 2020 to discuss graphic novels, comics and manga - what we like, what gets checked out and issues that come up when buying comics for our libraries. We recommend many great things to read as well.

Sep 5, 2020

Oregon librarians from Tigard, Beaverton, Aloha and Cedar Mill discuss comics and graphic novels: what we like, what got us interested in comics and what library users are asking for these days. Aloha Library services: Beaverton City Library...

Jun 3, 2020

Several staff members gather to talk about what it means to read about food.  We cover a lot of ground in talking about food in adult fiction, literature for kids and depictions of food in graphic novels.  Maybe we'll talk about one of your favorites.