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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...

Sep 18, 2020

Our teen council is back with another podcast episode from their pandemic lives. Plans spoiled, older books read and more origami along with what the first day of online school was like in this new school year. 

The song used for the intro is "Traveling horse by Lobo Loco" courtesy of a creative commons license.


Jun 17, 2020

Our teen council discusses what they've been doing during the pandemic from home besides school. Books were read and shows were watched. Someone even created a massive origami project. One show discussed is for mature audiences.


Mar 30, 2020

The Teen Council muses about mysteries and that they have enjoyed over the years.  There are a few dad jokes too.  This was recorded before schools and libraries were closed due to Covid 19 concerns.


Feb 22, 2020

The Cedar Mill and Bethany Library teen council shares many things that they used to hate but now love from Marvel movies to roller coasters to Kung Fu Panda 2. Find out what turned their anxiety into love in this February podcast.


Jan 27, 2020

The Teen Council interviews their own fearless editor, Isaac.  Find out what superpower he would choose, what his favorite cookie is and other deep thoughts in this revealing and silly episode of Chowder Chat.