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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 Bones - Cassandra Clare
  • Eragon - Christopher Paolini
  • The Light in Hidden Places -  Sharon Cameron
  • All My Rage - Sabaa Tahir
  • Kaikeyi - Vaishnavi Patel
  • Lobizona - Romina Garber

Movies & TV

  • In the Heights
  • The Swimmers
  • Wednesday
  • Friends
  • The Private Affair
  • The Great British Bake Off
  • Is It Cake
  • Adventures of Merlin
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • The Conjuring
  • How to Get Away With Murder
  • Evolution of Lactose
  • Stranger Things
  • Black Panther 2
  • Riverdale
  • Marvel TV shows
  • The Batman
  • Batman the Dark Knight


  • Midnights - Taylor Swift
  • Yet to Come - BTS
  • Pink Venom - Blackpink
  • Jung Kook - Dreamers
  • Shut Down - Blackpink
  • Anson Seabra
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Harry Styles
  • Conan Gray
  • James Arthur
  • Heartbreak Anniversary, For Tonight, Lie Again - Giveon