Library News February 2024

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CML and Bethany Community Libraries (CMBCL) invite you to find event calendars, storytime schedules and more on CMBCL’s website. For more information, call (503) 644-0043, website; email

(Abbreviations: Cedar Mill Library is CML, 1080 NW Saltzman Rd.; Bethany Library Annex is BLA, 4888 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite K-2; Bethany Library is BL, 15325 NW Central Drive, Suite J-8y).

Pick up craft supplies at either library. Crafts are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. One per child, please.

Drop in to make a Lunar New Year craft.

make a valentine

Create a Valentine’s card for someone special using our supplies.

Drop in and build with LEGOs.

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Mandarin Storytime
Spanish Storytime
Korean Storytime
Hindi Family Storytime

Find more fun for kids at

friendship bracelets

Show your BFF your appreciation with a custom braided wristband. Supplies provided.

Join us for a game of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. New and experienced players welcome!

board game pajama party

Bring your comfiest PJs, blankets, and stuffies, and play some of your favorite childhood board games.

Visit to find resources for teens and tweens.

Danielle Perez breaks down different types of immigrant visas and the processes to obtain them.

Join us for a game of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. New and experienced players welcome!

Get started with basic computer skills and practice with laptops, tablets, or cellphones. Bring your own device or use one of our laptops.

Join Michelle Hernandez from Health Plans in Oregon as she goes over the basics of Medicare, what parts are right for you, and how to enroll.

Hosted by Braver Angels, this workshop will help you examine your inner polarization (the degree to which one side sees the other side as enemies) and learn how to disagree in political conversations.


Join local chocolate maker, Eric Keppler of Stache Chocolate, on a journey into the craft chocolate world.

Learn to use your smartphone’s camera beyond photography, including scanning QR codes, translating text, measuring objects, and more.

An OSU Master Gardener will walk you through the process of starting your own vegetable garden.

Questions? Write and visit

This month’s Writers’ Mill topic is a mystery, but it’s no secret that we’ll all enjoy getting together, at the library and over zoom, to share encouragement, information, and a love of words. If you write or would like to write, join us! New members are always welcome. Find out more from the librarians, or visit our website at

Discuss “Prague Winter,” by Madeleine Albright together.

Share your own poetry or listen to others’ favorites.

Learn more about library groups and events for adults at

All proceeds from your purchases made at Second Edition Resale support Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries. Donations accepted Tuesday through Saturday during business hours, except during Storewide Sales weeks.

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Follow @SecondEditionResale on Facebook at and Instagram at to see the newest items and keep up with promotions and sales.

CMBCL’s Book Sale offers over 2,000 titles at great prices waiting to be yours!

100% of your Book Sale purchases and donations benefit the nonprofit Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries.

Questions about donating? Call (503) 644-0043 x 116 or visit