Library Events and Programs­­ March 2024

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Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries (CMBCL) invite you to find event calendars, storytime schedules and more on CMBCL’s website. Visit this page to read the latest newsletter and sign up to get it in your inbox. For more information, call (503) 644-0043, visit the website; or email us:

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). Washington County Cooperative Library Services is WCCLS.

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

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Join us for an interactive playgroup and parenting class. Get expert advice from Positive Discipline Educator and Happy Home founder, Megan Barella.

Play a variety of board games, including giant ones!

Create your own pet rock buddy using our supplies and your imagination!

Make your very own unique friend out of a clothespin. Materials will be provided.

Drop in to play and discover with your child.

Drop in for Pokémon-themed crafts, games, and more. Costumes encouraged!

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Find more fun for kids on the Kids Events webpage.

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

Compete in our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. Meet your friends and play Switch, Wii, and Gamecube games together.

A mysterious figure has left the library covered in eggs, and we need your help to clean them up. Work with your team to follow the clues and collect all the eggs before time runs out.

Visit the Teens Events webpage to find resources for teens and tweens.

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Calling all Washington County teen artists (ages 12-18): Enter for a chance to have your original artwork featured across the county during the 2024 Summer Reading program!

The winning design will be used for all countywide 2024 WCCLS Teen Summer Reading materials. Winning artwork will be featured on the WCCLS website and WCCLS member libraries will have the option of using the artwork to promote Summer Reading. Learn more and submit your art here!

Financial Beginnings Oregon will share how to set lifetime goals, budget, and reduce debt.

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Discuss themes, grammar, and vocabulary from the provided textbook. Hosted by Goodwill Industries.

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

Chat and improve your Spanish language skills through facilitated conversation.

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

Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) will discuss renter’s rights and resources, getting repairs made, eviction protections, and laws for rent increase limits.

Learn about the physical and mental benefits of mindfulness with popular apps and new technologies.

Popular understandings of leadership tell us that leaders look a certain way: they are in charge. They possess outward strength. They are extroverted and act pragmatically rather than emotionally. Perhaps most important, leaders are people in positions of authority and power. Is there an alternative type of leadership? When are we leaders in our communities? How can our unique ‘senses of self’ contribute to our roles as leaders? Part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project Series.

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.

Questions? Write and visit

Award-winning novelist Maryka Biaggio returns to the Writers’ Mill to share the importance of imagination (as well as research) in bringing the worlds of history (and fiction) to life. The meeting will include questions, answers, information about our group, and more. This is your chance to meet a wonderful author! Find out more at, or contact the librarians.

“Afterlives.” by Abdulrazak Gurnah. Discuss the selected title together.

Share your own poetry or listen to others’ favorites.

Learn more about library groups and events for adults on the Adults Events webpage.

Upcoming Themes: March 4-17: Easter/St. Patrick’s Day; March 18-31: Easter/Spring

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. Learn more on the Second Edition Resale webpage. Follow @SecondEditionResale on Facebook and Instagram 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 or visit the Book & Media Sales webpage.

Dungeons & Dragons Volunteer Dungeon Master—Cedar Mill: Run D&D games for teens or adults.

Technology Lab Host—Cedar Mill: Do you enjoy working with tablets, e-readers and smartphones?Join our tech team and provide drop-in help.

Second Edition Resale Shop—Thrifting enthusiasts, join us! Sorters or cashiers.

Circulation—Cedar Mill: Are you a reader? Do you love details? Help sort and shelve library items.

Please visit our website for full descriptions and to apply.