Library News April 2024

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Join us for a conversation with author Elizabeth Mehren on the various aspects of creating her powerful collection of stories. This will be a different type of conversation, as together we remember the remarkable journey that culminated in the publication of this book and we explore its relevance in today’s world of increasing conflict. 

Many thanks to our partner and community supporter, The Beaverton City Library, for giving us the opportunity to have this timely conversation to commemorate Genocide Awareness Month. Read here for more information.

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.

Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries (CMBCL) invite you to find event calendars, storytime schedules and more on website. Find event calendars, storytime schedules and more on the Library website. [Ed. Note: the entire CMBCL submission is in the online version of Cedar Mill News. The print/PDF version is shortened and leaves out many repeating classes.]

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Cedar Mill Landscape Supply

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

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

Decorate your own bookmark using our supplies.

Drop in for self-directed, easy STEM projects.

Are you a fan of Who Would Win books? Join us for fierce crafts, extreme games, amazing animal trivia and more!

Learn more on the Library Storytime webpage.

Toddler Storytime
Preschool Storytime
Family Storytime
Mandarin Storytime
Spanish Storytime
Korean Storytime
Hindi Family Storytime

Find more fun for kids on the Kids’ events webpage.

Registration Required

Learn to fold paper to make your own elaborate dragon hand puppet! Materials provided.

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

Author Mark Oshiro has gathered some of their favorite books featuring raw, vulnerable characters. Read one title, check off your progress in the Beanstack app and be entered into a drawing for a Powells’ gift card. Sign up on the website or by scanning the QR code.

Visit the Teen webpage to find resources for teens and tweens.

Use molding clay and simple tools to create a beautiful lotus flower candle holder, then fire your creation in your oven at home. All materials provided.

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

Chat and improve your Spanish language skills through facilitated conversation.

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

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

Discuss how youth mental health was impacted and has evolved throughout the pan-demic, and to what extent covid “after-shocks” are still happening. Focus will be on upper elementary and middle school-age students. Presented by Allan Cordova, Ph.D.

Receive practical advice on safeguarding your assets and healthcare wishes during and after your lifetime.

This workshop will discuss important conversations, resources, and how to advocate for yourself.

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. This event will also be presented in Español on Saturday, May 18, 10:30-11:30 am at CML.

Discover other strategies to practice at home to reduce our environmental footprint even more than recycling.

Questions? Write and visit the Library website.

Carolyn Martin will lead local writers and friends with a presentation and workshop on poetry, inspiration, getting published, and just having fun with words. Join us in person or ask the librarian for a Zoom link to join online. Find us at

Discuss Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra together.

Share your own poetry or listen to others’ favorites.

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

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Spring has sprung, with gardening and Mothers’ Day themes at Second Edition Resale!

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 Library book sale webpage.