Library News July 2024

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Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries 

Summer Events and Programs July 2024

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

Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries (CMBCL) invite you to 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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Kids Birth-5th Grade 

First, read or listen for five hours or set your own goal. Then pick up a reading log from the library or log online with Beanstack. Return your log to CML or BL between July 15 and August 31 to collect your free book. 

Teens entering 6-12th Grade and Adults

Read five hours to finish. Track your reading, write reviews and complete activities in Beanstack to enter weekly drawings and earn more grand prize tickets, or pick up a paper log at CML. Teen finishers can collect a free book between July 15 and August 31, and earn one ticket for grand prize drawings. Visit the Summer Reading webpage to learn about Beanstack, events, and prizes.

Drop by during the summer concerts for an outdoor activity or enjoy quiet coloring inside.

Learn more on the Library Storytime webpage.


Toddler Storytime

Family Storytime

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and movement!

Pick up craft supplies at either library.

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Build with the Home Depot Kids Workshop crew.

Experience a special string performance and instrument petting zoo with Music4Harmony.

Start playing D&D with a short adventure for beginners. Costumes welcomed and encouraged! 

Enjoy traditional folk songs, ’50s & ’60s inspired songs and puppet skits. 

Explore science and nature with hands-on activities.

Watch internationally touring juggler, magician and comedian, Rhys Thomas, per-form “Hilarity and Dexterity!” With special guest: STUNTEDDY!

Create your own board game to take home!

Find more fun for kids at

Make cute little frogs with local artist LeBrie Rich. 

Local artist Rashmi paints temporary henna tattoos.

Compete in our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament. Meet your friends and play console games together. Switch, Wii and Gamecube games are available. Tournament will be played with library consoles and controllers, but participants can bring well-labeled controllers to use with non-tournament devices. All characters available except DLC. Registration required.

Visit to find resources for teens and tweens.

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

Chat and improve your Spanish language skills through facilitated conversation. 

Author Walt Socha will lead a discussion on writing and rewriting, plots and subplots, how to engage the reader and keep them engaged, and how to create must-read scenes. Find out more on the Portland Writers Mill website, or ask a librarian. Everyone is welcome.

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Health Plans in Oregon will cover the basics of Medicare, what parts are right for you and how to enroll.

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“Oryx and Crake” by Margaret Atwood 

Check the libraries’ website for July and August titles.

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

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore some common features of smartphones. Bring your own phone

Questions? Write or visit the Library events webpage. Learn more about library groups and events for adults at

Visit Second Edition Resale for new-to-you treasures at unbeatable prices.

Look for colored tags to save 50%-75% off already low prices. 

Upcoming Themes
  • Beach/4th of July: July 1-7
  • Beach: July 8-21
  • Tropical: July 22-August 11

All proceeds from your purchases made at Second Edition Resale support Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries.