Library News September 2022

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Fall Into Reading

September 12-October 31 (All Ages)

Read for fun, log your reading in Beanstack, and earn virtual reading and activity badges. To participate, download the Beanstack app and log there or log online at One lucky reader will win a $25 Powell’s gift card.

Board Game Evenings

Wednesdays, September 14-December 28, 4-7 pm, ages 5+, Cedar Mill Library, 1080 NW Saltzman Rd

Drop in and play board games!

Oregon Truffle Hunting Industry & Dog Training

Thursday, September 15, 6:30-7:30 pm, ages 10+, Cedar Mill Library

The Pacific Northwest is home to four native truffle species. Amico Roma will provide a general overview about these native truffles, what truffle hunting is, and how dogs fit into the truffle hunting experience.

Teens & Tweens

Teen Crafternoon: Morse Code Wristband

Saturday, September 24, 3-4:30 pm, ages 11-18, Bethany Library Annex, 4888 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite K-2

Learn how to write in morse code and create your own coded message to wear on your wrist. Materials and instructions will be provided. Registration Required

Graphic Novel Book Club

Starting September 26, Library Hours, Ages 11-18, Cedar Mill Library & Bethany Library

Get a free copy of Robin Volume 1 while supplies last. Registration for the in-person book club with author Joshua Williamson on October 20 is required to take a book.

Visit to find resources for teens and tweens.

Owl Book Group

Friday, September 30, 10:30 am-12 pm via Zoom

Join us virtually this month to discuss The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage. Phil and George are brothers and joint owners of the biggest ranch in their Montana valley. Phil has a contempt for weakness to match his thirst for dominance; George has a gentle, loving soul. When George unexpectedly marries a young widow and brings her to live at the ranch, Phil begins a relentless campaign to destroy his brother’s new wife — but she has an unlikely protector.

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive email from the Owl Book Group, you’ll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event. If you’re new, welcome! Please e-mail to receive a link for the event a few days before it happens. The group typically meets on the last Friday of each month. Newcomers are always welcome! For a complete list of titles, past and present, see our Owl Book Club page.

Writer’s Mill hosts author Natalie Dale

September 18, 1-3 pm, in person at Cedar Mill Library and via Zoom.

Natalie Dale will speak to the Writers’ Mill about getting the medical details right in our writing, both in fiction and non-fiction. We hope this might be our first hybrid meeting, with attendees online and in person (at last). We’re always delighted to welcome new members. Find out more on the library website, or on the Writer’s Mill website.

Esther Stutzman and her granddaughter Aiyanna Brown, who are Kalapuyan descendants, have spearheaded the effort to print and distribute the Kalapuya-English dictionaries published last winter. Leah Nash / Underscore News

Kalapuya Dictionary Available at CML

Cedar Mill Community Library now has a Kalapuya Dictionary available in the Reference collection. The Kalapuya are the native people of the Willamette Valley. This four-volume dictionary includes English to Kalapuya and Kalapuya to English and can be used during library hours. Funds to purchase this resource were provided by the Cedar Mill Historical Society.