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Holiday Book Sale 

Holiday and winter-themed books, CDs, and DVDs will be available for purchase at Cedar Mill Library beginning December 1. Visit the mezzanine to find items for adults. Shop for kids at the Children’s Book Sale table near the front door. Available while supplies last. 

Winter Reading Challenge: Winter Nights & Cozy Reads 

December 1-31, All Ages 

Read this December and help our community! Every hour you read will increase a donation to the Oregon Food Bank (up to $1,000). Reading includes being read to and listening to audiobooks. Everyone can participate. Help us reach our goal of 10,000 hours read this winter! Track your reading on the Beanstack app or with a paper log from the library. Learn more at

Annual Kids’ Books Fundraiser 

December 15-31

Be a children’s books sponsor at your community libraries! By donating to the annual Kids’ Books fundraiser, you’ll contribute toward the purchase of new books for little readers at Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries. Learn more and donate December 15-30 at

Events for Multiple Age Groups 

How to D&D

Saturday, December 3, 1-3 pm, Adults & Teens 11+, Bethany Library Annex 

Level Up Your Roleplaying! Boost your confidence with roleplaying, teamwork, and improvising in Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. 

So You Want to Be a Dungeon Master

Saturday, December 17, 1-3 pm, Adults & Teens 11+, Cedar Mill Library 

Learn how to make a great game and handle problems in Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. Registration Required for both events. Learn more at 

Glass Bead Ornaments with Daniela Mahoney 

Thursday, December 8, 6:30-7:30 pm, Adults & Teens 11+, Bethany Library Annex, Registration Required 

Create glass bead ornaments inspired by Czech and Slovak traditions. All materials will be provided. 

Winter Night Astronomy 

Friday, December 16, 6-7:30 pm, Adults & Teens 10+, Cedar Mill Library, registration required

Join Rose City Astronomers for an outdoor stargazing tour highlighting the treasures found in the winter night sky. Observe planets and deep-sky objects via high-powered telescopes at the Cedar Mill Library. Recommended for ages 10 and up. In case of clouds, we will switch to an indoor presentation. Bring lawn chairs and warm clothes or blankets. Learn more at


LEGO Free Play 

Saturday, December 10, 10:30 am-12 pm, Ages 5+, Cedar Mill Library 

Drop in to build with LEGOs. 

OBOB Trivia Grades 3-5 

Tuesday, December 27, 10:30 am & 11:30 am, Zoom 
Wednesday, December 28, 10:30 am & 11:30 am, Cedar Mill Library 
Thursday, December 29, 10:30 am & 11:30 am, Bethany Library Annex 

Registration Required for All Events 

Test your individual OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) knowledge! Questions will be the same at each event—please only attend one. Learn more at

Find more fun for kids at

Family Storytime 

Wednesdays & Thursdays, through December 15, 10:30 am, Ages 2+, Cedar Mill Library 
Tuesdays 3:30-4 pm & Thursdays 10:30-11 am, through December 15, Ages 2+, Bethany Library Annex 

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and movement! Space is very limited; we appreciate families choosing only one storytime per week. 

More of your favorite storytimes return in January! Learn more at 

Teens & Tweens 

Teen Crafternoon: Painted Wood Ornaments 

Saturday, December 10, 3-4:30 pm, Ages 11-18, Cedar Mill Library 

Paint wintery designs on wooden ornaments. Registration Required. Learn more at

Teen Cozy PJ Movie Night 

Friday, December 16, 5:30-7:30 pm, Ages 11-18, Cedar Mill Library 

Bring PJs, blankets, and pillows as we watch the classic film about being left behind at Christmas. 

OBOB 6-8 Division Trivia Battles 

Thursday, December 29, 2-3 pm & 3-4 pm, Hybrid: Zoom and Cedar Mill Library 

Join us in person or online. Bring a smartphone or tablet to battle other kids in our Kahoot trivia sessions. Registration required, please register for only one time. Learn more at

Visit to find resources for teens and tweens. 


Tech Open Lab 

Tuesday, December 13, 1-3 pm, Cedar Mill Library 

Get started with basic computer skills and practice with devices like laptops, tablets, and cellphones. 

Learn more about library groups and events for adults at

Second Edition Resale 

Store Hours Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm

Visit Second Edition Resale for holiday savings! Look for colored dots to save 50%-75% off already low prices. All proceeds from your Second Edition Resale purchases and item donations support Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries. 

Upcoming Themes: December 1-17: Christmas and Winter Holiday theme; December 20-21 Storewide sale 50% off; December 22-23: Storewide sale 75% off; December 24-January 2: Closed, no donations accepted.

See the store’s latest treasures on Instagram and Facebook @SecondEditionResale. All proceeds from your purchases made at Second Edition Resale support Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries.

Library Book Sale 

CMBCL’s Book Sale is an on-going fundraiser for your nonprofit Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries. Shop great prices on books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and games at Cedar Mill Library and in the libraries’ Amazon store. All Book Sale proceeds benefit library operations. The CMBCL Book Sale has over 2,000 titles at great prices waiting to be yours! 100% of your Book Sale purchases and donations benefit the libraries. 

Questions about donating? Call (503) 644-0043 x 116 to make an appointment. 

Learn more at

Writer’s Mill

Sunday, December 18, 1-3 pm

Local (and less local) Cedar Mill writers will meet online and at Cedar Mill library, when we will celebrate the year’s writing achievements and make plans for 2023. If you’re interested in writing, join us and make your voice heard—What topics would you like us to cover in the coming year? What support would you want from a local writing group? Contact the library for more information (including the zoom link).