Library News September 2023

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Library events

Library events

Find event calendars, storytime schedules, and more on the Cedar Mill Library website.

All ages

Spanish conversation hour

Wednesday, September 13, 6:30-7:30 pm, Cedar Mill Library, ages 11+

Want to practice your Spanish with other language learners? Join us for a Spanish language conversation hour. The conversation hour is not an instructional course but rather a great opportunity to chat and improve your Spanish language skills through facilitated conversation. 

Citizen Science: Eclipse Soundscapes

Fridays, September 22, 3:30-4:30 pm, Bethany Library Annex, adults & teens

Registration required. Learn what data to collect during the October 14 solar eclipse and return on October 20 to share and submit the data. Look Up!

Fall night astronomy and solar eclipses

Thursday, September 28, 6:30-7:30 pm, Cedar Mill Library, ages 11+

Registration recommended. Join Rose City Astronomers in a presentation highlighting the upcoming solar eclipses and treasures found in the fall night sky. Learn more about astronomy and fun ways to watch and appreciate the wonders of the cosmos.

Kids

LEGO Free Play

Saturday, September 16, 2-3:30 pm, Cedar Mill Library, ages 5+

Drop in to play and build with LEGOs.

Woodstove Exchange

Music4Harmony concert and instrument petting zoo

Saturday, September 23, 10:30-12, Bethany Library Annex, all ages

Join us for a morning of musical delights with a special string quartet performance and instrument petting zoo with players from Music4Harmony. No experience necessary.

Storytimes

September 11-October 21

Learn more on the Cedar Mill Library storytime webpage.

Babytime
Tuesdays, 11:30-12, Cedar Mill Library, ages 0-12 months 
Toddler storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11 am, Cedar Mill Library, 12-36 months
Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am, Bethany Library Annex, 12-36 months
Preschool storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11 am, Cedar Mill Library, ages 3+
Thursdays, 10:30-11 am, Bethany Library Annex, ages 3+
Hindi family storytime
Saturdays, September 16, 10:30-11 am, Bethany Library Annex, ages 2+

Visit CMBCL for costume parties, seasonal crafts, and more fun events in October.

Find more fun for kids on the Cedar Mill Library kids’ webpage.

Teens & Tweens

Don’t miss upcoming events for teens and tweens like movie nights, escape rooms, and even a visit from a Dark Horse Comics Senior Editor. Learn more on the Cedar Mill Library teens’ webpage.

Chaotic Crusaders Club: Dungeons & Dragons for Teens

Saturdays, September 9, 1-3 pm, Cedar Mill Library, ages 11-18

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

Teen Crafternoon: Happy Little Canvases

Saturday, September 16, 2-3:30 pm, Bethany Library Annex, ages 11-18

Registration required. Join us for a chill afternoon of painting together. We’ll provide the materials and instruction.

Teen Game Night: Super Smash Tourney

Friday, September 29, 6-8 pm, Cedar Mill Library, ages 11-18

Registration Required. Compete in our Smash Bros. Tournament. Meet your friends and play console games together.

From Tokyo to PDX: Transforming Manga with Carl Horn

Saturday, October 7, 2-3:30 pm, Cedar Mill Library, adults & teens 10+

The Dark Horse Comics Senior Editor discusses bringing mangas to American audiences, like the new Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Limited copies available for ages 11-18 who commit to attending.

Teen Escape Room: Five Nights at Freddy’s

Friday, October 27, 2 pm & 3:15 pm, Bethany Library Annex, ages 11-18

Registration required. You are stuck in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria. Can you earn your check and escape from the haunted animatronics before you’re trapped there forever?

Teen Crafternoon: Sugar Skulls

Saturday, October 28, 2-3 pm, Cedar Mill Library, ages 11-18

Registration recommended. Come celebrate Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with us by decorating sugar skulls.

Teen Movie Night

Friday, August 18, 5:30-7:30 pm, Cedar Mill Library, ages 11-18

Cool off at the library with Teen Movie Night! Bring your sailing skills and sense of adventure but leave your pet pigs and roosters at home as we watch an animated Disney film. Snacks provided; registration recommended.

Adults

Protecting your personal information online

Tuesday, September 5, 10:30-11:45 am, Bethany Library Annex

Learn the ins and outs of how to protect your personal information online. We’ll cover tips for staying safe in cyberspace, like creating strong passwords, managing spam, how to recognize email and text scams, and when it’s OK– or not– to share your personal information online.

DIY Crochet Cozies

Wednesday, September 6, 6-7:30 pm, Bethany Library Annex

Registration recommended. Join us for an introduction to crocheting. Everyone will learn a few basic techniques and get started on a coffee cup cozy. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own pieces to jazz it up.

Technology open lab

Thursdays, September 7, 1-3 pm, Cedar Mill Library

Adults– get started with basic computer skills and practice with devices like laptops, tablets, and cellphones. Bring your device or use one of our laptops.

Dungeons & Dragons for Adults

Saturdays, September 9, 1-3 pm, Cedar Mill Library, ages 19+

Registration required. Calling all adventurers! Do you want to save the day from terrifying monsters, cast powerful, reality-bending spells, and solve puzzles and traps using your wits, all while making new friends? Then grab your dice and join us for a game of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. New and experienced players are welcome!

Medicare 101

Friday, September 15, 11-12, Cedar Mill Library

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. There will be plenty of time for questions at the end.

Meet the fungi

Thursday, September 21, 4:30-7:30 pm, Cedar Mill Library

Registration recommended. Join local mushroom expert Jordan Weiss as he presents on local mushrooms, identification tables, and other resources. There will also be cooked mushroom samples and recipes at the end.

Estate Planning & Diminished Capacity

Wednesday, October 4,  6:30-7:30 pm, Cedar Mill Library

Registration recommended. Learn different ways of planning for incapacity and how planning can benefit you and your loved ones.

Monthly Groups for Adults

Questions? Write askuscml@wccls.org or visit our events website.

Writers’ Mill
Sunday, September 17, 1-3, Cedar Mill Library and Zoom

Members of the Writers’ Mill will learn how to easily create a website, under the expert guidance of Zita Podany. This year Zita will show us how to use Google sites—free, easy, and a great way to dip your writing toes in the waters of the internet. Join us in person or on zoom (the librarians will give you the link). Or find out more on the Portland Writers’ Mill website.

Owl Book Group
Friday, September 29, 10:30-12, Cedar Mill Library, ages 16+

September: Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

October: The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

Voices in Verse
Saturday, September 23, 10:30-12, Cedar Mill Library or Zoom

Share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites.

Join CMBCL in October to learn about composting, fungi, estate planning, smartphones, and more. Find more events for adults at Cedar Mill Library adults’ page.

Save year-round through Second Edition Resale!

Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4, Sunday, 12-4

Fall into fabulous finds at your favorite resale shop this autumn! Visit Second Edition Resale for year-round 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.

Learn more at our website, and see the store’s latest treasures on Instagram and Facebook (@SecondEditionResale).

Library Book Sale

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 Cedar Mill Library website.

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