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Volume 8, Issue 4


April 2010

Library News and Events
By Dawn Anderson

claflinWilly Claflin: Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs

National storytelling talent, Willy Claflin, will be performing at the Cedar Mill Library on Friday, April 16 at 7 pm. Mr. Claflin will be performing his original show entitled Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs with his special guests Maynard Moose and Gorf the Frog, his world-renowned flyswatter percussionist. Expect tall tales, folk tales, story-songs and even rubber rats! Ages 6 and up. Free.

There are many exciting performers at this year’s WCCLS sixth annual Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival. For a full schedule of countywide activities, pick up a brochure at the library or visit the WCCLS website at

Recycling & Plants for sale

Recycle your plastic nursery pots, good condition terra cotta and ceramic pots, and garden/nursery plants & garden tools at the library on Sunday, April 11, 2-4 pm. There will also be a selection of perennial plants for sale - bargain priced at $4 per gallon. Proceeds benefit the library.

Ageless Yoga for Seniors

 Sit or Stand - find your own comfort level and join Mateen Ansari in this session of Yoga for Seniors on Sunday, April 25, 1-2 pm, in the Cedar Mill Library’s upstairs meeting room. Gentle moves of Hatha Yoga, with emphasis on breathing techniques, invigorate you and release the tightness and tension in joints, muscles, and ligaments. Ageless Yoga brings focus, fitness and flexibility to your life! Free.

Ebooks are Here

ebooksNow you can access downloadable e-books through the statewide Oregon Digital Library Consortium's Library2Go website. Browse for titles in the library catalog or visit Library2Go. To check out eBooks, audiobooks, and video, you need a library card, computer, and Internet connection. Once downloaded, digital media can be enjoyed on your computer and transferred to MP3 players, iPods®, Smartphones, e-reading devices. New to Library2Go? Read the Quick Start Guide. For more information visit the WCCLS website.  Questions? Call or drop by the library.

Blooms for Books!

May 8, 2010
10 am - 3 pm
Library Parking Lot

bloomsThe Cedar Mill Community Library is hosting its 5th annual “Blooms for Books” Plant Sale. The sale is set for the second Saturday in May in the library’s parking lot.

The library has a large variety of high-quality, value-priced landscape annuals and perennials to beautify yards and decks. Available in half flats, full flats, patio planters, hanging baskets and gallon-size individual plants. Kitchen herbs and vegetable starts can be ordered for home gardens. Or choose something special for Mother’s Day! (Sunday, May 9). Pre-orders due Friday, April 16.

To view photos of the plants, visit the library’s website at

Plant sources are all local, with many of the plants grown organically. Library volunteers are donating a large variety of perennials. Returning suppliers include New Leaf Greenhouse in Cornelius and Pumpkin Ridge Gardens in North Plains.

Plant pick-up date is Saturday, May 8 at the library, located at 12505 NW Cornell Road.

Also on May 8 - customers can purchase additional plants, books, art, food, garden-themed items and supplies. All purchases support library programs. For more information, contact Dawn at 503-644-0043.

BookShare Program Recognized for Early Literacy Partnership

esdWith the help of dedicated volunteers, Cedar Mill Community Library brings storytimes and children’s books to child care providers in the Cedar Mill area. This outreach service enriches the early literacy development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers in local childcare homes and centers. In the fall of 2009, BookShare, began a partnership with the Early Intervention and Early Childhood Programs of the Woodside Center.

Recently the Northwest Regional Education Service District Board of Directors presented its Partner in Education Award to Cedar Mill Library’s outreach program, BookShare. Their letter of recognition best describes the services and their impact:

“Through your efforts, Jody, and the work of volunteers Margaret Ransom and Sharon Mock, the Cedar Mill Community Library has contributed enormously to the success of the literacy program at the ESD’s Woodside Early Childhood Center in Beaverton.  Your coordination of early literacy training for ESD staff and parents, story time for children at Woodside, and the loan of library books through the BookShare program have made a wonderful difference in the lives of the children we serve and their families. The ESD is proud to acknowledge your efforts!”

Congratulations to Jody Westerman, children’s outreach librarian, Sharon Mock and Margaret Ransom, the volunteers who bring stories to life in the special education classrooms, and all of the BookShare volunteers who help to bring books and stories to the young children in our community!




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