Our staff-curated lists can help you find your next favorite read or watch! Check out our New & Notable page for even more recommendations. 
Family Storytime
Thursdays April 21 - May 26 | 10:30-11am | Ages 2+ | Bethany Library Annex
Join us in person at the Bethany Library Annex for stories, rhymes, songs and movement! Registration is required and space is very limited; we appreciate your patience as we bring back more in-person events.
Registration will open 2 weeks before each storytime; separate registration is required for each week that you plan to attend. Register here.
Teen Game Night: The Amazing Library Race
Friday, April 22 | 6-8pm | Ages 11-18 | Cedar Mill Library

Can you win the Amazing Library Race? Compete in teams of two to see which team can overcome obstacles and challenges in the library to win the race.

For ages 11-18 only. Masks are optional. Event takes place after the library is closed. Registration required here

Writers' Mill
Sunday, April 17 | 1-3pm | Zoom

Whether you’re writing just for fun, hoping for publication, or planning to self-publish, join us for a hands-on inspiring gathering of people who love to write. Newcomers welcome!

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive e-mail from the Writers' Mill, 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.

Voices in Verse Poetry Group
Saturday, April 23 | 10:30am-12pm | Zoom

Share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites. The group meets on the fourth Saturday morning of each month. Newcomers welcome!

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive e-mail from Voices in Verse, 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 and password for the event a few days before it happens.

Owl Book Group
Friday, April 29 | 10:30am-12pm | Zoom

Join us for a book discussion of Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu.

Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as the protagonist in his own life: he’s merely Generic Asian Man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but always he is relegated to a prop. He dreams of being Kung Fu Guy — the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain. Or is it?

After stumbling into the spotlight, Willis finds himself launched into a wider world than he’s ever known, discovering not only the secret history of Chinatown, but the buried legacy of his own family.

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 email to receive a link.

Jayanthi Raman's NATYA Dance & Storytelling
Saturday, May 7 | 3-4pm | Cedar Mill Library | All Ages

Come celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Jayanthi Raman's NATYA Dance Academy in person at Cedar Mill Library. Don't miss this elegant performance where dancers take you on a journey to India. They will perform an Indian Classical dance and provide explanations of the pieces performed for the benefit of the audience.

This program is supported by the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Cultural Coalition of Washington County.

Parent Information Series: Turning Teen Stress into Growth
Wednesday, May 11 | 6:30-7:30pm | Zoom

Today’s teens and tweens are experiencing unprecedented rates of anxiety, depression, and stress. While it’s hard to see our kids struggle, it’s also important to remember that their difficulties are also the seeds of resilience and maturity. In this dynamic and unique webinar, Yshai Boussi, LPC will share 5 key ways to help you turn your child’s painful and adverse experiences into more resilience and growth. Expect to learn practical and relevant strategies in a safe and judgment free environment. 

Presenter Yshai Boussi is a Licensed Professional Counselor and founder of Portland Family Counseling, a private practice focused on helping children, teens and families. For the past 20 years, Yshai has helped thousands of teens and families strengthen their mental health and connection.

Register online to receive an email on the day of the event with information about joining the Zoom meeting.

This event is part of our Parent Information Series 2022. Learn about other events in the series here.

Teen Game Night: Super Smash Tourney
Friday, May 13 | 6-7:30pm | Ages 11-18 | Cedar Mill Library

Compete in our Super Smash Bros Tournament. Meet your friends and play console games together. Switch, Wii and Gamecube games are available.

For ages 11-18 only. Event takes place after the library is closed. Registration required online.

Haiyan International Dance Academy & International Performing Arts
Saturday, May 14 | 3-4pm | Bethany Library Annex | All Ages

Come celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Haiyan International Dance Academy and International Performing Arts for an afternoon of dance choreography and music in person at the Bethany Library Annex.

This program is supported by the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Cultural Coalition of Washington County.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you smitten by stilettos? Nuts about Nikes? Mad for Manolos? If so, you'll love volunteering in Second Edition's Shoe Department as a Sorter-Pricer.
Options for shifts Monday-Thursday.
If you have an eye for decorating, join Second Edition's Housewares Department as a Sorter-Pricer. Work with a great team to price linens, dishes, crystal and decorative items. Tuesdays or Fridays.
Calling Computer Science students! Get hands-on IT experience at Cedar Mill Library as a volunteer IT Assistant. Help our IT Specialist with cabling, testing and other network tasks.
Options for shifts Monday-Friday, 8-10am. Ages 18+.

Support early literacy! Deliver books for the BookShare Program to area childcare sites to reach our littlest readers. Our books, your vehicle. Thursdays.
Check-in library items for BookShare at Cedar Mill Library, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons.

To apply, please submit a volunteer application.

Book Sale

Get great deals on new-to-you books, DVDs, games and more while supporting your community libraries. Shop the CMBCL Amazon Store here. Learn more and find out how to make an appointment to donate your like-new media here. Shop the Book Sale at Cedar Mill Library during open hours.

Visit us on social media for fun photos and videos, the latest staff picks and news about resources, programs and events!
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Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Association is one of the largest nonprofit association libraries in the United States with a collection of over 250,000 items and more than 2.5 million loans annually. 

Our Mission: Provide our community an open door to the joy of reading, lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with emphasis on the literacy development of children.
Cedar Mill Library
1080 NW Saltzman Road
Portland, OR 97229 | (503) 644-0043

Bethany Library
15325 NW Central Drive, Suite J-8
Portland, OR 97229 | (503) 617-7323

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Portland, OR 97229
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