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Teen Book Reviews

Members of our Teen Library Council review the books they've been reading on our blog. Want a "feel-good story to lighten [your] mood," an engaging mystery, or a fun award winner? Check out their recommendations here
Is your elementary or middle school child prone to emotional outbursts? Dr. Ally Burr-Harris reviews strategies for catching your child before the storm, calming a child who has passed that “critical window”, and preventing future meltdowns from occurring. Especially for parents/caregivers of children 5-15 years old.

Presented by Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D., from The Children’s Program for our Parent Information Series 2022.
EVENTS
Grab & Go Crafts

Grab & Go Crafts are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. One per child, please. Pick yours up the first Friday of each month at Cedar Mill or Bethany Library.

April 1: Paper Flower Garden
May 6: Seed Science

Parent Information Series
Toddler Talk
Tuesday, April 5 | 7-8pm | Zoom

Join this fun workshop to understand your toddler’s world and transform tantrums, hitting, biting, and screaming. Let’s laugh together and support one another to make raising a toddler more enjoyable, and support children who thrive.

Presenter Megan Barella helps parents stop the yelling, power struggles and emotional breakdowns in their family. As a mom, teacher, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Family Mediator and Master Trainer, she has inspired thousands of parents to raise a generation of children who thrive – and to overcome burnout during the pandemic.

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: 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 askuscml@wccls.org 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 askuscml@wccls.org 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 askuscml@wccls.org to receive a link.

Beginner's Chinese Calligraphy for Adults & Teens
Tuesday, May 3 | 6:30-7:30pm | Zoom | Ages 12+

Come celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with artist Jojo Liu. Liu will teach adults and teens the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy, including how to hold a brush, write basic strokes, and write standing.

Registration is required online here. Registrants will receive a free starter kit including a brush, ink and paper. Kits will be available for pick-up at Cedar Mill Library May 1-3. The Zoom link will be emailed the day of the event.

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

Beginner's Chinese Calligraphy for Kids
Wednesday, May 4 | 6:30-7:30pm | Zoom | Ages 6-11

Come celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with artist Jojo Liu. Liu will teach kids the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy, including how to hold a brush, write basic strokes, and write standing.

Registration is required online here. Registrants will receive a free starter kit including a brush, ink and paper. Kits will be available for pick-up at Cedar Mill Library May 2-4. The Zoom link will be emailed the day of the event.

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

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.

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 at 4888 NW Bethany Blvd Suite K-2.

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

SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARIES
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.
Greet customers, restock the racks of clothes and perhaps run the register as a Second Edition Greeter. 
Wednesdays 1-4:30pm.
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+.
Help preserve and refresh our collections on disc — music, books on CD and DVDs — by operating our disc-buffing machine in the Technical Services Department at Cedar Mill Library. Once trained, you work solo. Some mechanical experience a plus but not essential. Ages 18+.

Support early literacy! Deliver 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.

Support Your Community Libraries

Did you know that your libraries are a nonprofit? As a member of your nonprofit Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Association, you help your libraries provide you, your family, friends, and neighbors with services, programs and outreach. Become a member today by making your annual gift here. Learn more ways to support your libraries here.   

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Manage your library account, access the catalog and more at library.cedarmill.org.

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.
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1080 NW Saltzman Road
Portland, OR 97229 | (503) 644-0043

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


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Portland, OR 97229
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