Teen Tween Take and Make Herb Garden
Monday-Friday, November 2-6

Ages 11-18 can come by Cedar Mill Library and pick up a kit during the first week of November to make your own basil plant buddy. We will have instructions and a link to a video on how to help your plant thrive. Items will be available while supplies last during our curbside pickup hours. Please check our website the week of the event for more information.


Iva: The True Story of Tokyo Rose
Wednesday, November 4 | 6:30-7:30pm | Zoom

Iva Toguri was born in Los Angeles to Japanese immigrant parents. Trapped during a family visit to Japan during World War II, Iva was forced to do broadcasts for Radio Tokyo because of her American accent. Refusing to become a Japanese citizen, she stayed loyal to the U.S. and refused to participate in any propaganda broadcasts. After the war, she was falsely identified as Tokyo Rose, even though there was no woman who broadcast using that moniker. The presidential election of 1948 was a time of racism against Japanese Americans and extreme politics. The Attorney General at that time, Tom Clark, decided to prosecute Iva in a national show trial where perjured testimony sealed her conviction. Sentenced to ten years and losing her citizenship, it was not until much later in her life that this travesty of justice was recognized and that she was pardoned.

Local author Mike Weedall presents this little-known story of a courageous and patriotic woman who was betrayed by her government.

Register online here, we will send you a Zoom link via e-mail an hour before it begins.

Day of the Black Sun: Avatar Last Airbender Teen Tween Escape Room
Friday November 13 | 2pm & 3pm | Ages 11-18 | Zoom

Come help save the world with Aang and the gang! Work together in our live virtual escape room to solve puzzles, unlock each of the four avatar temples, and discover the secret to defeating Fire Lord Ozai.

Register online here, we will send you a Zoom link via e-mail an hour before it begins.

Read to the Dogs
Wednesdays | 2-3pm | Zoom

Do you have a child working to improve their reading skills? We are partnering with DoveLewis’ Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams program to offer virtual interactive reading sessions every Wednesday for readers looking to develop their confidence in reading aloud with a furry companion on their screen. Register your child online for a 15-minute session.

Rockstar Readers Book Club
Tuesday, November 17 | 4-4:45pm | Zoom

Join us for a fun, engaging monthly book discussion for kids! Explore books from various genres with an emphasis on diverse stories. Rockstar Readers Book Club is for kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, adult participation optional. In October we'll read From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks.

Register online here, we will send you a Zoom link via e-mail an hour before it begins.

Diverse Reads Book Group:
Poetry, Protest and Race: Audre Lorde
Thursday, November 19 | 6:30-8pm | Zoom

Diverse Reads is a new monthly reading group hosted online by Cedar Mill Community Library. Join a community of readers in exploring and discussing a variety of written works, including short stories, nonfiction, poetry and fiction that fairly represents the perspective of marginalized groups. Selections will seek to embrace diversity in its many forms. October's theme is Immigrant Voices: 3 Short Stories.

Register online here to receive the reading list. We will send you a Zoom link via e-mail an hour before it begins.

Storytime at Home for Preschoolers
Thursdays | 10:30-11am | Zoom

Live interactive storytime on Zoom for preschoolers ages 3 and up and their grown-ups. Learn STEM concepts, kindergarten readiness and pre-reading skills through stories, rhymes, songs and educational activities.

Register online here for each individual session to attend. When you register for this event, we will send you a link via e-mail an hour before it begins.

Online Writers' Mill
Sunday November 15 | 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 Writer’s 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 Zoom link and password for the event a few days before it happens.

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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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