Teen Art Contest: Read Beyond the Beaten Path
January 3 - February 19 | Ages 12-18 at time of submission

Calling all Washington County teen artists: Enter for a chance to have your original artwork featured across the county during the 2022 Summer Reading program!

The winning design will be used for all countywide 2022 WCCLS Teen Summer Reading materials. First Prize artwork will be featured on posters and bookmarks. An additional prize-winning artwork may be chosen to make buttons. Learn more about the details and prizes here.

Teens taking AP tests will want to look at our Learning Express and Brainfuse resources from Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS). This video shows you how to access them through
Early Literacy: Write a Letter!

Children need early literacy skills before they begin to learn to read.  There are 5 simple practices (Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play) you can do with your child to help build these skills. Learn more in our blog post, and pick up a Valentine Card kit at either library beginning Friday, February 4 (appropriate for ages 2 and up, while supplies last).
Misinformation, Fake News and Political Propaganda
Wednesday, February 16 | 6:30-8pm | Zoom

Join guest speaker Donna Cohen for a workshop to enhance civic knowledge about mainstream press and "fake news," social media posts, propaganda, language/terminology, graphs and charts, finding good information, and much more. 

Register online to receive a link to the Zoom meeting the day of the event.
Teen Game Night: Dungeons & Dragons
Friday, February 18 | 6-7:30pm | Cedar Mill Library | Ages 11-18

Heroes wanted! The animals in the town of Fairfort have been mysteriously disappearing. Join us for a short, jaunty Dungeons and Dragons adventure to catch the culprit. New and experienced players welcome. Ages 11-18 only.

This event will be in person, after hours at Cedar Mill Library. Masks required and vaccination card will be checked at the door. Register online here.
Writers' Mill
Sunday, February 20 | 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!

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.
Spanish Conversation Hour
Tuesday, February 22 | 6:30-7:30pm | Zoom

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

¿Desea practicar su español con otros estudiantes de idiomas? Únase a nosotros para una hora de conversación en español. La hora de la conversación no es un curso de instrucción sino más bien una gran oportunidad de chatear y mejorar sus habilidades del idioma español a través de la conversación facilitada. Regístrese para recibir un correo electrónico el día del evento con información sobre cómo unirse a la reunión de Zoom.

Owl Book Group
Friday, February 25 | 10:30am-12pm | Zoom

Join us for a book discussion of Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.

Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people throughout history, she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.

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.

Voices in Verse Poetry Group
Saturday, February 26 | 10:30am-12pm | Zoom

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

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.

Family Storytime At Home
Thursdays | 10:30-11am | Zoom

Live interactive storytime on Zoom for all ages and their grown-ups. Learn STEM concepts, kindergarten readiness and pre-reading skills through stories, rhymes, and songs!

Register online to receive a link via email an hour before it begins.  Registering for the event will register you for the entire series January 13 - February 17.
Volunteer Opportunities

IT Assistant: Great hands-on experience for Computer Science students. Help with patron-facing systems and other IT work. Weekday morning shifts, 8-10am, based at Cedar Mill. Circulation: Sort and shelve library materials; some computer work required. If you love books and details, this work is for you!  At Cedar Mill, weekdays 9-11am; Wednesdays 4-6pm. At Bethany, Fridays 9:45-11:45am.
2nd Edition Resale Shop What's the difference between Fiestaware and Farberware? If you know the answer, you could make a big difference sorting and pricing housewares at the shop! Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays.

Submit a volunteer application.

Shop at Second Edition Resale

Find fantastic prices on new-to-you clothing, household items, décor and more at Second Edition Resale every Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. 100% of your purchases go to providing library services for your community. Learn more here and follow @SecondEditionResale on Instagram and Facebook for sales and updates.

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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