Cedar Mill Community Library

Peter Leonard, Executive Director
12505 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97229-9019
Phone: 
(503) 644-0043
Hours: 
Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5

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Cedar Mill residents organized the non-profit Cedar Mill Community Library Association in 1974. A Washington County bookmobile served the area for several months until a space was found in the Milltowner Shopping Center for the library, opening in January 1976. In 1978 the library moved into a new section of the shopping center, with 6,275 square feet of space. In May 1988 the library expanded to 15,400 square feet. In 2001, the library completed an expansion and remodeling project that increased the library to its current size of 24,500 square feet. The expansion was completed entirely with private fund-raising. In 2007, with population and library use increasing, the library board looked into expansion options. Central Bethany Development offered a 1,800 square foot retail space with very favorable leasing terms. The Bethany branch opened in July 2007.

11/24/2014

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Beginning together with rhymes, favorite books and action songs, families will learn about Early Literacy Skills for babies. Best for non-walkers.Every Monday at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm, September 8 - October 20 and November 10 - December 15. Held upstairs in the Meeting Room.

11/24/2014

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Beginning together with rhymes, favorite books and action songs, families will learn about Early Literacy Skills for babies. Best for non-walkers.Every Monday at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm, September 8 - October 20 and November 10 - December 15. Held upstairs in the Meeting Room.

11/25/2014

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Cedar Mill Community Library: This program will feature active listening with short books, flannel board stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and finger plays with an emphasis on Early Literacy skills.To provide a quality experience to the many 2 year olds in our community, please choose only one program per week to attend.Every Tuesday at 10:30 am & 11:30 am, September 9 - October 21 and November 18 - December 16. Every Wednesday at 10:30 am, September 10 – October 22 and November 12 – December 17.Held upstairs in the Meeting Room.

11/25/2014

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: This program will feature active listening with short books, flannel board stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and finger plays with an emphasis on Early Literacy skills.To provide a quality experience to the many 2 year olds in our community, please choose only one program per week to attend.Every Tuesday at 10:30 am & 11:30 am, September 9 - October 21 and November 18 - December 16. Every Wednesday at 10:30 am, September 10 – October 22 and November 12 – December 17.Held upstairs in the Meeting Room.

11/25/2014

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: This program pairs young readers with trained therapy dog-and-handler teams, developing their reading skills in a non-judgmental environment.Readers register in-advance for a 30 minute session. During the session, the reader chooses books from the library shelves and then reads aloud to a trained therapy dog in a designated section of the children’s area. The dog’s handler encourages the child to interact with the dog and may offer reading help if the child requests it.Interested readers can register by stopping by at the Youth Services Desk, or calling at (503) 644-0043 ext. 112.This program will be held on Tuesday evenings.Sessions begin at 6:00 pm.Please note: Because of the popularity of this program, readers are asked to register for two sessions only.

11/25/2014

6:30 PM to 7:45 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Zentangle ® is an easy-to-learn, “drawing as meditation” activity where you repeat decorative patterns and intuitively create art. It does not require artistic training. If you can draw a line or a circle, you can draw a tangle. This gathering is not an official instruction class but rather an opportunity to practice tangling in an informal group setting. Bring your own drawing pen, pencil and smooth paper or feel free to bring whatever drawing tools you enjoy using. Also, you are welcome to bring your own favorite cup of tea to sip while tangling in a relaxed atmosphere. Coordinated by Nancy Spaulding, nancys@wccls.org, this group is geared for adults and older teens (16+), and meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month, 6:30pm-7:45pm, in the library's community room. Beginners to experts are welcome.

11/26/2014

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Good listening skills are enhanced with longer stories, songs, rhymes, and Early Literacy fun.This program is developmentally appropriate for older children. Children 2 years and younger are asked to attend one of the sessions for younger children.Every Wednesday at 10:30 am, September 10 - October 22 and November 12 - December 17.Every Thursday at 10:30 am, September 11 - October 23 and November 13 – December 18. Library closed on Thursday, November 27th.Held downstairs in the Children’s Area.

11/26/2014

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Cedar Mill Community Library: This program will feature active listening with short books, flannel board stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and finger plays with an emphasis on Early Literacy skills.To provide a quality experience to the many 2 year olds in our community, please choose only one program per week to attend.Every Tuesday at 10:30 am & 11:30 am, September 9 - October 21 and November 18 - December 16. Every Wednesday at 10:30 am, September 10 – October 22 and November 12 – December 17.Held upstairs in the Meeting Room.

11/26/2014

6:15 PM to 8:30 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: When a professional American basketball player accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries - Iran - he expects the worst. What he finds instead is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. Filmed in Iran in the winter of 2008–2009, a few months before the uprising of Iran's Green Movement,The Iran Job is a documentary about Kevin Sheppard as he plays in the Iranian Super League. All Film Club programs are free and open to the public and are shown in the library’s upstairs meeting room. Selected films may contain objectionable material; therefore Film Club attendance is recommended for adults, aged 18 and over. Coffee, tea and popcorn are provided, and a lively discussion follows each film. NOTE: The CML Film Club will not meet in December but will resume in the New Year on January 28, 2015.

11/26/2014

6:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Cedar Mill Community Library: Stories, songs, rhymes and Early Literacy fun for the whole familyEvery Wednesday at 6:30 pm, September 10 - October 22 and November 12 - December 17.Held downstairs in the Children’s Area.