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.

5/23/2015

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Bring along a cup of coffee and share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites. The group meets on the fourth Saturday morning of each month in the library's upstairs meeting room.

5/24/2015

All day event - Cedar Mill Library: 2nd Edition closed.

5/25/2015

All day event - Cedar Mill Library

5/26/2015

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Open Computer Lab TimeNeed help setting up an email account, formatting your resume or getting eBooks downloaded from the library? Cedar Mill Library has open computer lab time on Tuesday mornings, 10 am - Noon and Thursday afternoons, 3-5 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.Volunteers and staff will be available for help with practicing computer skills, continuing class exercises, e-readers and answering questions related to programs such as Word, Explorer and Email. Bring your own computer, tablet and even smart phone with you to get assistance or use one of our laptops to practice.No registration is required, but there is limited space each session. For more information, please ask at the Adult Reference Desk.

5/26/2015

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Cedar Mill 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.

5/26/2015

6:30 PM to 6:45 PM - Cedar Mill 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. 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.

5/27/2015

6:15 PM to 9:00 PM - Cedar Mill Library: A man of few words, Gaby manages his farm alone, despite his age. His children are grown and live far off in the city. When his eldest daughter appears at the family homestead to share news that she's in desperate need of money in order to keep her own home, Gaby's quiet life begins to unravel and he is forced to make sacrifices he never intended for the sake of those closest to him.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.

5/28/2015

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Open Computer Lab TimeNeed help setting up an email account, formatting your resume or getting eBooks downloaded from the library? Cedar Mill Library has open computer lab time on Tuesday mornings, 10 am - Noon and Thursday afternoons, 3-5 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.Volunteers and staff will be available for help with practicing computer skills, continuing class exercises, e-readers and answering questions related to programs such as Word, Explorer and Email. Bring your own computer, tablet and even smart phone with you to get assistance or use one of our laptops to practice.No registration is required, but there is limited space each session. For more information, please ask at the Adult Reference Desk.

5/28/2015

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Cedar Mill Library: 4 week class for teens/tweens interested in Programming in Scratch. The session starts May 7, 5:30-7:30 PM and continues every Thursday evening in May. Call 503-644-0043 x114 to register. Free event for ages 12-18.

5/29/2015

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Cedar Mill Library: You are invited to join the Owl Book Group! Newcomers always welcome. Please join us for a great book discussion in the upstairs Lewis Community Room at the Cedar Mill Library.July 25, 2014 - Five Days at Memorial by Sheri FinkAug. 29, 2014 - The Meaning of Everything by Simon WinchesterSept. 26, 2014 - White Dog Fell From the Sky by Eleanor MorseOct. 31, 2014 - Astoria by P. Stark & Down In My Heart by W. Stafford Nov. 28, 2014 - A Prayer For Own Meany by John IrvingDec. 19, 2014 - The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko OgawaJan. 30, 2015 - Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonFeb. 27, 2015 - Flight Behavior by Barbara KingsolverMar. 27, 2015 - Year of Wonders by Geraldine BrooksApril 24, 2015 - The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam JohnsonMay 29, 2015 - The Imperfectionists by Tom RachmanJune 26, 2015 - Wilson by Scott Berg