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As we move into our 40th year of library service to Washington County, we're celebrating in many ways. Be sure to come to our celebration event on Saturday, Sept. 20. Read more...

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Sat., Sept. 20 - 40th Anniversary Celebration

Let's Celebrate! Gather together with family, friends and neighbors to celebrate 40 years of library service to our community.

Bethany Branch Schedule of Events:

9am to 4pm - Cedar Milers Volkswalk from Bethany to Cedar Mill Library 

11am - Dance performances:
  All Star Dance Academy 
  Haiyan International Dance Academy
  Kalabharathi School of Dance 

12:30pm - Cake  

10am to 4pm -


  Pet Rock Kids Craft

  Book & Media Sale

  Quilt Raffle Ticket Sales

Cedar Mill Library Schedule of Events: 

9:30am - Volkswalk Checkpoint Opens 

10am - Matt Rucker, Bagpiper 

10:30am - Recognition of Founders, Charter Members & Key Library Supporters, Unveil 2014 Heritage Quilt & Cake 

11am - Sunset High School Choir 

12:30pm - Westside Music School 

2pm - ACMA Classical Orchestra 

3pm - Jayanthi Raman’s Natya Dance Academy 

4pm - Quilt Raffle Drawing & Artistic Bookend Contest Silent Auction & Peoples Choice Voting ends

10am to 4pm -


   Pet Rock Kids Craft

   Book & Media Sale

   Quilt Raffle Ticket Sales

   Second Edition - Vintage Items Sale  

   Tech Petting Zoo

   History Project - Photographs & More!

   Display of 70s Clothing/Accessories

   Classic 70s Cars (in parking lot)

Artistic Bookend Contest

Bookends Support Reading!

Create … and donate a one-of-a-kind bookend. Open to all ages, prizes awarded. Enter August 25 thru Sept. 5. Visit our ABC webpage for details, rules, and entry form

Enjoy ... the display of ABC entries on Sept. 20 at the Cedar Mill Library.

Vote ... for the People’s Choice Awards. Use your spare change to vote for your favorite bookend.  There’s no limit. Vote for as many as you wish. Each 1¢ is worth one vote.

Own ... the bookend of your choice by participating in the ABC silent auction which closes at
4 pm on Sept. 20.

Cedar Milers Volkswalk

A Volkswalk is a non-competitive walk (not a race) with flexible start (9 am - 2 pm) and finish times (by 4 pm). You can complete the 6K (3.7 miles) or 11K (6.8 miles) route. The marked routes will be on paved trails and sidewalks, accessible for walkers and strollers. The starting point for both walks is the Bethany Branch. The 11k goes to the Cedar Mill Library. Free participants are welcome, award credit for $3. Everyone must register, carry, and return a start card. A big thank you to our Volkswalk sponsors: the Cedar Milers Volkssport Club. Visit for information on all their hosted and 12 year-round walks.

Quilt Raffle

“Feathers” Handmade Quilt, 68” x 59” (Cotton), Crafted & Donated by Library Volunteer Barbara Sanders. Raffle Tickets are 3 for $5 or $2 each. Purchase your ticket today! Raffle drawing at 4 pm on Sept. 20.

Tech Petting Zoo

Be sure to stop by on Sept. 20 to learn more about the following new items that you can check-out with your library card. Staff will be available to answer your questions.

* Discovery Kits & Media Kits
* Library2Go - featuring our new
   3M materials
* iPad mini - with magazines
   loaded on it
* Playaways - free earbuds!
* Finch Robots

Book/Media Sales

Find new and gently-used books for kids and adults at our Back-to-School Sale. Starts Sunday, Sept. 14 and runs through Sept. 20. We will also have media for sale during the library celebration. Located in the Bethany Branch atrium area.

Cedar Mill
On Sept. 20, hundreds, nay thousands, of used great DVDs and CDs will be available for purchase at $2 for DVDs and $1 for CDs. This is the perfect time to add great titles to your movie and music collections. It will also be an ideal opportunity to stop by our Book Sale area and pick up something new to read – lots to select from with additional items on sale.


Join the celebration:

  • 40 Years Book Bag and MugCanine friend modeling his new Cedar Mill Anniversary Shirt - get yours at CafePress!Enter our Artistic Bookend Contest. Open to all ages, prizes will be awarded. Enter Aug. 25 thru Sept. 5. Donated bookends will be auctioned Sept. 20. 
  • Share your personal library story. 
  • Display your 1970’s auto(s) on Sept. 20. Contact Peter at or call 503-644-0043 ext. 110.
  • Donate clothing/accessories from the 1970's to use on a mannequin or live model. Please bring items to our Second Edition Resale Shop - be sure to leave the items with the store manager and let her know they are for the anniversary celebration.
  • Purchase a 40th Anniversary book bag or coffee mug at the library check-out desk. Bags are $3, mugs are $5. All proceeds benefit the library. Want our anniversary logo on a teeshirt or something else? See more at our CafePress online shop!
  • Listen to our latest Oral History Podcast - Lori Buffington.

Library History Project - Learn about the history of your library. The library’s digital and oral history preservation project preserves documents and memories from your community library’s four decades of service in Washington County. Special features of the program include:

Past Events & Activities:

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner - 40 Years of Service - April 9, 2014.

Star Wars Day - May 4, 2014.



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