Jan
25
Sat
Voices in Verse Poetry Group @ Cedar Mill Library
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Voices in Verse Poetry Group @ Cedar Mill Library | Portland | Oregon | United States

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. Newcomers welcome!

Jan
28
Tue
Technology Open Lab @ Cedar Mill Library
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Technology Open Lab @ Cedar Mill Library | Portland | Oregon | United States

Need help getting your digital photos organized, adding an app to your smartphone or updating your email contacts?

Cedar Mill Library offers drop-in Technology Open Lab twice a week. Open Lab is perfect for getting started with basic computer skills and working with devices like tablets and smartphones.

Technology Open Lab meets on Tuesday mornings, 10 am – Noon downstairs by the Reference Desk and Thursday afternoons, 3-5 pm in the upstairs meeting room.

Volunteers and staff will be available to answer questions. Bring your own computer, tablet, smart phone or e-reader 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 or call 503-644-0043 X114.

Jan
30
Thu
Technology Open Lab @ Cedar Mill Library
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Technology Open Lab @ Cedar Mill Library | Portland | Oregon | United States

Need help getting your digital photos organized, adding an app to your smartphone or updating your email contacts?

Cedar Mill Library offers drop-in Technology Open Lab twice a week. Open Lab is perfect for getting started with basic computer skills and working with devices like tablets and smartphones.

Technology Open Lab meets on Tuesday mornings, 10 am – Noon downstairs by the Reference Desk and Thursday afternoons, 3-5 pm in the upstairs meeting room.

Volunteers and staff will be available to answer questions. Bring your own computer, tablet, smart phone or e-reader 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 or call 503-644-0043 X114.

Jan
31
Fri
Owl Book Group @ Cedar Mill Library
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Owl Book Group @ Cedar Mill Library | Portland | Oregon | United States

You are invited to join the Owl Book Group for a great book discussion held monthly in the library’s 2nd floor Lewis Community Room. Unless otherwise noted, the group typically meets on the last Friday of each month. Newcomers are always welcome!

The Owls kick off the New Year with a discussion of The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt.

13-year-old Theo Decker miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by a longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into an insular art community.

From the streets of New York to the dark corners of the art underworld, this “soaring masterpiece” examines the devastating impact of grief and the ruthless machinations of fate.

For a complete list of titles, past and present, click here.

Feb
4
Tue
Technology Open Lab @ Cedar Mill Library
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Technology Open Lab @ Cedar Mill Library | Portland | Oregon | United States

Need help getting your digital photos organized, adding an app to your smartphone or updating your email contacts?

Cedar Mill Library offers drop-in Technology Open Lab twice a week. Open Lab is perfect for getting started with basic computer skills and working with devices like tablets and smartphones.

Technology Open Lab meets on Tuesday mornings, 10 am – Noon downstairs by the Reference Desk and Thursday afternoons, 3-5 pm in the upstairs meeting room.

Volunteers and staff will be available to answer questions. Bring your own computer, tablet, smart phone or e-reader 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 or call 503-644-0043 X114.

Feb
6
Thu
Technology Open Lab @ Cedar Mill Library
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Technology Open Lab @ Cedar Mill Library | Portland | Oregon | United States

Need help getting your digital photos organized, adding an app to your smartphone or updating your email contacts?

Cedar Mill Library offers drop-in Technology Open Lab twice a week. Open Lab is perfect for getting started with basic computer skills and working with devices like tablets and smartphones.

Technology Open Lab meets on Tuesday mornings, 10 am – Noon downstairs by the Reference Desk and Thursday afternoons, 3-5 pm in the upstairs meeting room.

Volunteers and staff will be available to answer questions. Bring your own computer, tablet, smart phone or e-reader 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 or call 503-644-0043 X114.

Songwriters in the Round @ Bethany Library Annex
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Songwriters in the Round • Hosted by the ambassador of song, Steve Hale

Join us for an evening with three local songwriters, each taking turns playing an original composition and sharing the personal story that led to its creation. Here’s our line-up:

An Oregon native, Steve Hale has been a singer, songwriter and producer in the Northwest for many years. He’s played and toured in many different bands with varying styles: from soul, to power pop (Kashmir), to glam funk (RIA), to bringing it back to the source with a single guitar and voice. www.stevehale.com

Jacob Westfall is a young veteran of the Portland music scene. After appearances on shows like NBC’s The Voice (S12) and ABC’s American Idol (S1) Jacob needed a change and escape from musical burnout. Often seen as one of Portland’s hardest working musicians, he has gained recognition as one of the Pacific Northwest’s fastest growing singer-songwriters and can be seen performing regularly at festivals throughout the area.

Portland native Crystal Lariza has been frequenting the Northwest music scene for over a decade. She has rocked the stages from Portland’s Star Theater to Rocky Grass Festival in Lyons, Colorado playing with several major Portland projects such as Cooper and the Jam, Shiny Stone, the Lariza Sisters and her current bands – Corner, a folk pop five piece and Never Come Down, a six piece Americana-Bluegrass band.

Ages 14+

Feb
7
Fri
AARP Smart Driver Course – Registration Required @ Cedar Mill Library
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers, age 50 and older. Course evaluations show that 97% of participants changed at least one driving habit as a result of what they learned. Registration is required and there is a fee of $20 ($15 for AARP members). The class runs 9 AM- 4 PM with an hour for lunch included. NOTE: the library does not handle registration for this class. To register, please email instructor Bob Nix at nixrw@comcast.net.

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Ongoing adult events

All events are at Cedar Mill’s main location, except where noted.

Owl Book Group

See Current Selections

Our book group typically meets on the last Friday of each month at 10:30am. Newcomers welcome!

Contact the reference desk with questions: 503-644-0043 x114.

See past titles and more on our Book Clubs page.

Technology Open Lab

Our drop-in Technology Open Lab programs are perfect for getting started on basic skills or working on a specific project like setting up an email account or formatting your resume.  Use one of our laptops or bring your own device.  We assist with all kinds of gadgets like smartphones, tablets, ereaders, and cameras.
At Cedar Mill Tuesday mornings from 10am-noon and Thursday afternoons, 3-5 pm in the upstairs meeting room.
Contact the reference desk with questions: 503-644-0043, x114.

Find more computer classes on our Technology Learning page.

Voices in Verse

Our poetry group meets the 4th Saturday of each month at 10:30am.
Join us for open mic poetry. Come and read or just listen.
Contact the reference desk with questions: 503-644-0043 x114.

Writers’ Mill

The Writers’ Mill meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1-3 pm. 
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.
Group website: portlandwritersmill.org
See the group’s anthologies in the library catalog.
For details, or to get a 1-page info sheet, contact Sheila Deeth, Facilitator, at SheilaD (at) portlandwritersmill (dot) org.