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Dec
16
Wed
Game Night: Bring Your Own Book (online)
Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring Your Own Book is the game of borrowed phrases, where players search through books for text to take way out of context.

Players will hear a prompt, then race to find the best phrase in their own book that satisfies that prompt. What’s the tastiest “name for a candy bar” in that history book? How quickly can you find “lyrics from a country western song” in your dog-training guide? What kind of “advice for graduating seniors” will appear in your anthology of limericks?

To play, you’ll need a few books or magazines on hand.

This game night will be held online via Zoom.

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

Dec
17
Thu
Diverse Reads Book Group (online)
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Diverse Reads Book Group (online)

Diverse Reads is a new monthly reading group hosted online by Cedar Mill Community. Join a community of readers in exploring and discussing a variety of written works, including short stories, nonfiction, poetry and fiction that fairly represents the perspective of marginalized groups. Selections will seek to embrace diversity in its many forms.

Discussions will take place via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month (4th Thursday in October). Register for the sessions to receive the Zoom link.

Thursday, October 22, 6:30 – 8 pm
Immigrant Voices: 3 Short Stories

We Refugees by Hannah Arendt (available online and recorded reading of essay through Chicago Humanities Festival)
A Ride Out of Phrao by Dina Nayeri (available online via LitHub or in WCCLS catalog)
Surrendering by Ocean Vuong (available online via New Yorker)

If you need print copies of these articles, please contact event organizer.

Thursday, November 19, 6:30 -8 pm
Poetry, Protest and Race: Audre Lorde

Poetry is Not a Luxury by Audre Lorde (published in Sister Outsider)
Six poems by Audre Lorde -full list will be emailed upon registration (Available online through the Poetry Foundation and in Collected Works of Audre Lorde)

Thursday, December 17, 6:30 -8 pm
Native American Author
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Waller Kimmerer

Thursday, January 21, 6:30 -8 pm
Latin American Author
Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia

**The reading list will be updated with the remaining dates by October 30. **

Dec
18
Fri
Owl Book Group (online)
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us this month to discuss Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver.

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive e-mail 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 e-mail laurab@wccls.org to receive a link for the event a few days before it happens.

The group typically meets on the last Friday of each month. Newcomers are always welcome!

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

Dec
20
Sun
Writers’ Mill (online)
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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. Newcomers welcome!

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive e-mail from the Writer’s Mill, you’ll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event.

If you’re new, welcome! Please e-mail laurab@wccls.org to receive a link and password for the event a few days before it happens.

Group website: portlandwritersmill.org

See the group’s anthologies in the library catalog.

For more information, contact group facilitator Sheila Deeth at SheilaD@portlandwritersmill.org.

Dec
24
Thu
Libraries & Second Edition Closed
Dec 24 all-day

Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries and Second Edition Resale will be closed for the holiday and reopen the following day.

Dec
25
Fri
Libraries & Second Edition Closed
Dec 25 all-day

Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries and Second Edition Resale will be closed for the holiday and reopen the following day.

Dec
26
Sat
Voices in Verse Poetry Group (online)
Dec 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites. The group meets on the fourth Saturday morning of each month.

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 laurab@wccls.org to receive a link and password for the event a few days before it happens.

Jan
17
Sun
Writers’ Mill (online)
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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. Newcomers welcome!

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive e-mail from the Writer’s Mill, you’ll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event.

If you’re new, welcome! Please e-mail laurab@wccls.org to receive a link and password for the event a few days before it happens.

Group website: portlandwritersmill.org

See the group’s anthologies in the library catalog.

For more information, contact group facilitator Sheila Deeth at SheilaD@portlandwritersmill.org.

See All Library Events

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.