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Mar
16
Tue
Supporting Dual Language Learners – Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Parents of children who are dual language learners often have questions about how to support their children’s bilingual development. Find answers to common questions and learn hands-on strategies to help promote your children learning and loving two or more languages!

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

Presenter: Dr. Dawn Hendricks co-wrote the country’s first bilingual Early Reading First project, leading a team that established 20 model bilingual classrooms that received national recognition. Dr. Hendricks co-wrote a booklet for parents Helping Your Child Learn Two Languages. earlylearningconsultantgroup.com

Mar
18
Thu
Diverse Reads Book Group (online)
Mar 18 @ 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.

The readings are all brief and take about 1-2 hours to read.

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.

March 18, 6:30-8:00 pm
New Worlds: Speculative Fiction from Diverse Authors 
3 short stories that fall into the speculative fiction genre from three authors of color

April 15, 6:30-8:00 pm
Queer Literature
3 short stories that present a diverse cross-section of queer lives.**

May 20, 6:30-8:00 pm
TBD
short stories or longread**

**The reading list will be updated 2-3 weeks prior to the book group meeting

Mar
21
Sun
Writers’ Mill (online)
Mar 21 @ 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.

Mar
26
Fri
Owl Book Group (online)
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us this month to discuss The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

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.

Mar
27
Sat
Voices in Verse Poetry Group (online)
Mar 27 @ 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.

Mar
31
Wed
Improving Your Soil (online)
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We may know that putting some effort into improving and maintaining our soil is going to pay off in the long run by reducing our need for additional fertilizers, supporting healthier plants and creating a more satisfying experience for us as gardeners. But how do we do it? An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will give you the “dirt” on good soil. Practical tips and techniques on how to improve your soil’s texture and structure, the use of compost and mulches, cover cropping and more will be discussed.

This workshop will be held online via Zoom.

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

Apr
15
Thu
Diverse Reads Book Group (online)
Apr 15 @ 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.

The readings are all brief and take about 1-2 hours to read.

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.

March 18, 6:30-8:00 pm
New Worlds: Speculative Fiction from Diverse Authors 
3 short stories that fall into the speculative fiction genre from three authors of color

April 15, 6:30-8:00 pm
Queer Literature
3 short stories that present a diverse cross-section of queer lives.**

May 20, 6:30-8:00 pm
TBD
short stories or longread**

**The reading list will be updated 2-3 weeks prior to the book group meeting

Apr
18
Sun
Writers’ Mill (online)
Apr 18 @ 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

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.