Wednesday, December 10, 2008

12/19-3/22: Winter Reading & Arts Festival at Cedar Mill

Cedar Mill Community Library is presenting its Winter Reading and Arts Festival once again. It runs from December 19, 2008 to March 22, 2009, and there's a lot going on. A line-up of performances and activities from around the world!

Your Library Brings You the World! is this year's theme. The festival combines literature and reading enjoyment with programs by local artists and performers who reflect Cedar Mill and Bethany's multicultural dimensions. Cedar Mill's goal is to enhance cultural learning experiences and build awareness of the impact of arts, heritage and humanities on our community’s quality of life, sense of place, and community identity.

The reading portion of this year’s Festival will center on the Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family, by Lauren Kessler. This book, selected for the statewide 2009 Oregon Reads project, tells the story of an immigrant family in the Pacific Northwest.

Cedar Mill will be producing an oral history project. If you are an immigrant or the child of an immigrant, they invite you to tell your story by participating in the project.

The festival kicks off with a performance by Celtic Muse.

The full calendar is available on the Cedar Mill Community Library's website. There is also an RSS feed at

The Cedar Mill Community Library is located at 12505 NW Cornell Road (just north of Cornell on Saltzman Road, on the east side of the road).