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Portland is a City of Readers! The Library is your partner to explore, research, and share the love of reading and learning. We love recommending what to read next, what’s popular and what’s lesser known, and what’s going on in the library and the community for our adult patrons.

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During the month of June, PPL will showing movies, having discussions, and we will also be displaying panels of the AIDS Quilt. Come join us in celebrating the LGBTQ community! 

Pride month @ PPL, all events are free and open to the public.

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Poetry Aloud

At Poetry Aloud, Portland Public Library’s community takes to the microphone to share favorite poetry by published poets. Next Event: Poetry Aloud: Pride! Thursday, June 11, 2015

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Join us in June for Thursday Night Pride Films where we will watch feature films and documentaries focusing on LGBTQ life!

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Portland Public Library is celebrating Pride month!

During the month of June, PPL will showing movies, having discussions and even displaying panels of the AIDS Quilt. Come join us in celebrating the LGBTQ community!


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Join one of our ongoing bookgroups at our branches, or let us help your bookgroup with suggestions for what to read, advice on bookgroup strategy, and extra copies to supply you.

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THANK YOU for making Portland’s first maker fair a HUGE success!

Makers@PPL had over 65 organizations, businesses, and creative individuals participate and present to one of the biggest events the library has ever had. Check back soon for information about the day…and more to come for next year!

A big thank you to our sponsors: Port Island Realty,  Open Bench Project, & Maine State Library.


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The Portland Public Library offers classes for all levels of computer users.  Advance registration is required– please call 871-1700 x 708, or stop by the public computing desk at the main library to get on the roster.

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The Friday Local Author Series is held from 12pm-1pm in the Main Library’s Meeting Room 5.

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The Library is pleased to partner with Cornerstones of Science to offer monthly Science Cafes on a wide range of issues and topics of interest to our community.

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Our Places, Our Times : Portland Through the Decades, 1930s – 2000s is an comprised of series of photos pulled from the Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negative Collection: Portland Public Library Special Collections.

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