Saturday, April 25, the annual Urban Runoff 5K and Green Neighbor Family Fest will take place at Deering High School across from the Burbank Branch. Both lanes of Stevens Ave between Pleasant and Higgins will be closed to traffic from 7am-3pm. Side streets, including Orkney, will be open to local traffic. Please use care entering or leaving the Burbank parking lot.
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National Novel Writing Month Film Series

Thursday, November 07 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Main Library
Audience: Adults

To celebrate National Novel Writing Month in November, the Portland Public Library presents a film series about writers.  Join us for three films that center around writing a book.  Each film will be shown in the Rines Auditorium from 7:30-9:00pm.

Nov. 7: Adaptation
Rated R.  114 minute running time.
A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book The Orchid Thief.  Starring Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, and Chris Cooper.

Nov. 14: Shadowlands
Rated PG-13. 131 minute running time.
C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger and Julian Fellowes.
Introduction by Abraham Schechter, PPL staff member and Lewis Scholar

Nov. 21: Capote
Rated R.  114 minute running time.
During his research for his book In Cold Blood, an account of the murder of a Kansas family, Truman Capote develops a close relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers.  Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Colling Jr., and Catherine Keener.