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Brown Bag Lecture Series

Portland Public Library’s Brown Bag Lecture Series features bi-weekly reading and question-and-answer sessions with authors from around the nation as well as those who hail from right here in Maine.

All Brown Bag Lectures are free to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch; coffee provided by Coffee By Design. Special thanks to our Brown Bag Lecture Series coffee sponsor, Coffee by Design, and welcome to our new refreshment sponsor, Whole Foods. Books on sale at each lecture courtesy of Longfellow Books, who generously donates a portion of the proceeds to the Portland Public Library. Questions about our Brown Bag Lectures or to be added to our weekly calendar e-mail, please send us an e-mail.

      

Upcoming Events:
Apr30
Katharine Britton speaks about “Little Island”
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
May07
Judith Nies speaks about "Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the Fate of the West"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
May21
Kate Christensen speaks about "Blue Plate Special"
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
Jun04
Tara Smith and Allison Pray speak about "Standard Baking Pastries"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Kids & Families, Seniors
Jun18
Thomas Mickey speaks about "America's Romance with the English Garden"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Kids & Families, Seniors
Jun26
Andre Dubus III speaks about "Dirty Love"
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
Jul02
Mike Bond speaks about "The Last Savanna"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Kids & Families, Seniors
Jul16
Andrew Vietze speaks about "Boon Island: A True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Kids & Families, Seniors
Aug13
Paul Betit speaks about "The Man in the Canal"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
Aug20
Peter Korn speaks about "Why We Make Things and Why it Matters "
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
Aug27
Paul Doiron speaks about "The Bone Orchard"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
Sep03
Crash Barry speaks about "Marijuana Valley"
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
Sep10
Debby Irving and Shay Stewart-Bouley speak about "Waking up White"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
Sep24
James Hayman speaks about "Darkness First"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
Oct08
Earl Smith speaks about "More Dam Trouble"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
Oct22
Bill Roorbach speaks about "The Remedy of Love"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors