Brown Bag Lecture Series
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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 (unless specifically noted as a fundraiser). Because they usually take place over the lunch hour, 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:
Jan14
Brock Clarke speaks about "The Happiest People in the World"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Join us at noon as Brock Clarke talks about his book, "The Happiest People in the World," a darkly funny tale of paranoia and the all-American obsession with security and the conspiracies that threaten it.
Jan28
Margaret A. Hogan speaks about "A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Join us at noon as Margaret A. Hogan talks about her book, "A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams," which seeks to share Adams's remarkable experiences in her own words.
Feb11
Cathie Pelletier speaks about her book, "A Year After Henry"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Cathie Pelletier will be here at noon to talk about her book, "A Year After Henry," a witty and refreshingly candid portrait of grief, intergenerational conflict, and the impact one person can have on those he loved.