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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:
The Shining Sea
12:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Seniors In "The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex During the War of 1812", award-winning historian George C. Daughan tells the full story of Porter's thrilling, action-packed voyage.
Katharine Britton to speak about book “Little Island” at the Brown Bag Lecture Series
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors