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.
Bill Roorbach speaks about "The Remedy for Love"12:00pm - 1:00pmLocation: Main Library
Intensely moving, frequently funny, The Remedy for Love is a harrowing story about the truths we reveal when there is no time or space for artifice.
Jim Witherell speaks about "Ed Muskie: Made in Maine"12:00pm - 1:00pmLocation: Main Library
This insightful biography covers the life and career of Edmund "Ed" Muskie, from his childhood in Rumford, Maine, to his years as the governor of Maine.
Brock Clarke speaks about "The Happiest People in the World"12:00pm - 1:00pmLocation: Main Library
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.
Cathie Pelletier speaks about her book, "A Year After Henry"12:00pm - 1:00pmLocation: Main Library
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.