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:
Sep24
James Hayman speaks about "Darkness First"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Seniors
Oct08
Earl Smith speaks about "More Dam Trouble"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Seniors
Oct22
Bill Roorbach speaks about "The Remedy for Love"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults 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.
Nov05
Jim Witherell speaks about "Ed Muskie: Made in Maine"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults 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.
Nov19
Gail Gutradt speaks about "In a Rocket Made of Ice: Among the Children of Wat Opot"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman’s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia—a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles.