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Portland is a City of Readers! The Library is your partner to explore, research, and share the love of reading and learning. We love recommending what to read next, what’s popular and what’s lesser known, and what’s going on in the library and the community for our adult patrons.
Join Maine Medical Center, The University of New England, and Portland Public Library for our fourth annual Community Health Fair! This event is free and open to all.
Death Cafes are interesting and inviting gatherings held around the world to increase awareness of the importance of making the most of this life as we ponder what we know of death.
Portland Public Library is hosting a Halloween-themed reading of short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with a haunted vibe, a gruesome twist, or a general fall feeling on October 24th from 6-7:30 pm. Interested writers may email their pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday, October 10th.
Join Good Shepherd Food Bank for Cooking Matters, a one-hour class full of recipes and cooking tips. Complete the class and receive a $10 Hannaford gift card!
A series of films we wanted to watch but didn’t get the chance, for one reason or another.
The Library presents a series of classic horror films on Thursday nights in October, at 6:30 in the Rines Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided
Every year the Library celebrates banned Books with a series of films based on banned books. This year’s selections include such American classics as Huckleberry Finn and A Separate Peace, along with Brokeback Mountain and American Psycho. Join us on Thursday evenings at 6:30 in the Rines Auditorium. Screenings are free and refreshments are provided.
Looking for help with reading suggestions? Would you love to get a personalized list of ideas based on your own reading interests? Our Reader’s Advisory staff is here to help! We’re ready to put our professional book-matching skills to work.
Read ME is a statewide community read offered in partnership between the Maine Humanities Council and Maine State Library. Each summer a well-known Maine author recommends two titles by fellow Maine authors, and libraries around the state encourage everyone to read and discuss these books. We’re excited to be part of this community and we welcome you to join the conversation!
Portland Public Library hosts nationally touring authors at the Spotlight Series. Authors talk about newly released work followed by audience Q&A and a book signing. The series is co-hosted by Portland Public Library and sponsored by the Press Hotel and Bangor Savings Bank.
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