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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.
Each Thursday in April we’ll present a film about the Holocaust.
Join us in the Rines Auditorium at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6.) Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.
Maine Community Law Center Series
Tuesday Nights, Meeting Room # 3
In this series, attorneys from Maine Community Law Center will provide informative workshops on the divorce after 50, how to legally break off a relationship, immigration facts and your rights regarding interacting with law enforcement.
Death Cafes are not grief sessions or bereavement groups, but rather 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.
Love music? Love to dance? Love to sing? Want to jam in music or dance while getting to know neighbors with other cultural, musical, and dance backgrounds? Come to the First Friday Cross-Cultural Open Music & Dance Jam hosted by the Portland Culture Exchange and the Portland Public Library! Just bring your instrument, body, or voice, think of any of your favorite songs, tunes, or melodies, and come ready for a party!
The Portland Culture Exchange exists to build friendships between New Mainers and American-born Mainers. Throughout the summer we hosted First Friday street jams in Monument Square. We are excited to try an indoor, winter jam Friday, February 3rd from 6-8pm at the Portland Public Library. All are welcome and encouraged to come play, dance or watch!
Formerly known as the Brown Bag Lecture Series, our new Literary Lunch Series is held at noon the last Wednesday of each month. We host authors with newly released work in conversation with a literary friend, colleague or critic.
Tax filing season runs through April 18.
Keep reading to find all of the information you need to file your taxes.
Join one of our ongoing bookgroups at our branches, or let us help your bookgroup with suggestions for what to read, book sets you can borrow, advice on bookgroup strategy, and extra copies to supply you.
Race and Justice in America is a Maine Humanities Council “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion series taking place at the Main Library from January 23-April 10 2017. The book discussions will be facilitated by Dr. Leroy Rowe, Assistant Professor of African-American History & Politics at USM. This series is now at full capacity with registrants and will be a registrant-only event.
Portland Public Library and the Portland Press Herald team up once again to present “Photos of the Year” an exhibit of the newspaper’s best photos of 2016 and a review of what the year entailed. On view in the Lewis Gallery January 6th – February 18th 2017.
Join us for a series of films from California Newsreel documenting the people and events of the Civil Rights Movement.
Thursday nights at 6:30 pm. Free and open to the public.
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