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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 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.
Portland Public Library invites the Greater Portland community to enhance our public life by choosing civility! Join us as we engage in lively conversation on a variety of topics important to our community.
On Thursday nights in November, the Library will present a series of films about food. Join us at 6:30 pm. All films are free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.
Calling all writers! Are you looking for someone to critique your work? Interested in meeting other writers? Searching for inspiration and collaboration? Meet up with like-minded locals at Portland Public Library to discuss authors and ideas and listen to and inspire one another!
Greater Portland’s only writing group dedicated to journal and memoir writing! Journalists will be encouraged to produce creative, reflective writing through the use of autobiographic and historic elements in PPL’s collections: this includes memoirs, archives, journalism, letter correspondence, and the history of writing in material culture.
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We bring you thousands of artists and titles, all genres – Explore and enjoy them, always available, no waiting lists.
Sustainability (from sustain and ability) is the endurance of systems and processes through time. The Portland Sustainability Series will present a diversity of speakers to share different aspects of the work moving Maine to greater endurance and sustainability. Please join the Portland Public Library and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative as we engage in these important issues and conversations.
Read on to find out about the current varieties of seeds available to borrowers, and some growing tips. Check out is at the Main Library Reference desk.
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