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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 fellow Mainers for a statewide Summer Reading program, in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council, and the Maine State Library.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. Click this highlight to learn how to enroll.
Earth Day is April 22nd and PPL is celebrating with public programs and resources throughout the month.
Our Book of the Week project is created by Reader’s Advisory staff and is focused on sharing one great book from the library’s collections each week. The book might be fiction or nonfiction, a new title or an older gem from the stacks. You can see a photo of each new book of the week and a list of the books in our library catalog here.
Tax filing season runs from February 12 to May 17, 2021
Portland Public Library and all of its branches have 1040 Federal Tax Forms and limited copies of the 1040 Federal instruction booklets and 1099-MISC forms available to pick up. To request tax documents please contact the Information and Research desk. We are happy to help!
Due to coronavirus related precautions, the AARP Tax-Aide will not be available through Portland Public Library this year.
Find the most trusted websites and resources about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination, from around the world and in your community.
The fourth annual Portland Public Library Reading Challenge is here! 24 books, 12 months – will you accept the challenge?
In the spirit of thankfulness, Portland Public Library shares the various different technologies that we’re thankful for!
At this time, many cultural institutions and artists have been sharing content for free, online. This curated link to free entertainment for you and yours includes music, art, film, and more. There’s a lot to explore!
Are you looking to improve your computer skills? Check out this highlight to learn about some useful resources that will help you do so!
Up Next at the Library:
(Virtual) Spotlight Lecture Series: Jenny Offill talks about Weather with the BTS Center
(virtual) Literary Lunch: Brock Clarke discusses I, Grape; Or the Case For Fiction with Sarah Domet
Noonday Concert Series Online – Timothy Burris