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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.

 

Our Literary Lunch Series is held at noon the last Wednesday of each month. We host New England authors with recently-released work in conversation with a literary friend, colleague or critic. Bring your lunch and join us!

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Portland Press Herald’s Photos of the Year will be on display in the Lewis Gallery from January 4-February 23, 2019.

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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.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) together with the Portland Public Library will host a series of information and outreach session at the Portland Public Library.

 

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The second annual Portland Public Library Reading Challenge is here! We have selected 24 book prompts and we challenge you to read one book from each category throughout the year. That’s just two books a month – will you accept the challenge?

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On Thursday nights in January, the Library presents films about the people and events of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Linda Aldrich, Portland’s Poet Laureate, hosts a series of poetry readings that feature a range of local voices through varying themes and collaborations of poets.

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Founded in 1995, the Portland Conservatory of Music is a nonprofit community music school.  They educate through musical instruction and concert performances. The Noonday Concert Series offers free access to performances by the Conservatory’s talented faculty, arguably among Maine’s most esteemed musicians.  The weekly concerts are held in downtown Portland throughout the academic year.  The series has always been an integral part of the Conservatory’s mission to provide equal access to quality music and highlight its talented faculty and students.

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This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council.

 

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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.

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Up Next at the Library:
Feb20
Journaling in the Library5:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Feb21
Business Data Mini-Workshop12:00pm - 1:30pm
meeting room (3)
Feb21
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Contact the Librarian
Sarah Skawinski, MLIS   Email »
Literature & Language Librarian
207-871-1700 x726
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