11/20/20: Use these quick links to find PPL Services during COVID19.
PPL To Go: How to pickup your requests and book appointments if needed.
Public computers and PPL Printing To Go are available at the Main Library on Congress St.
COVID19 Resources: Find trusted information and city/state updates, with some information available in many languages.
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Adults

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.

 

In the spirit of thankfulness, Portland Public Library shares the various different technologies that we’re thankful for!

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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!

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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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Are you looking to improve your computer skills? Check out this highlight to learn about some useful resources that will help you do so!

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One Day at a Time, an exhibit in the Library’s atrium windows, serves to reaffirm the values of the Portland Public Library. Collaboration, Sustainability, Freedom, and Inclusivity is the foundation upon which this exhibition has been built.

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The Featured App of the Month is a new series where we highlight apps that we would like to make our community aware of. These apps can be educational, useful, interesting, or just plain fun! All apps featured are available on iOS and Android, and are always free.

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Isolating Together is Portland Public Library’s digital archive where we collect stories from you, our community members, about how COVID-19 is impacting your life. Browse the collection and learn about how YOU can submit!

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Are you unsure of what to read next? 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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The words "Spotlight Lecture Series" on a black and teal background.

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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Our Literary Lunch Series is held at noon the third 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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Up Next at the Library:
Dec02
Sustainability Series: One Climate Future, Charting a Course for Portland and South Portland5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sustainability Series: One Climate Future, Charting a Course for Portland and South Portland
Dec03
Noonday Concert Series Online - Ben Noyes12:00pm - 5:00pm
Noonday Concert Series Online – Ben Noyes
Dec03
Life, Even So: Living Through a Health Trauma7:00pm - 8:00pm
Peaks Island Branch
From the PPL blog:
Native Experiences: Braiding Sweetgrass
A short history of Wabanaki basketmaking.   More »
One Long River of Song: November Staff Picks
Portland Public Library workers share their staff picks of favorite library materials.   More »
Native Experiences: Veterans Day
Celebrating Native American Veterans   More »
Contact the Librarian
Rebecca Starr   Email »
Literature & Language Librarian
207-871-1700 x728
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