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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.

 

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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Portland Public Library’s 3D printing service is officially reinstated! Please read the guidelines to learn how to submit your file via email for printing. No experience with 3D printing is required — you can select a test print or have a staff member help you select a design from one of the many free libraries of 3D designs on the web. Please note that we do not ship and all items must be picked up at our downtown location, 5 Monument Square Portland, ME 04101.

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Are you exploring your options?  Short-term training certificates, or an associate or bachelor’s degree, may be more affordable then you think.

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MAPS – Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society.  Exhibit in the Lewis Gallery September 3 – 25, 2021.

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Find the jobs and training programs in your area, and have help updating your resume using the Department of Labor’s Maine JobLink

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Click here to find links to our community partners in the Greater Portland area, as well as links to national organizations.

 

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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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Whether you are looking to stay up on daily events or taking a deep dive into a particular issue, the Portland Public Library is a great place to start.

 

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The new exhibit in the Portland Room celebrates two centuries of printing in Portland. The photographs and published examples on display are drawn from our archival collections. Printing and bookbinding were integral to the city’s economy, and Exchange Street was our “printers’ row” in the 19th century.

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PPL offers three DiscoverME Adventure Backpacks, filled with all you need to explore your interest in birding, stargazing, or hiking. And now, PPL offers two handheld GPS devices so you’ll never lost your way!

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Up Next at the Library:
Sep28
Employment and Training Opportunities2:00pm - 3:00pm
Employment and Training Opportunities
Sep29
Freedom & Captivity: The Soundscape of American Hyperincarceration5:30pm - 7:00pm
Freedom & Captivity: The Soundscape of American Hyperincarceration
Sep30
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park12:00pm - 1:00pm
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park
From the PPL blog:
The Freedom to Read in Prison
Banned Books Week considers the freedom for everyone to read - including prison residents.   More »
Apple of My Pie: September Staff Picks
Our staff dives into reading ideas from our Children’s, Teen, and Adult Nonfiction.   More »
Remembering 9/11
Remembering 9/11   More »
Contact the Librarian
Sarah Skawinski   Email »
Adult Services Director
207-871-1700 x726
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