Adults

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.

 

Every third Thursday from October through March, the Portland Conservatory of Music brings its Noonday concert series to Portland Public Library’s Lewis Gallery.

Learn More »

Fall is in the air, so celebrate BooktoberFest with the Library! BooktoberFest includes a host of free activities over the weekend of Oct. 12-14 – and much more happening all month long with a special BooktoberFest flair!

Learn More »

Celebrate BooktoberFest with us as we explore the ever-popular short story format! UNH Humanities professor Kate Gaudet and Maine author Bill Roorbach will guide this interactive conversation featuring Roorbach’s recent collection The Girl of the Lake. Hosted by VIA at their 619 Congress Street location (the Baxter Building, home to PPL from 1889-1879) on Friday, October 13th, from 5-7pm.

Learn More »

Maine Community Law Center Series

Tuesday Nights, Meeting Room # 3

In this series, attorneys from Maine Community Law Center will provide informative workshops on the divorce after 50, how to legally break off a relationship, immigration facts and your rights regarding interacting with law enforcement.

Learn More »

Our 16 Counties Poetry reading series brings a range of poets from throughout Maine to the library. On October 21, Franklin County poets Shana Youngdahl and meg willing share their projected art and spoken poetry project, (in)visible sisters.

Learn More »

Join us on Thursday evenings at 6:30 for a series of films based on banned books, ranging from American classics such as “The Great Gatsby” to horror master Stephen King’s thriller “Misery.” Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

Learn More »

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.

Learn More »

Portland Public Library is currently seeking short fiction and poetry submissions with a haunted vibe, a gruesome ending, or a shocking twist for a Halloween-themed reading on October 24th from 6-7pm.

Learn More »

Join author Anne Sibley O’Brien as she discusses her lifelong relationship with South Korea, her empathy for the people of North Korea, and her new novel for all ages, In the Shadow of the Sun. O’Brien is joined by Tufts University professor, Sung-Yoon Lee, an expert on the international politics of the Korean peninsula.

Learn More »

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.

Learn More »
Up Next at the Library:
Oct19
Legos @ Burbank3:00pm - 5:00pm
Burbank Branch
Oct19
Adult Knitting Group at Riverton6:30pm - 7:30pm
Riverton Branch
From the PPL blog:
Maine Citizen’s Guide to the November 7, 2017 Referendum Election
Please find a copy of the Maine Citizen's Guide to the November 7, 2017 Referendum Election.   More »
Contact the team leader
Sarah Skawinski, MLIS   Email »
Literature & Language Librarian
207-871-1700 x726
More Contacts »
Connect with the Library: