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.

 

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Learn English with others! Sign up for a class at one of these local organizations.

Apprendre l’anglais avec d’autres! Inscrivez-vous à un cours dans l’une de ces organisations locales.

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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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Are you looking for a fun excuse to get outside this spring? Join us in the City Nature Challenge April 26-30, when 9 Maine counties will go toe-to-toe with some of the world’s biggest cities in a biodiversity celebration and competition.

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An exploration of films about rock music, the people who create it and the people who love it.

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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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Portland Public Library has organized a month-long lineup of engaging poetry readings and panel discussions for National Poetry Month. Join the celebration by attending one of these events and be inspired to celebrate poetry all year long!

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Learn English at your own pace online.

Apprenez l’anglais à votre rythme en ligne.

 

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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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In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are pleased to present a reading of new works by Betsy Sholl, Richard Foerster, Elizabeth Tibbetts, and Jeffrey Thompson, followed by thoughtful conversation about the craft of poetry. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served.

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In honor of National Poetry Month, Wesley McNair will offer a recollection of his literary friendship with poets Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon. Interspersing his account with poems and personal anecdotes, McNair will show how he and his New Hampshire neighbors developed as poets of place.

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Up Next at the Library:
Apr24
One-on-One Technology Tutoring10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library
Apr24
Literary Lunch: Susan Conley talks about Elsey Come Home with Mary Pols12:00pm - 1:00pm
Literary Lunch: Susan Conley talks about Elsey Come Home with Mary Pols
From the PPL blog:
And Then Our Singing: Poetry Staff Picks
Library staff members reflect on poetry in April.   More »
Women’s History: Staff Picks
Women's History Month: Staff Picks   More »
Contact the Librarian
Sarah Skawinski, MLIS   Email »
Literature & Language Librarian
207-871-1700 x726
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