UPDATE 4/3: NEW DATE: All Library locations are closed until Monday, May 4. As we receive new information, we will update you on our website and social media. Please hold onto all library materials as staff will not be in the building. There will be no overdue fees incurred during this time. See our COVID-19 information page for links to current health information. Reference will be answering questions Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm, 871-1700 x725. If you would like to open a temporary eResource library card, please email us at lending@portlib.org
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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.

 

For your viewing enjoyment, here are some major library collections of digitized rare books and prints.

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Simplify Your Spending and Saving Strategies during COVID-19 Pandemic

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Virtual Business Data Workshop.

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COVID-19 has changed our normal routines. You may be feeling lonely, anxious, and exhausted. Here are some resources to help manage stress and uncertainty.

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Looking for ways to stay active throughout your day? Try some of these free resources to get you hiking, dancing, meditating, and more!

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How can we keep ourselves engaged, calm, and happy when we spend most of the day in isolation? Portland Public Library staff share some of their favorite websites and apps for learning a new skill, having fun in nature, and making each other laugh.

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PPL offers many sources for your genealogy research, via the Library’s Portland Room. In addition to books, periodicals, and microfilms- here is a list of web sites you can freely access from outside the Library.

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Learn a new language! Fix your lawnmower! Pickle those carrots in your refrigerator! Make, Learn, Fix! is a list of library resources that can support your hobbies and to-do lists.

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Can’t get to the library but still need to satisfy all of your bookish needs? Never fear, these awesome eResources are here! Check out this link for the library’s digital catalog, always-available eBooks & eAudiobooks, freebies from subscription services, book talk podcasts, virtual book groups, and more.

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Simplify Your Spending and Saving Strategies during COVID-19 Pandemic10:00am - 11:00am
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