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.

 

Dr. Dan Gunn, professor of English at the University of Maine at Farmington, will read and discuss key sentences of Jane Austen’s late masterpiece Persuasion on Saturday, December 15th at 1pm in the Rines Auditorium. Please join us for a tea party following the book discussion to celebrate Austen’s 243rd birthday – featuring cake and selfies with Jane!

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On Thursday nights in January, the Library presents films about the people and events of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Portland Public Library is excited to host National Book Award-winning author Phillip Hoose for a special lunchtime discussion of his latest work of nonfiction, Attucks: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City.

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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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Our Literary Lunch Series is held at noon the last 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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Founded in 1995, the Portland Conservatory of Music is a nonprofit community music school.  They educate through musical instruction and concert performances. The Noonday Concert Series offers free access to performances by the Conservatory’s talented faculty, arguably among Maine’s most esteemed musicians.  The weekly concerts are held in downtown Portland throughout the academic year.  The series has always been an integral part of the Conservatory’s mission to provide equal access to quality music and highlight its talented faculty and students.

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This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council.

 

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Download free eBooks and eAudiobooks to your phone or tablet from cloudLibrary. This service is offered in partnership with other Maine libraries, but some content is exclusively available to Portland Public Library cardholders.
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Men Connect provides a safe space and opportunity for men to have unifying, constructive, and contemplative conversations about their experiences of masculinity.

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Looking for help with reading suggestions? Would you love to get a personalized list of ideas based on your own reading interests? 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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Up Next at the Library:
Nov20
Main Library Book Group5:30pm - 6:30pm
meeting room (2)
Nov22
Closed for Thanksgiving Day12:00am - 11:59pm
Main Library
Nov23
Technology Tutoring2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
From the PPL blog:
New From Videoport and the Portland Public Library
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The 1968 Project – October
The 1968 Project aims to highlight some of the historic events of the year.   More »
Maine Citizen’s Guide to the Referendum Election, November 6, 2018
Maine Citizen’s Guide to the November 6, 2018 referendum Election.   More »
Contact the Librarian
Sarah Skawinski, MLIS   Email »
Literature & Language Librarian
207-871-1700 x726
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