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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.
Each summer we screen this award winning documentary series about a wide variety of subjects with our partners at POV weeks before the films air on PBS. The films are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm in the Rines Auditorium unless noted otherwise.
Take the PPL Adult Summer Reading Challenge June 18-August 12, 2017 and explore a diverse world of genres, authors, formats, & styles. Register, download the Reading Challenge List, connect with PPL librarians, & join our Facebook Group for virtual booktalk with other Portland readers.
Formerly known as the Brown Bag Lecture Series, our new 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!
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.
Join Pride@PPL and Pride Portland for a month of LGBTQ programming at the library! Don’t miss our month-long Pride Film Series, the Pride Portland history night showing of Pay it No Mind, Drag Queen Story Time at the Bookmobile during the Pride Festival, and the Many Voices Teen Book Group’s discussion of When the Moon Was Ours!
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.
Calling all writers! Are you looking for someone to critique your work? Interested in meeting other writers? Searching for inspiration and collaboration? Meet up with like-minded locals at Portland Public Library to discuss authors and ideas and listen to and inspire one another!
Torres meets Tárrega: Spanish Guitar Music of Francisco Tárrega and contemporaries
Tuesday, July 11th at 1pm in the Lewis Gallery
“What’s so ‘early’ about Early Music?”
Tuesday, July 25th at 1pm in the Rines Auditorium
An Age of Invention: Music of 17th-Century Italy for ‘Cello and Theorbo
Tuesday, August 22nd at 1pm in the Lewis Gallery
Community Concerts are off-site performances by the advanced young musicians who come to the Festival each summer from conservatories and graduate schools all over the world. Concerts feature a variety of traditional classical repertoire and are typically about 45 minutes in length.
The event is free for all to attend.
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.
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