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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.
The Maine Comics Arts Festival returns to the Portland Public Library on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10:00-4:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature over 100 comic creators, publishers and cartoonists.
The Portland Poet Laureate is an honorary position given every 2 years to a resident of the Greater Portland area who is both an accomplished poet and an excellent ambassador within the community. Portland’s current poet laureate is Gibson Fay-LeBlanc. We are now accepting nominations for Portland’s new poet laureate!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Calling all adventurists, all travelers, all writers! Portland Public Library is currently seeking short fiction and poetry submissions with a travel theme for a public reading on June 14th from 6-7pm.
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and Pride@PPL is excited to partner with our local community organizations for a month of programming at the library! Join us in June for events for all ages, and make sure to catch us with the Bookmobile in the Pride Portland parade & festival!
Join one of our ongoing book groups at our branches, or let us help your book group with suggestions for what to read, book sets you can borrow, advice on book group strategy, and extra copies to supply you.
Join us for Lunch Bytes, a 1-hour hands-on FREE mini-workshop at the Portland Public Library
The Business Data Workshop with PPL Business Team Leader will show you how to find in-depth information to help you launch or grow your business.
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!
The first annual Portland Public Library Reading Challenge is here! We have selected 24 book prompts and we challenge you to read one book from each category throughout the year. That’s just two books a month – will you accept the challenge?
USCIS personnel from the Portland Field Office will be on hand to provide case status updates as well as to provide general information and answer questions.
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From the PPL blog:
In May library staff shares new nonfiction picks and reading ideas. More »
The League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund has released its Easy-to-Read Voter Guide 2018. More »