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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.

Portland Public Library partners once again with PBS to present the POV Documentary Film Series.  These films are screened at the library before they air on national television. Join us to watch the films and engage in a discussion about the film afterward.

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June 1-July 31, 2015

Join Portland Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program at any Portland Public Library location and enter for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from Longfellow Books each week.

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Poetry Aloud

At Poetry Aloud, Portland Public Library’s community takes to the microphone to share favorite poetry by published poets.

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PRIDE

Join us in June for Thursday Night Pride Films where we will watch feature films and documentaries focusing on LGBTQ life!

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Portland Public Library is celebrating Pride month!

During the month of June, PPL will showing movies, having discussions and even displaying panels of the AIDS Quilt. Come join us in celebrating the LGBTQ community!

 

 

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Join one of our ongoing bookgroups at our branches, or let us help your bookgroup with suggestions for what to read, advice on bookgroup strategy, and extra copies to supply you.

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The Portland Public Library offers classes for all levels of computer users.  Advance registration is required– please call 871-1700 x 708, or stop by the public computing desk at the main library to get on the roster.

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The Friday Local Author Series is held from 12pm-1pm in the Main Library’s Meeting Room 5.

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The Library is pleased to partner with Cornerstones of Science to offer monthly Science Cafes on a wide range of issues and topics of interest to our community.

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Our Places, Our Times : Portland Through the Decades, 1930s – 2000s is an comprised of series of photos pulled from the Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negative Collection: Portland Public Library Special Collections.

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From the PPL blog:
What to Read Next? June Staff Picks!
Highlighting June Staff Picks of books from the Portland Public Library collection.   More »
A Day to Remember at the Library
A summary of the events at PPL on June 17th   More »
Get ready for the annual Friends of PPL book sale!
The latest info and an FAQ on the annual Friends of PPL book sale.   More »
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Jim Charette   Email »
City of Readers Librarian
207-871-1700 x725
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