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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.

 

Dr. Katherine Gaudet, Assistant Director of UNH’s University Honors Program, will facilitate a discussion of Monica Wood’s ReadME pick “The Moth: 50 True Stories.” In partnership with the Maine Humanities council, we invite you to connect with other Maine Readers through this shared reading experience.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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Community Health Fair on Tuesday, October 3rd from 5-7pm in Rines auditorium in the lower level of the Portland Public Library. The Health Fair is free and open to the public and will provide education on common chronic illnesses such as: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, balance disorders, depression, and more. There will also be a career discussion panel beginning at 5pm. Free blood pressure and balance screenings will be availablethroughout the night.

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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.

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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!

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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, book sets you can borrow, advice on bookgroup strategy, and extra copies to supply you.

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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!

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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

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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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Up Next at the Library:
Aug19
Legos @ PPL Riverton10:00am - 11:30am
Riverton Branch
Aug21
Watch the Solar Eclipse with us!1:30pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
From the PPL blog:
Solar Eclipse 2017
Are you excited about the eclipse? Here is some information our librarians have put together.   More »
Resources for Responding to Hate
A list of resources for insight and background on the events this weekend in Charlottesville, VA.   More »
Journaling in the Library- from Longfellow’s garden
PPL's Journaling in the Library group visits Longfellow's Garden- and writes!   More »
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Sarah Skawinski, MLIS   Email »
Literature & Language Librarian
207-871-1700 x726
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