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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 will be held in Portland on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at the Main Branch of the Portland Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. Featuring over 100 comics writers, artists and publishers, this will be a celebration of the comics art form. For more information about MeCAF, visit http://www.mainecomicsfestival.com
Join the Pride@PPL team, Pride Portland, Equality Maine, the Telling Room, Faces for Equality, and other community partners for a month of LGBTQ programming at the library!
Writer’s Infusion is the Internet show designed to bring the experience and support of a writer’s group to you. Submit your work now for a live taping at the library June 11th.
Throughout the month of June, we celebrate Pride each Thursday night at 6:30.
We show films every Thursday night at 6:30 pm. Refreshments are provided, and all screenings are free and open to the public.
During the month of May, we’re celebrating Mother’s Day with a series of films featuring mothers. Join us on Thursday evenings at 6:30, and bring your mother.
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.
Bound Together III: USM Book Arts a book arts exhibit with USM and the USM Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts Critique Group.
Resources, events, and local organizations for Maine makers! Check here for new ways to inspire creativity, creation, and collaboration in our community.
Digital materials are available to all PPL cardholders through Overdrive and Hoopla. Click here to see PPL’s easy-to-use guides for all types of devices & materials.
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