Friday Night Book Club

Friday, March 28 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Main Library
Audience: Adults

Portland Public Library launches its Friday Night Book Club on Friday, March 28th at 5:30pm.  Friday Night Book Club is for tthe dinnerhose interested in reading and discussing fiction written within the last twenty years. The group meets on the final Friday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in Rines Auditorium with discussions led by library staff members.  Friday Night Book Club will be a social event where readers will have a chance to network and socialize before the discussion begins.  Complimentary refreshments will be provided.  The program is open to adults 21 & older.

The inaugural Friday Night Book Club will be held on March 28th at 5:30pm in the Rines Auditorium.  The group will meet to discuss The Dinner, by Herman Koch. After the first book club, book selections will be based on the preferences of individuals in the book group.

New members are always welcome! Please email or call the Readers’ Advisory Desk at 871-1700, ext. 705, if you have any questions about the group. This program is free but registration is required.

“Happiness needs nothing but itself; it doesn’t have to be validated. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  ~Herman Koch, The Dinner


About the Series » Brown Bag Lecture Series

Portland Public Library’s Brown Bag Lecture Series features bi-weekly reading and question-and-answer sessions with authors from around the nation as well as those who hail from right here in Maine.

All Brown Bag Lectures are free to the public (unless specifically noted as a fundraiser). Because they usually take place over the lunch hour, guests are encouraged to bring their lunch; coffee provided by Coffee By Design. Special thanks to our Brown Bag Lecture Series coffee sponsor, Coffee by Design, and welcome to our new refreshment sponsor, Whole Foods. Books on sale at each lecture courtesy of Longfellow Books, who generously donates a portion of the proceeds to the Portland Public Library. Questions about our Brown Bag Lectures or to be added to our weekly calendar e-mail, please send us an e-mail.

Want to hear one from the past?  Maine Humanities Council has come and recorded a few of our talks, listen here!


About the Series » Friday Local Author Series

The Local Author Series is a new series featuring Maine authors.  Authors are scheduled on a weekly basis and are encouraged to invite their readers for a lecture and question and answer session.  Books will be available for purchase and signing through the authors.  Free and open to the public.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

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

Authors: To be considered for PPL’s Friday Local Author Series, please send information to our Programming Manager, Rachael Weyand.