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Remembering Martin Luther King 1/21/19

posted: , by Patti DeLois
tags: Library Collections | Adults | Seniors | Art & Culture

“Education must…train one for quick, resolute and effective thinking. To think incisively and to think for one’s self is very difficult. We are prone to let our mental life become invaded by legions of half truths, prejudices, and propaganda…To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.”

For a list of Films about Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement, click here.


Local music for YOU to borrow!

posted: , by Raminta Moore
tags: About the Library | Library Collections | Adults | Seniors | Art & Culture

Bull Moose supplied this librarian with their top 30, highest selling local albums of 2018 and PPL has purchased them all plus a few more. Are you looking for a new singer-songwriter to follow or a jazz quartet? Perhaps metal or rap is more your thing? Now with your card, you can check out the latest Mallett Brothers Band, Spose, Hessian or Carissa Johnson & the Cure-Alls!

Stop by the main library and check out the rest of our local albums! Just look for the CDs with the Maine flag sticker, they’ll be waiting for you.

Carissa Johnson & the Cure-Alls photo from carissajohnsonmusic.com

 

Album cover for We All Got Lost by Spose

 

Cover art of Katie Matzell’s EP cover art


PPL Business; Top 15 Small Business Blogs/Websites to follow in 2019

posted: , by Williams Bandoma
tags: Recommended Reads | Adults | Business | Government

 

It’s a new year… start small, think big. PPL Business is happy to share with you fifteen business blogs and websites to follow as we start 2019, courtesy of Blog-rank. Over 20 different factors are used to rank the blogs in any category. Learn more about our ranking logic.

 

PPL has unlimited access to some of the world’s best business books and databases whose content you can’t generally find on the Internet. Visit us at portlandlibrary.com or at one of our locations.

And don’t forget to enjoy some light reading with these PPL Staff Picks.

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