Peaks Island Branch

About the Peaks Island Branch


We are  back home and open for regular hours!
Tues: 2-8, Wed: 10-4, Fri: 10-2, Sat: 8-12

We are delighted to report that the Peaks Branch has moved back to our newly renovated space! We thank our friends at Peaks Island Elementary School (PIES) for making us feel so welcome in our temporary location.

Phone: 766-5540        email: peaks@portlandpubliclibrary.com

Click here for the story of our recent renovation *

BOOKS: Where Do They Come From?
Where Do They Go?

Sunday, August 12 – 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Peaks Island Branch
Audience: Adults

Talk by IVAN HELD — Peaks Island summer resident and President of Putnam, Dutton and Berkley imprints at Penguin Random House.

Everyone is welcome at this Friends of the Peaks Island Library Annual Meeting Program in the newly renovated Community Room! Refreshments served.

Ivan Held started his publishing career working in bookstores in Washington, DC, more than 30 years ago. He moved to New York in the 1980s and took a job at Random House in the publicity department, where he worked with a number of great writers and public figures including E.L. Doctorow, Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison, General Colin Powell, and Hunter S. Thompson. As a publicist, a marketer and eventually, a publisher, he has helped make more than 500 books into bestsellers.

He is currently president of the Putnam, Dutton and Berkley imprints at Penguin Random House and is responsible for approximately 400 titles per year. He believes the “coolest thing about the job” is watching a book take off—books like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help have provided the kind of thrill that keeps a whole team excited for years.


Middle School Book Club

Meets on the third Tuesday each month at 5:45 pm

Stay tuned for an announcement about the next meeting. 

We’ve discovered that this age reader loves to read books, lots of books, and share what they are reading with others. Unlike other book groups there is not a specific book that everyone reads each month. Instead everyone comes together to share what they are presently reading, a favorite book, or make recommendations, and have something good to eat while enjoying each other’s company.

Everyone who is in middle school, public, private or homeschooled is welcome to join in the discussions as listeners or contributors. Call, email or come into the library for more information.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

•    To be announced   •

Please join us!


First Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of each month
August 7, 7:00 pm

Readers are encouraged to call (766-5540), email (peaks@portlandpubliclibrary.org) or come into the library to reserve copies of the books. If you have trouble finding an available copy of the book in the Portland library system, please contact us. Often we can locate a book through MaineCat.

FIRST TUESDAY BOOK DISCUSSION usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm and there is a moderator for each discussion. This program is supported by the Friends of the Peaks Island Branch Library.

Upcoming meetings in 2018:
• August 7—Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

For information on upcoming selections see PPL’s Book Groups page.


For Summer and Temporary Residents

To obtain a library card while you are on the island, please bring your driver’s license or other valid ID with your current address, as well as the address and phone number where you are staying on the island. Library staff will do our best to accommodate your library needs.

Peaks Island Community Links

Peaks Island Press: News on Peaks Island AuthorsPeaks Island Land PreservePeaks Island Information including Community Calendar and island organization linksPeaks Island Children’s Workshop • Peaks Island Health CenterPeaks Island SchoolFifth Maine Regimental MuseumEighth Maine Regiment Memorial

Peaks Island Branch

129 Island Avenue (inside Kennedy-Carter Family Community Center & Branch Library)
Peaks Island, ME 04108

207-766-5540
peaks@portlandpubliclibrary.org

Branch Manager, Priscilla Webster

Parking: Parking is available on the street.

Bookdrop: The bookdrop is located inside the Community Center lobby.

1st floor wheelchair accessible


Hours:
Sunday
closed
Monday
closed
Tuesday
2pm-8pm
Wednesday
10am-4pm
Thursday
closed
Friday
10am-2pm
Saturday
8am-12pm
Up Next at the Library:
Nov21
Nursery Rhyme Time for Infants and Toddlers10:15am - 11:00am
Peaks Island Branch
Nov23
Preschool Story Time at Peaks Island10:15am - 11:00am
Peaks Island Branch
Nov28
Nursery Rhyme Time for Infants and Toddlers10:15am - 11:00am
Peaks Island Branch
From the PPL blog:
Peaks Island Archives online!
PPL's Peaks Island Archives now at http://digitalcommons.portlandlibrary.com/peaks_island_archives/   More »
Peaks renovation project: An update on our progress
PPL's Executive Director shares the latest updates on the Peaks Island Branch renovation project.   More »
Peaks Branch Renovation Plans Moving Ahead
The Peaks Renovation design subcommittee has been working to finalize many renovation plan details.   More »
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