All Library locations will be closed on Sat, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. We will re-open for regular hours on Mon, July 6.
Looking for something to read, watch, or listen to? Explore our download and streaming resources and share with friends.
X
Brown Bag Lecture Series
Connect with the Library:

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.

 

Upcoming Events:
Jul29
Christopher Seid speaks about his new book “Age of Exploration” at the Brown Bag Lecture Series
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Christopher Seid speaks about his new book “Age of Exploration” at the Brown Bag Lecture Series Wednesday, July 29th at noon in the Rines Auditorium
Aug12
Nancy Harmon Jenkins speaks about “Virgin Territory” at the Brown Bag Lecture Series
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Nancy Harmon Jenkins speaks about “Virgin Territory” at the Brown Bag Lecture Series Wednesday, August 12th at noon in the Rines Auditorium
Aug26
Jon Keller speaks about “Of Sea and Cloud” at the Brown Bag Lecture Series
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Jon Keller speaks about “Of Sea and Cloud” at the Brown Bag Lecture Series Wednesday, August 26th at noon in the Rines Auditorium