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Special Programs

Monday April 30th @ 7:00 p.m.

Sarah Harris: Bringing Antarctica home! 

Sarah Harris, a Portland Middle School teacher and 2008 Portland High School graduate, recently had the opportunity to travel to Antarctica as a 2017 National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. Each year, the Grosvenor Fellowship program sends 35 educators from across North America to remote places around the globe to engage in hands-on professional learning and bring their experiences back to the classroom. While in Antarctica, Sarah encountered penguins, whales, and seals, worked closely with National Geographic naturalists, biologists, and photographers, collected still and video footage, and maintained a blog to share her expedition with her students, colleagues, family, and friends. Please join us at the Portland Library at 7:00 p.m. on April 30 as Sarah shares her experiences on the 'White Continent'. Registration Requested!

On Book on the Riverbend: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

May 8th   6:30 p.m.  Wonder the movie

May 16th 6:30 p.m. A Celebration of Kindness for children: 
an evening of celebrating kindness through stories, games & craft activities!
Space is limited and registration is required.

May 22nd 6:00 p.m. A multi-generational book discussion of Wonder led by Marsha Bansavage

Local Author Series 2018: Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
May 15th: Frank Connolly, author of Hidden Agendas: Inside Town Hall
June 12th: Katherine Spada Basto, author of  Days to the Gallows, a novel of the Hartford Witch Panic
Come hear about their writing process, explore their latest novel and get to meet some local authors who live right in Portland. 

Book Discussions

Lunch & Learn: Tuesday May 8th at 12 noon - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Title are available to borrow!

Thursday Night Book Club: Thursday May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. - The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig


Movies in the Afternoon: Wednesday May 16th at 1:00 p.m. -  Please Stand By

Movies in the Evening: Monday May 21st at 6:30 p.m. -  Dunkirk

Tech Workshop

Tech Talk with Kevin: Tuesday May 22nd at 2:00 p.m. - iPhone tips & how to handle Photos


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Art at the Library

Student Art Month at the Library

The visual arts instructors for the Portland Public Schools are pleased to present an exhibit of student work through the month of April in celebration of Youth Art Month.  Drawings, paintings, prints and ceramics created by students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 will be showcased. Please come see the wonderful work of our young artists and support the visual arts program in our schools.