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Established in 1867, the Portland Public Library is Maines oldest and largest public library system with a Main Library and three branches. (207)871-1700
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Portland Library ME Jun 14
“Parker’s moment became an extraordinary one, & my sincerest hope is that our book will continue to resonate that moment’s power & promise, its hope and dreams, its inspiration & indelible impact with Parker, her generation, & generations to follow.”
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Portland Library ME Jun 14
Happy Friday! Today we support & celebrate 🌈 Catch up with the , staff and friends, patrons and community members at the parade on Saturday, June 15. The parade starts at 1 PM ☀️🎊 Learn more:
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Portland Library ME Jun 13
TONIGHT! 6/13 B. A. Shapiro in conversation with , to discuss Shapiro’s new book, The Collector’s Apprentice, a historical thriller of art & revenge, of history & love, that will transport readers to 1920s Paris & America. Learn more:
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Portland Library ME Jun 12
Nearly 50 million copies have been sold since the classic picture book was first published in 1969, and it has been translated into over 62 languages. 🐛🦋🐛🦋 Read more:
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Portland Library ME Jun 12
List of the Week: June is Audiobook Month! If you have a road trip on the horizon, don't leave home without an audiobook! We’ve compiled our favorite titles to keep you engaged and entertained mile after mile. Happy trails & happy listening!🚗👂 Explore:
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Portland Library ME Jun 11
Thank you for taking the time to explore our current exhibit and for sharing your thoughts. We are proud to work with some great community partners
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Portland Library ME Jun 11
The Gay Cookbook by Lou Rand Hogan, made no apologies in presenting an image of happy men cooking elaborate meals for their lovers. He had published what is now believed to be the first detective novel with a gay protagonist, titled The Gay Detective.
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Portland Library ME Jun 11
TODAY, Tues, 6/11, teens are welcome to join us for Snack Chat: Cherry Lemonade . Learn about the history of drag & celebrate 🌈 with your own drag persona. Portland’s very own will do fabulous makeup just for teens! More:
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Portland Library ME Jun 10
Join us tonight, MON, June 10, 5-7:30 PM, for Yoga in the Library: Trauma-Sensitive Practice. This gentle class is led by Maria Sanchez Herrera, a Kripalu certified yoga instructor, and a certified LifeForce Practitioner. Learn more:
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Portland Library ME Jun 7
Tonight, please join us for First Friday Art Walk: Stonewall 50: The Birth of a Movement More info:
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Portland Library ME Jun 7
Happy & the start of ! If I was Your Girl, by , introduces us to Amanda but Amanda is keeping a secret...she used to be Andrew. Will the truth cost Amanda her new life, & her new love?
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Portland Library ME Jun 6
TONIGHT: TH June 6, 6:30-8 PM, please join us for our Pride Film Series. CALL HER GANDA documents the story of a Filipina trans woman who is murdered by a U.S. Marine. The event galvanizes a political uprising and the fight for justice. Learn more:
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Portland Library ME Jun 6
Book of the Week: An Unkindness of Ghosts by "With an Afrofuturist premise grounded in a queer neuroatypical worldview, An Unkindness of Ghosts (, 2017) is the post-Butler novel many of us have been waiting for." More:
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Portland Library ME Jun 6
List of the Week: During World War II, the Battle of Normandy resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day.
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Portland Library ME Jun 5
Sarah, PPL's Literature & Language Librarian, truly knows how to put it into perspective! Enjoy this poem she has selected to share by :
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Portland Library ME Jun 5
This stunning compilation of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks—Codex Arundel—which has been digitized by - is available to the public. Learn more:
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Portland Library ME Jun 5
Today, WED, 6/5, join us for a special Portland Pride Month lecture with Tilly Laskey about her new book “Precious & Adored: The Love Letters of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Simpson Whipple, 1890-1918”. Learn more:
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Portland Library ME May 23
TODAY! TH, May 23. Don't forget our Business Data Resource workshop with Librarian, Wills, & . We'll help you navigate the wealth of market information available with a few keystrokes using the library's online databases. More:
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Portland Library ME May 23
Celestial Bodies is set in the Omani village of al-Awafi and follows the stories of three sisters: Mayya, who marries into a rich family after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries for duty; and Khawla, waiting for a man who has emigrated to Canada. Read more:
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Portland Library ME May 22
Tonight! WED, 5/ 22: The Science of When Science Doesn't Matter: John Hagan,, will speak about how our ingenuity, ability to solve problems, values, & diverse definitions of sustainability help to create impact for a sustainable world. More:
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