All Upcoming Library Events

Monday Movie Matinee: The Post

This historical drama starring Meryl Streeep and Tom Hanks is based on the events surrounding the release of the Pentagon Papers, documents which detailed the history of the United States' political and military involvement in Vietnam. The story centers on The Washington Post's Kay Graham, the first female newspaper publisher in the country, as well as her tough editor, Ben Bradlee.

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Monday, May 7, 2018 - 1:30pm

Evening Book Discussion - The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen book cover

Technically speaking, Hendrik Groen is....elderly. But at age 83 1/4, this feisty, indomitable curmudgeon has no plans to go out quietly. He begins writing an expose secretly recording the antics of day-to-day life in his retirement home, where he refuses to take himself, or his fellow "inmates," too seriously.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:30pm

Living Well With Chronic Pain

SMAA, Chronic Pain, Workshop

New Schedule! Presented by Southern Maine Agency on Aging. Thursdays, May 10 thru June 14, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM The Library will serve as the location for this six-part workshop being offered by Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA). Are you or someone you love dealing with chronic pain due to a condition? Is it leaving you exhausted, frustrated, or sad?

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:00am

Encore Movie Matinee: The Post

This historical drama starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks is based on the events surrounding the release of the Pentagon Papers, documents which detailed the history of the United States' political and military involvement in Vietnam. The story centers on The Washington Post's Kay Graham, the first female newspaper publisher in the country, as well as her tough editor, Ben Bradlee.

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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 1:30pm

Crash Course in Digital Library Resources

tech crash course, catalog use, Library services

Whether you’re a new or long-standing cardholder, this course will help you maximize the power behind your library card! Learn tips on searching the catalog, downloading eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines, and exploring our online self-guided learning platforms. We’ll also share free resources available to you through the Maine State Library and Portland Public Library. Computers will be available or bring your laptop or mobile device.

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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:30pm

Kindergarten Conversation

KIndergarten Conversation, parent to parent support

A casual gathering in the Youth Room Play Area! As a member of the Family Place Libraries™ network, we are committed to helping connect young families to the community, the Library, and to each other. Questions about Kindergarten readiness are common during this time of year. Are you planning to send a child to Kindergarten this fall? Are you wondering whether you should send him/her this year, or wait another year? Need some pointers on how to handle the separation?

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Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:00am

Morning Book Discussion - The Hello Girls

Hello Girls book cover

This is the story of how America's first women soldiers helped win World War I, earned the vote, and fought the U.S. Army. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. The army discharged the last Hello Girls in 1920, the same year Congress ratified the Nineteenth Amendment granting the ballot. When the operators sailed home, the army unexpectedly dismissed them without veterans' benefits.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 10:00am
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