Portland Public Library   


Summer Programs Monday: at 6:30

June 19  Beekeeping

July 24 Gardening

August 7 Drumming

Summer Movies

Movies in the Evening: Monday at 6:30 

June 12
The Founder

July 17            A United Kingdom

August 14    Zookeeper's Wife 


Summer Movies in the Afternoon

Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.      
Paul Newman Film Festival

Paul Newman, prolific actor, philanthropist, and Ct resident founded Newman’s Own Company which donates all of its profits to charity, especially The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, for children with serious
illnesses. Paul Newman embodied the spirit of building a better world!

June 21 The Hustler

June 28 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

July 12 Cool Hand Luke

July 19 Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

July 26 The Sting

August 2 The Verdict

August 9 The Color of Money


No reservations necessary; refreshments available.  The Friends of Portland Library supports the Library’s DVD collection.


Monthly Book Discussions

Thursday July 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi. 

Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku's death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. This is their story. Electric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go is a testament to the transformative power of unconditional love.

Thursday August 3, 2017 at
6:30 p.m.

Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb.
A middle-aged autistic resident of a therapeutic community where he was sent as a young child rebels against changes in his environment by attempting to return to a family home and younger sibling he only partially remembers.

Titles are available to borrow.


Thursday June 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Mysteries through the Decades Book Club 

1970s: A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

A Welsh Benedictine monk living at Shrewsbury Abbey in western England, Brother Cadfael spends much of his time tending the herbs and vegetables in the garden—but now there’s a more pressing matter. Cadfael is to serve as translator for a group of monks heading to the town of Gwytherin in Wales. The team’s goal is to collect the holy remains of Saint Winifred, which Prior Robert hopes will boost the abbey’s reputation, as well as his own. But when the monks arrive in Gwytherin, the town is divided over the request.

When the leading opponent to disturbing the grave is found shot dead with a mysterious arrow, some believe Saint Winifred herself delivered the deadly blow. Brother Cadfael knows an earthly hand did the deed, but his plan to root out a murderer may dig up more than he can handle. 

Books will be available for borrowing prior to the discussion. Registration Requested!

Lunch & Learn


Lunch and LearnPortland Library's Lunch and Learn

Lunch & Learn will be on hiatus during the summer.  See you at our September 12th gathering!