Wednesday April 26th at 1:00 p.m.
Tech Talk with Kevin: All things Google
Kevin, our favorite Tech guru from Town Hall, will be presenting 'All Things Google', a topic he is very knowledgeable on. Come learn about Gmail, Google Drive, Google Photos, Calendar and Maps!
Friends Read & Recycle
The Friends of the Portland Library’s next intake date is Saturday, June 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
The Friends of the Portland Library will collect gently used books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles and games. Thank you for your support.
One Book on the Riverbend 2017: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans & their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown
2 Special Events in Portland
Monday May 8th at 6:30 p.m. Boys of '36: a PBS Documentary about the 1936 Olympic Crew team at the Portland Library
the story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm giving hope to a nation struggling with the Great Depression. Refreshments at the conclusion of this 60 minute film.
Wednesday May 17th at 6:00 p.m. Multi-generational Book Discussion Led by Marsha Bansavage at the Waverly Senior Center. Refreshments & great conversation abound for all who participate. Participant can read the original Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown, available in hardcover, paperback, large print, audio or e-book format or the adaptation by Gregory Mone, The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The true Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics.
Copies for both books in all formats in available at the library.
The goal of One Book on the Riverbend is simple: to get our communities of Middletown, Portland and Cromwell to read the same book at the same time and then encourage them to talk about it. By doing so, we hope that more people (especially more young people) will grow to enjoy reading.