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Lunch & Learn


Lunch and Learn Portland Library's Lunch and Learn

Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
at 12:00 noon

The Wives of Henry Oades by Johanna Moran

Books will be available for borrowing prior to the discussion. Bring a lunch if you like. Dessert and beverages will be served.  Made possible by the generous support of the Friends of Portland Library!


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 June 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

The Goddess Pose by Michelle Goldberg
When the woman who would become Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899, yoga was virtually unknown outside of India. By the time of her death in 2002, it was being practiced around the world. The Goddess Pose brings Indra Devi's little known but remarkable story as an actress, yogi, and globetrotting adventuress, to life.

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!
Knifty Knitters
Knifty Knitters

This informal group meets on Saturday mornings from 10:00-12:00 at the Library. Led by several local craftswomen, this group welcomes knitters of all levels of expertise to their group. Whether you are a beginner in need of direction, an intermediate knitter who has lost her drive, or an expert who would like to help other like-minded people, this group is a great way to make new friends and keep your incentive up. People with no knitting background are also encouraged to join!