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Portland Library
20 Freestone Avenue
Portland, CT 06480
Tel:  860-342-6770

Mon-Thurs 10:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. 
Fri & Sat    10:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.

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Digital Library

Overdrive for eBooks

Read ebooks! Listen to audio books! Watch videos!
With your Portland Library card and an OverDrive app, you can borrow/place holds on 10 titles. Enjoy!




The digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Hundreds of thousands of titles are available to choose from, with more being added daily. You must have a valid Portland Library card to set up an account on Hoopla and you may borrow up to 5 items a month.



Online Magazines
For anyone holding a valid Portland Library card, a new collection of more than 60 online popular magazines is now available through RBDigital. Use the RBDigital mobile app to read your magazines and check out magazines. You may keep the magazines on your device as long as you wish.  With no limit to the number who may check out an issue, the magazine you want is always available.   



 

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Date/Time: 1/17/2018 2:38 PM 

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LCI online catalog

Library Connection is a consortium of 30 libraries (including Portland Library) that share a library catalog and resources.
Click here to go to the catalog.

                  

The Portland Library will be closed Monday January 15th for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday!

SPECIAL EVENT: USPS PASSPORT FAIR AT THE PORTLAND LIBRARY
Saturday January 20th 10am-2pm; no sign-up necessary!

Come to the Portland Library and apply for a passport and get your picture taken too (if you need one)! You will need proof of citizenship, photo id, passport compliant photo & checks/money orders.  Come to the library to get an application and instructions or click here.


 



Treasures of Connecticut Libraries: Portland archiv
es and photographs: search here

Series & Author suggestions: Find a good book!


Take a look at
NoveList for suggestions on books of different genres and for books in series order. 

Adult Library Events

Tuesday February 13th at 6:30 p.m. 
Basics of Chocolate Truffle Making with Maria  


If you simply love chocolate and cooking or would like to learn to make some elegant desserts and chocolates, please come to this informative and delicious lecture/demonstration.

Although this program is free and open to the public, pre-registration is necessary, as attendance is limited to 25 participants.  Please call the library at 860-342-6770 or sign up online to register.

The presentation will include some basic information about chocolate, the various types, and how to work with it. Samples and recipes will include several different types of truffle candies, perfect for giving your loved one on Valentine’s Day.

January Tech Talk with Kevin: Tuesday January 16th at 2:00 p.m. 
Those wonderful tech gifts you got from your relative that you don't know how to use!
Bring your tablet, smartphone, newfangled gadget and lets explore the best way to use them with Kevin, our tech guru from town hall.  
Registration requested!



Online Resources

 

How much are the Library's services and materials actually worth to you?
Click the calculator on the left and input the average amount of materials borrowed, services used, and programs attended at the Portland Library.  The value of all those "free" activities may surprise you!

Learning Express Library

Learning Express
Learning Express Library

It features skill building tools for reading, writing, math, and science. There is test preparation for high school equivalency and college admissions exams. The workplace resources include tools for job searching, exploring new careers, and preparing for occupational licensing exams.  Change your life today with LearningExpress Library! 

LINK TO LearningExpress Library

Library Programs

Want to attend a Portland Library program?
Many of the programs at the Portland Library require registration.
To register for a program, telephone the Library, ask at the Library's Information Desk, or click on CALENDAR.

Program Information:  ADULT, CHILDREN, and TEEN!

Printable Museum Passes
Museum Passes Available at the Portland Library!
Portland Library now offers more convenience to its popular museum pass service.  Fifteen of its 20 passes are now printable passes.  When you reserve a pass online, a printable pass may be generated at that point.  You take the printable pass to the participating museum or zoo for entrance or to receive a discount.  The printable pass does not need to be returned to the Portland Library.
The remaining passes will be checked out using the standard procedures.  These nonprintable passes must be returned by midnight of the reservation day (the day of your visit to the museum) since other patrons may be waiting to use the pass the next day.

Printable passes: Beardsley Zoo, Children’s Museum/Roaring Brook Nature Center, Connecticut River Museum, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Florence Griswold Museum, Imagine Nation Children’s Museum, Lutz Children’s Museum, Mark Twain House, Mystic Seaport, New Britain Museum of American Art, New England Air Museum, New Haven Museum, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park Zoo, and Wadsworth Atheneum

Nonprintable passes:  KidCity Children’s Museum, Maritime Aquarium & Imax, Mystic Aquarium, and No Child Left Inside/State Parks & Forests’ Day Pass

Coupon: Connecticut Science Center
Reserve passes online or request that staff reserve the pass for you at the Library’s Information Desk.  Instructions are given on the web page.  

The Friends of the Portland Library supports the museum pass service.
Please contact the Portland Library at 860-342-6770 for additional information.