20 Freestone Avenue
Portland, CT 06480
Art on Display
During February, The Portland High School Portfolio Art Show will be on
display in the Mary Flood Room of the Portland Public Library. The show will
feature multiple pieces from ten of Portland High's finest artists. The
exhibit will include pencil, pastel, and charcoal drawings as well as
watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings. Be prepared to be "wowed" by the
ability of these young artists. Please come and meet the artists at the
reception on Thursday, February 6th from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. hosted by the
Friends of the Portland Library. The snow date will be February 13th.
Marble Run Mania
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Are you ready for some fun...
STEAM Style? (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics )
We will make Marble Runs out of ‘found’ objects, while exploring the STEAM
relating to gravity, velocity, weight, launch, etc.
What happens when you add another deflector?
What would increase the speed of the marble?
What was your process?
Are you having FUN YET?
Registration is required.
This program replaces the Spy Science programming originally scheduled for
this date and time.
New YA Program
Teen Activity Group (T.A.G.)
Who we are: A group of like-minded,
action-oriented teens and tweens in grades 6 and up, interested in
participating in a series of monthly, fun and creative projects, and/or in
need of community service hours who want to help out in the library and
their community in a meaningful and valuable way.
How to get involved: Each project involves
a monthly time commitment of at least 3-4 hours, but may require more time
depending on the project.
Register on-line for individual projects,
keeping in mind the time commitment per
Community Service hours are awarded after the completion of each project.
T.A.G. Project #1
Hats for the Homeless
Project run dates:
February 13 - March 12
Anyone can knit a quick, homemade hat or scarf
using their FINGERS! We have lots of yarn; now we need lots of HANDS to get
it all done. Learn the technique during the first meeting and get started on
keeping someone ELSE warm this winter. Take your project home with you and
work on it, recording your time as you go, and finish it up during the
Ambassadors will be selected to deliver the hats and scarves to the Portland
Mandatory Meeting Dates:
February 13 and 27th from
3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Portland Library
What We Are Reading!
Need a book? Here are a few teen titles that really stood out this month and
made us beg for more!
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
More Than This by Patrick Ness
See the our teens' Facebook page!
The Young Adult area of the Library is designed
especially to meet the needs of our middle school aged patrons. The
collection is made up of books, audio books, and magazines.
There are nonfiction books with subjects that young teens will especially
find helpful and reference materials for a teen's reading level.
Videos, DVDs, and Music CDs are located in the Adult collection.
Teen Advisory Board
TAB is a teen-run group of dedicated students in grades 7 and up. Throughout
the summer, TAB has sponsored many programs for young teens and met many
talented new people that they believe, can help this group move forward.
meeting will be held on Thursday, February 20th at 3:30 pm.
New members are always
is required for all Teen programs.
Nutmeg Award: Chosen by Connecticut’s Youth
2014 High School Nominees
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
Kings of Colorado by David E. Hilton
Legend by Marie Lu
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Paper Towns by John Green
Shine by Lauren Myracle
The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
2014 Teen Nominees
City of Orphans by Avi
Divergent by Veronica Roth
I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
Mindblind by Jennifer Roy
Now Is the Time for Running by Michael Williams
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Portland Library has purchased multiple
copies of each title for your convenience.
Click here Nutmeg Award