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Portland Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday     10:00-7:00
Friday                          10:00-5:00
Saturday                     10:00-3:00
Curbside pickup  always available!

Happy Holidays!

The Library is closing Thursday December 23rd at 1:00p.m and will be closed Friday December 24th through  Sunday December 26th.

The Library is closing Thursday December 30th at 1:00p.m and will be closed Friday December 31st  through  Sunday January 2nd.

Tuesday December 7th @ 6:00p.m.

A Native American Winter:  Dr. Lucianne Lavin, Director of The Institute for the American Indian Studies in CT & presenter on Zoom

 If you were a Native American living 500 (or 1000 or 5000) years ago, likely you would look forward to the winter season. Connecticut’s indigenous communities were outdoor peoples who not only survived but thrived under adverse weather conditions. They spent most of their lives in the open air. During warm weather people slept outdoors. Weetoos and wigwams (the Eastern Algonquian words for houses) were used for storage and as shelters in inclement weather. This  presentation describes the traditional winter activities of Native American before the coming of European settlers to Connecticut.  Registration Requested!

Museum Passes & Yard Games
Yard Games are available for a 3 day loan period!

Fun Board games to play indoors
purchased through a grant from the Peach Pit Foundation and the Community
Foundation of Middlesex County.

For the December newsletter
click here.

DEC. 5th

Need help with utility bills?
contact Eversource, 
Unite CT, Operation Fuel, or
Conn. Energy Assistance Program

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Contact Us

  Staff in the Library are always available by email and phone as well:
 PortlandLibrary@portlandct.org
860-342-6770
Faxing, copying & scanning services are available curbside as well!


Join remote meeting access through Zoom 
the Meeting ID is 8603426777 and
the Passcode is Portland

We celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November to recognize the achievements and contributions of Native Americans.

Next Text Talk:    Friday
January 14th 10am at the library

register here!

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Save the Date for a Purrrrr-fect time!
Tuesday February 1st at 6:30p.m.
Virtual Zoom program

Decoding the Mysteries of Cats -
Stephen Quandt, Feline Behaviorist – 
Does your cat companion bite your ankles or seem to enjoy chaos?Feline Behaviorist, Stephen Quandt, recently the Feline Behavior Coordinator for the Animal Care Centers of NYC (nycacc.org) presents a sixty minute (including Q&A), Zoom program that explains cat behavior from the perspective of the evolutionary and adaptive forces that help shape their lives. Registration Requested!

 
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No Fines: Portland Library is now fine free!!

Overdue fines can be a significant barrier to access.  The Library wants all members of the Portland Community to have equal access to the Library's materials, services and programs.

How does it work?  click here

E-Books & E-audio

E-Books, E-Audiobooks & E-Magazines

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New magazines are free to borrow on Overdrive with your library card. They are always available, no waiting lists and magazines don't count toward your checkout limit!

If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit overdrive.com/apps/libby/.

E-books, E-audiobooks,
Comics & Movies:

No waiting, always available to borrow!

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Temporary Library Card

Click here to apply
for a temporary library card!
Portland residents can register online as a patron of our library and get temporary access to request materials and use some
online resources. If you do not visit Portland Library to complete the registration process within 30 days, this account will be deleted.
Please bring proof of residency, such as a photo ID, utility bill, or other official mail to the library and we will then provide you
with your physical library card.

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Do you have a question?
This service is meant for brief factual questions
(a definition, a date, a phone number, what library in the area has the item you are looking for, etc.)

If you need an immediate answer, please call the
Library at
1-860-342-6770.

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