Upcoming Events

Wednesday January 27th at 7:00p.m.

Rain Gardens                 (Zoom Event)

Portland River Valley Garden Club and
the Portland Garden Club are sponsoring
a joint gardening program to get your garden
ready for Spring.

Featured speaker: Lynn Keller, Certified Master Gardener
In case you're not familiar with a rain garden, it is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to soak into the ground. Planted with grasses, flowering perennials and shrubs, rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from your property and help the environment.


Lynn Keller has been an avid gardener since she was 10 years old, and achieved her dream of becoming a Master Gardener in 2019. She participated in the library's weekly virtual garden chats during the summer and served as a virtual mentor for 3 Master Gardener interns in this year's class. Lynn also helps coordinate UConn's Bug Week. Her primary interest is in creating sustainable gardens which benefit pollinators.

 To join these virtual meetings, on the Library's webpage www.portlandlibraryct.org click on 'Join remote meeting access through Zoom', the ID is #8603426777 and the Password is Portland

Mystery Lovers Book Club Discussion
Tuesday February 16th @ 1pm (Zoom meeting)
The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield
Drumming fun this Summer 2021!

Mondays June 14th, July 12th, and August 9th
at 6:30p.m. 
Multi-generational Drumming Circles

Gather for a West African-inspired drum circle (socially distanced with masks on the Waverly Green) featuring Mark Zarrillo, whose rich knowledge of West African music and culture, as well as over forty years of drumming wisdom, will inspire you. Learn basic techniques ending with a drumming sequence. Drums & other percussion instruments will be supplied. Mark is a highlight to our summer adventures and we have so much fun that we keep inviting him back. 

No prior experience necessary. Registration requested!

Thank you to the Friends of the Library who support all our summer programs.


Mysteries                                 Nonfiction

Curl up with a Good Book               Psychological Thrillers
All Things Baseball                         Short Story Fiction
Historical Fiction                            Spy Stories 
Knitting                                          Graphic Novels
Gardening                                       Healthy Foods

                      Anti-Racism Resources

Portland Forum meeting   
Thursday January 28th at 10:30a.m. 

The Portland Forum is a new initiative of Portland Library. In partnership with the Portland Social Justice Coalition, and in support of the Portland Solidarity Proclamation to 'stand committed to peace, justice and freedom for our citizens here in Portland and in solidarity with all Americans' we will be hosting a series of discussions that focus on representing the countless faces of diversity. 

The Portland Forum’s next meeting will take place during the day on 
January 28 at 10:30 am. The book to be discussed: 
Tomorrow will be different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality
by Sarah McBride.
Copies are available at the Library. 

Registration Requested!

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

Wednesday February 17th at 6:30p.m.
(Zoom event) 


LONG-TERM CARE Informational Workshop
at the Portland Library


The Missing Link in Retirement Planning: Why and When to Consider Long-Term Care Insurance


Sponsored and presented by the State of Connecticut.  (No insurance sales or solicitations will be allowed.)


The risks and costs of home care and nursing home care and why it's important to consider these factors in retirement planning and what you need to know before you buy long-term care insurance. See how it can add to your long-range financial security with the State's innovative program, the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care.


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