Friends of the Portland
Library Annual Book Sale
Friday Oct 20th 3p.m.- 8p.m.
Private sale for members of the Friends of the Portland Library
only, but a perfect time to renew or join!
Books will be available at $10/bag.
Saturday Oct 21st 10a.m. - 1p.m.
Books and DVDs will be available for $10/bag.
Sunday Oct 22nd 10a.m. - Noon
All items will be sold by the bag.
$2/bag for FPL members and $3/bag for non-members
Prices for individual items:
Trade Paperback $1.00
Mass Market Paperback $0.50
Puzzles & Games $2.00
Children's Books $0.50
Wednesday November 8th 6:45pm
To Grind or not to Grind:
Coffee Pairings & various flavors of tasty coffees. Perfect for a Fall night!
Adult Paint Party
Thursday October 12th @ 6pm
Create a unique masterpiece & have fun!
Monday October 30th 6:30p.m.
A History of Huskies Hoops: Legacy of Greatness
Get ready for another fantastic basketball season! Celebrate the history and greatness of the UConn basketball teams with this fun, lively and enlightening presentation hosted by award-winning sportswriter and author Marty Gitlin. Take a journey from the beginning of the men's and women's programs to the present with video highlights of their greatest teams, players and events from the turn of the twentieth century to today. Marty will talk about and show the moments these incredible teams turned dreams into national championships, as well as those whose seasons ended in disappointment. This is an ideal program for any UConn basketball fan - men's, women's or both! So join in on the fun!
November is Native American Month! We have 2 programs in
November from the Institute for American Indian Studies in CT!
Tuesday November 14th 6pm Zoom
Quinnetukut: Our Homeland, Our History: Zoom Presentation
Much of what we learn about Connecticut’s past comes from a colonized perspective that has almost completely left out the voices of Indigenous people who have called this land home for over 12,000 years. The ways in which knowledge about the past is preserved and passed down in different cultures affects the way that history is perceived. In this presentation, led by Education Director Darlene Kascak, Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, participants will get a more complete and accurate view of the history of Connecticut that takes the perspectives of Native people into account. Registration Requested!
Tuesday November 28th 6pm Zoom
Etuaptmumk: Two-Eyed Seeing in Our Daily Lives: Zoom Presentation
Etuaptmumk is a Mi’kmaw saying that translates to “Two-Eyed Seeing.” This concept refers to learning how to see the strengths of Indigenous knowledge from one eye and the strengths of Western knowledge from the other. Two-Eyed Seeing can lead to powerful transcultural and collaborative work to leave the world a better place for future generations. Join Darlene Kascak, Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, and IAIS Educator and ecologist Susan Scherf to discuss how people can include this “Two-Eyed Seeing” concept in their daily lives. Registration Requested!