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Sign up for the 2024 Adult Summer Reading Program 

Receive a coupon for a free book (up to $2.00 in value) from the Friends’ Ongoing Book Sale & another coupon when you log 2000 pages.

On June 10th register for summer reading and start logging the pages you’ve read since June 1st!


For every 250 pages the Adult Summer Reading participants of Portland Library log as a group, the library will donate funding for two musical instrument rental scholarships for the 2024-2025 school year for two deserving students at Brownstone Intermediate School.  This year our charity is again local and focused on doing good in the community.

Thank you to the Friends of the Portland Library for sponsoring the Instrument Scholarships


Saturday June 1, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Take Great Photos With Your Smartphone

This class, by professional photographer Peter Glass, is for those truly interested in producing first-rate images with their smartphone  cameras.    Registration Required!

Thursday June 13, 6:30 p.m.

Your Edible Landscape

Hunting for wild edible plants doesn’t have to mean hiking in exotic locations far from home; many delicious and nutritious wild foods grow in your own backyard. Join Karen Monger as she teaches about the fruits, nuts, flowers, and greens found right outside your back door.

Registration Encouraged!

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June 12th
at 1:00p.m.    

Multi-Generational Drumming Circles

Mondays June 17, July 15 & August 19 6:30 p.m.

on the Waverly Town Green
Gather for a West African-inspired drum circle led by Mark Zarrillo, knowledgeable in West African music, culture and with 40 years drumming wisdom. Drums will be supplied.                       


Save the date!
Saturday June 15th 10-12
Friends' Read & Recycle

Bring  in gently used books, dvds, cds & puzzles!

Knifty Knitters
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 
Drop in at this weekly knitting circle where people share ideas, get helpful knitting tips and enjoy chatting with others who enjoy this creative hobby! Beginning knitters are welcome too! 

Book Clubs

June 4th @1pm
T.A.B. Talk about Books
June 6th @6:30pm
1st Thursday Night
Book Club

June 18th @1pm
Mystery Lovers
Book Club

Monthly Writers’ Cafe:

Saturday June 15, July 20 &

Aug 17 @ 12:30pm
in the Van Beynum Room

Due to popular demand,
the Portland Library will be
hosting a monthly Writers' Cafe on the third Saturday of each month from 12:30-2pm, starting in February! The first hour will be quiet, communal, writing time, (12:30-1:30pm), with the final 30 minutes set aside to chat about your project with fellow writers! (1:30-2pm)

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