Summer 2021 Programs

Drumming fun this Summer 2021!

Monday June 14th, Monday August 9th
at 6:30p.m.  & Monday September 13th at 6:00p.m.
Multi-generational Drumming Circles

Gather for a West African-inspired drum circle (socially distanced 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. 

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

Movies are back!

Wednesday August 18th at 1:00p.m.

Based on a true story, when a small-town bartender takes in a young horse with no experience on how to raise it, she and her neighbors begin taking on and sharing this responsibility as this unlikely steed will be bred and trained to take on the track. With little funding to make this venture work, everyone pulls together the cash they have to ensure this horse has what it takes to run with the best racers around. Toni Collette, Damian Lewis.
114 minutes, PG. Registration Requested.

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CT Audubon Society Presentation

All about Owls click here

Tuesday July 27th at 6:30p.m.

a Multi-generational presentation ages 10-adult

One of our most unique and mysterious family of birds, owls are most active when the rest of us are settling down for the night.

In this presentation, teacher-naturalist Joe Attwater will go over what makes these birds so amazing, and which ones call CT home.

There will be photos, short video clips and sound recordings of owls in CT.

Joe will discuss:

What species you can find in CT and how to identify them

Owl Adaptations

Owl nesting and fledglings

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


Thank you to the Friends of the Portland Library for all their support of our programs!

Mystery Lovers Book Club Discussion
September 21st @ 1pm

The Witch Elm
by Tana French

Mystery Book Club is on hiatus July & August!

Copies of the book will be available in August!
Portland Forum

Thursday September 30th at 1:00p.m.

A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team

by Arshay Cooper

Copies of the book will be available in August!



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


Asian American Pacific Islander

 Anti-Racism Resources

Thursday September 9th at 1:00p.m.

Afternoon Book Discussion 

Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. 
A desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska
only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.