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Portland Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Portland Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Knifty Knitters
Other
Saturday, Jan. 22, 10:00a.m.-12:30p.m.

Knifty Knitters are back!!  Saturdays 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 

 

Do you like to knit or crochet?  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! These Knifty Knitters love to teach others how to knit.

 

Preschool Storytime
Other
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Weekly storytimes will remain online for the winter session. Join us on Zoom to sing some songs,
practice some counting rhymes, and listen to some great stories. A take-home craft will be available each week for anyone who wants to come pick one up.
Registration is required and can be done through our website calendar or by calling the library at 860-342-6770. We will send out a Zoom link each week in advance of the program.

 

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22

 

Toddlers and Tots St
Other
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m.

Weekly storytimes will remain online for the winter session. Join us on Zoom to sing some songs,
practice some counting rhymes, and listen to some great stories. A take-home craft will be available each week for anyone who wants to come pick one up.
Registration is required and can be done through our website calendar or by calling the library at 860-342-6770. We will send out a Zoom link each week in advance of the program.

 

Toddlers and Tots Storytime
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23

 

Mary Flood Room
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 6:30
Explore the Marvel U
Other
Thursday, Jan. 27, 3:45 p.m.

Explore the Marvel Universe
Thursdays at 3:45 p.m.
January 27, February 3, 10

The aliens have landed at the Portland Library. They have so many questions, but there is one they want answered the most. What is this Marvel Universe and how do we get there? Kids in grades K-5 can join us for this three-week online program that celebrates all things Marvel including trivia, crafts and more. All materials will be supplied and available for pickup before each program. A Zoom link will be sent in advance of the event.

Registration is required and space is limited.

 

Virtual via Library Zoom
Thursday, Jan. 27, 7:00 pm
Mary Flood Room
Thursday, Jan. 27, 7:00p.m.
Knifty Knitters
Other
Saturday, Jan. 29, 10:00a.m.-12:30p.m.

Knifty Knitters are back!!  Saturdays 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 

 

Do you like to knit or crochet?  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! These Knifty Knitters love to teach others how to knit.

 

Preschool Storytime
Other
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m.

Weekly storytimes will remain online for the winter session. Join us on Zoom to sing some songs,
practice some counting rhymes, and listen to some great stories. A take-home craft will be available each week for anyone who wants to come pick one up.
Registration is required and can be done through our website calendar or by calling the library at 860-342-6770. We will send out a Zoom link each week in advance of the program.

 

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22

 

Talk about Books T.A
Mary Flood Room
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday February 1st at 1:00p.m.
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini.

 
In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion.

A sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln’s days. Sponsored by Library.
Decoding the Mysteri
Virtual Zoom meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 6:30
Tuesday February 1st at 6:30p.m. Virtual Zoom program
Decoding the Mysteries of Cats -Stephen Quandt, Feline Behaviorist – On Zoom

 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!

Join remote meeting access through Zoom the Meeting ID is 8603426777 and the Passcode is Portland
Toddlers and Tots St
Other
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.

Weekly storytimes will remain online for the winter session. Join us on Zoom to sing some songs,
practice some counting rhymes, and listen to some great stories. A take-home craft will be available each week for anyone who wants to come pick one up.
Registration is required and can be done through our website calendar or by calling the library at 860-342-6770. We will send out a Zoom link each week in advance of the program.

 

Toddlers and Tots Storytime
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23

 

Explore the Marvel U
Other
Thursday, Feb. 3, 3:45 p.m.

Explore the Marvel Universe
Thursdays at 3:45 p.m.
January 27, February 3, 10

The aliens have landed at the Portland Library. They have so many questions, but there is one they want answered the most. What is this Marvel Universe and how do we get there? Kids in grades K-5 can join us for this three-week online program that celebrates all things Marvel including trivia, crafts and more. All materials will be supplied and available for pickup before each program. A Zoom link will be sent in advance of the event.

Registration is required and space is limited.

 

First Thursday Night
Mary Flood Room
Thursday, Feb. 3, 6:00p.m.
Thursday February 3, 2022 @ 6:00p.m.
First Thursday Night Book Club (In person & Zoom)

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

These Ghosts are Family by Maisy Card

Stanford Solomon’s shocking, thirty-year-old secret is about to change the lives of everyone around him. Stanford has done something no one could ever imagine. He is a man who faked his own death and stole the identity of his best friend. Stanford Solomon is actually Abel Paisley. And now, nearing the end of his life, Stanford is about to meet his firstborn daughter, Irene Paisley, a home health aide who has unwittingly shown up for her first day of work to tend to the father she thought was dead.
This novel revolves around the consequences of Abel’s decision and tells the story of the Paisley family from colonial Jamaica to present-day Harlem. There is Vera, whose widowhood forced her into the role of a single mother. There are two daughters and a granddaughter who have never known they are related. And there are others, like the houseboy who loved Vera, whose lives might have taken different courses if not for Abel Paisley’s actions.

Sponsored by Library.
Knifty Knitters
Other
Saturday, Feb. 5, 10:00a.m.-12:30p.m.

Knifty Knitters are back!!  Saturdays 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 

 

Do you like to knit or crochet?  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! These Knifty Knitters love to teach others how to knit.

 

Teen Paint Party!
Mary Flood Room
Saturday, Feb. 5, 12:00 p.m.

Teen Paint Party!

Saturday, February 5 at 12:00 p.m.

Help us celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day by attending our Paint Party! Instructor Pamela Hanks created the artwork for our alien-themed Winter Reading program and she’ll show you how to paint an alien of your own. Grades 5-up.

Registration is required and space is limited. 

 

Zoom
Monday, Feb. 7, 7:00 p.m.
Executive Board Meeting Zoom contact  Maureen Muir for link to meeting  203-980-4087 Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Preschool Storytime
Other
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m.

Weekly storytimes will remain online for the winter session. Join us on Zoom to sing some songs,
practice some counting rhymes, and listen to some great stories. A take-home craft will be available each week for anyone who wants to come pick one up.
Registration is required and can be done through our website calendar or by calling the library at 860-342-6770. We will send out a Zoom link each week in advance of the program.

 

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22

 

Toddlers and Tots St
Other
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.

Weekly storytimes will remain online for the winter session. Join us on Zoom to sing some songs,
practice some counting rhymes, and listen to some great stories. A take-home craft will be available each week for anyone who wants to come pick one up.
Registration is required and can be done through our website calendar or by calling the library at 860-342-6770. We will send out a Zoom link each week in advance of the program.

 

Toddlers and Tots Storytime
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23

 

Explore the Marvel U
Other
Thursday, Feb. 10, 3:45 p.m.

Explore the Marvel Universe
Thursdays at 3:45 p.m.
January 27, February 3, 10

The aliens have landed at the Portland Library. They have so many questions, but there is one they want answered the most. What is this Marvel Universe and how do we get there? Kids in grades K-5 can join us for this three-week online program that celebrates all things Marvel including trivia, crafts and more. All materials will be supplied and available for pickup before each program. A Zoom link will be sent in advance of the event.

Registration is required and space is limited.

 

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