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Join Maine's Poet Laureate Linda Aldrich as she welcomes four current Maine poets: Stuart Kestenbaum (Maine State Poet Laureate), Betsy Sholl (former Maine State Poet Laureate), Gretchen Berg, and Colin Cheney who will read their own work and that of…

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Library programs move online! This screenshot of a tweet advertises a literary lunch program with author Layne Witherell, in collaboration with Print: a Bookstore. Witherell will discuss his book, Wine Maniacs.

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Portland Public Library's Archivist at work, in the library and at home.

Portland Public Library staff at a meeting via Zoom.

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Staff at the main branch of the Portland Public Library -- and the Little Water Girl -- get ready to welcome patrons for curbside pickup.

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For almost three months, no library materials circulated. When Portland Public Library announced its curbside service -- PPL To Go -- patrons responded eagerly. Here, a Riverton librarian prints hold slips for materials requested by patrons.

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Peaks Island branch library patrons on horseback pick up their requested library books!

Sign in front of Portland Public Library's main branch, detailing the procedures for curbside pick-up of requested library materials.

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Screenshot of Portland Public Library's PPL To Go webpage, captured June 18,2020. The library, while still closed to the public, began allowing patrons to pick up items they had requested.
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