Game On! Board Game Event

Get out of the house for some fun and socializing at our Game On event with Diversions! The next board game afternoon will be Saturday, April 21, from 1-3 PM at the Main Library!  … Read more.

Illustrator Visit with Jamie Hogan

Join us as we search for sea stars washed onto the shores of the library, return them to the surf with a locomotion game, and draw them deep into the blue sea with our guest artist: Jamie Hogan!Read more.

Community Shredding Day

Do you have sensitive documents that you no longer need?  Bring them to the parking lot of the Main Library on Saturday, April 21, from 9 am to noon for safe, confidential shredding, provided by Without a Trace Mobile Shredding.… Read more.

Lines for Fines: April 17-30

Want to get rid of those late charges that somehow (accidentally, of course) built up on your card? Participate in Lines for Fines to clear them up!… Read more.

Author Talk with James Vander Schaaf

Local Maine wood artisan and furniture builder, James Vander Schaaf, will be visiting the Main Library on Saturday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. to discuss his book, An Adventure in the Art of Woodworking: Quickly Learn the Basics.Read more.

Lifelong Learning Just Got Easier!

Thanks to the generosity of two of our great patrons, SPPL has been given a broad selection of The Great Courses (TGC), a series of college-level audio and video courses, produced by The Teaching Company.Read more.

Shared Borrowing Agreement

Have you heard the news? Your SPPL library card can now be used to borrow materials at four other area libraries:

  • Baxter Memorial Library in Gorham
  • Scarborough Public Library in Scarborough
  • Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth
  • Walker Memorial Library in Westbrook

Each of these libraries is a member of the Minerva consortium and, while you have long enjoyed the ability to borrow items from their collections through our interlibrary loan service, you now have the ability to use your SPPL card directly at these area libraries, just as you would at our library! … Read more.

Spanish Language Group


Vengo al grupo del conversacion cada miércolea la Biblioteca de Sud Portland 10:00-11:00 am! Mejora tu Espanol cuando discutimos temas practicas.

Translation- Come to a conversation group each Wednesday at the South Portland Library from 10:00-11:00 a.m.! … Read more.

Genealogy Group

family tree

The South Portland Public Library has a genealogy program that meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. The group shares research tips, answers questions, and uses library resources to help piece together family trees.… Read more.