Food for Fines

From March 18th through March 31st, the South Portland Public Library is sponsoring Food for Fines, a fines amnesty program to benefit the South Portland Food Cupboard. … Read more.

Little Roots Musical Adventure!

SPPL is hosting two Little Roots workshops in April! Little Roots is a music program for ages 3-5 (with a caregiver), led by Amanda Panda, and based out of the 317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth, It introduces children to the joy of making music with other young friends through song, dance play and hands-on introduction to the ukulele.… Read more.

Life 101 Book Group Schedule March-April

Due to a staff training, the Library’s Life 101 book group will not be meeting at its regularly scheduled time in March. March’s meeting will be pushed back to April 4, and then regular programming will resume from there.… Read more.

Changes to Anthology


Anthology, our story time for adults, will be presenting at a new time starting next month. Beginning April 12, Anthology will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Read more.

Game On! Board Game Event

Our next board game afternoon will be Saturday, April 15, from 1-3 PM! The Library has a new board game program in partnership with Diversions Puzzles & Games!… Read more.

Starlight Stories Will Be Back in June!

The library’s evening pajama story time, Starlight Stories, will be taking a hiatus in April and May. Normally on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Starlight Stories is an all-ages story time featuring songs and stories to help children relax before bed.… Read more.

March Madness, Library-Style!

March Madness

Get ready for March Madness, library-style! It’s a literary battle royale!  Eighteen books go head to head and spine to spine in a no-holds-barred fight to the top.  … Read more.

Community Shredding on Earth Day!


Do you have sensitive documents that you no longer need?  Bring them to the parking lot of the Main Library on Saturday, April 22, from 9 am to noon for safe, confidential shredding, provided by Without a Trace Mobile Shredding.… Read more.

Genealogy Group

family tree

The South Portland Public Library has a new monthly genealogy program. The first meetings will be led by genetic genealogist Nancy Milliken Mason. Mason, who was born in Portland and grew up in Cumberland, has been doing traditional genealogy research for over 30 years.… Read more.

Invasive Plants Talk with Tom Atwell

Tom Atwell

Are you dreaming of warmer days? Are you an avid gardener itching to get your hands in the soil? Come find inspiration now as South Portland Public Library welcomes the Maine Sunday Telegram’s “Maine Gardener” columnist, Tom Atwell, for an informative talk on managing invasive plants in your yard or garden.… Read more.