Artsy Afternoon: Pressed Flower Crafts

Create unique bookmarks, cards, and pictures from Betty’s garden of dried flowers! Betty volunteers in the Friends of the South Portland Public Library book shop and in the Children’s Room, teaching yarn making on her spinning wheel.… Read more.

Julie Falatko & Neesha Hudson Book Party

Join local children’s author Julie Falatko and local illustrator Neesha Hudson for a party in honor of their new dog-themed books: Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School (written by Julie) and Walk Your Dog (illustrated by Neesha).… Read more.

West African Rhythms and Songs with Annegret Baier

SPPL invites you to kick off the 2018 Summer Reading Program with drummer Annegret Baier! Annegret will demonstrate a variety of rhythm instruments rooted in West African music at her special performance at the Main Library on Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 AM. Read more.

Starlight Stories Moving to Summer Schedule in May

Starting on Thursday, May 17, Starlight Stories will transition into our summer schedule. We will meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library! Children of all ages are invited to enjoy gentle stretches and movement, songs, and stories to end their day in a calming way. … Read more.

The Creativity Connection with Diane Dunton

Join Maine author, artist, photographer and Reiki Master Trainer Diane L. Dunton for The Creative Connection: the relationship between writing, art and wellbeing, a lively discussion about how anyone can use the arts and creativity for positive impact on health and wellness.… 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.