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Merrill Memorial Library, with a Creative Aging Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, proudly presents: Seeing With the Heart’s Ear Poetry Workshop Series with Martin Steingesser, Portland’s first Poet Laureate!  

November 7, 14, 28, and December 5, 2016, 6-8 pm.  These writing workshops offer inspiration and opportunity for participants to be more aware, more conscious, while providing new tools, or new ways to use old ones, to serve that consciousness in expressive ways. The aim is to encourage and nurture stronger, clearer and expressive writing and poetry.

Workshop series is limited to 12 participants – must be 50 or older to participate.
Sign up at the Merrill Memorial Library Circulation Desk or call 846-4763

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MML is pleased to announce a new library program: the Merrill Film Society.  This will be an informal gathering of community members to view great works of cinema with one another.  Everyone is invited.

The viewings will be at Lewis Hall on the library’s 3rd floor, showtime is 7pm.  October 26 we are showing Election (1999).

Please join us for what are bound to be invigorating and enjoyable evenings.  We hope to see you there.  The films are free and popcorn will be served!


Beanstack is an online Reader’s Advisory service that we offer. Parents may sign up for free, with or without a library card, and create a profile for each of their children including age, reading level, and interests. Each week, we will send you an email with a tailored book recommendation highlighting a book in our collection, as well as activities to do while reading the book that will enhance the experience of reading together as a family.  Try it out and let us know what you think!!

Interested in using our newly renovated meeting space for your group?