Print: A Bookstore is dedicated to not only being part of the community but also supporting other organizations and businesses! Below is a list of our current community partnerships, but we are always looking to partner more! If you'd like to partner with us, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
The ACLU of Maine is the state's guardian of liberty. We are active in the courts, the legislature and the public sphere to defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and to extend their promises to all Mainers. Our priority issues include criminal justice reform, reproductive freedom, racial justice, immigrants' rights, LGBTQ rights, women's rights, voting rights, freedom of expression, freedom of speech and religion, and privacy.
EqualityMaine is the oldest and largest statewide organization dedicated to creating a fair and just society for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Mainers. Their mission is to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Maine through political action, community organizing, education, and collaboration.
May 27, 2020 - Saundra Mitchell
Indigo Arts Alliance
Indigo Arts Alliance embodies a Black-led, multiracial approach to the rich intersections of citizenship, community-building, and creativity. More than ever, our world needs people who can help us imagine more compassionate, generous, and welcoming human societies. Indigo does that work. It is a great gift to the Portland community, to the region, and to our nation!
Beautiful Blackbird Festival 2020
League of Women Voters of Maine
The LWVME is a chapter of the League of Women Voters, an organization born out of the suffrage movement of 1920 that continues to work doggedly towards voter accessability and participation for all Americans. Active in all 50 states, DC, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong, the LWV is dedicated to a democracy and a nation in which we all have the ability to vote.
Community Book List
Ladies Adventure Club Maine
"In the summer of 2015, I fell in love with a show on Netflix called Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Miss Phryne Fisher, a 1920s Australian feminist and lady detective, is independent, irreverent, intelligent, brave, and very much her own person. She’s everything I want to be. And she inspired me to start the Ladies Adventure Club here in Maine. I imagine that if you are visiting this website, you want more adventure in your life or want to share your adventures with a group of fun, friendly, and supportive women. Check out our adventure offerings, read out trip reports for a flavor of what we do, and feel free to be in touch." – Gillian Schair, Founder
Community Book List
Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance
The MWPA brings together Maine writers, editors, publishers, booksellers, and literary professionals at all stages of their careers to sharpen craft, create community, and celebrate great writing. The MWPA fosters a greater awareness and readership of Maine writers; builds networks of writers, readers, and publishers; creates opportunities for writers to improve their craft; and acts as the foremost authority on Maine literary news, keeping our members and the public alike engaged and informed.
Mano en Mano
Mano en Mano works with farmworkers and immigrants to thrive in Maine. They envision a stronger, more inclusive Downeast Maine where the contributions of diverse communities are welcomed, access to essential services, education and housing are ensured, and social justice and equity are embraced.
In 1815, the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association was the fellowship for Portland’s creative community: the blacksmiths, coopers, carpenters, and more. Between 1857 and 1859, they built Mechanics’ Hall to house their library and become a communal gathering space. Today’s Mechanics’ Hall connects to that rich history by inspiring and enriching the community while promoting ingenuity, creativity, innovation and the diffusion of useful knowledge.
First Friday Reading Series
The Opportunity Alliance
The Opportunity Alliance works with people to build better lives and stronger communities. We provide advocacy, leadership, and support to identify the goals and address the needs of individuals, families, and communities. The Opportunity Alliance envisions contributing meaningfully to a community in which families and individuals are thriving and supported as they pursue their aspirations for a better life.
Portland Public Library
Portland Public Library (PPL) is the city’s cultural center, serving 675,000 visitors annually at four locations and a bookmobile. Chartered in 1867, PPL is Maine’s oldest and largest public library system and is the most visited cultural institution in Maine. The library offers over 300,000 books, audiobooks, musical recordings, movies, and digital resources, and access to the collections of the world’s great libraries. We also provide robust internet access and free wireless connectivity. They present a wide variety of lectures, classes, exhibits, programs and performances for all ages. The library's mission is to build a city of readers.
Literary Lunch - Layne Witherell
Spotlight Lecture Series
Teen Health Series
Portland Trails transforms Greater Portland into a healthier community for people powered transportation, conservation, and recreation, by creating a network of trails and green spaces that connect people with places. Since 1991, Portland Trails has built and maintained a trail network serving residents and visitors throughout Greater Portland. The current trail network includes over 70 miles of trails and green space that reach within a half mile of every residence in Portland and connect thousands of residents across Greater Portland.
Community Book List
SPACE is a nonprofit organization that supports contemporary arts projects, champions artists, and encourages an open exchange of ideas. Grounded in the belief that vital communities are activated by experimentation, conversation, and camaraderie, SPACE engages a wide audience with provocative arts programming and category-defying events. As a nexus for curious minds, we collaborate with original thinkers and invite the public to participate in the ongoing pursuit of adventurous ideas.
October 15, 2020 - Megan Grumbling
The Telling Room
The Telling Room empowers youth through writing and share their voices with the world. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, they seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for their students. They believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success.
Show & Tell 2020
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