September Calendar

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See our upcoming activities for September!

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Donation presented by Betty Harper

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The Charlotte Reeves Robertson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution are pleased to announce the publication "Legacies of Our Great Grand Mothers: Early Tennessee Women" is now available in the James Bailey Museum here, at the Portland Public Library of Sumner County.

This two-volume set highlights the contributions of early Tennessee women in the settling of our frontier state, the development of our communities, and the molding of strong families. Within its more than thirteen hundred pages, readers will find the stories of wealthy pioneer families and subsistent farming families; families who first resided in the State of Franklin and those who traveled with the Robertson and Donelson expeditions; and families who helped mold the future of Tennessee prior to 1850.


With 265 family biographical sketches, which are footnoted, verified and documented with sources, the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution, under the leadership of TSDAR State Regent, Susan Rogers Thomas, has compiled and created a true legacy for current and future genealogies.

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Check out our new Chromebooks

These laptops can be checked-out for use inside the library for up to 2 hours!

Work on school work, browse the internet, or just have fun

Ask at the desk today!

Artist Rebecca Burns

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The Portland Public Library is pleased to announce an exhibit by artist Rebecca Burns in the gallery of the library August 11th through August 31st.

Rebecca Burns was born and raised in Indiana where she first studied art and discovered her passion for watercolor. She lived in Arizona for several years and studied the medium of colored pencils. She is contiually amazed at the mystical effects that are produeced when watercolor pigment touches wet paper, each application different than before. Colored pencil art intrigues Rebecca and gives her the opportunity to pain in fine detail. Rebecca now resides in Gallatin, Tennessee and enjoys expressing her art in florals, abstracts, portraits, animals, and still life paintings.

New Middle School Program!

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Middle School Activities

Tuesday, September 1st @ 4:00

Come and be a part of our NEW Middle School program on the first Tuesday of every month!

Enjoy snacks, games, crafts, and more!
Open to 6th - 8th graders


Children's Program - September 2nd

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Wednesday, September 2nd


Pre-school - 10:30 - Experimenting with magnets and crafts

After school - 3:30 - Facts, fun, and magnetic experiments



ABC Club - September

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ABC Club

@ 10:30 a.m.

Thursdays, September 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th

A program for 3-5 year olds to learn writing and recognition of letters, shapes, and numbers.

Pre-registration is required!

Please call us at 615-325-2279 or sign up at the main desk.

YA Dot Art - September 3rd

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Thursday, September 3rd

Dot Art

4:00 - 5:00

Create simple works of art using paint and black paper

Open to 6th - 12th graders

Lapsit - September 4th

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Friday, September 4th

"Things That Stick"

A Story time for toddlers

(3 and under)


Labor Day Closed - September 5th

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We will be closed

Saturday, September 5th

in observance of Labor Day

Children's Program - Sept. 9th

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Learn more about

American botanist and inventor

George Washington Carver

Wednesday, September 9th

Pre-school - 10:30 - Stories, facts and fun activities

After school - 3:30 - Peanut facts, plant facts, and take a plant home!

YA Duct Tape - Sept. 10th

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Duct Tape Studio

Thursday, September 10th @ 4:00 p.m.

Make wallets, lanyards, bracelets, bookmarks, and anything else you can think of!

6th - 12th graders

Lapsit - Sept. 11th

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A Storytime for Toddlers

(Under 3)

Friday, September 11th

@ 10:30 a.m.

"Nature Growing Around Us"

Lucky Library Bingo - Sept. 11th

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Friday, September 11th

1:00 p.m. till 2:00 p.m.

Everyone's a winner!

Children's Program - Sept. 16th

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Learn more about

Jacques Cousteau

 who studied the sea and all forms of life in water and who pioneered Marine Conservation

Wednesday, September 16th

Pre-school - 10:30 - Sink and Float activities

After school - 3:30 - Experiments using water

Book Club - Sept. 17th

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Adult Bookclub

Thursday, September 17th

11:30 a.m.

The Day the World Came to Town

by Jim DeFede

New Readers are always welcome!

Reserve your copy at the front desk today


YA - Throwback - Sept. 17th

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Thursday, September 17th @ 4:00 p.m.

Revert back to your childhood by joining us for breakfast and cartoons. Let us know your favorite cartoons by 9.17 and we might include some you enjoyed when you were younger!

6th - 12th graders



Lapsit - Sept. 18th

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Friday, September 18th

@ 10:30 a.m.

"Ocean Life"

For toddlers under 3


Crochet Club - Sept 18th

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Friday, September 18th

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Are you a beginner?
Would you like to learn more about crocheting?

Bring your hooks & yarn and join us as we learn lots and have fun socializing!

Call 615-325-2279 for any questions

Children's Program - Sept. 23rd

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Learn about

Louis Pasteur

Chemist and Microbiologist

Wednesday, September 23rd

Pre-school - 10:30 - Germs!

After school - 3:30 - Germs!

YA - YouTube Fest - Sept. 24th

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Thursday, September 24th

4:00 - 5:00

Nominate your favorite video clips for us to watch!

Email your favorite to by 9.17

6th - 12th graders

Lapsit - Sept. 25th

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Friday, September 25th @ 10:30 a.m.


A story time for Toddlers

(Under 3)

Saturday Movie Matinee - Sept 26th

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Saturday Movie Matinee

Saturday, September 26th

11:00 a.m.

Bring your family and friends to see this new movie!

Visit us or call 615-325-2279 for the movie title and rating


Children's Program - Sept. 30th

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Wednesday, September 30th

The Wright Brothers

Pre-school  - 10:30 a.m. - Paper planes, songs, and stories

After school - 3:30 p.m. - Paper projects, fun, and a little competition



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