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Native American Black and White Photo

April 21st, 2015 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Book Signing for the Book "On the Edge of Extinction"

by Royal Sutton

Royal Sutton will be signing his book,"On the Edge of Extinction" here at Portage Public Library on Tuesday, April 21 from 2-4pm.  He will also be bringing photographs of Native Americans from Frank Rinehart's original glass plates .  The photos were commissioned for the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition held in Omaha. You can see many of the photos on Google images. The event is free and open to the public.

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You and Your Dreams in 2015

Are dreams important? Can dreams change your life? The Portage Public Library is offering you the opportunity to learn more about the power of dreams as you re-evaluate your life in the New Year. Robert Thompson will be facilitating a group on “Dreams” at the Library.  Mr. Thompson has previously taught a class on the history of dreams at MATC (Madison College).  Some topics that could be covered include: the history of dreams through various cultures, dream interpretation, and documenting your own dreams. The first session was in the Tech Room of the library on Thursday, January 22 at 6:30. UPDATE: Due to high interest, the Dreams Group will continue to meet on a monthly basis. Meetings will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month at 6:30PM at N9529 Monthey Road, 9 miles northeast of Portage. For any additional questions or for directions to the new location, please call facilitator Robert Thompson at telephone number 608-617-4439.



 Book Discussion:  Adventure in Winter

Sponsored by Friends of the Portage Public Library  friends of the library

@ Portage Public Library

Mondays, Monthly

5:30 pm, Brown bag.  Coffee & tea provided

February 2The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho    led by Lawrence Gramer

March 2Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer           led by Hans Jensen

** April 13:  Pick a sea adventure:     Captains Courageous  by Rudyard Kipling

                        (Choose 1)           The Sea Runner by Ivan James Hall

                                             Sailing Around the World Alone  by Joshua Slocum

                                     or a sea adventure of Joseph Conrad or Herman Melville

                                                                        Led by Charles Bradley

May 4Endurance by Alfred Lansing   led by Jane Considine

If the Portage School System cancels school, then the book discussion will be held on the following Monday.

if you need a ride, contact Sue at 742-7844.


Job Search Club & Career Workshops

Every Wednesday in September & October

@ 1:00-3:00 pm

Includes interview skills and resume & cover letters


job search club




Chair Yoga


2-3 pm

January 15, 22 & 29

February 19& 26


chair yoga


Mystery Lovers Book Club

Do you love a good mystery? Are you interested in reading and discussing mysteries with other like-minded people? Then sign up for our MYSTERY LOVERS BOOK CLUB. This is a daytime book discussion group with books chosen by the members. We meet at 1:30 to 2:30 the second Tuesday of the month here at the Library. New members always welcome--come and bring a friend!



Do you love a good mystery?  Would you like to share your enthusiasm with like-minded people?  Sign up for the library's MYSTERY LOVERS BOOK CLUB.  This is a daytime book discussion group with titles chosen by participants. The group meets from 1:30 to 2:30 the second Tuesday of the month at the Library. Discussions lead by Sheril Lannoye, library adult programmer.   New members are always welcome!





Computer Help

BASIC ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER HELP is now available.  Someone will be available to help with your computer questions.  The type of help includes:  using a mouse, searching on the Internet, job applications, setting up e-mail.  Times are 10-11 am or 11-12 noon with Kelly on Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30- 2:30  p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays with Sheril.  Call 608-742-4959 to sign up or find out available dates .