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9 a.m.–2 p.m.

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Library Exhibits, Displays and 


Lobby Display


the gift of the magi

The Gift of the Magi, the short story written by O. Henry about a poor, young couple at Christmas and their story about buying gifts for each other. The story can be read online. 

Desk Display

walking in a winter wonderland




Adult Programs 

 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!




The club will meet in the library's Sanderson

January 13, 2015

1:30-2:30 p.m.


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!


Next Mystery Lovers Book Club

Tuesday, January 13 , 2015

1:30-2:30 p.m. 

held in the Sanderson Room


dead angler


Whoever thought small-town retirement coudl be this dangerous?  Retired dentist Paul Osborne hasn't fly-fished since his wife died.  He hasn't had a woman tell him what to do since then either.  But in the company of Lewellyn Ferris, he's relearning both.  And when he and his lady instructor find a well-dressed body floating in the moonlight, Paul adds "deputy" to his list of experiences...

Whether the death is accidental--or accidentally on purpose--Llewellyn is determine to reel in the truth.  She enlist Paul and his walleye-expert buddy, Ray, to help her get to the bottom of the murky mystery. 


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 .