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Coming to the Sky Above You
A Total Solar Eclipse!
August 21, 2017
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Support the Friends of the Portland Public Library (No cost to you!)
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1) Just go to this page,
2) Enter "Elmer Hinton" in the box labeled "or pick your own charitable organization,"
3) Click "Search" to the right of the box,
4) Then click the word "Select" next to "Friends of the Elmer Hinton Memorial Library, Inc." which should appear on the next screen..
The Friends of the Library is a 501 (c) 3 charity which supports our library by providing needed items that are outside the library's county budget. For example, Friends of the Library provides small gifts to kids who have successfully completed the summer-reading program. Again, this costs you nothing.
Do you live in Bethpage, Westmoreland or Portland, and have a dog or cat that needs to be FIXED, but you can’t afford it? The Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance can fix them for FREE! Also free rabies vaccination with surgery. Call 615-452-2233 for an appointment. This program made possible by a generous grant from Best Friends Animal Society. Limited time offer. Please call soon.
Portland Public Library Events for August 2015
ABC Club (Beginning August 13th) Signups are underway for a new preschool program which will be led by Shana Blankenship. ABC club is a program for 3-5 year olds teaching writing and recognition of letters, numbers, and shapes. They will meet every Thursday at 10:30 beginning August 13th. Sign up today at the library circulation desk
Friday, August 14th Lucky Library Bingo 1:00 to 2:00 Please join us at the Portland Public Library to play Bingo. We will begin playing at 1:00 in the community room. No cash prizes, but we give away food, books, gift cards and more!
Thursday, August 20th Book Club followed by Book Signing 11:30 Barry Jones, a retired scientist and now local author, will be here with a presentation of his book “Rusted Rails.” This work is historical fiction based in the late 1920’s that resurrects the now abandoned coal-mining town of Wilder, Tennessee. After the discussion time Mr. Jones will be available for a book signing.
Thursday, August 20th Crochet Club 1:00-2:30 Are you a beginner? Would you like to learn more about crocheting? Bring your hooks and yarn and please join us as we learn lots and have fun socializing!
Friday, August 22nd Saturday Movie Matinee 11:00 Join us for a family friendly movie. Please call the library at 615-325-2279 for the rating and the name of the movie.
Friday, August 28th Lucky Library Bingo 1:00 to 2:00 Please join us at the Portland Public Library to play Bingo. We will begin playing at 1:00 in the community room. No cash prizes, but we give away food, books, gift cards and more!
YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES (6th – 12th grade)
Young Adult Activities (students 6th grade through 12th grade) Any questions, please call Dorothy or Megan @ 615-325-2279.
Tuesday, August 4th Villainous Art 4:00 Add your own twist to an already created masterpiece. We will have printouts of various artwork to which you can add your own villainous interpretation.
Thursday, August 6th 4:00 to 5:45 YA Movie. Please call 615-325-2279 for the name of the movie and the rating.
Thursday, August 13th 4:00 to 5:00 There will be no YA program today. Have a great week at school!
Thursday, August 20th Game Day 4:00 to 5:00 Join us for a fun-filled hour of games! Enjoy playing games like Wii, Spoons, Apples to Apples, board games, and more with other young adults.
Thursday, August 27th Water Wars 4:00 to 5:00 Summer is not over yet! Come participate in Water Wars and be prepared to get wet! Outside activities are subject to weather. Call ahead! Swimsuits are allowed but must be covered with a dark t-shirt (this goes for guys and gals). Bring dry clothes, shoes, and a towel!
Preschool meets Wednesdays (ages 3-5)
Wednesday, August 5th
Movies all day! 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please call the library for the names of the movies at 615-325-2279.
Wednesday, August 12th There will be no program today. Ms. Linda is on vacation!
Thursday, August 13th ABC Club (3-5 year olds) 10:30 ABC club is a program for 3-5 year olds teaching writing and recognition of letters, numbers, and shapes. This new preschool program will be led by Shana Blankenship. Sign up today at the library circulation desk.
Wednesday, August 19th 10:30 Animal Heroes (Dogs) Stories & activities about brave, wonderful dogs.
Thursday, August 20th ABC Club 10:30 ABC club is a program for 3-5 year olds teaching writing and recognition of letters, numbers, and shapes. This new preschool program will be led by Shana Blankenship. Sign up today at the library circulation desk.
Wednesday, August 26th 10:30 Animal Heroes, not dogs! Animal songs, activites and crafts.
Thursday, August 27th ABC Club 10:30 ABC club is a program for 3-5 year olds teaching writing and recognition of letters, numbers, and shapes. This new preschool program will be led by Shana Blankenship. Sign up today at the library circulation desk.
After school meets on Wednesdays (school age)
Wednesday, August 5th Movies All Day
10:30, 1:00 and 3:30. Please call the library for the movie names at 615-325-2279.
Wednesday, August 12th There will be no program today. Ms. Linda is on vacation!
Wednesday, August 19th at 3:30 Animal heroes – learn about dogs with jobs, and very brave dogs, followed by games and art.
Wednesday, August 26th at 3:30 Play animal charades and learn about animals who have done amazing things.
Lapsit meets Friday at 10:30 a.m. (ages infants and toddlers)
Friday, August 7th Mom and Dad – Everyone’s super hero (songs, rhymes, stories and stickers)
Friday, August 14th No program this week. Ms. Linda is on vacation!
Friday, August 21st at 10:30 Dog Hero Tales ( Songs, rhymes, stories and stickers)
Friday, August 28th at 10:30 Farm animals save the day! (songs, rhymes, stories and stickers)
Citizens Awareness Group for Portland, Tennessee
Established in November of 2012
The Citizens Awareness Group is an organization of everyday citizens of the Portland, Tennessee, area. The CAG considers their group a place where residents can voice their concerns, wishes, and desires in regards to issues within our city. CAG's goal is to be helpful to the community, and not a thorn in their side, by building a bond with the City's governing body and working as a team to help resolve issues and build better community relations. The Citizens Awareness Group is currently established as a Facebook group and can be followed at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Citizens-Awareness-Group-for-Portland-Tennessee/298042093597657 All you have to do is click on "Like this page," and whenever CAG has a status update, you will see it in your status feeds. From there, you can read, communicate, and follow the activity. [Note: the CAG is not run by, nor associated with, this website.]
A special Thank You for all of the men and women from Portland who are serving, and have served, in the Armed Forces. Thank you for what you do for our country!
We've put together a web site of tourist attractions along Tennessee Highway 52 from I-65 through Portland, Westmoreland, Lafayette and Red Boiling Springs, then down to I-40 through Carthage. Please take a look at the site: www.TN52.com.
State Abbreviation: TN
TN Region: Middle Tennessee
County: Sumner County TN
ZIP Code: 37148
Latitude*: N36° 34.820'
Longitude*: W86° 30.837'
Elevation: 818 feet
Telephone Country Code: 1
Telephone Area Codes: 615 and 629
Population (1990 Census): 5,539
Population (2000 Census): 8,458
Population (2004 Special Census):10,046
Population (2007 Special Census): 10,941
Population (2010 Census): 11,480
Portland's Birthday (First Election in the new City of Portland): May 2, 1905.
Time Zone: U.S.A. Central
During Daylight Savings Time, Portland's UTC/GMT offset is -5 hours.
During Standard Time, Portland's UTC/GMT offset is -6 hours.
*At the flag pole at City Hall.
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