The Porter Memorial Library offers a variety of materials for all ages and interests!

Adults

  • Special programs, speakers, reading/discussion groups
  • Public Access Computers
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Photocopier
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Home delivery service to those in need

Children

  • Weekly Reading Hours
  • Special theme programs
  • Children's Writing Groups
  • Summer Reading Program

Genealogy

  • Machias Congregational Church (Church of Christ) records from 1795-1839
  • Ship registers and enrollments of Machias 1780-1930
  • Washington County census records for 1790, 1820 and 1830
  • Birth, death, and marriage records of Machias families and surrounding communities
  • Town and family histories, and Civil War records from across the state

Special Interests

  • Sketch of village of West Falls in the township of Machias in the year 1811
  • 1896 "birds eye" view of Machias published by George E. Norris, Brockton, MA
  • Portrait of Jeremiah O'Brien, U.S. Congressman and nephew to the Revolutionary War hero
  • Reading Room fireplace contains ballast stone from the British Warship Margaretta