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Book Buddies Book Club @ Churchland

        For 4th & 5th grade kids Meetings are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday each month Meetings will be held once a month. Membership is limited Free book and refreshments! Participants must be registered The group will be discussing a different book each month. Register with the Children’s Department […]

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Hoopla is Active!!

Hoopla is now active!!  Members of Portsmouth Public Library are now able to download up to six times per month, movies, TV shows, full music albums, e-books, e-audiobooks and comic books.  Some details: All the offerings from Hoopla are simulatneous access, so no holds.  Multiple people can use the same items at the same time. […]

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Food for Fines!

Beginning  November 6 through December 6, Portsmouth Public Library will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items at all library locations.   Each item will equal $1 removed from overdue  fines.  We cannot accept donations in glass jars, and items must not be expired!   For more information, contact your local branch! 

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Second Tuesday Forum 2017-2018

January 9th, 2018
“Wine is not Rocket Science”
Ken Wheeler, Wine Consultant.
THE SECOND TUESDAY FORUM SERIES is sponsored by the Portsmouth Public Library and funded by grants from the Portsmouth Public Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission, and The City of Portsmouth. All forums are free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed to attend. Complimentary beverages are provided by the library. Meeting room doors open at 11:00 a.m.
For directions and more information, please call the Portsmouth Public Library at 686-2538.

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Make-and-Take Adult Christmas Craft

Adults 18 and above are welcomed to join us at Churchland branch for a make-and-take Christmas ornament craft on Wednesday, December 6th from 6:00-7:30pm. Make a nice ornament as a momento to remember this year’s holiday season or a special gift to give away. All materials provided by the library. This program is absolutely free […]

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“TRUE COLORS” Teen Coloring

Why let the kids have all the fun? Teens like to color too!  Join our “True Colors” Teen Coloring Group on the 3rd Thursday of each month. We will color from 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 16th at the Churchland Branch in the Teen Scene Room. Come and invite a friend!

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PORTSMOUTH BOOK GROUP

We are so very “psyched” going into our planning meeting on Monday, December 4th at 6:30pm as there are tons of exciting reads we are looking at for 2018. The time has never been better to get in on the action. Submit 2-3 titles of your book choices for voting on, submit them to Aren […]

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Quilting Guild @ Churchland

We invite you to take part in our next quilting meeting on Thursday, January 25th. Some great individual quilting projects are underway and we’ve seen some beautiful quiltwork completed. Every 4th Thursday of the month from 10 am to 12 noon, we will quilt with beginners and advanced quilters alike. Bring your latest project for some […]

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose is a fun fast paced program for children ages birth to 36 months and their parents that incorporates books, songs, rhymes, instruments, and props to help young children learn the pre-literacy skills needed to become successful readers. Saturdays at 11am, Main Library.

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Teen Book-Club

Portsmouth Public Libraries Teen Book-Club. Manor Branch Library 1401 Elmhurst Lane at 2:45 p.m. on the Last Tuesday of the month September through May for ages 13-18. Come meet other teens who like to read great books! *FREE book each month *Refreshments Register below or by calling (757) 465-2916 or @ Manor Branch Library.   […]

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Manor Crochets!

  This group crochets everything from baby hats to dresses. If you are interested in joining Mrs.  Mary Hampton and Friends, meet them at the Manor Branch Library located at 1401 Elmhurst Lane.  The group meets the first and last Wednesday of the month from 11am to 12pm!  For more information, please call 465-2916.     

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The Mix Book Club @ Churchland

Originally published in 1929, Passing tells the troublesome relationship between two African-American women who are light enough to pass for white. Irene Redfield marries an African-American doctor and moves to Harlem. Clare Kendy, on the other hand, marries a bigoted white man — never telling him of her true heritage. When the two women meet, after decades of separation, they impact each other lives in ways that neither would have imagined.

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