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Quilting Guild @ Churchland

Our next quilting meeting of the new year will take place of Thursday, February 23rd. Every 4th Thursday of the month from 10 am to 12 noon, quilt with beginners and advanced quilters alike. Bring your latest project. Learn from more experienced quilters or share your wisdom with another fellow quilter. 

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Getting Started in African-American Genealogy

Saturday February 25th @ 10:30 AM
Have you seen the commercials for DNA, Ancestry, and My Heritage on T.V.? Have you wondered how to get started tracking down your roots? This family history workshop will cover the online tools and tricks needed to help you find your ancestors and uncover your past. Registration is not required. Questions? Call Aren at 686-2538.

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Line Dancing in the New Year

There’s still time to dance your way to your fitness goals OR come dance for the pure fun of it! Instructor Linda Gray will have you dancing the “wobble” and the “electric slide” during this 6-session event at the Churchland Branch. Our last dance class will be Friday, February 17th from 10:30am-11:30am. Ages 18+. Questions? Call Aren […]

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PORTSMOUTH BOOK GROUP

Our book group meets every 1st Monday of the month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Churchland Branch. We will meet next on Monday, March 6th to discuss March’s title “The Fireman” by Joe Hill. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Aren Gonzalez at (757)686-2538 with questions.

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AARP Tax Aide

AARP Tax Aide – Free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service serving low and middle income taxpayers with special attention to those ages 60 and older.

Churchland Branch Library
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: February 2nd – April 18th, 10 AM – 3 PM

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Second Tuesday Forum

March 14, 2017 “Good things Happening in Portsmouth Public Schools?” Dr. Elie Bracy, Superintendent of Portsmouth Public Schools. 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, Fine Arts Commission, and The City of Portsmouth. All […]

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Black History Month Display

Local history experts Keith and Pam Atkins have shared their expertise with us at the Churchland library. Stop by anytime in the month of February to view their “Black History Month” display in the Rotunda. This display offers pictures, local history, book resources and unique memorabilia assembled over hours and hours of work! Take advantage […]

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Book Buddies Book Club @ Churchland

For 4th & 5th grade kids Meetings are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 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 in person, by phone @ 686-2538 ext. 6626 or below.  […]

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Lego Club

For Ages 6-11 at the Main Library 601 Court St. The LEGO CLUB will meet on the 4th Saturday of each month at 2pm. Free Program! and Free parking in parking garage on Saturdays! For more information, Call: 757-393-8501 and ask for the Children’s department.

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Pre-School Winter Reading 2017

Register at any Portsmouth Library location January 30th – March 3rd Ages birth to pre-K   Do you like to share books with your young child?  If so, this is the program for you.  Register your child at any of our four locations beginning on Jan. 31, 2017.  Then  share 10 books with your child […]

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“TEEN X-TREME” Game Nite

If X-Box and board games sound like a fun time, you’ll want to join us on Thursday, February 23rd. Plan on gaming from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Churchland Branch in the Teen Scene Room. Come and invite a friend! All video games are rated “E for everyone”. Feel free to bring your […]

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What is National Puzzle Day!

Date When Celebrated : Event is always January 29. Don’t be puzzled by today. National Puzzle Day honors puzzles of all size, shape and form. Crossword puzzles are by far the most common. Sudoku, a number puzzle, is the most recent puzzle rage. Join us at the Main Library located at 601 Court Street on  Saturday, January 28, […]

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OneClickDigital

    OneClickDigital, is your new one stop for both e-books and online audiobooks. Download the free OneClickDigital App to your Apple, Android and Computer devices to have easy access to over 1100 E-Books and over 4000 online audiobooks.

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Flipster Magazines

Patrons of the Portsmouth Public Library System now have access to several electronic magazines through Flipster.  Accessible magazines now include: Black Enterprise, Ebony, Essence, Hispanic Network, Rolling Stone and two coloring books.

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Teen Coloring Clubs

Main Library: Are you looking for a way to relax after school? If you answered yes, then join us at the Main Library for coloring!  If you have any questions, please contact us at 393-8501.  Churchland: “TRUE COLORS” Teen Coloring Why let the kids have all the fun? Teens like to color too!  Join our […]

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Knitting and Crochet Club

Club Cancelled for November and December, see you January 24th. A knitting and crochet club is active at the Cradock Library. Whether you have been stitching for years, or you just want to learn, join fellow crafters who love all things yarn. Bring your current projects with you, or just bring your eagerness to try.

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Build One Portsmouth

Build One Portsmouth is about coming together as a community to shape our future. This two-year planning process will result in an updated Comprehensive Plan for the city. Build One Portsmouth is designed to be inclusive, transparent and robust. The goal is that every person in Portsmouth knows it is a choice to get involved and […]

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The Mix Book Club @ Churchland

Join The Mix Book Club! @ The Churchland Branch. Formerly known as La Mezcla An OPEN FORUM to Discuss and Share Opinions on Books written by Authors from Various Cultures. Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6pm to discuss a variety of cultures, authors and books! February 21, 2017 This months book! […]

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Teen Book Club!

Do you like to read and meet new friends? If you answered yes, then look no further! The Main Library’s Teen Book Club will meet every Tuesday from 4:30pm-5:30pm during the month of November. Participants will receive a free book and refreshments. If you have any questions, please contact us at 393-8501. 

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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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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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ESL Conversation Café

ESL conversation café is always held on the first Tuesday of the month. This is an informal guided conversation to allow non-native English speakers an opportunity to practice the use of English in a friendly and helpful environment with other like-minded people. This is open to anyone 16 and up who English is not their […]

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Adult Coloring Programs

Coloring is not just for kids, Grown Ups can color too and so can you! Join us for the Adult Coloring Programs, at Churchland, Cradock, Main and Manor. Supplies are provided. Cradock Coloring Club, every 1st Tuesday at 11am. Churchland Coloring Society, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 11 am. Manor Color Yourself Calm, every 3rd […]

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Black History Month Trivia Raffle

Answer the Black History Month trivia question correctly and be entered to win at the Churchland branch in the month of February. The raffle box is located at the Circulation Desk and the winner will receive a gift tote filled with goodies and giveaways! Ages 18+ (Participants must be Portsmouth Public Library card holders.)

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