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Teen Photo Scavenger Hunt

The hunt is on Friday, July 14th at 1pm. Find your favorite superheroes in this library-wide scavenger hunt and complete library-themed challenges. Test your detective skills and race to the win! Bring your camera-ready device and get hunting! Call the Churchland branch at (757) 686-2538 to register. This program is a Fenster Teen Summer Reading Program.

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Life-Sized Checkers @ Churchland

This teen activity is larger than life – literally! Experience a variety of life-sized games – join a team in a round of checkers, jenga, or yard “farkle” – or try all three! Friday, July 7th at 1:00pm in the Coleman Room. Call to register at (757) 686-2538.

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Local Author Expo 2017

  The Local Authors Expo will take place at the Main Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704. The event will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 24th.  Drop by to meet some of the talented writers who call Tidewater Virginia home! Books will be available for purchase from each author.

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Line Dancing @ Churchland

She’s baaaa-aaack! Churchland welcomes back line dancing instructor Linda Grey for two line dancing sessions – one on Saturday, June 24th @ 10:30am and the other on Saturday, July 8th @ 10:30am. Space is limited and registration is required. Call (757)686-2538 to reserve your spot and get your groove on at the library!

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2017 Summer Reading Program for Children and Teens!

  Portsmouth Public Library Summer Reading Program REGISTER HERE through Saturday, July 22. Patrons registering a child must come into the library to register and pick up a activity log. Teens and adults can register online by clicking on the link below. The library will provide a list of Portsmouth Public School’s suggested reading list. […]

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One Click Digital to become RB Digital

One Click Digital, our source for e-books, e-audio books and e-magazines will change it’s name to RB Digital on June 27, 2017.  Along with the new name there will be a new app which will provide access to all three formats.   Our patrons already using the One Click Digital app will receive notification of the […]

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Teen Library Camp!

The Main  Library will be hosting Teen Library Camp August 21-25. Our camp will offer youth ages 12-17 a fun and dynamic experience that will encourage ingenuity, commitment, and exploration!  Registration begins July 24 through August 7.   Payments are due at time of registration! For more information, contact us at 393-8501. *Space is limited!

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TEEN Canvas Painting!

Catch the excitement of our first-ever canvas painting class for teens. Be guided step by step in painting your own masterpiece to relaxing mood music to put you in the artistic frame mind! This workshop will be held at the Churchland branch on Friday, June 30th from 1pm-3pm. Space is limited. Registration required – call 757-686-2538.

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Introduction to Essential Oils

Essential oil expert Annie Miller introduces you to the basics of essential oils for health and wellness. This workshop will also feature useful ideas for using essential oils for children and babies. Each participant will make their own DIY rollerball. Not sure what that is? Come find out! Free to public. Churchland Branch – Tuesday, June 27th […]

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Tech Talk Tuesdays – “Beginners Computer”

Catch this 3-part series Tuesdays June 27th, July 25th and August 22nd from 11am-1pm at the Churchland branch. You will learn all of the basics of using a computer including e-mail, social media, internet browsing, word processing, and more! Sponsored by Goodwill. Registration is required – register for one or all courses. Call Aren at 757-686-2538.

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Summer Reading Program!

2017 Louise and Marvin Fenster Summer Reading Program Portsmouth Public Library Summer Reading Program registration will begin Monday, June 19 through Saturday, July 22. Patrons registering a child must come into the library to register and pick up a activity log.  Teens and adults can register online by clicking on the link below.  The library […]

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Chilton Vehicle Maintenance Database

Chilton Library – use the password:  portsmouth Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library’s more popular features include: Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle. Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently […]

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The Mix Book Club @ Churchland

Join The Mix Book Club! @ The Churchland Branch. 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! May 15th, 2017 This months book! Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie […]

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A Book That Shaped Me!

Portsmouth Public Library will be partnering with the Library of Congress for “A Book That Shaped Me” writing contest.  This contest is for rising 5th and 6th graders.  Registration forms can be picked up from any of our branch locations.   If you have any questions, call us at 393-8501 or  click the link below.  ABTSM_entry […]

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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, June 5th to discuss June’s title “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Aren Gonzalez at (757) 686-2538 with questions.

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Quilting Guild @ Churchland

We invite you to take part in our next quilting meeting on Thursday, June 22nd. Every 4th Thursday of the month from 10 am to 12 noon, quilt with beginners and advanced quilters alike. Bring your latest project for some show-and-tell! Learn from more experienced quilters or share your wisdom with another fellow quilter.

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Community Health Survey The Portsmouth Health Department is currently collecting information for their third bi-annual community health survey.  The Community Health Survey allows them and other community organization to collect valuable neighborhood level data that will help guide their decisions for programs that would best improve the health of Portsmouth citizens.  We appreciate you taking the time to […]

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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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Yoga on Main!

The Main Library will be offering Yoga to our Seniors! Did you know that there are many benefits to doing Yoga as a senior? Here’s just a few: -Help alleviate arthritis pain. -Increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis. -Improve balance. -Moderate chronic pain. -Help alleviate arthritis pain. To learn more on the benefits of YOGA, […]

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Testing & Education Reference Center

  Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Please use portsmouth as a password. Over 300 practice tests and courses Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests Information on over […]

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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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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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Tumble books E-books Graphic novels and Audiobooks for Teens

 TumbleBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle school, high school, or public library. We offer a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can […]

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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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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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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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