The Main Library will be celebrating Star Wars Reads Day on October 7! Join us from 1pm to 4pm! For more information, please call us at 393-8501!
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 ...
Help Shape The Future Of Portsmouth! The entire community is invited to get involved and have their voices heard.
Check out all the wonderful Preschool Programs we have! Did you know preschool programs like these contribute greatly to early school success.
Homework Help available for students in grades 3-12 from the Library and Literati. Log in with your Library barcode and get help in Reading, Writing ...
2017 Teen Summer Reading Winners are as follows, Amber McClanahan-Cradock Isyss Copes-Churchland Azaria Marsh-Churchland Irqeue Loving-Cradock Please pick-up your prize from the branch listed above, no later than SEPTEMBER 20!
Teen Library Camp was a success! Participants enjoyed tons of hands-on activities that included, STEM speakers, technology, crafts, cooking, forensic science, art, fieldtrips and much more. If you missed your opportunity to attend this year, be sure to be on the look out for Teen Library Camp 2018! * […]
October 10th, 2017 “Maritime Pilotage in Virginia” Dr. Elias Siraj, Director EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center. November 14th 2017 “Mindfulness Meditation : Anxiety and Stress Reduction” Maury Cook, Co-Founder Sattvic Space. January 9th, 2018 “Wine is not Rocket Science” Ken Wheeler, Wine Consultant. February 13, 2018 “New Treatment Options for Diabetes” Dr. Elias Siraj, Director […]
Visit your local branch and sign-up for a library card! While you’re there browse the new books or inquire about an upcoming event! For more information, please call 393-8501!
The Main Library has planned several activities for teens during the month of September! All of the activities are free, so grab a friend and join the fun! For more information, call us at 393-8501!
Join us at the Main Library for Crochet! We will have some materials available! If you have your personal supplies, please feel free to bring them! * Registration is not required and space is limited. For more information, please contact us at 393-8501!
It’s “Team Black” vs “Team Red” in this honorable observance of National Checker Day at the Churchland Library. We’ll have multiple game tables available so grab a friend and face-off in a friendly round of checkers on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am-4pm.
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, September 21st at the Churchland Branch in the Teen Scene Room. Come and invite a friend!
Attendees will register for their own personal e-mail address and walk through how to compose a new e-mail and view received e-mails as well as basic formatting and more. Registration is required. Call Aren at 686-2538. Churchland Branch*Technology Room*Tuesday, September 26th*11am-1pm
If X-Box and board games sound like a fun time, you’ll want to join us on Thursday, September 28th. 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 […]
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.
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!
September 19th, 2017
This months book!
We invite you to take part in our next quilting meeting on Thursday, September 28th. 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 […]
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 […]
Have you seen the lotus in bloom at the pond at the Churchland Branch of the Portsmouth Library? Swing by, check out a book, and enjoy the beautiful view at 4934 High Street! *Pictures courtesy of Louise Johnson, President, Friends of the Public Library
On Wednesday, July 19 the Portsmouth Health Department was on site to provide FREE pressure screenings! They also provided, information on health, wellness, and chronic diseases. Please visit the Health and Wellness Information Center at the Main Library or visit the Portsmouth Health Department at http://portsmouth.vdh.virginia.gov/
On Wednesday, July 19 the Portsmouth Police Department hosted Coffee With A Cop at the Main Library! Residents were afforded the opportunity to ask questions, share and address concerns about their community. Below are a few pictures of the wonderful exchange!
Main Library Local History Room Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month @ 1-4 PM Join us and learn as you share.
One Click Digital, our source for e-books, e-audio books and e-magazines has changed its name to RB Digital. Along with the new name there is 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 new app directly from RB […]
Teens meet Grell Sutcliff (Cosplay)! If you and your friends are interested in meeting up for ANIME, contact us at 393-8501.
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 […]
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 […]
The Red Cross recognizes the Manor Branch Library’s Adult Crochet Group for their large donations of hats, scarves, and blankets to those in need including newborn infants and veterans. Mary Hampton the founder of the group points to the picture of Clara Barton Way to go Ladies!
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 […]
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.
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. […]
Join us for Lego Mania at Churchland Designed for Children 5-11 years old 6-7 pm in Children’s Program Room on the second Tuesday of each month.
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.
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.
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 […]
The LEGO CLUB will meet on the 4th Saturday of each month.
MAIN BOOK SALE – EVERY Saturday 10-2 601 Court Street, side entrance.
What else can beat a movie, popcorn, and drinks on a leisurely Wednesday evening? Our next monthly movie “The Zookeeper’s Wife” will be showing on Wednesday, September 28th at 5:30pm. Join us!