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Come help us kick off our Summer Reading Program with pizza and a movie! We will be watching Remember the Titans  in the Teen Scene Room at the Churchland Branch from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Teens ages 12-18. Summer Reading Registration will be offered at this event.

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Adult Coloring Programs

Grown Ups can color too and so can you! It is not just for kids. Join us for the Adult Coloring Programs, at Churchland, Cradock and Manor. Supplies are provided. Churchland Coloring Society, 11am Tuesday, May 24th. Cradock Coloring Club, 11 am, Tuesday, June 7th. Churchland Coloring Society, 11am Tuesday, June 14th. Manor Color Yourself Calm, […]

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“TEEN X-TREME” Game Nite

If X-Box, Wii, and board games sound like a fun time, you’ll want to join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month starting June 23rd. Plan on gaming from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Churchland Branch in the Teen Scene Room. Come and invite a friend!

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“TRUE COLORS” Teen Coloring Group

“TRUE COLORS” Teen Coloring Group  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 starting June 16th, 2016. We will color from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Churchland Branch in the Teen Scene Room. Come […]

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Quilting @ The Library!

She’s back!!! Erma Granger has requested a third session following our previous two-session Quilting Class at the Churchland Branch. We will gather on Thursday, May 26th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to finish learning how to bind a quilt! Returning students and newcomers are all welcome – there’s still talk of a quilting guild […]

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Poetry Contest Winner

We have a WINNER!!! Congratulations to Deborah Lass who won our Poetry Contest. MOMENTOES a merger of moments & mementoes we carry mementoes along the way a stone from the river or shell by the bay we commemorate celebrate grieve we pray we carry mementoes along the way a ribbon from a bouquet or garter […]

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The Mix Book Club @ Churchland

JoinThe 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! Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala […]

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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 Flora and Ulysses the Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo Register with the Children’s Department in person, by phone @ 686-2538 […]

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Saturday Yoga at the Library

Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting a one hour long YOGA event free and open to the public.  May 28th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM will be held in the Coleman Meeting Room at the  Branch and all levels are welcome. Bring a mat, water & some good vibrations! Please arrive a bit earlier than […]

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PPL Local Author Expo

Author Registration and the Presenter Applications are now available for the Portsmouth Public Library Local Authors Expo to be held at the Main Library on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Registration for tables will be available until June 1st. Presenter Applications will be available until May 6th.

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ESL Conversation Café

ESL conversation café’s next date is May 3rd at 6 PM, 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 […]

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Join Us for Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early learning program that incorporates books, rhymes, songs, musical instruments, finger plays, flannel board characters, puppets and other props to help young children learn the pre-literacy skills needed to become successful readers. The program is fast-paced and fun to keep up with active little minds and includes tips for parents.

Ages birth to 36 months

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Knitting and Crochet Club

A crochet is active at the Cradock Library. Whether you have been crocheting 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. We meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. Upcoming dates: […]

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