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    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 ...

Teen Library Camp A Success!

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!                           * […]

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Second Tuesday Forum 2017-2018

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 […]

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Checkers

National Checkers Day @ Churchland

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.    

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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, September 21st at the Churchland Branch in the Teen Scene Room. Come and invite a friend!

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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, 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 […]

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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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Quilting Guild @ Churchland

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 […]

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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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RB Digital formerly One Click Digital and Zinio

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 […]

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Summer Writing Contest - A Book that Shaped Me

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 Health Department

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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Testing & Education Reference Center

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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Book Buddies

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

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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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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