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  • 2017 Louise and Marvin Fenster Summer Reading Program for Children, Teens and Adults

      Portsmouth Public Library Summer Reading Program registration will begin Monday, June 19 through Saturday, July 22. Patrons registering a child must come into the ...

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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Teen Library Camp, Last Day To Sign-Up!

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 and ends Thursday, August 17.    Cash payments are due at time of registration! For more information, contact us at 393-8501. […]

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Fondue Frenzy @ Churchland!

Chocolate lovers will unite for an FREE evening filled with chocolate, friends, and fun on Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30pm. You must register before Friday, September 1st by calling Aren at 686-2538. It will be an evening to remember! (*Please alert us of any food allergies upon registering.)

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TEEN Crafting Plarn Bags

This STEM-inspired maker series will teach teens how to craft plarn (plastic/ yarn) bags using a beginners crochet technique. Our next meeting will be on Friday, August 18th from 1-3pm at the Churchland branch. Call Aren with questions at 686-2538.

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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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Quilting Guild @ Churchland

We invite you to take part in our next quilting meeting on Thursday, August 24th. We will suspend quilting for the month of July for a summer break. 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 […]

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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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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, September 11th as we are closed September 4th. Plan to discuss September’s title “The Humans” by Matt Haig. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Aren Gonzalez at (757) 686-2538 with questions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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