The Manor Branch Library will be holding a Mock Presidential Election for Teens in grades 6-12 October 24th – November 8th Who Would YOU Choose?
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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 ...
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Our contract with Overdrive will terminate as of today 10/14/2016. We will be going with a new e-book service called One Click Digital. In making this move we will be able to buy more e-book titles at a faster rate than we were able to in the past. The new service will not be ready for approximately two week. We apologize for the short notice but believe this change will improve service to our customers in the long run. Thank you in advance for your patience.
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.
Who doesn’t enjoy receiving something handmade during the holidays? With a little colorful ink, decorative papers, and stamps we’ll create some unique holiday cards to share. No experience needed – designs will be easy and fun to duplicate! Saturday, November 12th from 10:30am-12:00pm. Register by calling Aren Gonzalez at (757) 686-2538. Free to the public.
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago to address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten. On Thursday, October 27, 2016, children and adults will gather to learn, laugh, and read this year’s campaign book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia […]
Join us at your Main Library as we celebrate History through Movies.
Movies will be shown from 3pm to 5pm. Participants must be 13 & Up to participate.
Thursday Oct. 20th 3pm to 5pm. & Friday Oct. 21st 2:45-4:45pm.
*Space is limited!
Churchland’s next S.T.R.E.A.M. program for 3-5 year olds is Wednesday October 19 @ 10:30-11:30 AM.
Join The 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! This months book! Angela’s Ashes by […]
Come learn the “ins and outs” of Tracing your family history. This informative session will help you understand where to look for records and guide you through some wonderful genealogy database available through Portsmouth Public Library. Saturday, October 22nd, 11am at Main Library.
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. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20th at the Churchland Branch in the Teen Scene Room. Come and invite a friend!
Enjoy the latest series of programming at Churchland with our monthly movie night. Movie title is “The Good Lie”. The movie will be shown on the big screen Wednesday, October 26th at 5:30pm. Bring a friend and munch on some popcorn! PG-13
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 […]
Portsmouth Public Library is honoring our Veterans. We are inviting veterans to join us at the Churchland Branch for free coffee and donuts on Wednesday, November 9th @ 11am. It is our way of saying “Thank you for your service”!
In the market for a new home? This all-day prospective home-buyer’s workshop will cover the in’s and out’s of purchasing and financing a new home as well as current buyer’s assistance programs. Workshop is hosted by the Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc. and will be on Saturday, October 29th from 10:30AM-4:30PM at the Churchland […]
Come to our Lego Club on Saturday, January 23rd from 2-4pm. Ages 6-11
Main Library 601 Court St.
Free program and free parking in parking garage on Saturdays!
Your projects will be displayed in the Library and on our website!
The LEGO CLUB will meet on the 4th Saturday of each month.
Games, games, games at your local library! We will have board games and video gaming hosted by local gaming shop “Old Skool” on Saturday, November 19th from 11 am- 2 pm. Churchland Branch
Have you always wanted to write a novel but don’t know where to begin? Have you started writing only to hit a few roadblocks? Join Amazon.com best-selling author E. Ayers as she helps you navigate through a treacherous landscape of plot potholes and lost characters. Churchland Branch Library Conference Room October 22nd from 1:00-4:00pm […]
Our Manor Branch will be hosting a Halloween Movie For TEENS only October 31st @ 3-5 PM. Treats… no tricks! Come If You DARE!
Teens 12-18 can visit the Churchland Branch pre-trick-or-treat for cookie decorating, music, and games! Come dressed in costume! October 31st @ 3:30-4:30 PM
Register today for our latest technology class covering “Microsoft Word I”. In this class, we will cover the basics in creating a word document, formatting, printing, and saving documents. If you have trouble navigating Microsoft Word – this class is for you. Join us on Tuesday, October 25th @ Churchland. Class will be held from […]
Portsmouth Public Library’s 3rd annual comic con on April 22, 2017 will host local artists, vendors and the best of local geek culture. Admission is free and open to all ages! If you have questions, please give Aren Gonzalez a call at 757-686-2538 or email email@example.com. Follow us and get updates by liking our Mini-Con Facebook event […]
Our next monthly teen movie will be showing in the Teen Scene Room of the Churchland Branch on Thursday, November 10th from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. We will be viewing the film “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens”. Popcorn and soda refreshments! Ages 12-18
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, November 7th to discuss “Breaking the Code” by Karen Fisher-Alaniz. Venture out to find your next “good read”! Light refreshment served. Contact Aren Gonzalez at (757)686-2538.
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. […]
Celebrate Teen Reads Week October 9-14! Visit your Main Branch to participate in the Book Cover Contest. On Tuesday, October 11th, feel free to stop by the Teen Center between 3:30-5:00 pm to utilized any of our crafts supplies. Teens will create an original book cover of their favorite book! *Please submit your entries […]
Join us for Lego Mania at Churchland Children 5-11 6-7pm in Childrens Program Room November 8th 2016 December 13th 2016
November 8th, 2016 “The Liberty Ship; The ship that won WWII” Duff Porter, Maritime Historian THE SECOND TUESDAY FORUM SERIES is sponsored by the Portsmouth Public Library and funded by grants from the Portsmouth Public Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, Portsmouth Museum, Fine Arts Commission, and The City of Portsmouth. All forums are free […]
New things happening at MAIN Library! Just as we have a Coloring for Adults poster each month for patrons to color, we now have a JIGSAW PUZZLE FOR ADULTS! Each month will feature a jigsaw puzzle in the lobby for adults to enjoy. Come in – pick up a piece – find where it belongs. […]
Are you ready to play? If so, join us for new games, old classics and good old fashion fun at your Main Library located at 601 Court Street!
Join us at the Main Branch for a not so scary story time. Be sure to wear your favorite costume. The program will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact the Children’s Department at 393-8501.
Pull up a chair. Let your day go! Enjoy a little relaxation! There is room at the table for all to share. Sit and color as long as your schedule allows.
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.
The Main Library monthly adult Coloring Club meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1-2pm. Bring you brown bag lunch and spend your lunch hour coloring at the library.
“Looking for a place to meet people with young children? New to the area? Join us for Monday Morning Playdate. We will meet the 1st Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Young children and babies are welcome. No registration required”
Read and Eats Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month at Main Library form 1-2pm. Bring a bag lunch and meet us at the library to discuss books.
The Main Library monthly lunchtime board games for adults meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 1-2pm. Jenga! Scrabble! Yahtzee! Chess! Jigsaw Puzzles! Bring you brown bag lunch and join the fun!
Join us for a 20 minute yoga practice to focus on breathing to calm your mind, stretches, and balancing to loosen your muscles. Every 4th Thursday of the month at 1pm. bring you brown bag lunch and enjoy a moment to sit and chat after yoga practice with your fellow yogis.
Not sure what to do after graduation from high school? Explore career options in this teen program hosted by the Career Access Network. You will discover the best educational pathway to your career goals and learn to be financially savvy in meeting them! Workshop to be hosted at the Churchland Branch on Saturday, October 15th […]
The Portsmouth Public Library concluded their Summer Reading Program on July 29, 2016. This year’s theme was Read for the Win! This summer was filled with wonderful activities that promoted movement, creativeness, literacy and community interactions for infants, teens and adults. All participants registered for the teen and adult program, who met their activity and […]
Join other Tidewater area readers in reading the book Shine, Shine, Shine by local author, Lydia Netzer and attending a variaty of programs and events at your area libraries complementing the book’s themes. Portsmouth Public Library is celebrating Tidewater Reads with a visit from the author herself on September 7th at Churchland Library and arts and crafts programs at Main Library, Cradock Branch, and Manor Branch. Click on the post for more details.
Every 4th Thursday of the month from 10am to 12 noon, quilt with beginners and advanced quilters alike. Bring your latest project. Learn from more experienced quilters or share your wisdom with another fellow quilter.
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.
Stop by the Main Branch to participate in our Monthly Coloring Contest! Coloring pages will be available at the Main Branch the beginning of each month. All entries must be submitted with their name and grade level […]
If X-Box and board games sound like a fun time, you’ll want to join us on Thursday, October 27th. 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 […]
Visit the Main Branch Library at 601 Court Street for a viewing of Hotel Transylvania 2 on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Kids will enjoy this fun filled movie on the big screen! Snacks will be served! *Please note that Movie Mania takes place the 2nd Saturday of each month! If you have any questions, please […]
Join us at Noon on Monday September 8th at Afton Square in Cradock for a fun hour of Stories, Rhymes, Songs, Art and Fun in the sunshine. Bring a Sandwich and we will provide Chips, Cookies and a Drink.
Calling all teens – do you like to write? Would you like to improve your writing skills? Join our Teen Writer’s Group at Cradock Branch. Teens 12-18 welcome. Teen Writer’s Group is cancelled for the month of November.
Rescheduled for November 12th at 1 PM due to inclement weather
The award-winning violin and violin/viola duo Marcolivia perform a colorful variety of folk-based classical music from many nations and eras.
Thursday Lunch Clubs meet at Main Library, 601 Court St. on the first, second and third Thursdays of each month from 1-2pm.
Bring a sack lunch and come join the fun.
Calling kids ages 6-11! Come help us engineer a roller coaster. This is a group project that will take place over two STEM programs. September 3, 2016 and October 1, 2016. Both programs will be from 2-4pm in the Main Library Children’s Department,
A knitting and crochet club is active at the Cradock Library. Whether you have been stitching 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.
Spending time in the library? Take a moment to pick up an activity from the new Activity Table at Main Library. New activities will be available each month. Take one home or work on it in the library.
MAIN BOOK SALE – EVERY Saturday 10-2 601 Court Street, side entrance.
Health Matters at the Library! Health & Wellness Information Center @ Main Library Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2pm-5pm
November is National Novel Writing Month, a hands-on writing adventure where people all around the world write a novel in 30 days! No judges, no entry fees, no pressure. The Main Library Meeting Room will be open to assist you from 11am to 4pm on: Wednesday, November 2nd Wednesday, November 9th Wednesday, November 16th Wednesday, […]
The Main Library and Friends of the Library invite you to come share your love of reading and join an open discussion on your love of books! The Read & Eats Open Book Discussion meets the 1st Thursday on each month. THURSDAY, November 3rd from 12pm-1pm