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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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Join us for Road to Health: Healthy Lifestyle Class at the Main Library 2/11/17 Noon – 1PM Learn some easy ways to eat healthier. Brought to you by HWIC (HWIC is a partnership between the Portsmouth Public Library System, Portsmouth Health Department (PHD), Bon Secours Maryview Hospital, Portsmouth Department of Behavioral Healthcare Services, Portsmouth Department of […]
The Lego Mania has been CANCELLED for Tuesday January 10 2017 due to hazardous driving conditions. Join us for Lego Mania at Churchland Children 5-11 6-7 pm in Children’s Program Room on the second Tuesday of each month.
Rescheduled for Tuesday January 17th at Manor And Wednesday January 18th at Churchland.
January 10th, 2017 “From Norcom to London and around the world” Ms. Chrystal Williams, acclaimed Portsmouth mezzo-soprano. 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 […]
Register today for our latest technology training class “Writing Your Resume”. Bring a USB drive and a copy of your past work experience. Class will be hosted by Goodwill on Tuesday, January 24th @ the Churchland Branch from 11:00am-1:00pm in the Technology Room. Please pre-register by calling (757) 686-2538.
Date When Celebrated : Event is always January 29. Don’t be puzzled by today. National Puzzle Day honors puzzles of all size, shape and form. Crossword puzzles are by far the most common. Sudoku, a number puzzle, is the most recent puzzle rage. Join us at the Main Library located at 601 Court Street on Saturday, January 28, […]
Join us at the Main Library for S.T.R.E.A.M. If you have any questions, contact us at 393-8501.
This month the Children’s Department at the Main Library will feature books about Martin Luther King, the Chinese New Year and Let it Snow! Stop by the Children’s Department and enjoy one of our wonderful selections! If you have any questions, please contact the Children’s Department at 393-8501.
Visit the Main Library at 601 Court Street for a Movie in the Children’s Department! *Please note that Movie Matinee takes place the 2nd Saturday of each month! If you have any questions, please contact the Children’s Department at 393-8501.
The Children’s Department at the Main Library has planned an abundance of activities for youth ages 5-11 for the month of January. The children will have a Winter Crafternoon, celebrate the Chinese New Year and Martin Luther King Day! Below […]
Our next monthly teen movie will be showing in the Teen Scene Room of the Churchland Branch on Thursday, January 12th from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. We will be viewing the recently-released film “Cinderella”. Popcorn and soda refreshments! Ages 12-18
Boost your overall and nutritional health with delicious smoothies. This workshop will focus on information and tips to drink your way to your health goals! We will focus on helpful resources and recipes as well as taste some samples made by class participants. You will enjoy this hands-on workshop on Friday, January 18th at 6:30pm-7:30pm @ the Churchland […]
Dance your way to your fitness goals or come dance for the pure fun of it! Instructor Linda Gray will have you dancing the “wobble” and the “electric slide” during this 6-session event at the Churchland Branch. Saturdays Jan. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, Feb. 4th & 11th from 10:30am-11:30am. Ages 18+. Questions? Call Aren Gonzalez […]
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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.
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.
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 […]
Main Library: Are you looking for a way to relax after school? If you answered yes, then join us at the Main Library for coloring! If you have any questions, please contact us at 393-8501. Churchland: “TRUE COLORS” Teen Coloring Why let the kids have all the fun? Teens like to color too! Join our […]
Club Cancelled for November and December, see you January 24th. 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.
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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 […]
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. Our December meeting has been cancelled due to the holidays. See you on January 26th!
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! The Rosie Project […]
Do you like to read and meet new friends? If you answered yes, then look no further! The Main Library’s Teen Book Club will meet every Tuesday from 4:30pm-5:30pm during the month of November. Participants will receive a free book and refreshments. If you have any questions, please contact us at 393-8501.
The LEGO CLUB will meet on the 4th Saturday of each month.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us and get updates by liking our Mini-Con Facebook event […]
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. […]
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.
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.
ESL conversation café is 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 and up who English is not their […]
If X-Box and board games sound like a fun time, you’ll want to join us on Thursday, January 26th. 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 […]
The Main Library located at 601 Court Street has planned an array of activities for Teens ages 12-17. During the month of January be on the LOOK OUT for our scheduled programs. We look forward to having an awesome experience with you. If you have any questions, please contact us at 393-8501. *All programs are free and […]
The Main Library will be showing two teen movies during the month of December. So, grab a friend and join us on the dates listed below! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us 393-8501!