Kickoff the start of our Teen Summer Reading Program with our “Pizza & Movie” event at the Churchland branch. We will munch on pizza, popcorn, and drink sodas while we watch the recent release film “A Dog’s Purpose”. AND… register for the Summer Reading Program before or during the event to be entered to win an […]
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 The Mix Book Club! @ The Churchland Branch. 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! May 15th, 2017 This months book! Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie […]
Catch this workshop on Tuesday, May 23rd from 11am-1pm at the Churchland branch. We will be brushing up on our social media savvy & talking about how what you post on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter can positively and negatively affect you landing your dream job! Sponsored by Goodwill. Registration is required – call Aren at […]
THE MAY TEEN COLORING CLUB IS CANCELLED DUE TO OUR “INTERVIEW TIPS AND TECHNIQUES” PROGRAM FOR TEENS. CONSIDER JOINING US ON THURSDAY, MAY 18TH AT 4PM! COLORING WILL RESUME THURSDAY. JUNE 15TH AT 3:30PM. Why let the kids have all the fun? Teens like to color too! Join our “True Colors” Teen Coloring Group on […]
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 […]
Join us on May 25, 2017 at 5:00pm for a hurricane preparedness seminar by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Topics: Preparing for a flood, remaining safe during hurricane season and life after the storm. Main Library 601 Court Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 Q&A: 757-393-8501 Download a flyer here!
Teens will better prepare to land their dream job by putting their best foot forward during the interview. Learn interview readiness, tips, and techniques at the Churchland branch of the Portsmouth Public Library. Teens ages 12-18 may attend. Please register by calling Aren at 757-686-2538.
Main Library Local History Room Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month @ 1-4 PM Join us and learn as you share.
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, June 5th to discuss June’s title “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Aren Gonzalez at (757) 686-2538 with questions.
We invite you to take part in our next quilting meeting on Thursday, May 25th. Every 4th Thursday of the month from 10 am to 12 noon, quilt with beginners and advanced quilters alike. Bring your latest project for some show-and-tell! Learn from more experienced quilters or share your wisdom with another fellow quilter.
Enjoy the latest series of programming at Churchland with our monthly movie night. Movie title is “Collateral Beauty”. View the show on the big screen Wednesday, May 24th at 5:30pm. Bring a friend and munch on some popcorn! PG-13 Rating.
Visit the Main Library at 601 Court Street for a Crafternoon! If you have any questions, please contact the Children’s Department at 393-8501.
This month the Children’s Department at the Main Library will feature books about DINOSAURS! 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.
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 […]
Portsmouth Public Library’s 3rd annual Mini-Con on April 22, 2017 was a lot of fun! Click for more pictures!
ESL conversation café Has been CANCELLED!
The Red Cross recognizes the Manor Branch Library’s Adult Crochet Group for their large donations of hats, scarves, and blankets to those in need including newborn infants and veterans. Mary Hampton the founder of the group points to the picture of Clara Barton Way to go Ladies!
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 […]
The Children’s Department at the Main Library is WILD ABOUT BOOKS! Stop by the Children’s Department and choose a book from Ms. Kathy’s April display. This month’s selections include books on Easter, Spring and National Poetry Month. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 393-8501.
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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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.
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.
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 […]
If X-Box and board games sound like a fun time, you’ll want to join us on Thursday, May 25th. 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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Are you looking to meet others who share your Anime interest ? If so, join us at the Main Library for our next meeting on March 24! For information, call us at 393-8501.
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. […]
Join us for Lego Mania at Churchland Designed for Children 5-11 years old 6-7 pm in Children’s Program Room on the second Tuesday of each month.
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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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 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 […]
The LEGO CLUB will meet on the 4th Saturday of each month.
MAIN BOOK SALE – EVERY Saturday 10-2 601 Court Street, side entrance.