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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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At Churchland Branch Tuesday April 25th @ 6:30 PM. Drum Sermons is a joyous celebration of music that recounts its origin and makes clear how it came to live in our hearts. This informative yet entertaining African adventure is inclusive of stories from the far corners of the African continent, spirited drumming, dance, and song, […]

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Money Smart Week Programs

Money Smart Week has arrived! Join us at Portsmouth Public Library as we explore ways to save money and have fun while doing it! Register here for “Couponing 101” & “How to Maximize Your Social Security!”

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Join the Main Library Childrens Department’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Saturday May 6th from 1-4 PM Bilingual Story Time for All Ages! Join us for stories, rhymes and songs in English and Spanish . We’ll have something for all ages. Refreshments; Cookies provided by Guads and beverages provided by the Library Foundation .

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The Mix Book Club @ Churchland

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! May 15th, 2017 This months book! […]

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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, April 20th at the Churchland Branch in the Teen Scene Room. Come and invite a friend!

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CANVAS PAINT CLASS WITH BOOK ART!

It’s canvas painting with an all-new twist! Just when you thought there were no more tricks up our sleeves– we have many, many more! Craft unusal canvas art – with books! It’s the library way! Monday, May 15th at 11am at the Churchland Branch. Pre-register as soon as 4 weeks in advance by calling (757) […]

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TECH TALK TUESDAY-Interview Skills

Tech Talk will resume Tuesday, April 25th as we welcome Goodwill representative Tammy Peterson who will cover Interview Skills and Techniques. Get ready to put your best foot forward and shine above the competition with this workshop. Registration is required. Call Aren at 686-2538. Churchland Branch*Technology Room*11am-1pm

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“BECOMING A FOSTER PARENT” WORKSHOP

Over 1,000 kids are living in foster care in Hampton Roads. Thousands of individuals and families have chosen to foster or adopt a child in need… will you consider joining them? The Up Center hosts this introductory workshop to becoming a foster parent on Saturday, May 13th from 1:00-3:00pm at the Churchland Branch. Light refreshments […]

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GET SMART ABOUT CREDIT

Credit scores got you down? On Thursday, April 27th, from 4:30-5:30pm, learn how to get you credit score in tip-top shape and prepare for a healthy financial future. Ask a local banker your credit-related questions and get your credit score on the right track. Registration not required but you may pre-register by calling 757-686-2538. Churchland […]

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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, May 2nd to discuss May’s title “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Frederick Backman.  Light refreshments will be served. Contact Aren Gonzalez at (757) 686-2538 with questions.

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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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WILD ABOUT BOOKS!

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. 

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April’s Book Station!

 This month the Children’s Department at the Main Library will feature books about  Easter and Spring!                  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.

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Spring Break!

 School is out, are you looking for something to do?  If you answered yes, then join us at the Main Library for a fun-filled week of activities!  For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 393-8501. 

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Spring Break Activities for Teens!

 Are you looking for something to do while on Spring Break? If so, join us at the Main Library! We have planned wonderful activities to keep you entertained.  If you have any questions about the programs below, please feel free to contact us at 393-8501.   *Space is limited!    

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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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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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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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“TEEN X-TREME” Game Nite

If X-Box and board games sound like a fun time, you’ll want to join us on Thursday, April 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 […]

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Tumble books E-books Graphic novels and Audiobooks for Teens

 TumbleBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle school, high school, or public library. We offer a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can […]

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Quilting Guild @ Churchland

Our next quilting meeting of the new year will take place of Thursday, April 27th. Every 4th Thursday of the month from 10 am 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. 

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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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OneClickDigital

    OneClickDigital, is your new one stop for both e-books and online audiobooks. Download the free OneClickDigital App to your Apple, Android and Computer devices to have easy access to over 1100 E-Books and over 4000 online audiobooks.

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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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