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MINI-CON 2016!

Portsmouth Public Library’s first ever comic con 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 Angela Jones a call at 757-686-2538 (x6619) or email Follow us and get updates by joining the Mini-Con Facebook event page.

Cosplay Contest Registration is available here: CosplayRegistrationandRules

The exhibitor application can be found here: MiniConExSpaceApp the table map here: MiniConTableMap and please download and read the con Rules and Regulations here: MiniCon15RulesandRegs. Instructions for submitting are on the application, but if you have any questions or want to check table availability, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail.

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Quilting @ The Library!

Erma Granger explains her quilting technique during the second of our two-session Quilting Class at the Churchland Branch. Patrons gathered on April 28th to piece together nine patches, quilt, and talk, talk, talk! If you love to quilt or are interested in learning, stay tuned – there’s talk of a quilting guild forming in the […]

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Poetry Contest Winner

We have a WINNER!!! Congratulations to Deborah Lass who won our Poetry Contest. MOMENTOES a merger of moments & mementoes we carry mementoes along the way a stone from the river or shell by the bay we commemorate celebrate grieve we pray we carry mementoes along the way a ribbon from a bouquet or garter […]

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Saturday Yoga at the Library

Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting a one hour long YOGA event free and open to the public.  May 28th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM will be held in the Coleman Meeting Room at the  Branch and all levels are welcome. Bring a mat, water & some good vibrations! Please arrive a bit earlier than […]

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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 Flora and Ulysses the Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo Register with the Children’s Department in person, by phone @ 686-2538 […]

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The Mix Book Club @ Churchland

JoinThe 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! Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala […]

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Creating Believable Characters Writing Class

The plot of your story is exciting. The setting is realistic down to the last detail. But your characters still seem to fall flat.  Join best-selling author E. Ayers to learn how to make those characters jump off the page. This two-class series will be held at the Churchland Branch Library from 1 to […]

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Adult Coloring Programs

Grown Ups can color too and so can you! It is not just for kids. Join us for the Adult Coloring Programs, at Churchland, Cradock and Manor. Supplies are provided. Manor Color Yourself Calm, 11 am, April 20th. Churchland Coloring Society, 11am Tuesday, April 26th. Cradock Coloring Club, 11 am, Tuesday, May 3rd. Did you know […]

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ESL Conversation Café

ESL conversation café’s next date is May 3rd at 6 PM, 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 […]

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SAT Prep and Homework help

Homework Help available for students in grades 3-12 from the Library and Literati. Log in with your Library barcode and get help in SAT prep, Reading, Writing and Math from real teachers.

Online! Access from the library or at home. All you need is an internet connection and a library card.Hours are;

Monday – Thursday, 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Special SAT hours M-Thurs 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Special SAT hours Saturdays 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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Knitting and Crochet Club

A crochet is active at the Cradock Library. Whether you have been crocheting 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. We meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. Upcoming dates: […]

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Teen Book-Club

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 ages 13-18. Come meet other teens who like to read great books! *FREE book each month *Refreshments Register below or by calling (757) 465-2916 or @ Manor BranchLibrary. Upcoming Titles: […]

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