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Holiday Closures

The Libraries will be closed Thursday December 14th for staff training,
Close at noon Friday December 22nd through December 26th
And we will be closed on January 1st and 2nd.

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Ugly Sweater Contest!

Tis the season to be tacky! Bring your ugliest sweater to decorate, make even tackier and compete to win! Some materials will be provided but you must bring a sweater to compete. Dec.18th 3:30 p. m. For more information, contact the Main Library at 393-8501.   

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Book Buddies Book Club @ Churchland

        For 4th & 5th grade kids Meetings are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday each month 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 […]

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Hoopla is Active!!

Hoopla is now active!!  Members of Portsmouth Public Library are now able to download up to six times per month, movies, TV shows, full music albums, e-books, e-audiobooks and comic books.  Some details: All the offerings from Hoopla are simulatneous access, so no holds.  Multiple people can use the same items at the same time. […]

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Second Tuesday Forum 2017-2018

January 9th, 2018
“Wine is not Rocket Science”
Ken Wheeler, Wine Consultant.
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 and Fine Arts Commission, and The City of Portsmouth. All forums are free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed to attend. Complimentary beverages are provided by the library. Meeting room doors open at 11:00 a.m.
For directions and more information, please call the Portsmouth Public Library at 686-2538.

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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, November 16th at the Churchland Branch in the Teen Scene Room. Come and invite a friend!

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Quilting Guild @ Churchland

We invite you to take part in our next quilting meeting on Thursday, January 25th. Some great individual quilting projects are underway and we’ve seen some beautiful quiltwork completed. Every 4th Thursday of the month from 10 am to 12 noon, we will quilt with beginners and advanced quilters alike. Bring your latest project for some […]

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The Mix Book Club @ Churchland

Join The Mix Book Club! @ The Churchland Branch. An OPEN FORUM to Discuss and Share Opinions on Books written by Authors from Various Cultures. The Mix 2017 – 2018 Book List Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6pm to discuss a variety of cultures, authors and books! We are on hiatus […]

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Mother Goose on the Loose

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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