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“Author Talk” Webinar with David Baldacci

David Baldacci fans – don’t miss out! New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci discusses his novel “The Collectors” in this exclusive webinar. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. This program will take place in the Coleman Room of the Churchland Branch on Wednesday, September 14th from 6:30-7:30pm. Please register by calling 686-2538 or register […]

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Fall Crafternoon!

Join us for a fun filled afternoon of crafts at the Main Branch on Saturday September 10th from 10:00am-4:00pm. Crafts will be “Fall” centered. If you have any questions, please contact the Children’s Department at 393-8501.

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September Book Stations

 September Book Station!  o Each month the Children’s Department at the Main Branch features several books stations. September’s book station themes are Fall and Back to school. 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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“Author Talk” with Local Author Lydia Netzer

Join us and published author Lydia Netzer to hear about the life of a local author. Take advantage of a “Question & Answer” session with this local talent. This is one of several events that are a part of the “Tidewater Reads” event. Learn more at Join us at the Churchland Branch on Wednesday, September 7th at 6:00pm. Please register by calling 686-2538 or by stopping at the Circulation Desk.

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Teen Writer’s Pizza Party!

Calling all teens – do you like to write (and do you like pizza) ? Would you like to improve your writing skills? Join our Teen Writer’s Group at Cradock Branch on Thursday, September 1st from 4-5 PM. We will be doing some creative writing activities while we chow down on pizza! Teens 12-18 welcome.

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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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Knitting and Crochet Club

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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Playdate at Churchland Library

  “Looking for a place to meet people with young children? New to the area? Join us for Monday Morning Playdate. We will meet the 1st Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Young children and babies are welcome. No registration required”

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Caution! It’s Mystery Month at Main

Caution! Main Library is celebrating Mystery Month with a new mystery display. Grab a book from the display to check out, then take a stab at the Mystery Scavenger hunt featured on the activity table. All completed entries with the correct scavenger hunt answers will be entered in the drawing to win a mystery reading bundle. Contest runs through the month of August.

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Tidewater Reads: Discover Something New at Portsmouth Public Library

Join other Tidewater area readers in reading the book Shine, Shine, Shine by local author, Lydia Netzer and attending a variaty of programs and events at your area libraries complementing the book’s themes. Portsmouth Public Library is celebrating Tidewater Reads with a visit from the author herself on September 7th at Churchland Library and arts and crafts programs at Main Library, Cradock Branch, and Manor Branch. Click on the post for more details.

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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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Decorate the ART CAR!

At Manor Branch This program is just for Teens 12-17

Tuesday July 25th @ #-5 PM

Due to extreme heat, this outdoor activity has been postponed until a later date, we will have Teen game day indoors on July 25th, stay tuned for a new date for the ART car.

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