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Overdrive Change

Our contract with Overdrive will terminate as of today 10/14/2016. We will be going with a new e-book service called One Click Digital. In making this move we will be able to buy more e-book titles at a faster rate than we were able to in the past. The new service will not be ready for approximately two week. We apologize for the short notice but believe this change will improve service to our customers in the long run. Thank you in advance for your patience.

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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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Handmade Cards for the Holidays

Who doesn’t enjoy receiving something handmade during the holidays? With a little colorful ink, decorative papers, and stamps we’ll create some unique holiday cards to share. No experience needed – designs will be easy and fun to duplicate!  Saturday, November 12th from 10:30am-12:00pm. Register by calling Aren Gonzalez at (757) 686-2538.  Free to the public.

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Read for the Record/ Halloween Story Time

 Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago to address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten. On Thursday, October 27, 2016, children and adults will gather to learn, laugh, and read this year’s campaign book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia […]

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History through Movies!

Join us at your Main Library as we celebrate History through Movies.

Movies will be shown from 3pm to 5pm. Participants must be 13 & Up to participate.

Thursday Oct. 20th 3pm to 5pm. & Friday Oct. 21st 2:45-4:45pm.

*Space is limited!

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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! This months book! Angela’s Ashes by […]

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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. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20th at the Churchland Branch in the Teen Scene Room. Come and invite a friend!

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Movie Night

Enjoy the latest series of programming at Churchland with our monthly movie night. Movie title is “The Good Lie”. The movie will be shown on the big screen Wednesday, October 26th at 5:30pm. Bring a friend and munch on some popcorn! PG-13

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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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VHDA Housing Workshop

In the market for a new home? This all-day prospective home-buyer’s workshop will cover the in’s and out’s of purchasing and financing a new home as well as current buyer’s assistance programs. Workshop is hosted by the Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc. and will be on Saturday, October 29th from 10:30AM-4:30PM at the Churchland […]

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Lego Club @ PPL

Come to our Lego Club on Saturday, January 23rd from 2-4pm. Ages 6-11
Main Library 601 Court St.
Free program and free parking in parking garage on Saturdays!
Your projects will be displayed in the Library and on our website!

The LEGO CLUB will meet on the 4th Saturday of each month.

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National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, a hands-on writing adventure where people all around the world write a novel in 30 days! No judges, no entry fees, no pressure. The Main Library Meeting Room will be open to assist you from 11am to 4pm on: Wednesday, November 2nd Wednesday, November 9th Wednesday, November 16th Wednesday, […]

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