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Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Ants Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a fingerprint ant project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room
 
lib_book3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   401-683-9457 Opt. 3   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

This month's selection is I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest.

Best friends, big fans, a mysterious webcomic, and a long-lost girl collide in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of both Cory Doctorow and Sarah Dessen; illustrated throughout with comics.
Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.
Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.
Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.

Princess X?

When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon---her best friend, Libby, who lives. (From Goodreads)

 

 

Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
 
ent_masks_color 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Live Children's Theatre: Hoot Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Come see the summer students from St. Andrews Summer Arts Conservatory present the play Hoot!  

Hoot is a 2002 young adult novel by Carl Hiaasen. The setting takes place in Florida, where new arrival Roy makes two oddball friends and a bad enemy, and joins an effort to stop construction of a pancake house which would destroy a colony of burrowing owls who live on the site. The book won a Newbery Honor award in 2003.

The play runs at about 1 hour and is intended for families with children ages 4 years and older.  Registration is not required.

    Location: Mello Program Room
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Ants Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a fingerprint ant project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room
Thursday July 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Book Club Brunch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Join us for our discussion of Save Me a Seat, this year's Kids Read Across RI selection.  There will be 10 free copies of the book to take and keep before we meet.  We'll snack on some goodies as we discuss!  Ask at the Children's Room desk for full details.

    Location: Children's Room
 
misc_teens 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM FULL - Henna with Ka Yan Kan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   401-683-9457   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

Sorry!  This event is now full!

TEENS! Our renowned Henna artist, Ka Yan Kan, is returning this summer to create classic henna art tattoos. A brief history and explanation of henna and its uses will be given, then teens can pick out their own designs for Ka Yan Kan to create on them. Samples for practice and at-home use will also be given to each participant. Class size is STRICTLY limited! Register in person at the library, email us at porlibteen@gmail.com, or call 401-683-9457.

 

Friday July 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_teens 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 13 Reasons Why - A Play Presented by St. Andrews School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   401-683-9457   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

TEENS! Teens from St. Andrew's School will be here to put on the play of 13 Reasons Why. Afterwards, a discussion will follow. Register in person at the library, email us at porlibteen@gmail.com, or call 401-683-9457.

 

Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM FULL: Children's Painting Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Painting Class with Rebecca from Mermaid Masterpieces

Get a little messy, but have a great time, as Rebecca from Mermaid Masterpieces leads you through the ins and outs of creating your own piece of artwork.  You'll even go home with your own masterpiece at the end!  This program uses permanent paint, so dress for a mess.

For kids entering grades 1 -5. Sorry! This event is now full.

    Location: Mello Program Room
Tuesday August 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a travel project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room
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misc_teens 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Outdoor Water Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   401-683-9457   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

TEENS! Join us as we play outside! Water gun painting, water balloons, and outdoor games are on the agenda. Be sure to dress to get wet and dirty! Register in person at the library, email us at porlibteen@gmail.com, or call 401-683-9457.

 

Wednesday August 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a travel project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room
Thursday August 3, 2017 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Sewing for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Hand Sewing Class with Karen Katin from The Stitchery

Join Karen Katin as she guides you through hand sewing your very own piece.  Beginners are welcome, too.  You will go home with an Ice Cream Backpack Tag that you sewed yourself!

For kids entering grades 1 -5.  Space is limited; Registration is required.

    Location: Children's Room
Tuesday August 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Jungle Collage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a jungle collage project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room
 
misc_teens 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Sewing - Candy Pouches Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   401-683-9457   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

TEENS! Karen Katin from local business The Stitchery and the owner of Dancing Threads RI, will be here to teach teens how to machine sew a zippered pouch made from candy packaging. No experience necessary. Class size is STRICTLY limited! Register in person at the library, email us at porlibteen@gmail.com, or call 401-683-9457.

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Life on Aquidneck Island During the Revolution with Fred Zilian Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Portsmouth Historical Society and Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a talk by author and historian Fred Zilian at the Library.  Find out what every day life was like on Aquidneck Island during the Revolutionary War. 

Fred Zilian was an educator at Portsmouth Abbey School for 23 years, where he taught history, ethics, and German.  He served as the History Department Chair, Dean of Faculty, and Assistant Headmaster for Student Services. He also coached numerous sports and served as the advisor to the Model United Nations Program. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, where he teaches history and politics, and he is a monthly columnist for the Newport Daily News (RI).  He is the author of numerous articles, essays, and book reviews on history.

This program is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Click on the REGISTER button below to reserve your seat or call the Library at 683-9457 to register. 

        There are 31 spaces available.
Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Jungle Collage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a jungle collage project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room
Saturday August 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_teens 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen SRP Pizza and Prize Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   401-683-9457   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

TEENS! All of our SRP finishers are invited to join us for pizza and prizes, raffles and fun, at our end of SRP party! Only those who have completed summer reading are eligible to attend (one bingo board sheet returned, OR 4 book slips returned prior to Friday, August 11th). Register in person at the library, email us at porlibteen@gmail.com, or call 401-683-9457.

 

Monday August 14, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library is Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is Closed today in observance of Victory Day.

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 Go To Top
food_apple 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Eating Organic on a Budget with Sanne Kure-Jensen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn what the USDA Certified Organic label means about farmers’ growing practices. Hear the difference between Certified Organic and Chemical Free, Certified Natural, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and sustainable growing practices. Sanne will discuss the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen.” Discover economical ways to eat organically by shopping seasonally, stocking up from store’s bulk bins taking advantage of sales and the advantages of growing your own food in containers, a community plot or your own  garden. Sanne will also discuss preserving the season’s bounty through canning, freezing and dehydrating for the long winter months.

Sanne Kure-Jensen is an experienced organic grower, cook, and food preserver. She has been an educator and beekeeper for over a decade. Sanne is the coordinator of workshops and outreach for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island (NOFA/RI) as well as an agricultural writer.

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks and other agricultural trade publications, bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and southern New England. Her work has also been published in Edible Rhody, Mother Earth News, The Natural Farmer, and Organic Gardens Today. Learn more about Sanne at https://sannekurejensen.wordpress.com/.

This program is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Click on the REGISTER button below to reserve your seat or call the Library at 683-9457 to register. 

        There are 39 spaces available.
Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library is Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is Closed today in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday September 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Murder, Manslaughter and Mayhem Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The first of multiple volumes of Murder, Manslaughter and Mayhem committed in the SouthCoast area between 1832 and the present will soon be released. Volume One covers the period from the beginning until 1969. Included are unsolved murders from area towns and cities. This history has been written and researched by award winning local author, John B. “Red” Cummings, Jr.  Copies of Mr. Cummings' new book will be available for purchase and signing.

This program is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited so please click on the REGISTER button or call the Library at 683-9457 to sign up for this program.

        There are 40 spaces available.
Wednesday October 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Last Muster: Photographs & Stories from the American Revolution Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

As unbelievable as it seems, many individuals who participated in the American Revolution lived beyond the advent of photography in 1839. Learn about the detective work involved in uncovering these “misplaced” pictures. Maureen Taylor, an internationally recognized expert on historic photograph identification, will share the stories of the men and women who were members of the first photographed generation. Maureen's pioneering work in historic photo research is unprecedented, evidenced by her success in solving photo mysteries. The author of several books, scholarly articles and online columns, she appeared on The View and The Today Show for completing Meredith Viera’s family tree. She has been featured in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Better Homes and Gardens, and was dubbed “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective” by The Wall Street Journal. 

This program is free and open to the public.  Please sign up for this program by clicking on the REGISTER button below or calling the Library at 683-9457.

        There are 39 spaces available.
Sunday October 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_genealogy1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Genealogy 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Anne B. Wagner will present a 3-session genealogy course that targets beginners who wonder how to get started researching their families; those who began their search but need guidance to continue; and those who want a refresher class. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants.  Pencils and pens and paper or notebooks are required in class. Laptops and other devices are optional and may prove helpful in note taking.  Handouts will include samples of completed family group sheets and pedigree charts to accompany blank forms for participants' homework, a bibliography, and a list of other resources.

Session 1: This session presents examples and conventions for recording information, and ways to organize and store findings.

Session 2: This session is devoted to the research process and will include a tour of the library's resources

Session 3: Participants will set a simple goal and write a research plan, group discussion and individual attention to those who need some guidance.

This program is free and open to the public but is limited to 10 participants.  Click on the REGISTER button below to reserve your seat or call the Library at 683-9457 to register. 

        There are 6 spaces available.
Sunday October 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_genealogy1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Genealogy 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Anne B. Wagner will present a 3-session genealogy course that targets beginners who wonder how to get started researching their families; those who began their search but need guidance to continue; and those who want a refresher class. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants.  Pencils and pens and paper or notebooks are required in class. Laptops and other devices are optional and may prove helpful in note taking.  Handouts will include samples of completed family group sheets and pedigree charts to accompany blank forms for participants' homework, a bibliography, and a list of other resources.

Session 1: This session presents examples and conventions for recording information, and ways to organize and store findings.

Session 2: This session is devoted to the research process and will include a tour of the library's resources

Session 3: Participants will set a simple goal and write a research plan, group discussion and individual attention to those who need some guidance.

This program is free and open to the public but is limited to 10 participants.  Click on the REGISTER button below to reserve your seat or call the Library at 683-9457 to register. 

        There are 7 spaces available.
Sunday November 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_genealogy1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Genealogy 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Anne B. Wagner will present a 3-session genealogy course that targets beginners who wonder how to get started researching their families; those who began their search but need guidance to continue; and those who want a refresher class. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants.  Pencils and pens and paper or notebooks are required in class. Laptops and other devices are optional and may prove helpful in note taking.  Handouts will include samples of completed family group sheets and pedigree charts to accompany blank forms for participants' homework, a bibliography, and a list of other resources.

Session 1: This session presents examples and conventions for recording information, and ways to organize and store findings.

Session 2: This session is devoted to the research process and will include a tour of the library's resources

Session 3: Participants will set a simple goal and write a research plan, group discussion and individual attention to those who need some guidance.

This program is free and open to the public but is limited to 10 participants.  Click on the REGISTER button below to reserve your seat or call the Library at 683-9457 to register. 

        There are 7 spaces available.
Sunday November 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_genealogy1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM DNA Testing with Marian Pierre-Louis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Professional genealogist Marian Pierre-Louis will share the latest information on personal DNA testing as a tool for exploring your genealogy as well as providing insights into the ways in which DNA testing is transforming the field.  She will answer questions about which test is right for you and how you can get the most out of the tests you have already taken.

Marian was a Program Co-Chairperson for the 2015 New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) and is actively involved with the New England chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG).  In addition, she is the host of Fieldstone Common, a weekly internet radio show dedicated to northeastern history and genealogy. She is also the host of the weekly internet radio show, The Genealogy Professional, which helps transitional and professional genealogists  to become successful professionals. She has also been a regular presenter for Legacy Family Tree webinars and Family Tree University.

This program is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited so please click on the REGISTER button or call the library at 683-9457 to sign up.

        There are 37 spaces available.
Thursday November 16, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Fused Glass Pendant Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Create your own Dichroic fused glass pendants with colorful pre-cut glass in this easy, fun 90 minute class for all ages taught by Rhode Island artist Deenie Pacik Guiliano, MFA.. These unique pendants make a wonderful Christmas gift. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

This program is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Please click on the REGISTER button to sign up for the class or call the library at 683-9457,

        There are 26 spaces available.
Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   401-683-9457 Opt. 3   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

This month's selection is Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman.


Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.

Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to a newcomer…

Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But she doesn’t account for her first love…

Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince.

And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Weaving fantasy with the shocking details of real history, New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings Eleanor Herman reimagines the greatest emperor the world has ever known, Alexander the Great, in the first book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.

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