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Saturday November 1, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

Learn MAH JONGG, the ancient Chinese game of tiles. It's fast, free, and fun for all ages. Held every Saturday from 10 - Noon. Taught every week at 10:00, takes 15 minutes to learn.  

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Portsmouth Community of Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Avi Magidoff   531-3130   
   

Day of Mindfulness and meditation.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday November 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writers Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson   603-812-1548   azilen48@yahoo.com
   

Interested in writing your memoir?  This group will help you to further your writing skills in a congenial and supportive atmosphere.  Open to the public.  Please call the facilitator, Eliza Hobson, if you are interested in joining?  Meetings are held twice each month on Mondays from 10-Noon.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM No Lap Time Today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

We will not hold our Lap, Toddler or Story Times during the first week of November (3rd - 6th). They will resume on November 10th. 

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM No Story Time Today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

We will not hold our Lap, Toddler or Story Times during the first week of November (3rd - 6th). They will resume on November 10th. 

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

  • Computer Basics: Basic elements of Windows, including: using the mouse and keyboard, highlighting, copying, and pasting text, common menus, toolbars, and shortcuts, exploring programs and documents, overview of computer hardware and storage media
    • Prerequisites: none
Computer Basics: Basic elements of Windows, including: using the mouse and keyboard, highlighting, copying, and pasting text, common menus, toolbars, and shortcuts, exploring programs and documents, overview of computer hardware and storage media
  • Prerequisites: none
- See more at: http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#cb
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
 
misc_none 3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LNA Graduation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susie Robbins   603-303-6747   
   

Graduates and invited guests.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:50 PM Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alex Herlihy   603-997-6742   
   

Sponsored by Seacoast Peace Academy.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday November 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM No Toddler Time Today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

We will not hold our Lap, Toddler or Story Times during the first week of November (3rd - 6th). They will resume on November 10th. 

    Location: Youth Program Room
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM No Lap Time Today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

We will not hold our Lap, Toddler or Story Times during the first week of November (3rd - 6th). They will resume on November 10th. 

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Internet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

  • Internet Basics : Introduction to the Internet, including getting online, understanding basic terminology, toolbar buttons in Internet Explorer, using search sites, evaluating Web sites and online information, using intermediate and advanced online tools and search features
    • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class -or- familiarity with the mouse, including highlighting, copying, and pasting
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Weeks   603 929 0802   sandyweeks603@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6 – 8 PM.

Writers in all genres are invited to attend and share their work in a congenial and sensitive environment!

This group is now accepting new members. Please contact the group facilitator, Sandy Weeks, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Email Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Email : Creating and using a free Google email account, including choosing a unique email address and password, composing and sending email messages, attaching files to email messages, reading and replying to incoming email, and storing email addresses in a personal address book

  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or-
    familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group (formerly known as Sit 'n Stitch)   offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider  or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12.  Pick up tips and share projects.  All skill levels and all ages welcome!  Facilitated by librarian Lisa Q. Harling on a bi-monthly basis.

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM No Toddler Time Today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

We will not hold our Lap, Toddler or Story Times during the first week of November (3rd - 6th). They will resume on November 10th. 

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Excel Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Microsoft Excel: Basics Learn how to navigate within an Excel worksheet, enter and edit data, select ranges, format cells, and create simple formulas and charts.

Prerequisites: Microsoft Word class - or - familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse; highlighting, copying, and pasting text; and using the basic elements of the Windows operating system, familiar with Microsoft Word .

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     mcslover_2000@yahoo.com
   

To inquire about openings in this group, please write to info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Peace of Mind: Estate Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Lovett   603 660 8348   Karen@beasleyferber.com
   

The Peace of Mind series at PPL helps you prepare for and work through life's challenges. These events are free and open to the public.

At this free legal seminar, Elder Law Attorney Edward "Ted" Beasley will discuss how to protect your house and lifetime of savings from a prolonged nursing home stay, how to avoid probate, plus strategies for passing assets safely and efficiently.  This lively and engaging seminar is presented in everyday language, and there will be plenty of time for questions."

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration opens on October 1st. Please call 1-800-370-5010 to register.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Microsoft Word Basics, part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Microsoft Word Basics (parts 1 & 2) : Learn how to create, save and print word processing documents, including using editing shortcuts, formatting lists, checking spelling and grammar and using Word toolbars. The class will also include discussion of how to save and organize files. The class is split into two parts because there is too much to cover in one 90-minute class. Both parts are intended for beginners.

Prerequisites: Computer Basics class -or- familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse; highlighting, copying, and pasting text; and using the basic elements of the Windows operating system

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM No Story Time Today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

We will not hold our Lap, Toddler or Story Times during the first week of November (3rd - 6th). They will resume on November 10th. 

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Talks at the Wentworth Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603 766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Librarians from the Portsmouth Public Library bring books (regular and large print), books on CD and sometimes films from the library collection to share.  All of the items we bring from the library may be checked out.

The librarians 'book talk' each book by briefly highlighting basic plot lines, major characters and geographic locations.  Each talk will have a different theme or discuss a different genre.  Selections from each book are read aloud.  We would love to hear what your favorite authors are and we invite your suggestions for future book talks. Please join us for an informal conversation about books!

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    Location: Wentworth Home
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fall Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   603-766-1732   
   
Fall Film Series!!  All films begin at 6:30pm in the Levenson Room.  Get cozy with a movie and refreshments - for FREE!

September 4 | Good Will Hunting

The most brilliant mind at America's top university isn't a student-he's the kid who cleans the floors! Will Hunting is a headstrong, working-class genius who's failing the lessons of life. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will's last chance is a psychology professor, who might be the only man who can reach him. Rated R, 126 minutes.

September 18 | Fault in Our Stars

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Rated PG-13, 125 minutes.

September 25 | Special Cult Film Night: Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me

Join us for a celebration of David Lynch's cult classic, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Enter a costume contest, and have refreshments courtesy of our local sponsors. For more information, visit cityofportsmouth.com/library/twinpeaks.htm.

October 9 | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, lives quietly in Washington, D.C. trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. Rated PG-13, 136 min.

October 23 | MUMMY DOUBLE FEATURE!

5:00 PM   The Mummy [1932]

An Egyptian who was buried alive comes back to life after an archaeological dig. No rating, 72 min.

6:30 PM   The Mummy [1999]

Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz star in this remake of the 1932 Boris Karloff horror film about treasure-hunting explorers who unwittingly liberate a 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest who had been sentenced to an eternity as one of the living dead. Rated PG-13, 125 min.

November 6 | Chef

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Rated R, 114 min.

November 19 | The Hound of the Baskervilles [1959]

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate a murder on a family's estate. No rating, 86 min.

November 20 | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room, until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large, Professor James Moriarty, and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Holmes' investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland. Rated PG-13, 129 min.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

All film synopses from midwesttapes.com.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Excel Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Microsoft Excel: Basics Learn how to navigate within an Excel worksheet, enter and edit data, select ranges, format cells, and create simple formulas and charts.

Prerequisites: Microsoft Word class - or - familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse; highlighting, copying, and pasting text; and using the basic elements of the Windows operating system, familiar with Microsoft Word .

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Microsoft Powerpoint: Learn how to use design templates for slides and how to add WordArt, clip art and animations. We'll also discuss how to save, view and print a presentation, as well as posting your presentation online for others to view.

Prerequisites: Microsoft Word class - or - familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse; highlighting, copying, and pasting text; and using the basic elements of the Windows operating system.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

Learn MAH JONGG, the ancient Chinese game of tiles. It's fast, free, and fun for all ages. Held every Saturday from 10 - Noon. Taught every week at 10:00, takes 15 minutes to learn.  

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeremy D'Entremont   603-431-9155   
   

Board meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Seacoast Pastel Painters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Catherine DiPentima   603-559-9765   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday November 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Your Own Action Figure! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   766 1740   
   

In conjunction with November's Art Exhibit, CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES, artist Clayton Emery will lead two “Make Your Own Action Figure” workshops!

Make Your Own Action Figure (Youth 9+) | Sunday November 9 | 2 – 4 PM | Youth Activity Room

Make Your Own Action Figure (Adults) | Sunday November 23 | 2 – 4 PM | Youth Activity Room

In this messy, hands-on workshop,Emery will help you design and create your very own custom action figure. Participants will remodel, paint, and embellish existing figures to form something entirely new! Kids ages 9+ may sign up for the workshop on Sunday, November 9, while adults can attend the November 23rd workshop. You’re never too old to play with toys!

Bring your own action figure or small doll, and your imagination! Other materials provided. Registration limited to 12. Please register at the Youth Services desk or call 603 766 1740.

Clayton Emery grew up playing Robin Hood in the forests of New England. He's been a blacksmith, dishwasher, schoolteacher in Australia, carpenter, zookeeper, farmhand, land surveyor, volunteer firefighter, award-winning technical writer, and the author of many novels, in series such as Forgotten Realms, Magic the Gathering, and Shadow World. Emery is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Science Fiction/Fantasy Writers of America. Clayton lives with his wife in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where his ancestors came ashore in 1635. You may find him online at claytonemery.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

claytonemery.com    
    Location: Youth Activity Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM J-Street Event (Pending) Need LCD Projector Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Ullman   603-501-0139   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday November 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages children ages 3 - 24 months and their adult caregivers in songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
anim_rabbit 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 - 6 in stories, songs, games and other fun activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM MacIntosh Condos (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debora Coutinho   617-913-3405   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday November 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Veterans Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel Charts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

  • Prerequisites: Microsoft Excel Basics class - or - Experience using Excel outside of class, creating formulas and basic charts in Excel, familiarity with Microsoft Word.
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group (formerly known as Sit 'n Stitch)   offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider  or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12.  Pick up tips and share projects.  All skill levels and all ages welcome!  Facilitated by librarian Lisa Q. Harling on a bi-monthly basis.

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM NH Satsang Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eileen Morgan   603-343-5411   
   

Study class

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Little League (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathie Lynch   603-396-8651   
   

Ad Hoc Committee

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Occupy Seacoast (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nur Shoop   207-439-2515   
   

Viewing and discussion of "Little Big Man"  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Microsoft Word Basics, Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Microsoft Word Basics (parts 1 & 2) : Learn how to create, save and print word processing documents, including using editing shortcuts, formatting lists, checking spelling and grammar and using Word toolbars. The class will also include discussion of how to save and organize files. The class is split into two parts because there is too much to cover in one 90-minute class. Both parts are intended for beginners.

  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class -or- familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse; highlighting, copying, and pasting text; and using the basic elements of the Windows operating system
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 - 6 in stories, songs, games and other fun activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM NEW! Outlook Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

Microsoft Outlook Basics: Learn about the components of Outlook – Mail, Contacts, Calendar and Tasks. Learn to send, receive and organize emails, set up an appointment or meeting, add a contact to your address book and create a task to help streamline your work.

  • Prerequisites: Microsoft Word class - or - familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse; highlighting, copying, and pasting text; and using the basic elements of the Windows operating system.
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_teens 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Teen Book Club will meet to discuss our Nov/Dec book:  Diary of Unfinished Revolution.

November 13, 2014 6:30-8:00pm.

in the McLeod Board Room  at Portsmouth Public Library

Bring a snack to share!

Call Mollie at 766-1740 or email memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com for more information.

 

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Bioneers Screening & Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Antonucci   603-664-2796   amyla44@juno.com
   

The Bioneers Conference is a leading-edge forum where social and scientific innovators share their methods to help restore people and planet. 

Become educated and inspired about breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet.  Connect with others who also care about these issues.

We’ll view videos from the October 2014 Bioneers Conference in CA followed by discussion with Neil Harvey, host of Bioneers Radio.  Tabling from local groups and networking will also be part of the event!

Neil Harvey is an award winning independent radio producer, narrator and writer.  Neil has produced feature reports for Morning Edition, National Native News, The Voice of America and more.

Free and open to the public.

For more information contact Amy, or visit meetup.com/GreaterSeacoastPermaculture or bioneers.org.

Sponsored by The Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group, Slow Food Seacoast, Seacoast Eat Local & the Portsmouth Public Library

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Therapists Night Out (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Zill   603-436-4111   
   

Group meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM iPads & Tablets for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

Learn MAH JONGG, the ancient Chinese game of tiles. It's fast, free, and fun for all ages. Held every Saturday from 10 - Noon. Taught every week at 10:00, takes 15 minutes to learn.  

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday November 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM NaNoWriMo 5k Write In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stacia Oparowski   766 5124   soparowski@cityofportsmouth.com
   

November is National Novel Writing Month. Every year, writers everywhere join together for support, encouragement and motivation as they attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. The Portsmouth Public Library is proud to support writers for the fourth year in a row. Participants can meet a writing buddy, learn writing and publishing tips, find a quiet place to write, and celebrate their achievements when it’s all over! Sign up at nanowrimo.org to track your progress and connect with others.

NaNoWriMo 5K Write-In

Completion of NaNoWriMo is dependent on moments of feverish concentration. Halfway through the month, we’ll be hosting a 5KWrite-In!

  • Bring your own laptop or borrow one of ours
  • We’ll provide snacks and caffeinated beverages
  • Try for 5,000 words in 4 hours!

And don't forget to come out for our other NaNoWriMo events:

NaNoWriMo Kickoff! | Tuesday October 28 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | Levenson Community Room

Eat pizza from Flatbread, learn writing strategies, meet other participants, and jumpstart your month with a 500 word boot camp challenge!

NaNoWriMo Wrap Party | Thursday December 4 | 7 – 10 PM | Portsmouth Book & Bar

PPL & the Portsmouth Book & Bar unite for a Wrap Party! Open mic, discussion, and a FREE DRINK for NaNoWriMo winners!

Author Panel: Paths to Publication | Saturday December 6 | 2 - 4 PM | Levenson Community Room

Phew! NaNoWriMo is over. You’ve got a sparkly new manuscript and don’t know what to do with it. Join authors Amy Ray, Chelsey Philpot, and others, to find out which publishing route is best for you!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Microsoft Excel: Intermediate Learn intermediate Excel skills not covered in the introductory class including advanced charts, filtering and subtotaling data, conditional formatting, concatenating text and splitting text into columns, using logic-based functions, printing worksheets with repeating header rows and columns, and PivotTables and PivotCharts.

  • Prerequisites: Microsoft Excel Basics class - or - Experience using Excel outside of class, creating formulas and basic charts in Excel, familiar with Microsoft Word.
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writers Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson   603-812-1548   azilen48@yahoo.com
   

Interested in writing your memoir?  This group will help you to further your writing skills in a congenial and supportive atmosphere.  Open to the public.  Please call the facilitator, Eliza Hobson, if you are interested in joining?  Meetings are held twice each month on Mondays from 10-Noon.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages children ages 3 - 24 months and their adult caregivers in songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
anim_rabbit 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 - 6 in stories, songs, games and other fun activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Publisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Microsoft Publisher: This class covers the available templates and what Publisher provides you when you use templates. Also, we go over ways to modify template content. As a model we work on a basic newsletter. By all means come and learn more about this powerful editor. There is no need to have used Publisher before.

Prerequisites: Microsoft Word Basics class - or - some experience using Microsoft Word outside of class

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Facebook Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Facebook: Want to keep in touch with friends and family? Interested in knowing about Facebook but don't know how it works? Join us for an introduction to this widely used social networking service where you'll learn how to: set up an account and edit your Facebook profile; select privacy settings; find and add friends; discover and use fun apps; and delete an account.

Prerequisites: Must be comfortable using the keyboard and mouse and have basic knowledge of using the Internet. In order to create a new Facebook account while at the class, you must have a working email address that can be accessed online from the library.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages children ages 3 - 24 months and their adult caregivers in songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM 6th Grade Parents' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrea St. Jean   603-373-0337   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Local 1386 Unit Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Weeks   603 929 0802   sandyweeks603@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6 – 8 PM.

Writers in all genres are invited to attend and share their work in a congenial and sensitive environment!

This group is now accepting new members. Please contact the group facilitator, Sandy Weeks, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM (Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

MYSTERY WEEK

Join presenter Ann McClellan as she explores the history of this beloved character. Over the past century, Sherlockians created societies like the Baker Street Irregulars, wrote articles sussing out the "sources" of Arthur Conan Doyle's works, and developed an entire online world of Holmesian fan fiction. Sherlock Holmes is now a multi-million dollar industry.McClellan explores the origins of Sherlock Holmes and tracks his incarnations in literature, film, advertising, and moder media in order to crack the case of the world's most popular detective.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group (formerly known as Sit 'n Stitch)   offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider  or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12.  Pick up tips and share projects.  All skill levels and all ages welcome!  Facilitated by librarian Lisa Q. Harling on a bi-monthly basis.

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fall Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   603-766-1732   
   
Fall Film Series!!  All films begin at 6:30pm in the Levenson Room.  Get cozy with a movie and refreshments - for FREE!

September 4 | Good Will Hunting

The most brilliant mind at America's top university isn't a student-he's the kid who cleans the floors! Will Hunting is a headstrong, working-class genius who's failing the lessons of life. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will's last chance is a psychology professor, who might be the only man who can reach him. Rated R, 126 minutes.

September 18 | Fault in Our Stars

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Rated PG-13, 125 minutes.

September 25 | Special Cult Film Night: Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me

Join us for a celebration of David Lynch's cult classic, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Enter a costume contest, and have refreshments courtesy of our local sponsors. For more information, visit cityofportsmouth.com/library/twinpeaks.htm.

October 9 | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, lives quietly in Washington, D.C. trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. Rated PG-13, 136 min.

October 23 | MUMMY DOUBLE FEATURE!

5:00 PM   The Mummy [1932]

An Egyptian who was buried alive comes back to life after an archaeological dig. No rating, 72 min.

6:30 PM   The Mummy [1999]

Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz star in this remake of the 1932 Boris Karloff horror film about treasure-hunting explorers who unwittingly liberate a 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest who had been sentenced to an eternity as one of the living dead. Rated PG-13, 125 min.

November 6 | Chef

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Rated R, 114 min.

November 19 - 20 | MYSTERY WEEK

November 19 | The Hound of the Baskervilles [1959]

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate a murder on a family's estate. No rating, 86 min.

November 20 | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room, until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large, Professor James Moriarty, and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Holmes' investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland. Rated PG-13, 129 min.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

All film synopses from midwesttapes.com.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Nonfiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sean Moundas     seanmoundas@yahoo.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Non-fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Tuesday, August 5 @ 7 PM | Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

"Demick kept track of six refugees from Chongjin as they moved on, usually into new lives in South Korea. Over five years she was able to glean details of what they had gone through, painting a portrait of life in Chongjin through their memories. What Demick found was an affirmation that contemporary life in North Korea draws directly out of the darkest days of Stalinism..." - Publishers Weekly

Wednesday, September 17 @ 7 PM | The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

"When two divergent cultures collide, unbridgeable gaps of language, religion, social customs may remain between them. This poignant account by Fadiman, editor of the American Scholar, of the clash between a Hmong family and the American medical community reveals that among the gaps yawns the attitude toward medicine and healing." - Publishers Weekly

Wednesday, October 15 @ 7 PM Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

"From the 1936 Olympics to WWII Japan's most brutal POW camps, Hillenbrand's heart-wrenching new book is thousands of miles and a world away from the racing circuit of her bestselling Seabiscuit. But it's just as much a page-turner, and its hero, Louie Zamperini, is just as loveable: a disciplined champion racer who ran in the Berlin Olympics, he's a wit, a prankster, and a reformed juvenile delinquent who put his thieving skills to good use in the POW camps." - Publishers Weekly

Wednesday, November 19 @ 7 PM | Black, White, Jewish by Rebecca Walker

"The daughter of famed African American writer Alice Walker and liberal Jewish lawyer Mel Leventhal brings a frank, spare style and detail-rich memories the this compelling contribution to the growing subgenre of memoirs by biracial authors about life in a race-obsessed society...Whether she's commenting on a white ballet teacher who doubts she'll ever be good because her black butt's too big, Jewish relatives who treat her like an alien, or a boyfriend who feels she's not black enough, Walker uses the same elegant, discreet candor she brings to her discussion of her mother and the development of her free-spirited sexuality." - Publishers Weekly

Wednesday, December 17 @ 7 PM The Railway Man by Eric Lomax

Come discuss the memoir depicted in the 2013 film of the same name, starring Colin Firth.

"Lomax, a British Army signals officer, was captured by the victorious Japanese during the Singapore campaign in 1942...[In] torture sessions, the interpreter, a young man named Nagase Takeshi, played a prominent role in the effort to break him down. Half a century later, by what he calls 'an incredible and precious coincidence,' Lomax learned that Takeshi was still living. A meeting of reconciliation at the Kwai River, which Lomax at first suspected was a fraudulent publicity stunt, was arranged. His graceful and restrained account... is deeply moving." - Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by Sean Moundas (UNH)

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ashlee Iber   603-205-0539   
   

Board meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Google in Depth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Google in Depth : Learn techniques to dramatically improve your searching skills. Explore Google's images database and learn how to legally copy images from the Internet and put them into your own documents. Discover Google Documents which allow you to create, store and share secure Word, Excel and PowerPoint files online.

Prerequisites: Must be comfortable using the keyboard, the mouse and the Internet. If you don't have your own Google account, we will have fake accounts available for you to use.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 - 6 in stories, songs, games and other fun activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Talks at the Wentworth Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603 766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Librarians from the Portsmouth Public Library bring books (regular and large print), books on CD and sometimes films from the library collection to share.  All of the items we bring from the library may be checked out.

The librarians 'book talk' each book by briefly highlighting basic plot lines, major characters and geographic locations.  Each talk will have a different theme or discuss a different genre.  Selections from each book are read aloud.  We would love to hear what your favorite authors are and we invite your suggestions for future book talks. Please join us for an informal conversation about books!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Wentworth Home
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Intermediate Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Intermediate Microsoft Word: This class is for those who have taken the Library's Microsoft Word Parts 1 & 2 classes and are looking to learn more advanced Word skills such as creating columns and tabs, breaking a document into multiple sections with unique headers and footers, tracking document changes and completing a mail merge. There will also be a brief introduction to Google Docs.

  • Prerequisites: Microsoft Word parts 1 & 2 -or- proficiency in most basic Word skills including cut, copy & paste, formatting text, changing paragraph alignments, spell check and page numbering; must also be familiar using the basic elements of the Windows operating system
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Real Life Mysteries with Detective Duane Jacques Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   766 1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

MYSTERY WEEK

Hang out with local police detective Duane Jacques as he talks about solving crimes in the real world. Then, help him crack the case of the damaged book using fingerprinting techniques! Ages 9+. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fall Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   603-766-1732   
   
Fall Film Series!!  All films begin at 6:30pm in the Levenson Room.  Get cozy with a movie and refreshments - for FREE!

September 4 | Good Will Hunting

The most brilliant mind at America's top university isn't a student-he's the kid who cleans the floors! Will Hunting is a headstrong, working-class genius who's failing the lessons of life. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will's last chance is a psychology professor, who might be the only man who can reach him. Rated R, 126 minutes.

September 18 | Fault in Our Stars

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Rated PG-13, 125 minutes.

September 25 | Special Cult Film Night: Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me

Join us for a celebration of David Lynch's cult classic, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Enter a costume contest, and have refreshments courtesy of our local sponsors. For more information, visit cityofportsmouth.com/library/twinpeaks.htm.

October 9 | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, lives quietly in Washington, D.C. trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. Rated PG-13, 136 min.

October 23 | MUMMY DOUBLE FEATURE!

5:00 PM   The Mummy [1932]

An Egyptian who was buried alive comes back to life after an archaeological dig. No rating, 72 min.

6:30 PM   The Mummy [1999]

Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz star in this remake of the 1932 Boris Karloff horror film about treasure-hunting explorers who unwittingly liberate a 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest who had been sentenced to an eternity as one of the living dead. Rated PG-13, 125 min.

November 6 | Chef

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Rated R, 114 min.

November 19 - 20 | MYSTERY WEEK

November 19 | The Hound of the Baskervilles [1959]

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate a murder on a family's estate. No rating, 86 min.

November 20 | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room, until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large, Professor James Moriarty, and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Holmes' investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland. Rated PG-13, 129 min.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

All film synopses from midwesttapes.com.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM iPads & Tablets for Intermediate Users Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_video_camera 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Mystery Movie: Kit Kittredge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

MYSTERY WEEK features "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"

Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge - a resourceful young girl, turns sleuth after her mother's lockbox gets stolen from their boarding house. Kit's new hobo friend Will is the prime supsect.  Kit refuses to believe that Will would steal, and her efforts to sniff out the real story get her and her friends into trouble.

Rated G. 101 minutes

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 68 State St. Condos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Sabin   603-674-2359   
   

Annual meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

Learn MAH JONGG, the ancient Chinese game of tiles. It's fast, free, and fun for all ages. Held every Saturday from 10 - Noon. Taught every week at 10:00, takes 15 minutes to learn.  

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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elect_video_camera 11:00 AM  -  12:45 PM Family Mystery Movie: Kit Kitteredge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

MYSTERY WEEK features "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"

Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge - a resourceful young girl, turns sleuth after her mother's lockbox gets stolen from their boarding house. Kit's new hobo friend Will is the prime supsect.  Kit refuses to believe that Will would steal, and her efforts to sniff out the real story get her and her friends into trouble.

Rated G. 101 minutes

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Talk with Author Laurie King Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

MYSTERY WEEK

Laurie King, author of the popular Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes stories, will talk to us from the west coast via Skype! She will give a reading, followed by a Q&A session. Don't miss this chance to chat with one of the most popular mystery authors today, and a member of the Baker Street Irregulars! Find out more about Laurie at laurierking.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday November 23, 2014 Go To Top
elect_video_camera 2:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Family Mystery Movie: Kit Kitteredge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

MYSTERY WEEK features "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"

Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge - a resourceful young girl, turns sleuth after her mother's lockbox gets stolen from their boarding house. Kit's new hobo friend Will is the prime supsect.  Kit refuses to believe that Will would steal, and her efforts to sniff out the real story get her and her friends into trouble.

Rated G. 101 minutes

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Your Own Action Figure! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    766 1740   
   

In conjunction with November's Art Exhibit, CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES, artist Clayton Emery will lead two “Make Your Own Action Figure” workshops!

Make Your Own Action Figure (Youth 9+) | Sunday November 9 | 2 – 4 PM | Youth Activity Room

Make Your Own Action Figure (Adults) | Sunday November 23 | 2 – 4 PM | Youth Activity Room

In this messy, hands-on workshop,Emery will help you design and create your very own custom action figure. Participants will remodel, paint, and embellish existing figures to form something entirely new! Kids ages 9+ may sign up for the workshop on Sunday, November 9, while adults can attend the November 23rd workshop. You’re never too old to play with toys!

Bring your own action figure or small doll, and your imagination! Other materials provided. Registration limited to 12. Please register at the Youth Services desk or call 603 766 1740.

Clayton Emery grew up playing Robin Hood in the forests of New England. He's been a blacksmith, dishwasher, schoolteacher in Australia, carpenter, zookeeper, farmhand, land surveyor, volunteer firefighter, award-winning technical writer, and the author of many novels, in series such as Forgotten Realms, Magic the Gathering, and Shadow World. Emery is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Science Fiction/Fantasy Writers of America. Clayton lives with his wife in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where his ancestors came ashore in 1635. You may find him online at claytonemery.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

claytonemery.com    
    Location: Youth Activity Room
Monday November 24, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Advanced Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages children ages 3 - 24 months and their adult caregivers in songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
anim_rabbit 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 - 6 in stories, songs, games and other fun activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Twitter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Twitter: In this course you'll learn about the basics of using Twitter. Topics covered will include @replies, direct messages, hashtags, and retweets. Learn how to find people to follow and search for information about your interests.

  • Prerequisites: Must be comfortable using the keyboard, the mouse and the Internet, and be curious about online social networks
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Microsoft Access Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages children ages 3 - 24 months and their adult caregivers in songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Resolve New England Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Smith   603-454-4647   
   

Infertility peer support group, share stories and offer encouragement  Public is invited

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Intermediate Microsoft Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preregistration required. Call 766-1720 to register. For the complete computer class schedule, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Microsoft Excel: Intermediate Learn intermediate Excel skills not covered in the introductory class including advanced charts, filtering and subtotaling data, conditional formatting, concatenating text and splitting text into columns, using logic-based functions, printing worksheets with repeating header rows and columns, and PivotTables and PivotCharts.

  • Prerequisites: Microsoft Excel Basics class - or - Experience using Excel outside of class, creating formulas and basic charts in Excel, familiar with Microsoft Word.
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library Closes at 5:00 p.m. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thanksgiving Hours:

Wednesday, November 26     9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 27         Closed

Friday, November 28               Closed

Saturday and Sunday, November 29 and 30 the Library is open.

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group (formerly known as Sit 'n Stitch)   offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider  or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12.  Pick up tips and share projects.  All skill levels and all ages welcome!  Facilitated by librarian Lisa Q. Harling on a bi-monthly basis.

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
Thursday November 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thanksgiving Hours:

Wednesday, November 26     9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 27         Closed

Friday, November 28               Closed

Saturday and Sunday, November 29 and 30 the Library is open.

Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thanksgiving Hours:

Wednesday, November 26     9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 27         Closed

Friday, November 28               Closed

Saturday and Sunday, November 29 and 30 the Library is open.

Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writers Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson   603-812-1548   azilen48@yahoo.com
   

Interested in writing your memoir?  This group will help you to further your writing skills in a congenial and supportive atmosphere.  Open to the public.  Please call the facilitator, Eliza Hobson, if you are interested in joining?  Meetings are held twice each month on Mondays from 10-Noon.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages children ages 3 - 24 months and their adult caregivers in songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
anim_rabbit 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 - 6 in stories, songs, games and other fun activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Growers Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Hiza   603-679-5524   
   

Board Meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
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misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages children ages 3 - 24 months and their adult caregivers in songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BAN-Beyond Affairs Network Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Riley   603-498-6283   
   

support group

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Weeks   603 929 0802   sandyweeks603@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6 – 8 PM.

Writers in all genres are invited to attend and share their work in a congenial and sensitive environment!

This group is now accepting new members. Please contact the group facilitator, Sandy Weeks, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Peace of Mind: Conflict Resolution Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Peace of Mind series at PPL helps you prepare and work through life's challenges. These events are free and open to the public.

What makes difficult conversations so challenging? How can you use words to involve, problem-solve, and motivate? And what attitudes and behaviors can be developed to improve the process?

Judy Ringer of Power & Presence Training will help us to identify and practice key dialogue and behavior skills to improve our communication. Just in time for the holidays!

Find out more about Judy

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group (formerly known as Sit 'n Stitch)   offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider  or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12.  Pick up tips and share projects.  All skill levels and all ages welcome!  Facilitated by librarian Lisa Q. Harling on a bi-monthly basis.

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Button Up Energy Efficiency Workshop (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Doug Bogen   603-664-2696   
   

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Sponosred by SEAREI

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 - 6 in stories, songs, games and other fun activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Talks at the Wentworth Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603 766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Librarians from the Portsmouth Public Library bring books (regular and large print), books on CD and sometimes films from the library collection to share.  All of the items we bring from the library may be checked out.

The librarians 'book talk' each book by briefly highlighting basic plot lines, major characters and geographic locations.  Each talk will have a different theme or discuss a different genre.  Selections from each book are read aloud.  We would love to hear what your favorite authors are and we invite your suggestions for future book talks. Please join us for an informal conversation about books!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Wentworth Home
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM NaNoWriMo Wrap Party @ Portsmouth Book & Bar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stacia Oparowski   766 5124   soparowski@cityofportsmouth.com
   

November is National Novel Writing Month. Every year, writers everywhere join together for support, encouragement and motivation as they attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. The Portsmouth Public Library is proud to support writers for the fourth year in a row. Participants can meet a writing buddy, learn writing and publishing tips, find a quiet place to write, and celebrate their achievements when it’s all over! Sign up at nanowrimo.org to track your progress and connect with others.

NaNoWriMo Wrap Party

NaNoWriMo Participants & Friends are invited to join PPL at the Portsmouth Book & Bar for a Wrap Party!

  • NaNoWriMo Winners (those who've written 50,000+ words during the month of November) receive 1 FREE DRINK each!*
  • Browse writing & publishing books available for checkout or purchase
  • Discuss your most challenging and triumphant NaNoWriMo moments
  • Bring a short passage to read aloud, because at 8:30 we'll begin our OPEN MIC!

* Winners must present the (printed or digital) “badge” received upon completing the challenge.  The Book & Bar serves wine, beer, coffee, and tea.

And don't forget to come out for our other NaNoWriMo events:

NaNoWriMo Kickoff! | Tuesday October 28 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | Levenson Community Room

Eat pizza from Flatbread, learn writing strategies, meet other participants, and jumpstart your month with a 500 word boot camp challenge!

5K Write InSunday November 16 | 1 - 5 PM | Hilton Garden Room

Completion of NaNoWriMo is dependent on moments of feverish concentration. Join us on the 16th to try for 5,000 words in 4 hours!

Author Panel: Paths to Publication | Saturday December 6 | 2 - 4 PM | Levenson Community Room

Phew! NaNoWriMo is over. You’ve got a sparkly new manuscript and don’t know what to do with it. Join authors Amy Ray, Chelsey Philpot, and others, to find out which publishing route is best for you!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Off-site
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Municipal Management Association of NH (MMANH) Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Bohenko     
   


 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

Learn MAH JONGG, the ancient Chinese game of tiles. It's fast, free, and fun for all ages. Held every Saturday from 10 - Noon. Taught every week at 10:00, takes 15 minutes to learn.  

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Author Panel: Paths to Publication Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Written a book? Join us to explore your publication options! You can aim for a small press, mid-sized publisher, self-publish, or look for a literary agent in hopes of landing a “Big Five” publishing deal. Authors in this panel will discuss their choices and experiences.

  • Panel members include YA author Chelsey Philpot, and mystery writer & moderator Amy Ray
  • Each author will share his or her publication experience
  • Authors’ books will be available for purchase

And don't forget to come out for our other NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) events:

NaNoWriMo Kickoff! | Tuesday October 28 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | Levenson Community Room

Eat pizza from Flatbread, learn writing strategies, meet other participants, and jumpstart your month with a 500 word boot camp challenge!

5K Write InSunday November 16 | 1 - 5 PM | Hilton Garden Room

Completion of NaNoWriMo is dependent on moments of feverish concentration. Join us on the 16th to try for 5,000 words in 4 hours!

NaNoWriMo Wrap Party | Thursday December 4 | 7 – 10 PM | Portsmouth Book & Bar

PPL & the Portsmouth Book & Bar unite for a Wrap Party! Open mic, discussion, and a FREE DRINK for NaNoWriMo winners!

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages children ages 3 - 24 months and their adult caregivers in songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
anim_rabbit 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 - 6 in stories, songs, games and other fun activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages children ages 3 - 24 months and their adult caregivers in songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_house.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cedar Ridge Condominium Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslie Steventon   603-964-5066   
   

Annual Meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday December 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group (formerly known as Sit 'n Stitch)   offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider  or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12.  Pick up tips and share projects.  All skill levels and all ages welcome!  Facilitated by librarian Lisa Q. Harling on a bi-monthly basis.

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_house.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM NH Satsang Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eileen Morgan   603-343-5411   
   

Study class

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Occupy Seacoast (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nur Shoop   207-439-2515   
   

Viewing and discussion of "Life of Brian"  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     mcslover_2000@yahoo.com
   

To inquire about openings in this group, please write to info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 - 6 in stories, songs, games and other fun activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM New Hampshire Theatre Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tamre Steinhauer   603-431   
   

Board meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_teens 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all 9th -12th graders! Join the NEW Teen Book Club, a partnership between the Portsmouth Public Library and The Teen Literary Club (TLC) of Portsmouth High School.

The Teen Book Club's second book will be the Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution.  We will meet December 11, 2014 6:30-8:00pm upstairs in the McLeod Board Room.  Bring a snack to share!

Call Mollie in Youth Services at 603-766-1740 or email memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com for more information!

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Therapists Night Out (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Zill   603-436-4111   
   

Group meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

Learn MAH JONGG, the ancient Chinese game of tiles. It's fast, free, and fun for all ages. Held every Saturday from 10 - Noon. Taught every week at 10:00, takes 15 minutes to learn.  

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Seacoast Pastel Painters (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Catherine DiPentima   603-559-9765   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday December 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writers Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson   603-812-1548   azilen48@yahoo.com
   

Interested in writing your memoir?  This group will help you to further your writing skills in a congenial and supportive atmosphere.  Open to the public.  Please call the facilitator, Eliza Hobson, if you are interested in joining?  Meetings are held twice each month on Mondays from 10-Noon.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages children ages 3 - 24 months and their adult caregivers in songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
anim_rabbit 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 - 6 in stories, songs, games and other fun activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
Tuesday December 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
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misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages children ages 3 - 24 months and their adult caregivers in songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM 6th Grade Parents' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrea St. Jean   603-373-0337   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Local 1386 Unit Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Weeks   603 929 0802   sandyweeks603@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6 – 8 PM.

Writers in all genres are invited to attend and share their work in a congenial and sensitive environment!

This group is now accepting new members. Please contact the group facilitator, Sandy Weeks, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group (formerly known as Sit 'n Stitch)   offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider  or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12.  Pick up tips and share projects.  All skill levels and all ages welcome!  Facilitated by librarian Lisa Q. Harling on a bi-monthly basis.

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Ann List   603-766-1710   malist@cityofportsmouth.com
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Nonfiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sean Moundas     seanmoundas@yahoo.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Non-fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Tuesday, August 5 @ 7 PM | Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

"Demick kept track of six refugees from Chongjin as they moved on, usually into new lives in South Korea. Over five years she was able to glean details of what they had gone through, painting a portrait of life in Chongjin through their memories. What Demick found was an affirmation that contemporary life in North Korea draws directly out of the darkest days of Stalinism..." - Publishers Weekly

Wednesday, September 17 @ 7 PM | The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

"When two divergent cultures collide, unbridgeable gaps of language, religion, social customs may remain between them. This poignant account by Fadiman, editor of the American Scholar, of the clash between a Hmong family and the American medical community reveals that among the gaps yawns the attitude toward medicine and healing." - Publishers Weekly

Wednesday, October 15 @ 7 PM Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

"From the 1936 Olympics to WWII Japan's most brutal POW camps, Hillenbrand's heart-wrenching new book is thousands of miles and a world away from the racing circuit of her bestselling Seabiscuit. But it's just as much a page-turner, and its hero, Louie Zamperini, is just as loveable: a disciplined champion racer who ran in the Berlin Olympics, he's a wit, a prankster, and a reformed juvenile delinquent who put his thieving skills to good use in the POW camps." - Publishers Weekly

Wednesday, November 19 @ 7 PM | Black, White, Jewish by Rebecca Walker

"The daughter of famed African American writer Alice Walker and liberal Jewish lawyer Mel Leventhal brings a frank, spare style and detail-rich memories the this compelling contribution to the growing subgenre of memoirs by biracial authors about life in a race-obsessed society...Whether she's commenting on a white ballet teacher who doubts she'll ever be good because her black butt's too big, Jewish relatives who treat her like an alien, or a boyfriend who feels she's not black enough, Walker uses the same elegant, discreet candor she brings to her discussion of her mother and the development of her free-spirited sexuality." - Publishers Weekly

Wednesday, December 17 @ 7 PM The Railway Man by Eric Lomax

Come discuss the memoir depicted in the 2013 film of the same name, starring Colin Firth.

"Lomax, a British Army signals officer, was captured by the victorious Japanese during the Singapore campaign in 1942...[In] torture sessions, the interpreter, a young man named Nagase Takeshi, played a prominent role in the effort to break him down. Half a century later, by what he calls 'an incredible and precious coincidence,' Lomax learned that Takeshi was still living. A meeting of reconciliation at the Kwai River, which Lomax at first suspected was a fraudulent publicity stunt, was arranged. His graceful and restrained account... is deeply moving." - Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by Sean Moundas (UNH)

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ashlee Iber   603-205-0539   
   

Board meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 - 6 in stories, songs, games and other fun activities.

This is a free, drop-in program open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Library programs will be cancelled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Talks at the Wentworth Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603 766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Librarians from the Portsmouth Public Library bring books (regular and large print), books on CD and sometimes films from the library collection to share.  All of the items we bring from the library may be checked out.

The librarians 'book talk' each book by briefly highlighting basic plot lines, major characters and geographic locations.  Each talk will have a different theme or discuss a different genre.  Selections from each book are read aloud.  We would love to hear what your favorite authors are and we invite your suggestions for future book talks. Please join us for an informal conversation about books!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Wentworth Home
Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

Learn MAH JONGG, the ancient Chinese game of tiles. It's fast, free, and fun for all ages. Held every Saturday from 10 - Noon. Taught every week at 10:00, takes 15 minutes to learn.  

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Wednesday December 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library Closes at 5:00 for Christmas Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Christmas Holiday Hours:

Wednesday, December 24     9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 25         Closed

Friday, December 26              Closed

The Library is open Saturday December 27th and Sunday December 28th.

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group (formerly known as Sit 'n Stitch)   offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider  or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12.  Pick up tips and share projects.  All skill levels and all ages welcome!  Facilitated by librarian Lisa Q. Harling on a bi-monthly basis.

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday December 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Christmas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Christmas Holiday Hours:

Wednesday, December 24     9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 25         Closed

Friday, December 26              Closed

The Library is open Saturday December 27th and Sunday December 28th.

Friday December 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for the Christmas Holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Christmas Holiday Hours:

Wednesday, December 24     9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 25         Closed

Friday, December 26              Closed

The Library is open Saturday December 27th and Sunday December 28th.

Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writers Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson   603-812-1548   azilen48@yahoo.com
   

Interested in writing your memoir?  This group will help you to further your writing skills in a congenial and supportive atmosphere.  Open to the public.  Please call the facilitator, Eliza Hobson, if you are interested in joining?  Meetings are held twice each month on Mondays from 10-Noon.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Resolve New England Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Smith   603-454-4647   
   

Infertility peer support group, share stories and offer encouragement  Public is invited

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library Closes at 5:00 for New Years Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group (formerly known as Sit 'n Stitch)   offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider  or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12.  Pick up tips and share projects.  All skill levels and all ages welcome!  Facilitated by librarian Lisa Q. Harling on a bi-monthly basis.

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Monday January 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Tuesday February 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_house.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_house.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_house.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_house.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday May 29, 2015 -  Sunday May 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday June 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
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    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly meeting of the Portsmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club. All welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

“The tale of the two Holladay sisters—12-year-old Bean, pragmatic but also an idealist, and 15-year-old Liz, a free-spirited artist. Abandoned by their charismatic but mentally unstable mother, Bean and Liz board a Greyhound bus and travel cross-country from California to their mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia, where they are taken in by their reclusive Uncle Tinsley.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, October 20 | Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

“Franklin's third novel is a meandering tale of an unlikely friendship marred by crime and racial strain in smalltown Mississippi.” – Publishers Weekly

Monday, November 10 | A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel.” – Publishers Weekly

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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