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Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time for Ages 3-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   msouriolle@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STORY  TIMEFor Ages 3-6

Join Miss Mary and engage in stories, songs, and other fun activities!

Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:40 AM  -  11:20 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Talks for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sherry Evans   603-766-1703   smevans@cityofportsmouth.com
   

~~BOOK TALKS AT THE WENTWORTH HOME


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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reference Dept. Mtg. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Huxtable   766 1720   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM NH Theatre Project Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tamre Steinhauer   603-431-6644 x 1   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
rec_sailboat.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   603-766-1732   
   

ENCHANTING APRIL AND MAY FILMS

April 5 (Saturday) -  MATINEE showing at 1pm – Enough Said. PG-13, 93 minutes, Comedy. (2013). A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.  Starring James Gandofini and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss. (imdb.com)


April 10 - Inside Llewyn Davis.  Rated R, 104 minutes.  Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, some of them of his own making.      

  
April 24 - Saving Mr Banks.  PG-13, 125 minutes.   When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins, to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.


May 1 - Party Girl. 1995. Rated R.  94 minutes.  Comedy.  Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an illegal party. To repay the loan, she begins working as a library clerk. At first she hates it, but when challenged decides to master the Dewey Decimal System and become a great library clerk, while romancing a falafel vendor and helping her roommate in his goal to become a professional DJ.  Starring Parker Posey.   Written by James Meek <james@oz.net


May 8 - In A World.  2013. Rated R, 93 minutes.  Comedy.  An unsuccessful vocal coach competes against her arrogant father in the movie trailer voice-over business.  Starring Lake Bell.
      

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday April 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Room Booked Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: mal     
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Intermediate Microsoft 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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn and 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 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM PS 21 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Doug Roberts   431-1925   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Catching Fire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. (c) Lionsgate

PG-13, 2 hr. 26 min.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Rotten Tomatoes    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday April 28, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel for Macs 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
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anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time for Ages 0 to 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-17470   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LAP TIME!

For Up to 24 months and their adults

Engage in songs, fingerplays, rhythmic activities, stories and more with Miss Susan.  We offer Lap Time Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., except for the week of November 11th.  No registration required.  Please plan to attend one just day a week. 

Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time for Ages 3-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   msouriolle@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STORY  TIMEFor Ages 3-6

Join Miss Mary and engage in stories, songs, and other fun activities!

Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM WordPress 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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YMCA (Camp Huggins) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jody Skelton   603-539-4710   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Death, Living and Dying in the Buddhist Traditions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Avi Magidoff   603-531-3130   
   

The Portsmouth Community of Mindfulness (formerly the Buddhist Sangha of South Church) offers a class on the Buddhist understanding of death, dying and life.The event is free of charge and all are welcome.  No prior meditation experience required.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday April 29, 2014 Go To Top
elect_video_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM So Much for Seniors! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joe Galli   603-427-0907   jmgalli@comcast.net
   

Planning meeting.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time for Ages 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time!
For ages 24-36 months and their adults


Miss Lisa will engage toddlers and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, finger plays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.


Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time for Ages 0 to 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-17470   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LAP TIME!

For Up to 24 months and their adults

Engage in songs, fingerplays, rhythmic activities, stories and more with Miss Susan.  We offer Lap Time Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., except for the week of November 11th.  No registration required.  Please plan to attend one just day a week. 

Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Wetlands program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Rowden   603-778-0885   
   

Wetlands program-Rulemaking and process improvement effort.  Sponsored by Rockingham Planning Commission and NH Dept of Environmental Services.

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast (PENDING) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Perkins   603-205-0539   
   

Roundtable discussion re: housing concerns.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Act One (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie Nugent   300-2986   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Open Streets Portsmouth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Peter Newbury   206-218-9134   
   

Initial public outreach re: Open Steets event.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday April 30, 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
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time for Ages 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time!
For ages 24-36 months and their adults


Miss Barb will engage toddlers and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, finger plays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.


Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 10 Internet Skills You Need to Have 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_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women's Business and Social Networking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Bostic   603-944-2398   
   

Womens' business marketing mastermind and training.  Public is welcome.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Poetic Reflections: Reception and book reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tammi Truax     T4tu@comcast.net
   

The Widows' Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival (Kent State University Press.(February 2014). 

"The Widows' Handbook is the first anthology of poems by contemporary widows, many of whom have written their way out of solitude and despair, distilling their strongest feelings into poetry or memoir. This stirring collection celebrates the strategies widows learn and the resources they muster to deal with people, living space, possessions, social life, and especially themselves, once shock has turned to the realization that nothing will ever be the same. As Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says in her foreword, '...losing one's partner is a loss like no other...'

The Widows' Handbook is a collection of poetry from 87 American women of all ages, legally married or not, straight and gay, whose partners or spouses have died. Some of the poets are already published widely including more than a dozen prizewinners, four Pushcart nominees, and two regional poets laureate. Others are not as well known, and some appear in print for the first time here. With courage and wry humor, these women encounter insidious depression, poignant memories, bureaucratic nonsense, unfamiliar hardware, well-intentioned but thoughtless remarks, demanding work, spiritual revelation, and unexpected lust, navigating new relationships in the uncertain legacy of sexual liberation. They write frankly about being paralyzed and about going forward. Their poems are honest, beautiful, and accessible.

Only poetry can speak such difficult truths and incite such intense empathy. While both men and women understand the bewilderment, solitude, and change of status thrust upon the widowed, women suffer a particular social demotion and isolation. Anyone who has lost a loved one or is involved in helping the bereaved will be able to relate to the experiences conveyed in The Widows' Handbook." (amazon.com)

Readings at the Portsmouth Library’s event will showcase some well-known New Hampshire poets whose work appears in this collection, including Barbara Bald, Charlotte Cox, Pat Parnell, Pat Savage, and Tammi Truax. Guest poet Joann Duncanson will read works by former NH poets laureate Patricia Fargnoli and the late Maxine Kumin, and guest poet Beth Fox will read some of the Mary Oliver and Tess Gallagher selections. One of the book’s editors, Jacqueline Lapidus, will be there to read her own poems. Nearly 20 other readings are currently being planned all over the country, from Seattle to New York City, from Berkeley, California, to Delray Beach, Florida.

The Portsmouth Library’s evening will include an open-microphone period if time permits, for any audience members who want to read their own poems about surviving grief and loss. The book is available on the website of Kent State University Press, on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and at a growing number of local book stores. For more information, contact event organizer Tammi Truax at t4tu@comcast.net.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Advanced 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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday May 1, 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 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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time for Ages 3-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   msouriolle@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STORY  TIMEFor Ages 3-6

Join Miss Mary and engage in stories, songs, and other fun activities!

Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_party1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Party Girl (film) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage     
   

ENCHANTING SPRING FILMS!!

April 10 - Inside Llewyn Davis.  Rated R, 104 minutes.  Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, some of them of his own making.     
 
April 24 - Saving Mr Banks.  PG-13, 125 minutes.   When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins, to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.

May 1 - Party Girl. 1995. Rated R.  94 minutes.  Comedy.  Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an illegal party. To repay the loan, she begins working as a library clerk. At first she hates it, but when challenged decides to master the Dewey Decimal System and become a great library clerk, while romancing a falafel vendor and helping her roommate in his goal to become a professional DJ.  Starring Parker Posey.   (Written by James Meek <james@oz.net)

May 8 - In A World.  2013. Rated R, 93 minutes.  Comedy.  An unsuccessful vocal coach competes against her arrogant father in the movie trailer voice-over business.  Starring Lake Bell.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday May 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Clothing Swap setup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Moore     recovergirl360@gmail
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday May 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn and 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_boots 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Fifth Annual Women's Clothing Swap Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Moore     recovergirl360@gmail.com
   

DON'T MISS THE 5TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S CLOTHING SWAP!  Doors open at 10am.  Swap from 10-2. 

Here's how it works:  bring a bag of clean, gently used women's clothing to the swap.  'Shop' the many tables of clothes and take home a 'new to you' bag of clothes.  Just in time to enhance and brighten your spring wardrobe!

Co-sponsored with Goodwill Industsries of Northern New England.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

More information!    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday May 5, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 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

    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
   

Join writers of all levels in an informal meet-up of those who want to further their skills in memoir writing.  Meet in a congenial and supportive environment.  Open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time for Ages 0 to 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-17470   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LAP TIME!

For Up to 24 months and their adults

Engage in songs, fingerplays, rhythmic activities, stories and more with Miss Susan.  We offer Lap Time Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., except for the week of November 11th.  No registration required.  Please plan to attend one just day a week. 

Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time for Ages 3-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   msouriolle@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STORY  TIMEFor Ages 3-6

Join Miss Mary and engage in stories, songs, and other fun activities!

Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Pinterest 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_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Club Finz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Holloway   6034185528   mholloway12@yahoo.com
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday May 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time for Ages 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time!
For ages 24-36 months and their adults


Miss Lisa will engage toddlers and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, finger plays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.


Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time for Ages 0 to 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-17470   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LAP TIME!

For Up to 24 months and their adults

Engage in songs, fingerplays, rhythmic activities, stories and more with Miss Susan.  We offer Lap Time Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., except for the week of November 11th.  No registration required.  Please plan to attend one just day a week. 

Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Wednesday May 7, 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
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time for Ages 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time!
For ages 24-36 months and their adults


Miss Barb will engage toddlers and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, finger plays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.


Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shelley Hersey   603-895-2629   
   

Group meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Jazz Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Lorentz   603-556-9079   
   

Lecture and question/answer session.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday May 8, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time for Ages 3-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   msouriolle@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STORY  TIMEFor Ages 3-6

Join Miss Mary and engage in stories, songs, and other fun activities!

Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Talks for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sherry Evans   603-766-1703   smevans@cityofportsmouth.com
   

~~BOOK TALKS AT THE WENTWORTH HOME


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 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Act One (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie Nugent   300-2986   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
rec_sailboat.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   603-766-1732   
   

ENCHANTING APRIL AND MAY FILMS

April 5 (Saturday) -  MATINEE showing at 1pm – Enough Said. PG-13, 93 minutes, Comedy. (2013). A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.  Starring James Gandofini and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss. (imdb.com)


April 10 - Inside Llewyn Davis.  Rated R, 104 minutes.  Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, some of them of his own making.      

  
April 24 - Saving Mr Banks.  PG-13, 125 minutes.   When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins, to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.


May 1 - Party Girl. 1995. Rated R.  94 minutes.  Comedy.  Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an illegal party. To repay the loan, she begins working as a library clerk. At first she hates it, but when challenged decides to master the Dewey Decimal System and become a great library clerk, while romancing a falafel vendor and helping her roommate in his goal to become a professional DJ.  Starring Parker Posey.   Written by James Meek <james@oz.net


May 8 - In A World.  2013. Rated R, 93 minutes.  Comedy.  An unsuccessful vocal coach competes against her arrogant father in the movie trailer voice-over business.  Starring Lake Bell.
      

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday May 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM TEDxPiscataqua River Watch Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603-766-1711   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

http://tedxpiscataquariver.com/

TEDxPiscataquaRiver is a one-of-a-kind conference where big ideas and challenges that affect our community are openly discussed. This event highlights an impressive lineup including speakers who are not typically heard from locally but who are doing incredibly creative, innovative, and provocative work in their fields.

Come to the library and enjoy watching the TED talks via LiveStream...for free!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM SATYA-Seacoast Area Teachers of Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rochelle Jewell   603-512-4516   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Saturday May 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Municipal Budget Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Sharpe     
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn and 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  -  4:45 PM Baha'i Faith Community of Portsmouth ( LCD Projector) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Aaron Fowlkes   603-296-5855   
   

Readings from Various religions and a video on the theme of race unity.  PUBLIC IS INVITED

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Harlem Renaissance Movie Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geraldine Palmer   431-8290   
   


The Seacoast African American Cultural Center presents The Cotton Club  (1984)

The Cotton Club is a 1984 crime-drama, centered on a Harlem jazz club of the 1930s, the Cotton Club.
The movie was co-written (with William Kennedy) and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, choreographed by Henry LeTang, and starred Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, and Lonette McKee. The supporting cast included Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Allen Garfield, Laurence Fishburne, Gwen Verdon and Fred Gwynne.

Upcoming movies in the Harlem Renaissance Film Series:

*Saturday, May 10 @ 3pm ~ The Cotton Club ~ The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem.  The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the jazz music that made it so famous.

*Saturday May 31 at 2:00 p.mSmall Wonders   ~~A dedicated music teacher in East Harlem instructs a gaggle of underprivileged children in the art of the violin. In the climax, they play Carnegie Hall with some of the world's foremost fiddlers.  Directed by Allan Miller and starring Roberta Guaspari, Arnold Steinhardt and Isaac Stern.


*Saturday August 9 at 2:00 p.m.  Sugar Hill  ~~Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he soon learns getting out is nowhere near as easy as getting in.  Written by Barry Michael Cooper, directed by Leon Ichaso, and starring Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, and Khandi Alexander.


*Saturday September 13 at 2:00 p.m.  Cotton Comes to Harlem  ~~The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger and Coffin know all about Deke and his fraudulent schemes that take advantage of the poor and the ignorant and can't wait for a chance to expose him. When a barbecue O'Malley is apparently 'robbed' they get their chance to take him and his cohorts down. Written by Ossie Davis and Chester Himes (novel), directed by Ossie Davis, and starring Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, and Calvin Lockhart.


 

 

 

Seacoast African American Cultural Center    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday May 12, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM LinkedIn 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
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time for Ages 0 to 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-17470   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LAP TIME!

For Up to 24 months and their adults

Engage in songs, fingerplays, rhythmic activities, stories and more with Miss Susan.  We offer Lap Time Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., except for the week of November 11th.  No registration required.  Please plan to attend one just day a week. 

Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time for Ages 3-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   msouriolle@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STORY  TIMEFor Ages 3-6

Join Miss Mary and engage in stories, songs, and other fun activities!

Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Daytime Adult Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   603-766-1729   
   

Adult Book Discussion - 1pm and 7pm

Open discussion of Adult Fiction meeting one Monday afternoon each month from 1-2:15  in the Hilton Garden Room.  The same book is also discussed at 7pm on the same day.  As a service for members we borrow many copies of each title from other New Hampshire libraries prior to each discussion.  You may check these out with a Portsmouth Public Library card.  Each discussion is facilitated by a librarian and we invite a respectful exchange in a relaxed environment.

April 14 - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (2013)  by Karen Joy Fowler.

Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.

May 12 - Daniel Isn't Talking (2006) by Marti Leimbach.

 Location: London, to the home of the Marshes: Stephen Marsh, a true Brit; Melanie, a transplanted American; and their two children, four-year-old Emily and Daniel, just three. When it is conveyed that Daniel is autistic, the orderly life of the Marsh family is shattered.

Review of 'Daniel Isn't Talking'

June 9 - Dream When You're Feeling Blue (2007) by Elizabeth Berg.

April 1943, Kitty Heaney's boyfriend, Julian, joins the Marines and departs in order to fight in the Pacific, leaving the young Rita Hayworth look-alike not only fearful for his life but wondering about the nature of their relationship.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Adult Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sherry Evans   603-766-1703   smevans@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Adult Book Discussion - 1pm and 7pm

Open discussion of Adult Fiction meeting one Monday afternoon each month from 7-8:15  in the Hilton Garden Room.  The same book is also discussed at 1 pm on the same day.  As a service for members we borrow many copies of each title from other New Hampshire libraries prior to each discussion.  You may check these out with a Portsmouth Public Library card.  Each discussion is facilitated by a librarian and we invite a respectful exchange in a relaxed environment.

April 14 - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (2013)  by Karen Joy Fowler.

Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.

May 12 - Daniel Isn't Talking (2006) by Marti Leimbach.

 Location: London, to the home of the Marshes: Stephen Marsh, a true Brit; Melanie, a transplanted American; and their two children, four-year-old Emily and Daniel, just three. When it is conveyed that Daniel is autistic, the orderly life of the Marsh family is shattered.

Review of 'Daniel Isn't Talking'

June 9 - Dream When You're Feeling Blue (2007) by Elizabeth Berg.

April 1943, Kitty Heaney's boyfriend, Julian, joins the Marines and departs in order to fight in the Pacific, leaving the young Rita Hayworth look-alike not only fearful for his life but wondering about the nature of their relationship.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday May 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time for Ages 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time!
For ages 24-36 months and their adults


Miss Lisa will engage toddlers and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, finger plays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.


Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time for Ages 0 to 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-17470   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LAP TIME!

For Up to 24 months and their adults

Engage in songs, fingerplays, rhythmic activities, stories and more with Miss Susan.  We offer Lap Time Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., except for the week of November 11th.  No registration required.  Please plan to attend one just day a week. 

Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM PS21 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tom Morgan   603-205-2329   
   

Film showing.  PUBLIC IS INVITED

PS21    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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
Wednesday May 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program Board Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Huxtable   766 1720   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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

    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_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time for Ages 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time!
For ages 24-36 months and their adults


Miss Barb will engage toddlers and their adult caregivers in stories, rhymes, finger plays, songs, active games and other fun early language activities.


Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Community Development Department Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Moore   610-7226   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Italian American Heritage Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Koloshey   603-964-4184   
   

This is a special meeting with local Italian-American Authors giving us an overview of their recent books. Presenting will be Karen Raynes and Marcia-Hannon-Buber who have written a book titled "Marelli’s Market – The First 100 Years". This is the story of their grandparents, Luigi and Celestina Reggio both in Italy and America, and the heart-warming story of their family and business in Hampton, New Hampshire.


We will also have Michael Bisceglia Jr. whose book, "Gaelic and Garlic" celebrates both sides of his heritage. He has 63 cousins and 28 aunts and uncles and shares the stories of their numerous hilarious adventures. The meeting will begin with a social hour at 6:00PM where you will have an opportunity to meet the authors. Presentations will begin at 7:00PM.

  There will be no business conducted at this event and it is open to the general public.
 

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM SASS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joi Smith   603-436-4107   
   

Training for volunteers

    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
   

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Thursday May 15, 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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Making Books: a Children's Literature Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Lincoln     carol.lincoln@comcast.net
   

MAKING  BOOKS:  a Children's Literature Seminar.

This lifelong learning group meets at the library monthly on Thursday mornings at 10am.  With a goal of offering  a space for children's book authors, illustrators, reviewers, publishers and anyone interested in children's books to discuss their craft, each month a children's book author is invited to share their wisdom.

Thursday, April 17, 10-11:30
Round table discussion to share story ideas, marketing questions, publishing dilemmas and sales promotions.  What are the roadblocks that prevent you from writing and publishing your children’s book?

Thursday, May 15,  10-11-30.  Children’s Book Author-  David McPhail. 

The guest speaker on Thursday, May 15th will be New York Times bestselling author/illustrator and Seacoast resident, David McPhail.  “McPhail is the award-winning author and illustrator of nearly 200 books beloved by children, parents and librarians across the United States. He is recognized as one of the most prolific and influential children’s authors in the country. His whimsical stories and lively watercolors engross his readers in the lives of his characters, inspiring them to broaden their reading interests and build their literacy skills.” (Newburyport Literary Festival, 2009) Many parents and children will recognize these memorable titles Mole Music, Henry Bear’s Park, and the popular Pig Pig stories.

According to the blog, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, “McPhail’s work is often infused with a sweet affection, sensitivity, and warmth and often revolves around the themes of friendship, cooperation, and familial relationships — often, but not always, animal characters, for which he is probably best-known.”

The group is facilitated by Carol Lincoln, children’s book author and retired librarian.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Books by David McPhail.    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time for Ages 3-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   msouriolle@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STORY  TIMEFor Ages 3-6

Join Miss Mary and engage in stories, songs, and other fun activities!

Free and open to Library members. 

Library programs will be cancelled if Portsmouth schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather.  Library programs may be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Strollers may be parked at the front the building to keep the library spaces clear.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Photo Editing 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_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fairy House Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Sanders   603-664-2617   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cocheco Arts and Technology Charter School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Prescott   603-319-7837   
   

Information about public charter school for prospective families.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wealth Inequality in America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Brown   603-436-7861   
   

Public forum with open discussion with Chuck Collins, Sr. Scholar at Institute for Policy Studies and United for Fair Economy, author of "99 to 1" and "Inequaity and Insecurity".  Sponsored by Allaince for Democracy and Seacoast Coalition of Concerned Citizens.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday May 16, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Peaceful Heart Chants Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen     cathomusic@gmail.com
   

Grow a Peaceful Heart!  Chants, Mantras and Affirmations.

Join Cathy Okhuysen on Friday, May 16th at 10am in the Levenson Room of the Portsmouth Public Library to learn peace-full chants and mantras for everyday use.  This session draws from the book “The Sacred Art of Chant:  Preparing to Practice” by Ana Hernandez and other resources available at the Library.

Chants, mantras and affirmations focus the mind and quiet the heart. Chants are found in many traditions and have both physical and spiritual benefits.  The simple repetitions help prepare you for meditation, a yoga practice, other physical discipline or a stressful situation.

Cathy Okhuysen of Portsmouth, NH, has offered contemplative singing in many settings including South Church-UU in Portsmouth, Bethany House of Prayer in Arlington, MA, and Araloyka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, NH. In the past year she has also led Chant as a Spiritual Practice at Gateway Taiji, Yoga and Qigong and led the closing session for the Seacoast Women’s Week event in March 2014. A student of sacred chant from many traditions and sources, she often uses the shruti box (an Indian drone instrument) as accompaniment.  Many of you may also know Cathy from her twenty plus years as a librarian at the Portsmouth Public Library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Managing Documents and Folders 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 May 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn and 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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rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Build with LEGOS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all LEGO Engineers!

Drop in between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to build with our LEGO pieces. Name and display your creation on our shelves for the month!

Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Monday May 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM NH International Trade Resource Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Mayo   603-271-8444   
   

Aerospace and defense business meeting

NH International Trade    
    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
   

Join writers of all levels in an informal meet-up of those who want to further their skills in memoir writing.  Meet in a congenial and supportive environment.  Open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Speak Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Pearson   603-610-7222   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM The Science of Christianity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott MacDonald   603-770-1864   
   

A lecture sponsored by the First Church of Christ, Scientist.  PUBLIC IS INVITED

First Church of Christ    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday May 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM NH International Trade Resource Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Mayo   603-271-8444   
   

Aerospace and Defense business meetings.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Retiree Open Enrollment Meetings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dianna Fogarty   610-7270   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Intermediate Microsoft 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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM Seacoast/Portsmouth IBD meetup (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norman Plaisted   207-752-2456   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Intermediate Microsoft Access 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
Wednesday May 21, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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
 
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
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misc_construction 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Hard Hat Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Celebrate National Public Works Week with us for a special hard hat story time!

We'll dig up some fun with construction books, lots of movement songs and an activity. Best for ages 3 - 6 years old.

Open to Portsmouth Public Library members. Free.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please call ahead in case of any changes. Programs will be canceled when schools close due to bad weather or other circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

NONFICTION BOOK CLUB MEETS MONTHLY ON WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, April 16 @ 7PM - Animal, Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.
When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. "Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we'd know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be ourselves as we learned to produce what we needed, starting with dirt, seeds, and enough knowledge to muddle through. Or starting with baby animals, and enough sense to refrain from naming them."--From publisher description.


Wednesday, May 21 @ 7PM - Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua.
Traces the rewards and pitfalls of a Chinese mother's exercise in extreme parenting, describing the exacting standards applied to grades, music lessons, and avoidance of Western cultural practices.


Wednesday, June 18 @ 7PM -  Five Days at Memorial:  Life and Death at a Storm-ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink.
Fink provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina-- and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. Fink unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.

Facilitated by Sean Moundas of UNH

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday May 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 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 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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Talks for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sherry Evans   603-766-1703   smevans@cityofportsmouth.com
   

~~BOOK TALKS AT THE WENTWORTH HOME


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 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

    Location: Hilton Garden 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   436-1378   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Strathspey and Reel Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elias Abelson     
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday May 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Library is Closed for Memorial Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Summer schedule begins after this weekend:

Monday-Thursday     9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Friday                        9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Saturday                    9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sunday                      Closed (Sunday hours resume on September 7th.)

Monday May 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Tuesday May 27, 2014 Go To Top
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: Sandy Weeks     sandyweeks603@gmail.com
   

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday May 28, 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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women's Business and Social Networking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Bostic   603-944-2398   
   

Womens' business marketing mastermind and training.  Public is welcome.

    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
   

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday May 29, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Short Film Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   603-766-1732   hearmitag@cityofportsmouth.com
   

~~Portsmouth Short Film Night (PSFN) is an event for independent filmmakers to screen and discuss their work and for cinema lovers to get a front-row seat to emerging talent.

What: An evening of watching and talking film
When: 05/29 at 7pm (get there early!)
Where: Portsmouth Public Library
How much: Free!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday May 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn and 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 The Harlem Renaissance Movie Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geraldine Palmer   431-8290   
   

The Seacoast African American Cultural Center presents Small Wonders   (1995)

~~A dedicated music teacher in East Harlem instructs a gaggle of underprivileged children in the art of the violin. In the climax, they play Carnegie Hall with some of the world's foremost fiddlers.  Directed by Allan Miller and starring Roberta Guaspari, Arnold Stinhardt, and Isaac Stern.

Upcoming movies in the Harlem Renaissance Film Series:

*Saturday August 9 at 2:00 p.m.  Sugar Hill  ~~Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he soon learns getting out is nowhere near as easy as getting in.  Written by Barry Michael Cooper, directed by Leon Ichaso, and starring Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, and Khandi Alexander.

*Saturday September 13 at 2:00 p.m.  Cotton Comes to Harlem  ~~The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger and Coffin know all about Deke and his fraudulent schemes that take advantage of the poor and the ignorant and can't wait for a chance to expose him. When a barbecue O'Malley is apparently 'robbed' they get their chance to take him and his cohorts down. Written by Ossie Davis and Chester Himes (novel), directed by Ossie Davis, and starring Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, and Calvin Lockhart

 

 

Seacoast African American Cultural Center    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday June 2, 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
   

Join writers of all levels in an informal meet-up of those who want to further their skills in memoir writing.  Meet in a congenial and supportive environment.  Open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday June 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday June 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Rockingham Bar Association (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tara Schoff   603-380-1889   
    Location: Levenson Community 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
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shelley Hersey   603-895-2629   
   

Group meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday June 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Governor's Commission on Medicaid Care Management Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob James   603-436-6111 x103   
   

PUBLIC MEETING sponsored by One Sky Community Services.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Juliet Walker   603-610-7296   
   

PUBLIC MEETING

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday June 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM NHLA/NELA ITS Conference Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6003-766-1711   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday June 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn and 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 June 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday June 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Daytime Adult Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   603-766-1729   
   

Adult Book Discussion - 1pm and 7pm

Open discussion of Adult Fiction meeting one Monday afternoon each month from 1-2:15  in the Hilton Garden Room.  The same book is also discussed at 7pm on the same day.  As a service for members we borrow many copies of each title from other New Hampshire libraries prior to each discussion.  You may check these out with a Portsmouth Public Library card.  Each discussion is facilitated by a librarian and we invite a respectful exchange in a relaxed environment.

April 14 - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (2013)  by Karen Joy Fowler.

Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.

May 12 - Daniel Isn't Talking (2006) by Marti Leimbach.

 Location: London, to the home of the Marshes: Stephen Marsh, a true Brit; Melanie, a transplanted American; and their two children, four-year-old Emily and Daniel, just three. When it is conveyed that Daniel is autistic, the orderly life of the Marsh family is shattered.

Review of 'Daniel Isn't Talking'

June 9 - Dream When You're Feeling Blue (2007) by Elizabeth Berg.

April 1943, Kitty Heaney's boyfriend, Julian, joins the Marines and departs in order to fight in the Pacific, leaving the young Rita Hayworth look-alike not only fearful for his life but wondering about the nature of their relationship.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Adult Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sherry Evans   603-766-1703   smevans@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Adult Book Discussion - 1pm and 7pm

Open discussion of Adult Fiction meeting one Monday afternoon each month from 7-8:15  in the Hilton Garden Room.  The same book is also discussed at 1 pm on the same day.  As a service for members we borrow many copies of each title from other New Hampshire libraries prior to each discussion.  You may check these out with a Portsmouth Public Library card.  Each discussion is facilitated by a librarian and we invite a respectful exchange in a relaxed environment.

April 14 - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (2013)  by Karen Joy Fowler.

Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.

May 12 - Daniel Isn't Talking (2006) by Marti Leimbach.

 Location: London, to the home of the Marshes: Stephen Marsh, a true Brit; Melanie, a transplanted American; and their two children, four-year-old Emily and Daniel, just three. When it is conveyed that Daniel is autistic, the orderly life of the Marsh family is shattered.

Review of 'Daniel Isn't Talking'

June 9 - Dream When You're Feeling Blue (2007) by Elizabeth Berg.

April 1943, Kitty Heaney's boyfriend, Julian, joins the Marines and departs in order to fight in the Pacific, leaving the young Rita Hayworth look-alike not only fearful for his life but wondering about the nature of their relationship.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday June 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Weeks     sandyweeks603@gmail.com
   

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday June 11, 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
 
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 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM IAHA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Koloshey   603-964-4184   
   

Monthly meeting

    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
   

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday June 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Talks for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sherry Evans   603-766-1703   smevans@cityofportsmouth.com
   

~~BOOK TALKS AT THE WENTWORTH HOME


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 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fairy House Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Sanders   603-664-2617   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
rec_sailboat.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   603-766-1732   
   

ENCHANTING APRIL AND MAY FILMS

April 5 (Saturday) -  MATINEE showing at 1pm – Enough Said. PG-13, 93 minutes, Comedy. (2013). A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.  Starring James Gandofini and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss. (imdb.com)


April 10 - Inside Llewyn Davis.  Rated R, 104 minutes.  Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, some of them of his own making.      

  
April 24 - Saving Mr Banks.  PG-13, 125 minutes.   When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins, to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.


May 1 - Party Girl. 1995. Rated R.  94 minutes.  Comedy.  Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an illegal party. To repay the loan, she begins working as a library clerk. At first she hates it, but when challenged decides to master the Dewey Decimal System and become a great library clerk, while romancing a falafel vendor and helping her roommate in his goal to become a professional DJ.  Starring Parker Posey.   Written by James Meek <james@oz.net


May 8 - In A World.  2013. Rated R, 93 minutes.  Comedy.  An unsuccessful vocal coach competes against her arrogant father in the movie trailer voice-over business.  Starring Lake Bell.
      

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday June 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM SATYA-Seacoast Area Teachers of Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rochelle Jewell   603-512-4516   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday June 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn and 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
Monday June 16, 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
   

Join writers of all levels in an informal meet-up of those who want to further their skills in memoir writing.  Meet in a congenial and supportive environment.  Open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Speak Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emma Pearson   603-610-7222   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday June 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Postal Adaptation Work Group (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Roger Stevenson   603-770-9484   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday June 18, 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
 
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.

Wednesday, April 16 @ 7PM - Animal, Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.
When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. "Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we'd know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be ourselves as we learned to produce what we needed, starting with dirt, seeds, and enough knowledge to muddle through. Or starting with baby animals, and enough sense to refrain from naming them."--From publisher description.


Wednesday, May 21 @ 7PM - Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua.
Traces the rewards and pitfalls of a Chinese mother's exercise in extreme parenting, describing the exacting standards applied to grades, music lessons, and avoidance of Western cultural practices.


Wednesday, June 18 @ 7PM -  Five Days at Memorial:  Life and Death at a Storm-ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink.
Fink provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina-- and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. Fink unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.

Facilitated by Sean Moundas (UNH)

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday June 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 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
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   436-1378   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday June 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday June 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn and 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
Tuesday June 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    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: Sandy Weeks     sandyweeks603@gmail.com
   

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Wednesday June 25, 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
 
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
   

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday June 26, 2014 Go To Top
rec_sailboat.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Night Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   603-766-1732   
   

ENCHANTING APRIL AND MAY FILMS

April 5 (Saturday) -  MATINEE showing at 1pm – Enough Said. PG-13, 93 minutes, Comedy. (2013). A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.  Starring James Gandofini and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss. (imdb.com)


April 10 - Inside Llewyn Davis.  Rated R, 104 minutes.  Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, some of them of his own making.      

  
April 24 - Saving Mr Banks.  PG-13, 125 minutes.   When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins, to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.


May 1 - Party Girl. 1995. Rated R.  94 minutes.  Comedy.  Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an illegal party. To repay the loan, she begins working as a library clerk. At first she hates it, but when challenged decides to master the Dewey Decimal System and become a great library clerk, while romancing a falafel vendor and helping her roommate in his goal to become a professional DJ.  Starring Parker Posey.   Written by James Meek <james@oz.net


May 8 - In A World.  2013. Rated R, 93 minutes.  Comedy.  An unsuccessful vocal coach competes against her arrogant father in the movie trailer voice-over business.  Starring Lake Bell.
      

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday June 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn and 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
Monday June 30, 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
   

Join writers of all levels in an informal meet-up of those who want to further their skills in memoir writing.  Meet in a congenial and supportive environment.  Open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday July 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday July 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shelley Hersey   603-895-2629   
   

Group meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday July 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library Closes at 5:00 for Fireworks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday July 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library will be closed Friday July 4th and Saturday July 5th for the holiday.

Saturday July 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Independence Day Holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Wednesday July 9, 2014 Go To Top
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
Monday July 14, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 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
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Wednesday July 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday July 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fairy House Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Sanders   603-664-2617   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Monday July 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 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
Saturday August 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Reserved for Quiet Study Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday August 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shelley Hersey   603-895-2629   
   

Group meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday August 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Harlem Renaissance Movie Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geraldine Palmer   431-8290   
   

The Seacoast African American Cultural Center presents Sugar Hill  (1993)

Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he soon learns getting out is nowhere near as easy as getting in, as everything gradually builds up to end in tragedy.
Written by Barry Michael Cooper, directed by Leon Ichaso, and starring Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, and Khandi Alexander

Also join the SAACC for the final movie in the Harlem Renaissance Film Series on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970). 

The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger and Coffin know all about Deke and his fraudulent schemes that take advantage of the poor and the ignorant and can't wait for a chance to expose him. When a barbecue O'Malley is apparently 'robbed' they get their chance to take him and his cohorts down.  Written by Ossie Davis and Chester Himes (novel), Directed by Ossie Davis, and starring Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, and Calvin Lockhart.

 


 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday August 11, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 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
Wednesday August 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board 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
Thursday August 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fairy House Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Sanders   603-664-2617   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Wednesday August 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Monday August 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 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
Saturday August 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday September 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Thursday September 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fairy House Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Sanders   603-664-2617   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday September 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Harlem Renaissance Movie Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geraldine Palmer   431-8290   
   

The Seacoast African American Cultural Center presents Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger and Coffin know all about Deke and his fraudulent schemes that take advantage of the poor and the ignorant and can't wait for a chance to expose him. When a barbecue O'Malley is apparently 'robbed' they get their chance to take him and his cohorts down.

Director:Ossie Davis
Writers:Ossie Davis, Chester Himes (novel)
Stars:Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday September 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberly Green   207-439-9125   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday September 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Sunday September 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberly Green   207-439-9125   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Wednesday October 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fairy House Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Sanders   603-664-2617   
    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 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board 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.

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.

Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
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
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.

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.

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
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