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Monday July 25, 2016 -  Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Exhibit: Image and Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Image and Word: New Paintings by Fleur Palau
July 25 – August 29

Meet the Artist & Reading | Monday August 8 | 6 – 8 PM
Portsmouth Public Library


Artist Fleur Palau brings her work to the Portsmouth Public Library, this summer from July 25 – August 29. Come view her delightful paintings, and see the poetry that inspired each work. And join us on Monday August 8 at 6 PM for a reception with the artist, who will unveil a portrait of Robert Dunn, the Penny Poet of Portsmouth. We will be joined by author Katherine Towler, who will read some of Dunn’s work!

Fleur Palau is an American artist, trained in both New York and Florence, Italy. Ms. Palau has lived and worked in Italy for over 20 years, where she has drawn much of the inspiration for her work. She is a contemporary realist painter whose work often verges on the surreal. Her Rabbit series is a whimsical, yet sometimes moody reflection of the human psyche set in the natural world. Palau will display these works, along with other paintings inspired by literature.

Ms. Palau was a nominee for the Seacoast Spotlight on the Arts Award for "Outstanding Narrative Artist of the Seacoast 2009.” Ms. Palau’s work has been exhibited widely in Italy and the United States. She has recently written and illustrated the children's book Roberto Rabbit's Search for the Perfect Pizza. Ms. Palau is currently living in New Hampshire. Find her online at 
www.artpalau.org.

Katherine Towler is the author of The Penny Poet of Portsmouth, a memoir exploring the life of Robert Dunn, known as the Penny Poet for the little books of poems he sold on the street for a penny. Towler also recently edited the collection One of Us Is Lost: Selected Poems of Robert Dunn. Dunn lived in Portsmouth from the 1970s until his death in 2008. Towler is also author of the novels Snow Island, Evening Ferry, and Island Light, and co-editor with Ilya Kaminsky of A God in the House: Poets Talk About Faith.

Library Program

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday August 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Testing Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is a test, not a real library event....

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   
Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate MS Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Port City Makerspace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Wright   207-251-3776   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

This workshop format is open to writers in all genres. We will share our writing and respond to it in a thoughtful, constructive and encouraging way. Additionally, we will discuss short published pieces focusing on craft and technique.

This group is now accepting new members! Please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Online Tools @ PPL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Explore the new tools you can access with your library card, including:

  • Hoopla: movies, music, comics and more
  • Universal Class: online classes for homeschoolers, continuing education credit and for fun at any age
  • Brainfuse: online tutors for elementary school through adult learners; for school, test preparation and more
  • a quick look at some not-so-new onilne tools: New York Times, magazines (Zinio) and more, accessible at the library, or anywhere you have Internet access
     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday September 1, 2016 -  Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Exhibit: Cuba Sí Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Cuba Sí!
September 1 - 30


This September, the Portsmouth Public Library will host an exhibit of art from, and inspired by, Cuba. This small island nation, 90 miles from our shore, has fascinated Americans for many years. As travel to Cuba has become easier, our curiosity continues, and many of us have expressed an interest in learning more about this vibrant socialist country.

Cuba Sí is the 6th art show that artist Diane Stradling has organized for the library since 2008. The show will highlight paintings, prints and iconic movie posters produced in Cuba, as well as photographs of Cuba by local Seacoast photographers. All are invited to attend a reception on Thursday, September 8. In addition, on Wednesday, September 14 local residents, who have recently returned from Cuba, will share their experiences and impressions of the nation. Both events will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

During these events, in addition to art work, we will show short films. On September 8, hear about the Cuba Literacy Campaign of 1961, which continues to influence and inspire third world countries who are struggling to educate their populations today. On September 14, learn about recent changes set in place by President Obama to make travel to Cuba easier for Americans.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For description and pre-requisites, go to: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Take a Stand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Holt   603-781-8649   
   

 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Outreach to Social Security Supporters.

Sponsored by AARP.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Heritage Hill Condos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Bakkom   603-475-2774   
   

Board meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fall Films - Belle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   766-1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Belle
Rated PG. 104 minutes. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson.
Although Dido Elizabeth Belle, an eighteenth century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her aristocratic great-uncle and his wife, she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin color. But when Dido falls in love with a young idealist lawyer who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds. This lovely film was only released on BluRay. (film summary taken from Midwest Tape.)

    Location: Levenson Room
Friday September 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday September 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: ALL OVER the library!
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Sunday September 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: ALL OVER the library!
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED - Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM League of Women Voters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Penny Bartko   603-319-6166   pennybartko@me.com
   

Organizing meeting.

OPEN TO PROSPECTIVE AND ACTIVE MEMBERS.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    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: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Blogging Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For class details and prerequisites go to: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Story Tellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Ballou   603-749-9634   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Women's Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teresa Johnson   603-978-5266   
   

Sponsored by the Portsmouth LGBTQ Women's Social Network.

Not open to the public.  

If you are interested please contact Teresa Johnson at dr.teresa.L.johnson@gmail.com

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Drugs and the US Deep State Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mike Hasty   207-703-3814   
   

An examination of the official complicity in the nation's heroin epidemic.

Sponsored by the Seacoast 9/11 Questions group.

PUBLIC IS INVITED

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Take a Stand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Holt   603-781-8649   
   

 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Outreach to Social Security Supporters.

Sponsored by AARP.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Flu Shots-employee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Harper     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Harbour Place Condos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Sabin   603-674-2359   
   

Condo owners meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cuba Sí Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   6037661725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Cuba Sí! Reception
September 8, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

This September, the Portsmouth Public Library will host an exhibit of art from, and inspired by, Cuba. This small island nation, 90 miles from our shore, has fascinated Americans for many years. As travel to Cuba has become easier, our curiosity continues, and many of us have expressed an interest in learning more about this vibrant socialist country.

Cuba Sí is the 6th art show that artist Diane Stradling has organized for the library since 2008. The show will highlight paintings, prints and iconic movie posters produced in Cuba, as well as photographs of Cuba by local Seacoast photographers. All are invited to attend a reception on Thursday, September 8. In addition, on Wednesday, September 14 local residents, who have recently returned from Cuba, will share their experiences and impressions of the nation. Both events will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

During these events, in addition to art work, we will show short films. On September 8, hear about the Cuba Literacy Campaign of 1961, which continues to influence and inspire third world countries who are struggling to educate their populations today. On September 14, learn about recent changes set in place by President Obama to make travel to Cuba easier for Americans.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Therapists Night Out (LCD Projector) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Zill   603-498-1844   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday September 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_video_camera 3:00 PM  -  4:50 PM After School Movie: Jungle Book (2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Family Movie: Jungle Book

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo

Rated PG. 1 hour 47 minutes

Free and open to the public.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday September 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Citizen Climate Lobby (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wes Tator   603-661-2867   
   

Showing film "Facing the Surge".  A film on sea level rise.  Conversation with Citizen Action Works to follow.

Public is invited

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_video_camera 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Family Movie: Jungle Book (2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Family Movie: Jungle Book

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo

Rated PG. 1 hour 47 minutes

Free and open to the public.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday September 11, 2016 Go To Top
elect_video_camera 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Family Movie: Jungle Book (2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Family Movie: Jungle Book

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo

Rated PG. 1 hour 47 minutes

Free and open to the public.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday September 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza     ehobflem@hotmail.com
   

The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets on Monday mornings twice a month.

No matter what your writing level, the group welcomes all people who desire to record their remembrances. We learn by submitting rough drafts and participating in constructive critiques. We love to laugh and have fun, even when a memoir pulls our heartstrings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427-1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Fiction Book Group meets monthly on a Monday. There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room.

Sept 12: While I’m Falling by Laura Moriarty (2009)

Moriarty exposes the underbelly of family strife in this coming-of-age college drama set near Lawrence, Kansas. One day, Veronica Von Holten is happy, med-school bound, in love with her boyfriend and not far from her supportive family. Then her father finds another man in the bed he shares with his wife of 26 years.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Questions? Contact Assistant Director Christine Friese @ 603-766-1703 or ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM OCD NH Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Szu-Hut Lee   617-895-7823   
   

Support group meeting

http://www.ocdnewhampshire.org    
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427-1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Fiction Book Group meets monthly on a Monday. There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room.

Sept 12: While I’m Falling by Laura Moriarty (2009)

Moriarty exposes the underbelly of family strife in this coming-of-age college drama set near Lawrence, Kansas. One day, Veronica Von Holten is happy, med-school bound, in love with her boyfriend and not far from her supportive family. Then her father finds another man in the bed he shares with his wife of 26 years.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday September 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:20 PM 6-16 Congress St. Condos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Sabin   603-674-2359   
   

Condo owners meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

This workshop format is open to writers in all genres. We will share our writing and respond to it in a thoughtful, constructive and encouraging way. Additionally, we will discuss short published pieces focusing on craft and technique.

This group is now accepting new members! Please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    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: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_clouds 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Early Release Day: Suncatchers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Make and take a Suncatcher for your window with nature items and decorative materials.

Activity best for school ages. Free and supplies provided.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Blogging Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For class details and prerequisites go to: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM PPLP Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cuba Sí Panel Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Cuba Sí! Panel Discussion
September 14, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

This September, the Portsmouth Public Library will host an exhibit of art from, and inspired by, Cuba. This small island nation, 90 miles from our shore, has fascinated Americans for many years. As travel to Cuba has become easier, our curiosity continues, and many of us have expressed an interest in learning more about this vibrant socialist country.

Cuba Sí is the 6th art show that artist Diane Stradling has organized for the library since 2008. The show will highlight paintings, prints and iconic movie posters produced in Cuba, as well as photographs of Cuba by local Seacoast photographers. All are invited to attend a reception on Thursday, September 8. In addition, on Wednesday, September 14 local residents, who have recently returned from Cuba, will share their experiences and impressions of the nation. Both events will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

During these events, in addition to art work, we will show short films. On September 8, hear about the Cuba Literacy Campaign of 1961, which continues to influence and inspire third world countries who are struggling to educate their populations today. On September 14, learn about recent changes set in place by President Obama to make travel to Cuba easier for Americans.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 3D Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For description and pre-requisites, go to: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Take a Stand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Holt   603-781-8649   
   

 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Outreach to Social Security Supporters.

Sponsored by AARP.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fall Films - The Man Who Knew Infinity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   766-1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Man Who Knew Infinity
Rated PG-13. 108 minutes. Starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.
Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G. H. Hardy. - film summary taken from Midwest Tape
 

    Location: Levenson Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Seacoast Peace Academy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alex Herlihy   603-997-6742   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday September 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Robertson   703-842-0740   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM New Hampshire Weavers Guild Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Lincoln   207-442-8701   
   

Planing meeting for fall

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday September 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Hallowell   603-433-9355   
   

Board Meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM German Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Questions? Contact Assistant Director Christine Friese @ 603-766-1703 or ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Women's College Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Louise Thompson     
   

Group meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Microsoft Word Basics Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Lacrosse/Seacoast Lacrosse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Suttie   603-430-7730   
   

Organizational coaches meeting for 2017

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Nonfiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   766-1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Nonfiction Book Discussion meets once monthly, on Tuesday at 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room. 

September 20: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

by Caitlin Doughty (2014)

In this valiant effort Doughty, a Hawaii-born LA mortician and creator of the web series "Ask a Mortician," uses her work as a crematorium operator at the family-owned Westwind Cremation and Burial in Oakland, California, to challenge the way we view death.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday September 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    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: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kid Lit Author-to-Author: Rebecca Podos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Wednesday September 21 | REBECCA PODOS
Literary Agent & Author
10:00 AM Presentation
11:30 AM & 2:30 PM Book Signings

This series is cohosted by Kid Lit Universe. Learn from professionals as you navigate the jungle of book publishing in today’s market. It doesn’t matter where you are in your career, whether you’re in the thinking stage or already have been published, come share and learn! The free sessions for adults will begin with a presentation in the Levenson Room, followed by a question and answer period. Book signings, open to all ages, will be held in the lobby of the library.

The Mystery of Hollow Places (Balzer + Bray) is Rebecca Podos' debut novel. A graduate of the Writing, Literature and Publishing program at Emerson College, where she won the M.F.A. Award for Best Thesis, her fiction has been published in journals like Glimmer Train, Paper Darts, Bellows American Review, and Smokelong Quarterly. Past Awards include the Helman Award for Short Fiction, the David Dornstein Memorial Creative Writing Prize for Young Adult Writers, and the Hillerman-McGarrity Scholarship for Creative Writing. She works as a YA and MG agent at the Rees Literary Agency in Boston. Visit her on the web at 
www.rebeccapodos.com.

LIBRARY EVENT

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Blogging Part 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For class details and prerequisites go to: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Programming Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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
Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coastal Adaptation Workgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Peter Britz   603-610-7215   
   

Full workgroup meeting. 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Road Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Holt   603-781-8649   
   

 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Take a Stand for Social Security

Informational Session including Volunteer engagement, social media & advocacy training etc.

Sponsored by AARP.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM UNH Sustainability Institute Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle Fox   603-862-8564   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday September 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Road Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Holt   603-781-8649   
   

Take a Stand for Social Security

Informational Session including Volunteer engagement, social media & advocacy training etc.

 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Sponsored by AARP.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sustainability Alliance Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Kurtz   907-350-9699   
   

Group Meeting

Pinetree Institute    
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM African/American Museum DC Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Cunningham   603-380-1231   
   

Live streaming of opening ceremony.  Public is invited.

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza     ehobflem@hotmail.com
   

The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets on Monday mornings twice a month.

No matter what your writing level, the group welcomes all people who desire to record their remembrances. We learn by submitting rough drafts and participating in constructive critiques. We love to laugh and have fun, even when a memoir pulls our heartstrings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM German Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Questions? Contact Assistant Director Christine Friese @ 603-766-1703 or ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Buddhist Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Avi Magidoff   603-531-3130   
   

Public is invited.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Microsoft Word Basics Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday September 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM PowerPoint Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For class details and prerequisites go to: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM RESOLVE NE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Smith     
   

Group meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

This workshop format is open to writers in all genres. We will share our writing and respond to it in a thoughtful, constructive and encouraging way. Additionally, we will discuss short published pieces focusing on craft and technique.

This group is now accepting new members! Please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    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: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Google Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Intro to Google Drive

Google Drive is a free online tool for creating and storing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Google Drive allows multiple users to work on a document at once.Google Drive is becoming a more common tool used in middle and high schools. Students can create and hand in homework online. Google Drive is also great for college students and freelance workers.


Prerequisites: Must be comfortable using the keyboard and mouse. Should be comfortable navigating the Internet.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:20 PM 6-16 Congress St. Condos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Sabin   603-674-2359   
   

Condo owners meeting

    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     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Professor Greenhill - International Affairs at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Kelly M. Greenhill's research focuses on foreign policy, the use of military force and what are frequently called "new security challenges," including civil wars; the use of forced migration as a weapon; intervention and (counter-) insurgency; and international crime as a challenge to domestic governance. She also holds an S.M. from M.I.T., a C.S.S. from Harvard University, and a B.A. (with distinction and highest honors) in Political Economy and in Scandinavian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

Outside of the Department, Greenhill currently serves as Research Fellow and Chair of the Conflict, Security and Public Policy Working Group at Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Center and as Associate Editor of the journal International Security. 

Professor Greenhill is author of Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion and Foreign Policy (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs), which was recipient of the 2011 International Studies Association's Best Book of the Year Award; and co-author and co-editor (with P. Andreas) of Sex, Drugs and Body Counts: The Politics of Numbers in Global Crime and Conflict (Cornell University Press) and (with R. Art) of the eighth edition of The Use of Force: Military Power and International Politics (R&L).

This event is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Speculative Fiction Book Group will meet on a Wednesday each month, at The Press Room in Portsmouth. Each meeting begins at 7 PM.  Spec Fic is a genre that encompasses fantasy, science fiction, horror and everything in between. Speculative fiction asks, what if?

September 28:  The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead (1998)

If you've ever wanted to know your elevator inspector better, Whitehead's meaty and mythic first novel may help you get acquainted. Set in a huge, unnamed city, it hinges on the friction between rival groups of inspectors--the Empiricists, who base their appraisals of elevators on careful observation, and the Intuitionists, who know the machines they work with so well that they can sense potential problems simply by standing inside one.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: The Press Room
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Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM PREP Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kalle Matso   603-781-6591   
   

Technical advisory committee meeting.  Science and Management re: Seacoast Estuaries.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:30 PM City Council Setup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  3:00 PM City Council Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Bohenko     
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427-1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Fiction Book Group meets monthly on a Monday. There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room.

October 3: The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness (2013)

Kind to the point of haplessness, George Duncan rescues a wounded crane in his suburban London backyard. Soon after, a mysterious woman named Kumiko enters his life, and she and George form an instant connection. Central to their romance is the art they create together….

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM German Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Questions? Contact Assistant Director Christine Friese @ 603-766-1703 or ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM OCD NH Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Szu-Hut Lee   617-895-7823   
   

Support group meeting

http://www.ocdnewhampshire.org    
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427-1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Fiction Book Group meets monthly on a Monday. There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room.

October 3: The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness (2013)

Kind to the point of haplessness, George Duncan rescues a wounded crane in his suburban London backyard. Soon after, a mysterious woman named Kumiko enters his life, and she and George form an instant connection. Central to their romance is the art they create together….

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM PS21 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Doug Roberts     dougroberts4123@gmail.com
   

Film night

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    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: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Babysitting Course for Middle Schoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan or Lisa Harling   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join certified instructors Lisa Harling and Mollie Mulligan for this 4-H BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION course.  This curriculum covers:

  • safety and emergencies
  • basic child development
  • Professionalism, how much to charge and how to find families

Wednesdays October 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 6-8:30pm in the Storytime Room in Youth Services.

Attendance at all 4 sessions is mandatory!

Sign up is required by phone 766-1740 or in person at the Youth Services Desk.  SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

This program is FREE and open to all Portsmouth Public Library cardholders in 6th-8th grade.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Echo Hill Condominium Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jodie Champagne   603-622-7000 x7502   
   

Annual meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Story Tellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Ballou   603-749-9634   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer1 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Harbour Place Condos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Sabin   603-674-2359   
   

Condo owners meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday October 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_wizard_hat 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Harry Potter Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

We are getting ready for Harry Potter Day at the library! Come get involved in the decorations and add to the Harry Potter festivities! (Save the date: Harry Potter Day will be held on Sat, Oct 15)

Best for school ages. Free and open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kidsreading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sensory Story Time for ages 3-6

First Friday of the Month at 1:00pm

           October 7

           November 3

           December 2

This Story Time is designed with families of children with special needs in mind.  We will sing, dance, socialize, and use interactive stories to grow our minds! Join us!

Please all or email Mollie Mulligan with questions or suggestions of specific ways we can support your child. We will do our best to accomodate everyone.

 

    Location: Youth Program Room
Saturday October 8, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED - Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

This workshop format is open to writers in all genres. We will share our writing and respond to it in a thoughtful, constructive and encouraging way. Additionally, we will discuss short published pieces focusing on craft and technique.

This group is now accepting new members! Please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Riverbrook Condo Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Roy Helsel   603-433-4134   
   

Group meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:20 PM 6-16 Congress St. Condos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Sabin   603-674-2359   
   

Condo owners meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Babysitting Course for Middle Schoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan or Lisa Harling   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join certified instructors Lisa Harling and Mollie Mulligan for this 4-H BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION course.  This curriculum covers:

  • safety and emergencies
  • basic child development
  • Professionalism, how much to charge and how to find families

Wednesdays October 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 6-8:30 pm in the Storytime Room in Youth Services.

Attendance at all 4 sessions is mandatory!

Sign up is required by phone 766-1740 or in person at the Youth Services Desk.  SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

This program is FREE and open to all Portsmouth Public Library cardholders in 6th-8th grade.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Kid Lit Author-to-Author: Teri Weidner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Wednesday October 12 | TERI WEIDNER
Author & Illustrator
6:00 PM Book Signing
6:30 PM Presentation

This series is cohosted by Kid Lit Universe. Learn from professionals as you navigate the jungle of book publishing in today’s market. It doesn’t matter where you are in your career, whether you’re in the thinking stage or already have been published, come share and learn! The free sessions for adults will begin with a presentation in the Levenson Room, followed by a question and answer period. Book signings, open to all ages, will be held in the lobby of the library.

Teri Weidner attended the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 1985. She has worked for Cricket magazine, and illustrated over 20 children's books, both trade and educational, by authors like Jan Karon and Margaret Wise Brown. Weidner’s first book as a writer and illustrator, Always Twins, was published by Holiday House in 2015. She works in watercolor, colored pencil, and a little of whatever else happens to be on her desk at the time ... cat fur included.
She lives with her husband and their son, as well as a cat named Phinneas and several fish, in Portsmouth. Visit her on the web at www.teriweidner.com.

LIBRARY EVENT

    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     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fall Films - Captain America- Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   766-1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Captain America – Civil War
Rated PG-13. 147 minutes. Starring The Avengers!
After another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. – summary taken from Midwest Tape
 

    Location: Levenson Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Therapists Night Out (LCD Projector) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Zill   603-498-1844   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday October 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Sunday October 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Seacoast African/American Cultural Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelvin Edwards   603-380-0193   
   

Showing movie (information to follow)

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Women's Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teresa Johnson   603-978-5266   
   

Sponsored by the Portsmouth LGBTQ Women's Social Network.

Not open to the public.  

If you are interested please contact Teresa Johnson at dr.teresa.L.johnson@gmail.com

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM German Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Questions? Contact Assistant Director Christine Friese @ 603-766-1703 or ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Full Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Nonfiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   766-1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Nonfiction Book Discussion meets once monthly, on Tuesday at 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room. 

October 18: Lest Innocent Blood be Shed: The Story of the Village of Le Chambon, and how Goodness Happened There by Philip Paul Hallie (1994)

During the most terrible years of World War II, when inhumanity and political insanity held most of the world in their grip and the Nazi domination of Europe seemed irrevocable and unchallenged, a miraculous event took place in a small Protestant town in southern France called Le Chambon. There, quietly, peacefully, and in full view of the Vichy government and a nearby division of the Nazi SS, Le Chambon's villagers and their clergy organized to save thousands of Jewish children and adults from certain death. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 5 Weeks of Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
holiday_pumpkin 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Early Release Day: Halloween Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Come to Youth Services for fun Halloween activities.

Free and open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Programming Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Babysitting Course for Middle Schoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan or Lisa Harling   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join certified instructors Lisa Harling and Mollie Mulligan for this 4-H BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION course.  This curriculum covers:

  • safety and emergencies
  • basic child development
  • Professionalism, how much to charge and how to find families

Wednesdays October 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 6-8:30 pm in the Storytime Room in Youth Services.

Attendance at all 4 sessions is mandatory!

Sign up is required by phone 766-1740 or in person at the Youth Services Desk.  SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

This program is FREE and open to all Portsmouth Public Library cardholders in 6th-8th grade.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM SOS Signs of Suicide-Champion Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chelsea Biggs   574-904-4909   cbiggs@mentalhealthscreening.org
   

Suicide prevention training for leaders and change makers.  Focusing on the importance of universal evidence.  Sponsored by Screening for Mental Health.

PUBLIC IS INVITED

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Delta Kappa Gamma Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lynn Young   207-439-2887   
   

Group meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_computer1 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Southeast Land Trust of NH (SELT) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zoe Aldag   603-778-6088   
   

Board meeting

http://www.seltnh.org    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fall Films - Bag It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   766-1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Bag It- Is your life too plastic?
Not rated. 65 minutes.
Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes that we then throw away. But where is 'away'? Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life, and human health? Follow 'everyman' Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, just an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. – summary taken from Midwest Tape
 

    Location: Levenson Room
Friday October 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM SATYA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanne Russell   603-498-7299   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_video_camera 3:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Afterschool Movie: Pele - Birth of a Legend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Pele: Birth of a Legend

Pelé. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of São Paulo, Brazil, so poor that he couldn t afford a real soccer ball. Charting his meteoric rise from scrubbing floors to support his family to honing his electrifying playing style on the streets to leading Brazil s national team to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 PELÉ vividly brings to life the greatest sports story of the 20th century.

Rated PG. 107 minutes.

Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult at all times.

Call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday October 22, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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elect_video_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Movie: TBD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Family Movie: TBD

Stay tuned!

Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday October 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Halloween Spooktacular Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Enjoy spine-tingling and rib-tickling tales told by The Seacoast Storytellers. Costumes are welcome. Stay tuned for further details.

    Location: Levenson Room
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM NELA Paralibrarians Section Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Cornell   603-766-1730   sbcornell@cityofportsmouth.com
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza     ehobflem@hotmail.com
   

The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets on Monday mornings twice a month.

No matter what your writing level, the group welcomes all people who desire to record their remembrances. We learn by submitting rough drafts and participating in constructive critiques. We love to laugh and have fun, even when a memoir pulls our heartstrings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM German Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Questions? Contact Assistant Director Christine Friese @ 603-766-1703 or ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NaNoWriMo Kickoff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM League of Women Voters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Penny Bartko   603-319-6166   pennybartko@me.com
   

Organizing meeting.

OPEN TO PROSPECTIVE AND ACTIVE MEMBERS.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Local 1386 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
   

Union meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM RESOLVE NE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Smith     
   

Group meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

This workshop format is open to writers in all genres. We will share our writing and respond to it in a thoughtful, constructive and encouraging way. Additionally, we will discuss short published pieces focusing on craft and technique.

This group is now accepting new members! Please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 5 Weeks of Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Babysitting Course for Middle Schoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan or Lisa Harling   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join certified instructors Lisa Harling and Mollie Mulligan for this 4-H BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION course.  This curriculum covers:

  • safety and emergencies
  • basic child development
  • Professionalism, how much to charge and how to find families

Wednesdays October 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 6-8:30 pm in the Storytime Room in Youth Services.

Attendance at all 4 sessions is mandatory!

Sign up is required by phone 766-1740 or in person at the Youth Services Desk.  SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

This program is FREE and open to all Portsmouth Public Library cardholders in 6th-8th grade.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Buddhist Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Avi Magidoff   603-531-3130   
   

Public is invited.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Speculative Fiction Book Group will meet on a Wednesday each month, at The Press Room in Portsmouth. Each meeting begins at 7 PM.  Spec Fic is a genre that encompasses fantasy, science fiction, horror and everything in between. Speculative fiction asks, what if?

October 26: Among Others by Jo Walton (2011)

World Fantasy Award–winner Walton (Tooth and Claw) turns the magical boarding school story inside out in this compelling coming-of-age tale. Welsh teen Morwenna was badly hurt, and her twin sister killed, when the two foiled their abusive mother's spell work. Seeking refuge with a father she barely knows in England, Mori is shunted off to a grim boarding school. Mori works a spell to find kindred souls and soon meets a welcoming group of science fiction readers, but she can feel her mother looking for her, and this time Mori won't be able to escape.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: The Press Room
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Room
Saturday October 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Buddhist Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Avi Magidoff   603-531-3130   
   

Public is invited.

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM German Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Questions? Contact Assistant Director Christine Friese @ 603-766-1703 or ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Isles of Shoals Historic Research Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maryann Stacy   207-646-5140   
   

"A Virtual Walk aournd Appledore Island with Childe Hassam"

Public is invited.

ISHRA    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 5 Weeks of Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Story Tellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Ballou   603-749-9634   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Portsmouth Rotary(need LCD projector) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Foley   603-765-7848   
   

Group meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fall Films - The Martian Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   766-1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Martian
Rated PG-13. 141 minutes. Starring Matt Damon, and Jessica Chastain
After a bad storm blows across Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead and left behind. Now stuck on a hostile planet, he must find a way to signal to Earth and, in the meantime, survive on limited supplies. – summary taken from Midwest Tape
 

    Location: Levenson Room
Friday November 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sensory Story Time for ages 3-6

First Friday of the Month at 1:00pm

           October 7

           November 3

           December 2

This Story Time is designed with families of children with special needs in mind.  We will sing, dance, socialize, and use interactive stories to grow our minds! Join us!

Please all or email Mollie Mulligan with questions or suggestions of specific ways we can support your child. We will do our best to accomodate everyone.

 

    Location: Youth Program Room
Saturday November 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Sunday November 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Women's Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teresa Johnson   603-978-5266   
   

Sponsored by the Portsmouth LGBTQ Women's Social Network.

Not open to the public.  

If you are interested please contact Teresa Johnson at dr.teresa.L.johnson@gmail.com

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM German Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Questions? Contact Assistant Director Christine Friese @ 603-766-1703 or ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM OCD NH Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Szu-Hut Lee   617-895-7823   
   

Support group meeting

http://www.ocdnewhampshire.org    
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Election Day Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Youth Services will have an Election Day type activity. Come on by!

Best for school ages. Free.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult at all times.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

This workshop format is open to writers in all genres. We will share our writing and respond to it in a thoughtful, constructive and encouraging way. Additionally, we will discuss short published pieces focusing on craft and technique.

This group is now accepting new members! Please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday November 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kid Lit Author-to-Author: Adi Rule Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Wednesday November 9 | ADI RULE
Young Adult Author
10:00 AM Presentation
11:30 AM Book Signing

This series is cohosted by Kid Lit Universe. Learn from professionals as you navigate the jungle of book publishing in today’s market. It doesn’t matter where you are in your career, whether you’re in the thinking stage or already have been published, come share and learn! The free sessions for adults will begin with a presentation in the Levenson Room, followed by a question and answer period. Book signings, open to all ages, will be held in the lobby of the library.

Adi Rule writes in a studio apartment filled with books, cats, pictures of cats, musical instruments, video games, records, and a macaw who refuses to say, "Shiver me timbers!" despite the fact that it would be the best thing ever. She’s also a vocalist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra/Boston Pops. Rule earned my MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and also has a BA in voice from the University of New Hampshire. She is the author of the YA novels Strange Sweet Song and The Hidden Twin. Visit her on the web at www.adirule.com.

LIBRARY EVENT

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    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     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday November 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Therapists Night Out (LCD Projector) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Zill   603-498-1844   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED - Veterans' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday November 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday November 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Hallowell   603-433-9355   
   

Board Meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Monday November 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza     ehobflem@hotmail.com
   

The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets on Monday mornings twice a month.

No matter what your writing level, the group welcomes all people who desire to record their remembrances. We learn by submitting rough drafts and participating in constructive critiques. We love to laugh and have fun, even when a memoir pulls our heartstrings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427-1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Fiction Book Group meets monthly on a Monday. There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room.

November 14: We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride (2014)

In her debut novel, McBride introduces us chapter by chapter to a disparate group of Las Vegans. Among them are Avis, whose husband Jim has just left her for another woman, and their son, Nate, a troubled veteran of the Iraq War who has returned to join a craven Vegas police department and who has begun to abuse his young wife. We also meet Bashkim, an Albanian immigrant boy whose unassimilated parents barely survive selling ice cream from a truck.…

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM German Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Questions? Contact Assistant Director Christine Friese @ 603-766-1703 or ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427-1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Fiction Book Group meets monthly on a Monday. There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room.

November 14: We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride (2014)

In her debut novel, McBride introduces us chapter by chapter to a disparate group of Las Vegans. Among them are Avis, whose husband Jim has just left her for another woman, and their son, Nate, a troubled veteran of the Iraq War who has returned to join a craven Vegas police department and who has begun to abuse his young wife. We also meet Bashkim, an Albanian immigrant boy whose unassimilated parents barely survive selling ice cream from a truck.…

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Tuesday November 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Nonfiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   766-1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Nonfiction Book Discussion meets once monthly, on Tuesday at 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room. 

November 15: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (2010)

Science journalist Skloot makes a remarkable debut with this multilayered story about “faith, science, journalism, and grace.” It is also a tale of medical wonders and medical arrogance, racism, poverty and the bond that grows, sometimes painfully, between two very different women—Skloot and Deborah Lacks—sharing an obsession to learn about Deborah’s mother, Henrietta, and her magical, immortal cells.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday November 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 5 Weeks of Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Programming Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM AARPNH Volunteer Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelli Lefler   603-203-4107   klefler@aarp.org
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday November 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fall Films - WALL-E Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   766-1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

WALL-E
Rated G. 98 minutes.
A lonely waste management robot with only a cockroach for a friend finds true love in another robot sent on a mission to Earth to see if it is safe for human life.– summary taken from Midwest Tape
 

    Location: Levenson Room
Saturday November 19, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paul Noyes   603-770-2987   
   

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.

Public is invited.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday November 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_familytree 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday November 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM German Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Questions? Contact Assistant Director Christine Friese @ 603-766-1703 or ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

This workshop format is open to writers in all genres. We will share our writing and respond to it in a thoughtful, constructive and encouraging way. Additionally, we will discuss short published pieces focusing on craft and technique.

This group is now accepting new members! Please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday November 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 5 Weeks of Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM LIBRARY Closes @5 PM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Thursday November 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED - Thanksgiving Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday November 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED - Thanksgiving Day After Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday November 26, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday November 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza     ehobflem@hotmail.com
   

The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets on Monday mornings twice a month.

No matter what your writing level, the group welcomes all people who desire to record their remembrances. We learn by submitting rough drafts and participating in constructive critiques. We love to laugh and have fun, even when a memoir pulls our heartstrings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM German Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Questions? Contact Assistant Director Christine Friese @ 603-766-1703 or ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM RESOLVE NE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Smith     
   

Group meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday November 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    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     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Speculative Fiction Book Group will meet on a Wednesday each month, at The Press Room in Portsmouth. Each meeting begins at 7 PM.  Spec Fic is a genre that encompasses fantasy, science fiction, horror and everything in between. Speculative fiction asks, what if?

November 30:  The Girl with the Ghost Eyes by M. H. Boroson (2015)

Debut novelist Boroson crafts a brilliant tale of magic, monsters, and kung fu in the San Francisco Chinatown of 1898. Xian Li-lin is a Maoshan priestess, destined to fight monsters with paper talismans and her peachwood sword. When she is tricked and trapped in the spirit world, her father, who is a powerful priest, must make a terrible sacrifice to rescue her.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: The Press Room
Friday December 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sensory Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sensory Story Time for ages 3-6

First Friday of the Month at 1:00pm

           October 7

           November 3

           December 2

This Story Time is designed with families of children with special needs in mind.  We will sing, dance, socialize, and use interactive stories to grow our minds! Join us!

Please all or email Mollie Mulligan with questions or suggestions of specific ways we can support your child. We will do our best to accomodate everyone.

 

    Location: Youth Program Room
Saturday December 3, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday December 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza     ehobflem@hotmail.com
   

The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets on Monday mornings twice a month.

No matter what your writing level, the group welcomes all people who desire to record their remembrances. We learn by submitting rough drafts and participating in constructive critiques. We love to laugh and have fun, even when a memoir pulls our heartstrings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Tuesday December 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

This workshop format is open to writers in all genres. We will share our writing and respond to it in a thoughtful, constructive and encouraging way. Additionally, we will discuss short published pieces focusing on craft and technique.

This group is now accepting new members! Please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Professor Stephen Walt - International Affairs at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Stephen WaltFor the first time in recent memory, large numbers of Americans are openly questioning their country’s strategy when it comes to international affairs. An April 2016 Pew poll found that 57 percent of Americans agree that the United States should “deal with its own problems and let others deal with theirs the best they can.” Tonight, Stephen M. Walt, the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government will share his ideas on what the United States' strategy should be globally.

Professor Walt previously taught at Princeton and at the University of Chicago, where he was Master of the Social Sciences Collegiate Division and Deputy Dean of Social Sciences.  He is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine, co-chair of the editorial board of International Security,and co-editor of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs book series. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in May 2005 and received the International Studies Association’s Distinguished Senior Scholar award in 2014.  His books include The Origins of Alliances, which received the 1988 Edgar S. Furniss National Security Book Award, and Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy, which was a finalist for the Lionel Gelber International Affairs Book Award and the Arthur Ross Book Prize.  His most recent book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (co-authored with John J. Mearsheimer) was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into more than twenty foreign languages.  His weekly FP column can be read at http://www.foreignpolicy.com/voices/walt.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday December 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday December 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427-1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Fiction Book Group meets monthly on a Monday. There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room.

December 12: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (2015)

Special guest-led by former librarian Sherry Evans!

Within the first three pages of this gripping and tender novel, Addie Moore, a 70-year-old widow, invites her neighbor, Louis Waters, to sleep over….  Although Louis is taken off guard, the urgency of Addie’s loneliness does not come across as desperate, and her logic will soon persuade him…. What follows is a sweet love story, a deep friendship, and a delightful revival of a life neither of them was expecting, all against the backdrop of a gossiping (and at times disapproving) small town.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427-1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Fiction Book Group meets monthly on a Monday. There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room.

December 12: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (2015)

Special guest-led by former librarian Sherry Evans!

Within the first three pages of this gripping and tender novel, Addie Moore, a 70-year-old widow, invites her neighbor, Louis Waters, to sleep over….  Although Louis is taken off guard, the urgency of Addie’s loneliness does not come across as desperate, and her logic will soon persuade him…. What follows is a sweet love story, a deep friendship, and a delightful revival of a life neither of them was expecting, all against the backdrop of a gossiping (and at times disapproving) small town.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

This workshop format is open to writers in all genres. We will share our writing and respond to it in a thoughtful, constructive and encouraging way. Additionally, we will discuss short published pieces focusing on craft and technique.

This group is now accepting new members! Please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Women's Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teresa Johnson   603-978-5266   
   

Sponsored by the Portsmouth LGBTQ Women's Social Network.

Not open to the public.  

If you are interested please contact Teresa Johnson at dr.teresa.L.johnson@gmail.com

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    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     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Southeast Land Trust of NH (SELT) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zoe Aldag   603-778-6088   
   

Board meeting

http://www.seltnh.org    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday December 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza     ehobflem@hotmail.com
   

The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets on Monday mornings twice a month.

No matter what your writing level, the group welcomes all people who desire to record their remembrances. We learn by submitting rough drafts and participating in constructive critiques. We love to laugh and have fun, even when a memoir pulls our heartstrings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday December 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

This workshop format is open to writers in all genres. We will share our writing and respond to it in a thoughtful, constructive and encouraging way. Additionally, we will discuss short published pieces focusing on craft and technique.

This group is now accepting new members! Please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Nonfiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   766-1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

On hiatus in December. See you in January!

 

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday December 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Programming Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday December 22, 2016 Go To Top
elect_video_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Early Release Day Family Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Come watch a family movie on our big screen!

Stay tuned for our movie pick....

Free and open to the public.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED-Christmas Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: ALL OVER the library!
Sunday December 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED-Christmas Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: ALL OVER the library!
Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED - Christmans Day (Observed) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday December 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM RESOLVE NE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Smith     
   

Group meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

Creative Writing Group #2 meets every other Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

This workshop format is open to writers in all genres. We will share our writing and respond to it in a thoughtful, constructive and encouraging way. Additionally, we will discuss short published pieces focusing on craft and technique.

This group is now accepting new members! Please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame, for more information. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday December 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group 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!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our new Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    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     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday January 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Sunday January 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library offers three book discussion groups. All are 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.

You can see all upcoming book discussion groups at tinyurl.com/pplbooks, or check out the library’s Facebook Events page.

Speculative Fiction Book Group will meet on a Wednesday each month, at The Press Room in Portsmouth. Each meeting begins at 7 PM.  Spec Fic is a genre that encompasses fantasy, science fiction, horror and everything in between. Speculative fiction asks, what if?

January 25: The Passage by Justin Cronin (2010)

When a secret project to create a super-soldier backfires, a virus leads to a plague of vampiric revenants that wipes out most of the population. One of the few bands of survivors is the Colony, a FEMA-established island of safety bunkered behind massive banks of lights that repel the “virals,” or “dracs”—but a small group realizes that the aging technological defenses will soon fail.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: The Press Room
Sunday February 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday February 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday March 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday March 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday April 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Lobby
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Literature in Bloom removal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Members to come and take their own displays down during the afternoon.

    Location: Lobby
Sunday May 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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