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Friday January 6, 2017 -  Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Exhibit: Intarsia by Duane Martin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   6037661725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Intarsia by Duane Martin

January 6 – February 1

Meet the Artist | Saturday January 28 | 2 – 4 PM

Intarsia: 3D Art from Wood. Artist Duane Martin integrates thick hard and soft woods of many species for varying color and grain patterns, which result in incredible works of art within a natural palette. His work will be on display at the Portsmouth Public Library January 6 – February 1. Meet the artist and see a presentation on the art of intarsia on Saturday, January 28 at 2 PM.

After Duane Martin retired from 32 years as an Electrical/Nuclear Engineer, he moved with his wife to NH, built a shop in his basement and started building cabinets. He began to experiment with intarsia in 2006, and was juried into the League of NH Craftsmen in November 2009 with the specialty of Wood: Intarsia. He cuts out the pieces for his work using a Scroll Saw, shapes them by sanding and carving, and finishes them individually, before gluing them to a backing board.  His intarsias have won ScrollSaw Magazine Editor's Choice Awards for the “Best Intarsia Project” (2010) and “Best in Contest” (2011), and “Best in Wood” at the August 2016 Living with Craft Exhibition at the League of NH Sunapee Fair.

Martin enjoys working with teachers in local schools to introduce the students and teachers to the making of intarsia art. He has had many exhibitions, and made the altar backdrop for Lee Congregational Church in Lee, NH, that includes six intarsias that depict Old and New Testament Biblical events.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday January 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED-MLK Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday January 17, 2017 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM NO LAP TIME TODAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Tuesday Lap Times will resume Tues, January 24. Please note we will have two Lap Time sessions on Tuesdays. You can choose one at 9:30AM or 10:30AM.

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Programs will be canceled or delayed when schools are due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM 'Great Decisions' Morning Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM NO LAP TIME TODAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Tuesday Lap Times will resume Tues, January 24. Please note we will have two Lap Time sessions on Tuesdays. You can choose one at 9:30AM or 10:30AM.

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Programs will be canceled or delayed when schools are due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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 10:40 AM  -  11:20 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Parents Group (PMS) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrea St. Jean   603-502-2322   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Excel Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

See details on this and all of our computer classes at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

Library Event

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Buddhist Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Sauve'   207-438-9338   
   

Kagyu Samten Choling (weekly meditation)

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM 'Great Decisions' Evening Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    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.

January 17 – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 

With a mandate to serve the poor and voiceless, Stevenson, a professor of law at New York University and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal firm providing services for the wrongly condemned, describes in his memoir how he got the call to represent this largely neglected clientele in our justice system.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday January 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM NO TODDLER TIME TODAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Come join in on Toddler Times when we resume January 25. We will have two Toddler Time sessions on Wednesdays. One at 9:30AM and one at 10:30AM.

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Programs will be canceled when schools are canceled or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM NO TODDLER TIME TODAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Come join in on Toddler Times when we resume January 25. We will have two Toddler Time sessions on Wednesdays. One at 9:30AM and one at 10:30AM.

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Programs will be canceled when schools are canceled or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 12:30 PM  -  5:00 PM International Society of Glass Beadmakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Logan   603-828-5050   kristina@kristinalogan.com
   

Glass Beadmaking Salon.

International Society of Glass Beadmakers    
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MS Word Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

See details on this and all of our computer classes at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

Library Event

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Instagram Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

See details on this and all of our computer classes at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

Library Event

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
Thursday January 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM International Society of Glass Beadmakers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Logan   603-828-5050   kristina@kristinalogan.com
   

Glass Beadmaking Salon.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM NO STORY TIME TODAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Come join in on Story Times when we resume on Monday, January 23.

Story Time engages children ages 3 to 6 and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 10:40 AM  -  11:20 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
elect_computer1 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM MInecraft club for grades 6-8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

This month the Minecrafters will TRY TO transform our buildings into 3D print files.

Get ready to design your best work and we'll see if we can print them into the real world!

Who: Minecrafters grades 6-8

When: Thursday January 5th OR 19    2:30-4pm

Where: Hilton Garden Room

RSVP REQUIRED.

Please call ahead for any changes.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by their own adult at all times while in the building.   This program is free and open to all kids grades 6-8 (or equivalent)

LIBRARY EVENT

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_teens 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Advisory Board -FIRST organizing meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The long awaited TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T A  B) is ready to launch! Join us for our first organizing meeting and PIZZA.

Thursday January 12th 6:00pm  (Snow date January 19th)

Teen Room at Portsmouth Public LIbrary

Please RSVP by calling 766-1740 or emailing -- so we can order enough pizza!

Interested in joining the TAB? email Mollie memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com or Andrew awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com for an applicaiton!

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Film: Florence Foster Jenkins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   766-1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Films at the library are open to the public and FREE. Light refreshments will be served! All films this winter are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM.

Florence Foster Jenkins
January 19 | 6:30 PM
2016. Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. 


A New York socialite dreams of becoming a great opera singer. While the voice she hears in her head is beautiful, to everyone else it is hilariously awful. Her husband and biggest fan, St. Clair Bayfield, is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence stages a huge concert at Carnegie Hall, he faces his greatest challenge to make sure her performance is a rousing success.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community 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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM PS-21 (Bike Ted Cmte) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Peter Vandemark   603-498-0942   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday January 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel Charts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

See details on this and all of our computer classes at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

Library Event

    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
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM PowerPoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

See details on this and all of our computer classes at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

Library Event

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   
Saturday January 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Trending Portsmouth (Save Peirce Island) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Paige Trace   603-431-1197   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeremy D'Entremont   603-431-9155   nelights@gmail.com
   

Board of Directors Meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chess coaches and players available for drop-in play!

1st and 3rd Saturday every month
Drop-in to learn, play or improve from 10AM - Noon.
 
Thanks to chess coaches from the Portsmouth High School Interact Club!
All ages and levels welcome!
 
Would you like to receive future chess event opportunities? Contact us to add your information to our growing email interest list.
 
LIBRARY PROGRAM
    Location: Lobby
 
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
 
rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Lego Build Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all Youth Lego Engineers...

Dream up something big with our legos and put it on display in Youth Services for the month!

Drop in to Youth Services 10am-4pm.

Free and open to the public.

Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Beyond the Binding: Winter Tales for All Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Beyond the Binding
January 2017
Listen to professional storytellers as they tell tales live at your local area libraries!


Professional storytellers will visit 18 Seacoast libraries and spin their unique tales for adults, children, and families all throughout the month of January! This series is presented by the Seacoast Storytellers and Seacoast Area Libraries.

Winter Tales for All with Debra Ballou
Saturday January 21st | 2:00 — 3:00 PM


Join us for a family-friendly event as we hear stories from Debra Ballou! Debra loves to share tales that entertain and teach about the natural and cultural history of New England and the world. She is a storyteller, writer, and environmental educator with 20 years of experience telling tales. Free & open to all.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday January 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dave Hallowell   603-433-9355   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Adult Coloring Group

Drop in Sundays | 2:30 – 4:30 PM

January 8 | January 22 | February 12 | February 26

Life can be stressful. It’s time to unwind! Join us for a drop-in Adult Coloring Group at the library. We will provide some quiet music and materials – or bring your own! This is FREE and open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday January 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     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_kidsreading1 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 to 6 and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed/dismissed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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 Arts in Reach Board Mtg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary-Jo Monusky     
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday January 24, 2017 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM 'Great Decisions' Morning Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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 11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
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 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Local 1386 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen     
   

General Meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wealth of Wisdom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sean McMullen   603-686-7826   
   

Group meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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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.

To see if this group is now accepting new members, please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM 'Great Decisions' Evening Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Programs will be closed when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

See details on this and all of our computer classes at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

Library Event

    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_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be closed when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 MS Word Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

See details on this and all of our computer classes at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

Library Event

    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 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Morgan   978-5887   ckmorgan3336@yahoo.com
   

 

 

FREE SCREENING hosted by South Church.
Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA tells stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans by featuring the personal stories of people from across the country who have been affected by gun violence.

Open to the public. To watch the trailer click here

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Google Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

See details on this and all of our computer classes at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

Library Event

    Location: Hilton Garden 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?

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
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Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM National Assessment of Educational Progress Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Brighi   603-303-4029   
   

Assessment Adminstrator Training

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Advanced Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

See details on this and all of our computer classes at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

Library Event

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 to 6 and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed/dismissed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

See details on this and all of our computer classes at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm

Library Event

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 1827 Sheafe House Condo Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Keith Myers   617-510-0458   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Film: Hell or High Water Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   766-1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Films at the library are open to the public and FREE. Light refreshments will be served! All films this winter are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM.

Hell or High Water
January 26 | 6:30 PM
2016. Rated R. 122 minutes.


A divorced West Texas dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate money-making scheme in order to save their family's farm from foreclosure.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday January 27, 2017 Go To Top
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 January 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Portsmouth Democratic Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Larry Drake   603-373-8517   
   

Caucus

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 51 Islington Street Condos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Sabin   603-674-2359   
   

Annual Owners meeting.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM NH Satsang Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eileen Morgan   603-343-5411   dhyana10@comcast.net
   

ECKANKAR-Spiritual discussion. Spiritual wisdom on conquering fear.  

Open to the public

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet the Artist: Intarsia by Duane Martin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Intarsia by Duane Martin

January 6 – February 1

Meet the Artist | Saturday January 28 | 2 – 4 PM

Intarsia: 3D Art from Wood. Artist Duane Martin integrates thick hard and soft woods of many species for varying color and grain patterns, which result in incredible works of art within a natural palette. His work will be on display at the Portsmouth Public Library January 6 – February 1. Meet the artist and see a presentation on the art of intarsia on Saturday, January 28 at 2 PM.

After Duane Martin retired from 32 years as an Electrical/Nuclear Engineer, he moved with his wife to NH, built a shop in his basement and started building cabinets. He began to experiment with intarsia in 2006, and was juried into the League of NH Craftsmen in November 2009 with the specialty of Wood: Intarsia. He cuts out the pieces for his work using a Scroll Saw, shapes them by sanding and carving, and finishes them individually, before gluing them to a backing board.  His intarsias have won ScrollSaw Magazine Editor's Choice Awards for the “Best Intarsia Project” (2010) and “Best in Contest” (2011), and “Best in Wood” at the August 2016 Living with Craft Exhibition at the League of NH Sunapee Fair.

Martin enjoys working with teachers in local schools to introduce the students and teachers to the making of intarsia art. He has had many exhibitions, and made the altar backdrop for Lee Congregational Church in Lee, NH, that includes six intarsias that depict Old and New Testament Biblical events.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Monday January 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 to 6 and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed/dismissed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM History of Islam in America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   766-1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Ask a Muslim Anything 
Monday January 30 | 7 – 8:30 PM

Bonus Talk: From Gorée to Exeter NH - The Muslim Experience in America 
Monday January 30 | 3 – 4:30 PM

Join Robert Azzi, a photojournalist, columnist, public speaker and education consultant for this opportunity to engage in respectful conversation with a Muslim neighbor. No topic is off limits. Azzi, speaking from personal experience, will answer questions about identity, fear, conflict, interfaith relations, international affairs and Islamophobia. 

For those wishing to learn more about the history of Islam in our country, Azzi will also present a bonus talk in the afternoon on the same day, titled “From Gorée to Exeter NH – The Muslim Experience in America.” Join him for an illustrated survey of Muslims and Islam in America. Azzi will offer his personal commentary on being Muslim in America today, followed by an open Q&A with attendees.

Born in New Hampshire, Robert Azzi has lived in Beirut, Cairo, Athens, Jeddah and New York and returned to the Granite State in the late 1980s. More information can be found at theotherazzi.wordpress.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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 Ask a Muslim Anything Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603-766-1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Ask a Muslim Anything 
Monday January 30 | 7 – 8:30 PM

Bonus Talk: From Gorée to Exeter NH - The Muslim Experience in America 
Monday January 30 | 3 – 4:30 PM

Join Robert Azzi, a photojournalist, columnist, public speaker and education consultant for this opportunity to engage in respectful conversation with a Muslim neighbor. No topic is off limits. Azzi, speaking from personal experience, will answer questions about identity, fear, conflict, interfaith relations, international affairs and Islamophobia. 

For those wishing to learn more about the history of Islam in our country, Azzi will also present a bonus talk in the afternoon on the same day, titled “From Gorée to Exeter NH – The Muslim Experience in America.” Join him for an illustrated survey of Muslims and Islam in America. Azzi will offer his personal commentary on being Muslim in America today, followed by an open Q&A with attendees.

Born in New Hampshire, Robert Azzi has lived in Beirut, Cairo, Athens, Jeddah and New York and returned to the Granite State in the late 1980s. More information can be found at theotherazzi.wordpress.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM 'Great Decisions' Morning Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Buddhist Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Sauve'   207-438-9338   
   

Kagyu Samten Choling (weekly meditation)

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM 'Great Decisions' Evening Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Programs will be closed when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be closed when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Black Heritage Trail Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Angela Matthews   603-254-6940   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM PS21 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Doug Roberts   603-431-1925   
    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 February 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM IT Class a.m. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 to 6 and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed/dismissed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday February 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 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
Saturday February 4, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chess coaches and players available for drop-in play!

1st and 3rd Saturday every month
Drop-in to learn, play or improve from 10AM - Noon.
 
Thanks to chess coaches from the Portsmouth High School Interact Club!
All ages and levels welcome!
 
Would you like to receive future chess event opportunities? Contact us to add your information to our growing email interest list.
 
LIBRARY PROGRAM
    Location: Lobby
 
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_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Take Your Child to the Library Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Go Wild at Take Your Child to the Library Day

A special fun-filled day of activities and programs.
A great time to visit the library if you haven't before or to discover something new if you have.  

Drop in between 10AM - 4PM: Pet Vet Pretend Play Center, A to Z Animal Obstacle, Crafts and other activities

1PM Come see and hear about live animals from the Center for Wildlife!

2PM Read to Sunny, a service dog, who loves listening to children of all ages read their favorite books

3PM Watch the family movie "The Wild Life" Rated PG. 1 hr 30 minutes.

Get a library card - free to Portsmouth residents. Request to purchase one if you are out of the city limits.

Programs are free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult at all times in the library. Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
anim_paw 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Raptors, Reptiles and Mammals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Using live animals that live in NH-Maine, the Center For Wildlife will provide a fun and informative program on the unique differences between raptors, reptiles, and mammals.  Do snakes have fur?  Do rabbits have scales?  Are birds "cold-blooded"?  Why do opossums have pouches?  How do each of these animal groups adapt to our changing seasons?  Participants will be able to touch some exhibit items and possible a live animal.

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

Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Read to Sunny! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Read to Sunny, a service dog!

Sunny will listen to you read your favorite book.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Movie: The Wild Life Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Wild LIfe

On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can't stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals. Come watch their adventure!

Rated PG. 1 hr 30 minutes.

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
Sunday February 5, 2017 Go To Top
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    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday February 6, 2017 -  Saturday March 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Exhibit: Seacoast Camera Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Exhibit: Seacoast Camera Club
February 6 – March 4
Reception: Wednesday February 15, 7 – 8:30 PM


The Seacoast Camera Club's 2017 Print Exhibition will be on display in the Levenson Room of the Portsmouth Public Library from February 6th to March 4th. The prints are the work of members of the Seacoast Camera Club, based in Portsmouth, NH.

A reception combined with two brief travel presentations will be held Wednesday February 15th 7 – 8:30 PM in the Levenson Room. The public is invited to meet the artists, learn more about the club, and enjoy unique photographic journeys to Cuba and New Orleans' Mardi Gras.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday February 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intro to Crochet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Six Week Crochet Class
Mondays February 6 – March 20 (except February 20)
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Portsmouth Public Library


Pre-registration is required. This class is limited to 5 participants. Please call 766-1720 or visit the reference desk to register.

Join us at the library for a Six Week Introduction to Crochet. Led by instructor Buffy Lewis, this course will take you through the basics of learning to crochet. The class will run 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Mondays February 6 – March 20, except February 20. 

Taking this class will give people a foundation in the basics of crocheting, beginning with the chain stitch, and working up through single crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet. Participants will working on simple projects as they go. 

The teacher will provide yarn to start, but participants are asked to their own crochet hooks. An I, a J or a K hook will work.

Instructor Elizabeth Lewis, also known as Buffy, has been crocheting for 70 years, and has been teaching others for almost as long!

Pre-registration is required. This class is limited to 5 participants. Please bring your own I, J, or K hook. Please call 766-1720 or visit the reference desk to register.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 to 6 and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed/dismissed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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 February 7, 2017 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM 'Great Decisions' Morning Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wealth of Wisdom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sean McMullen   603-686-7826   
   

Group meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Buddhist Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Sauve'   207-438-9338   
   

Kagyu Samten Choling (weekly meditation)

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM 'Great Decisions' Evening Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Programs will be closed when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
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_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be closed when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Portsmouth Brownies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Suzy Gagnon   603-969-4632   ssgagnon@gmail.com
   

Portsmouth Brownies

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Interest Meeting: Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   6037661703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Language Discussion Group
Interest Meetings
Wednesday February 8
1:30 – 2:30 PM or 
6:30 – 7:30 PM


Last year, the library began hosting several weekly Language Discussion Groups. These groups are drop-in, group-led, and appropriate for those who already speak the language, even at beginner levels. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. 

Current Discussion Groups:

• German Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 PM
• Spanish (Intermediate) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30 AM
• Spanish (Advanced) Tuesdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
• French Friday 10:15 - 11:15 AM
• Italian Fridays 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Do you speak Chinese? Arabic? Swedish? Portuguese? Turkish? Are you learning English and need conversation practice? Over the past year, several language roundtables have built strong core groups here and we now wonder, how many other speakers of different languages would like to meet in the library?

Join us on February 8 at either 1:30 OR 6:30 in the Levenson Room to determine:

• Which other languages do people want to practice?
• What days and times of day are people hoping to meet?

We’ll try to match up speakers and find times to schedule space in the library for you to practice the language you love, with others who do too.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Trolls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Trolls

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.
92 minutes. Rated PG

Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult at all times while in the library.
Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Interest Meeting: Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   6037661703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Language Discussion Group
Interest Meetings
Wednesday February 8
1:30 – 2:30 PM or 
6:30 – 7:30 PM


Last year, the library began hosting several weekly Language Discussion Groups. These groups are drop-in, group-led, and appropriate for those who already speak the language, even at beginner levels. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. 

Current Discussion Groups:

• German Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 PM
• Spanish (Intermediate) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30 AM
• Spanish (Advanced) Tuesdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
• French Friday 10:15 - 11:15 AM
• Italian Fridays 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Do you speak Chinese? Arabic? Swedish? Portuguese? Turkish? Are you learning English and need conversation practice? Over the past year, several language roundtables have built strong core groups here and we now wonder, how many other speakers of different languages would like to meet in the library?

Join us on February 8 at either 1:30 OR 6:30 in the Levenson Room to determine:

• Which other languages do people want to practice?
• What days and times of day are people hoping to meet?

We’ll try to match up speakers and find times to schedule space in the library for you to practice the language you love, with others who do too.

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 IT Class evening 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
Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 to 6 and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed/dismissed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday February 10, 2017 Go To Top
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
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Trolls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Trolls

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.
92 minutes. Rated PG

Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult at all times while in the library.
Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday February 11, 2017 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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nat_house_landscaping.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Movie: Trolls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Trolls

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.
92 minutes. Rated PG

Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult at all times while in the library.
Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday February 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Adult Coloring Group

Drop in Sundays | 2:30 – 4:30 PM

January 8 | January 22 | February 12 | February 26

Life can be stressful. It’s time to unwind! Join us for a drop-in Adult Coloring Group at the library. We will provide some quiet music and materials – or bring your own! This is FREE and open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    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 February 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intro to Crochet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton     
   

Six Week Crochet Class
Mondays February 6 – March 20 (except February 20)
10:30 – 11:30 AM


Pre-registration is required. This class is limited to 5 participants. Please call 766-1720 or visit the reference desk to register.

Join us at the library for a Six Week Introduction to Crochet. Led by instructor Buffy Lewis, this course will take you through the basics of learning to crochet. The class will run 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Mondays February 6 – March 20, except February 20. 

Taking this class will give people a foundation in the basics of crocheting, beginning with the chain stitch, and working up through single crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet. Participants will working on simple projects as they go. 

The teacher will provide yarn to start, but participants are asked to their own crochet hooks. An I, a J or a K hook will work.

Instructor Elizabeth Lewis, also known as Buffy, has been crocheting for 70 years, and has been teaching others for almost as long!

Pre-registration is required. This class is limited to 5 participants. Please bring your own I, J, or K hook. Please call 766-1720 or visit the reference desk to register.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 to 6 and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed/dismissed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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.

February 13: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Shapiro’s new novel is filled with delightful twists, turns, and ruminations on what constitutes truth in art. Broke and painting copies of famous artists’ work for a reproduction site, artist Claire Roth is enticed by gallery owner Aidan Markel’s request to forge a painting by Degas that was stolen from the Isabella Gardner Museum in 1990 (in the largest unsolved art heist in history). As Claire works, she wonders if the painting she’s forging is legitimate.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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.

February 13: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Shapiro’s new novel is filled with delightful twists, turns, and ruminations on what constitutes truth in art. Broke and painting copies of famous artists’ work for a reproduction site, artist Claire Roth is enticed by gallery owner Aidan Markel’s request to forge a painting by Degas that was stolen from the Isabella Gardner Museum in 1990 (in the largest unsolved art heist in history). As Claire works, she wonders if the painting she’s forging is legitimate.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Tuesday February 14, 2017 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM The Nature Conservancy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Caldwell   207-446-0079   
   

Gulf of Maine Refresh team meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM 'Great Decisions' Morning Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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 6:30 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.

To see if this group is now accepting new members, please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM 'Great Decisions' Evening Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Programs will be closed when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
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_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be closed when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Exhibit Reception: Seacoast Camera Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Exhibit: Seacoast Camera Club
February 6 – March 4
Reception: Wednesday February 15, 7 – 8:30 PM


The Seacoast Camera Club's 2017 Print Exhibition will be on display in the Levenson Room of the Portsmouth Public Library from February 6th to March 4th. The prints are the work of members of the Seacoast Camera Club, based in Portsmouth, NH.

A reception combined with two brief travel presentations will be held Wednesday February 15th 7 – 8:30 PM in the Levenson Room. The public is invited to meet the artists, learn more about the club, and enjoy these unique photographic journeys.

Travel Presentation: “Cuba: Its Raw and Gritty Beauty” by Karen Harter
In January 2016, Karen Harter embarked on a photography/humanitarian trip to Havana and Trinidad, Cuba. With fellow photographers from around the country, she roamed the raw and gritty streets capturing images of the Cubans she met along the way and the neighborhoods in which they live. Take a journey to Cuba through Karen’s images and personal stories… no visa required.

Travel Presentation: “New Orleans Mardi Gras” by Thomas Lavoie
Photographer and musician Thomas Lavoie takes us on a colorful trip to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras in this presentation of his images.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 to 6 and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed/dismissed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

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

Films at the library are open to the public and FREE. Light refreshments will be served! All films this winter are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM.

The Light Between Oceans
February 16 | 6:30 PM
2016. Rated PG-13. 130 minutes.


A lighthouse keeper, living off the coast of Australia with his wife, all of a sudden finds a baby from an adrift rowboat. They rescue and raise the child as their own.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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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 February 17, 2017 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
Saturday February 18, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chess coaches and players available for drop-in play!

1st and 3rd Saturday every month
Drop-in to learn, play or improve from 10AM - Noon.
 
Thanks to chess coaches from the Portsmouth High School Interact Club!
All ages and levels welcome!
 
Would you like to receive future chess event opportunities? Contact us to add your information to our growing email interest list.
 
LIBRARY PROGRAM
    Location: Lobby
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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
 
rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Lego Build Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all Youth Lego Engineers...

Dream up something big with our legos and put it on display in Youth Services for the month!

Drop in to Youth Services 10am-4pm.

Free and open to the public.

Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Sunday February 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Genealogy Workshop: Eastern European Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Portsmouth Public Library will be resuming its regular Genealogy Workshop offerings for the winter season in January! Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. We hope you will join us on the third Sunday each winter month.

Eastern European Genealogy Research 
with Jennifer Shoer
Sunday February 19 | 2 - 4 PM
Levenson Community Room


Join Jennifer Shoer, aka The Scrappy Genealogist, and explore strategies for tracing familial lines to the old countries of Eastern Europe. Jennifer Shoer will be sharing expertise about tracking down original surnames, elusive villages, and immigration records. She is likely to touch on the importance of talking with relative and how genetic genealogy can help us connect with previously unknown relatives.

To ensure Jennifer covers your area of interest feel free to please fill out this simple 7 question survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/V2T2QH6.

Jennifer is the Managing Genealogist of Reconnecting Relatives, LLC. She specializes in assisting Jewish individuals find family with whom they have lost contact due to time, memory loss, family conflict or the devastation of Holocaust. You can find her blog and research at scrappygenealogist.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
Monday February 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Presidents' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday February 21, 2017 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM 'Great Decisions' Morning Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Parents Group (PMS) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrea St. Jean   603-502-2322   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Buddhist Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Sauve'   207-438-9338   
   

Kagyu Samten Choling (weekly meditation)

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM 'Great Decisions' Evening Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    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.

February 21 – Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall

All leaders of nations are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas, and concrete. To understand world events, news organizations and other authorities often focus on people, ideas, and political movements, but without geography, we never have the full picture. an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday February 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Programs will be closed when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
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_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be closed when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM PS21 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Doug Roberts   503-431-1925   
    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 Excel 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
 
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?

February 22 – Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Two boys, Will and Jim, discover the dark magic and evil at work in the traveling sideshow, Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show, that comes to their town a week before Halloween.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: The Press Room
Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 to 6 and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed/dismissed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

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

Films at the library are open to the public and FREE. Light refreshments will be served! All films this winter are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM.

Sully
February 23 | 6:30 PM
2016. Rated PG-13. 96 minutes.

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain Chesley Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday February 24, 2017 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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday February 25, 2017 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 February 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Adult Coloring Group

Drop in Sundays | 2:30 – 4:30 PM

January 8 | January 22 | February 12 | February 26

Life can be stressful. It’s time to unwind! Join us for a drop-in Adult Coloring Group at the library. We will provide some quiet music and materials – or bring your own! This is FREE and open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday February 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intro to Crochet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Six Week Crochet Class
Mondays February 6 – March 20 (except February 20)
10:30 – 11:30 AM


Pre-registration is required. This class is limited to 5 participants. Please call 766-1720 or visit the reference desk to register.

Join us at the library for a Six Week Introduction to Crochet. Led by instructor Buffy Lewis, this course will take you through the basics of learning to crochet. The class will run 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Mondays February 6 – March 20, except February 20. 

Taking this class will give people a foundation in the basics of crocheting, beginning with the chain stitch, and working up through single crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet. Participants will working on simple projects as they go. 

The teacher will provide yarn to start, but participants are asked to their own crochet hooks. An I, a J or a K hook will work.

Instructor Elizabeth Lewis, also known as Buffy, has been crocheting for 70 years, and has been teaching others for almost as long!

Pre-registration is required. This class is limited to 5 participants. Please bring your own I, J, or K hook. Please call 766-1720 or visit the reference desk to register.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 to 6 and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed/dismissed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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 February 28, 2017 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM 'Great Decisions' Morning Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time engages babies ages 3 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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 6:30 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.

To see if this group is now accepting new members, please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM 'Great Decisions' Evening Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 10 – February 28

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What does the Brexit vote mean for the future, and how will it affect the United States? Does our country face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? What is the way forward for U.S. nuclear security policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer as guides, for the second year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2016:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 603 766 1720 to register. Registrants will receive a free copy of Great Decisions 2017 edition.

Find out more about this course at greatdecisions.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Programs will be closed when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time engages children ages 24 to 36 months and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs, movement and active games.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Programs will be closed when schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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
Thursday March 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time engages children ages 3 to 6 and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program. Open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Programs will be canceled when schools are closed or delayed/dismissed due to bad weather. Stay safe!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday March 3, 2017 Go To Top
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 March 4, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chess coaches and players available for drop-in play!

1st and 3rd Saturday every month
Drop-in to learn, play or improve from 10AM - Noon.
 
Thanks to chess coaches from the Portsmouth High School Interact Club!
All ages and levels welcome!
 
Would you like to receive future chess event opportunities? Contact us to add your information to our growing email interest list.
 
LIBRARY PROGRAM
    Location: Lobby
 
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 March 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Monday March 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intro to Crochet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Six Week Crochet Class
Mondays February 6 – March 20 (except February 20)
10:30 – 11:30 AM


Pre-registration is required. This class is limited to 5 participants. Please call 766-1720 or visit the reference desk to register.

Join us at the library for a Six Week Introduction to Crochet. Led by instructor Buffy Lewis, this course will take you through the basics of learning to crochet. The class will run 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Mondays February 6 – March 20, except February 20. 

Taking this class will give people a foundation in the basics of crocheting, beginning with the chain stitch, and working up through single crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet. Participants will working on simple projects as they go. 

The teacher will provide yarn to start, but participants are asked to their own crochet hooks. An I, a J or a K hook will work.

Instructor Elizabeth Lewis, also known as Buffy, has been crocheting for 70 years, and has been teaching others for almost as long!

Pre-registration is required. This class is limited to 5 participants. Please bring your own I, J, or K hook. Please call 766-1720 or visit the reference desk to register.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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 March 7, 2017 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 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Buddhist Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Sauve'   207-438-9338   
   

Kagyu Samten Choling (weekly meditation)

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday March 8, 2017 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  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 March 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  5:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Friday March 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:30 PM CITY COUNCIL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM SATYA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanne Russell   603-498-7299   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday March 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CITY COUNCIL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM NH Weavers Guild Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Lincoln   207-442-8701   
   

Planning for spring programs.

    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 March 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson 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 March 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intro to Crochet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Six Week Crochet Class
Mondays February 6 – March 20 (except February 20)
10:30 – 11:30 AM


Pre-registration is required. This class is limited to 5 participants. Please call 766-1720 or visit the reference desk to register.

Join us at the library for a Six Week Introduction to Crochet. Led by instructor Buffy Lewis, this course will take you through the basics of learning to crochet. The class will run 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Mondays February 6 – March 20, except February 20. 

Taking this class will give people a foundation in the basics of crocheting, beginning with the chain stitch, and working up through single crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet. Participants will working on simple projects as they go. 

The teacher will provide yarn to start, but participants are asked to their own crochet hooks. An I, a J or a K hook will work.

Instructor Elizabeth Lewis, also known as Buffy, has been crocheting for 70 years, and has been teaching others for almost as long!

Pre-registration is required. This class is limited to 5 participants. Please bring your own I, J, or K hook. Please call 766-1720 or visit the reference desk to register.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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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.

March 13: Family Life by Akhil Sharma

The Mishras come to America in the late-1970s, the father first, in the wake of new U.S. immigration laws and the Indian Emergency, when the narrator, Ajay, is eight, and his brother Birju is 12. There are lovely scenes of their life in Delhi before they leave, the mother making wicks from the cotton in pill bottles, the parade of neighbors when their plane tickets to America arrive.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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.

March 13: Family Life by Akhil Sharma

The Mishras come to America in the late-1970s, the father first, in the wake of new U.S. immigration laws and the Indian Emergency, when the narrator, Ajay, is eight, and his brother Birju is 12. There are lovely scenes of their life in Delhi before they leave, the mother making wicks from the cotton in pill bottles, the parade of neighbors when their plane tickets to America arrive.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday March 14, 2017 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 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.

To see if this group is now accepting new members, please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday March 15, 2017 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  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Portsmouth Little League Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathie Lynch   603-396-8651   
   

PCA Coaching workshop.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Thursday March 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM PPLP Nomination Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday March 17, 2017 Go To Top
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 March 18, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chess coaches and players available for drop-in play!

1st and 3rd Saturday every month
Drop-in to learn, play or improve from 10AM - Noon.
 
Thanks to chess coaches from the Portsmouth High School Interact Club!
All ages and levels welcome!
 
Would you like to receive future chess event opportunities? Contact us to add your information to our growing email interest list.
 
LIBRARY PROGRAM
    Location: Lobby
 
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
 
rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Lego Build Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all Youth Lego Engineers...

Dream up something big with our legos and put it on display in Youth Services for the month!

Drop in to Youth Services 10am-4pm.

Free and open to the public.

Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Sunday March 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday March 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intro to Crochet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Six Week Crochet Class
Mondays February 6 – March 20 (except February 20)
10:30 – 11:30 AM


Pre-registration is required. This class is limited to 5 participants. Please call 766-1720 or visit the reference desk to register.

Join us at the library for a Six Week Introduction to Crochet. Led by instructor Buffy Lewis, this course will take you through the basics of learning to crochet. The class will run 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Mondays February 6 – March 20, except February 20. 

Taking this class will give people a foundation in the basics of crocheting, beginning with the chain stitch, and working up through single crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet. Participants will working on simple projects as they go. 

The teacher will provide yarn to start, but participants are asked to their own crochet hooks. An I, a J or a K hook will work.

Instructor Elizabeth Lewis, also known as Buffy, has been crocheting for 70 years, and has been teaching others for almost as long!

Pre-registration is required. This class is limited to 5 participants. Please bring your own I, J, or K hook. Please call 766-1720 or visit the reference desk to register.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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 March 21, 2017 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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Parents Group (PMS) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrea St. Jean   603-502-2322   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Buddhist Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anne Sauve'   207-438-9338   
   

Kagyu Samten Choling (weekly meditation)

    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
   

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.

March 21 – Tattoos on the Heart by Greg Boyle

In this artful, disquieting, yet surprisingly jubilant memoir, Jesuit priest Boyle recounts his two decades of working with “homies” in Los Angeles County, which contains 1,100 gangs with nearly 86,000 members. Boyle’s Homeboy Industries is the largest gang intervention program in the country, offering job training, tattoo removal, and employment to members of enemy gangs.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday March 22, 2017 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  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Portsmouth Little League Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathie Lynch   603-396-8651   
   

PCA Parent workshop and league orientation

    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 March 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM PPLP Nomination Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday March 24, 2017 Go To Top
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 March 25, 2017 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 March 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday March 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     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 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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 March 28, 2017 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 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.

To see if this group is now accepting new members, please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday March 29, 2017 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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nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 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?

March 29 – Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Set in an unnamed Arab emirate, Wilson’s intriguing, colorful first novel centers on a callow Arab-Indian computer hacker who calls himself “Alif,” the first letter of the Arabic alphabet…. Wilson (The Butterfly Mosque, a memoir) provocatively juxtaposes ancient Arab lore and equally esoteric computer theory, highlighting the many facets of the East-West conflict.

 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: The Press Room
Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday March 31, 2017 Go To Top
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 April 1, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chess coaches and players available for drop-in play!

1st and 3rd Saturday every month
Drop-in to learn, play or improve from 10AM - Noon.
 
Thanks to chess coaches from the Portsmouth High School Interact Club!
All ages and levels welcome!
 
Would you like to receive future chess event opportunities? Contact us to add your information to our growing email interest list.
 
LIBRARY PROGRAM
    Location: Lobby
 
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 April 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday April 3, 2017 Go To Top
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 April 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Ananda Maine/New Hampshire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Omshanti Gleason   603-498-9565   omshant.ananda108@gmail.com
   

Autobiography of a Yogi-Book study group.

PUBLIC IS INVITED

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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
Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM NH Public TV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Fitzpatrick   603-868-4467   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday April 8, 2017 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 April 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden 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 April 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     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 Room Booked
    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 Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday April 11, 2017 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.

To see if this group is now accepting new members, please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Isles of Shoals Historic Research Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Richards   608-213-1528   
   

Group meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Ananda Maine/New Hampshire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Omshanti Gleason   603-498-9565   omshant.ananda108@gmail.com
   

Autobiography of a Yogi-Book study group.

PUBLIC IS INVITED

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 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 Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday April 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax Aide
at Portsmouth Public Library


February 2 - April 13
Hilton Garden Room
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30
Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30


Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

Offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

Questions? NHtaxhelp.org | aarp.org/taxaide | 607-342-1243 

Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Walk-ins also welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday April 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Good Friday (Half Day) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday April 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chess coaches and players available for drop-in play!

1st and 3rd Saturday every month
Drop-in to learn, play or improve from 10AM - Noon.
 
Thanks to chess coaches from the Portsmouth High School Interact Club!
All ages and levels welcome!
 
Would you like to receive future chess event opportunities? Contact us to add your information to our growing email interest list.
 
LIBRARY PROGRAM
    Location: Lobby
 
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 April 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Easter Sunday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday April 17, 2017 Go To Top
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 April 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Parents Group (PMS) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrea St. Jean   603-502-2322   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Ananda Maine/New Hampshire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Omshanti Gleason   603-498-9565   omshant.ananda108@gmail.com
   

Autobiography of a Yogi-Book study group.

PUBLIC IS INVITED

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday April 21, 2017 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
Saturday April 22, 2017 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
 
rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Lego Build Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all Youth Lego Engineers...

Dream up something big with our legos and put it on display in Youth Services for the month!

Drop in to Youth Services 10am-4pm.

Free and open to the public.

Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Sunday April 23, 2017 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_familytree 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday April 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     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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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 April 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Local 1386 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen     
   

General 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.

To see if this group is now accepting new members, please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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?

April 26 – We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Since the mysterious death of four family members, the superstitious Mary Katherine "Merricat" Blackwood, her ailing uncle Julian, and agoraphobic sister Constance have lived in a bizarre but contented state of isolation. But when cousin Charles arrives in search of the Blackwood fortune, a terrible family secret is revealed.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: The Press Room
Friday April 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday April 29, 2017 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
Sunday April 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday May 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Project Linus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Vervilla   603-463-5776   nhseacoastprojectlinus@gmail.com
   

Make a Blanket Day with Liberty Mutual donating the workforce.

    Location: Levenson Community 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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Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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
Friday May 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM CITY COUNCIL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday May 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  3:00 PM CITY COUNCIL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chess coaches and players available for drop-in play!

1st and 3rd Saturday every month
Drop-in to learn, play or improve from 10AM - Noon.
 
Thanks to chess coaches from the Portsmouth High School Interact Club!
All ages and levels welcome!
 
Would you like to receive future chess event opportunities? Contact us to add your information to our growing email interest list.
 
LIBRARY PROGRAM
    Location: Lobby
 
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 May 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Project Linus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Vervilla   603-463-5776   
   

Make a Blanket Day with Liberty Mutual donating the workforce.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     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 Room Booked
    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 Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday May 9, 2017 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.

To see if this group is now accepting new members, please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 May 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday May 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
 
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 May 15, 2017 Go To Top
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 May 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Parents Group (PMS) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrea St. Jean   603-502-2322   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Lobby
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday May 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chess coaches and players available for drop-in play!

1st and 3rd Saturday every month
Drop-in to learn, play or improve from 10AM - Noon.
 
Thanks to chess coaches from the Portsmouth High School Interact Club!
All ages and levels welcome!
 
Would you like to receive future chess event opportunities? Contact us to add your information to our growing email interest list.
 
LIBRARY PROGRAM
    Location: Lobby
 
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
 
rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Lego Build Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all Youth Lego Engineers...

Dream up something big with our legos and put it on display in Youth Services for the month!

Drop in to Youth Services 10am-4pm.

Free and open to the public.

Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
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 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     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 May 23, 2017 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.

To see if this group is now accepting new members, please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

SPECIAL COURTYARD MEDITATION!

Join us for our 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: Library Courtyard
 
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 May 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Weekend - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Memorial Weekend - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

First Sunday closed for summer 

Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Weekend - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 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?

May 31 – Grass by Sheri Tepper

Generations in the future, when humanity has spread to other planets and Earth is ruled by Sanctity, a dour, coercive religion that looks to resurrection of the body by storing cell samples of its communicants, a plague is threatening to wipe out mankind. The only planet that seems to be spared is Grass… it was settled by families of European nobility who live on vast estancias and indulge in the ancient sport of fox hunting--although the horses, hounds and foxes aren't what they what they appear to be.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: The Press Room
Saturday June 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: ALL OVER the library!
Monday June 5, 2017 Go To Top
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
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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
Friday June 9, 2017 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
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Saturday June 10, 2017 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 June 11, 2017 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
Monday June 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     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 Room Booked
    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  -  8:00 PM Voices from the Heart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Claudia Ravin   603-601-6434   claudia.ravin@gmail.com
   

South Africa 2018: Traveler's Meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday June 13, 2017 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.

To see if this group is now accepting new members, please contact the group facilitator, Evgeniya Dame. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our 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 June 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Room
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Thursday June 15, 2017 -  Saturday June 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Lobby
Saturday June 17, 2017 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
 
rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Lego Build Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all Youth Lego Engineers...

Dream up something big with our legos and put it on display in Youth Services for the month!

Drop in to Youth Services 10am-4pm.

Free and open to the public.

Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Monday June 19, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditat