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Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Wentworth Home
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Maine Network Partners/Common Good Ventures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Victoria Condon   207-542-5136   
   

Leadership learning group

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_teens 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Book Group Information Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Portsmouth High School Teen Literary Club and the Portsmouth Public Library are pleased to announce the NEW Teen Book Group!

Join us for a brief information session and snacks!
Thursday October 2, 2014 6:30-7:00pm

McLeod Board Room at Portsmouth Public Library

For more information call Mollie at 603-766-1740 or email memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Anti-Pollution League Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Doug Bogen   603-664-2696   
   

Speaker:  Catherine Bowers, National Wildlife Federation, Energy and Policy Representive.  She will speak on Offshore Wind Power in the Gulf of Maine and Beyond.  Public is invited

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday October 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Maine Network Partners/Common Good Ventures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Victoria Condon   207-542-5136   
   

Leadership learning group

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM City Council Retreat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Bohenko     
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Arts in Reach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Romanoski   603-433-4278   
   

family orientation

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday October 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Northeast Feltmakers Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Stradling   431-2525   dianestradling@gmail.com
   

Felted Scarf by Diane Stradling

  

From October 1 - 30, the library will host a CONTEMPORARY FELT EXHIBITION by the Northeast Feltmakers Guild. Join us for a reception on Sunday, October 5 to see what feltmaking is all about!

Meet the artists, view a whimsical film about the art of felting, and see where the process begins by hanging out with Dave, a friendly sheep from the Yarn Sellar in York, ME!*

*Dave will be outside the front entrance to the library. No sheep allowed in the building. Baa.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

Northeast Feltmakers Guild    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Monday October 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writers Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson   603-812-1548   azilen48@yahoo.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Email Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:40 PM  -  3:20 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Club Finz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Holloway   6034185528   mholloway12@yahoo.com
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Community of Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Avi Magidoff   531-3130   
   

Day of mindfulness, meditation.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Weeks   603 929 0802   sandyweeks603@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM Seacoast/Portsmouth IBD meetup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norman Plaisted   207-752-2456   
   

Lesson 9.  Components of Winning Stocks: Quality of Rising Institution Sponsorship.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday October 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ashlee Iber   603-205-0539   
   

Board meeting

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Flu Shots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dianne Fogarty     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:40 PM  -  3:20 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM NH Satsang Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eileen Morgan   603-343-5411   
   

Study class

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Microsoft Word Basics, part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

September 4 | Good Will Hunting

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

September 18 | Fault in Our Stars

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

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

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

October 9 | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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

October 23 | MUMMY DOUBLE FEATURE!

5:00 PM   The Mummy [1932]

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

6:30 PM   The Mummy [1999]

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

November 6 | Chef

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

November 19 | The Hound of the Baskervilles [1959]

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

November 20 | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

All film synopses from midwesttapes.com.

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

Group meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday October 10, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday October 11, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Wool felt demonstration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Stradling   431-2525   dianestradling@gmail.com
   

Felted Scarf by Diane Stradling

Check out the lobby on Saturday, October 11 for a demonstration of the art of felting!

Diane Stradling and other artists will be creating felted art live. 

This demo is held in conjunction with the CONTEMPORARY FELT EXHIBITION on view in the Library from October 1-30. Diane is an accomplished felt artist who teaches area classes and regularly exhibits her work throughout the region.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Lobby
Sunday October 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Warner   603-431-3383   
   

Board meeting.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday October 14, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel Charts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:30 PM The Nature Conservancy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alyssa Kichula   617-532-8387   
   

Regional Philanthropy Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Gulf of Maine Council-set up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Power   603-559-1500 x9   
   

group meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Riverbrook Condominiums Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Seiden   603-427-2953   
   

Annual Meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday October 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  5:30 PM Gulf of Maine Council Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Power   603-559-1500 x9   
   

group meeting

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening of Short Films: Feltmaking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Stradling   431-2525   dianestradling@gmail.com
   

On Gentle Threads - A Film about Feltmaking

Join us for a series of short documentary films about the art of felting - be inspired and delighted by the magic of feltmakers' work!

These films are shown in conjunction with the CONTEMPORARY FELT EXHIBITION on view in the library from October 1-30.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 15 @ 7 PM Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by Sean Moundas (UNH)

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  5:30 PM Gulf of Maine Council Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Power   603-559-1500 x9   
   

group meeting

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Wentworth Home
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Microsoft Word Basics, part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fairy House Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Sanders   603-664-2617   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Felting Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Stradling   431-2525   dianestradling@gmail.com
   

Learn how to make a felted necklace!

Artist Diane Stradling will teach you how to create a simple wet-felted rope necklace with toggle closure out of wool roving. When it dries at home, you may embellish it with beads and/or stitching.

FREE and open to the public. No experience required. Ages 16+.

This workshop is held in conjunction with the CONTEMPORARY FELT EXHIBITION on view in the library from October 1-30. Diane is an accomplished felt artist who teaches area classes and regulary exhibits her work throughout the region.

Workshop is limited to 12 participants. Registration is required. Please call 766-1720 or visit the library reference desk to register.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Activity Room
Friday October 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Room Booked
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM iPads & Tablets for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday October 18, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
nat_lightning2 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday October 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Seacoast Storytellers: 30th Anniversary Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Ballou   603 749 9634   debra@debraballou.com
   

Join us for a free, family-friendly performance by the Seacoast Storytellers to celebrate their 30th anniversary!

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday October 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writers Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson   603-812-1548   azilen48@yahoo.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Microsoft Publisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Board mtg

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Women's College Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Louise Thompson   603-488-8540   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday October 21, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM 6th Grade Parents' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrea St. Jean   603-373-0337   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Facebook Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Whipple School Condos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon Welch   603-431-8866   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday October 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:15 AM  -  11:30 AM NHADEC Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tina Kasim   603-271-8444   
   

Member meeting

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Google in Depth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM TEDxPiscataqua River Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Crystal Paradis     laughtercrystal@gmail.com
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     mcslover_2000@yahoo.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday October 23, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Board meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_teens 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM NEW Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all 9th -12th graders! Join the NEW Teen Book Club, a partnership between the Portsmouth Public LIbrary and The Teen Literary Club (TLC) of Portsmouth High School. We will be meeting and chatting on the fourth Thursday of each month. 

The Teen Book Club will kick off with The Giver by Lois Lowry.

We will meet October 23, 2014 6:30-8:00pm upstairs in the McLeod Board Room.  Bring a snack to share!

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

 

 

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

September 4 | Good Will Hunting

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

September 18 | Fault in Our Stars

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

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

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

October 9 | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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

October 23 | MUMMY DOUBLE FEATURE!

5:00 PM   The Mummy [1932]

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

6:30 PM   The Mummy [1999]

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

November 6 | Chef

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

November 19 | The Hound of the Baskervilles [1959]

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

November 20 | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

All film synopses from midwesttapes.com.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM iPads & Tablets for Intermediate Users Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Maine International Trade Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zeynep Turk   207-541-7400   turk@mitc.com
   

Business meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_video_camera 3:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Family Movie: Mr Peabody and Sherman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Mr. Peabody & Sherman  The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Rated PG. 93 minutes.

Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

Call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Guitar Workshop (must register in advance) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Thomas Calderone   603-520-0608   
   

To introduce intermediate/advanced students to improvisational techniques. 

Make your practice sessions more productive. 

Intro to concepts that will increase awareness of the fret board. 

Tools for solo arranging. 

12 ways to play each chord structure. 

Advanced registration required.  abwater@metrocast.net or 603-520-0608 leave your number and email to receive a confirmation.  Free and open to the public.

    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
 
elect_video_camera 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Movie: Mr Peabody and Sherman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Mr. Peabody & Sherman  The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Rated PG. 93 minutes.

Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

Call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday October 26, 2014 Go To Top
elect_video_camera 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Movie: Mr Peabody and Sherman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Mr. Peabody & Sherman  The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Rated PG. 93 minutes.

Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times while in the library.

Call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Microsoft Access Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Advanced Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Local 1386 Unit Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BAN-Beyond Affairs Network Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Riley   603-498-6283   
   

support group

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Intermediate Microsoft Access Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Intermediate Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Backing Up Data Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM In the Presence of Positive Women (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Claire Cavanagh   603-319-7047   
   

Networking with other women.  All women are invited.

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Day of Mindfulness and meditation.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

Light refreshments will be served.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM No Story Time Today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

September 4 | Good Will Hunting

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

September 18 | Fault in Our Stars

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

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

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

October 9 | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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

October 23 | MUMMY DOUBLE FEATURE!

5:00 PM   The Mummy [1932]

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

6:30 PM   The Mummy [1999]

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

November 6 | Chef

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

November 19 | The Hound of the Baskervilles [1959]

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

November 20 | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

All film synopses from midwesttapes.com.

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Growers Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Hiza   603-679-5524   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Veterans Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Study class

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_teens 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

in the McLeod Board Room  at Portsmouth Public Library

Bring a snack to share!

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

 

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Permaculture Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Antonucci   603-664-2796   
   

Group meeting.  Screening of a short film and discussion.

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

Group meeting

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday November 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writers Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson   603-812-1548   azilen48@yahoo.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

 

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

September 4 | Good Will Hunting

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

September 18 | Fault in Our Stars

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

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

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

October 9 | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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

October 23 | MUMMY DOUBLE FEATURE!

5:00 PM   The Mummy [1932]

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

6:30 PM   The Mummy [1999]

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

November 6 | Chef

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

November 19 | The Hound of the Baskervilles [1959]

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

November 20 | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

All film synopses from midwesttapes.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 15 @ 7 PM Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by Sean Moundas (UNH)

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Board meeting

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

September 4 | Good Will Hunting

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

September 18 | Fault in Our Stars

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

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

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

October 9 | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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

October 23 | MUMMY DOUBLE FEATURE!

5:00 PM   The Mummy [1932]

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

6:30 PM   The Mummy [1999]

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

November 6 | Chef

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

November 19 | The Hound of the Baskervilles [1959]

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

November 20 | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

All film synopses from midwesttapes.com.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
elect_video_camera 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Mystery Movie: Kit Kittredge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Mystery Week features "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"

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

Rated G. 101 minutes

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Mystery Week features "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"

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

Rated G. 101 minutes

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

Mystery Week features "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"

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

Rated G. 101 minutes

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday November 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
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Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library Closes at 5:00 p.m. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thanksgiving Hours:

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

Thursday, November 27         Closed

Friday, November 28               Closed

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Thanksgiving Hours:

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

Thursday, November 27         Closed

Friday, November 28               Closed

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

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Thanksgiving Hours:

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

Thursday, November 27         Closed

Friday, November 28               Closed

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
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Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

Find out more about Judy

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Wentworth Home
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Study class

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Board meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_teens 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

Group meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday December 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday December 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writers Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson   603-812-1548   azilen48@yahoo.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 15 @ 7 PM Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by Sean Moundas (UNH)

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Board meeting

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

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

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

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

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Christmas Holiday Hours:

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

Thursday, December 25         Closed

Friday, December 26              Closed

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

Christmas Holiday Hours:

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

Thursday, December 25         Closed

Friday, December 26              Closed

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

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

Christmas Holiday Hours:

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

Thursday, December 25         Closed

Friday, December 26              Closed

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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