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misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Friday July 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday July 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Puppet Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

CAROL & HER HEROIC CREW PUPPET SHOW! 

Our favorite puppet crew will be returning with new episodes for your entertainment. 

This free program is recommended for all ages! 

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
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misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time | 24 to 36 months | Tuesdays July 7, 21 and August 4 | Wednesdays July 8, 22 & August 5  | 10-10:45 am

Toddler Time engages children and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs and active games.

 Free and open to PPL members.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Managing Files & Folders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:40 AM  -  11:20 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Storyteller Simon Brooks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: youth services   603-766-1740   
   

STORYTELLER Simon Brooks | a family event for ages 5 and up

Highly acclaimed teller Simon Brooks began telling tales in 1990 and has been a professional storyteller since 2003. Born in Gloucestershire and raised in Worcester, England, Simon now resides in New London, New Hampshire, New England, New World with his family and their pets.

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

Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none Drawing with Bernice - RESCHEDULED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM So Much for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joe Galli   603-427-0907   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Meet Gutenberg, the 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 3D Printer Team     libtech@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Look for our new 3D printer, Gutenberg ("Gute") for short, out and about in the library!

See it in action, check out things we've printed, and talk to us about our new 3D Printing service, coming in April.

For more information:

Meet Gutenberg!

3D Printing at PPL

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Lobby
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Portsmouth Democratic Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Larry Drake   603-373-8517   
   

Executive Committe meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
rec_knitting 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Crochet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   
   

CROCHET | 4 workshops with Rebecca Marella | ages 8 and up | Wednesdays | 9:30-10:30 am | July 8 -29 | RSVP required

Learn to crochet by making fun projects. Materials will be provided. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up at the Youth Services desk.

 Free and open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.

Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time | 24 to 36 months | Tuesdays July 7, 21 and August 4 | Wednesdays July 8, 22 & August 5  | 10-10:45 am

Toddler Time engages children and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs and active games.

 Free and open to PPL members.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM PPLP Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM IT Summer School - Photo Editing Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TBD IT class

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
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misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time | ages 3-6 | Wednesdays July 15, 29 and August 12 | Thursdays July 9, 23, & August 6 | 10-10:45 am  | Levenson Room

Story Time engages children and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

Free and open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   766 1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Escape the heat with summer films at the library! Thursdays June – August. As always, these films are open to the public and FREE. Light refreshments are served!

Nancy Drew | June 25 | 6 PM

Nancy leaves River Heights for La-La-Land...but not to meet that guy on Smallville, as her boyfriend Ned fears. No, she's out to solve one of the greatest mysteries ever: the death of movie star Dehlia Draycott. Rated PG, 95 min.

2015 marks the 85th anniversary of Nancy Drew. During June, the library will host a Nancy Drew exhibit courtesy of local collector Susan Roman, including early and foreign editions of the books, board games, movie lobby cards, and more. Please join us after this film for a discussion with the collector!

Kingsman: The Secret Service | July 9 | 6:30 PM

Based upon the acclaimed comic book, the movie tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Rated R, 129 min.

McFarland USA | July 23 | 6:30 PM

Inspired by the 1987 true story, the movie follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California's farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White, a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Rated PG, 129 min.

Selma | August 13 | 6:30 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1964. Rated PG-13, 128 min.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | August 27 | 6:30 PM

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. Rated PG, 122 min.

All film synopses from Midwest Tapes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Seacoast Gay History Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tom Kaufhold   603-436-9517   
   

Kick off meeting to determine how to approach documenting the gay history of the NH Seacoast. 

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Atheneum and NH Historical Society.

PUBLIC IS INVITED

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday July 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM POP (Promote Our Port) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob Hassold   603-498-3266   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
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misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Saturday July 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
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_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
anim_paw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Movie: Hachi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hachi: A Dogs Tale

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Rated G. 93 minutes

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday July 12, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
ent_stage1 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bryson Lang Juggler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

JUGGLER Bryson Lang

Bryson Lang is a Comedy-Manipulator. He takes both ordinary and out-of-the-ordinary objects and literally spins them into a visual tapestry in a distinctive and dynamic way.  Bryson’s show is a ‘MUST SEE’!

 A free program for ages 4 and up.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
anim_rabbit 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time | ages 3-24 months | Tuesdays July 14 & 28 and August 11 | 10-10:45 am

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

 Free and open to PPL members.

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

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

  • Prerequisites: Microsoft Excel Basics class - or - Experience using Excel outside of class, creating formulas and basic charts in Excel, familiar with Microsoft Word.
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Toe Jam Puppet Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Toe-Jam Puppet Band

Kids and parents are encouraged to sing and dance along  as the band entertains with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun.

 A free family program.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult at all times.

Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

http://www.toejampuppetband.com/    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    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_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
rec_knitting 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Crochet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   
   

CROCHET | 4 workshops with Rebecca Marella | ages 8 and up | Wednesdays | 9:30-10:30 am | July 8 -29 | RSVP required

Learn to crochet by making fun projects. Materials will be provided. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up at the Youth Services desk.

 Free and open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.

Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time | ages 3-6 | Wednesdays July 15, 29 and August 12 | Thursdays July 9, 23, & August 6 | 10-10:45 am  | Levenson Room

Story Time engages children and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

Free and open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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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: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Games with G. Willikers! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Family Games Night with G.Willkers! | all ages | Wednesdays July 15 and August 5

Drop in AYC between 6 and 8 pm

We will host two summer evenings of family fun with Portsmouth’s ultimate “Partner in Play”, G.Willikers! Toy Shop.  Enthusiastic shop staffers will bring an assortment of new and stimulating games.

 Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM iMovie ( IT Summer School ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TBD IT class

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Pease Water Public Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim McNamara   603-610-7273   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Advanced Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
z_cust_NJ_makers.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ThinkingLab Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   
   

Thursday ThinkingLabs | ages 6 and up |

Drop in AYC between 1 and 3

Create! Build! Invent! Design! Imagine and use your skills!

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 need their adult to attend near them.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Activity Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Supervisors Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Fairy House Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Share   603-502-9065   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_familytree 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monthly Genealogy Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@lib.cityofportsmouth.com
   

Genealogy Workshops @ PPL

Summer Sessions -- 3rd Thursday of Each Month | 6-8 PM
 

The Portsmouth Public Library is pleased to continue its popular genealogy workshops throughout the Summer! Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. We hope you will join us on the third Thursday of each Summer month. Visit facebook.com/pplnh/events to view all upcoming library events!

 “Genetic Genealogy: Adding DNA to your Toolkit”

Thursday July 16 | 6-8 PM | Levenson Meeting Room

Michael Maglio, professional genealogist and member of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy, offers genealogy services through his site OriginHunters.org.  He writes about the topic on his blog OriginHunters.blogspot.com and regularly speaks at conferences and organizations.  He will discuss the use of DNA testing to determine the level of genetic relationship between individuals.  Learn about your deep ancestry or break through brick walls in your genealogy research.

ACGS -- American-Canadian Genealogical Society presentation  

Thursday August 20 | 6-8 PM | Hilton Garden Inn Room

Do you have French-Canadian, American-Canadian, or Native American-Canadian ancestry? A representative from the American-Canadian Genealogical Society Library and Research Center located in Manchester, NH, will explain, the history of the records they hold, how to use the Library which is open to the public, and tips for researching French-Canadian records.

 

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet Gutenberg, the 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 3D Printer Team     libtech@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Look for our new 3D printer, Gutenberg ("Gute") for short, out and about in the library!

See it in action, check out things we've printed, and talk to us about our new 3D Printing service, coming in April.

For more information:

Meet Gutenberg!

3D Printing at PPL

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Lobby
Friday July 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Engineers! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   
   

LEGO Engineers! | all ages | Saturdays July 18 and August 15 | Drop in between 10 am to 4 pm

We provide the LEGOs. You provide the ingenuity. Your creation will be put on display in the Children’s Room for a month!

Free and open to public families.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Sunday July 19, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Monday July 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_hammer 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mighty Maker Labs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   
   

Monday Mighty Maker Labs | ages 6 and | Drop in AYC between 1 and 3

Make a  cool project you can enjoy using at home. 

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 need their adult to attend with them.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Activity Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Camp NaNoWriMo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Write in! Join the Portsmouth Public Library at Camp NaNoWriMo in July.

Bring your laptop or notebook or legal pad and join us anytime between 3:30 and 8:30 to participate in July's Camp NaNoWriMo and prep for November. For more information, on the the Camp idea, go to: https://campnanowrimo.org/sign_in

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

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
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Tuesday July 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time | 24 to 36 months | Tuesdays July 7, 21 and August 4 | Wednesdays July 8, 22 & August 5  | 10-10:45 am

Toddler Time engages children and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs and active games.

 Free and open to PPL members.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM New England State libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
trans_plane1 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM High-Flying Heroes! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire brings High-Flying Heroes to PPL!

Watch as a real Bernoulli blower makes objects hover in the air | build and test paper flying contraptions | make a lunch sack kite to take home!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

http://www.childrens-museum.org/cmnh2010/    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Nonfiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   766 1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Nonfiction Book Discussion meets once monthly, on Tuesday at 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room. All are welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

July 21: Choose one of two!

An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
 
According to an old Chinese proverb, there's an invisible thread that connects two people who are destined to meet and influence each other's lives. With Tresniowski (The Vendetta), Schroff tells how, as a busy advertising sales executive in New York, she easily passed panhandlers every day. One day, 11-year-old Maurice's plea for spare change caused Schroff to turn around and offer to buy him lunch. Thereafter, Schroff and Maurice met for dinner each week and slowly shared their life stories.

In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving by Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy with Sally Jenkins

Those familiar with the film The Blind Side, or Michael Lewis's best-selling book, will likely already know the inspiring story of how the Tuohys took future-NFL star Michael Oher into their home and adopted him. For anyone wondering what more there might be to say about it, the answer is: plenty. In a Heartbeat finds the Tuohys attempting to determine what it was that made them reach out to the homeless African-American boy they saw walking down the street in a t-shirt and shorts on a winter's day.

 

August 18: How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson

September 15: Portsmouth Women: Madams & Matriarchs Who Shaped New Hampshire's Port City edited by Laura Pope

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
rec_knitting 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Crochet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   
   

CROCHET | 4 workshops with Rebecca Marella | ages 8 and up | Wednesdays | 9:30-10:30 am | July 8 -29 | RSVP required

Learn to crochet by making fun projects. Materials will be provided. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up at the Youth Services desk.

 Free and open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.

Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Meet Gutenberg, the 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 3D Printer Team     libtech@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Look for our new 3D printer, Gutenberg ("Gute") for short, out and about in the library!

See it in action, check out things we've printed, and talk to us about our new 3D Printing service, coming in April.

For more information:

Meet Gutenberg!

3D Printing at PPL

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Lobby
 
misc_kapow.GIF 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Come-As-A-Hero Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Dress up and come celebrate heroes...from everyday to super...there are so many to choose from!

Who will YOU come dressed as?  Heroic fun for the whole family! Have a super good time!

A free program for all ages.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:45 PM  -  8:30 PM LNA Graduation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Murtagh   603-531-0661   
   

Sponsored by the American Red Cross.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM IT Summer School -Mobile Photo Editing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TBD IT class

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday July 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Powerpoint Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

Wildlife Encounters | A family event for all ages

Get up close and personal with a variety of live critters from the wild that you might never have heard of, much less seen in real life!

 Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   766 1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Escape the heat with summer films at the library! Thursdays June – August. As always, these films are open to the public and FREE. Light refreshments are served!

Nancy Drew | June 25 | 6 PM

Nancy leaves River Heights for La-La-Land...but not to meet that guy on Smallville, as her boyfriend Ned fears. No, she's out to solve one of the greatest mysteries ever: the death of movie star Dehlia Draycott. Rated PG, 95 min.

2015 marks the 85th anniversary of Nancy Drew. During June, the library will host a Nancy Drew exhibit courtesy of local collector Susan Roman, including early and foreign editions of the books, board games, movie lobby cards, and more. Please join us after this film for a discussion with the collector!

Kingsman: The Secret Service | July 9 | 6:30 PM

Based upon the acclaimed comic book, the movie tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Rated R, 129 min.

McFarland USA | July 23 | 6:30 PM

Inspired by the 1987 true story, the movie follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California's farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White, a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Rated PG, 129 min.

Selma | August 13 | 6:30 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1964. Rated PG-13, 128 min.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | August 27 | 6:30 PM

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. Rated PG, 122 min.

All film synopses from Midwest Tapes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Seacoast Gay History Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tom Kaufhold   603-436-9517   
   

Kick off meeting to determine how to approach documenting the gay history of the NH Seacoast. 

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Atheneum and NH Historical Society.

PUBLIC IS INVITED

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday July 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Saturday July 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
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_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
anim_paw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Movie: Balto Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Balto

An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

Rated G. 78 minutes

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Sunday July 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Monday July 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Social Media Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Tuesday July 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
anim_rabbit 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time | ages 3-24 months | Tuesdays July 14 & 28 and August 11 | 10-10:45 am

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

 Free and open to PPL members.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate PowerPoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
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nat_stars 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Family Film: HOME Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Movie: Home

Newly released DVD! Rated PG. 94 minutes

Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.

Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Local 1386 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
   

Union meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Meet Gutenberg, the 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 3D Printer Team     libtech@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Look for our new 3D printer, Gutenberg ("Gute") for short, out and about in the library!

See it in action, check out things we've printed, and talk to us about our new 3D Printing service, coming in April.

For more information:

Meet Gutenberg!

3D Printing at PPL

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Lobby
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
rec_knitting 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Crochet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   
   

CROCHET | 4 workshops with Rebecca Marella | ages 8 and up | Wednesdays | 9:30-10:30 am | July 8 -29 | RSVP required

Learn to crochet by making fun projects. Materials will be provided. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up at the Youth Services desk.

 Free and open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.

Please call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time | ages 3-6 | Wednesdays July 15, 29 and August 12 | Thursdays July 9, 23, & August 6 | 10-10:45 am  | Levenson Room

Story Time engages children and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

Free and open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Outlook Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Intermediate Microsoft Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Camp NaNoWriMo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Write in! Join the Portsmouth Public Library at Camp NaNoWriMo in July.

Bring your laptop or notebook or legal pad and join us anytime between 3:30 and 8:30 to participate in July's Camp NaNoWriMo and prep for November. For more information, on the the Camp idea, go to: https://campnanowrimo.org/sign_in

 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM IT Summer School: Microsoft Publisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TBD IT class

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
z_cust_NJ_makers.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ThinkingLab Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   
   

Thursday ThinkingLabs | ages 6 and up |

Drop in AYC between 1 and 3

Create! Build! Invent! Design! Imagine and use your skills!

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 need their adult to attend near them.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Activity Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Party for Socialism & Liberation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kowalchuk   603-714-1156   mjkowalc@syr.edu
   

Meeting of people to discuss the struggle for socialism and LGBTQ libration.  Public is invited.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: ALL OVER the library!
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
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misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Saturday August 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: ALL OVER the library!
Sunday August 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Monday August 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_hammer 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mighty Maker Labs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   
   

Monday Mighty Maker Labs | ages 6 and | Drop in AYC between 1 and 3

Make a  cool project you can enjoy using at home. 

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 need their adult to attend with them.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Activity Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Tuesday August 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time | 24 to 36 months | Tuesdays July 7, 21 and August 4 | Wednesdays July 8, 22 & August 5  | 10-10:45 am

Toddler Time engages children and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs and active games.

 Free and open to PPL members.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Portsmouth Democratic Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Larry Drake   603-373-8517   
   

Executive Committe meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Toddler Time | 24 to 36 months | Tuesdays July 7, 21 and August 4 | Wednesdays July 8, 22 & August 5  | 10-10:45 am

Toddler Time engages children and their adult caregivers in fun early language activities, such as stories, finger plays, songs and active games.

 Free and open to PPL members.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Games with G. Willikers! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Family Games Night with G.Willkers! | all ages | Wednesdays July 15 and August 5

Drop in AYC between 6 and 8 pm

We will host two summer evenings of family fun with Portsmouth’s ultimate “Partner in Play”, G.Willikers! Toy Shop.  Enthusiastic shop staffers will bring an assortment of new and stimulating games.

 Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Ballou   603   debra@debraballou.com
   

Meetings are free and open to the public.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time | ages 3-6 | Wednesdays July 15, 29 and August 12 | Thursdays July 9, 23, & August 6 | 10-10:45 am  | Levenson Room

Story Time engages children and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

Free and open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Cultural Homestay International Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Blayne Mattey   207-752-2070   
   

Host family orientation

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet Gutenberg, the 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 3D Printer Team     libtech@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Look for our new 3D printer, Gutenberg ("Gute") for short, out and about in the library!

See it in action, check out things we've printed, and talk to us about our new 3D Printing service, coming in April.

For more information:

Meet Gutenberg!

3D Printing at PPL

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Lobby
Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
med_red_cross 9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies |ages 2 to 6 | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 6 - August 7 | 11 am to 12 pm

Younger children buddy with friendly reading partners (ages 10 to 16) for a very special reading time together. Pre-readers enjoy listening to stories while emergent readers may practice their reading skills. Percy, the reading buddy dog, will also be able to join us on some of the days.

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
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Saturday August 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
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_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Sunday August 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
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_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Tuesday August 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
anim_rabbit 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Lap Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time | ages 3-24 months | Tuesdays July 14 & 28 and August 11 | 10-10:45 am

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

 Free and open to PPL members.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
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misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Wednesday August 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Story Time | ages 3-6 | Wednesdays July 15, 29 and August 12 | Thursdays July 9, 23, & August 6 | 10-10:45 am  | Levenson Room

Story Time engages children and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

Free and open to PPL members.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Meet Gutenberg, the 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 3D Printer Team     libtech@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Look for our new 3D printer, Gutenberg ("Gute") for short, out and about in the library!

See it in action, check out things we've printed, and talk to us about our new 3D Printing service, coming in April.

For more information:

Meet Gutenberg!

3D Printing at PPL

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Lobby
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM OLLI Fall Preview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brinn Chute   610-4433   bchute@cityofportsmouth.com
   

OLLI Fall Preview. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

    Location: Levenson Room
 
z_cust_NJ_makers.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ThinkingLab Thursdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   
   

Thursday ThinkingLabs | ages 6 and up |

Drop in AYC between 1 and 3

Create! Build! Invent! Design! Imagine and use your skills!

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 need their adult to attend near them.

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Activity Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Fairy House Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dianne Share   603-436-5641   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   766 1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Escape the heat with summer films at the library! Thursdays June – August. As always, these films are open to the public and FREE. Light refreshments are served!

Nancy Drew | June 25 | 6 PM

Nancy leaves River Heights for La-La-Land...but not to meet that guy on Smallville, as her boyfriend Ned fears. No, she's out to solve one of the greatest mysteries ever: the death of movie star Dehlia Draycott. Rated PG, 95 min.

2015 marks the 85th anniversary of Nancy Drew. During June, the library will host a Nancy Drew exhibit courtesy of local collector Susan Roman, including early and foreign editions of the books, board games, movie lobby cards, and more. Please join us after this film for a discussion with the collector!

Kingsman: The Secret Service | July 9 | 6:30 PM

Based upon the acclaimed comic book, the movie tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Rated R, 129 min.

McFarland USA | July 23 | 6:30 PM

Inspired by the 1987 true story, the movie follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California's farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White, a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Rated PG, 129 min.

Selma | August 13 | 6:30 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1964. Rated PG-13, 128 min.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | August 27 | 6:30 PM

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. Rated PG, 122 min.

All film synopses from Midwest Tapes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday August 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Saturday August 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Summer Reading Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   1-603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs anytime after June 22 at the Youth Services desk. Programs end on August 22nd:

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! | ages 5 up | Receive a reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading. Bring your log to the Hero Headquarters summer reading store.  For every hour you read you will earn one coupon to spend in the store. You may do the program for as long as you choose and earn a maximum of 50 coupons.

UNMASK!  | For older kids (entering grade 6 and up)| The challenge is to read books — your choice — in 5 different categories. Prizes will be awarded upon completion.

SIDEKICKS  | ages 3 to 5 |  A summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Sign up and receive an activity log at the Youth Services Desk.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM LEGO Engineers! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   
   

LEGO Engineers! | all ages | Saturdays July 18 and August 15 | Drop in between 10 am to 4 pm

We provide the LEGOs. You provide the ingenuity. Your creation will be put on display in the Children’s Room for a month!

Free and open to public families.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Monday August 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
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misc_hammer 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mighty Maker Labs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   
   

Monday Mighty Maker Labs | ages 6 and | Drop in AYC between 1 and 3

Make a  cool project you can enjoy using at home. 

Free and open to PPL members. Children under 10 need their adult to attend with them.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Activity Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Tuesday August 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Meet Gutenberg, the 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 3D Printer Team     libtech@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Look for our new 3D printer, Gutenberg ("Gute") for short, out and about in the library!

See it in action, check out things we've printed, and talk to us about our new 3D Printing service, coming in April.

For more information:

Meet Gutenberg!

3D Printing at PPL

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Lobby
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Nonfiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   766 1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Nonfiction Book Discussion meets once monthly, on Tuesday at 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room. All are welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

July 21: Choose one of two!

An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski

In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving by Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy with Sally Jenkins

 

August 18: How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson

In this fascinating book, Johnson (Where Good Ideas Come From) presents a “history of ideas and innovation,” focusing on six important technical and scientific innovations that have shaped the modern world but that we often take for granted. The book reveals what Johnson calls “the hummingbird effect,” when “an innovation... in one field ends up triggering changes that seem to belong to a different domain altogether.” We learn how Gutenberg’s press created a market for spectacles, which, in turn, led to the development of the microscope, the telescope, and the camera; how muckrakers were empowered by flash photography in the Progressive Era; and how the modern advertising business has roots in the germ theory of disease.

 

September 15: Portsmouth Women: Madams & Matriarchs Who Shaped New Hampshire's Port City edited by Laura Pope

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday August 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_familytree 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monthly Genealogy Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@lib.cityofportsmouth.com
   

Genealogy Workshops @ PPL

Summer Sessions -- 3rd Thursday of Each Month | 6-8 PM
 

The Portsmouth Public Library is pleased to continue its popular genealogy workshops throughout the Summer! Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. We hope you will join us on the third Thursday of each Summer month. Visit facebook.com/pplnh/events to view all upcoming library events!

ACGS -- American-Canadian Genealogical Society presentation  
Thursday August 20 | 6-8 PM | Hilton Garden Inn Room

Do you have French-Canadian, American-Canadian, or Native American-Canadian ancestry? A representative from the American-Canadian Genealogical Society Library and Research Center located in Manchester, NH, will explain the history of the records they hold, how to use the Library which is open to the public, and tips for researching French-Canadian records.

 

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday August 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 12:45 PM  -  2:15 PM SATYA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rochelle Jewell   603-512-4516   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday August 22, 2015 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  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hero Headquarters Open Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LAST DAY! Hero Headquarters | Summer Reading Store |  July 6 to August 22 |

A reading-incentive store. Part of the Summer Reading Program - sign up if you haven't already! One hour of reading earns a  coupon to spend in the Hero Headquarters. A great variety of items (mostly donated) make for a fun shopping experience for kids!  Donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition are welcome (no clothing, please).

 Free and open to PPL youth members ages 5+

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Monday August 24, 2015 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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nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Local 1386 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
   

Union meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday August 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet Gutenberg, the 3D Printer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 3D Printer Team     libtech@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Look for our new 3D printer, Gutenberg ("Gute") for short, out and about in the library!

See it in action, check out things we've printed, and talk to us about our new 3D Printing service, coming in April.

For more information:

Meet Gutenberg!

3D Printing at PPL

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Lobby
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   766 1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Escape the heat with summer films at the library! Thursdays June – August. As always, these films are open to the public and FREE. Light refreshments are served!

Nancy Drew | June 25 | 6 PM

Nancy leaves River Heights for La-La-Land...but not to meet that guy on Smallville, as her boyfriend Ned fears. No, she's out to solve one of the greatest mysteries ever: the death of movie star Dehlia Draycott. Rated PG, 95 min.

2015 marks the 85th anniversary of Nancy Drew. During June, the library will host a Nancy Drew exhibit courtesy of local collector Susan Roman, including early and foreign editions of the books, board games, movie lobby cards, and more. Please join us after this film for a discussion with the collector!

Kingsman: The Secret Service | July 9 | 6:30 PM

Based upon the acclaimed comic book, the movie tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Rated R, 129 min.

McFarland USA | July 23 | 6:30 PM

Inspired by the 1987 true story, the movie follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California's farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White, a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Rated PG, 129 min.

Selma | August 13 | 6:30 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1964. Rated PG-13, 128 min.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | August 27 | 6:30 PM

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. Rated PG, 122 min.

All film synopses from Midwest Tapes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday August 29, 2015 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 August 31, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday September 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday September 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Ballou   603   debra@debraballou.com
   

Meetings are free and open to the public.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Fairy House Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dianne Share   603-436-5641   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Seacoast Camera Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Thompsen   603-440-5445   
   

Group meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Citywide Neighborhood Steering Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cristy Cardoso   603-512-3634   
   

General meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday September 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Seacoast Mothers' Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-502-8082   
   

CPR class for members only

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday September 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM NH Alliance for Retired Americans (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lucy Edwards   603-312-6049   
   

Board meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday September 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM NH Weavers' Guild Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Lincoln   207-442-8701   lwlrwl@gwi.net
   

Board meeting.  Officers and committee heads planing fall meetings.

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday September 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Consumer Advocates of NE (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Chamberlin   603-271-1172   
   

Organizational meeting

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_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.

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Long Term Care Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Westinghouse   603-334-6594   
   

Informational workshop on planning for our aging parents.

Sponsored by Rockingham ServiceLink

Public is invited.

http://www.rockinghamservicelink.com    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Nonfiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   766 1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Nonfiction Book Discussion meets once monthly, on Tuesday at 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room. All are welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

July 21: Choose one of two!

An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski

In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving by Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy with Sally Jenkins

August 18: How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson

September 15: Portsmouth Women: Madams & Matriarchs Who Shaped New Hampshire's Port City edited by Laura Pope

In the history of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, countless women rose above a rigid society to make their marks on the seaport city. In the eighteenth century, Allice Shannon Hight became a successful tavern keeper, outliving two husbands and providing for ten children. Others flourished in more scandalous ventures, like Alta Roberts, otherwise known as the Black Mystery of Portsmouth--always donned in black, she operated a successful brothel at the Roberts House Saloon in the nineteenth century. Even greater achievements would come in later years from the likes of Mary Carey Dondero, who became one of the first women elected mayor in New England. This collection of essays, compiled by author and historian Laura Pope, celebrates the victories--large and small--of Portsmouth's notable women.

 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM NH Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tina Kasim   603-271-8444   
   

Export Control Reform update.  Hosted by the International Trade Resource Center.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked
    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
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Fairy House Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dianne Share   603-436-5641   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Gould Academy (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Andreozzi   207-357-4800   
   

Introduction for prospective students and their parents.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday September 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mental Health First Aid Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa LeBrun   603-944-2093   mlebrun.naminh.com
   

Community training on responding to persons with mental illness.  Two part series with a 3 year certification when completed.

Sponsored by NAMI

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
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Sunday September 20, 2015 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
 
misc_familytree 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday September 21, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday September 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Local 1386 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
   

Union meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Seacoast Camera Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Thompsen   603-440-5445   
   

Group meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday September 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Capital Improvement Plan Process Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenna Woodman   603-610-1496   
   

Public Meeting.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday September 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Mental Health First Aid Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa LeBrun   603-944-2093   mlebrun.naminh.com
   

Community training on responding to persons with mental illness.  Two part series with a 3 year certification when completed.

Sponsored by NAMI

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
Monday September 28, 2015 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_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Social Media Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday September 29, 2015 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.  Public is invited.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday September 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Seacoast Mothers' Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-502-8082   
   

Mother/Parent Nutrition Class (members only)

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday October 3, 2015 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 October 5, 2015 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
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday October 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday October 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Ballou   603   debra@debraballou.com
   

Meetings are free and open to the public.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday October 10, 2015 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 October 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden 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.

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday October 13, 2015 Go To Top
anim_parrot1.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday October 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday October 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM NAMI (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa LeBrun   603-944-2093   
   

Community meeting

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday October 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: youth services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Our Seacoast Storytellers return for another special afternoon of tales.  This time our tellers want to share their favorites for the younger crowd.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_familytree 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday October 19, 2015 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 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.

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday October 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Nonfiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   766 1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Nonfiction Book Discussion meets once monthly, on Tuesday at 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room. All are welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

July 21: Choose one of two!

An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
 
According to an old Chinese proverb, there's an invisible thread that connects two people who are destined to meet and influence each other's lives. With Tresniowski (The Vendetta), Schroff tells how, as a busy advertising sales executive in New York, she easily passed panhandlers every day. One day, 11-year-old Maurice's plea for spare change caused Schroff to turn around and offer to buy him lunch. Thereafter, Schroff and Maurice met for dinner each week and slowly shared their life stories.

In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving by Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy with Sally Jenkins

Those familiar with the film The Blind Side, or Michael Lewis's best-selling book, will likely already know the inspiring story of how the Tuohys took future-NFL star Michael Oher into their home and adopted him. For anyone wondering what more there might be to say about it, the answer is: plenty. In a Heartbeat finds the Tuohys attempting to determine what it was that made them reach out to the homeless African-American boy they saw walking down the street in a t-shirt and shorts on a winter's day.

August 18: How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson

In this fascinating book, Johnson (Where Good Ideas Come From) presents a “history of ideas and innovation,” focusing on six important technical and scientific innovations that have shaped the modern world but that we often take for granted. The book reveals what Johnson calls “the hummingbird effect,” when “an innovation... in one field ends up triggering changes that seem to belong to a different domain altogether.” We learn how Gutenberg’s press created a market for spectacles, which, in turn, led to the development of the microscope, the telescope, and the camera; how muckrakers were empowered by flash photography in the Progressive Era; and how the modern advertising business has roots in the germ theory of disease.

September 15: Portsmouth Women: Madams & Matriarchs Who Shaped New Hampshire's Port City edited by Laura Pope

In the history of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, countless women rose above a rigid society to make their marks on the seaport city. In the eighteenth century, Allice Shannon Hight became a successful tavern keeper, outliving two husbands and providing for ten children. Others flourished in more scandalous ventures, like Alta Roberts, otherwise known as the Black Mystery of Portsmouth--always donned in black, she operated a successful brothel at the Roberts House Saloon in the nineteenth century. Even greater achievements would come in later years from the likes of Mary Carey Dondero, who became one of the first women elected mayor in New England. This collection of essays, compiled by author and historian Laura Pope, celebrates the victories--large and small--of Portsmouth's notable women.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday October 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday October 24, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday October 26, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday October 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Local 1386 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
   

Union meeting

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

Infertility peer support group.  Public is invited.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday October 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday October 31, 2015 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 2, 2015 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
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Tuesday November 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday November 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Ballou   603   debra@debraballou.com
   

Meetings are free and open to the public.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday November 7, 2015 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 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.

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden 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.

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 10, 2015 Go To Top
elect_camera 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday November 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Veterans' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday November 14, 2015 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 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_familytree 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday November 16, 2015 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
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Local 1386 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
   

Union meeting

    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: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Nonfiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   766 1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Nonfiction Book Discussion meets once monthly, on Tuesday at 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room. All are welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

July 21: Choose one of two!

An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
 
According to an old Chinese proverb, there's an invisible thread that connects two people who are destined to meet and influence each other's lives. With Tresniowski (The Vendetta), Schroff tells how, as a busy advertising sales executive in New York, she easily passed panhandlers every day. One day, 11-year-old Maurice's plea for spare change caused Schroff to turn around and offer to buy him lunch. Thereafter, Schroff and Maurice met for dinner each week and slowly shared their life stories.

In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving by Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy with Sally Jenkins

Those familiar with the film The Blind Side, or Michael Lewis's best-selling book, will likely already know the inspiring story of how the Tuohys took future-NFL star Michael Oher into their home and adopted him. For anyone wondering what more there might be to say about it, the answer is: plenty. In a Heartbeat finds the Tuohys attempting to determine what it was that made them reach out to the homeless African-American boy they saw walking down the street in a t-shirt and shorts on a winter's day.

August 18: How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson

In this fascinating book, Johnson (Where Good Ideas Come From) presents a “history of ideas and innovation,” focusing on six important technical and scientific innovations that have shaped the modern world but that we often take for granted. The book reveals what Johnson calls “the hummingbird effect,” when “an innovation... in one field ends up triggering changes that seem to belong to a different domain altogether.” We learn how Gutenberg’s press created a market for spectacles, which, in turn, led to the development of the microscope, the telescope, and the camera; how muckrakers were empowered by flash photography in the Progressive Era; and how the modern advertising business has roots in the germ theory of disease.

September 15: Portsmouth Women: Madams & Matriarchs Who Shaped New Hampshire's Port City edited by Laura Pope

In the history of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, countless women rose above a rigid society to make their marks on the seaport city. In the eighteenth century, Allice Shannon Hight became a successful tavern keeper, outliving two husbands and providing for ten children. Others flourished in more scandalous ventures, like Alta Roberts, otherwise known as the Black Mystery of Portsmouth--always donned in black, she operated a successful brothel at the Roberts House Saloon in the nineteenth century. Even greater achievements would come in later years from the likes of Mary Carey Dondero, who became one of the first women elected mayor in New England. This collection of essays, compiled by author and historian Laura Pope, celebrates the victories--large and small--of Portsmouth's notable women.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday November 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Saturday November 21, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paul Noyes   603-770-2987   
   

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. For people affected by suicide loss to gather for support.

 

 Public is invited.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday November 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Social Media Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Seacoast Camera Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Thompsen   603-440-5445   
   

Group meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday November 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The Library closes at 5:00 p.m. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday November 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is closed for Thanksgiving Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday November 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday November 28, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Monday November 30, 2015 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
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday December 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday December 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday December 5, 2015 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 7, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday December 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday December 12, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Monday December 14, 2015 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
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday December 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Nonfiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   766 1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Nonfiction Book Discussion meets once monthly, on Tuesday at 7 PM in the Hilton Garden Room. All are welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out with your PPL card.

July 21: Choose one of two!

An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
 
According to an old Chinese proverb, there's an invisible thread that connects two people who are destined to meet and influence each other's lives. With Tresniowski (The Vendetta), Schroff tells how, as a busy advertising sales executive in New York, she easily passed panhandlers every day. One day, 11-year-old Maurice's plea for spare change caused Schroff to turn around and offer to buy him lunch. Thereafter, Schroff and Maurice met for dinner each week and slowly shared their life stories.

In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving by Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy with Sally Jenkins

Those familiar with the film The Blind Side, or Michael Lewis's best-selling book, will likely already know the inspiring story of how the Tuohys took future-NFL star Michael Oher into their home and adopted him. For anyone wondering what more there might be to say about it, the answer is: plenty. In a Heartbeat finds the Tuohys attempting to determine what it was that made them reach out to the homeless African-American boy they saw walking down the street in a t-shirt and shorts on a winter's day.

August 18: How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson

In this fascinating book, Johnson (Where Good Ideas Come From) presents a “history of ideas and innovation,” focusing on six important technical and scientific innovations that have shaped the modern world but that we often take for granted. The book reveals what Johnson calls “the hummingbird effect,” when “an innovation... in one field ends up triggering changes that seem to belong to a different domain altogether.” We learn how Gutenberg’s press created a market for spectacles, which, in turn, led to the development of the microscope, the telescope, and the camera; how muckrakers were empowered by flash photography in the Progressive Era; and how the modern advertising business has roots in the germ theory of disease.

September 15: Portsmouth Women: Madams & Matriarchs Who Shaped New Hampshire's Port City edited by Laura Pope

In the history of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, countless women rose above a rigid society to make their marks on the seaport city. In the eighteenth century, Allice Shannon Hight became a successful tavern keeper, outliving two husbands and providing for ten children. Others flourished in more scandalous ventures, like Alta Roberts, otherwise known as the Black Mystery of Portsmouth--always donned in black, she operated a successful brothel at the Roberts House Saloon in the nineteenth century. Even greater achievements would come in later years from the likes of Mary Carey Dondero, who became one of the first women elected mayor in New England. This collection of essays, compiled by author and historian Laura Pope, celebrates the victories--large and small--of Portsmouth's notable women.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday December 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday December 19, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday December 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_familytree 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday December 21, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday December 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday December 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The Library closes at 5:00 p.m. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday December 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is closed for Christmas Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday December 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is closed for the Christmas Holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
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 28, 2015 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
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday December 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Local 1386 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
   

Union meeting

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

Infertility peer support group.  Public is invited.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday December 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Stitches Needlework Group offers an open space to knit, crochet, embroider or work on other lapwork every Wednesday from 10-12. Pick up tips and share projects. All skill levels and all ages welcome!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The Library closes at 5:00 p.m. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Monday January 11, 2016 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.

Titles to be announced.

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.

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday January 12, 2016 Go To Top
anim_parrot1.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday January 13, 2016 Go To Top
anim_parrot1.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday January 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_familytree 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday January 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Monday February 8, 2016 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.

Titles to be announced.

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.

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday February 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Monday March 14, 2016 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.

Titles to be announced.

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.

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday March 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Monday April 11, 2016 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.

Titles to be announced.

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.

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday April 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Monday May 9, 2016 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.

Titles to be announced.

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.

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday May 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Monday June 13, 2016 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.

Titles to be announced.

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.

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday June 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Monday July 11, 2016 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.

Titles to be announced.

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.

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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