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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 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 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
 
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_space_shuttle 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rockets to the Rescue! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Challenge yourself to a new mission! Imagine a horrible storm has stranded a city without any roads- your task is to get food, medicine and supplies to the stranded city as quickly as possible! How will you do it?! Rockets to the Rescue!

Join Rick Alleva and Joe Drake from UNH Cooperative Extension/4-H to learn about rocket design, build your own and test it!   Check it out: www.youtu.be/teCpdzBTrdw

Space is limited- SIGN UP at Youth Services is required!

For ages 10-14 years old.

This program is free and sign up is open to PPL members.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library.

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
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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
 
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 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
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us to explore new challenges and worlds using the Minecraft.Edu software! We will try a new challenge each week and meet new friends who also enjoy Minecraft!

For grades 4+

SIGN UP required at Youth Services

Wednesday August 5th 2-4pm

Tuesday August 11th 2-4pm

Thursday August 20th 2-4pm

Hilton Garden Room 

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    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 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
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elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Basics: Getting started with computers IT Summer School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For you IF you:

  • have never used a computer before.
  • used a computer when there were punch cards.
  • used a computer from Atari.
  • once used a typewriter.

OR you are afraid of breaking your family's computer. Or worry something will blow up.

AND you want some very basic skills (turning the computer on and off, using a mouse with ease, understanding what an application, an operating system or other strange terms mean) before you tackle the Internet and eMail.

Join us for a totally simple, completely beginner-level class with NO STRESS. Really. Come have fun.

    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 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
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
 
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   
   

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 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
 
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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med_red_cross 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Red Cross Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   766 1711   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Patients don’t get a summer holiday or vacation from needing blood and platelets.

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion

Give blood at the library! 

Appointments are recommended.  Please schedule online at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

All presenting donors will receive a coupon for $2.50 OFF Turkey Hill All Natural Gelato! All presenting donors are eligible. Incentives are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
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
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Verterans for Performing Arts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jonathan Hoar   603-969-5666   
   

Open auditions for second season.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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 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 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
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us to explore new challenges and worlds using the Minecraft.Edu software! We will try a new challenge each week and meet new friends who also enjoy Minecraft!

For grades 4+

SIGN UP required at Youth Services

Wednesday August 5th 2-4pm

Tuesday August 11th 2-4pm

Thursday August 20th 2-4pm

Hilton Garden Room 

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

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
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 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
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM eMail Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
Creating and using a free Google email account, including choosing a unique email address and password, composing and sending email messages, attaching files to email messages, reading and replying to incoming email, and storing email addresses in a personal address book
  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or-
    familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses
- See more at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#geCreating and using a free Google email account, including choosing a unique email address and password, composing and sending email messages, attaching files to email messages, reading and replying to incoming email, and storing email addresses in a personal address book

    Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or-
    familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses
 
Creating and using a free Google email account, including choosing a unique email address and password, composing and sending email messages, attaching files to email messages, reading and replying to incoming email, and storing email addresses in a personal address book
  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or-
    familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses
- See more at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#ge
Creating and using a free Google email account, including choosing a unique email address and password, composing and sending email messages, attaching files to email messages, reading and replying to incoming email, and storing email addresses in a personal address book
  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or-
    familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses
- See more at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#ge
Creating and using a free Google email account, including choosing a unique email address and password, composing and sending email messages, attaching files to email messages, reading and replying to incoming email, and storing email addresses in a personal address book
  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or-
    familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses
- See more at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#ge
Creating and using a free Google email account, including choosing a unique email address and password, composing and sending email messages, attaching files to email messages, reading and replying to incoming email, and storing email addresses in a personal address book
  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or-
    familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses
- See more at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#ge
Creating and using a free Google email account, including choosing a unique email address and password, composing and sending email messages, attaching files to email messages, reading and replying to incoming email, and storing email addresses in a personal address book
  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or-
    familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses
- See more at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#ge
Creating and using a free Google email account, including choosing a unique email address and password, composing and sending email messages, attaching files to email messages, reading and replying to incoming email, and storing email addresses in a personal address book
  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or-
    familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses
- See more at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#ge
Creating and using a free Google email account, including choosing a unique email address and password, composing and sending email messages, attaching files to email messages, reading and replying to incoming email, and storing email addresses in a personal address book
  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or-
    familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses
- See more at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#ge
Creating and using a free Google email account, including choosing a unique email address and password, composing and sending email messages, attaching files to email messages, reading and replying to incoming email, and storing email addresses in a personal address book
  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or-
    familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses
- See more at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#ge
Creating and using a free Google email account, including choosing a unique email address and password, composing and sending email messages, attaching files to email messages, reading and replying to incoming email, and storing email addresses in a personal address book
  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or-
    familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses
- See more at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#ge
Creating and using a free Google email account, including choosing a unique email address and password, composing and sending email messages, attaching files to email messages, reading and replying to incoming email, and storing email addresses in a personal address book
  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or-
    familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses
- See more at: http://cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#ge

Create and use a free Google email account, (or just practice with one of ours); learn about:

  • choosing a unique email address and password,
  • composing and sending email messages,
  • attaching files to email messages,
  • reading and replying to incoming email, and
  • storing email addresses in a personal address book

Prerequisites: Computer Basics class and Internet class -or- familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse, getting online and entering Web addresses

 

    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
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM PPLP Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Room Booked
    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 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 10 Internet Skills you need now: IT Summer School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you new to the Internet? or a comfortable but infrequent "surfer"? Join us for some tips and tricks to work effectively "on the Web", keep yourself and your identity safe and more.

    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
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM iPads & Tablets for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

New to Ipads? Have a Galaxy? Just received a new Kindle Fire? Whatever your tablet format, bring it in for a look at the similarities and differences and what makes a tablet great.

    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
 
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
 
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_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
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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
 
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
 
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 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 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
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_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 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
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 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
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    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
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Facebook: IT Summer School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

FACEBOOK
Want to keep in touch with friends and family? Interested in knowing about Facebook but don't know how it works? Join us for an introduction to this widely used social networking service where you'll learn how to: set up an account and edit your Facebook profile; select privacy settings; find and add friends; discover and use fun apps; and delete an account.

Prerequisites: Must be comfortable using the keyboard and mouse and have basic knowledge of using the Internet. In order to create a new Facebook account while at the class, you must have a working email address that can be accessed online from the library

- See more at: http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#facebook

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel Charts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

  • Prerequisites: Microsoft Excel Basics class - or - Experience using Excel outside of class, creating formulas and basic charts in Excel, familiarity with Microsoft Word.
    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  -  4:00 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us to explore new challenges and worlds using the Minecraft.Edu software! We will try a new challenge each week and meet new friends who also enjoy Minecraft!

For grades 4+

SIGN UP required at Youth Services

Wednesday August 5th 2-4pm

Tuesday August 11th 2-4pm

Thursday August 20th 2-4pm

Hilton Garden Room 

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

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
 
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
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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 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: 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
 
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
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Microsoft Word Basics, part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Microsoft Word Basics (parts 1 & 2) : Learn how to create, save and print word processing documents, including using editing shortcuts, formatting lists, checking spelling and grammar and using Word toolbars. The class will also include discussion of how to save and organize files. The class is split into two parts because there is too much to cover in one 90-minute class. Both parts are intended for beginners.

Prerequisites: Computer Basics 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
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Microsoft Access Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM


Learn basic database design and development concepts and skills including creating tables and forms, entering and editing data, creating queries, generating reports, establishing table relationships and more

Prerequisites: Microsoft Excel Basics class - or - Experience using Access and Excel outside of class

- See more at: http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm#word

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 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
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Nature Conservancy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sydney Allen   603-224-5853 x10   
   

Gulf of Maine Fisheries Action Team meeting.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
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
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Internet Basics I 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

  • Internet Basics I: Introduction to the Internet, including getting online, understanding basic terminology, toolbar buttons in Internet Explorer, using search sites, evaluating Web sites and online information, using intermediate and advanced online tools and search features
    • Prerequisites: Computer Basics class -or- familiarity with the mouse, including highlighting, copying, and pasting
    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
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elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Google Apps: IT Summer School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Google Apps is a package of free online tools that can help make your life easier. Take this class and learn:

-  how to create events on your calendar directly from an email.

- how to create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

- the basics about Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs/Drive, and Google Keep.

This class is useful to anyone who wants to learn more about online tools, but it is especially useful for parents and students in school. Nowadays many school children are required to use Google Drive to receive and submit homework assignments.

Prerequisite: comfort using a computer is expected. Experience using the Internet is helpful.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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

Microsoft Outlook is a productivity tool that tracks email, calendar, tasks and contacts and is part of the Microsoft Office suite of products. This class covers the basics in the four core functions including how to send, receive, forward and organize email; set up appointments and meetings; track contact information as lists or business cards; and create one-time or repeating tasks.

Prerequisite: familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word or Excel)

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bicycle Safety Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Juliet Walker   610-7296   
   

Open to the public.  Sponsored by the City of Portsmouth.

    Location: Hilton Garden 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
 
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  -  8:30 PM 6-16 Congress St. Condo Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Sabin   603-674-2359   
   

HOA meeting.

    Location: Hilton Garden 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 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
 
elect_computer1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Microsoft Word Basics, Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Microsoft Word Basics (parts 1 & 2) : Learn how to create, save and print word processing documents, including using editing shortcuts, formatting lists, checking spelling and grammar and using Word toolbars. The class will also include discussion of how to save and organize files. The class is split into two parts because there is too much to cover in one 90-minute class. Both parts are intended for beginners.

  • Prerequisites: Computer Basics 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
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
 
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 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 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: Levenson Community 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 Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday 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 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: Levenson Community 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 8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Harbour Place Condo Assoc. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Sabin   603-674-2359   
   

Annual meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden 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 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
Sunday September 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM PS21 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Doug Roberts   603-431-1925   
   

Organizational meeting.

    Location: MacLeod Board 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
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lib_book3 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. 

There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 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.

September 14: Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz

In her impressive fourth novel, Schwarz (Drowning Ruth) illuminates the difficult lives led by lighthouse keepers in the late 1890s. Well-schooled Trudy (Gertrude) Schroeder abandons both her well-ordered life as a teacher in Milwaukee, Wis., and her engagement to childhood friend Ernst Dettweiler after she falls for and marries his cousin, Oskar Swann. An unconventional dreamer, Oskar decides to move to California to work in a lighthouse.

October 19:  The Girls by Lori Lansens

Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen are linked at the side of the head, with separate brains and bodies. Born in a small town outside Toronto in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey, a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled. She raises them in Leaford, Ontario, where, at age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story…

November 9: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars, cutting to the important matters that letter writers struggle to put into just the right words. In 1912, young poet Mrs. Elspeth Dunn, who has never left Scotland’s Isle of Skye because of her fear of boats, receives her first fan letter from David Graham, a college student in Urbana, Ill. They begin a long correspondence.

All synopses from Publisher’s Weekly.

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
 
lib_book3 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.

There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 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.

September 14: Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz

In her impressive fourth novel, Schwarz (Drowning Ruth) illuminates the difficult lives led by lighthouse keepers in the late 1890s. Well-schooled Trudy (Gertrude) Schroeder abandons both her well-ordered life as a teacher in Milwaukee, Wis., and her engagement to childhood friend Ernst Dettweiler after she falls for and marries his cousin, Oskar Swann. An unconventional dreamer, Oskar decides to move to California to work in a lighthouse.

October 19:  The Girls by Lori Lansens

Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen are linked at the side of the head, with separate brains and bodies. Born in a small town outside Toronto in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey, a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled. She raises them in Leaford, Ontario, where, at age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story…

November 9: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars, cutting to the important matters that letter writers struggle to put into just the right words. In 1912, young poet Mrs. Elspeth Dunn, who has never left Scotland’s Isle of Skye because of her fear of boats, receives her first fan letter from David Graham, a college student in Urbana, Ill. They begin a long correspondence.

All synopses from Publisher’s Weekly.
 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM 6th Grade Parents' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrea St. Jean   603-373-0337   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 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

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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community 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 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  -  4:00 PM OEA Grant Training (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nathaniel Nelson   603-271-8444   
   

Group meeting.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 6:00 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 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Kelsea   603-230-4104   
    Location: Hilton Garden 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_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Gould Academy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Andreozzi   207-824-7780   
   

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

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked
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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 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: Levenson Community 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
Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community 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
Sunday September 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
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 Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community 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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community 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 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: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Room Booked
 
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
Sunday October 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
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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 Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday October 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    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_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
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 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
 
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: Levenson Community 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
Thursday October 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community 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
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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 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: Levenson Community 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
Thursday October 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson 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
 
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
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lib_book3 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. 

There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 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.

September 14: Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz

In her impressive fourth novel, Schwarz (Drowning Ruth) illuminates the difficult lives led by lighthouse keepers in the late 1890s. Well-schooled Trudy (Gertrude) Schroeder abandons both her well-ordered life as a teacher in Milwaukee, Wis., and her engagement to childhood friend Ernst Dettweiler after she falls for and marries his cousin, Oskar Swann. An unconventional dreamer, Oskar decides to move to California to work in a lighthouse.

October 19:  The Girls by Lori Lansens

Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen are linked at the side of the head, with separate brains and bodies. Born in a small town outside Toronto in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey, a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled. She raises them in Leaford, Ontario, where, at age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story…

November 9: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars, cutting to the important matters that letter writers struggle to put into just the right words. In 1912, young poet Mrs. Elspeth Dunn, who has never left Scotland’s Isle of Skye because of her fear of boats, receives her first fan letter from David Graham, a college student in Urbana, Ill. They begin a long correspondence.

All synopses from Publisher’s Weekly.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_book3 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.

There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 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.

September 14: Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz

In her impressive fourth novel, Schwarz (Drowning Ruth) illuminates the difficult lives led by lighthouse keepers in the late 1890s. Well-schooled Trudy (Gertrude) Schroeder abandons both her well-ordered life as a teacher in Milwaukee, Wis., and her engagement to childhood friend Ernst Dettweiler after she falls for and marries his cousin, Oskar Swann. An unconventional dreamer, Oskar decides to move to California to work in a lighthouse.

October 19:  The Girls by Lori Lansens

Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen are linked at the side of the head, with separate brains and bodies. Born in a small town outside Toronto in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey, a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled. She raises them in Leaford, Ontario, where, at age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story…

November 9: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars, cutting to the important matters that letter writers struggle to put into just the right words. In 1912, young poet Mrs. Elspeth Dunn, who has never left Scotland’s Isle of Skye because of her fear of boats, receives her first fan letter from David Graham, a college student in Urbana, Ill. They begin a long correspondence.

All synopses from Publisher’s Weekly.
 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Buddhist Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Avi Magidoff   603-531-3130   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday October 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM 6th Grade Parents' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrea St. Jean   603-373-0337   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 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 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: Levenson Community 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
Thursday October 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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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 Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Buddhist Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Avi Magidoff   603-531-3130   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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 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: 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 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
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nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 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 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: Levenson Community 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
Thursday November 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community 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
lib_book3 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. 

There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 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.

September 14: Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz

In her impressive fourth novel, Schwarz (Drowning Ruth) illuminates the difficult lives led by lighthouse keepers in the late 1890s. Well-schooled Trudy (Gertrude) Schroeder abandons both her well-ordered life as a teacher in Milwaukee, Wis., and her engagement to childhood friend Ernst Dettweiler after she falls for and marries his cousin, Oskar Swann. An unconventional dreamer, Oskar decides to move to California to work in a lighthouse.

October 19:  The Girls by Lori Lansens

Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen are linked at the side of the head, with separate brains and bodies. Born in a small town outside Toronto in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey, a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled. She raises them in Leaford, Ontario, where, at age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story…

November 9: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars, cutting to the important matters that letter writers struggle to put into just the right words. In 1912, young poet Mrs. Elspeth Dunn, who has never left Scotland’s Isle of Skye because of her fear of boats, receives her first fan letter from David Graham, a college student in Urbana, Ill. They begin a long correspondence.

All synopses from Publisher’s Weekly.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_book3 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.

There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 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.

September 14: Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz

In her impressive fourth novel, Schwarz (Drowning Ruth) illuminates the difficult lives led by lighthouse keepers in the late 1890s. Well-schooled Trudy (Gertrude) Schroeder abandons both her well-ordered life as a teacher in Milwaukee, Wis., and her engagement to childhood friend Ernst Dettweiler after she falls for and marries his cousin, Oskar Swann. An unconventional dreamer, Oskar decides to move to California to work in a lighthouse.

October 19:  The Girls by Lori Lansens

Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen are linked at the side of the head, with separate brains and bodies. Born in a small town outside Toronto in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey, a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled. She raises them in Leaford, Ontario, where, at age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story…

November 9: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars, cutting to the important matters that letter writers struggle to put into just the right words. In 1912, young poet Mrs. Elspeth Dunn, who has never left Scotland’s Isle of Skye because of her fear of boats, receives her first fan letter from David Graham, a college student in Urbana, Ill. They begin a long correspondence.

All synopses from Publisher’s Weekly.
 

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
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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
 
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
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM LANES (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Roe   860-844-0049   
   

Board meeting of storytelling group

http://www.LANES.org    
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Buddhist Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Avi Magidoff   603-531-3130   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday November 15, 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 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 Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 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
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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 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: Levenson Community 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
Thursday November 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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 Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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
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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
 
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: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday December 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 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: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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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 Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday December 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Peace of Mind Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community 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 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: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     info@portsmouthwritersgroup.org
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday December 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
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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: Levenson Community 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 Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday December 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
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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 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
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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 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: Levenson Community 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
Monday January 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 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. 

There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 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.

September 14: Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz

In her impressive fourth novel, Schwarz (Drowning Ruth) illuminates the difficult lives led by lighthouse keepers in the late 1890s. Well-schooled Trudy (Gertrude) Schroeder abandons both her well-ordered life as a teacher in Milwaukee, Wis., and her engagement to childhood friend Ernst Dettweiler after she falls for and marries his cousin, Oskar Swann. An unconventional dreamer, Oskar decides to move to California to work in a lighthouse.

October 19:  The Girls by Lori Lansens

Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen are linked at the side of the head, with separate brains and bodies. Born in a small town outside Toronto in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey, a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled. She raises them in Leaford, Ontario, where, at age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story…

November 9: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars, cutting to the important matters that letter writers struggle to put into just the right words. In 1912, young poet Mrs. Elspeth Dunn, who has never left Scotland’s Isle of Skye because of her fear of boats, receives her first fan letter from David Graham, a college student in Urbana, Ill. They begin a long correspondence.

All synopses from Publisher’s Weekly.

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
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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
lib_book3 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. 

There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 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.

September 14: Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz

In her impressive fourth novel, Schwarz (Drowning Ruth) illuminates the difficult lives led by lighthouse keepers in the late 1890s. Well-schooled Trudy (Gertrude) Schroeder abandons both her well-ordered life as a teacher in Milwaukee, Wis., and her engagement to childhood friend Ernst Dettweiler after she falls for and marries his cousin, Oskar Swann. An unconventional dreamer, Oskar decides to move to California to work in a lighthouse.

October 19:  The Girls by Lori Lansens

Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen are linked at the side of the head, with separate brains and bodies. Born in a small town outside Toronto in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey, a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled. She raises them in Leaford, Ontario, where, at age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story…

November 9: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars, cutting to the important matters that letter writers struggle to put into just the right words. In 1912, young poet Mrs. Elspeth Dunn, who has never left Scotland’s Isle of Skye because of her fear of boats, receives her first fan letter from David Graham, a college student in Urbana, Ill. They begin a long correspondence.

All synopses from Publisher’s Weekly.

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
lib_book3 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. 

There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 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.

September 14: Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz

In her impressive fourth novel, Schwarz (Drowning Ruth) illuminates the difficult lives led by lighthouse keepers in the late 1890s. Well-schooled Trudy (Gertrude) Schroeder abandons both her well-ordered life as a teacher in Milwaukee, Wis., and her engagement to childhood friend Ernst Dettweiler after she falls for and marries his cousin, Oskar Swann. An unconventional dreamer, Oskar decides to move to California to work in a lighthouse.

October 19:  The Girls by Lori Lansens

Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen are linked at the side of the head, with separate brains and bodies. Born in a small town outside Toronto in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey, a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled. She raises them in Leaford, Ontario, where, at age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story…

November 9: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars, cutting to the important matters that letter writers struggle to put into just the right words. In 1912, young poet Mrs. Elspeth Dunn, who has never left Scotland’s Isle of Skye because of her fear of boats, receives her first fan letter from David Graham, a college student in Urbana, Ill. They begin a long correspondence.

All synopses from Publisher’s Weekly.

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
Monday April 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 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. 

There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 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.

September 14: Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz

In her impressive fourth novel, Schwarz (Drowning Ruth) illuminates the difficult lives led by lighthouse keepers in the late 1890s. Well-schooled Trudy (Gertrude) Schroeder abandons both her well-ordered life as a teacher in Milwaukee, Wis., and her engagement to childhood friend Ernst Dettweiler after she falls for and marries his cousin, Oskar Swann. An unconventional dreamer, Oskar decides to move to California to work in a lighthouse.

October 19:  The Girls by Lori Lansens

Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen are linked at the side of the head, with separate brains and bodies. Born in a small town outside Toronto in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey, a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled. She raises them in Leaford, Ontario, where, at age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story…

November 9: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars, cutting to the important matters that letter writers struggle to put into just the right words. In 1912, young poet Mrs. Elspeth Dunn, who has never left Scotland’s Isle of Skye because of her fear of boats, receives her first fan letter from David Graham, a college student in Urbana, Ill. They begin a long correspondence.

All synopses from Publisher’s Weekly.

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
lib_book3 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. 

There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 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.

September 14: Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz

In her impressive fourth novel, Schwarz (Drowning Ruth) illuminates the difficult lives led by lighthouse keepers in the late 1890s. Well-schooled Trudy (Gertrude) Schroeder abandons both her well-ordered life as a teacher in Milwaukee, Wis., and her engagement to childhood friend Ernst Dettweiler after she falls for and marries his cousin, Oskar Swann. An unconventional dreamer, Oskar decides to move to California to work in a lighthouse.

October 19:  The Girls by Lori Lansens

Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen are linked at the side of the head, with separate brains and bodies. Born in a small town outside Toronto in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey, a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled. She raises them in Leaford, Ontario, where, at age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story…

November 9: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars, cutting to the important matters that letter writers struggle to put into just the right words. In 1912, young poet Mrs. Elspeth Dunn, who has never left Scotland’s Isle of Skye because of her fear of boats, receives her first fan letter from David Graham, a college student in Urbana, Ill. They begin a long correspondence.

All synopses from Publisher’s Weekly.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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
lib_book3 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. 

There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 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.

September 14: Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz

In her impressive fourth novel, Schwarz (Drowning Ruth) illuminates the difficult lives led by lighthouse keepers in the late 1890s. Well-schooled Trudy (Gertrude) Schroeder abandons both her well-ordered life as a teacher in Milwaukee, Wis., and her engagement to childhood friend Ernst Dettweiler after she falls for and marries his cousin, Oskar Swann. An unconventional dreamer, Oskar decides to move to California to work in a lighthouse.

October 19:  The Girls by Lori Lansens

Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen are linked at the side of the head, with separate brains and bodies. Born in a small town outside Toronto in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey, a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled. She raises them in Leaford, Ontario, where, at age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story…

November 9: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars, cutting to the important matters that letter writers struggle to put into just the right words. In 1912, young poet Mrs. Elspeth Dunn, who has never left Scotland’s Isle of Skye because of her fear of boats, receives her first fan letter from David Graham, a college student in Urbana, Ill. They begin a long correspondence.

All synopses from Publisher’s Weekly.

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
lib_book3 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. 

There are two discussion sessions to choose from: 1 PM in the MacLeod Room, and 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.

September 14: Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz

In her impressive fourth novel, Schwarz (Drowning Ruth) illuminates the difficult lives led by lighthouse keepers in the late 1890s. Well-schooled Trudy (Gertrude) Schroeder abandons both her well-ordered life as a teacher in Milwaukee, Wis., and her engagement to childhood friend Ernst Dettweiler after she falls for and marries his cousin, Oskar Swann. An unconventional dreamer, Oskar decides to move to California to work in a lighthouse.

October 19:  The Girls by Lori Lansens

Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen are linked at the side of the head, with separate brains and bodies. Born in a small town outside Toronto in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey, a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled. She raises them in Leaford, Ontario, where, at age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story…

November 9: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Brockmole uses letters to tell a remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars, cutting to the important matters that letter writers struggle to put into just the right words. In 1912, young poet Mrs. Elspeth Dunn, who has never left Scotland’s Isle of Skye because of her fear of boats, receives her first fan letter from David Graham, a college student in Urbana, Ill. They begin a long correspondence.

All synopses from Publisher’s Weekly.

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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