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Friday September 22, 2017 -  Thursday December 21, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Tuesday November 7, 2017 -  Sunday December 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Exhibit: Celebrate!!! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Exhibit: Celebrate!!!
Soft Sculpture by Rosalind Revilock-Frost
November 7 – December 10
Portsmouth Public Library Lobby
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Talk & Reception: Art – Practical and Metaphysical
Sunday November 26 | 2 – 4 PM
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Visit the Portsmouth Public Library between November 7 and December 10 for an exhibit of the work of Rosalind Revilock-Frost. These soft sculpture wall-hangings are constructed of fabric, batting and wire. Revilock-Frost uses hand-quilting techniques and a superstructure of wire to create movement, volume and space. Exuding whimsy and joy, these constructions will take over PPL’s lobby and command your attention! Join us on Sunday November 26 from 2 – 4 PM for a talk by the artist, entitled “Art – Practical and Metaphysical,” as well as a reception! Refreshments will be served.

Rosalind Revilock-Frost creates large scale soft sculpture, cloth constructions using fabric and wire. These large works are admired for their use of color and the celebration of life they evoke.

After attending two different universities in the 70’s, she found her artistic home at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and received a BFA through its affiliation with Tufts University. Throughout her career four elements have informed her art practice. She explores the power of color, the relevance of happiness in society, the exhilarating energy and movement inspired by ballet/dance, and the significate influences of social movements, particularly feminism and civil rights.

Highlights in her career include having her work chosen for the 2013 Violence Transformed: Discovering the Transforming Power of Art show at Doric Hall in the Massachusetts State House following the Boston Marathon bombing as part of the healing process for the city. And more recently she was asked to be the keynote speaker at Threads: Fiber Festival at Bedrock Gardens in Lee, New Hampshire where she gave a talk entitled ART: Practical and Metaphysical. Find out more at rosalindart.com!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

Saturday November 18, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Want to learn chess or improve your chess game? Looking to play with a partner?

All levels and ages welcome.

Drop in between 10 to Noon on the first and third Saturday of every month.

Special thanks to students of PHS Interact Club and the Nat'l Honor Society.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeremy D'Entremont   603-431-9155   
   

Board meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM *LEGO Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all *LEGO Engineers...

Dream up something big with our *LEGOs and display it in Youth Services for the month!

Drop in to Youth Services 10 AM - 4 PM

Free and open to all ages.
Children under 10 must be supervised by an adult while in the library
Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Desey the Reading Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

"Desey" (short for Desmond) is an American Kennel Club Certified Good Citizen Canine. He loves kids and is trained to be a good listener while they read to him. He will be in the Children's Room with his human, Michele Brouillard. He's looking forward to meeting you!

Drop in 11 - Noon every Saturday until December 16.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paul Noyes   603-770-2987   getsomeshelter@hotmail.com
   

Support for survivors of Suicide Loss.  Open to the public (may preregister on line)

http://www.survivorday.org    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 68 State St. Condo Assoc. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Carlson   518-229-8766   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM UE Local 228 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: William Ladd   603-501-0059   
   

Membership meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday November 19, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM NE Wax Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberly Curray   207-774-6323 x6268   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Genealogy Workshop: Book Publishing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Book Publishing for Genealogists with Linda L. Roghaar, Publisher

Sunday November 19 | 2 - 4 PM | Hilton Garden Inn Room

Ever wonder about publishing your family genealogy research? How to turn your work into something useful for future generations? Have you gathered large amounts of documentation? Have you gathered the right stuff? What else do you need to think about before publishing? Using today’s tools and technologies, this presentation will examine the procedures to turn your family history into a published book. Linda Roghaar from GENEALOGY HOUSE Publishers in Amherst MA will present a talk similar to the one delivered at the 2017 New England Regional Genealogical Conference. 

The Portsmouth Public Library is pleased to announce its Fall 2017 Genealogy Workshop offerings! Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. We hope you will join us on the third Sunday each Fall month. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday November 20, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Practice conversation in English. NOT a class, this is for people to practice vocabulary and conversation. For Intermediate to Advanced English language students.

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time for ages 3-6yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 2:40 PM  -  3:20 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 3:20 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Portsmouth Historical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robin Lurie-Meyerkopf   603-520-4780   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 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 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 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM LGBT History Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tom Kaufhold   603-436-9517   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday November 21, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Times for ages 2-3yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Managing Files & Folders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Visit cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm for more information.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time for babies 0-24 months with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 10:40 AM  -  11:20 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
anim_lion1 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Minecraft Club (Grades 6-12) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Houldsworth   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Come build something! Grades 6-12, any questions contact Youth Services, info below.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM NHCSI Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richard Saklad   207-450-5755   saklad-r@myfairpoint.net
   

Group meeting.

NHCSI    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Riverbrook Condo Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Roy Helsel   603-433-4134   RoyHelsel@aol.com
   

Annual meeting of condo owners.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   6037661703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Nonfiction Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Tuesday November 21 - Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

There is a logic behind why some people become successful, and it has more to do with legacy and opportunity than high IQ. In his latest book, New Yorker contributor Gladwell casts his inquisitive eye on those who have risen meteorically to the top of their fields, analyzing developmental patterns and searching for a common thread. The author asserts that there is no such thing as a self-made man, that “the true origins of high achievement” lie instead in the circumstances and influences of one’s upbringing, combined with excellent timing.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:45 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Lap Time for babies 0-24 mo with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time for ages 2-3 yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving Eve - Library closes at 5pm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Thanksgiving Day - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Thanksgiving Friday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Saturday November 25, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Desey the Reading Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

"Desey" (short for Desmond) is an American Kennel Club Certified Good Citizen Canine. He loves kids and is trained to be a good listener while they read to him. He will be in the Children's Room with his human, Michele Brouillard. He's looking forward to meeting you!

Drop in 11 - Noon every Saturday until December 16.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Sunday November 26, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM NaNoWriMo Write-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   



NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month
November 2017

November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. Every year, writers everywhere join together for support, encouragement and motivation as they attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. You can sign up for the challenge at nanowrimo.org, but only in Portsmouth can you find in-person connection, snacks and space to write all month, free pizza, and an open mic night, thanks to the library! 

Kickoff & Write-In
Sunday November 5 | 1:30 - 4:30 PM | Levenson Room
Get inspired, find a writing buddy, and get a jump on your word count! Coffee & tea and snacks provided.

Write-Ins
Bring your own laptop or borrow one of ours, enjoy coffee & tea and snacks, and write in the company of other NaNoWriMo hopefuls!
Sunday November 12 | 1:30 - 4:30 PM | Levenson Room
Wednesday November 15 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM | Hilton Garden Room
Sunday November 26 | 1:30 - 4:30 PM | Hilton Garden Room

Last Chance Write-In
Thursday November 30 | 10 AM - 8 PM | Levenson Room
Our biggest room will be open all day on the last day of November. Drop in or stay the whole time and write, write, write! Coffee & tea and snacks provided.

Wrap Party
Tuesday December 5 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | Levenson Room
Come for the FREE pizza from Flatbread Company, stay for your host, NaNoWriMo expert Jeff Deck. All are welcome to share an excerpt of their novel, or just listen and mingle. Happy NaNoWriMo!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art: Practical and Metaphysical Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Exhibit: Celebrate!!!
Soft Sculpture by Rosalind Revilock-Frost
November 7 – December 10
Portsmouth Public Library Lobby
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Talk & Reception: Art – Practical and Metaphysical
Sunday November 26 | 2 – 4 PM
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Visit the Portsmouth Public Library between November 7 and December 10 for an exhibit of the work of Rosalind Revilock-Frost. These soft sculpture wall-hangings are constructed of fabric, batting and wire. Revilock-Frost uses hand-quilting techniques and a superstructure of wire to create movement, volume and space. Exuding whimsy and joy, these constructions will take over PPL’s lobby and command your attention! Join us on Sunday November 26 from 2 – 4 PM for a talk by the artist, entitled “Art – Practical and Metaphysical,” as well as a reception! Refreshments will be served.

Rosalind Revilock-Frost creates large scale soft sculpture, cloth constructions using fabric and wire. These large works are admired for their use of color and the celebration of life they evoke.

After attending two different universities in the 70’s, she found her artistic home at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and received a BFA through its affiliation with Tufts University. Throughout her career four elements have informed her art practice. She explores the power of color, the relevance of happiness in society, the exhilarating energy and movement inspired by ballet/dance, and the significate influences of social movements, particularly feminism and civil rights.

Highlights in her career include having her work chosen for the 2013 Violence Transformed: Discovering the Transforming Power of Art show at Doric Hall in the Massachusetts State House following the Boston Marathon bombing as part of the healing process for the city. And more recently she was asked to be the keynote speaker at Threads: Fiber Festival at Bedrock Gardens in Lee, New Hampshire where she gave a talk entitled ART: Practical and Metaphysical. Find out more at rosalindart.com!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday November 27, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Practice conversation in English. NOT a class, this is for people to practice vocabulary and conversation. For Intermediate to Advanced English language students.

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time for ages 3-6yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 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 Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM AIR Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary-Jo Monusky   603-817-8876   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Parents of 8th graders group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Hurd   603-767-8622   
   

Support group for parenting teens.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Times for ages 2-3yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Computer Class: MS OneNote Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Visit cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm for more information.

LIBRARY PROGRAM\

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time for babies 0-24 months with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Excel Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Visit cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm for more information.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Camera Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Renee Giffroy   203-623-0391   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Wednesday November 29, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Lap Time for babies 0-24 mo with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Visit cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm for more information.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time for ages 2-3 yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM United Way of the Greater Seacoast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren Wool   603-373-9119   
   

Regional Advisory Board Retreat.

    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     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

To inquire about openings in this group, please write to portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Lecture on Pannaway Manor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Peter Somssich   603-436-5221   
   

Sponsored by the Sherborne Civic Association.

Public is invited

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_teens 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Advisory Board meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan or Andrew Houldsworth   766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Monthly Teen Advisory Board meeting! Join us to talk all things library (books, movies, programs and more!).

Where: Teen Room

When: 7-8pm

Are you between13-18 years old and interested in joining us? Call 766-1740 for more information or stop by for an application!

LIBRARY EVENT

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Google Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Visit cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm for more information.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Speculative Fiction Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month. Our location is roaming at the moment, so check back here for updates. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Wednesday November 29 - A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

An allegorical fantasy in which a group of young people are guided through the universe by Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which and Mrs. What -- women who possess supernatural powers. They traverse fictitious regions, meet and face evil and demonstrate courage at the right moment. Religious allusions are secondary to the philosophical struggle designed to yield the meaning of life and one's place on earth. Young Meg's willingness to face IT in the form of a black beast in order to save a dear friend is one sign of her growing awareness.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Location Varies
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Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Visit cityofportsmouth.com/library/computerclasses.htm for more information.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM NaNoWriMo Last Chance Write-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   



NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month
November 2017

November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. Every year, writers everywhere join together for support, encouragement and motivation as they attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. You can sign up for the challenge at nanowrimo.org, but only in Portsmouth can you find in-person connection, snacks and space to write all month, free pizza, and an open mic night, thanks to the library! 

Kickoff & Write-In
Sunday November 5 | 1:30 - 4:30 PM | Levenson Room
Get inspired, find a writing buddy, and get a jump on your word count! Coffee & tea and snacks provided.

Write-Ins
Bring your own laptop or borrow one of ours, enjoy coffee & tea and snacks, and write in the company of other NaNoWriMo hopefuls!
Sunday November 12 | 1:30 - 4:30 PM | Levenson Room
Wednesday November 15 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM | Hilton Garden Room
Sunday November 26 | 1:30 - 4:30 PM | Hilton Garden Room

Last Chance Write-In
Thursday November 30 | 10 AM - 8 PM | Levenson Room
Our biggest room will be open all day on the last day of November. Drop in or stay the whole time and write, write, write! Coffee & tea and snacks provided.

Wrap Party
Tuesday December 5 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | Levenson Room
Come for the FREE pizza from Flatbread Company, stay for your host, NaNoWriMo expert Jeff Deck. All are welcome to share an excerpt of their novel, or just listen and mingle. Happy NaNoWriMo!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time for ages 3-6 yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Buddhist Center Intro Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Candradasa   603 531 3951   candradasa@gmail.com
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday December 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Nature Conservancy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christopher McGuire   508-524-9037   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Italian Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Girl Scouts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanna Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Movies have been popular requests from middle school students on Fridays. Movie titles will be announced after school on the day it will be featured and be chosen by library staff or put to audience vote (requests accepted by students of course!). Movies will be either Rated G or PG and abide by our licensing protocol.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Saturday December 2, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Death Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Death Café

Join us for another Death Café with Hospice Help Foundation, where community members meet in a supportive environment to discuss thoughts, feelings, and experiences with death—without the awkwardness often associated with this topic. Discussing death helps us make the most of our (finite) lives.

Free and open to the public, though space is limited. 

RSVP to Hospice Help Foundation, at 603-766-0444 or janet@hhelpfoundation.org.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Want to learn chess or improve your chess game? Looking to play with a partner?

All levels and ages welcome.

Drop in between 10 to Noon on the first and third Saturday of every month.

Special thanks to students of PHS Interact Club and the Nat'l Honor Society.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Desey the Reading Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

"Desey" (short for Desmond) is an American Kennel Club Certified Good Citizen Canine. He loves kids and is trained to be a good listener while they read to him. He will be in the Children's Room with his human, Michele Brouillard. He's looking forward to meeting you!

Drop in 11 - Noon every Saturday until December 16.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Sunday December 3, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Live Guitar Performance: William Ghezzi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

First Sunday: Live Guitar Performances
at Portsmouth Public Library & Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
Sundays, 3 PM

This fall, the Portsmouth Public Library and PMAC (Portsmouth Music and Arts Center) in association with the Boston Classical Guitar Society, will continue their series of live guitar performances called First Sunday. These free concerts will be held at 3 PM on the first Sunday of the month (except September), alternating locations between the Levenson Room at the Portsmouth Public Library and the Haas Family Gallery and Recital Hall at PMAC.

Drawing from a rich selection of guitar talent from both New Hampshire and the greater Boston area, the series of recitals will highlight the versatility and range of the guitar from classical to jazz to acoustic.

December 3 @ Portsmouth Public Library
William Ghezzi

Mr. Ghezzi holds a music degree from Temple University, College of Music where he studied with Peter Segal and Anna Kotsaranko. He is the past president of the Philadelphia Guitar Society. He has studied privately with Phillip de Fremery, Eliot Fisk and Vladimir Mikulka and served on the music faculties of Temple University, Chestnut Hill College, Settlement Music School in Philadelphia and the Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon New Hampshire. His arrangement of "Morceau de Concours" for flute and guitar by Gabriel Fauré was selected as a finalist in the Newly Published Music Competition of the National Flute Association.

In 1990 Mr. Ghezzi received a Master of Science degree from Drexel University College of Information Studies. Currently he is Digital Production and Metadata Librarian at Dartmouth College library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday December 4, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Practice conversation in English. NOT a class, this is for people to practice vocabulary and conversation. For Intermediate to Advanced English language students.

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time for ages 3-6yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 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 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 5, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Times for ages 2-3yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time for babies 0-24 months with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Parkside Condo Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Firicano   978-857-0934   
   

Board meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM NaNoWriMo Wrap Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   



NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month
November 2017

November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. Every year, writers everywhere join together for support, encouragement and motivation as they attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. You can sign up for the challenge at nanowrimo.org, but only in Portsmouth can you find in-person connection, snacks and space to write all month, free pizza, and an open mic night, thanks to the library! 

Wrap Party
Tuesday December 5 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | Levenson Room
Come for the FREE pizza from Flatbread Company, stay for your host, NaNoWriMo expert Jeff Deck. All are welcome to share an excerpt of their novel, or just listen and mingle. Happy NaNoWriMo!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Lap Time for babies 0-24 mo with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time for ages 2-3 yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
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misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Red Cross Nursing Graduation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maureen Murtagh   603-433-6456   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM J-Street Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Ulman   603-501-0139   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Preparing for Sea Level Rise Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tom Morgan   603-205-2329   
   

Sponsored by PS21.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday December 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM City Manager Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Moore     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time for ages 3-6 yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Film: An Inconvenient Sequel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage     hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Films at the library are open to the public and FREE. Light refreshments will be served!

An Inconvenient Sequel
Thursday December 7 | 6:30 PM
2017. Rated PG. 97 minutes.

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close people are to a real energy revolution.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Buddhist Center Intro Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Candradasa   603 531 3951   candradasa@gmail.com
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday December 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM City Manager Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Moore     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
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misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Italian Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Movies have been popular requests from middle school students on Fridays. Movie titles will be announced after school on the day it will be featured and be chosen by library staff or put to audience vote (requests accepted by students of course!). Movies will be either Rated G or PG and abide by our licensing protocol.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday December 9, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 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  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Desey the Reading Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

"Desey" (short for Desmond) is an American Kennel Club Certified Good Citizen Canine. He loves kids and is trained to be a good listener while they read to him. He will be in the Children's Room with his human, Michele Brouillard. He's looking forward to meeting you!

Drop in 11 - Noon every Saturday until December 16.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Sunday December 10, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Nuclear Weapons in the Trump era Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Yarne   603-436-2424   
   

Seacoast Peace Response presents:

Judy Elliot speaking on: "Nuclear Weapons in the Trump era. What you can do to reduce the threat." in honor of the Nobel Peace Prize being presented the same day to: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Free and Open to the Public

Co-sponsored by Nuclear Weapons Working Group of AFSC and New Hampshire Peace Action

www.seacoastpeaceresponse.org for more information

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Practice conversation in English. NOT a class, this is for people to practice vocabulary and conversation. For Intermediate to Advanced English language students.

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time for ages 3-6yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 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 Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Voices from the Heart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Claudia Ravin   603-601-6434   claudia.ravin@gmail.com
   

South Africa 2018: Traveler's Meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday December 12, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Times for ages 2-3yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time for babies 0-24 months with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Lobby
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Parents Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrea St. John     
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM All Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Camera Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Renee Giffroy   203-623-0391   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday December 13, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Lap Time for babies 0-24 mo with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time for ages 2-3 yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM All Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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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 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Islington Place Condo Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Doyle   802-598-8760   
   

Annual meeting

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

To inquire about openings in this group, please write to portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday December 14, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time for ages 3-6 yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Buddhist Center Intro Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Candradasa   603 531 3951   candradasa@gmail.com
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday December 15, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Italian Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Girl Scouts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanna Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Outlander Ceilidh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   



Outlander Cèilidh

Dance, Eat, and Celebrate in 18th Century Scottish Style!  

Friday December 15

5:30 – 8:30

Diana Gabaldon’s fabulous Outlander series captured our hearts with a story of star-crossed lovers thrown together by mystical forces across hundreds of years. Thoroughly researched and fast-paced, these novels have delighted readers since 1991. The award-winning Outlander series on STARZ, now in its third season, has brought Claire and Jamie to life, and introduced a whole new generation of fans to their love story, and to Scottish, English and French history and culture.

As we near the holiday season, Portsmouth Public Library will host a magical celebration for fans of Outlander, admirers of Scotland and its cultural traditions, and anyone who likes to dance! Join us for a very special AFTER HOURS Outlander Cèilidh on Friday December 15 from 6 to 8 PM!

A cèilidh (pronounced KAY-LEE) is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering, involving food, singing, dancing and storytelling. If you enjoy contra or square dancing, you’ll love this. Live music by the Highland Soles will keep things lively!

We will serve traditional foods like oatcakes, bannocks, haggis, and more. Costumes are highly encouraged but not required. Other activities include:

  • Green Screen Photobooth
  • Prizes
    Share a Poem or Song!
  • Make Your Own Broach or Kilt Pin
  • Play the Bagpipes
  • And more!

View this event on Facebook!

    Location: Lobby
Saturday December 16, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Want to learn chess or improve your chess game? Looking to play with a partner?

All levels and ages welcome.

Drop in between 10 to Noon on the first and third Saturday of every month.

Special thanks to students of PHS Interact Club and the Nat'l Honor Society.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Police Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erik Widerstrom   603-610-7542   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM *LEGO Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all *LEGO Engineers...

All ages are welcome to crate amazing structures with our *LEGOs and display it in Youth Services for the month! LEGO Builders offered every third Saturday of the month.

Drop in to Youth Services 10 AM - 4 PM

Free and open to all ages.
Children under 10 must be supervised by an adult while in the library
Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Desey the Reading Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

"Desey" (short for Desmond) is an American Kennel Club Certified Good Citizen Canine. He loves kids and is trained to be a good listener while they read to him. He will be in the Children's Room with his human, Michele Brouillard. He's looking forward to meeting you!

Drop in 11 - Noon every Saturday until December 16.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
Sunday December 17, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Showing Up for Racial Justice Film: White Like Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Showing Up For Racial Justice Film Series is organized by the Social Justice Associates of South Church and the Southern Maine chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) in partnership with the Portsmouth Public Library. Films will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America
Sunday December 17 | 2 – 4:30 PM
White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a post-racial society, Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.

Discussion facilitated by Sarah Andrews, SURJ.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday December 18, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Practice conversation in English. NOT a class, this is for people to practice vocabulary and conversation. For Intermediate to Advanced English language students.

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time for ages 3-6yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 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 Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM LGBT Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tom Kaufhold   603-436-9517   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Lobby
Tuesday December 19, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Times for ages 2-3yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time for babies 0-24 months with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   6037661703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Nonfiction Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Tuesday December 19 - To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care by Cris Beam

Journalist Beam examines what is needed to improve the way we care for troubled families and children. In 2001, as a high school teacher, the author was able to provide a home for her 17-year-old transgender student. Prompted by this experience, she went on to spend five years exploring the contradictions within the child welfare system, seeking to find out why the 500,000 kids in American foster care were “twice as likely to develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder" as combat veterans.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Wednesday December 20, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Lap Time for babies 0-24 mo with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Free and open to PPL members.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Strollers may be parked near the front entrance.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time for ages 2-3 yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Speculative Fiction Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month. Our location is roaming at the moment, so check back here for updates. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Wednesday December 20 - Tenth of December by George Saunders 

A new story collection from the most playful postmodernist since Donald Barthelme, with narratives that can be enjoyed on a number of different levels.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Location Varies
Thursday December 21, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Can you and your child read 50 books together before December 21st?

This reading challenge was designed for children who are pre-readers or emerging readers, but any age is welcome to participate! After completing the challenge each child will receive a special reading certificate.

 Stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and receive a booklet and to learn more about how the program works.

We hope you and your child have fun with this challenge! Happy Reading!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time for ages 3-6 yrs with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Supervisors' Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday December 21, 2017 -  Saturday December 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Harry Potter Holiday Marathon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   


Special Holiday Harry Potter Marathon!

Take a break from the holiday festivities and drop in for any or all of our three-day Harry Potter marathon, Thursday – Saturday, December 21 – 23. Free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday December 21

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone | 3:30 PM
2001. Rated PG. 150 minutes.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | 6:30 PM
2002. Rated PG. 160 minutes.

Friday December 22

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban | 9:00 AM
2004. Rated PG. 142 minutes.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire | 11:45 AM
2005. Rated PG-13. 157 minutes.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix | 2:45 PM
2007. Rated PG-13. 138 minutes.

Saturday December 23

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | 9:00 AM
2009. Rated PG. 153 minutes.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I | 11:45 AM
2010. Rated PG-13. 146 minutes.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II | 2:30 PM
2011. Rated PG-13. 130 minutes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday December 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Buddhist Center Intro Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Candradasa   603 531 3951   candradasa@gmail.com
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday December 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Italian Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday December 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 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 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Christmas Eve - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Christmas Day - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday December 26, 2017 Go To Top
elect_video_camera 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory-Friendly Movie: Descpicable Me 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

Sensory-friendly movies are non-traditional movie experiences where there will be lower volume and low house lights along with more room to groove. Get up and dance, walk or even sing or blurt words if you would like! This experience may be good for people with special needs such as autism and other sensory sensitivities.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_video_camera 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Descpicable Me 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_video_camera 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie: Descpicable Me 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Image result for despicable me 3

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Wednesday December 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

To inquire about openings in this group, please write to portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday December 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Red Cross Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diana Post   603-494-0814   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday December 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Italian Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
rec_dance1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Leap! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

Rated PG. 1 hour 29 min.

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

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday December 30, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snow_02 10:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Movie & Sing Along: Frozen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Enjoy the movie Frozen and sing along with the music if you wish! Sensory Friendly.

When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

Sensory-friendly movies are non-traditional movie experiences where there will be lower volume and low house lights along with more room to groove. Get up and dance, walk or even sing or blurt words if you would like! This experience may be good for people with special needs such as autism and other sensory sensitivities.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 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 January 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM New test - 2 events/1 time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Test Event on a holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Tuesday January 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday January 3, 2018 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 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday January 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM New test - 2 events/1 time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday January 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Italian Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Girl Scouts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanna Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday January 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 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 January 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Practice conversation in English. NOT a class, this is for people to practice vocabulary and conversation. For Intermediate to Advanced English language students.

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Fiction Book Club generally meets on the second Monday of each month, at 1 PM or 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles will be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 18 Congress St. HOA 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  -  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 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 Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Fiction Book Club generally meets on the second Monday of each month, at 1 PM or 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles will be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Parents of 8th graders group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Hurd   603-767-8622   
   

Support group for parenting teens.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday January 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookbook Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine   603-766-1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Cookbook Book Club!

This event requires registration. Please call 766-1703 to register.

We will meet every other month on the second Tuesday, from 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the library. Each meeting will have a theme, and will include a potluck where attendees bring dishes from books within that theme.

Books will be made available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday January 10, 2018 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 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 12:45 PM  -  3:00 PM Girl Scouts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Suzy Gagnon     ssgagnon@gmail.com
    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     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

To inquire about openings in this group, please write to portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday January 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Parkside Condo Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Firicano   978-857-0934   
   

Board meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday January 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Italian Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM SATYA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanne Russell   603-498-7299   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday January 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 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
Tuesday January 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Berwick Academy lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Gurry   207-384-6301   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   6037661703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Nonfiction Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles to be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday January 17, 2018 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 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday January 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday January 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Italian Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Girl Scouts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanna Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday January 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Sunday January 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday January 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Practice conversation in English. NOT a class, this is for people to practice vocabulary and conversation. For Intermediate to Advanced English language students.

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 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 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 January 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday January 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

To inquire about openings in this group, please write to portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday January 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Balfour at 100: a Century of Colonialism in the Middle East Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Yarne   603-436-2424   
   

Seacoast Peace Response presents: Jeff Klein speaking about:

Balfour at 100: a Century of Colonialism in the Middle East

Free and Open to the public.

co-sponsored by the Palestine Education Network and New Hampshire Peace Action

www.seacoastpeaceresponse.org for more information

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday January 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Italian Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday January 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 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 January 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Practice conversation in English. NOT a class, this is for people to practice vocabulary and conversation. For Intermediate to Advanced English language students.

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 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 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 January 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday January 31, 2018 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 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday February 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Berwick Academy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephanie Caswell   207-384-6396   scaswell@berwickacademy.org
   

State of the school.  Meeting to provide general school updates to the parents.  

Open to parents and teacher of Berwick Academy.

Berwick Academy    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday February 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Italian Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday February 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday February 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
Monday February 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Practice conversation in English. NOT a class, this is for people to practice vocabulary and conversation. For Intermediate to Advanced English language students.

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 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 Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday February 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Great Decisions - Evening Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday February 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 12:45 PM  -  3:00 PM Girl Scouts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Suzy Gagnon     ssgagnon@gmail.com
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Dialogues on the Experience of War    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday February 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Berwick Academy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Gurry   207-384-6301   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday February 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Italian Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday February 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM First Time Homebuyers Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Renee Woodard   603-766-3129   
   

Sponsored by The Housing Partnership.

Open to the public

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday February 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM J-street lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Ulman   603-501-0139   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday February 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Practice conversation in English. NOT a class, this is for people to practice vocabulary and conversation. For Intermediate to Advanced English language students.

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Fiction Book Club generally meets on the second Monday of each month, at 1 PM or 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles will be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 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 Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Fiction Book Club generally meets on the second Monday of each month, at 1 PM or 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles will be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday February 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Wednesday February 14, 2018 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 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Dialogues on the Experience of War    
    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     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

To inquire about openings in this group, please write to portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday February 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday February 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Italian Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday February 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday February 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Room
Tuesday February 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   6037661703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Nonfiction Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles to be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday February 21, 2018 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 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Dialogues on the Experience of War    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday February 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday February 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Italian Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday February 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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Sunday February 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
Monday February 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Practice conversation in English. NOT a class, this is for people to practice vocabulary and conversation. For Intermediate to Advanced English language students.

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 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 Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday February 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If you speak or are learning a language, join one of the library’s language discussion groups!

Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes and may have no teacher or native speaker. However, the library has many resources for language learning—ask us today!

Questions? Interested in another language or time? Contact Christine Friese, Assistant Director at ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com or 603.766.1703.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

This year's topics are:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the topics, please visit this page on the Foreign Policy Association website.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Wednesday February 28, 2018 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 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Dialogues on the Experience of War    
    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     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

To inquire about openings in this group, please write to portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday March 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday March 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
Monday March 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 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 Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday March 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
Wednesday March 7, 2018 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 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Dialogues on the Experience of War    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday March 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday March 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
Monday March 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Fiction Book Club generally meets on the second Monday of each month, at 1 PM or 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles will be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 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 Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Fiction Book Club generally meets on the second Monday of each month, at 1 PM or 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles will be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday March 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookbook Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine   603-766-1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Cookbook Book Club!

This event requires registration. Please call 766-1703 to register.

We will meet every other month on the second Tuesday, from 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the library. Each meeting will have a theme, and will include a potluck where attendees bring dishes from books within that theme.

Books will be made available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday March 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Dialogues on the Experience of War    
    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     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

To inquire about openings in this group, please write to portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday March 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday March 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Room
Monday March 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 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 Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday March 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Friese   6037661703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Nonfiction Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles to be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday March 21, 2018 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 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Dialogues on the Experience of War    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday March 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday March 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
Monday March 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 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 Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday March 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday March 28, 2018 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 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Dialogues on the Experience of War    
    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     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

To inquire about openings in this group, please write to portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Saturday March 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday April 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
Monday April 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 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 Weekly Meditation at the library! In cooperation with local teachers, we will offer a led meditation twice a week at the following times:

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday April 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
Wednesday April 4, 2018 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 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Dialogues on the Experience of War    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday April 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday April 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Local History - SS William H Machen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Room
Monday April 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Fiction Book Club generally meets on the second Monday of each month, at 1 PM or 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles will be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room