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Friday August 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
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_earth 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bodega is Open! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Better World Bodega: A reading incentive store for ages 5-12

Sign up today! Last day to sign up is August 12. Free and open to library members.

Earn one coupon for every hour you spend reading - on your own or with someone - or listening to recorded books.  Writing time also counts as reading time!  The coupons you earn may be used to shop in The Bodega.

The Bodega Store Hours:

Mondays - Thursdays 11 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 8 PM
Fridays 11 AM - 2 PM      Saturdays 11 AM - 1PM

The store opens July 5 and closes August 26

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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
 
z_cust_halifax 2:00 PM  -  3:00 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. Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 3 PM through August 18.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Sustainability Alliance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bert Cohen     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Homeward Bound Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Renee Woodard   603-766-3129   
   

Free Homebuyer seminar that is open to the public

Sponsored by the Housing Partnership

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday August 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Girl Scouts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Berling   603-828-6886   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Homeward Bound Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Renee Woodard   603-766-3129   
   

Free Homebuyer seminar that is open to the public

Sponsored by the Housing Partnership

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM *LEGO Build Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all *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_earth 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Bodega is Open! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Better World Bodega: A reading incentive store for ages 5-12

Sign up today! Last day to sign up is August 12. Free and open to library members.

Earn one coupon for every hour you spend reading - on your own or with someone - or listening to recorded books.  Writing time also counts as reading time!  The coupons you earn may be used to shop in The Bodega.

The Bodega Store Hours:

Mondays - Thursdays 11 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 8 PM
Fridays 11 AM - 2 PM      Saturdays 11 AM - 1PM

The store opens July 5 and closes August 26

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
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Monday August 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bodega is Open! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Better World Bodega: A reading incentive store for ages 5-12

Sign up today! Last day to sign up is August 12. Free and open to library members.

Earn one coupon for every hour you spend reading - on your own or with someone - or listening to recorded books.  Writing time also counts as reading time!  The coupons you earn may be used to shop in The Bodega.

The Bodega Store Hours:

Mondays - Thursdays 11 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 8 PM
Fridays 11 AM - 2 PM      Saturdays 11 AM - 1PM

The store opens July 5 and closes August 26

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 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 each Monday this summer from 3:30-4:30pm 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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 871 Islington St. Condo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David S Wajda@comcast.net   603-686-0172   
   

Condo owners meeting

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_earth 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Bodega is Open! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Better World Bodega: A reading incentive store for ages 5-12

Sign up today! Last day to sign up is August 12. Free and open to library members.

Earn one coupon for every hour you spend reading - on your own or with someone - or listening to recorded books.  Writing time also counts as reading time!  The coupons you earn may be used to shop in The Bodega.

The Bodega Store Hours:

Mondays - Thursdays 11 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 8 PM
Fridays 11 AM - 2 PM      Saturdays 11 AM - 1PM

The store opens July 5 and closes August 26

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
Tuesday August 22, 2017 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_earth 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bodega is Open! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Better World Bodega: A reading incentive store for ages 5-12

Sign up today! Last day to sign up is August 12. Free and open to library members.

Earn one coupon for every hour you spend reading - on your own or with someone - or listening to recorded books.  Writing time also counts as reading time!  The coupons you earn may be used to shop in The Bodega.

The Bodega Store Hours:

Mondays - Thursdays 11 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 8 PM
Fridays 11 AM - 2 PM      Saturdays 11 AM - 1PM

The store opens July 5 and closes August 26

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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 Computer Class: MS Outlook 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 3 spaces available.
 
z_cust_mcteen 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM TAB Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Houldsworth   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

HEY TEENS!

End of the summer Teen Advisory Board meeting! We'll be discussing the awesome stuff we did this summer for the Summer Reading Program, as well as brainstorming what we want to do this fall!

Are you a teen who's interested in joining TAB? Awesome! Stop by the Youth Services desk for an application, or just show up to the meeting and we can hook you up there. TAB is a great way to help us improve the programs for you, as well as displays, and social media outreach. Join today!

Questions? Email Andrew, up there^^^. Hope to see you soon!

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_earth 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Bodega is Open! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Better World Bodega: A reading incentive store for ages 5-12

Sign up today! Last day to sign up is August 12. Free and open to library members.

Earn one coupon for every hour you spend reading - on your own or with someone - or listening to recorded books.  Writing time also counts as reading time!  The coupons you earn may be used to shop in The Bodega.

The Bodega Store Hours:

Mondays - Thursdays 11 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 8 PM
Fridays 11 AM - 2 PM      Saturdays 11 AM - 1PM

The store opens July 5 and closes August 26

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Local History at the Library: Music Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robyn Nielsen / Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1720   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Local History Talk: The Music Hall
Tuesday August 22 | 7 – 8:30 PM

This library’s Local History series features authors and experts on local history topics. The series continues with Zhana Morris and Trevor Bartlett, authors of the book The Music Hall, Portsmouth (2003).

On Christmas Eve 1876, Portsmouth citizens watched flames reduce their largest meetinghouse and entertainment hall to ashes. During the following year, local families, businessmen, and craftsmen combined their resources to build a new auditorium with state-of-the-art lighting, rigging, staging, and seating-a comfortable venue for public addresses, charity functions, and international entertainment. The Music Hall, Portsmouth, was born. Twain spoke from her stage, Sousa's brass echoed from her walls, and Edison's films brought her silver screen to life. Enduring war, depression, and multiple threats of destruction, this grand hall today stands as New Hampshire's oldest operating theater. Showcasing the world's finest stage and screen talent, offering artistic education to young and old, and hosting fundraisers and private events, the Music Hall is a testament to the necessity of arts in local culture and the strength of a community's resolve.

With the help of a team of volunteers, Trevor Bartlett, film series coordinator, and Zhana Morris, production manager, gathered and selected treasured images and artifacts from the Music Hall's archives, local museums, and libraries for this book. These include original photographs, playbills, posters, and other theater memorabilia.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday August 23, 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_earth 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bodega is Open! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Better World Bodega: A reading incentive store for ages 5-12

Sign up today! Last day to sign up is August 12. Free and open to library members.

Earn one coupon for every hour you spend reading - on your own or with someone - or listening to recorded books.  Writing time also counts as reading time!  The coupons you earn may be used to shop in The Bodega.

The Bodega Store Hours:

Mondays - Thursdays 11 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 8 PM
Fridays 11 AM - 2 PM      Saturdays 11 AM - 1PM

The store opens July 5 and closes August 26

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_earth 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Bodega is Open! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Better World Bodega: A reading incentive store for ages 5-12

Sign up today! Last day to sign up is August 12. Free and open to library members.

Earn one coupon for every hour you spend reading - on your own or with someone - or listening to recorded books.  Writing time also counts as reading time!  The coupons you earn may be used to shop in The Bodega.

The Bodega Store Hours:

Mondays - Thursdays 11 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 8 PM
Fridays 11 AM - 2 PM      Saturdays 11 AM - 1PM

The store opens July 5 and closes August 26

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Chef Evan Mallett Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chef Evan Mallett
Wednesday August 23 | 6:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday August 23 at 6:30 PM for an evening with Chef Evan Mallett, owner and head chef at Black Trumpet on Ceres Street. Chef Evan will give a presentation about his work and his book, Black Trumpet, and will offer samples for tasting! Don’t miss another fantastic culinary event at the library.

At the renowned Black Trumpet restaurant, Chef Evan and his staff reflect the constantly changing seasons of New England, celebrating the unique flavors and traditions of fished, farmed, and foraged foods in their ever-changing menus that rotate roughly every six weeks throughout the course of the year.

The basis of great cooking has always been the creative use of fresh, seasonal ingredients – whether the kitchen is at home or in a high-end restaurant. The Black Trumpet became nationally famous as a model for local food sourcing and community involvement, and Chef Evan’s book describes that journey, as well as also the growth and evolution of the local food movement.

Evan Mallett’s path to professional cooking was a sinuous one, wending its way from Washington, D.C. up the coast to Boston and ultimately the small seaport city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  In 2007 Evan and his wife Denise bought what would become the Black Trumpet, becoming stewards of an historic restaurant location—an old ship’s chandlery that in 1970 first opened as the legendary Blue Strawbery, a pioneer of New American cuisine. Evan is a three-time James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef, Northeast. He is actively involved and sits on the boards of Chef's Collaborative, Slow Food Seacoast, and the Heirloom Harvest Project, an initiative that brings together farmers, chefs, and educators to identify and restore a food system native to the greater New England Seacoast region.

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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cartooning Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

6-Week Cartooning Class
Wednesdays | 7 – 8:30 PM
July 19 – August 23

Portsmouth Public Library is pleased to offer a 6-Week Cartooning Class for PPL Cardholders ages 16+. Instructor John Klossner will cover many elements of cartooning, including drawing styles, humor, character development and storytelling as they are applied to single panel cartoons and comic strips, humorous illustrations and sequential art / graphic novels.

Registration is required, and limited to cardholders ages 16+. Ask us about our non-resident memberships. Please call 766-1720 or visit the Reference Desk to register.

The class is open to all skill levels, and class content will be based on students’ specific needs. Students will be exposed to works by multiple artists, the variety of media used in cartooning, and the many outlets for cartoons and humorous illustrations.

John Klossner's cartoons and illustrations have appeared in a wide variety of print and electronic publications, including The New Yorker, Barron'sComputerworldFederal Computer Week, and The Wall Street Journal. John lives with his wife and 2 children in Maine. You may reach him at john@jklossner.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday August 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Dondero School Staff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Callahan   603-969-8396   
   

Staff Meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_earth 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bodega is Open! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Better World Bodega: A reading incentive store for ages 5-12

Sign up today! Last day to sign up is August 12. Free and open to library members.

Earn one coupon for every hour you spend reading - on your own or with someone - or listening to recorded books.  Writing time also counts as reading time!  The coupons you earn may be used to shop in The Bodega.

The Bodega Store Hours:

Mondays - Thursdays 11 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 8 PM
Fridays 11 AM - 2 PM      Saturdays 11 AM - 1PM

The store opens July 5 and closes August 26

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM One Sky Community Services Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Aisling Steele   603-819-8446   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Harbour Place Condo Annual Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeff Sabin   603-674-2359   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_earth 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Bodega is Open! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Better World Bodega: A reading incentive store for ages 5-12

Sign up today! Last day to sign up is August 12. Free and open to library members.

Earn one coupon for every hour you spend reading - on your own or with someone - or listening to recorded books.  Writing time also counts as reading time!  The coupons you earn may be used to shop in The Bodega.

The Bodega Store Hours:

Mondays - Thursdays 11 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 8 PM
Fridays 11 AM - 2 PM      Saturdays 11 AM - 1PM

The store opens July 5 and closes August 26

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Film: A Monster Calls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   766-1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

A Monster Calls
Thursday August 24 | 6:30 PM
2017. Rated PG-13. 109 minutes.

Twelve-year-old Conor, dealing with his mother's illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother, and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth.

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LIBRARY EVENT

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday August 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Dondero School Staff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Callahan   603-969-8396   
   

Staff Meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
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_earth 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bodega is Open! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Better World Bodega: A reading incentive store for ages 5-12

Sign up today! Last day to sign up is August 12. Free and open to library members.

Earn one coupon for every hour you spend reading - on your own or with someone - or listening to recorded books.  Writing time also counts as reading time!  The coupons you earn may be used to shop in The Bodega.

The Bodega Store Hours:

Mondays - Thursdays 11 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 8 PM
Fridays 11 AM - 2 PM      Saturdays 11 AM - 1PM

The store opens July 5 and closes August 26

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program 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 August 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hold the Fort Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tom O'Neil   603-205-4930   
   

Training from the American Red Cross

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_earth 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Bodega is Open! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LAST DAY OF THE BODEGA!

The Better World Bodega: A reading incentive store for ages 5-12

Sign up today! Last day to sign up is August 12. Free and open to library members.

Earn one coupon for every hour you spend reading - on your own or with someone - or listening to recorded books.  Writing time also counts as reading time!  The coupons you earn may be used to shop in The Bodega.

The Bodega Store Hours:

Mondays - Thursdays 11 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 8 PM
Fridays 11 AM - 2 PM      Saturdays 11 AM - 1PM

The store opens July 5 and closes August 26

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
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Monday August 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     ehobgoog16@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 3:30 PM  -  4:30 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 each Monday this summer from 3:30-4:30pm 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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 871 Islington St. Condo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David S Wajda@comcast.net   603-686-0172   
   

Condo owners meeting

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday August 29, 2017 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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Port City Makerspace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Wright   207-251-3776   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Finding the Truth in the Fake News Era Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robyn Nielsen   766-1704   rnielsen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Finding the Truth in the Fake News Era
Tuesday August 29
7 – 8:30 PM

The wave of 'fake news' that flooded Facebook and other social media during last year's election campaign was a wakeup call. Big changes have overtaken the way we get news in the United States, how newsmakers communicate and how news is produced. These changes have given us the opportunity to be better informed. They also require us to be more careful consumers, so we can recognize distortion, propaganda and outright lies.

On Tuesday August 29 at 7 PM, join a nonpartisan discussion with White House press veteran Randall Mikkelsen, a managing editor at Thomson Reuters, on how to understand what we are getting in the social-media driven news landscape and how to tell the real from the fake.

Randall Mikkelsen has worked as a financial and political journalist with Thomson Reuters since he joined Reuters in 1988. He has covered many of the major stories of the era, including the fall of the Soviet Union, the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, the war on terrorism and the financial crisis. Randall was a front-row member of the White House press corps for nearly seven years. He also covered the Justice Department, CIA and other agencies in Washington and served postings in Philadelphia and Stockholm, Sweden. As a desk editor in Washington he handled major stories from around the globe. He has won awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Randall has lived in Plaistow since 2009. He founded the Friends of Education at Timberlane page on Facebook and writes press releases as a volunteer for the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth.

LIBRARY EVENT

    Location: Levenson Room
Wednesday August 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Dondero First Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Dailey   603-361-0757   
   

Meeting with teacher and parents of new first graders

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 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 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:30 PM St. Paul's Teachers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa Reed   603-229-4817   
   

Team bonding retreat.

http://www.sps.edu    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Seacoast Seed Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Becca Hedlund   206-331-7232   
   

Discussion on how to start a seed library

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Fall Computer Class Preview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for an overview of the computer courses offered at the library. What's OneNote? Do I need to use Excel? I'm a job hunter - what classes should I take?

Social Media? Photo editing? Google what? Come learn what these courses cover and decide what interests you. Then register for the September roster.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
        There are 18 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 August 30 - The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

There will be upheavals in the human and fantasy worlds of elves and witches, with drastic consequences, and Tiffany, with only a frying pan for a weapon, is caught in the middle. In an effort to rescue her spoiled, candy-loving baby brother whom the Elf Queen has stolen with the temptation of endless sweets, Tiffany enlists the aid of the Wee Free Men. The baby’s rescue is accomplished with unrelenting drama, large servings of Pratchett’s ironic humor, and a unique cast of characters.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Location Varies
Thursday August 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  4:00 PM Supervisors' Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 September 1, 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
 
anim_turtle 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Turtle Travels Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Turtle Travels - Turtle Migration and How to Help 
This program will introduce you to some of the Center for Wildlife's turtle ambassadors. Learn how you can help the turtles to safety should you encounter them. Good for all ages!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community 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 September 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Labor Day Saturday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Sunday September 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Labor Day Sunday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Last Sunday closed for summer

Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Labor Day Monday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday September 5, 2017 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
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Hospice Volunteer training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
   

Sponsored by Cornerstone VNA

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Portsmouth Philosophy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joshua Tepley   603-610-1596   
   

Monthly Meetup.  Discussion will be Justice. Open to the public

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Portsmouth Democratic Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McCray   603-817-1903   lauriemccray@myfairpoint.net
   

Caucus and general meeting.

Open to registered Democrats and guests.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday September 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM NOAA Fisheries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ariele Baker   508-495-4741   
   

Portsmouth Ground fish meeting

Stakeholders are welcome to attend

http://www.noaa.gov    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Ballou   603-749-9634   debra@debraballou.com
    http://www.seacoaststorytellersnh.com    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday September 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  2:00 PM Social Media Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mike Devlin   617-509-9414   mike.devlin@hphc.org
   

Social media 101 for grantees of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.

http://www.hphc.org/foundation    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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
 
elect_computer1 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden 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   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday September 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM CITY COUNCIL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday September 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM CITY COUNCIL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM NH Weaver's Guild Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marjie Thompson   207-829-6111   
   

Board meeting

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday September 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Local History Talk: Portsmouth Through Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Local History Talk: Portsmouth Through Time

Sunday September 10 | 2 – 3:30 PM

This library’s Local History series features authors and experts on local history topics. The series continues with Elizabeth C. Jewell, author of the book Portsmouth Through Time (2017).

As you walk past ancient seaport burial grounds, slanted mossy headstones, and centuries-old neighborhoods, it doesn't take much imagination to be transported back in time in Portsmouth. Explore several surrounding communities with Jewell and learn their roles in making Seacoast New Hampshire, and Maine across the harbor, the captivating region it is today. Hear about Early and Native American cultures, and the stories behind our scenic beaches, harbors, marshes, and islands. Learn about grand hotels, lighthouses, an abandoned prison, and other remarkable places throughout our history-saturated area.

Elizabeth C. Jewell is active in several historical associations. She has authored and illustrated three other books of historic interest, and writes a blog, at dreamnewengland.wordpress.com. She lives with her husband, Patrick, in an old New England home on a windy hill, surrounded by gardens. Elizabeth enjoys family time, exploring history, gardening, illustration, raising preservation awareness, and other creative ventures.

LIBRARY  PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Live Guitar Performance: Kim Perlak 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.

September 10 @ PMAC

Bryan Killough

Bryan Bergeron Killough — Brian has B.A. in Jazz Performance and an M.A. in Musicology from the University of New Hampshire. He teaches guitar, and jazz ensembles at PMAC, a course on the history of jazz at the University of New Englan and is the music teacher at Eliot Elementary School (ME). As a guitarist and performer Bryan has been an integral part of the New England music scene for the past twenty years. He is a founding member of the alternative rock band ‘GrooveChild’ and award wining gypsy jazz group, ‘The Hot Club of Portland’. Bryan performs frequently as a solo artist, with jazz bands, rock bands, and the Seacoast Big.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
Monday September 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     ehobgoog16@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: Levenson Community 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. 


Monday September 11 - The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward

Returning to a format that's proven effective in her past work, Ward creates two very different storylines with no obvious clues as to how they will intersect. Alice lives with her husband, Jake, in Austin, Texas, where they own a wildly successful barbecue joint but have been unlucky in their attempts to adopt a child…. Eleven-year-old Carla, in Honduras, sees her means of support slip away after her mother moves to America and her caretaker grandmother dies…. Both stories ask questions about what it is to be a survivor.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM NHLA Paralibrarians Section: Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Cornell   603-766-1730   sbcornell@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Registration required.

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Support group for parents of PHS students with OCD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Don Vardell   413-320-7425   
   

Sponsored by Mountain Valley Treatment Center (OCD NH)

Open to parents of PHS students

 

    Location: MacLeod Board 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. 


Monday September 11 - The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward

Returning to a format that's proven effective in her past work, Ward creates two very different storylines with no obvious clues as to how they will intersect. Alice lives with her husband, Jake, in Austin, Texas, where they own a wildly successful barbecue joint but have been unlucky in their attempts to adopt a child…. Eleven-year-old Carla, in Honduras, sees her means of support slip away after her mother moves to America and her caretaker grandmother dies…. Both stories ask questions about what it is to be a survivor.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday September 12, 2017 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
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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  -  3:30 PM Hospice Volunteer training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
   

Sponsored by Cornerstone VNA

    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  -  8:00 PM 871 Islington St. Condo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: David S Wajda@comcast.net   603-686-0172   
   

Condo owners meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PPL Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine   603-766-1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Announcing Portsmouth Public Library's NEW 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 - 8 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. 

Tuesday September 12 - Back to the Basics

We will start with the basics and cook from a tried and true cookbook on mastering the basics of cooking. Choose from among several titles including:

The Joy of Cooking by Irma von Starkloff Rombauer
How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman
The Way to Cook by Julia Child
The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook, 2001-2014 
Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by Ina Garten

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

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: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday September 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
food_cupcake.GIF 1:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Roald Dahl Birthday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM All Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Cedar Ridge Condos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Bullard   603-778-6300   
    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 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Dr. James Forest, World Affairs, Counterterroism Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel     
   

James J.F. Forest, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Security Studies graduate degree program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and contemporary security studies, and directs the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies. He is also a senior fellow with the Joint Special Operations University, where he conducts research, some of which is classified, on emerging terrorist threats, insurgencies, transnational criminal networks and U.S. Special Forces training.  He is a visiting professor of International Security at Tufts University, teaching a course  entitled "Modern Terrorism and Counterterrorism".  

Forest is the former director of Terrorism Studies at the United States Military Academy where he taught a variety of courses and directed research initiatives and education programs for the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, covering topics such as terrorist recruitment, training, and organizational knowledge transfer. He has testified before Congressional hearings, served as an expert witness for terrorism-related court cases and has been interviewed by many television, newspaper and radio journalists in the U.S. and other countries. 

He was selected by the Center for American Progress and Foreign Policy as one of “America’s most esteemed terrorism and national security experts” and participated in its annual Terrorism Index studies 2006 to 2011.

He has published 19 books and dozens of articles in journals such as the Terrorism and Political Violence, Crime and Delinquency, Perspectives on Terrorism, the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Contemporary Security Policy, the Journal of Political Science Education, and Democracy and Security.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday September 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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 Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 4:40 PM  -  6:00 PM Families First Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joann   603-422-8208x144   
   

Public Forum

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tying Your Landscape into the Ecosystem Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bert Cohen     bertcohen@comcast.net
   

Tying Your Landscape into the Ecosystem
Handprint Party: Bioblitz
Thursday September 14
6:30 – 8:30 PM

  • How can you enhance your green spaces?
  • Come and share what you have done.
  • Be pollinated by others’ ideas.
  • Learn how to tie your landscape to the big picture.

Handprint parties are hosted by the Seacoast Sustainability Alliance in partnership with the Portsmouth Public Library. They invite us to increase our activities on behalf of the earth! Together, we will examine how to reduce our footprint and increase our handprint to make a positive impact on the environment. At each party, you will learn new information, make new connections, and walk away with specific actions to take in your own life.

From a curbside grass strip to the local public park, we have an opportunity to observe life’s diversity and interact with it to support a sustainable future. This Handprint Party will show you how to re-look at the land that we are in contact with on a daily basis, through eyes and with hands that will take it into a healthy future. Choose a piece of land that you have in mind -- backyard, office park, or schoolyard -- and with a partner, we'll apply an observation lens to points such as fertilizer/pesticide, native/invasive, habitat for birds, insects and other animals; water usage; connections to neighboring properties and people; and uses from human impact to wild state. What's revealed will inspire new directions that will delight us and the land that we're living on.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Therapists Night Out (LCD Projector) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Zill   498-1844   janzill@comcast.net
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday September 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_smiley 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 September 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_balloons 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Roald Dahl Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Roald Dahl Day  Celebrate this creative master and all of the work he’s done bringing stories of fiction and wonder to children everywhere.

Stay tuned for more details...

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

 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Seacoast Peace Academy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melinda Salazar   603-682-4525   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday September 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday September 18, 2017 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: Levenson Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 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.

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Portsmouth North End Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patricia Jabre   603-812-5310   
   

Decision making for October get-together

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday September 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PREP Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Rouillard   603-862-3948   rachel.rouillard@unh.edu
   

Quarterly management committee meeting

http://www.prepestuaries.org    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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 Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Hospice Volunteer training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
   

Sponsored by Cornerstone VNA

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Employee Flu Shot Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Harper   4478   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_computer1 4:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Minecraft Club (gr 6-12) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Houldsworth   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us and create something great! Or...destroy something epically. THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

Grades 6-12 come in and play Minecraft in the same world, sometimes we work together, and sometimes we FIGHT! Usually we're in Creative, making extraordinary things. Space is limited, sign up at the Youth Services desk, or call us today!

Inside joke: FASHION FASHION FASHION!

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  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 September 19 - The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

Remarkably readable, this chronicle of lexicography roams from the great dictionary itself to hidden nooks in the human psyche that sometimes house the motives for murder, the sources for sanity, and the blueprint for creativity. Manchester Guardian journalist Winchester turns from Asia toward that most British of topics: the Oxford English Dictionary. His account is studded with odd persons and unexpected drama.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday September 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday September 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM NROC Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Courtney Scarborough   949-412-0342   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM NROC Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Courtney Scarborough   949-412-0342   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 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.

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  4:00 PM Supervisors' Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 The Military Budget and Quality of Life Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Yarne   603-436-2424   
   

Lecture by Dr. Andrew Bacevich speaking on the efects of US Military expeditures.  Sponsored by Seacoast Peace Response.

Open to the public

Seacoast Peace Response    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday September 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
 
elect_computer1 3:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Minecraft Club (gr 3-5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Houldsworth   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Come and create something great! We play Minecraft on the same world, collaborating or working side by side. Sometimes we have challenges, but sometimes we just play sandbox style. Always in Creative!

Space is limited, stop by the Youth Services desk to reserve a spot, or call us today!

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_smiley 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 September 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Creative Consciousness Gathering Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

How actively conscious are you in your day-to-day life? What really is consciousness and how creative can we be in expanding our understanding of what consciousness means? How can creative forms of consciousness be used to help us heal, grow and even thrive?

If questions like these interest you, then the library’s Creative Conscious Gathering is for you. Come meet practitioners in different fields of creative consciousness healing arts including shamanism, mediumship, reiki, network chiropractic and spiritual consciousness.

Attend presentations by each practitioner, ask them about their fields, and help us decide whether to hold additional gatherings where we would dive deeper into any these topics. Be a part of a nonjudgmental gathering of hearts, souls and minds as we explore consciousness and consider ways in which we might live more fully.

Speakers

  1. Rachel Leah – living and dying consciously, http://center-now.com
  2. Lori Mangano – shamanism, health & wellness practitioner, http://www.sacredoakhealingservices.com
  3. Carole Lynne – psychic medium, spiritual teacher, author, musician, http://carolelynne.com
  4. Deb Ayer, network chiropractor, Wellspring Chiropractic, https://www.facebook.com/wellspringcenterforwellbeing/

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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elect_video_camera 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Movie: Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Family Movie: Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie

Rated PG. 1 hr 30 min
Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday September 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Indivisible New Hampshire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Rhodes   732-895-5420   linda.indivisible New Hampshire@gmail.com
   

Membership meeting.  Speaker on NH voting rights legislation.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday September 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     ehobgoog16@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: Levenson Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 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.

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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 Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Hospice Volunteer training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
   

Sponsored by Cornerstone VNA

    Location: MacLeod Board 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 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday September 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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
 
nat_flower01 12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 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 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library'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 September 27 - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

A stunning combination of the contemporary and brash with elegiac allegory, all topped off by a strong measure of cyberpunk. The "hard-boiled" hero, 35 and divorced, is a man of possessions--a collection of imported whiskeys; interests--old American movies and cooking; but no emotions. Which, coupled with his brilliant work on computers, makes him the ideal candidate for a mysterious aging scientist holed up under the sewers of Tokyo.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Location Varies
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Thursday September 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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.

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday September 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
 
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
 
misc_smiley 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 September 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Sheaves House Condos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Casey Tincler   617-947-4462   
   

Annual meeting

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday October 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Live Guitar Performance: Kim Perlak 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.

October 1 @ Portsmouth Public Library
Kim Perlak

Dr. Perlak holds degrees from The University of Texas at Austin (DMA ’08), Yale University School of Music (MM ’01), and Stetson University (BM ’98), and a certificate of completion from the Harvard University Management Development Program (2013). She is the Assistant Chair of the Guitar Department at the Berklee College of Music, the author of Classical Technique for the Modern Guitarists (2016), and the 2016 recipient of the 2016 Berklee Chair Recording Grant. Kim Perlak's repertoire features new American music for the guitar. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Monday October 2, 2017 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: Levenson Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 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.

    Location: Youth Services
 
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. 

Monday October 2 - Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala

This astonishing debut by a gifted 23-year-old American of Nigerian ancestry tracks an African child soldier’s descent into hell. Resilient but terrified, Little Agu is a wide-eyed, preteen boy thrown among the demented and the depraved. At the start, in an unspecified West African country, he’s being dragged out of a shack in the bush and beaten by another child. There are trucks, and soldiers in rags. They offer Agu food and water and the chance to be a soldier. Agu accepts….

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Echo Hill Condos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jody   603-580-5192   
   

Annual meeting

    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. 

Monday October 2 - Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala

This astonishing debut by a gifted 23-year-old American of Nigerian ancestry tracks an African child soldier’s descent into hell. Resilient but terrified, Little Agu is a wide-eyed, preteen boy thrown among the demented and the depraved. At the start, in an unspecified West African country, he’s being dragged out of a shack in the bush and beaten by another child. There are trucks, and soldiers in rags. They offer Agu food and water and the chance to be a soldier. Agu accepts….

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday October 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Hospice Volunteer training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
   

Sponsored by Cornerstone VNA

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conservation Law Foundation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa Paly   603-502-0798   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday October 4, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Ballou   603-749-9634   debra@debraballou.com
    http://www.seacoaststorytellersnh.com    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday October 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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.

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  4:00 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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    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
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Friday October 6, 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 October 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Sheafes House Condos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Casey Tincler   617-947-4462   
   

Annual meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Toastmasters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jim Lavalley   978-853-3061   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Columbus Day - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:00 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.

    Location: Youth Services
Tuesday October 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Koha Training Day 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Hospice Volunteer training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
   

Sponsored by Cornerstone VNA

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday October 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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 Great Bay Kids Company Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stacey Dailey   603-766-5437   
   

Book fair coordinators workshop with Scholastic Books.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM All Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday October 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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.

    Location: Youth Services
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  4:00 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 Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Therapists Night Out (LCD Projector) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Zill   498-1844   janzill@comcast.net
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday October 13, 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 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community 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 October 14, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday October 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday October 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     ehobgoog16@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: Levenson Community Room
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lib_teddybear_reading 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
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday October 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Hospice Volunteer training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
   

Sponsored by Cornerstone VNA

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked
    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. 

Tuesday October 17 - Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

A lively social history that does for salt what Kurlansky previously did for Cod (1997)…. Without salt, Kurlansky states at the outset, there would be no life, let alone a nifty preservative for everything from herring to mummies. Salt keeps the muscles pumping, the blood flowing, the brain firing. Its importance has trailed endless strife.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday October 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Office of International Commerce Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Sullivan   603-271-8444   
   

Export Logistics Seminar.  Training session for businesses who export in New Hampshire.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Girl Scouts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Suzy Gagnon     ssgagnon@gmail.com
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday October 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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.

    Location: Youth Services
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  4:00 PM Supervisors' Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Friday October 20, 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
 
misc_smiley 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 October 21, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday October 23, 2017 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: Levenson Community Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conservation Law Foundation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa Paly   603-502-0798   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday October 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  9:30 AM Toddler Time for 2-3 yr olds 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 Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 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 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Hospice Volunteer training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
   

Sponsored by Cornerstone VNA

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Local 1386 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen     
   

General Meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Room
Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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 NH Charitable Foundation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrice Allaire   603-225-6641 x20227   
   

Grantseeker information session

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time for ages 2-3 yr with an adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Community Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Blass   603-475-4473   karen@connectionspeersupport.org
   

 

connections peer suppport center 603-427-9699

    Location: Levenson 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 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 October 25 - The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle & The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft

LaValle cleverly retcons H.P. Lovecraft’s infamous story “The Horror at Red Hook,” retelling it with a new protagonist (the titular Charles Thomas Tester, a splendidly Lovecraftian name) and a literary veneer that recalls Chester Himes. Tester, a con artist in 1924 Harlem with a minor awareness of the occult, occasionally masquerades as a street musician, playing the guitar (poorly) while pulling his hustles. When he’s approached by the eccentric Robert Suydam to play at a party, he knows something’s awry, but the money’s too good to pass up.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Location Varies
Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  4:00 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 Room Booked
    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 October 27, 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
 
misc_smiley 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 October 28, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
holiday_ghost 12:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday October 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     ehobgoog16@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: Levenson Community Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday October 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Hospice Volunteer training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
   

Sponsored by Cornerstone VNA

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Candidates Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Thomas   603-969-3583   
   

Residents of Ward 5 hear from candidates (Sponsored by the Friends of the South End)

Open to the public

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Debra Ballou   603-749-9634   debra@debraballou.com
    http://www.seacoaststorytellersnh.com    
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  4:00 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 Room Booked
    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 November 3, 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
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misc_smiley 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 November 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday November 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Live Guitar Performance: Kim Perlak 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.

November 5 @ PMAC

David William Ross

David Ross is a guitarist, composer, and producer living in New England and currently serves on the faculty of Fitchburg State University, the Concord Community Music School, and Elm City Music. He has done recording work for PARMA Recordings and works as a session/studio player specializing in new music and improvisation in both chamber and solo settings.

David has a B.M in guitar performance, music theory, and composition from Keene State College where he studied with guitarist/composer José Lezcano. He also holds a M.M and Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University where he served as teaching assistant in the guitar program studying under Julian Gray. David has also studied guitar with Scott Tennant at the Thornton School of the University of Southern California and has had frequent lessons with Pépe Romero and Manuel Barrueco.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
Monday November 6, 2017 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: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM NHLA Paralibrarians Section: Intermediate Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Cornell   603-766-1730   sbcornell@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Registration required.

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     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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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Anti-pollution League Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Doug Bogen   603-664-2696   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday November 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  4:00 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  -  8:45 PM Therapists Night Out (LCD Projector) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Zill   498-1844   janzill@comcast.net
    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  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Veterans' Day - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday November 11, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     ehobgoog16@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: Levenson Community 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. 

Monday November 13 - Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

LaPlante’s literary novel explores uncharted territory, imagining herself into a mind, one slipping, fading, spinning away from her protagonist, a woman who may have murdered her best friend. Dr. Jennifer White lives in the dark, shadowy forest of forgetfulness.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM One Sky Community Services Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Billie Tooley   603-436-6111x115   B.Tooley@oneskyservices.org
   

Annual meeting followed by a lecture.  Open to the public

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
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. 

Monday November 13 - Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

LaPlante’s literary novel explores uncharted territory, imagining herself into a mind, one slipping, fading, spinning away from her protagonist, a woman who may have murdered her best friend. Dr. Jennifer White lives in the dark, shadowy forest of forgetfulness.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
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 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Cookbook Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine   603-766-1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Announcing Portsmouth Public Library's NEW 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 - 8 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. 

Tuesday November 14 – Holiday Dishes

Titles will be announced at the September meeting. Check back here for more information.

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: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Wednesday November 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Office of International Commerce Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Sullivan   603-271-8444   
   

Export Logistics Seminar.  Training session for businesses who export in New Hampshire.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM ISHRA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Richards   608-213-1528   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday November 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Supervisors' Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 Room Booked
    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 November 17, 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
 
misc_smiley 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 November 18, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
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
Sunday November 19, 2017 Go To Top
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 Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday November 20, 2017 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: Levenson Community Room
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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
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday November 21, 2017 Go To Top
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
 
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
Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 5:00 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
Saturday November 25, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday November 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     ehobgoog16@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: Levenson Community Room
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nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
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
Wednesday November 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     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_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
Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  4:00 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 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_smiley 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 2, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday December 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Live Guitar Performance: Kim Perlak 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 Gheezi

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
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
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday December 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  4:00 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 Room Booked
    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
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Friday December 8, 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
 
misc_smiley 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
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday December 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson     ehobgoog16@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: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday December 12, 2017 Go To Top
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 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 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evgeniya Dame     evgeniya.dame@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday December 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM All Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  4:00 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 15, 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
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Lobby
Saturday December 16, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday December 18, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Lobby
Tuesday December 19, 2017 Go To Top
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
Wednesday December 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 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
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Greek Language Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elaine Fuller     reddoorpottery@gmail.com
   

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  -  4:00 PM Supervisors' Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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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