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Monday September 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday September 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 10:40 AM  -  11:20 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the South End Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hillary O'Neill   603-767-4334   
   

Discussion re: noise at Prescott Park.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Women's Giving Circle (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Allison Bussiere   603-957-1474   
   

Group meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Thursday September 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM SBA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Bassett   603-225-1606   
   

New England Region management meeting.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Internet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

September 5 | Good Will Hunting

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

September 18 | Fault in Our Stars

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

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

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

October 9 | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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

October 23 | MUMMY DOUBLE FEATURE!

5:00 PM   The Mummy [1932]

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

6:30 PM   The Mummy [1999]

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

November 6 | Chef

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

November 19 | The Hound of the Baskervilles [1959]

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

November 20 | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

All film synopses from midwesttapes.com.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday September 5, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Email Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday September 6, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday September 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writers Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson   603-812-1548   azilen48@yahoo.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM iPads & Tablets for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Club Finz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Holloway   6034185528   mholloway12@yahoo.com
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM DAR Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrea Abbott   603-498-7906   
   

Meeting and presentation.

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday September 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Room Booked
    Location: Study Room #3
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 1386 committee mtg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen     
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Peace of Mind: Alzheimers and Other Dementias Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brinn Chute   610-4433   
   

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

Portsmouth Senior Services, Extended Family Care and the Portsmouth Public Library are pleased to offer an information session about Alzheimer's and other dementias at the Portsmouth Library on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:00pm.

J. Bludau, M.D., Elliot Memory & Mobility Center, will give an update on Alzheimer's and other dementias including the latest on diagnosis and treatment. The talk will also touch upon what is currently understand about prevention.
 
Dr Juergen H. Bludau was born in Germany and educated in England. He received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and completed his postgraduate studies in the USA. He is a board-certified, Harvard fellowship-trained geriatrician, and the Executive Medical Director of Geriatrics and Home Care of the Elliot Health System. Prior to his current position he was the Clinical Chief and Director of the clinical geriatric services at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Aging. He is board member of the Massachusetts/NH Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the current Co-chair of the Medical Scientific advisory board.

Dr. Bludau is also the chair of the Diagnosis, Treatment and Care Work Group of the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders State Plan.
In the past Dr. Bludau was on the governor’s appointed, Florida Statewide Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Council. He is the author of “Aging, but never old” and the co-author of “Alzheimer’s Disease” in the series Biographies of Disease

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

Study class

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Documentary: “The Anatomy of a Great Deception” Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mike Hasty   207-703-3814   
   

~~Documentary: “The Anatomy of a Great Deception”
This will be the Seacoast-area debut of a new documentary exploring the events of September 11, 2001. Filmmaker David Hooper chronicles his personal journey from accepting the official account to questioning the many discrepancies in that account, with particular emphasis on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, the third tower to fall that day. This film will headline the 2014 9/11 Truth Film Festival in San Francisco. There will be discussion following the screening. Sponsored by Seacoast 9/11 Questions. For more information, call Mike Hasty, 207-703-3814. 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday September 11, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PowerPoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Photo Editing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fairy House Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Sanders   603-664-2617   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM IAHA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Koloshey   603-964-4184   
   

Membership meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Friday September 12, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Managing Files & Folders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Harlem Renaissance Movie Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Geraldine Palmer   431-8290   
   

The Seacoast African American Cultural Center presents Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger and Coffin know all about Deke and his fraudulent schemes that take advantage of the poor and the ignorant and can't wait for a chance to expose him. When a barbecue O'Malley is apparently 'robbed' they get their chance to take him and his cohorts down.

Director:Ossie Davis
Writers:Ossie Davis, Chester Himes (novel)
Stars:Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday September 15, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Peace of Mind: Applying for Social Security Disability Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Turner   603-969-5398   
   

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

Learn the do’s, don’ts, and unwritten rules of going through the SSDI application process.

  • What you can do to speed the process along?
  • What is the appeals process and how can you help?
  • What is the interplay between state and federal benefits?

Presented by Chris Roundy, Esq.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Women's College Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Louise Thompson   603-488-8540   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday September 16, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM iPads & Tablets for Intermediate Users Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Word Basics, Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Greater Seacoast NH Real Estate Investment Meet-up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jay Comstock   603-828-3848   
   

Real estate investment education and networking.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberly Green   207-439-9125   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday September 17, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Excel Charts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Home Retention Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Vanessa Beauchesne   603-715-3255   
   

For homeowners in danger of foreclosure to meet with an attorney for free.  Sponsored by the NH Bar Association.

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 15 @ 7 PM Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by Sean Moundas (UNH)

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women 2014 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Larry Drake   603-373-8517   
   

Election issues impacting women, their work and their families.  Sponsored by the Portsmouth Democratic Committee.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

Board meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Facebook Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

September 5 | Good Will Hunting

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

September 18 | Fault in Our Stars

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

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

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

October 9 | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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

October 23 | MUMMY DOUBLE FEATURE!

5:00 PM   The Mummy [1932]

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

6:30 PM   The Mummy [1999]

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

November 6 | Chef

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

November 19 | The Hound of the Baskervilles [1959]

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

November 20 | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

All film synopses from midwesttapes.com.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   436-1378   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Friday September 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sustainable Portsmouth (Pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bert Cohen   431-5113   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Saturday September 20, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Cunningham   603-380-1231   
   

Hosting meeting of AAHGS-NE chapter

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday September 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberly Green   207-439-9125   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday September 22, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel Charts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Zinio setup (Downloadable Magazines) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Publisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Seacoast Mothers' Association Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-502-8082   
   

group meeting (CPR training)

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday September 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM So Much for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joe Galli   603-427-0907   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Zinio setup (Downloadable Magazines) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Word Basics, Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Local 1386 Unit Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Kick-off meeting for Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Character Based Zoning Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nick Cracknell, Planning Department   610-7328   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM Seacoast/Portsmouth IBD meetup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norman Plaisted   207-752-2456   
   

Lesson 8.  Components of Winning Stocks: Big Return on Equity and Pre-tax Margins. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday September 24, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Microsoft Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Civic Engagement Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kirstie Venne   603-230-4107   
   

Lecture on the importance of the NH primary.  Sponsored by AARP-NH.  PUBLIC S INVITED.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM WordPress/Intro to Blogging Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Census Recruiting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judith Costiew   603-969-4434   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM New Hampshire Theatre Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tamre Steinhauer   603-431-6644 x1   
   

Board meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SPECIAL CULT FILM NIGHT: Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stacia Oparowski   766-5124   soparowski@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

Through the darkness of future past / The magician longs to see / One chants out between two worlds / Fire walk with me

Diane,

It’s 1:04 PM at the Portsmouth Public Library. Last night I dreamt that on September 25 there will be a FREE showing of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me at the library’s location. There you can:

  • Enter the costume contest to win a prize from one of the sponsors
  • Try the coffee (not fish-filtered), cherry pie, and doughnuts
  • Gain wisdom from The Log

The festivities will start at 5:30 PM, and the movie will begin at 6:30 PM. Contest winners will be announced after the showing. This event is made possible with donations from:

  • Breaking New Grounds
  • Bullmoose Music
  • Ceres Bakery
  • Diversions Puzzles & Games
  • Lil’s Cafe
  • Off Piste
  • Seacoast Repertory Theatre

Oh, and Diane … the owls are not what they seem.

Please note: this film is Rated R for strong violence, sex, drug content, and for language.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

cityofportsmouth.com/library/twinpeaks.htm    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday September 26, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Twitter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_rivers 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Movie: Disneynature Bears Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Disneynature Bears Astonishing footage captures the fast-moving action and suspense of an endearing bear family learning to live life to its fullest in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses. Showcasing a year in the life of a bear family, mother Sky teaches her two impressionable cubs, Amber and Scout about life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop, their journey begins as winter ends. Emerging from hibernation, the three face the bitter cold and an exciting but very risky outside world.

Rated G. 78 minutes

- Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.

Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM NESLA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Irene Kwidzinski   860-355-0762   
   

Group meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Toastmasters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Ripley   603-436-7195   
   

Area 10 contest

    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
misc_rivers 3:05 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Movie: Disneynature Bears Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Disneynature Bears Astonishing footage captures the fast-moving action and suspense of an endearing bear family learning to live life to its fullest in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses. Showcasing a year in the life of a bear family, mother Sky teaches her two impressionable cubs, Amber and Scout about life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop, their journey begins as winter ends. Emerging from hibernation, the three face the bitter cold and an exciting but very risky outside world.

Rated G. 78 minutes

- Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver at all times while in the library.

Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Sunday September 28, 2014 Go To Top
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Monday September 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Microsoft Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Whipple School Condominiums Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sharon @ Gene Fisk   603-431-8866   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Swinging Our Way to Victory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Swinging Our Way to Victory: American Popular Music of the World War II Era

Seventy years ago, mass broadcast music was beginning to take over the country. Nearly every family had a radio in the home. Meanwhile, a global war was being waged that would change the course of history. We looked to music then, as now, for relief, morale, and connection.

Join us in September as presenter Kevin Comtois showcases American popular music from the World War II Era.  Beginning with the Tin Pan Alley, Minstrel and Jazz music so popular in the 1920s and 30s, he'll look at how the subject matter, style and purpose of American music changed with the eruption of war in Europe and Asia and the impact here at home. Through the lens of music, we can see the issues of race, gender, economics and religion that were just beginning to explode into the American consciousness. 

Kevin Comtois is an educator, musician, and author of Troubadours & Troublemakers: The Evolution of American Protest Music. Find out more at kevincomtois.com.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Advanced Microsoft Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

support group

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

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

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM See What's Whispered: The Legacy of Artist David C Baker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Judith Faust     Judy@connectyourstories.com
   

See What’s Whispered is a new documentary about artist David C. Baker of Jackson, New Hampshire. For over fifty years, David enriched Mount Washington Valley’s cultural and community life. His enduring influence extended well beyond the Valley, to all who encountered him. Until his death from cancer in 1999, David Baker was a dear friend and mentor to many, including filmmaker Judy C. Faust, who involved Baker’s community in the making of this film.

For more information about David Baker    
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Peace of Mind: A Kid's Perspective on her Elderly Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Join author Pamela Carey as she discusses the challenges faced in caring for one's aging parents. The author of Elderly Parents With All Their Marbles: A Survival Guide for the Kids, Carey holds a B.A. from Colby College and an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College. A former information director for the Delaware Dept. of Education, she taught in Connecticut, Georgia and Maine. She has also published a book about her two sons, called Minor League Mom: A Mother's Journey Through the Red Sox Farm Teams

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Talks at the Wentworth Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603 766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Leadership learning group

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

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

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

Leadership learning group

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Sunday October 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Monday October 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writers Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eliza Hobson   603-812-1548   azilen48@yahoo.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Day of mindfulness, meditation.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM Seacoast/Portsmouth IBD meetup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norman Plaisted   207-752-2456   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

Study class

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Board meeting

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

September 5 | Good Will Hunting

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

September 18 | Fault in Our Stars

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

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

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

October 9 | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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

October 23 | MUMMY DOUBLE FEATURE!

5:00 PM   The Mummy [1932]

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

6:30 PM   The Mummy [1999]

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

November 6 | Chef

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

November 19 | The Hound of the Baskervilles [1959]

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

November 20 | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

All film synopses from midwesttapes.com.

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Library is Closed for Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday October 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Gulf of Maine Council-set up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Power   603-559-1500 x9   
   

group meeting

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

Annual Meeting

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

group meeting

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 15 @ 7 PM Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by Sean Moundas (UNH)

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  5:30 PM Gulf of Maine Council Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Power   603-559-1500 x9   
   

group meeting

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Wentworth Home
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fairy House Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Sanders   603-664-2617   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday October 18, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Tuesday October 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
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Wednesday October 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday October 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fall Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Armitage   603-766-1732   
   
Fall Film Series!!  All films begin at 6:30pm in the Levenson Room.  Get cozy with a movie and refreshments - for FREE!

September 5 | Good Will Hunting

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

September 18 | Fault in Our Stars

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

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

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

October 9 | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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

October 23 | MUMMY DOUBLE FEATURE!

5:00 PM   The Mummy [1932]

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

6:30 PM   The Mummy [1999]

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

November 6 | Chef

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

November 19 | The Hound of the Baskervilles [1959]

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

November 20 | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

All film synopses from midwesttapes.com.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Maine International Trade Center (pending) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zeynep Turk   207-541-7400   turk@mitc.com
   

Business meeting

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

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

Rated PG. 93 minutes.

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

Call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Rated PG. 93 minutes.

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

Call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM.

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

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

Rated PG. 93 minutes.

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

Call ahead in case of any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Local 1386 Unit Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BAN-Beyond Affairs Network Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Riley   603-498-6283   
   

support group

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
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Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday November 1, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Day of Mindfulness and meditation.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

Light refreshments will be served.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Talks at the Wentworth Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603 766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

September 5 | Good Will Hunting

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

September 18 | Fault in Our Stars

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

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

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

October 9 | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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

October 23 | MUMMY DOUBLE FEATURE!

5:00 PM   The Mummy [1932]

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

6:30 PM   The Mummy [1999]

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

November 6 | Chef

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

November 19 | The Hound of the Baskervilles [1959]

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

November 20 | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

All film synopses from midwesttapes.com.

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Monday November 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Book Discussion (Fiction) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   427 1540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Local 1386 Unit Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM (Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

 

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 15 @ 7 PM Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by Sean Moundas (UNH)

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Board meeting

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Wentworth Home
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Levenson Community Room
Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Thanksgiving Hours:

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

Thursday, November 27         Closed

Friday, November 28               Closed

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

Thanksgiving Hours:

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

Thursday, November 27         Closed

Friday, November 28               Closed

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

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

Thanksgiving Hours:

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

Thursday, November 27         Closed

Friday, November 28               Closed

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Peace of Mind: Conflict Resolution Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Find out more about Judy

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Talks at the Wentworth Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603 766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
Tuesday December 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Local 1386 Unit Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Gillespie     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Harling    603-766-1713   lqharling@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 15 @ 7 PM Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by Sean Moundas (UNH)

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Board meeting

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY~~~~

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

Christmas Holiday Hours:

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

Thursday, December 25         Closed

Friday, December 26              Closed

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

Christmas Holiday Hours:

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

Thursday, December 25         Closed

Friday, December 26              Closed

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

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

Christmas Holiday Hours:

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

Thursday, December 25         Closed

Friday, December 26              Closed

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

Monday, September 8 | Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by PPL Staff. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
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