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Sunday February 18, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library is Closed  
   

The Library is Closed.  We will reopen on February 20 at 9 am.


Monday February 19, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Library is Closed  
   

The Library is Closed.  We will reopen on February 20 at 9 am.


Tuesday February 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Winter Craft Make & Take  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop in and Create in the Children's Room.  No sign up required.  For ages 3 years and up.

    Location: Children's Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Help Tuesdays  
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   683-9457   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

Join us on most Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30 for drop-in tech help. One of our reference librarians will be on hand to help answer questions and trouble shoot. Bring your device, passwords, and questions with you! Free and open to the public. No registration required.

    Location: Mello Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Third Tuesday Book Club  
   

Join us for a discussion of Hillbilly Elegy : A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance.

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. - Amazon.com

Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.


Wednesday February 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Hooray for Languages  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Join us for a bilingual Spanish/English Story Time & Play Event!  Children will explore the Spanish language through bilingual stories, songs, movement, and an activity.  Brought to you by Hooray for Languages, whose mission is to enrich young lives through foreign languages.  Registration is required.  Great for children ages 3 through 5 years.  

    Location: Mello Program Room

Thursday February 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Hand Sewing with Stitchery  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Karen Katin from Stitchery is going to treat us with a sewing program over February Vacation! For grades 1 - 5.  Space is limited; registration is required.  Registration opens Feb. 1.

    Location: Mello Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen Cake Decorating  
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   683-9457   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

Ms. Sue will be on hand to teach you some decorating tips and tricks! Cakes, supplies, and decorations will be provided. Be sure to register so we know what we need for supplies! What a "sweet" way to spend your vacation!

    Location: Mello Program Room

Friday February 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kindermusik  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Maria Anthon is here to get your little ones moving!  A great exploration of fine and gross motor skills, all while having a wonderful time!  For toddlers and preschoolers.  No sign up required.

    Location: Children's Room

Monday February 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Babies & Yearlings  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Cooking with Kerrie  
   

Chef Kerrie Schoenbucher will be preparing some scrumptious items at the Library.  Kerrie has been with Atria Aquidneck Place since January of 2016.  Her smiling face is hard to find sometimes as she is hidden in the kitchen but, if you do catch a glimpse of her you will see right away that she is a positive light in our community!  Of course everyone raves about Kerrie’s fabulous meals and we will have the opportunity to taste some favorites and learn some cooking tips along the way.  Recipes include crab & cream cheese wontons, pan seared tuna with mixed greens and root vegetable hash, cranberry cookies.  Wine specially chosen for this class will accompany the samplings.

Kerrie was born and lives in Portsmouth, RI and is a graduate of Portsmouth High School.  After school, Kerrie went straight into the work force as a cook in Newport County.

This program is free and open to the public but you must be 21 or over to attend.  Seating is limited to 20.

 

 


Tuesday February 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Help Tuesdays  
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   683-9457   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

Join us on most Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30 for drop-in tech help. One of our reference librarians will be on hand to help answer questions and trouble shoot. Bring your device, passwords, and questions with you! Free and open to the public. No registration required.

    Location: Mello Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   683-9457   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

All ages, teen through adults, are welcome to join us for our monthly book club reading teen fiction! This month's selection is Mouse Trap, by Agatha Christie.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

    Location: Mello Program Room

Wednesday February 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday March 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Monday March 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Babies & Yearlings  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday March 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Monday March 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Babies & Yearlings  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Art Event  
    Contact: Colleen LeComte   683-9457   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

Bring your friends for this open Art event!! We will have supplies out for you to use so you can create your own work of art! Project supplies and materials will be provided.  We need your creativity!

Registration requested!

    Location: Mello Program Room

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Basic Embroidery  
   

Learn basic embroidery stitches in this class and view examples of the instructor's work to get everyone thinking “outside the hoop”.  Each participant can design and create their own piece of hoop art and take a home a completed project. Karen Katin of The Stitchery will lead this fun 2-hour workshop

All materials provided.

This free workshop is limited to 15 participants, ages 18 and up.

 


Wednesday March 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday March 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Monday March 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Babies & Yearlings  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Third Tuesday Book Club  
   

This is our annual planning session for the upcoming year of great reading! We will talk about the suggested titles and then cast our votes for our favorites to determine what we will read during the next 11 months. All of the titles will be ready to talk about and look at. And we'll eat pizza!  Soda, tea, and dessert will also be provided so bring your appetite.


Wednesday March 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday March 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Monday March 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Babies & Yearlings  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   683-9457   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

Teens and adults are welcome to join us for our monthly book club! Always held the last Tuesday of each month. 

This month's selection is My Life in Black and White by Natasha Friend. 

Summary: What if you lost the thing that made you who you are? 

Lexi has always been stunning. Her butter-colored hair and perfect features have helped her attract friends, a boyfriend, and the attention of a modeling scout. But everything changes the night Lexi's face goes through a windshield. Now she's not sure what's worse: the scars she'll have to live with forever, or what she saw going on between her best friend and her boyfriend right before the accident. With the help of her trombone-playing, defiantly uncool older sister and a guy at school recovering from his own recent trauma, Lexi learns she's much more than just a pretty face.

 

    Location: Mello Program Room

Wednesday March 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday March 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Easter Egg Hunt  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt!   For children ages 2 - 5 years.  As long as it isn't raining, the hunt will be outside.  Be sure to bring your own basket or bag.  Don't be late; this is over in a flash.

In order to have enough for each child, registration is absolutely required! Call us at 683-9457 x4.  Registration begins March 12.

    Location: Children's Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Fanciful Egg Decorating  
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   683-9457   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

Another great Teen Only event is coming up! Choose between the classic dyeing of eggs that you can then snack on, or choose to paint your own designs with the tried and true paintbrush method! Create your own designs and enjoy the painted eggs as decorations. All eggs and art materials will be provided, just bring your friends and creativity. 

Please register in advance so that we can provide enough eggs for everyone to make. 

    Location: Mello Program Room

Saturday March 31, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Intro to iPhone Photography  
    Contact: Colleen LeComte   683-9457   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

Have a new iPhone? Have an old iPhone? Bring your phone with you to class, and learn the basics of iPhone photography. From filters to editing, basic photography principles and sharing/printing images, this class will have a little bit of everything. 

Registration required! 

    Location: Mello Program Room

Monday April 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Babies & Yearlings  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday April 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday April 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Monday April 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Babies & Yearlings  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday April 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday April 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday April 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday April 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Meet the Chicks with Casey Farm  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Join our guest educators from Casey Farm as they bring in a hen and real chicks to discover and hold.  This is open to all ages, but children must be able to sit calmly and attentively for the hour. Sign up at the desk or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

    Location: Mello Program Room

Thursday April 19, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Senior Seminar: Aging in Place  
   

Join industry experts to learn where you fit on the "Aging in Place Continuum", the important options and considerations for aging in your home and community, and how to begin to "rightsize" in your current home.  This seminar provides important information and data for mature adults and their families enabling them to plan with informed choices, have more control, and to better understand the essential financial information for the living and lifestyle alternatives among home-based, neighborhood, or community-based options focused on the unique needs of adults later in life.

This program is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Please call the Library at 683-9457 or sign up online by clicking on the REGISTER button below.


Monday April 23, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Portsmouth Historical Society Book Series  
   

Portsmouth Free Public Library and the Portsmouth Historical Society will host a book club discussion of “American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Women Who Defied the Puritans,” by Eve LaPlante.

Anne Hutchinson, a forty-six-year-old midwife pregnant with her sixteenth child, stood before forty male judges of the Massachusetts Court, charged with heresy and sedition. In a time when women could not vote, hold public office, or teach outside the home, the charismatic Hutchinson wielded remarkable political power. Her unconven­tional ideas had attracted a following of prominent citizens eager for social reform. Hutchinson defended herself brilliantly, but the judges, faced with a perceived threat to public order, banished her for behaving in a manner “not comely for [her] sex.” Exiled from Boston Colony, she settled in Rhode Island with many of her followers, who founded the town of Portsmouth in 1638, establishing a “Bodie Politick” based on religious freedom. The book illuminates the origins of our modern concepts of religious freedom, equal rights, and free speech, and showcases an extraordinary woman whose achieve­ments are astonishing by the standards of any era. 

This will be the first of a series of Portsmouth Free Public Library book club discussions on books about local history selected by the Portsmouth Historical Society. Copies of this title will be available for checkout at the library.  This event is free and no sign up is required.


Monday April 30, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM RI State Archives Genealogy Workshop  
   

The Rhode Island State Archives is organizing a genealogy and family history workshop with the Portsmouth Free Public Library on Monday, April 30th at 6:30pm. Join Archives staff for a discussion on identifying misinformation, how to search records, and how the State Archives can assist in in-depth family history research.

The State Archives is within the Division of Archives, Library, & Public Information of the Rhode Island Department of State. The Rhode Island Department of State engages and empowers all Rhode Islanders by making government more accessible and transparent, encouraging civic pride, enhancing commerce and ensuring that elections are fair, fast and accurate. Visit us online at www.sos.ri.gov.


Thursday May 3, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Free Fly Tying Workshop  
   

Portsmouth Free Public Library and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, are hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants will learn to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks then have the opportunity to fish using the flies they created at a private fly fishing event in Rhode Island. This course is geared towards novices and experienced fly tiers alike.

Fly tying dates: (Attend one or attend all, we will be making a different fly each class!):

Thursday, 5/3 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/10 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/17 6pm - 8 pm

Fishing date:

Sunday, 6/10 from 10 am to 2 pm

No experience is necessary, and no fishing license is required to participate in this program. This program is for people ages 10 and older. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own! Anyone wishing to participate is required to register for the program in advance for planning purposes. Walk in’s will not be allowed to participate.

This program is free and open to the public.  Please contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov  or 401-539-0019, click on the REGISTER button or call Portsmouth Free Public Library at 683-9457 to sign up.

 


Saturday May 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Touch-a-Truck  
   

The Library’s annual fundraising event at Glen Park.  Proceeds from the event will go toward Library purchases.


Thursday May 10, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Free Fly Tying Workshop  
   

Portsmouth Free Public Library and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, are hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants will learn to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks then have the opportunity to fish using the flies they created at a private fly fishing event in Rhode Island. This course is geared towards novices and experienced fly tiers alike.

Fly tying dates: (Attend one or attend all, we will be making a different fly each class!):

Thursday, 5/3 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/10 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/17 6pm - 8 pm

Fishing date:

Sunday, 6/10 from 10 am to 2 pm

No experience is necessary, and no fishing license is required to participate in this program. This program is for people ages 10 and older. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own! Anyone wishing to participate is required to register for the program in advance for planning purposes. Walk in’s will not be allowed to participate.

This program is free and open to the public.  Please contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov  or 401-539-0019, click on the REGISTER button or call Portsmouth Free Public Library at 683-9457 to sign up.


Thursday May 17, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Free Fly Tying Workshop  
   

Portsmouth Free Public Library and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, are hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants will learn to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks then have the opportunity to fish using the flies they created at a private fly fishing event in Rhode Island. This course is geared towards novices and experienced fly tiers alike.

Fly tying dates: (Attend one or attend all, we will be making a different fly each class!):

Thursday, 5/3 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/10 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/17 6pm - 8 pm

Fishing date:

Sunday, 6/10 from 10 am to 2 pm

No experience is necessary, and no fishing license is required to participate in this program. This program is for people ages 10 and older. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own! Anyone wishing to participate is required to register for the program in advance for planning purposes. Walk in’s will not be allowed to participate.

This program is free and open to the public.  Please contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov  or 401-539-0019, click on the REGISTER button or call Portsmouth Free Public Library at 683-9457 to sign up.


Saturday September 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Diggin’ Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop  
   

What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? Kate Wells and Michelle Chiles will cover the basics to get you started in this informative workshop. You’ll learn basic research methods and work with free websites (or paper if you prefer!) to create your own family tree. You’ll learn to search several free genealogical databases, learn about resources available to you at Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence Public Library, and in your own community and how to use what you find to document your family history. Basic comfort using a computer for online research is required.

This program is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited so please click on the REGISTER button or call the Library at 683-9457 to sign up for this program.


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