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Friday June 1, 2018 -  Thursday June 28, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Exhibit: Opening The Door with Living Innovations  
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier     nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Exhibit: Opening the Door
Living Innovations Summer Art Show
June 1 – June 28
Reception: Thursday June 14 | 2 – 3PM

The Living Innovations Portsmouth office is hosting an Art Show in the lobby of the Portsmouth Public Library. This is a FREE event that will feature artwork done by individuals who receive support services from Living Innovations. The library will host a reception on Thursday June 14 from 2 to 3 PM.

Living Innovations provides support to people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities to live a good life at home and in the community. Based in Greenland, the organization also has offices throughout NH, ME, RI, & CT. For more information on Living Innovations, visit online at LivingInnovations.com.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Lobby

Thursday June 21, 2018 -  Tuesday July 31, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Exhibit: Text & Textiles  
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Exhibit: Text and Textiles
June 21 – July 31
Portsmouth Public Library

July 2, 6 – 8:30 PM: Opening Reception and Reading (View this event on Facebook!)

July 21, 2 – 4 PM: Poetry Reading (View this event on Facebook!)

July 30, 6 – 8:30 PM: Panel Discussion and Poetry Reading (View this event on Facebook!)

The exhibit entitled "Text and Textiles" represents eleven collaborations between poets invited by Alice B. Fogel, poet laureate of NH and artists from the Women's Caucus for Art, NH Chapter. 

The Women's Caucus for Art is a national organization formed in 1972 with the mission to create community through art, education, and social activism. The NH Chapter is one of the most active in the nation with an annual membership of over a hundred member artists from around the state.

The collaborative partnerships were chosen by the poets from among member artists who volunteered for this series of events in September 2017. The term "textiles" is being very loosely applied and the artists involved are free to do work in any medium.  Portsmouth Public Library will host this exhibit from June 21 – July 31. Besides an opening reception on July 2, 6 – 8:30 PM, two more events are scheduled. On July 21, 2 – 4 PM, a poetry reading will be held, and on July 30, 6 – 8:30 PM, artists and poets will talk about their work, the process, collaboration, innovation, and inspiration as a presentation and question and answer session, more of a panel presentation.

Poets and collaborating artists:

  • Kyle Potvin: Brenda Wilbert:
  • Ala Khaki: Debra Claffey: 
  • Mark deCarteret: Donna Catanzaro: 
  • Marnie Cobbs: Kristen Weyrick-Scott:  
  • S Stephanie: Linda Basha Brookshire: 
  • Alice Fogel: Mary Cornog: 
  • Todd Hearon: Maryellen Sakura: 
  • Emma Breslow: Shawna Gibbs:
  • Patrice Pinette: Soosen Dunholter: 
  • Candace Bergstrom: Susan Rock: 
  • Henry Walters: Linda Greenwood
  • Kate Dean: Kate Higley:

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday June 24, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Meet the Author: Reeve Lindbergh  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Meet Author Reeve Lindbergh!
Sunday June 24 | 4 PM
Special After-Hours Event!
Presented by RiverRun Bookstore

Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writes about the intersection of fame and privacy from her unique perspective—as the spokesperson for the arguably most famous family of the twentieth century. Come meet the author at Portsmouth Public Library and hear from her new book, Two Lives. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. This event is FREE and open to all. Presented by RiverRun Bookstore!

In the book, Lindbergh reflects on her own “two lives,” navigating her role as the public face of her family while, at the same time, leading a very quiet existence in rural Vermont. After devoting years to keeping separate her “Lindbergh life” and her everyday life on her farm, she now finds herself able to make peace with her two lives. Lindbergh takes us into the National Air and Space Museum and her own kitchen drawers with equal ease, discovering that the history-making items on display are, for her, like the memorabilia that most families keep in the attic. Two Lives reconciles the seemingly separate worlds of fame and privacy, even finding a “certain sweetness” when they intersect.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday June 25, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
   

New attendees welcome

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Junk2Funk with Trashcan Lid Productions  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

PictureA fun interactive performance by Trash Can Lid Productions musicians who really know how to turn junk into funk!

A performing artist, musician, DJ and educator (M.A. / M.Ed.), Jeff Erwin is a master teacher who leads participants down a path of self-exploration. Since 1989, Jeff’s work has enriched the lives of youth and young adults ages 3 to 23 in schools and universities across America. His teaching style encourages students to take healthy risks and make new discoveries about themselves while enabling them to feel successful as performing artists and musicians in a relatively short period of time. In 1998, Jeff founded Trashcan Lid Productions (TLP), an organization that has received numerous grants. In 1999, Jeff’s young touring cast starred in a nationally televised commercial for Kitchen, Etc. playing pots, pans and other kitchenware. Through Jeff’s direction, TLP performers have appeared on New Hampshire Public Television, New England Cable News, the ABC Television Network, NHPR, and have received standing ovations across New England from audiences numbering as many as 2,000 persons. Jeff is a juried artist on the New Hampshire Council on the Arts' Arts & Artist Roster.

Ages 5 and Up. Free and open to the public.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   2:40 PM  -  3:20 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   3:20 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Arts in Reach  
    Contact: Mary-Jo Monusky   603-433-4278   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Family Movie: Early Man  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Early Man
Rated PG
88 minutes

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Lap Time  
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time for Babies engages ages 0 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Portsmouth's 400th (PortsHistSoc)  
    Contact: Susan Labrie   3-603-739-3234   susan@portsmouthhistory.org
   

Public input session.  To gather ideas on how to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Portsmouth.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2  
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Portsmouth's 400th (PortsHistSoc)  
    Contact: Susan Labrie   3-603-739-3234   susan@portsmouthhistory.org
   

Public input session.  To gather ideas on how to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Portsmouth.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Speculative Fiction Book Club 

Last Tuesday of the Month, 7 PM at Popovers on the Square!
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June 26 - Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Okorafor (The Shadow Speaker) returns with another successful tale of African magic. Although 12-year-old Sunny is Nigerian, she was born in America, and her Nigerian classmates see her as an outsider. Worse, she's an albino, an obvious target for bullies and suspected of being a ghost or a witch. Things change, however, when she has a vision of impending nuclear war. Then her classmate Orlu and his friend Chichi turn out to be Leopard People—witches—and insist that she is, too.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Popovers on the Square

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Move 'N' Groove Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

A ROCKIN' STORY TIME FOR ALL AGES!

10 AM Wednesday June 27 and Wednesday July 25.                    

Drop in.

A free program open to all.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Excel Basics  
   

Prerequisites: Computer Basics class -or- familiarity with the mouse, including highlighting, copying, and pasting

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Pinterest  
   

Prerequisites: Computer Basics class -or- familiarity with the mouse, including highlighting, copying, and pasting

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1  
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Summer Reading Kickoff!!  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Teen Summer Reading for ages 13-18

TRIVIA AND TREATS!!! We had so much fun last year at the Teen Kickoff, that we're going to do the same thing this year.

Come sign up for the teen summer reading program, learn about the prizes this year, compete in a CUT-THROAT TRIVIA CONTEST, and eat some yummy treats! It's really not that cut-throat...but still, do your best!

TEENS! Be sure to pick up your summer program calendar!

Free program.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room

Thursday June 28, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Story Time for ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STORY TIME for ages 3-5 engages children and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program open to library members.

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

Although unlikely, any program may be cancelled to to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:40 AM  -  11:20 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grief Girls  
    Contact: Cindy Brown   603-828-8551   
   

Support group addressing grief issues.  Not open to the public

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday June 29, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Lobby
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Making Slime for grades 6-8  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Making Slime!

For Grades 6-8

Friday June 29th 1-2pm

Wear your play clothes...we'll get messy making SLIME- bring your favorite recipe. We'll have the basic ingredients- you bring anything special you want to add in.

Free and open to the public. Please call ahead for any changes.

All children under 10 must be accompanied by an ADULT while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday June 30, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read with Chloe or Desey  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Dogs love stories too!

Come cool off in the AC and read with one of our certified Reading Therapy Dogs. Desey and Chloe will alternate weeks to read with you!

Saturdays 11 am to 12 noon.

Children who would like to read will be welcomed to read on a first come-first served basis. All ages are welcome to come say hi!

A huge thank you to Desey's human, Michele Brouillard, and Chloe's human Michael Traister for giving so much of their personal time and for bringing their wonderful dogs to work with budding readers in the library.

Children under 10  years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library.                            Please call ahead for any changes.

This program is free and open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rock On Crafty Kids (R.O.C.K.)  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.org
   

Are you ready to amp up your rockin' craft skills?  Drop in anytime from 11:00-2:00 for a rock themed craft that you can take home with you!

Free and open to the public

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sarah Jones   603-766-1740   swjones@cityofportsmouth.com
   

JOIN US FOR THIS INTERACTIVE FAMILY STORY TIME including stories, songs, dancing, and other fun activities.

Geared towards children ages 2-6 with an adult, but all are welcome to drop-in and try it out!

A free drop-in program open to PPL members.

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services

Monday July 2, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
   

New attendees welcome

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time For Ages 2 & 3  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

TODDLER TIME engages 2- and 3-year-old children and their adults in stories, finger play, songs, and active games.

A free drop-in program open to library members.

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

Although unlikely, any program may be cancelled to to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time for ages 2 & 3  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Build your literacy skills with us for stories, singing, dancing and MORE!

For children ages 2-3 with their adult!

Mondays July 2, 9, 16, 23, &30

Thursday August 9 & Tuesday August 14th

Please call ahead for any changes.

Children under 10 must accompanied by an ADULT at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   3:20 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Text & Textiles: Poetry Reading & Reception  
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Exhibit: Text and Textiles
June 21 – July 31
Portsmouth Public Library

July 2, 6 – 8:30 PM: Opening Reception and Reading (View this event on Facebook!)

The exhibit entitled "Text and Textiles" represents eleven collaborations between poets invited by Alice B. Fogel, poet laureate of NH and artists from the Women's Caucus for Art, NH Chapter. 

The Women's Caucus for Art is a national organization formed in 1972 with the mission to create community through art, education, and social activism. The NH Chapter is one of the most active in the nation with an annual membership of over a hundred member artists from around the state.

The collaborative partnerships were chosen by the poets from among member artists who volunteered for this series of events in September 2017. The term "textiles" is being very loosely applied and the artists involved are free to do work in any medium.  Portsmouth Public Library will host this exhibit from June 21 – July 31. Besides an opening reception on July 2, 6 – 8:30 PM, two more events are scheduled. On July 21, 2 – 4 PM, a poetry reading will be held, and on July 30, 6 – 8:30 PM, artists and poets will talk about their work, the process, collaboration, innovation, and inspiration as a presentation and question and answer session, more of a panel presentation.

Poets and collaborating artists:

  • Kyle Potvin: Brenda Wilbert:
  • Ala Khaki: Debra Claffey: 
  • Mark deCarteret: Donna Catanzaro: 
  • Marnie Cobbs: Kristen Weyrick-Scott:  
  • S Stephanie: Linda Basha Brookshire: 
  • Alice Fogel: Mary Cornog: 
  • Todd Hearon: Maryellen Sakura: 
  • Emma Breslow: Shawna Gibbs:
  • Patrice Pinette: Soosen Dunholter: 
  • Candace Bergstrom: Susan Rock: 
  • Henry Walters: Linda Greenwood
  • Kate Dean: Kate Higley:

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room

Tuesday July 3, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM testing  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED FOR FIREWORKS  
    Location: All Over the Library!

Wednesday July 4, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED - Independence Day  
   

The library is closed INDEPENDENCE DAY.. The book drop is available for returns. Please checkout our downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, films, music and more:

https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/library/borrow-download

    Location: All Over the Library!

Thursday July 5, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Lap Time  
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time for Babies engages ages 0 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga With Friends (Teens Only!)  
    Contact: Andrew Houldsworth   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join us and GET BENDY!

Yoga With Friends is a hilarious YouTube vid where a bunch of high schoolers try out some professional buddy yoga positions. We're gonna watch the video and TRY to copy the moves! Maybe we'll throw in some regular yoga, too. Bring a partner you're comfortable doing poses with! This promises to be hilarious.

Teens only! Stop by the Youth Desk if you have any questions!

    Location: Levenson Room

Friday July 6, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Spanish Book Group  
    Contact: Armonia Eddy     armonia.eddy36@gmail.com
   

Spanish book Group is for advanced/fluent Spanish speakers. The group reads books in Spanish and discusses them in Spanish.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday July 7, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read with Chloe or Desey  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Dogs love stories too!

Come cool off in the AC and read with one of our certified Reading Therapy Dogs. Desey and Chloe will alternate weeks to read with you!

Saturdays 11 am to 12 noon.

Children who would like to read will be welcomed to read on a first come-first served basis. All ages are welcome to come say hi!

A huge thank you to Desey's human, Michele Brouillard, and Chloe's human Michael Traister for giving so much of their personal time and for bringing their wonderful dogs to work with budding readers in the library.

Children under 10  years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library.                            Please call ahead for any changes.

This program is free and open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rock On Crafty Kids (R.O.C.K.)  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.org
   

Are you ready to amp up your rockin' craft skills?  Drop in anytime from 11:00-2:00 for a rock themed craft that you can take home with you!

Free and open to the public

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Water & Territory: An Art Science Dialogue  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Water and Territory: An Art-Science Dialogue

with Dr. Sarah Kelly and Ragko

Saturday July 7 | 2 – 4 PM

"Water and Territory: An Art-Science Dialogue" is a presentation by Dr. Sarah Kelly and Ragko. Simultaneously, it is a showing of paintings by Ragko. Conflicts involving hydropower in southern Chile threaten the spiritual territory of the Mapuche-Williche Pueblo. In the talk, Sarah and Ragko will use paintings by Ragko and other graphic materials to foster an interdisciplinary conversation.

Dr. Sarah Kelly, who grew up in Portsmouth and recently finished her dissertation in Geography at the University of Arizona, will present a four-year research collaboration in southern Chile with the Alianza Territorial Puelwillimapu, an ancestral Mapuche-Williche alliance.  Ragko, the artist name for Julio Muñoz, is a visiting Williche artist from southern Chile, who recently participated in a short-term residency at Dartmouth College. Together, Ragko and Sarah will describe water as it forms part of spiritual territory, and explain how small hydropower development threatens Mapuche-Williche territory by intervening with water.

Dr. Sarah Kelly attended Portsmouth High School from 1998-2002. During that period, she participated in an exchange program with Portsmouth's sister city in Severodvinsk, Russia, which shaped her trajectory. In 2011, Sarah started masters and doctoral training in Geography at the University of Arizona. Over the last eight years, she has researched issues of water management in the U.S.-Mexico border region and in southern Chile. Her recent ethnographic research addresses hydropower impacts, Indigenous rights, and cartographic practices. Sarah's doctoral research in southern Chile is based in a research relationship with the Alianza Territorial Puelwillimapu, an ancestral Mapuche-Williche alliance. Her dissertation is titled "Articulating Indigenous Rights Amidst Territorial Fragmentation: Small Hydropower Conflicts in the Puelwillimapu, Southern Chile."

Julio Muñoz Uribe (Ragko) holds degrees in Architecture from the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, and in Fine Arts from the Universidad de Chile.

Ragko practices visual arts through a variety of expressions: drawing, wood sculpting, metallurgy, oil painting, graphic design, and video and photography. His artistic practice expresses territory in its multiple dimensions, for example the territory in dreams. In his work, Ragko explores water as a principle element of life and of culture. He dedicates his time to painting professionally, and to conflict resolution in Williche territory.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sarah Jones   603-766-1740   swjones@cityofportsmouth.com
   

JOIN US FOR THIS INTERACTIVE FAMILY STORY TIME including stories, songs, dancing, and other fun activities.

Geared towards children ages 2-6 with an adult, but all are welcome to drop-in and try it out!

A free drop-in program open to PPL members.

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services

Monday July 9, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
   

New attendees welcome

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time For Ages 2 & 3  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

TODDLER TIME engages 2- and 3-year-old children and their adults in stories, finger play, songs, and active games.

A free drop-in program open to library members.

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

Although unlikely, any program may be cancelled to to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

Memoir Writing Group
The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets every other Monday from 10am until noon. All levels of ability are welcome, and currently our group includes beginning writers as well as people who have published. Our purpose is to provide a supportive group environment in which we can write about our past, record our remembrances, and better understand our lives. We believe in positive, constructive, and honest feedback that aims to help each person become a better writer. If this is something that interests you, please contact us to see if there are openings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Fiction Book Club                     

Second Monday of the Month, 1 PM and 7 PM at the library
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July 9 - News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Jiles delivers a taut, evocative story of post–Civil War Texas in this riveting drama of a redeemed captive of the Kiowa tribe. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower, earns his living traveling around, reading news stories to gatherings of townspeople. While reading in Wichita Falls one evening in the winter of 1870, he sees an old acquaintance…

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pollinate New England Workshop  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton     lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Pollinate New England
Garden Installation
Monday July 9
Workshop: 1 – 4 PM
Lecture: 6 – 8:30 PM

How can YOU help the insects, birds and other animals that pollinate our plants and crops?

Portsmouth Public Library is proud to be one of twelve sites in New England chosen for a demonstration pollinator garden. The Pollinate New England initiative is a set of resources provided by the New England Wild Flower Society. To kick off our very own pollinator garden, the library and the Society will host a free workshop and lecture on installation day, Monday July 9.

Sign up for hands-on, in-depth workshop from 1 – 4 PM to learn how to use native plants in your garden to create habitat for pollinators. This program is free but space is limited. Please register at newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs.
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For a primer on the plight of pollinators and the plants that support them, attend an informational lecture from 6 – 8:30 PM. This program is also free, and more space is available, but we ask that you also register at newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs.
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Not available on July 9? Never fear! The society is offering a free online course titled Gardening for Pollinators, through August 3 2018. Or, check out their brand new database of pollinator plants specific to our eco-region at plantfinder.newenglandwild.org/plant-search.

Pollinate New England is made possible by a matching grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and by the generosity of donors. Founded in 1900, New England Wild Flower Society is dedicated to conserving and promoting the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes. The Society is the nation’s oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. The Society’s headquarters, Garden in the Woods, is a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham, Massachusetts, that attracts visitors from all over the world. From this base, 25 staff and many of our 1,200 trained volunteers work throughout New England each year to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and preserve seeds to ensure biological diversity, detect and control invasive species, conduct research, and offer a range of educational programs. The Society also operates a native plant nursery at Nasami Farm in western Massachusetts and has six sanctuaries in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont that are open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pollinate New England Lecture  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton     lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Pollinate New England
Garden Installation
Monday July 9
Workshop: 1 – 4 PM
Lecture: 6 – 8:30 PM

How can YOU help the insects, birds and other animals that pollinate our plants and crops?

Portsmouth Public Library is proud to be one of twelve sites in New England chosen for a demonstration pollinator garden. The Pollinate New England initiative is a set of resources provided by the New England Wild Flower Society. To kick off our very own pollinator garden, the library and the Society will host a free workshop and lecture on installation day, Monday July 9.

Sign up for hands-on, in-depth workshop from 1 – 4 PM to learn how to use native plants in your garden to create habitat for pollinators. This program is free but space is limited. Please register at newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs.
View this event on Facebook!

For a primer on the plight of pollinators and the plants that support them, attend an informational lecture from 6 – 8:30 PM. This program is also free, and more space is available, but we ask that you also register at newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs.
View this event on Facebook!

Not available on July 9? Never fear! The society is offering a free online course titled Gardening for Pollinators, through August 3 2018. Or, check out their brand new database of pollinator plants specific to our eco-region at plantfinder.newenglandwild.org/plant-search.

Pollinate New England is made possible by a matching grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and by the generosity of donors. Founded in 1900, New England Wild Flower Society is dedicated to conserving and promoting the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes. The Society is the nation’s oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. The Society’s headquarters, Garden in the Woods, is a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham, Massachusetts, that attracts visitors from all over the world. From this base, 25 staff and many of our 1,200 trained volunteers work throughout New England each year to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and preserve seeds to ensure biological diversity, detect and control invasive species, conduct research, and offer a range of educational programs. The Society also operates a native plant nursery at Nasami Farm in western Massachusetts and has six sanctuaries in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont that are open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Fiction Book Club                     

Second Monday of the Month, 1 PM and 7 PM at the library
View this event on Facebook!

July 9 - News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Jiles delivers a taut, evocative story of post–Civil War Texas in this riveting drama of a redeemed captive of the Kiowa tribe. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower, earns his living traveling around, reading news stories to gatherings of townspeople. While reading in Wichita Falls one evening in the winter of 1870, he sees an old acquaintance…

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday July 10, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SBA/SBDC Lender Roundtable  
    Contact: Rachael Roderick   603-244-6938   rachael.roderick@sba.gov
   

Meeting for area lenders & economic development organizations

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Intergenerational Story Time!  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

A SUPER SPECIAL STORY HOUR FOR ALL GENERATIONS! 

Miss Jenny is no stranger to doing inclusive story times for ages 3 to 103! We are very fortunate she will bring this special time to the library. Enjoy songs and stories and a variety of fun activities such as bean bags and even a parachute! 

This is a great opportunity for grandparents and great-grandparents, aunts and uncles to enjoy story time along with young children, whether you know each other or not! 

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Echo Hill Condominiums  
    Contact: Jodi   603-580-5192   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookbook Book Club  
    Contact: Christine   603-766-1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Cookbook Book Club

Every Other Month on the Second Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the library

Our bimonthly cookbook book club is a themed potluck meetup! These events require registration. Please call 766-1703 to register. View this event on Facebook!

July 10 – Julia Child or Jacques Pepin
Make any recipe from a book by Julia Child or Jacques Pepin, two icons of French cuisine.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2  
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Andrew Houldsworth   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

For ages 13-18.

Read the book, and then get together with other teens to talk about it! Pretty straightforward, lots of fun!

This book club is a continuation of the teen book club that started at the high school, previously called TLC (Teen Literary Club) so if you had fun doing that, this will be a blast!

This month's book is Loving vs. Virginia, written by Patricia Hruby Powell, artwork by Shadra Strickland.

Stop by the Youth Services Desk to find a copy today!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Youth Services

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Food Solutions NE  
    Contact: Michelle Fox   603-862-8564   
   

Network leadership institute planning.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Lap Time  
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time for Babies engages ages 0 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM PUPPET SHOW with Carol & Crew  
    Contact: Youth Services   6037661740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Our favorite librarian/puppeteer and her delightful puppet crew are doing a show again this summer!

Please save the date and bring along your own crew of puppet-loving kids!

This is a free program open to the public. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Food Solutions NE  
    Contact: Michelle Fox   603-862-8564   
   

Network leadership institute planning.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Medicare Workshop  
    Contact: Marie Brownell   603-437-1992   marie@brownellinsurance.com
   

Options for new and existing Medicare recipients. Presented by Brownell Financial Services Group LLC.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM TEEN ONLY MOVIE: The Last Jedi  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Last Jedi   rated PG

In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Rotten Tomatoes

For ages 13-18. Come in and enjoy a TEEN ONLY screening of an awesome movie! We have movies lined up every Wednesday in July, and the first two Wednesdays in August! 

A free program open to all teens.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1  
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday July 12, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Story Time for ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STORY TIME for ages 3-5 engages children and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program open to library members.

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

Although unlikely, any program may be cancelled to to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   11:05 AM  -  12:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Film: Darkest Hour  
    Contact: Heather Armitage     hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Darkest Hour
Special Showing with Subtitles!
Thursday July 12 | 1:00 PM
2017. Rated PG-13. 125 minutes.

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

This showing will have subtitles for the hard of hearing – or just those pesky British accents!
View this event on Facebook!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Portsmouth Youth Football  
    Contact: Jeff Sheldon   203-451-7165   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Camp Nanowrimo  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Film: Marshall  
    Contact: Heather Armitage     hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Marshall
Thursday July 12 | 6:30 PM
2018. Rated PG-13. 119 minutes.

About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career defining cases.

View this event on Facebook!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday July 13, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friday the 13th Teen Craft/Cemetery Adventure!  
    Contact: Andrew Houldsworth   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Open to ages 13-18!

Come to the library and learn how to make a pendulum used to divine answers from the universe! After which, we will walk up to the South Street Cemetery to look at some cool (and spooky??) stuff, and ask the spirits for the answers to life's big and small questions using our new pendulums...oooOOOooOOoooOoOOOOoooOOooo!!!!!!

After that, we'll head downtown for a sweet treat!

Free. Drop in. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services

Saturday July 14, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read with Chloe or Desey  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Dogs love stories too!

Come cool off in the AC and read with one of our certified Reading Therapy Dogs. Desey and Chloe will alternate weeks to read with you!

Saturdays 11 am to 12 noon.

Children who would like to read will be welcomed to read on a first come-first served basis. All ages are welcome to come say hi!

A huge thank you to Desey's human, Michele Brouillard, and Chloe's human Michael Traister for giving so much of their personal time and for bringing their wonderful dogs to work with budding readers in the library.

Children under 10  years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library.                            Please call ahead for any changes.

This program is free and open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rock On Crafty Kids (R.O.C.K.)  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.org
   

Are you ready to amp up your rockin' craft skills?  Drop in anytime from 11:00-2:00 for a rock themed craft that you can take home with you!

Free and open to the public

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Union Local 228  
    Contact: Zachary Knipe   402-570-9228   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ikebana Demonstration  
    Location: Levenson Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sarah Jones   603-766-1740   swjones@cityofportsmouth.com
   

JOIN US FOR THIS INTERACTIVE FAMILY STORY TIME including stories, songs, dancing, and other fun activities.

Geared towards children ages 2-6 with an adult, but all are welcome to drop-in and try it out!

A free drop-in program open to PPL members.

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM


Monday July 16, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
   

New attendees welcome

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time for ages 2 & 3  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Build your literacy skills with us for stories, singing, dancing and MORE!

For children ages 2-3 with their adult!

Mondays July 2, 9, 16, 23, &30

Thursday August 9 & Tuesday August 14th

Please call ahead for any changes.

Children under 10 must accompanied by an ADULT at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time For Ages 2 & 3  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

TODDLER TIME engages 2- and 3-year-old children and their adults in stories, finger play, songs, and active games.

A free drop-in program open to library members.

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

Although unlikely, any program may be cancelled to to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM KIDS' KARAOKE  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

KIDS' KARAOKE! OPEN MIC FOR ALL AGES!

Do you have a favorite song you love to sing? How would you like to perform it in front of a live audience? We have booked the Levenson Community Room for two Kids' Karaoke events, so you have a better chance of making it to one of them.

1-3 PM Monday July 16 and Wednesday July 18.

Drop in. A free program open to the public. Children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Family Movie: The Cat in the Hat  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Cat in the Hat
Rated PG
1 hour 22 minutes

Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Tuesday July 17, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Garden Story Time  
    Contact: Youth Services    603-766-1740   jfpauly@cityofportsmouth.com
   


 

What kinds of things happen when you are in a garden?  Enjoy stories, songs, and activities that connect you with the natural world right outside our doorstep!

Ages 3-6

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in and outside the library. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Library Garden
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Teen Craft: Rock Art & Jewelry  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

DROP IN TO CREATE ART & JEWELRY FROM ROCKS

FOR AGES 11 AND UP. 

You get it, right? This craft is set up all day, so stop in anytime today!

A free program.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Fun 'N' Games Night  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   molliemulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

FAMILY FUN 'N' GAMES NIGHT WITH G.WILLIKERS!

For ages 4 and up. A visit from G.Willikers! Books & Toys is a library summer tradition (they sometimes comes other times of the year, too!) Every visit has a mystique, as we never know just what they will bring! But whatever they have in mind is sure to get everyone engaged and smiling. 

Drop in between 5 and 7 PM and play with folks who really know how to have fun. 

A free program open to the public.

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

 LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hands and Voices  
    Contact: Natalie Safley   571-239-2139   nataliesafley@gmail.com
   

Resource and networking for parents with children who are deaf and hard of hearing.  

Public is invited

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Christine Friese   6037661703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Nonfiction Book Club               

Third Tuesday of the Month, 7 PM at the library
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July 17 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
In this compelling hybrid of memoir and sociological analysis, Vance digs deep into his upbringing in the hills of Jackson, Ky., and the suburban enclave of Middletown, Ohio. He chronicles with affection—and raw candor—the foibles, shortcomings, and virtues of his family and their own attempts to live their lives as working-class people in a middle-class world.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Biology of Addiction  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Biology of Addiction
Tuesday July 17 | 7 PM
Portsmouth Public Library

And don’t miss Ask a Person in Recovery Anything, Thursday July 19 at 7 PM!

On Tuesday, July 17, join us at the library for The Biology of Addiction with Vanessa Levin, MCP. Vanessa will discuss the latest scientific understanding of addiction and substance use, as well as treatment, with a Q & A to follow. Open to all!

And don’t miss our companion program on Thursday of the same week: Ask A Person in Recovery Anything. Join our diverse group of panelists to ask anything of folks in recovery from substance use! No topic is off limits. The Seacoast community will have an opportunity to engage in a respectful, moderated conversation with their neighbors in recovery. Panelists will speak from personal experience and answer questions about recovery, identity, stigma, family, discrimination, advocacy and health. They will represent a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and models for recovery.

Vanessa Levin is a Master's Level Counseling Psychologist with Addiction Recovery Services in Portsmouth. She has been in the health and human services for over 15 years. She specializes in Addictions, Grief and Loss, Eating Disorders, Anxiety and Depression. Beyond Counseling, Vanessa has continued a successful career in teaching yoga, barre, Pilates, meditation, and personal training. She also maintains a therapeutic massage practice for pre and post op surgeries, cancer treatment, grief/loss, body dysmorphia, and athletic conditioning. John Iudice, director of Addiction Recovery Services, will also be present.

This program is cosponsored by Addiction Recovery Services. Addiction Recovery Services is an intensive outpatient program in Portsmouth and Salem NH that provides group therapy, medication consultation, family education and case management to people with substance use disorders. We support multiple pathways to recovery. For more information go to arsnh.com.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Wednesday July 18, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Lap Time  
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time for Babies engages ages 0 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM KIDS' KARAOKE  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

KIDS' KARAOKE! OPEN MIC FOR ALL AGES!

Do you have a favorite song you love to sing? How would you like to perform it in front of a live audience? We have booked the Levenson Community Room for two Kids' Karaoke events, so you have a better chance of making it to one of them.

1-3 PM Monday July 16 and Wednesday July 18.

Drop in. A free program open to the public. Children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM TEEN ONLY MOVIE: Love Simon  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Love, Simon                                                                                                                                                                    PG 13 109 minutes     

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, The Flash, Supergirl), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli's acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love. Rotten Tomatoes

For ages 13-18. Come in and enjoy a TEEN ONLY screening of an awesome movie! We have movies lined up every Wednesday in July, and the first two Wednesdays in August! 

Free and open to all teens

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LibraryTrustees  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday July 19, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time @ Fuller Gardens  
    Contact: Youth Services    603-766-1740   jfpauly@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Fuller Gardens in North Hampton has partnered with Seacoast public libraries to offer children’s story times in their beautiful gardens.

If you haven't been to Fuller Gardens, here is a great opportunity to visit. Enjoy a library story time in a different setting!

Free and open to the public.

Ages 5 and Up.

 

    Location: Fuller Gardens
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Camp Nanowrimo  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Ask A Person in Recovery Anything  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Ask a Person in Recovery Anything

Thursday July 19 | 7 PM

And join us for The Biology of Addiction, Tuesday July 17 at 7 PM!

On Thursday, July 19, Portsmouth Public Library will host Ask A Person in Recovery Anything. Join our diverse group of panelists to ask anything of folks in recovery from substance use! No topic is off limits. The Seacoast community will have an opportunity to engage in a respectful, moderated conversation with their neighbors in recovery.

Panelists will speak from personal experience and answer questions about recovery, identity, stigma, family, discrimination, advocacy and health. They will represent a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and models for recovery. Open to all!

Ask a Person in Recovery anything will be moderated by Vanessa Levin, MCP. Vanessa is a Master's Level Counseling Psychologist with Addiction Recovery Services in Portsmouth. She has been in the health and human services for over 15 years. She specializes in Addictions, Grief and Loss, Eating Disorders, Anxiety and Depression. Beyond Counseling, Vanessa has continued a successful career in teaching yoga, barre, Pilates, meditation, and personal training. She also maintains a therapeutic massage practice for pre and post op surgeries, cancer treatment, grief/loss, body dysmorphia, and athletic conditioning. John Iudice, director of Addiction Recovery Services, will also be present.

Curious about the latest scientific understanding of addiction and substance use? Join us for a companion lecture with Vanessa, The Biology of Addiction, Tuesday July 17 at 7 PM!

This program is cosponsored by Addiction Recovery Services. Addiction Recovery Services is an intensive outpatient program in Portsmouth and Salem NH that provides group therapy, medication consultation, family education and case management to people with substance use disorders. We support multiple pathways to recovery. For more information go to arsnh.com.

This program is the latest in the Ask Anything series at the Portsmouth Public Library.

You can still view Ask A Trans Person Anything online here: facebook.com/pplnh/videos/1717691921574543/.
And watch Ask An Immigrant Anything online at: facebook.com/pplnh/videos/1931332253543841/.

View this event on Facebook!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Portsmouth Taxpayers  
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   billstl60@aol.com
   

Open to the Public.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Friday July 20, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Cupcake Decorating Contest!  
    Contact: Andrew Houldsworth   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all teens ages 13-18! Compete in a fabulous pastry smackdown!!!!!!!

Okay, that's intense...

This will probably be a cross between Food Network's Cupcake Wars and Netflix's Nailed It, depending on the skills you bring to the table, but either way, super fun!!

Come create confectionary masterpieces based on themes, and compete to win the title of Most Okay Cupcake Decorator!!!

Free and open to all teens.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room

Saturday July 21, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Tutors  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

All levels and ages welcome.

Drop in between 10 to Noon.

Special thanks to students of the PHS Interact Club and the National Honor Society.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Lobby
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM *LEGO Engineers  
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all *LEGO Engineers...

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

Drop in to Youth Services 10 AM - 4 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read with Chloe or Desey  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Dogs love stories too!

Come cool off in the AC and read with one of our certified Reading Therapy Dogs. Desey and Chloe will alternate weeks to read with you!

Saturdays 11 am to 12 noon.

Children who would like to read will be welcomed to read on a first come-first served basis. All ages are welcome to come say hi!

A huge thank you to Desey's human, Michele Brouillard, and Chloe's human Michael Traister for giving so much of their personal time and for bringing their wonderful dogs to work with budding readers in the library.

Children under 10  years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library.                            Please call ahead for any changes.

This program is free and open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rock On Crafty Kids (R.O.C.K.)  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.org
   

Are you ready to amp up your rockin' craft skills?  Drop in anytime from 11:00-2:00 for a rock themed craft that you can take home with you!

Free and open to the public

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Text & Textiles Poetry Reading  
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Exhibit: Text and Textiles
June 21 – July 31
Portsmouth Public Library

July 21, 2 – 4 PM: Poetry Reading (View this event on Facebook!)

The exhibit entitled "Text and Textiles" represents eleven collaborations between poets invited by Alice B. Fogel, poet laureate of NH and artists from the Women's Caucus for Art, NH Chapter. 

The Women's Caucus for Art is a national organization formed in 1972 with the mission to create community through art, education, and social activism. The NH Chapter is one of the most active in the nation with an annual membership of over a hundred member artists from around the state.

The collaborative partnerships were chosen by the poets from among member artists who volunteered for this series of events in September 2017. The term "textiles" is being very loosely applied and the artists involved are free to do work in any medium.  Portsmouth Public Library will host this exhibit from June 21 – July 31. Besides an opening reception on July 2, 6 – 8:30 PM, two more events are scheduled. On July 21, 2 – 4 PM, a poetry reading will be held, and on July 30, 6 – 8:30 PM, artists and poets will talk about their work, the process, collaboration, innovation, and inspiration as a presentation and question and answer session, more of a panel presentation.

Poets and collaborating artists:

  • Kyle Potvin: Brenda Wilbert:
  • Ala Khaki: Debra Claffey: 
  • Mark deCarteret: Donna Catanzaro: 
  • Marnie Cobbs: Kristen Weyrick-Scott:  
  • S Stephanie: Linda Basha Brookshire: 
  • Alice Fogel: Mary Cornog: 
  • Todd Hearon: Maryellen Sakura: 
  • Emma Breslow: Shawna Gibbs:
  • Patrice Pinette: Soosen Dunholter: 
  • Candace Bergstrom: Susan Rock: 
  • Henry Walters: Linda Greenwood
  • Kate Dean: Kate Higley:

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sarah Jones   603-766-1740   swjones@cityofportsmouth.com
   

JOIN US FOR THIS INTERACTIVE FAMILY STORY TIME including stories, songs, dancing, and other fun activities.

Geared towards children ages 2-6 with an adult, but all are welcome to drop-in and try it out!

A free drop-in program open to PPL members.

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM


Monday July 23, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time for ages 2 & 3  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Build your literacy skills with us for stories, singing, dancing and MORE!

For children ages 2-3 with their adult!

Mondays July 2, 9, 16, 23, &30

Thursday August 9 & Tuesday August 14th

Please call ahead for any changes.

Children under 10 must accompanied by an ADULT at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time For Ages 2 & 3  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

TODDLER TIME engages 2- and 3-year-old children and their adults in stories, finger play, songs, and active games.

A free drop-in program open to library members.

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

Although unlikely, any program may be cancelled to to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

Memoir Writing Group
The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets every other Monday from 10am until noon. All levels of ability are welcome, and currently our group includes beginning writers as well as people who have published. Our purpose is to provide a supportive group environment in which we can write about our past, record our remembrances, and better understand our lives. We believe in positive, constructive, and honest feedback that aims to help each person become a better writer. If this is something that interests you, please contact us to see if there are openings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Family Sing-Along Movie: Wizard of Oz  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Wizard of Oz Sing-Along Movie
Rated G
101 minutes

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas in a tornado to a magical land called OzShe embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.

Subtitles will be turned on and singing along is encouraged but not mandatory.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Tuesday July 24, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Bethany Retreat House  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   603-557-7762   
   

Planning meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM AFSCME 1386  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   603-427-1540   
   

union meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Pajama Story Time  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Come in your PJs for a special bedtime story time. (You can come in regular clothes, too.)

For ages 3-6 with an adult. 

A free program. Drop in. 

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the builidng. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Justice Associates  
    Contact: Mark Lienenbach   617-542-9905   marklienenbach@yahoo.com
   

Usually meet at the South Church which is under construction. Not open to the public.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2  
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Move 'N' Groove Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com
   

A ROCKIN' STORY TIME FOR ALL AGES!

Drop in.

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult at all times while in the library.
A free program open to all.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ukulele Class for ages 8 & Up  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   jfpauly@cityofportsmouth.com
   

For ages 8 & Up.Learn basic chords to strum along with your favorite songs. Rock out at the library!

We will provide ukuleles to play, but you may bring your own if you have one!

Signups required. Attending all four sessions is encouraged.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the builidng. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM TEEN ONLY MOVIE: Night at the Museum  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Night at the Museum rated PG

Larry Daley, a down-and-out dreamer whose imaginative ideas have never paid off, finds himself in desperate need of a job. Larry has always believed he was destined for big things. But, he has no idea just how literally gargantuan and hairy a challenge he will face when he grudgingly accepts the supposedly menial graveyard shift as a security guard at the Natural History Museum. On his very first night on the job, Larry is handed an over-sized flashlight and a dog-eared instruction manual, then left all alone in the eerily quiet, cavernous museum. At least, he thinks he's alone. But wait, what's that noise? To his utter astonishment and disbelief, Larry watches in shock and awe as, one by one, the primeval beasts and storied icons that surround him stir magically to life--and total havoc ensues. Now, as Tyrannosaurus Rex and Attila The Hun carve a swath of destruction through the marble corridors, and lions and monkeys prowl the fragile exhibits, Larry is at a loss as to how to get the museum back under control. At his wit's end, Larry must recruit the help of historical heavyweight Teddy Roosevelt just to survive the night. Facing the possibility of losing his job and letting down his son Nick yet again, Larry must wage an incredible battle to save the museum, hoping to become at last the bold, adventurous dad he's always wanted to be. The man who's been forever waiting for his moment of greatness just found it. Rotten Tomatoes

For ages 13-18. Come in and enjoy a TEEN ONLY screening of an awesome movie! We have movies lined up every Wednesday in July, and the first two Wednesdays in August! 

A free program open to all teens.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1  
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday July 26, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wildlife Encounters® Show  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

This Wildlife Encounters® program will feature some of the larger and more exotic ambassador anmals from the Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center & Farm School. 

Wildlife Encounters® presentations educate youth and the public on a wide variety of environmental, animal and personal health & wellness topics, while making a very personal and intimate connection with the “face of nature”!

Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 

What is the Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center & Farm School?

Originally founded in 2004, the Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center & Farm School early-on focused mostly on community education (especially in-school curriculum enrichment) based around live-animal presentations. Wildlife Encounters® programs are delivered by highly skilled & passionate educators and presenters and  feature a wide variety of non-releasable wildlife that were:

  • injured in the wild and not able to survive independently
  • exploited by the illegal trade in wildlife and placed with us by authorities
  • abandoned, abused, neglected or otherwise surrendered former pets
  • captive-bred in a US-based protected environment to participate in public education & species/biodiversity conservation efforts.

The Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center & Farm School is a family & employee-run, community-focused educational organization that is legally operating as a tax-paying limited liability corporation.  Facilities in Rochester, NH are not generally open to the public but may be during certain seasons by appointment. The Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center is not a zoo or production breeding facility. The owner and some staff are however professional members of various zoological, wildlife and conservation entities and many have degrees in biology, ecology, sustainable agriculture, conservation and more! 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Graphica Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The new graphic novel book club!

Read the book, and then come to the meeting and discuss with fellow tween/teens!

This month we will be discussing: 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior written by Mark and Alexis Siegel, art by Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, & Boya Sun

A free program for ages 11 and up. Bring a friend!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Camp Nanowrimo  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Film: Dirty Dancing  
    Contact: Heather Armitage     hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Dirty Dancing
Thursday July 26 | 6:30 PM
1987. Rated PG-13. 101 minutes.

In the summer of 1963, innocent seventeen-year-old Baby vacations with her parents at a Catskills resort. One evening, she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There she meets Johnny, the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday July 27, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday July 28, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read with Chloe or Desey  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Dogs love stories too!

Come cool off in the AC and read with one of our certified Reading Therapy Dogs. Desey and Chloe will alternate weeks to read with you!

Saturdays 11 am to 12 noon.

Children who would like to read will be welcomed to read on a first come-first served basis. All ages are welcome to come say hi!

A huge thank you to Desey's human, Michele Brouillard, and Chloe's human Michael Traister for giving so much of their personal time and for bringing their wonderful dogs to work with budding readers in the library.

Children under 10  years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library.                            Please call ahead for any changes.

This program is free and open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rock On Crafty Kids (R.O.C.K.)  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.org
   

Are you ready to amp up your rockin' craft skills?  Drop in anytime from 11:00-2:00 for a rock themed craft that you can take home with you!

Free and open to the public

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sarah Jones   603-766-1740   swjones@cityofportsmouth.com
   

JOIN US FOR THIS INTERACTIVE FAMILY STORY TIME including stories, songs, dancing, and other fun activities.

Geared towards children ages 2-6 with an adult, but all are welcome to drop-in and try it out!

A free drop-in program open to PPL members.

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM


Monday July 30, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
   

New attendees welcome

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time for ages 2 & 3  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Build your literacy skills with us for stories, singing, dancing and MORE!

For children ages 2-3 with their adult!

Mondays July 2, 9, 16, 23, &30

Thursday August 9 & Tuesday August 14th

Please call ahead for any changes.

Children under 10 must accompanied by an ADULT at all times while in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time For Ages 2 & 3  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

TODDLER TIME engages 2- and 3-year-old children and their adults in stories, finger play, songs, and active games.

A free drop-in program open to library members.

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

Although unlikely, any program may be cancelled to to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Text & Textiles Panel Discussion  
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Exhibit: Text and Textiles
June 21 – July 31
Portsmouth Public Library

July 30, 6 – 8:30 PM: Panel Discussion and Poetry Reading (View this event on Facebook!)

The exhibit entitled "Text and Textiles" represents eleven collaborations between poets invited by Alice B. Fogel, poet laureate of NH and artists from the Women's Caucus for Art, NH Chapter. 

The Women's Caucus for Art is a national organization formed in 1972 with the mission to create community through art, education, and social activism. The NH Chapter is one of the most active in the nation with an annual membership of over a hundred member artists from around the state.

The collaborative partnerships were chosen by the poets from among member artists who volunteered for this series of events in September 2017. The term "textiles" is being very loosely applied and the artists involved are free to do work in any medium.  Portsmouth Public Library will host this exhibit from June 21 – July 31. Besides an opening reception on July 2, 6 – 8:30 PM, two more events are scheduled. On July 21, 2 – 4 PM, a poetry reading will be held, and on July 30, 6 – 8:30 PM, artists and poets will talk about their work, the process, collaboration, innovation, and inspiration as a presentation and question and answer session, more of a panel presentation.

Poets and collaborating artists:

  • Kyle Potvin: Brenda Wilbert:
  • Ala Khaki: Debra Claffey: 
  • Mark deCarteret: Donna Catanzaro: 
  • Marnie Cobbs: Kristen Weyrick-Scott:  
  • S Stephanie: Linda Basha Brookshire: 
  • Alice Fogel: Mary Cornog: 
  • Todd Hearon: Maryellen Sakura: 
  • Emma Breslow: Shawna Gibbs:
  • Patrice Pinette: Soosen Dunholter: 
  • Candace Bergstrom: Susan Rock: 
  • Henry Walters: Linda Greenwood
  • Kate Dean: Kate Higley:

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room

Tuesday July 31, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM STEM Mini-Camp grades 4-6  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STEM Mini-camp with Engineer, Connor Burton!

Tuesday July 31.  9:30-11 AM

For grades 4-6. Sign up required!

This mini camp will explore two engineering adventures with a small break in between.

DownHill Derby: Participants will learn the basics of mechanical design with the help of K’NEX. Students learn the concepts of Potential and Kinetic Energy along with the balance of mass, velocity, and friction as it applies to motion. Student teams construct their cars with the additional challenge of being able to safely deliver a plastic egg to the finish line. We take multiple recorded trials to determine the more efficient K’NEX car design. At the end of the activity teams will have the chance to share their designs with the group.

Drone Delivery - Students are model engineers working for amazon to design a prototype carrying case for their drone delivery system. Student teams purchase the required materials for their chosen design from the parts store with a set budget. We then will simulate a high altitude drop (off a ladder). After the initial trials students have the chance to sell back items and re-design their package. Designs are assessed on the efficiency of the package, both cost and safety. At the end of the activity teams will have the chance to share their designs with the group.

Space is limited. Please call 603-766-1740 to sign up.

**This program is identical to the offering for August 8th.  Please sign up for only ONE.**

For PPL cardholders in grades 4-6 only, please!

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the builidng. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Gerden Story Time  
    Contact: Youth Services    603-766-1740   jfpauly@cityofportsmouth.com
   

What kinds of things happen when you are in a garden?  Enjoy stories, songs, and activities that connect you with the natural world right outside our doorstep!

Ages 3-6

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in and outside the library. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Library Garden
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Port City Makerspace  
    Contact: Chris Wright   207-251-3776   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Speculative Fiction Book Club 

Last Tuesday of the Month, 7 PM at Popovers on the Square!
View this event on Facebook!

July 31 - The Once and Future King by T.H. White
T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Popovers on the Square

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Crochet  
   

Rebecca Marella will be back this summer to teach crochet by making fun projects!  Materials will be provided. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early.

*Must attend all 4 sessions*

*SIGN-UP REQUIRED*

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Lap Time  
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time for Babies engages ages 0 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ukulele Class for ages 8 & Up  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   jfpauly@cityofportsmouth.com
   

For ages 8 & Up.Learn basic chords to strum along with your favorite songs. Rock out at the library!

We will provide ukuleles to play, but you may bring your own if you have one!

Signups required. Attending all four sessions is encouraged.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the builidng. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM TEEN ONLY MOVIE: Black Panther  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Black Panther rated PG13                                                                                                                            135 minutes

"Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the events of "Captain America: Civil War," returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk. Rotten Tomatoes

Come in and enjoy a TEEN ONLY screening of an awesome movie! We have movies lined up every Wednesday in July, and the first two Wednesdays in August! 

A free program open to all teens

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday August 2, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Story Time for ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STORY TIME for ages 3-5 engages children and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program open to library members.

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

Although unlikely, any program may be cancelled to to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Jedi Academy Author Event  
   

Meet Jarrett Krosoczka, author of Jedi Academy and Lunch Lady graphic novels. He will talk about his work, do a live drawing demo, and introduce his newest Jedi Academy graphic novel, The Principal Strikes Back.

This event is free and open to the general public.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday August 3, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Spanish Book Group  
    Contact: Armonia Eddy     armonia.eddy36@gmail.com
   

Spanish book Group is for advanced/fluent Spanish speakers. The group reads books in Spanish and discusses them in Spanish.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM TEEN LOCK-IN!  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Have you ever wanted to take over the library after hours with your friends? Well, now's your chance!

Join us as we hang out, eat snacks, and play games after hours at the library. Sign-up encouraged, even same-day notification helps! Bring all your friends!!!

For ages 13-18

A free program open to all teens

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: All Over the Library!

Saturday August 4, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read with Chloe or Desey  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Dogs love stories too!

Come cool off in the AC and read with one of our certified Reading Therapy Dogs. Desey and Chloe will alternate weeks to read with you!

Saturdays 11 am to 12 noon.

Children who would like to read will be welcomed to read on a first come-first served basis. All ages are welcome to come say hi!

A huge thank you to Desey's human, Michele Brouillard, and Chloe's human Michael Traister for giving so much of their personal time and for bringing their wonderful dogs to work with budding readers in the library.

Children under 10  years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library.                            Please call ahead for any changes.

This program is free and open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rock On Crafty Kids (R.O.C.K.)  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.org
   

Are you ready to amp up your rockin' craft skills?  Drop in anytime from 11:00-2:00 for a rock themed craft that you can take home with you!

Free and open to the public

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sarah Jones   603-766-1740   swjones@cityofportsmouth.com
   

JOIN US FOR THIS INTERACTIVE FAMILY STORY TIME including stories, songs, dancing, and other fun activities.

Geared towards children ages 2-6 with an adult, but all are welcome to drop-in and try it out!

A free drop-in program open to PPL members.

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM


Monday August 6, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
   

New attendees welcome

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

Memoir Writing Group
The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets every other Monday from 10am until noon. All levels of ability are welcome, and currently our group includes beginning writers as well as people who have published. Our purpose is to provide a supportive group environment in which we can write about our past, record our remembrances, and better understand our lives. We believe in positive, constructive, and honest feedback that aims to help each person become a better writer. If this is something that interests you, please contact us to see if there are openings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday August 7, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:00 AM  -  8:30 PM TEEN CRAFT: It's a Surprise!!!  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

IT'S A SURPRISE, I'M NOT TELLING YOU!!!

Come into Youth Services anytime today and check out our surpise craft for teens!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Lap Time  
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time for Babies engages ages 0 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Homestay International  
    Contact: Blaine Matty   2070752-2070   
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Crochet  
   

Rebecca Marella will be back this summer to teach crochet by making fun projects!  Materials will be provided. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early.

*Must attend all 4 sessions*

*SIGN-UP REQUIRED*

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Story Time for ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STORY TIME for ages 3-5 engages children and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program open to library members.

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

Although unlikely, any program may be cancelled to to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ukulele Class for ages 8 & Up  
    Contact: Youth Services    603-766-1740   jfpauly@cityofportsmouth.com
   

For ages 8 & Up.Learn basic chords to strum along with your favorite songs. Rock out at the library!

We will provide ukuleles to play, but you may bring your own if you have one!

Signups required. Attending all four sessions is encouraged.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the builidng. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM STEM Mini-Camp for grades 4-6  
    Contact: Mollie   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STEM Mini-camp with Engineer, Connor Burton!

Wednesday August 8.  2-3:30 PM

For grades 4-6. Sign up required!

This mini camp will explore two engineering adventures with a small break in between.

DownHill Derby: Participants will learn the basics of mechanical design with the help of K’NEX. Students learn the concepts of Potential and Kinetic Energy along with the balance of mass, velocity, and friction as it applies to motion. Student teams construct their cars with the additional challenge of being able to safely deliver a plastic egg to the finish line. We take multiple recorded trials to determine the more efficient K’NEX car design. At the end of the activity teams For grades 4-6 - sign up required

This mini camp will explore two engineering adventures with a small break in between.

DownHill Derby: Participants will learn the basics of mechanical design with the help of K’NEX. Students learn the concepts of Potential and Kinetic Energy along with the balance of mass, velocity, and friction as it applies to motion. Student teams construct their cars with the additional challenge of being able to safely deliver a plastic egg to the finish line. We take multiple recorded trials to determine the more efficient K’NEX car design. At the end of the activity teams will have the chance to share their designs with the group.

Drone Delivery - Students are model engineers working for amazon to design a prototype carrying case for their drone delivery system. Student teams purchase the required materials for their chosen design from the parts store with a set budget. We then will simulate a high altitude drop (off a ladder). After the initial trials students have the chance to sell back items and re-design their package. Designs are assessed on the efficiency of the package, both cost and safety. At the end of the activity teams will have the chance to share their designs with the group.

Space is limited- please call 603-766-1740 to sign up.

**This program is identical to the offering for July 31st.  Please sign up for only ONE.**

For PPL cardholders in grades 4-6 only, please!

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the builidng. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Room
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1  
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday August 9, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Red Cross Blood Drive  
    Contact: Brenda Lewis   603-305-0331   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room

Friday August 10, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Reading Buddies -- a summer reading favorite! 

Volunteers ages 10+up will read with younger Reading Buddies ages 2-6.

Come cool off in the AC and pick some favorite stories. Buddies will read together on a first come-first served basis. It is time to cozy in because LIBRARIES ROCK!!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop in 11 AM -12 PM. 

June 25 - August 10

Are you 10 or older and interested in being a Reading Buddy Volunteer? Come to the Youth Services desk to apply and choose your time slots! 

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

FREE and open to PPL members. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday August 11, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read with Chloe or Desey  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Dogs love stories too!

Come cool off in the AC and read with one of our certified Reading Therapy Dogs. Desey and Chloe will alternate weeks to read with you!

Saturdays 11 am to 12 noon.

Children who would like to read will be welcomed to read on a first come-first served basis. All ages are welcome to come say hi!

A huge thank you to Desey's human, Michele Brouillard, and Chloe's human Michael Traister for giving so much of their personal time and for bringing their wonderful dogs to work with budding readers in the library.

Children under 10  years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library.                            Please call ahead for any changes.

This program is free and open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rock On Crafty Kids (R.O.C.K.)  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.org
   

Are you ready to amp up your rockin' craft skills?  Drop in anytime from 11:00-2:00 for a rock themed craft that you can take home with you!

Free and open to the public

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sarah Jones   603-766-1740   swjones@cityofportsmouth.com
   

JOIN US FOR THIS INTERACTIVE FAMILY STORY TIME including stories, songs, dancing, and other fun activities.

Geared towards children ages 2-6 with an adult, but all are welcome to drop-in and try it out!

A free drop-in program open to PPL members.

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM


Monday August 13, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
   

New attendees welcome

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Fiction Book Club                     

Second Monday of the Month, 1 PM and 7 PM at the library
View this event on Facebook!

August 13 - Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
The gulf that separates expatriate Bengali parents from their American-raised children—and that separates the children from India remains Lahiri's subject for this follow-up to Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake… Lahiri's stories of exile, identity, disappointment and maturation evince a spare and subtle mastery that has few contemporary equals.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Sr Transportation Information Session  
    Contact: Brinn Sullivan   610-4433   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Fiction Book Club                     

Second Monday of the Month, 1 PM and 7 PM at the library
View this event on Facebook!

August 13 - Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
The gulf that separates expatriate Bengali parents from their American-raised children—and that separates the children from India remains Lahiri's subject for this follow-up to Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake… Lahiri's stories of exile, identity, disappointment and maturation evince a spare and subtle mastery that has few contemporary equals.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday August 14, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Time For Ages 2 & 3  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

TODDLER TIME engages 2- and 3-year-old children and their adults in stories, finger play, songs, and active games.

A free drop-in program open to library members.

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

Although unlikely, any program may be cancelled to to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2  
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Room

Wednesday August 15, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Crochet  
   

Rebecca Marella will be back this summer to teach crochet by making fun projects!  Materials will be provided. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early.

*Must attend all 4 sessions*

*SIGN-UP REQUIRED*

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Lap Time  
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Lap Time for Babies engages ages 0 to 24 months and their adult caregivers in early language activities, such as lap games, songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories.

Free and open to PPL members.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ukulele Class for ages 8 & Up  
    Contact: Youth Services    603-766-1740   jfpauly@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

For ages 8 & Up.Learn basic chords to strum along with your favorite songs. Rock out at the library!

We will provide ukuleles to play, but you may bring your own if you have one!

Signups required. Attending all four sessions is encouraged.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the builidng. Please call ahead for any changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM TEEN ONLY MOVIE: Infinity War  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Avengers: Infinity War                                                                                                                                         rated PG-13 156 minutes

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Rotten Tomatoes

For ages 13-18. Come in and enjoy a TEEN ONLY screening of an awesome movie! We have movies lined up every Wednesday in July, and the first two Wednesdays in August! 

A free program open to all teens

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room

Thursday August 16, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:30 AM  -  2:00 PM NH School Library Media Assoc.  
    Contact: Rachel Hopkins   603-427-5105   
   

Annual board retreat

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Story Time for ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

STORY TIME for ages 3-5 engages children and their adults in stories, songs, games and active play.

A free drop-in program open to library members.

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

Although unlikely, any program may be cancelled to to unforseen circumstances. Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Graphica Teen Book Club (11 and up)  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The new graphic novel book club!

Read the book, and then come to the meeting and discuss with fellow tween/teens!

This month we will be discussing: Brave by Svetlana Chmakova

A free program for ages 11 and up. Bring a friend!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday August 17, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday August 18, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM *LEGO Engineers  
    Contact: Youth Services   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Calling all *LEGO Engineers...

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

Drop in to Youth Services 10 AM - 4 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read with Chloe or Desey  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Dogs love stories too!

Come cool off in the AC and read with one of our certified Reading Therapy Dogs. Desey and Chloe will alternate weeks to read with you!

Saturdays 11 am to 12 noon.

Children who would like to read will be welcomed to read on a first come-first served basis. All ages are welcome to come say hi!

A huge thank you to Desey's human, Michele Brouillard, and Chloe's human Michael Traister for giving so much of their personal time and for bringing their wonderful dogs to work with budding readers in the library.

Children under 10  years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library.                            Please call ahead for any changes.

This program is free and open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room

Monday August 20, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
   

New attendees welcome

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

Memoir Writing Group
The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets every other Monday from 10am until noon. All levels of ability are welcome, and currently our group includes beginning writers as well as people who have published. Our purpose is to provide a supportive group environment in which we can write about our past, record our remembrances, and better understand our lives. We believe in positive, constructive, and honest feedback that aims to help each person become a better writer. If this is something that interests you, please contact us to see if there are openings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday August 21, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Medicare Workshop  
    Contact: Marie Brownell   603-437-1992   marie@brownellinsurance.com
   

Options for new and existing Medicare recipients. Presented by Brownell Financial Services Group LLC.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Christine Friese   6037661703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Nonfiction Book Club               

Third Tuesday of the Month, 7 PM at the library
View this event on Facebook!

August 21 – Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Writing with wit and verve, Harari, professor of history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, attempts to explain how Homo sapiens came to be the dominant species on Earth as well as the sole representative of the human genus. He notes that from roughly two million years ago until about 10,000 years ago, we were not the only humans on the planet; many species preceded us, and some overlapped our tenure. Harari argues persuasively that three revolutions explain our current situation.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday August 22, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Crochet  
   

Rebecca Marella will be back this summer to teach crochet by making fun projects!  Materials will be provided. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early.

*Must attend all 4 sessions*

*SIGN-UP REQUIRED*

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1  
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Andrew Houldsworth   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

For ages 13-18. Read the book, and then get together with other teens to talk about it! Pretty straightforward, lots of fun!

This book club is a continuation of the teen book club that started at the high school, previously called TLC (Teen Literary Club) so if you had fun doing that, this will be a blast!

This month's book is Love & Gelato, by Jenna Evans Welch

Stop by the Youth Services Desk to find a copy today!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services

Thursday August 23, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Cornerstone at Hampton - Dementia Education and Information Session  
    Contact: Sarah Kearney   603-929-6300   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM NH Granit  
    Contact: Rebecca Bannon   603-312-0694   
   

NH Statewside Airial Imagery Needs Assessment Input Session. 

Opportunity for public input concerning a statewide plan for regular acquisition of aerial photography.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Portsmouth Taxpayers  
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   billstl60@aol.com
   

Open to the Public.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Friday August 24, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is our LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday August 25, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program for ages 5-12.

Spend time reading this summer and earn a Disco Dollar for every hour you read. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and get your summer reading log. Bring your log to The Bebop Co-Op and shop. There is no deadline for signing up. You may earn up to 50 Disco Dollars in this program.

The Bebop Co-Op is a summer reading incentive store located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers.  A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                        Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockin' Readers ages 3-5  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

ROCKIN' READERS! for ages 3 -5.                                                                                                                                 

This is a summer literacy program just for preschoolers! Bring your child to the Youth Services desk and receive your activity sheet. There is no deadline for signing up. Can you complete all 10 challenges together?

A free program for PPL members.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM 

 

   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM NH Satsang  
    Contact: Marsha Foster   603-749-6531   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read with Chloe or Desey  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Dogs love stories too!

Come cool off in the AC and read with one of our certified Reading Therapy Dogs. Desey and Chloe will alternate weeks to read with you!

Saturdays 11 am to 12 noon.

Children who would like to read will be welcomed to read on a first come-first served basis. All ages are welcome to come say hi!

A huge thank you to Desey's human, Michele Brouillard, and Chloe's human Michael Traister for giving so much of their personal time and for bringing their wonderful dogs to work with budding readers in the library.

Children under 10  years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library.                            Please call ahead for any changes.

This program is free and open to the public.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Bebop Co-Op summer reading store  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

The Bebop Co-Op is a LIBRARIES ROCK! reading incentive store for kids ages 5-12 who are doing the summer reading program. It's located in Youth Services and managed by teen volunteers. A large variety of mostly donated items makes for a unique shopping experience for kids only.  We welcome donations of kid-friendly items in excellent condition (no clothing, please).

The Bebop Co-Op will be open from July 5 - August 25.                                                                                      Hours: Mo-Th 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-8 PM; Fr 11 AM - 2 PM; Sa 11 AM - 1 PM

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room

Monday August 27, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
   

New attendees welcome

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Affairs Discussion Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   6037661710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday August 28, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Justice Associates  
    Contact: Mark Lienenbach   617-542-9905   marklienenbach@yahoo.com
   

Usually meet at the South Church which is under construction. Not open to the public.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2  
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speculative Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Speculative Fiction Book Club 

Last Tuesday of the Month, 7 PM at Popovers on the Square!
View this event on Facebook!

August 28 - Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Kivrin, a history student at Oxford in 2048, travels back in time to a 14th-century English village, despite a host of misgivings on the part of her unofficial tutor. When the technician responsible for the procedure falls prey to a 21st-century epidemic, he accidentally sends Kivrin back not to 1320 but to 1348--right into the path of the Black Death.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Popovers on the Square

Wednesday August 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Democrats  
    Contact: Don Margeson   603-436-6140   
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday August 30, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday August 31, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Italian Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday September 1, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED - LABOR DAY  
   

The library is closed Labor Day weekend (Saturday, Sunday, Monday). The book drop is available for returns. Please checkout our downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, films, music and more:

https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/library/borrow-download

    Location: All Over the Library!

Sunday September 2, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED - LABOR DAY  
   

The library is closed Labor Day weekend (Saturday, Sunday, Monday). The book drop is available for returns. Please checkout our downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, films, music and more:

https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/library/borrow-download

    Location: Location Varies

Monday September 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED - LABOR DAY  
   

The library is closed Labor Day weekend (Saturday, Sunday, Monday). The book drop is available for returns. Please checkout our downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, films, music and more:

https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/library/borrow-download

    Location: Location Varies

Wednesday September 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   5:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Police Commission Seminar  
    Contact: Kathy Levesque   603-610-7423   
   

Public is invited

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday September 6, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cornerstone VNA and Hospice  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   5:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Police Commission Seminar  
    Contact: Kathy Levesque   603-610-7423   
   

Public is invited

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday September 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

Memoir Writing Group
The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets every other Monday from 10am until noon. All levels of ability are welcome, and currently our group includes beginning writers as well as people who have published. Our purpose is to provide a supportive group environment in which we can write about our past, record our remembrances, and better understand our lives. We believe in positive, constructive, and honest feedback that aims to help each person become a better writer. If this is something that interests you, please contact us to see if there are openings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Titles will be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Titles will be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday September 11, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookbook Book Club  
    Contact: Christine   603-766-1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Cookbook Book Club!

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

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

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

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2  
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1  
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday September 13, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cornerstone VNA and Hospice  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Martyn Wyndham Read Concert  
   

Martyn Wyndham-Read has been involved with folk music for over forty years. In his late teens he left his mother’s farm in Sussex and headed off, with his guitar, to Australia where he worked on a sheep station Emu Springs in South Australia. It was while he was there that he heard, first hand, the old songs sung by some of the station hands at Emu Springs and he became captivated by these songs and the need to know more of them and where they came from grew.

He headed off to Melbourne and became part of the folk song revival there and throughout Australia during the early1960’s..

Back to England in 1967 where he met up with the renowned singer and song collector Bert Lloyd, who himself had spent time in Australia. Martyn was asked by Bert Lloyd to be part of the album ‘Leviathan’ on the Topic label and soon after he started recording for Bill Leader and touring extensively worldwide.

In the early 1970’s Martyn started the ‘Maypoles to Mistletoe’ concerts which portray the seasons of the year through song, music, dance and verse and illustration. Martyn is also the instigator of the well known Song Links Project,

Martyn is currently working with Shirley Collins on a production called ‘Down the Lawson Track’ featuring stories, poems/songs of the great Australian Poet of the People, Henry Lawson with Pip Barnes, Iris Bishop, Gary Holder and Jackie Oates.

His CD Jackeroo portrays his life so far through songs both old and new.

Some YouTube clips of his performances include:

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday September 14, 2018
   8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday September 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday September 16, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Monday September 17, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday September 18, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lion's Club  
    Contact: Stephan Smith   603-498-1709   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Christine Friese   6037661703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Titles to be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday September 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Sr Transportation Information Session  
    Contact: Brinn Sullivan   610-4433   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LibraryTrustees  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday September 20, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cornerstone VNA and Hospice  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Portsmouth Taxpayers  
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   billstl60@aol.com
   

Open to the Public.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday September 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM NH Satsang  
    Contact: Marsha Foster   603-749-6531   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Sunday September 23, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Monday September 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

Memoir Writing Group
The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets every other Monday from 10am until noon. All levels of ability are welcome, and currently our group includes beginning writers as well as people who have published. Our purpose is to provide a supportive group environment in which we can write about our past, record our remembrances, and better understand our lives. We believe in positive, constructive, and honest feedback that aims to help each person become a better writer. If this is something that interests you, please contact us to see if there are openings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday September 25, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2  
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday September 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1  
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday September 27, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cornerstone VNA and Hospice  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday September 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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
   10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday September 30, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Monday October 1, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Titles will be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Titles will be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday October 2, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Room

Wednesday October 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Thursday October 4, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cornerstone VNA and Hospice  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Employee Flu Clinic  
    Contact: Kelly Harper   603-610-4478   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday October 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday October 9, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2  
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1  
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday October 11, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cornerstone VNA and Hospice  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday October 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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 14, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday October 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

Memoir Writing Group
The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets every other Monday from 10am until noon. All levels of ability are welcome, and currently our group includes beginning writers as well as people who have published. Our purpose is to provide a supportive group environment in which we can write about our past, record our remembrances, and better understand our lives. We believe in positive, constructive, and honest feedback that aims to help each person become a better writer. If this is something that interests you, please contact us to see if there are openings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday October 16, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lion's Club  
    Contact: Stephan Smith   603-498-1709   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Christine Friese   6037661703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Titles to be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday October 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LibraryTrustees  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday October 18, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cornerstone VNA and Hospice  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday October 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Monday October 22, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday October 23, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM AFSCME 1386  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   603-427-1540   
   

union meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2  
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday October 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1  
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday October 25, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cornerstone VNA and Hospice  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo   603-332-1133 x239   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday October 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM NH Satsang  
    Contact: Marsha Foster   603-749-6531   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

Memoir Writing Group
The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets every other Monday from 10am until noon. All levels of ability are welcome, and currently our group includes beginning writers as well as people who have published. Our purpose is to provide a supportive group environment in which we can write about our past, record our remembrances, and better understand our lives. We believe in positive, constructive, and honest feedback that aims to help each person become a better writer. If this is something that interests you, please contact us to see if there are openings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Wednesday October 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday November 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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 5, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Titles will be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   6034271540   ccokhuysen@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Titles will be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday November 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

Memoir Writing Group
The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets every other Monday from 10am until noon. All levels of ability are welcome, and currently our group includes beginning writers as well as people who have published. Our purpose is to provide a supportive group environment in which we can write about our past, record our remembrances, and better understand our lives. We believe in positive, constructive, and honest feedback that aims to help each person become a better writer. If this is something that interests you, please contact us to see if there are openings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Tuesday November 13, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookbook Book Club  
    Contact: Christine   603-766-1703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Portsmouth Public Library's Cookbook Book Club!

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

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

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

Titles to be announced.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2  
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1  
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday November 15, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday November 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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 18, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Monday November 19, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday November 20, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lion's Club  
    Contact: Stephan Smith   603-498-1709   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Christine Friese   6037661703   ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Titles to be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday November 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday November 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    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 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

Memoir Writing Group
The Memoir Writers Group at PPL meets every other Monday from 10am until noon. All levels of ability are welcome, and currently our group includes beginning writers as well as people who have published. Our purpose is to provide a supportive group environment in which we can write about our past, record our remembrances, and better understand our lives. We believe in positive, constructive, and honest feedback that aims to help each person become a better writer. If this is something that interests you, please contact us to see if there are openings.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Weekly Meditation  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766 1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday November 27, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #2  
    Contact: Ginny Davis      ginrae2003@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday November 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches Needlework Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603 766 1710   skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
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